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In Celebration of Schreck

(And NO, we are not talking about the chubby green cartoon character.) I remember reading, in an actual magazine, which is what people did in those long-ago (not really), long-gone (certainly) days before the Internet, while Francis Ford Coppolla was busy filming BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA, that actor Gary Oldman, cast in the lead role, a…

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Killer Identified—after 350 Years

And in this week’s biggest “Duh!” moment, the disease that caused the great plague of London in 1665-1666 has been conclusively identified as…the Plague! Yep, now we know. Of course we already knew, but now we know for sure, sure. It was the Plague. So glad that mystery is solved! Yeah, alright, I’m being facetious….

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THE STRAIN – Goin’ its own way

I’ve not read the STRAIN novels by Chuck Hogan and Guillermo del Toro. I made a deliberate decision when I chose to delve into the TV series that I didn’t want to know ahead of time what was going to happen. I wanted to experience everything fresh, not knowing where the story was going. As…

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Clowns, Clowns, Everywhere Clowns!

If you suffer from Coulrophobia, you might want to stop reading now. You’ve probably heard it in the news, that a clown, or clowns, plural, is/are lurking in the woods around Greenville, South Carolina, trying to lure children into those same woods. Now there are reports of freaky clowns showing up in other places, too,…

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Blood – Give Till It Hurts!

It only hurts a LITTLE. Just a tiny little prick when the needle enters the vein. If you’re bothered by the sight, just don’t look at it. Then you get juice and a cookie afterwards, and the knowledge that you’ve done a good deed. I’m talking about giving blood. I myself can’t do it, as…

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The True Story Behind STRANGER THINGS

It seems the original working title for the hit Netflix series STRANGER THINGS was MONTAUK, which informs us that it was inspired by the real-life supposed incident known as Project Montauk. Yes, you read that correctly. Real-life supposed. As in, it is something that is SUPPOSED to be true here in our real world. It’s…

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Color THE STRAIN. Again.

I’m doing another article on this page (see source link blow) that allows you to color your own images and portraits from THE STRAIN because it gives me the opportunity to show off another of my own masterpieces. Pictured is Quinlan, rendered by my expert hand, or mouse, in such vibrant and complex hues. One…

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THE STRAIN -- "The Born" Ep. 207 -- Pictured Rupert Penry-Jones as Quinlan. CR: Michael Gibson/FX

Ruminations on THE STRAIN Season Three, Episode Three

Holy shit! I did NOT see that coming! Quinlan killed the Master! Wait, doesn’t that mean Quinlan will die, too? He said he’d die if he killed the Master. Sounds kinda like the deal with Harry Potter and Voldemort, doesn’t it? Where if one died the other would die? I was never a big Harry…

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The Mummy Was a Babe

There’s nothing overtly vampiric about them, in general, but can I just say that those forensic recreations creep the ever-livin’ hell outta me? I’m talking about those times when a skull of a murder victim is found, and they don’t know the victim’s identity. A forensic sculptor can somehow determine what that person looked like…

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Bring Bram Home!

I’ve reported on this before, but it needs repeating. The BRAM STOKER BRONZE BUST PROJECT is entering the home stretch, and it’s almost there in terms of the funds it needs to raise. The bust is almost completed, and the plan is to place it in the Dublin Writer’s Museum in Ireland on November 8th…

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Goodbye to Gene Wilder

There weren’t any vampires in YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, but I do hope you’ll all indulge me on this one. I wanted to pay tribute to a true legend, a comedic genius, and though his links to the subject matter here on this site are tangential—Frankenstein has fought Dracula in other movies, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN was made to…

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THE STRAIN Season 3 Episode 2 Review

I think I’m gong to start doing this each week, posting a review immediately following my viewing of THE STRAIN. Or more like a color commentary. It won’t really be a review, since it’s a foregone conclusion that I’m going to love it, thus a review would be redundant. (And I really hope I’m not…

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