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Pluto Bequeathed a Terrific Horrific Legacy

Since Pluto is named for the Roman god of the underworld, the names of its features are receiving monikers based on subterranean and suboceanic characters from fiction and mythology. Oh, those wacky scientists. First they go and name the planet “Pluto,” after the Roman god of the underworld. Or Mickey Mouse’s dog. I’ve never been…

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Row, row, row your coffin . . .

Several sightings of man in full funeral attire using a coffin for a stand-up paddle board leaves witnesses confused and freaked out I’d give the guy props if he wasn’t doing this so close to a hospice facility. This latter fact makes it a pretty mean-spirited joke, whereas it would otherwise have just been theatrical…

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Wait, I just bought WHAT?!

“This sort of event has never occurred before.” Ready-made plot for a new Horror movie or novel, here. Stephen King’s probably already on it. The premise: Hapless thrift store shopper unwittingly buys an old locket, which she discovers contains the cremated remains of someone’s departed relative. Yeah, this really happened, and in real-life it’s sad,…

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THE STRAIN – First Bite

Take a behind-the-scenes look at the creature shop, where all the gory magic happens on the set of FX’s ‘The Strain.’ I’m a little late to the table where THE STRAIN is concerned. It’s not that I didn’t expect to love it, just that I’m seldom home on Sunday nights and don’t possess recording capabilities….

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Guano Feeds Killer Plants In Borneo – The Symbiotic Relationship Between a Pair of Predators

A carnivorous plant in Borneo signals its location to bats that then hang from its sides and fertilize the ground with their guano. Whether you believe in the existence of a divine Creator or you attribute the intricacies of life on this planet to happenstance and the process of evolution, stretched out over an unimaginable…

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Don’t Dis(criminate Against) the Vampires!

A new study claims that self-identified vampires are reluctant to tell others about their lifestyle for fear of being ostracized.  It’s gonna happen. Count on it. There’s gonna be a lawsuit filed by someone somewhere claiming they were discriminated against because they are a vampire. And why not? The law must protect the rights of…

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Death of an “Expert”

Rimer’s passing has led to an lively online conversation among Pagan and vampire groups. Many of these groups regarded Rimer as a political enemy and some individuals expressed relief that Rimer will not be holding any more seminars.  Ah, the 80s, the decade of my childhood, the greatest decade, as far as I’m concerned. How…

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Please allow me to introduce myself . . .

One book at the National Library of Sweden stands out among the rest: the Codex Gigas. Bound in wood, consisting of 620 pages that are each nearly three feet long, and weighing in at 165 pounds, it is quite a hefty tome. But it’s not the size of the Codex Gigas that is its most intriguing…

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Oh, no, they did-un!

The skull of legendary vampire film director FW Murnau was reported missing from his family plot, as some speculate possible occult motives for theft Actually this is really sad. So disrespectful to the man and his legacy, his fans and his family. Candle wax found at the scene leads investigators to suspect some occult motive…

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Did Jack the Ripper influence Bram Stoker to make some serious edits to DRACULA? Seriously?

DRACULA HAD to be rewritten after the police fiasco over the Jack the Ripper murders showed Scotland Yard was no place for heroes, one of Bram Stoker’s descendants revealed. Sorry, folks, but this one is pure bupkis. Dacre Stoker, the great-grandnephew of Bram Stoker, author of DRACULA (as if you didn’t already know that) has…

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What a final resting place–stuffed inside a giant concrete owl!

The media tycoon asked White to design and build his tomb. But this was to be no ordinary mausoleum. Bennett Jr. had something fantastic in mind for his final resting place: a sarcophagus soaring 200 feet into the New York skyline in the form of an owl. It’s as close to a universal constant as…

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Bad Books

A list of eerie, creepy books and grimoires ranging from 10th century black magic and demonic evocations to modern writings taken from insane asylums and posthumous 15,000 page manuscripts about child torture. Does your library need updating? Personally speaking, I love books and I love Horror, so merging the two is guaranteed to pique my…

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