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A Virgin Disses DRACULA? Not on MY Watch!

I’ll cut her a little bit of slack, since she’s a friend of mine. But still, this is DRACULA we’re talking about. Of course the character is not bound by and contained exclusively in the novel in which he made his debut, so I could rationalize that Ms. Erin Chapman is not dissing Dracula so…

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Josh Hartnett as Ethan Chandler, Eva Green as Vanessa Ives, Danny Sapani as Sembene, Harry Treadaway as Dr. Victor Frankenstein and Timothy Dalton as Sir Malcolm in Penny Dreadful (season 1, episode 8). - Photo:  Jonathan Hession/SHOWTIME - Photo ID:  PennyDreadful_108_0011
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The Perils of PENNY DREADFUL

Having only recently discovered and fallen madly in love with PENNY DREADFUL, I find myself suffering from a terrible malady. I bought seasons one and two, and was able to watch them at my leisure. Problem is, I’m now hooked. I’m jonesing for more. You might be wondering, as PENNY DREADFUL season number three just…

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The Coral Castle of Florida

Located just outside Miami is an edifice worth exploring for all purveyors and aficionados of the strange and unusual, the Coral Castle. It isn’t really a “castle,” as it doesn’t have a roof. Only one small two-story building, a part of the overall structure, has a roof on it, or floors. It would be more…

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A visit to WOLF’S MUSEUM OF MYSTERY 2, Part Three

Having discussed my initial discovery of WOLF’S MUSEUM OF MYSTERY in Saint Augustine, Florida, and my initial reticence to go inside (look, I had a headache, okay?), what, then, does the M.O.M. have to offer, of the vampire variety? For one thing—though this isn’t actually a good thing—the movie playing in the upstairs theater (available…

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The Exploding Monk

As part of a recent vacation, your intrepid reporter took a ghost tour of historic Saint Augustine, Florida, America’s oldest city. This is a city where the streets—and this is well documented—run right over mass graves of Yellow Fever victims, where history hangs as palpable as the humidity in the coastal air, where it is…

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A Visit to America’s Most Haunted City

It’s a close competition, to my mind, as to which American city has the most ghosts, New Orleans or Saint Augustine. I’d have to give the edge to St. Augustine, though, both because it’s older and because it has the bloodier history. Several centuries worth of massacres, disease outbreaks, Indian uprisings and pirate raids have…

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The Original RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT

I’ve been a fan of Ripley’s Believe It Or Not since I was a little kid, watching the TV show, hosted by Jack Palance, in the early 80s. If I ever find myself in a tourist town and if said town has a Ripley’s museum, I’ll probably check it out. They’re all a little bit…

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A visit to WOLF’S MUSEUM OF MYSTERY 2, Part Two

Continuing my chronicle of my visit to the above-mentioned establishment, and why I almost passed it up: Also, there was maggot rock blaring from the two speakers on the porch. Since I quoted from THE ART OF WAR to make my earlier point, allow me to quote from the underrated Horror/Comedy JENNIFER’S BODY to make…

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A visit to WOLF’S MUSEUM OF MYSTERY 2, Part One

This doesn’t mean there are TWO venues called WOLF’S MUSEUM OF MYSTERY, and that I visited the second of the pair. No, there is only one. This article is titled as it is because I wrote about my visit to the MUSEUM OF MYSTERY over at our sister site, WEREWOLVES.COM, and I titled that series…

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A LEGITIMATE new version of DRACULA

“Legitimate” in that it was written by Bram Stoker himself (kinda, sorta, not really), and “new” in that it is only now being made available to the reading public (Except for Iceland.) How is this possible, over a century after Stoker’s novel first saw print? We can credit Stoker researcher Hans de Roos for that….

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Interview with Director of KILD-TV William Collins

I had the chance to chat with William Collins, the director of KILD-TV, the feature film which won the award for Best Picture at LEGLESS CORPSE FILM FESTIVAL this past weekend (April 23rd and 24th at Somerville Playhouse in north Alabama). I found him to be a charming gentleman—who moved to the Unites States from…

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Review: LEGLESS CORPSE FILM FESTIVAL: KILD-TV

KILD-TV won the award for best feature film at this past weekend’s LEGLESS CORPSE FILM FESTIVAL in Alabama, and deservedly so. It’s a superb effort, with a clever storyline and good acting. Remember those wacky old late night TV Horror movie hosts, of which Elvira is the most famous? Add to that august company one…

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