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THE CHOSEN Part Four: A GUIDED TOUR OF THE ABYSS, DISCOUNT PRICED Chapter 18

Deb dropped the handgun, rushing over to where Gale lay. She lifted the doctor’s head, cradling her. She checked for and located a pulse. Deb held her until Gale’s eyes fluttered open. “Deb?!” Gale grabbed her, returning the embrace. “Thank God!” She stiffened. “What happened to that man?!” She saw Charlie Drenth, dead a few…Continue readingTHE CHOSEN Part Four: A GUIDED TOUR OF THE ABYSS, DISCOUNT PRICED Chapter 18

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THE CHOSEN Part Four: A GUIDED TOUR OF THE ABYSS, DISCOUNT PRICED Chapter 17

“Gonna s-split you in h-half bitch!” Charlie blubbered, crawling over to her. “S-s-split you in h-half!” He knelt above her, raising the knife. Charlie felt something hit him in the back, punching out through his chest. As he heard the report of the gunshot, he looked down to see a spray of blood as a…Continue readingTHE CHOSEN Part Four: A GUIDED TOUR OF THE ABYSS, DISCOUNT PRICED Chapter 17

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King Kong and Jason

Adam Wingard is a big ol’ geek, a true Horror mark. His recent success story GODZILLA VS. KONG is full of easter eggs, little homages to past entries in the pantheon of Godzilla and King Kong movies. Turns out there are other references, too, the way Michael Dougherty put visual references to other Horror classics…Continue readingKing Kong and Jason

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THE LOST BOYS and the Pretty Woman

Jason Patric (Michael) and Kiefer Sutherland (David) became bosom buddies on the set of THE LOST BOYS. Fast forward three years to when Kiefer hooked up with his costar from FLATLINERS (the original, obviously) Julia Roberts. Julia was hotter than hot at the time thanks to the success of PRETTY WOMAN (also released in 1990).…Continue readingTHE LOST BOYS and the Pretty Woman

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The Next Marvel Big Bad: Cthulhu?

There are leaks and rumors on top of leaks and rumors. Willem Dafoe returning as the Green Goblin, for example. There’s some reason to suspect this one is true: It does look like Marvel might be setting up a “Dark Avengers” team, with that evil version of Captain America already in play. And in the…Continue readingThe Next Marvel Big Bad: Cthulhu?

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THE CHOSEN Part Four: A GUIDED TOUR OF THE ABYSS, DISCOUNT PRICED Chapter 16

Charlie had reached the same conclusion. The little patch of trees could not shield her for long. If she left their cover, she’d provide an easy target in the scraggy grass. He had Gale trapped like a rabbit under a bush. Charlie got up, wiping his hands on his pants. He picked up his gun…Continue readingTHE CHOSEN Part Four: A GUIDED TOUR OF THE ABYSS, DISCOUNT PRICED Chapter 16

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THE CHOSEN Part Four: A GUIDED TOUR OF THE ABYSS, DISCOUNT PRICED Chapter 15

On the field ahead, Gale had shaken off most of her psychological numbness, the shock to her senses of the repeated exposures to terror. She had started talking again. Whereas it had been Deb’s strength which carried them over the mass grave, that unflowing river of corpses, and beyond the reach of the fire, Gale…Continue readingTHE CHOSEN Part Four: A GUIDED TOUR OF THE ABYSS, DISCOUNT PRICED Chapter 15

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THE CHOSEN Part Four: A GUIDED TOUR OF THE ABYSS, DISCOUNT PRICED Chapter 14

“Got you now, little bitch. Got you now.” Charlie Drenth had sat on the scorched lip of the mass grave and cried, his face buried in his dirty hands. “We’ll never catch ’em now!” he’d blubbered. But he had. Now he squatted in the dry grass and laughed. Charlie pressed a finger to one nostril,…Continue readingTHE CHOSEN Part Four: A GUIDED TOUR OF THE ABYSS, DISCOUNT PRICED Chapter 14

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NECA Does Bela Doing Dracula

From the official press release: “U.S.-based National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA) has announced plans for its full line of Universal Monsters action figures. Working closely with Universal Brand Development, LUGOSI LLC, and Chaney Entertainment, the figures will capture the horror world’s most iconic figures in NECA’s long-running Ultimate format. The first figure (arriving in July)…Continue readingNECA Does Bela Doing Dracula

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The Winners of the 2021 Children of the Night International Dracula Conference

The conference is a celebration of scholarship devoted to that marvelous novel DRACULA and any and all things relating to it, overseen by scholar Hans de Roos. GOLDEN BAT AWARDS: 1. The Golden Bat Award for the Most Original Research: Roberto Cavalcante Rodrigues (Brazil), for “Blood & Couture: Dracula by Eiko Ishioka.” 2. The Golden…Continue readingThe Winners of the 2021 Children of the Night International Dracula Conference

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The First Dracula Stage Production

We thought we knew the pedigree, how the Dean-Balderston script evolved, led to the involvement of Bela Lugosi, led to the Universal movie of 1931. It turns out there were plans for an earlier production, one that, for reasons unknown, never came to fruition. This earlier version would have involved Bram Stoker himself, not just…Continue readingThe First Dracula Stage Production

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In the News

Jamie Foxx will be playing a vampire hunter in DAY SHIFT for Netflix, also starring Dave Franco and Snoop Dog. Sounds like a more lighthearted, possibly comedic take on the material, which might or might not work. Speaking of NETFLIX, CASTLEVANIA will return to the streamer for its fourth and final season on May 13th.…Continue readingIn the News