Vampires Livestreaming

The new television program based on the six-book “Vampire Academy” series (having previously inspired the lackluster film of the same name) will be overseen by Julie Plec of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and will air exclusively on Peacock. BLOOD RED SKY, a German film wherein “a group of terrorists attempt to hijack [a] transatlantic overnight flight…

Get Ready for VAMPIR!

A Serbian film (no not *that* Serbian film; I wouldn’t touch *that* one with a ten-foot pole if I were wearing latex gloves!) focusing on real-life vampire legends, set in the part of the world where the vampire originated? Hells yeah! Directed by Branko Tomovic, VAMPIR is headed to Cannes before hopefully getting wide release.…

Chucky and Jerry

Over at our sister site DARKNESS.COM I’m working my way through the CHILD’S PLAY films in celebration of the fact that Chucky is getting his own television series this fall. Rather, I am working my way through all the films and *writing* about the experience, reviewing the movies at that site. (And for the first…

THE CHOSEN Part Four: A GUIDED TOUR OF THE ABYSS, DISCOUNT PRICED Chapter 26

The Darkness came to Selivanov in the form of Charlie Drenth. A stick protruded from one eye; the other stared hollow and vacant, dark radiance bleeding out. Most of Charlie’s throat had gone missing, yet it remained Charlie’s voice that Selivanov heard. “Your servant has failed you, little thing,” the Darkness said. “Even as you,…

Movie Review: THE UNDEAD

Never let it be said that Roger Corman couldn’t gift the world with some real stinkers, as far as films are concerned. 1957’s THE UNDEAD isn’t among his worst; it’s not even close to, say, CREATURE FROM THE HAUNTED SEA (anyone who thinks this one isn’t waaaaay worse than PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE, I…

The Old State Capital Building of Baton Rogue

I chatted at length with a really nice lady serving as docent during my recent visit to this historic structure, now a museum. After the initial reticence that is commonplace among employees where it comes to discussing ghosts—those working at most historic structures are, if not outright forbidden from broaching the subject, at least discouraged…