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Dracula versus The Mummy

No, sadly it isn’t a new movie. Even more sadly, it isn’t an OLD movie. Can you imagine if this were one of the classic Universal Monsters offerings? Indulging the fantasy, we’d have Bela Lugosi in the role of Dracula and either Boris Karloff as Imhotep or Lon Chaney Jr. as Kharis. Either one would…

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Black Slushies and Candy Corn Beer

I do love this time of year. We get stuff like the Vampire Blood foaming hand soap, available at Bath and Body Works at malls across America, which I talked about last week. And we get all manner of unusual foodstuffs that, were they offered at any other time of year, people would think the…

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Credit Where Credit Is Due

I saw this thing the other day, a post on social media offering best wishes to Anne Rice on her birthday. (Happy belated, Anne!) The poster mentioned something about how INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE was the most important book since DRACULA to the vampire genre, because it reinvented the vampire as a sympathetic character. And…

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Michael Myers Meets The Walking Dead

I will for sure be on the lookout for the new footage from the upcoming HALLOWEEN (which is NOT the classic HALLOWEEN from the late 70s or the ill-advised Rob Zombie remake, also entitled HALLOWEEN—yes, it is confusing) set to debut on AMC, which also has a new commercial out featuring Michael Myers, the sinister…

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Hell, no, Hill House!

Maybe I’m just being a crusty curmudgeon. I can be, sometimes. But I have no interest at all in the new THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE series from Netflix. For one thing, it’s on Netflix, and since I can’t livestream I might have a tendency to not pay much mind to anything Netflix offers digitally,…

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Why are Vampires and Sex So Intertwined?

First, read this linked article to find out what the author has to say on the subject. Then I’ll throw in my own two cents’ worth. Oh, boy. When the very first sentence talks about men writing “misguided things,” it kinda sets the tone, doesn’t it? You sorta know what kind of article you’re going…

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A Female Renfield? Wish I’d thought of that!

Here you can read a review of a new, sexed-up, spiffy stage play version of DRACULA. The reviewer calls it “a horror show of delight” and “a spine-tingling, bone-rattling, heart attack-inducing frightmare which took place on and off the stage.” Sounds cool. I’m sure I would enjoy it. Then there’s this: “In what seemed like…

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THE WALKING DEAD Season Premiere and Zombie Fatigue

Other than sounding like a decent name for an alternative band, zombie fatigue is a real thing. It’s a malady that I have myself contracted. Not zombies in general, though. THE WALKING DEAD zombies. I’ve lost interest. I don’t know if the show has jumped the shark—and I’ve accepted the fact that it will never,…

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Bath and Body Works Beyond the Grave

Too bad the store chain Bed, Bath, and Beyond isn’t selling similar items to those currently being offered in malls across America by Bath and Body Works, because it would have allowed me to use a most clever and cheeky title for this article: “Bed, Bath, and Beyond the Grave.” See? That would’ve been awesome….

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Melliferous Musings on Mellification

Continuing with the subject I initially touched upon with my article on the creepy necrophilic relationship between King Herod and his deceased honey, Mariamne, let us talk about mellification. Despite the fact that my spellcheck keeps changing it to “mollification,” mellification is a real word. It is the process of preserving a dead body in…

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Sauron, a Vampire?

Um, no. I wouldn’t think so. I don’t see him as vampire-like. The Ringwraiths, on the other hand, the Nazgul. THEY are vampire-like. The Army of the Dead, too, from the third book and movie. But the Lord of the Rings himself? Much hay is made by the author of this linked article of Tolkien…

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Vincent Price’s Shrunken Heads

If you read comic books back in the 70s, or read comic books that were published in the 70s at any point since, you’ve probably seen one of the ads for the official Vincent Price Shrunken Heads kit from Milton Bradley. Like the ads for Sea Monkeys, they were ubiquitous. If you purchased one of…

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