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Finding the Ghosts in THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR

I will, as I was forced to do with THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE, have to wait for the new Netflix series THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR to be released on DVD before I get to check it out, but I’ve been hearing the buzz about it from trusted sources. They say that it isn’t…Continue readingFinding the Ghosts in THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR

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THE SHINING and the Mandela Effect

The other night I was chatting with some of my friends—safely socially-distanced, of course—and we got upon the subject of the Mandela Effect. There are numerous instances of which I was unaware, like Mr. Monopoly losing his monocle, for example. (Without looking it up, does Mr. Monopoly, the cartoon character, wear a monocle? If you…Continue readingTHE SHINING and the Mandela Effect

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Revisiting the Classics (In the Theater!): THE SHINING

I’m so glad I got to catch this one on the big screen this past weekend, as it was one of those I’d never seen in a theater and at the top of the list of movies that one *should* experience in the theater. It had also been several years since I’d seen it, so…Continue readingRevisiting the Classics (In the Theater!): THE SHINING

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HOCUS POCUS beats THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

Only in 2020 could it happen. HOCUS POCUS has topped the box office record achieved by THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK! No, not really. Not if we’re talking about the *total* box office. It isn’t even remotely close, if we’re looking at the grand total. *But* if we are going by the amount of dough brought…Continue readingHOCUS POCUS beats THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

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Upcoming Vampire Projects: FIRST KILL and BOYS FROM COUNTY HELL

Emma Roberts of SCREAM and AMERICAN HORROR STORY fame (and beating up her fiancée Evan Peters infamy—although in fairness it does seem that he was throwing some hands in her direction, too) will be producing a vampire-themed series for Netflix entitled FIRST KILL, which is based on a Young Adult story by writer Victoria “V.E.”…Continue readingUpcoming Vampire Projects: FIRST KILL and BOYS FROM COUNTY HELL

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THE CHOSEN Part Three: A STUDY GUIDE TO THE RIDDLE OF THE SPHINX Chapter 6

Manny lived in a small cabin behind the church, consisting of a bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen. The latter contained a back door which opened onto a view of a landscape that went on forever. Not a single building or tree interrupted the dominion of sand and rock. The desert rose and fell as it stretched…Continue readingTHE CHOSEN Part Three: A STUDY GUIDE TO THE RIDDLE OF THE SPHINX Chapter 6

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DARK SHADOWS Halloween Reunion

This is exciting news! DARK SHADOWS alumni Lara Parker, David Selby, Nancy Barrett, Marie Wallace, James Storm, Roger Davis, Sharon Smyth, Christopher Pennock, and Kathryn Leigh Scott will all be taking part in a live presentation on Halloween night, moderated by Ansel Faraj and Jack Fields. You can catch it on this YouTube channel! It’s…Continue readingDARK SHADOWS Halloween Reunion

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Dracula and Frankenstein, Together Again

When it comes to records, literal records, being back on store shelves, I have a twofold reaction. When I see the prices that today’s hipsters are paying for these records, I just chuckle and shake my head. On the other hand, it makes me smile for a different reason. Being old enough to remember, barely,…Continue readingDracula and Frankenstein, Together Again

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A Plethora of Witches

Artist Jordan Monsell, owner of SilhouettesbyJordan and creator of that bodacious poster featuring all, or dang-near most, of the characters from Stephen King’s works, has created a new poster, this one featuring witches. Lots and lots of witches, from all over pop-culture, from movies and books and cartoons. Can you identify them all? Some are…Continue readingA Plethora of Witches

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Pattinson Behaving Badly?

Even though I say, cynically, that I can no longer be surprised by the human capacity for stupidity, it isn’t true. I still get surprised, every day. Five minutes spent on social media is more than enough to confirm for me that people get stupider with each passing day. Now we mustn’t confuse stupidity with…Continue readingPattinson Behaving Badly?

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Get Lit. Er, Bit.

This past weekend, I dropped by my nearest Applebees restaurant to enjoy their Halloween-themed beverages, the Tipsy Zombie and the Dracula’s Juice. I didn’t consume them both, no; as I had my lovely wifey with me, I ordered one drink and she the other, then we swapped them back and forth. I found both delicious.…Continue readingGet Lit. Er, Bit.

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THE CHOSEN Part Three: A STUDY GUIDE TO THE RIDDLE OF THE SPHINX Chapter 5

Manny laughed, a deep warm laugh that shook his ample belly and made Brian feel more at ease despite himself. The priest clapped Brian on the shoulder and Brian smiled. Dave grinned. “Manny, I have to ask a favor,” Dave said. Manny looked more serious. “You need some of the earth? You sick, Coyote?” “It’s…Continue readingTHE CHOSEN Part Three: A STUDY GUIDE TO THE RIDDLE OF THE SPHINX Chapter 5