In Memoriam: Elizabeth Miller

Professor Elizabeth Miller has passed away. If her name is not immediately recognizable to you, that’s okay. That just means you aren’t seriously into scholarly study of Bram Stoker and his novel DRACULA. If you are a student, however, then Ms. Miller needs no introduction. She was, and this is no hyperbole, one of the…

Superheroes and Slashers

When I was growing up, life revolved around wrestling, comicbooks, and Horror movies. And I used to play with makeshift action figures I’d fashioned into my Horror idols like Jason and Freddy—these were the days before you could actually own real figures of the icons; they simply didn’t exist—having them get in the miniature wrestling…

Batman and Christine

Talk about a perfect match. Christine—we’re talking about the car, here—with her tendency to become attached, nee fixated, on her male owners, would make for the perfect Batmobile for our Caped Crusader. Batman needs just such a vehicle. She’d make for the ideal partner for him, able to think for herself, able to assist him…

Goodbye, Zombie Cells!

Zah-om-om-bays! Zah-om-bays! Ay! Ay! Ay! Ay! “Japanese Scientists Claim Vaccine Removes ‘Zombie’ Cells Behind ‘Aging-Related Diseases’”. So proclaims the headline of this linked article. We all know where this is going, don’t we? We’ve all seen that movie. The only thing remaining in question is whether this new vaccine will transform recipients into vampires, as…

Norman Reedus is Ghost Rider?

I’ve been saying it for years. Literally, for years. Norman Reedus is the perfect choice to play Ghost Rider. The real Ghost Rider, Johnny Blaze. (Look, I understand the need for diversity, and Robbie Reyes is an interesting enough character in his own right, but he isn’t Ghost Rider. He’s *a* Ghost Rider, maybe, but…

Is Morbius in the MCU?

That’s the Marvel Cinematic Universe, if you didn’t know. The self-contained universe of Marvel-owned—which really means Disney-owned, since the House of Mouse made the genius move of buying Marvel Comics back some several years ago (talk about a wise investment!)—superheroes and villains. Before the days of Marvel/Disney, though, Marvel, the comicbook company, had licensed out…