Truth Be Told, Does DRACULA: UNTOLD Have Bite?

‘Dracula Untold’ is not a masterful or deep re-introduction to the franchise; but as basic genre fare, it’s relatively fun in its depiction of the monster in a different light. A new Dracula movie hitting theaters is always a cause for celebration. I awaited DRACULA: UNTOLD with cautious optimism. The trailers teased and hinted at…

“Night Doctors” – A New Take On An Old Fear

Do the roots of how we have come to perceive the UFO abduction phenomenon lie elsewhere, not between the stars but buried in the folklore and superstition of a suppressed people? Secularists too often disregard Folklore as a collection of superstition, colloquialisms and “local color,” with nothing substantive to offer today. Such a viewpoint misses…

Mad Max: The Blood Is The LIfe

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD may have raised the bar where the Sci-Fi/Action genre is concerned. Coming thirty years after the last installment in the series, BEYOND THUNDERDOME, it was worth the wait. Almost universally praised (except by anti-femi-Nazis who believe the film is trying to brainwash the public with a pro-feminist viewpoint they and their…

Depraved, or Undead? Jack the Ripper as a Potential Vampire

Of the millions of conspiracy probabilities floating around throughout history, combined with unsolved crimes and suspicious happenings, none could be more fascinating than that of Jack the Ripper.   Considering every myth has its genesis in an attempt by grasping intellects to explain the unexplainable, is it any wonder that some have theorized that history’s most…

Mama Mia! Was Lilith the Mother of All Vampires?

In her demonized form, Lilith is a frightening and threatening creature. Much more so than Eve, she personifies the real (sexual) power women exercise over men. Who, or what, is Lilith? Other than a feminist icon, that is. Transformed in our modern age from something evil and vengeful into an object of reverence, where did…

Croglin Grange – Did It Really Happen?

The phantom vampire of Croglin Grange is one of the best known vampire stories in Britain.  It’s so easy today, when we read about something fantastical that supposedly happened at some point in the past, to dismiss it. “That couldn’t have happened,” we tell ourselves. Our minds, whether we intend it or not, immediately start…