I saw this discussion going on the other day on social media. What do you think? Is it possible that Dracula, who is repelled by a crucifix, any crucifix, sometimes even by something as simple as a couple of crossed candlesticks, whose stashes of secret Transylvanian dirt are spoiled for him in the novel and…Continue readingWas Dracula a Christian?
The proposed series, meant to serve as a true sequel to the original classic daytime television series from the mid-60s to early-70s, to pick up the story where the earlier series left off, has been nixed by the powers that be at the CW. They never even made it as far as filming a pilot…Continue readingDARK SHADOWS Sequel Series Dead at the CW
Alright, so I saw that the 2016 Korean shocker THE WAILING got all kinds of great reviews, and not Normie reviews, either. Credible sites and sources dug this film. And you will recall that I did not care for it, because it didn’t make any sense to me. It also didn’t make any sense that…Continue readingRevisiting the Movie Review: THE WAILING
Instant. Classic. And Vince Vaughn has finally redeemed himself for that godawful remake of PSYCHO from a few years back. He’s so flippin’ good in this movie, playing the part of a teenage girl flawlessly. His counterpart, Kathryn Newton, is just as good in the role of the deranged psychopath trapped in that teen’s body.…Continue readingMovie Review: FREAKY
I should have loved this one. It’s one of those weird movies that hovers on the line between stupidity and brilliance—the two are sometimes really close together, as the best sort of satire always proves—meaning that you either are gonna hate it or love it, allowing little room for anything in-between. I tend to love…Continue readingMovie Review: BLOOD CAR
For a whole lot of reasons, the early 90s, as I took my first fledgling steps into adulthood, were a bad time for me. And it seemed, to me at least, that this change in both the nature and the quality of my life was reflected in everything going on in the world around me.…Continue readingRevisiting the (Animated) Classics: THE HALLOWEEN TREE
I understand that this is all new for all of us. I get that. I get that they’re figuring things out as they go, the same as the rest of us. But the theater owners around my neck of the woods are making decisions that do not, from any angle I turn them to look…Continue readingWhat Are They Thinking?!
The new in-development television series, that is. Clive Barker will serve as executive producer on the forthcoming show from HBO. That’s hella cool news! Typically, though, an executive producer doesn’t do a lot other than provide funding, unlike a producer, who sort of oversees everything and can instruct and advise the director. We have to…Continue readingBarker Returns to HELLRAISER
This past week brought news that a new remake of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD is in the works. Instant eye-roll. Yawn. File that one under “why would they even bother?”. The movie has been remade, what, twenty times now? I exaggerate, yes, but it has been reheated four times already. (Only one of those,…Continue readingAnother NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD?!
First off, what a seriously mistitled episode. “Hell”? Not hardly. The episode is your standard paranormal investigation-type show, the kind that I normally find boring. (Having been involved in paranormal investigations myself, I can say that I find these guys more credible than Bagans and his crew, but the GHOST NATION crew still talks a…Continue readingTV Review: GHOST NATION: REUNION IN HELL
Having been in several “meetings” on Zoom, I can tell you from firsthand experience that there are a lot of glitches, bugs, annoyances, etc. that one must contend with. These are increased proportionately as the number of people participating in the meeting increased. I can only imagine, then, just what a pain in the ass…Continue readingThe DARK SHADOWS Virtual Reunion
My enjoyment of the new theatrical(!) release of COME PLAY (which is a kickin’ movie to begin with) was heightened by the fact that (A) I saw it on Halloween day, aka the First Day of Halloween (Halloween is, like Christmas, not just one day. It is a season, lasting from October 1st until Thanksgiving.…Continue readingThe Practical FX and the Book