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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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DRACUL Launches At The Rosenbach

The Rosenbach Museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, which should be a sort of Mecca to every Dracula mark in the world, as it is home to the original handwritten notes of Bram Stoker when he was preparing to write DRACULA. (Not to gloat, but yep, I’ve been there, and yep, I’ve seen those notes. Bram had…

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The Copyright Loss of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD

As this week marks the fiftieth anniversary of one of the greatest Horror films ever committed to celluloid, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, I’ve had that seminal zombie flick ever-present on my synapses. Ruminating on it, it occurred to me that while I was aware that the film had passed into the public domain—this means…

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The Skull Asteroid

First things first. No, it isn’t going to slam into the Earth. Even if it did, which it won’t, it’s not one of those dinosaur-killing-sized asteroids. It poses no threat to us, so don’t let its appearance fool you. Asteroid 2015 TB145 hasn’t been given an UN-official name yet, other than being called the Halloween…

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Happy Anniversary, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD!

Fifty years. FIFTY! How did that happen? Wow. I’d challenge anybody to name a movie that has had more of an impact on modern culture than this one. Everything zombie, everything, came from this film. Every zombie-related project that has existed since has been riding on George Romero’s coattails. That’s just simple fact. Written, directed,…

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Buy Your Own Child’s Coffin

Hopefully you’d be purchasing this item for its inherent coolness, to own as a collector’s piece, and not because you really *needed* it. But that goes without saying, I would hope. The coffin in question is available from WOLF’S MUSEUM OF MYSTERY, currently located in Saint Augustine, Florida but scheduled to relocate in the near…

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Book Review: DRACUL by Dacre Stoker and JD Barker

Dacre Stoker, great-grandnephew of Bram, previously brought to us the “official” sequel to Bram Stoker’s DRACULA. Entitled DRACULA: THE UN-DEAD. Some fans found the tacking-on of the “official” billing distasteful. I certainly can’t blame Mr. Stoker—Dacre, that is—for capitalizing on his famous surname. I sure would, were I him. But the complainers are right, too,…

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Get Your Classic Movie Viewing On This Halloween!

I recorded a lot of shows this past summer during the National Geographic channel’s SharkFest and Discovery Channel’s Shark Week. Like, almost everything they aired. And I already had a bunch of stuff recorded. Old (and newer) Godzilla movies, old Tarzan movies. I’m going to have to start clearing some space in the queue, though,…

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Movie Review: THE DISASTER ARTIST

I’m not sure that a movie that managed to get nominated for an Oscar despite its landing on the wrong side of the #metoo movement really needs my help, needs for me to tell you all how good it is. After viewing it, I felt really saddened by the whole thing with James Franco. He…

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Herod’s Honey

I bet you’ve heard of Herod the Great, puppet ruler of Israel under the Roman Empire. He was the guy sitting on the throne when a certain baby named Jesus was born in a little town called Bethlehem. When he heard that a new “King of the Jews” had been born, and fearful of losing…

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Another TRAIN TO BUSAN

The South Korean film TRAIN TO BUSAN is hands-down one of the best zombie movies I’ve ever seen. Most assuredly it is among the best to come down the pike in recent years. It takes the played-out trope of the zombie apocalypse and makes it feel fresh again, not by breaking new ground but by…

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The Six Flags Coffin Challenge

Ima call bullshit on this one. Six Flags in St. Louis is offering people the chance to spend 30 hours locked inside a coffin. Right. That sentence screams lawsuit. It screams legal liability. I don’t believe any company would put itself out there like that, lay its neck across a chopping block with a million…

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