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Hoarder Keeps Mummy in His House

These stories always feel like HALF a story to me. They’re the real-life equivalent of the first third of a Horror movie. Sadly we never get to see the remaining two-thirds. We have to leave that to our imaginations. This happened In Australia, in Greenwich, a suburb of Sydney. A man named Bruce Roberts died…

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Playing with Dr. Dreadful

I’ve been dealing with the imminent closure of the Toys R Us franchise by trying to bring as much of it, piece by piece, home with me as possible. As the discounts continue to rise, I keep going back—and I never leave empty-handed. My latest acquisition is Dr. Dreadful’s Zombie Lab. It lets you make…

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CARMILLA Rises Again

Carmilla, the seductive, saucy lesbian vampire from J. Sheridan Le Fanu’s novella of the same name, has appeared in numerous adaptations of the latter, treated therein with greater and lesser degrees of reverence. Her story inspired one of the greatest vampire flicks ever made, 1932’s mesmerizing almost-silent film VAMPYR (which was admittedly a loose translation…

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Gosselaar Gets Gothy

Last week I told you all about the upcoming TV series THE PASSAGE, wherein Mark-Paul Gosselaar (of SAVED BY THE BELL fame) will be playing protector to a vampire preteen, sorta like the kid in LET ME IN, and the creepy old dude before him (and like the kid and the creepy old dude before…

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The Original Goth

“Goth” is one of those words that everybody knows, everybody knows the meaning of, yet few can really tell you the origins of the term or its history. What’s the common, everyday definition? Somebody who dresses all in black, dyes his hair black, is either naturally pale or wears corpse makeup, or both, and avoids…

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Lake Worth Zombie Alert

This is way funnier than the false incoming missile alert that got sent out in Hawaii; this latter wasn’t funny at all, especially, I would image, to the people living in Hawaii. Some of the citizens of Lake Worth, Florida might have been frightened, too, by the recent alert that was issued by persons unknown…

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The Dead Are Alive

The title of this post is also the tile of a 1972 giallo (noirish Italian Horror flick) as well as several books, but here it is in reference specifically to the EVIL DEAD franchise. When ASH VS. THE EVIL DEAD got cancelled recently, at the culmination of its third season, and with Bruce Campbell announcing…

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Vampires and Sunlight

In all fairness, this has been addressed before by one of my fellow vampire enthusiasts, David MacDowell Blue. A recent discussion on Twitter, however, inspired me to revisit the topic. Exactly where and when did the whole thing about vampires bursting into flame or crumbling into ashes in direct sunlight begin? Where did it come…

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Compare and Contrast: THE ROOM and PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE

I finally got around to watching THE ROOM last night. Friends had been telling me for months, maybe years how I needed to watch it. I kept putting it off because it wasn’t a genre picture. I don’t have too much interest in “straight” movies, i.e. mainstream movies. There are so, so many genre pieces…

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Move over, Dracula, here comes Petar Blagojevic!

You can’t blame the folks in the Serbian village of Kisiljevo for wanting to cash in. They took a look at all the tourism dollars Romania is raking in and wondered if they couldn’t score a little bit of that action for themselves. Romania is the homeland of Vlad III, the historical Dracula. His castle…

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Remembering Margot Kidder

I’m a little behind the times on this one. Ms. Kidder passed away on May 13th. Still, it’s never too late to pay tribute, I think. While Ms. Kidder will forever be remembered as the Lois Lane to Christopher Reeve’s Superman (It’s comforting to think that the two of them are flying together again, somewhere,…

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Relive DAWN OF THE DEAD at the Monroeville Mall

George Romero’s seminal DAWN OF THE DEAD was filmed forty years ago (!) at the Monroeville, Pennsylvania mall, near Pittsburg. The movie was shot at night, after the mall had closed, and the filmmakers had to work around the mall’s schedule, rather than vice versa. (They had to halt production during the Christmas season due…

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