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Another NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD?!

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?!

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TV Review: GHOST NATION: REUNION IN HELL

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

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The DARK SHADOWS Virtual Reunion

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

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The Practical FX and the Book

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

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Movies, Back to Normal

In a way. Sorta. See, as I am a cinephile, seeing a lot of movies even before I got a job wherein I was paid to write reviews for them, there were times, typically in the summer, or around holidays, or when I was in the middle of staging a production, my second career as…Continue readingMovies, Back to Normal

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Movie Review: COME PLAY

Had it not been for the ‘Rona, I would by now have written reviews for HALLOWEEN KILLS and CANDYMAN. As disappointed as I was when those two films, among the multitude, were bumped from the schedule until next year, this past weekend found me in the theater watching COME PLAY. I have to tell you,…Continue readingMovie Review: COME PLAY

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Movie Review: THE WAILING

I saw this one a few days ago. I decided to wait a bit before posting my review to give it all a little time to percolate in my mind, so that I might figure out exactly what the hell it was about, so that I might understand it. Well, I waited. And I still…Continue readingMovie Review: THE WAILING

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THE CHOSEN Part Three: A STUDY GUIDE TO THE RIDDLE OF THE SPHINX Chapter 8

Charlie shoved Gale down into a chair, swiveling it around until she faced a large window, a glass panel that provided a view into another room. A terminal of buttons and blinking lights and other controls and displays stretched the length of the room, just below the window, making Gale think of a sound studio.…Continue readingTHE CHOSEN Part Three: A STUDY GUIDE TO THE RIDDLE OF THE SPHINX Chapter 8

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Movie Review: BLACK DEATH

How is it that I didn’t catch this one when it first came out? Surely if there was ever a movie tailor-made for me, it’s this one. A Horror flick set in the Dark Ages, with grand cinematography and tons of swordplay? That’s a surefire recipe! Yet I skipped it? Why? Honestly? Sean Bean. Nothing…Continue readingMovie Review: BLACK DEATH

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From Black Widow to Bride of Frankenstein

It isn’t the Universal movie that we can expect, the one that has been hinted at for years now, with such names as Angelina Jolie and John Krasinski and Emily Blunt reputedly attached to it. This is an entirely different movie based on the Bride of Frankenstein. It’s going to be called simply BRIDE and…Continue readingFrom Black Widow to Bride of Frankenstein

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The Best of the Worst

Here’s a list—somebody’s list—of the “50 Greatest Movie Villains of All Time, Ranked”. You can probably guess number one. It’s easy. Darth Vader. Number two is also a given: the Joker. But Javier Bardem’s character from NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN comes in at number three? Seriously? Ahead of Hannibal Lecter at number four? And…Continue readingThe Best of the Worst

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FRIGHT NIGHT Virtual Reunion and Script-Reading

First we got news that the surviving cast members of DARK SHADOWS (the original series) would be reassembling on Halloween night for a reunion. Now comes word via filmmaker Tom Holland (not actor Tom Holland, who plays Spider-Man, or novelist Tom Holland, who wrote LORD OF THE DEAD, which features Lord Byron as a vampire)…Continue readingFRIGHT NIGHT Virtual Reunion and Script-Reading