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The Hopkinsville Hobgoblins on Film, Part Two (and the Vampire Connections)

They inspired E.T. and GREMLINS, and even partially inspired POLTERGEIST. But the little “goblins” that allegedly attacked a farmhouse in rural Arkansas in 1955 would be depicted again on film, and in a manner far more faithful to the actual incident. They inspired the movie CRITTERS. Okay, lose the alien bounty hunters. (Which I wish…Continue readingThe Hopkinsville Hobgoblins on Film, Part Two (and the Vampire Connections)

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The Real-Life GREMLINS

On Sunday, August 21, 1955, between the small towns of Kelly and Hopkinsville in rural Kentucky, something happened that has gone down in the history books as one of the most compelling cases of alien encounters ever—or one of the most culturally-influential hoaxes. Two families, the Suttons and the Taylors, after witnessing something crash to…Continue readingThe Real-Life GREMLINS

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Gloating about PENNY DREADFUL

I’m not. Gloating, that is. I wouldn’t. A lot of people worked on that new PENNY DREADFUL series from Showtime. Those folks are all out of a job now. I’m sure they’ll bounce back just fine, but still. I won’t take any pleasure in their misfortune, even if it’s a small misfortune overall. I’ve also…Continue readingGloating about PENNY DREADFUL

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NOS4A2 is Cancelled

The official word just came in. NOS4A2 has been cancelled. I am anything but surprised. I would have been surprised if AMC *hadn’t* pulled the plug. For whatever reasons, the ratings for season two were roughly half of what they were for season one. I don’t know why. Season two was the stronger, better season.…Continue readingNOS4A2 is Cancelled

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Movie Review: BILL AND TED FACE THE MUSIC

When dealing with a Bill and Ted movie, you know to expect silliness. That’s the point of them, in fact. Silliness. But you have to be careful when striving for silliness. It’s all too easy to go just a smidge too far with it and veer off into stupidity. All those lousy MEET THE SCARY…Continue readingMovie Review: BILL AND TED FACE THE MUSIC

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On the Season Two Finale of NOS4A2

In one word? Satisfying. A thoroughly satisfying way to wrap things up. The action played out early on, with the rest of the episode serving as one long denouement. And it worked. I’d wondered how they were going to stretch things out to last for an entire episode after covering most of the big finish…Continue readingOn the Season Two Finale of NOS4A2

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New CANDYMAN Images

There’s maybe, possibly a little room for hope that the new CANDYMAN might actually open in October when it’s supposed to, if THE NEW MUTANTS and TENET do come out and do earn decent returns. There are some new images (like the one above this article) from the forthcoming film courtesy of gamesradar. Check ‘em…Continue readingNew CANDYMAN Images

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In Memoriam: Ben Cross

This one makes me sad. The headline I saw announced that Cross, actor appearing in STAR TREK and CHARIOTS OF FIRE, had died. In all honesty, Mr. Cross will probably be remembered more for the latter project, but to me, no other role he ever played ever came close to that of Barnabas Collins in…Continue readingIn Memoriam: Ben Cross

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And While We’re Talking about Pattinson

I’m sorry, Robert. I know you wouldn’t like me linking, even indirectly, your name to anything having to do with TWILIGHT, I was just reporting on your feelings about the new book—change that; it should be “new” book since it really isn’t new at all; it’s just the same story told over again with the…Continue readingAnd While We’re Talking about Pattinson

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Rebooting THE EXORCIST

That’s the rumor. Supposedly Morgan Creek (a company, not a dude’s name) is working on a reboot of the classic Horror flick. Is this good news or bad news? It depends. Depends on what? On what they mean by “reboot”. If what they actually mean is “remake” then this is bad news. It’s also fundamentally…Continue readingRebooting THE EXORCIST

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Actions and Consequences

Some nobody I’d never heard of before now who cosplays as an Elvis-impersonator vampire or something stupid like that, has been made famous—or infamous—after he posted some racist, sexist, vulgar attack against Dolly Parton, after the Country music queen made a statement supporting Black Lives Matter (the movement and sentiment, not the organization; as I…Continue readingActions and Consequences

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Pattinson Pans *Those* Movies

Rumor has it there’s a new TWILIGHT book out. To quote Garfield the Cat, “big fat hairy deal.” Alright, alright. I know some of you out there will care. (Xenu only knows *why* you’d care.) The book is called MIDNIGHT SUN and it’s a rewrite of the original TWILIGHT from the sparkly Romeo’s point of…Continue readingPattinson Pans *Those* Movies