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The Origins of the Creeper

Okay, I think I’ve got it. One of the movies I watched–one of the many, many movies I watched–while I spent an entire week, including Christmas, down with the influenza and under quarantine, was JEEPERS CREEPERS 2. I hadn’t seen it since shortly after it finished its theatrical run, way, way back in 2003 (Where…

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Ed Wood vs. Tommy Wiseau

For some time, friends have been telling me I need to watch THE ROOM, but I haven’t gotten around to it yet. “You, of all people, have to see it!” they told me. “You won’t believe how bad it is! And you LOVE bad movies!” Well, yes and no. I love a certain TYPE of…

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Dispatches from the Deathbed

The only time in the last two decades I’ve actually gotten the Flu was the one year when I got a Flu shot vaccine. “How is that possible?” I demanded of the doctor. He informed me that there were some dozen or so strains of the Flu that year, and the vaccine only protects against…

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Movie Review: ALTITUDE

Being laid up with the Flu, under quarantine and with nothing else to do, and too sick to even sleep, all there was left to me was to watch movies. Credit Chiller, which is currently functioning again (go figure), with me watching ALTITUDE. It got a rotten audience score, so I was pleasantly surprised when…

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Support HOUSE OF THE GORGON

It’s sad that the aspiring creators have to resort to crowdfunding for this project. A major studio should be tripping over itself to finance it. There’s no accounting for tastes, I guess. There was a little Hammer Studios flick called THE GORGON. You may have heard of it. Some guys named Christopher Lee and Peter…

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Book Review: NOT IN KANSAS ANYMORE by Christine Wicker

(This one is subtitled A CURIOUS TALE OF HOW MAGIC IS TRANSFORMING AMERICA.) Do you believe in magic? Most people do, even those who would claim they don’t. That sports star with his lucky jersey? He believes. The lady who hears about some possible good news but doesn’t want to talk about it before it’s…

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The Perils of the Zombie Nativity

I have covered the controversial Zombie Nativity Scene of Cincinnati, Ohio, extensively in the past, over at our sister site, ZOMBIES.ORG. This site, however, gets more traffic, so I’m going to risk duplicating content for the two sites this week. I write about the Zombie Nativity Scene over at the Zombies site, and I’m going…

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Impregnated by the Dead

Parental warning: This one ain’t for the kiddies. If you’re a kiddie, stop reading now. Okay, no, it isn’t true. This is a fake news story. As sure as I played along with it, there’d be somebody who didn’t get that I was in on the joke and might actually believe it and try to…

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Worse than Krampus?

Here’s a clickbait article listing ten villains “more evil than Krampus.” Howzabout I save you the trouble of having to read it and just encapsulate for you? (Yeah, the clickbaiters LOVE it when I do that.) Before we get to that, though, I feel I must take up for Krampus. He isn’t evil. He is…

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Revisiting the Classics: LET’S SCARE JESSICA TO DEATH

I’ve been hearing about this movie my entire life, but I never got around to watching it. I’d read promos for it airing on cable in an issue of TV GUIDE when I was a kid–and we didn’t have cable. I saw mentions of it in old movie magazines. It always seemed intriguing, but the…

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A Very Gorey Christmas

Artist Edward Gorey designed the sets and costumes for the 1977 Broadway revival of DRACULA; this is the run where Frank Langella portrayed the Count, eventually following in the footsteps of Bela Lugosi and transitioning to playing the character in a movie (in 1979). The gorgeous, captivating design became so synonymous with the production that…

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Did Ed Do It?

We knew it would happen. It was inevitable. This new movement of outing sexual deviants and harassers is long overdue. But we knew that, sooner or later, we would start to hear the names of people we actually LIKE being thrown out there. It’s easy to sit back and enjoy it when the people you…

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