THE CHOSEN Part Five: THE TWILIGHT OF THE GODS AND THE MORNING AFTER Chapter 29

Light spilling on Gale’s face woke her. She opened her eyes, sitting up. Brian stood smiling down at her. At least the being which had once been Brian. She gasped. “It’s over,” he said. “Brian?” It now looked to Gale that Brian was made of glass, or ice, a perfect sculpture rendered of the flesh…

The Marvel Zombies Return

As I requested, the Marvel Zombies, first depicted in animated form in an episode of the Marvel WHAT IF…? streaming series, will be getting their own standalone series. Just like the Simpsons and Tracy Ullman. (If you’re old enough to get the reference, your childhood was awesome.) “The story is set in an alternate universe…

The Mummy Comes Next

The headline of this linked article reads “Intense storms in Egypt unleashed a massive swarm of scorpions from their nests, stinging 450 people and killing 3”. And if you didn’t immediately think of the Mummy, specifically the one portrayed by Arnold Vosloo in THE MUMMY and THE MUMMY RETURNS, what are you even doing on…

The White Worm

I can watch “body horror” movies all day long and never get squeamish. Gory FX don’t bother me because I know they’re FX. I look at them and wonder how they’ve been created. And I’ve used low-key splatter effects myself. I know the perfect recipe for creating fake blood with glycerin, peanut butter, red food…

Blade in ETERNALS?!

Say what, now? According to the linked article, “Ali [Mahershala, that is] has already voiced the character of Blade for a scene at the end of Marvel’s ‘Eternals,’ but is now itching to fully embody the character.” Um, I saw ETERNALS. Really good flick. I didn’t see Blade in it. I didn’t hear Blade, either—or…

THE CHOSEN Part Five: THE TWILIGHT OF THE GODS AND THE MORNING AFTER Chapter 28

Brian stared into the face of the Darkness. The effigy he had seen before, scorched into the wall of his hospital room, had been the poorest imitation. Nothing in all reality could capture such a likeness, the face the Darkness had chosen to give itself. Brian looked upon pure, timeless, limitless, incomprehensible hatred. Brian saw…

THE CHOSEN Part Five: THE TWILIGHT OF THE GODS AND THE MORNING AFTER Chapter 27

Perhaps it was the fact that Gale Merrick never regarded herself as special that led her to her choice of careers. To be sure, her desire to stand out from all her peers, to be exceptional as marked by achievement, brought her to Africa. Gale had felt driven to excel, to be noted as someone…

Salma Hayek Is So Hot Gray

SPOILER WARNING! I was going to title this article “Salma Hayek Is So Hot Dead” but that would have necessitated the use of including the words SPOILER WARNING! in the title itself, and even then the title would have *been* a spoiler. Yes, if you haven’t seen ETERNALS yet—SPOILER WARNING!—Salma Hayek’s character dies. Is—SPOILER WARNING!—murdered,…