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THE CHOSEN Part Three: IN THE PADDED BELLY OF A CONCRETE WHALE Chapter 17

Brian felt sick. An explosion of nervous energy mushroomed in an instant from his solar plexus to his groin, bitter mucus churning up in his throat until he almost gagged. He forced himself to take a deep breath, straightened and tensed, his conscious mind asserting itself. “No,” he said, a lifetime of questions and fears…Continue readingTHE CHOSEN Part Three: IN THE PADDED BELLY OF A CONCRETE WHALE Chapter 17

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TRUE BLOOD Getting Revamped

Why not? Sure it’s only been, what, a year since the show went off the air? Okay, it’s been six years, actually, but you get the point. It is far too early to be thinking of doing a reboot, but that does seem to be the way of things nowadays. My peripheral pop culture awareness…Continue readingTRUE BLOOD Getting Revamped

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Nosferatu Shaves His Head

When Werner Herzog brought his remake of NOSFERATU to un-life in 1979, enough time had passed that Bram Stoker’s novel and titular character, Dracula, had entered the public domain, and thus the main character in Herzog’s movie could again be called Dracula. In the original NOSFERATU in 1922, trying to avoid a lawsuit from Florence…Continue readingNosferatu Shaves His Head

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THE CHOSEN Part Three: A STUDY GUIDE TO THE RIDDLE OF THE SPHINX Chapter 16

“What did you do to all those people?” Gale asked. Selivanov cocked his head. “Do you really desire to know?” he asked. “And could you understand, I wonder?” He adjusted the lever control on his wheelchair, rolling closer to Gale. “It would be nice to discuss the mechanics of it with a mind educated enough…Continue readingTHE CHOSEN Part Three: A STUDY GUIDE TO THE RIDDLE OF THE SPHINX Chapter 16

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THE CHOSEN Part Three: A STUDY GUIDE TO THE RIDDLE OF THE SPHINX Chapter 15

Exhaustion alone enabled Gale and Deb to sleep through the night. The floor of the cage left bruises on their skin, a bed of cold steel. Fortunately for Gale at least, she lacked the strength even to dream. She slept as hard as one comatose or one dead, a period of deep slumber without interruption…Continue readingTHE CHOSEN Part Three: A STUDY GUIDE TO THE RIDDLE OF THE SPHINX Chapter 15

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What If…the Marvel Zombies Get Animated?

The wave of the future, it seems, is that every fandom, every geek property, will end up with its own network. Or they’ll share one, the way Star Wars and Marvel are going to be sharing Disney+. Seriously, they’re doing, like, what, fifty new Star Wars series? And almost that many Marvel series? This might…Continue readingWhat If…the Marvel Zombies Get Animated?

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The Halloween Nativity Set

Remember the Zombie Nativity? It caused all sorts of knickers-twisting back a coupla-three years ago. As you can imagine, this new Halloween-themed nativity set from The First Halloween has likewise rubbed some people the wrong way, leading to lots of pearl-clutching on the social medias. The proprietors don’t address the question of whether or not…Continue readingThe Halloween Nativity Set

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Channing Tatum as Dracula? Hell No!

I’ve been paying more lip-service—er, keyboard service—more to the whole thing about Channing Tatum playing one of the classic Universal Monsters in a new comedic take over at our sister site WEREWOLVES.COM, but I’m gonna pick this particular bone right here, since whoever the doofus was who wrote this linked article thinks it would be…Continue readingChanning Tatum as Dracula? Hell No!

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THE WALKING DEAD Afraid of the ARMY OF THE DEAD?

Zack Snyder’s forthcoming heist movie—with zombies—is going to be hitting Netflix sometime next year, and Snyder assures fans that his zombies will be almost all the result of practical FX! “90% of our zombies are completely practical. The zombie war, the action sequences and the fighting… [we] worked hard to create some insane zombie mayhem.…Continue readingTHE WALKING DEAD Afraid of the ARMY OF THE DEAD?

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The Christmas Scarecrow

It’s that time of year again. Christmastime, when we examine all the dark and spooky folklore associated with the holiday season. Krampus has gone over (wrestling parlance), become a genuine pop culture icon. I’d like to see some of the other dark Yuletide entities become similarly popular. At the top of that list is Hans…Continue readingThe Christmas Scarecrow

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THE CHOSEN Part Three: A STUDY GUIDE TO THE RIDDLE OF THE SPHINX Chapter 14

Brian gazed at the depiction of a band of men—if they were, in fact, men—marching as if to battle. They seemed to radiate beams of light, each wore robes of a lustrous blue, and each possessed a strange, remarkably inhuman head, elongated, almost serpentine. Their eyes were triangular rather than ovoid, slits rather than orbs.…Continue readingTHE CHOSEN Part Three: A STUDY GUIDE TO THE RIDDLE OF THE SPHINX Chapter 14

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Jared Leto presents…MORBIUS!

Had it not been for the ‘Rona, we would have all seen MORBIUS by now. Isn’t that strange to think of? Back this past spring, I was so disheartened to read about all the movies getting yanked from the release schedules. Now that we’re near the end of 2020, though, and I made it through…Continue readingJared Leto presents…MORBIUS!