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James Wan and Tom Hardy and Frankenstein

Word going around is that James Wan will be working on a movie featuring one of the classic Universal Monsters. Which one? Read the unofficial synopsis: “Sources say the story takes its cues from Universal’s classic monster legacy and shines it through a modern prism. With shades of Disturbia, the tale will focus on a…

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In Memoriam: Max Von Sydow

I saw a headline online announcing that GAME OF THRONES actor Max Von Sydow had passed away. Wait, what? GAME OF THRONES? GAME OF freakin’ THRONES?! The man had hundreds of roles, some of them beyond iconic, and they decided to go with GAME OF THRONES?! What 13-year-old did they let write that piece? GAME…

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THE CHOSEN Part Two: IN THE PADDED BELLY OF A CONCRETE WHALE Chapter Five

A skeleton-thin black man writhed atop a stainless-steel table, stretched out by restraints at his wrists and ankles. His mouth gaped open and his chest heaved with agonized screams, yet no sound escaped the room to reach the ears of Konrad Selivanov and Charlie Drenth. Neither could they hear the hiss of the oxy-acetylene blowtorch…

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Forthcoming Funko Marvel Zombies

These are adorable. I must have them. Some of them, anyway. I doubt either my wallet or my bookshelf would allow me to get *all* of them. I will have to be selective. Which one is your favorite? For me it’s not even close. It’s the Zombie Mysterio. I love how his fishbowl helmet is…

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The Worst Draculas

According to this one drip, that is. I came across his listing while web-surfing. I can’t give much credence to what he has to say, considering he rips on DRACULA UNTOLD, and especially because he accuses star Luke Evans of “cultural appropriation” because Evans’s Dracula wears armor that has a dragon on it. The dragon…

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Bat Soup and Coronavirus

First off, let’s get one thing straight: nobody should ever eat a bat. Got it? Good. No excuses. (When Ozzy did it, it was an accident.) Don’t eat bats. Or sharks. Or octopuses. Just don’t. Moving on. Both the SARS virus—remember that one?—and Coronavirus sprang out of wet markets in China. Do you know what…

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Cumberbatch as Dracula

This could be genius casting. Benedict Cumberbatch as Dracula. That’s the rumor going ‘round. Cumberbatch would portray the Count in the upcoming film RENFIELD, where the focus is on the vampire’s number one bug-eating flunky instead of the Count himself. As if Cumberbatch doesn’t already have enough Geek Cred after playing Khan in Star Trek…

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CM Punk as Ash in EVIL DEAD?

Um, no. Nope. Nuh-uh. Look, I’m a wrestling mark from way back, okay? I like CM Punk. I liked him when he was wrestling because he was kind of odd-man-out with the powers-that-be at WWE. They didn’t make it easy for him. And then when he turned on them, he was anything but demure about…

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Blumhouse Wants Frankenstein…Or Maybe They Want Dracula

We don’t know what direction the Dark Universe is going to take next. The only thing we can say for sure is that, with the recent success of THE INVISIBLE MAN, Blumhouse will be given the reins to deliver us a new interpretation of another of the classic Universal Monsters. Maybe it will be Frankenstein….

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BRIDES Cast Filling Out

The order has been placed for a pilot episode, and now the new television series based on Count Dracula’s vampire brides, to be entitled THE BRIDES, has started putting together its cast. Gina Torres, most recognizable for FIREFLY and SERENITY, was the first name revealed. Now hers has been joined by others. Katherine Reis from…

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Pattinson’s Batmobile

Director Matt Reeves shared the first look at the new Batmobile from the upcoming film THE BATMAN to his Twitter account. There isn’t a lot of detail, just enough to titillate, really. What do you think of it? It has sort of a MAD MAX look to it. More built for speed than the “Tumbler”…

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THE CHOSEN Part Two: IN THE PADDED BELLY OF A CONCRETE WHALE Chapter Four

The numbers of wounded pouring across the border had grown steadily for a week, coming with the regularity of the tides, the ebb and flow of crippled, ruined bodies numbing in its monotony. Once again, civil war gripped the nation of Bongavi, fueled by the same irreconcilable tribal hatreds that had numerous times before reduced…

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