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What Could Go Wrong?

First of all, this is happening on a place called the Isle of Wight. Hel-LO! That alone should be a tip-off! A “wight” is a zombie, a revenant. Everybody knows that. Why then would you knowingly build a house on top of a grave on a place named for zombies? (I don’t know if the…

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Photosensitive Posters

Brilliant idea. But is it like that old Daffy Duck cartoon, where Daffy drinks nitroglycerin and tons of other explosives and then swallows a match? He and Bugs were competing for the attentions of an audience, as I recall, with Bugs getting a far bigger pop. Daffy explodes, literally, and the audience goes wild. Bugs…

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Unholy Vamps

Here’s a Christian website talking about vampires. They lost me with the first two sentences, though. “As a culture we are obsessed with destructive monsters. I mean, how many vampire movies and TV shows do we really need?” This makes me want to respond in a not-so-Christian manner, but I try to avoid using the…

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TV Review: WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS: “The Orgy”

This is the first episode of the series I cannot rave about. It had some funny moments, some really funny moments, but overall it just wasn’t on the same level as all the previous episodes. All the sex humor felt forced. They were trying too hard to make it funny. And I didn’t care for…

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Dead Bricks

I saw that this linked article mentioned the KLF and my mind immediately kicked in with the song “3 a.m. Eternal” by The KLF, which then immediately transitioned to “Justified and Ancient,” the song they did with Tammy Wynette. (“Tammy, stand by the jam!”) This is the same KLF. I think. They’re making a comeback….

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LOST BOYS Lost In Translation

When they decided to hire the lady who directed TWILIGHT, I knew this one was shot. Recent reports only serve to underscore my initial prediction. The pilot episode of prospective THE LOST BOYS TV show has been sent back to the shop for retooling, i.e. they are filming parts of it or all of it…

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Nandor and Bela

There was an homage in the most recent episode of WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS that only the hardcore geeks are likely to have gotten. Did you catch it? Nandor, portrayed by actor Kayvan Novak, is my favorite character on the show, because he is obviously based on the historical Vlad Dracula. (Novak has…

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Robert Pattinson is Batman?!?

That would be a definite “maybe.” A possibility. There has been some definite gun-jumping going on, by pretty much every news site. The site that originally reported it, Variety, was quick to say that it was not yet official. That hasn’t stopped everybody and his kid sister’s cousin from shouting from the rooftops that Pattinson…

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Suffolk Pink

I’m a heterosexual male. A mighty strange one, most folks would be quick to tell you, but a heterosexual male nonetheless. I’m not that fashion-friendly. To me, there are only a handful of colors. Red, blue, green, yellow, and the like. And pink. I know that there are some 220 different varieties of pink. My…

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The Screaming Mummy

What makes a mummy scream? Being forced to commit suicide, it would seem. Granted this forced suicide—and if it’s forced, can it even really be called suicide?—was likely better than the alternative, which was a gruesome public execution. Prince Pentaweret was royalty, though, the son of Pharaoh Ramses III, so he got special treatment. In…

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Revisiting the Classics: THE MUMMY’S SHROUD

Out of all Hammer’s Mummy movies, this one is probably the least known. Terence Fisher’s THE MUMMY had Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing, and THE CURSE OF THE MUMMY’S TOMB rode the former’s coattails. BLOOD FROM THE MUMMY’S TOMB is the one that was supposedly cursed (and would have had Peter Cushing if his wife’s…

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Book Review: THE BRUTE by Joseph Conrad

Mr. Conrad’s name is inextricably linked to his most famous work, HEART OF DARKNESS. But he wrote a lot of other material, too. Recently I discovered one of his short stories, entitled THE BRUTE, and I loved it. This is one that you could argue doesn’t really belong on a site like this, as one…

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