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The Zombie Hurricane

Now hurricanes and zombies have something else in common besides New Orleans. In another example of how ubiquitous in modern language has become the term “zombie”, how “over” it is, to use wrestling and carnie parlance, tropical storm Paulette—which just so happens to be the name of my sister-in-law, though I’m certain there is no…Continue readingThe Zombie Hurricane

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The Show Must Go On

As one of those “show people”, working in the entertainment industry, I’m in the same boat as millions of others who’ve seen their careers, their livelihoods, put on hold by the coronavirus pandemic. Broadway is shuttered until next year (though it wouldn’t be surprising if they had to extend their “dark period” as it’s looking…Continue readingThe Show Must Go On

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Ruminating on SHORTCUT, Part Two: It’s a CHUD

CHUD, or C.H.U.D., is an 80s cheeseburger, delicious and deep-fried, high in calories and saturated fat and low (if not utterly devoid) of nutritional value. It’s a pure B-movie, in other words, and a glorious one. CHUD stands for “Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers” or “Contamination Hazard Urban Disposal”. If you take both of them in…Continue readingRuminating on SHORTCUT, Part Two: It’s a CHUD

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Ruminating on SHORTCUT

This one is strictly for those of you who have already seen SHORTCUT, or those who don’t mind spoilers, as the entire post is gonna be nothing *but* one big SPOILER WARNING. Got it? Ite. Don’t say I didn’t warn ya. So my theory is that the creature, the “Nocturnal Wanderer” (or as it is…Continue readingRuminating on SHORTCUT

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Movie Review: SHORTCUT

I’ve said it nearly nonstop since movie theaters reopened, yet the big studios aren’t releasing new films. All these smaller, independent productions, movies that typically would be straight-to-video productions, those films should be given chances to play in theaters. There are a lot of movies like that, some of them real gems. It’s happening, I’m…Continue readingMovie Review: SHORTCUT

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Gummy Brains and Haunted Hooch

It just does my heart good to see all things Halloweeny popping up everywhere at this time of year. Summer is over, and I always have a brief bout of depression kick in. Knowing that I have Halloween to look forward to sure helps. (This year, knowing that I have a vaccine to look forward…Continue readingGummy Brains and Haunted Hooch

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Movie Review: SWALLOW

Pica is a condition wherein a person feels the compulsion to eat non-food substances, sometimes substances that are toxic or dangerous. There are numerous kinds of this disorder, some linked to things like mineral deficiencies. I am reviewing this movie—which isn’t really a Horror movie at all, though it did make the rounds on the…Continue readingMovie Review: SWALLOW

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

Gale sat on the floor, her back against the recliner where Selivanov lay mumbling and groaning. Across the room, one of the guards stood, a menacing obsidian statue, his arms crossed over his chest. Gale looked up at him, then lowered her eyes. Her nose had stopped bleeding from where Charlie had struck her, but…Continue readingTHE CHOSEN Part Three: A STUDY GUIDE TO THE RIDDLE OF THE SPHINX Chapter Three

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Dracula Uses Wolverine’s Blood as Nitrous

You all get the reference from the headline, right? I’m not a gearhead, not even remotely, but even I know what nitrous is, and how it is used in car racing. You install a nitrous oxide kit to your car, and when you hit the gas—the nitrous oxide, not the gasoline—it’s like when Michael Knight…Continue readingDracula Uses Wolverine’s Blood as Nitrous

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Killing THE WALKING DEAD?

“What finally killed THE WALKING DEAD?” asks this linked article. Silly, silly article writer. Nothing can kill THE WALKING DEAD. It will never go away. Even as the announcement has been made that the next season will be the last, there are reports of a spinoff series featuring Norman Reedus’s and Melissa McBride’s characters, plus…Continue readingKilling THE WALKING DEAD?

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A Storm of Bats

Watch this cool video of a developing pattern on radar, a phenomenon in the skies over Phoenix, Arizona. It wasn’t a weather pattern that officials with the National Weather Service captured on their screens, though. It was a flock of bats. (Are they called “flocks” when it’s bats you’re dealing with? I think flocking is…Continue readingA Storm of Bats

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More Mummies

It seems every day recently has brought news of a new discovery in Egypt of the mummy variety. This past week, Khaled al-Anani, the Egyptian Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, announced the discovery of 14 wooden sarcophaguses at the necropolis of Saqqara. These sarcophagi date to 2500 years ago. The week before that, archaeologists had…Continue readingMore Mummies