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Movie Review: THE STRANGERS: PREY AT NIGHT

Why am I reviewing the film here, instead of on our sister site, darkness.com, which caters to all things Horror? I discovered, doing a little research on the film–I wanted to know what the people underneath those scary masks actually look like–well, Dollface, specifically, but while I was at it I checked on the other…

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Romanian Dead Man Fights The Courts To Prove He Is Alive

“I’m not dead!” he maintains. “Yes, you are!” the courts reply. You’d think the very fact that the guy is standing there, telling you that he is alive, would serve as sufficient evidence that he is, in fact, alive. But this is in Romania, so I’m not surprised that they’d require a bit more strenuous…

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Come Back, Countess!

One of the rooms at Wolf’s Museum of Mystery in Saint Augustine, Florida (one of my favorite places in the world), is dedicated to the “Blood Countess,” Elizabeth Bathory. The gang at Wolf’s, however, has announced that this exhibit is soon to close. This isn’t necessarily sad news, though, for three reasons. For one thing,…

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Blood: It Does A Body Good

I don’t want to be labeled a poser, so allow me to confess right upfront that I am not a sanguivore. I have never felt the urge or compulsion to consume blood. My passion for vampirism trends strictly towards the folkloric and Mythic. I never even knew a sanguivore–a living human being who consumes blood,…

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How To Become A Vampire

In the opinion of this English major, AS YOU LIKE IT is the weakest of Shakespeare’s works. It’s derivative of other Shakespearean plays, featuring recycled plot tropes and stock characters. According to tradition, the Bard had tried to offer up serious fare, his histories, his tragedies, some gravitas, some depth, but the theatre-goers wanted silliness,…

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Boyega as Blade?

If I were going to compile a list of actors to potentially replace Wesley Snipes in the role of Blade, the half-vampire vampire slayer, STAR WARS’ John Boyega would be near the top of that list. I daresay he should be at the top of yours, too. He is, in fact, at the top of…

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Celluloid Revenants

No, that isn’t the name for an Alternative band. But it easily could be. The title of this article is in reference to the practice of putting deceased movie stars into modern films via CGI. Or, as is the case with DEATH KISS (which is either a loving homage to, or a blatant rip-off of,…

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NOSFERATU On The Backburner

Bummer. But only a partial bummer. Anya Taylor-Joy, who jumped onto my radar and my celebrity crush list after appearing in THE WITCH (aka THE VVITCH) a couple’a-three years ago, then delivered crackerjack performances in SPLIT and MORGAN, has revealed that Robert Eggers, writer and director of that first-mentioned film, who has expressed interest in…

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NOSFERATU Grew Hair

In a sense, every vampire movie that has been made since 1922 has been a sequel to NOSFERATU, since it was the one that started it all. But the 1979 remake of NOSFERATU, directed by Werner Herzog and starring the erratic but brilliant Klaus Kinski–and a classic in its own right–had a more direct sequel….

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ToHo Vampires

ToHo does Godzilla. Everybody knows that. They do kaiju. It’s like certain studios, and certain cultures, have their own unique territory staked out. (Pun intended, and unavoidable.) ToHo does giant monsters, Hammer did (and now does again) gothic Horror, Universal did the classics. This appearance is illusory, though. There were plenty of giant monster movies…

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THE WALKING DEAD Hits A Pothole

Not to be confused with a PLOT hole, which the series has managed to mostly avoid throughout its lengthy run, but the show did take a noticeable hit this past week, when the season eight midseason premier bowed to the lowest numbers ever for a midseason return. It would seem that viewers, mourning the death…

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WE ARE ALL MONSTERS Movie Coming

Shades of the I AM LEGEND movie that could have been. Navot Papushado and Aharon Keshales, who wrote and directed the gritty revenge thriller BIG BAD WOLVES (selected by Quentin Tarantino as the best movie of 2013–not a bad little distinction to earn, there, guys) will be adapting the short story of the same title…

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