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Drinking Up the Vampire

I hit up a nearby Appleby’s this past weekend. I had to check out the Vampire Freaky Tiki rum punch (for only a dollar!). It was tasty. Fruity. My friend who had gone with me ordered the “Spooky Sips” Tipsy Zombie. It came with a little gummy brain floating in it. The Vampire came with…

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JOKER and Cinematic Responsibility

Will JOKER get any (of the well-deserved) attention at the Academy Awards next year? Will Joaquin Phoenix get his well-deserved Oscar nomination? If not it will likely be because of politics. Stupid, overwoke, PC crybaby nonsense—or maybe not. If this article offers any realistic gauge, then even those who found the movie uncomfortable (Note: It’s…

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Pattinson’s Batman finds his Catwoman

It’s Zoe Kravitz. You know, Aquaman’s stepdaughter. (DC is keepin’ it in the family these days, it seems.) I don’t know if I’m worried about this or not. I’m not excited about it, but I don’t know if I’m worried. I don’t have a problem with them casting a black woman in the role when…

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The Mummy 4 Would Have Been the Aztec Mummy?!

I won’t get carried away. The Mummy that Brendan Frazier would have been fighting in the proposed THE MUMMY 4, which never got made, might not have been Popoca, the star of the wonderfully cheddery Aztec Mummy trilogy of films from late 1950s, THE AZTEC MUMMY, THE CURSE OF THE AZTEC MUMMY, and THE ROBOT…

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GHOSTER

I try to be fair. Really. If I ever get paid to plug something on this or one of our sister sites (werewolves.com and darkness.com) I will always say so. (That’s only ever happened once, by the way, and I did note in the article that I was a “compensated endorser.”) Sometimes people send me…

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Movie Review: SCARY STORIES

The most interesting aspect of this documentary, to me, was the parts dealing with the SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK books and their battles against censorship. Not that the rest of it isn’t totally watchable. The biography of the book’s creator, Alvin Schwartz (they really didn’t make much out of the life’s story…

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Movie Review: THE ADDAMS FAMILY

Subtext. In a kid’s cartoon. Believe it or not. The themes of individuality in conflict with uniformity; bullying, including cyber-bullying; the way in which people today are so easily led around like sheep, manipulated by social media; the dangers of fake reporting and simply believing everything you see online; xenophobia, perhaps even racism; gentrification. In…

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On the Season Finale of THE TERROR: INFAMY

I ended up liking it more than the first season of the show, a show which by all rights should never have had a second season since it was based on a book and the storyline from that book was completed. But if future installments of THE TERROR as an anthology piece can maintain the…

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Dracula in the Peach State

Sounds like the title for a movie that really should have been made, doesn’t it? But no, I’m actually talking about a play that’s going on now right now. My friend Crystal O’Leary-Davidson, who in her day job is a professor of English at Middle Georgia State University, is serving as the director for this…

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The Scooby-Doo/DARK SHADOWS Connection

Growing up, I’d seen Collinwood, the sprawling mansion that served as home to the Collins family in DARK SHADOWS, and never even knew it. DARK SHADOWS went off the air in the spring of 1971. I was born a few months later. As none of the local stations (we only had a handful, representing the…

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Movie Review: LOON LAKE

Directed and co-written by young up-and-coming filmmaker Ansel Faraj, LOON LAKE is based on a real-life folktale from the Minnesota area, one I’d surprisingly never heard of. (This bears further investigation!) What initially drew my attention to the film is the fact that David Selby and Kathryn Leigh Scott of DARK SHADOWS fame have starring…

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A Trip to THE SHED

This forthcoming vampire flick, THE SHED, should not be confused with the Christian novel of the same name that took off a few years back. No, wait, that’s THE SHACK. Never mind. They don’t have the same title, and they for sure don’t have similar plotlines. THIS movie is about a bullied teenager who hits…

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