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THEY ONLY MOVED THE HEADSTONES BUT THEY LEFT ALL THE BODIES

Sound familiar? POLTERGEIST anyone? Only this really happened. And there is worse than mere greed to blame for it. There is an apartment complex in Tampa, Florida that is built on top of a cemetery. This burial ground was set aside for the interment of black people at the beginning of the 20th Century. Then…

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Another THE WALKING DEAD Series Named

They’re going to call it THE WALKING DEAD: WORLD BEYOND. This is the new series designed to court the feminist/youth demographic by featuring two young women as the leads. The spin says that the show will “feature two young female protagonists and focus on the first generation to come of age in the apocalypse as…

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And On The Subject of Richard Brake

While appreciating Richard Brake’s slimy-chilling-evil performance as the “Midnight Wolfman” Foxy Coltrane in Rob Zombie’s 3 FROM HELL, where he had the unenviable task of subbing for Sid Haig, who was, sadly, too sick to appear in more than one scene (and who died not too long ago), I decided to google him. Turns out…

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Movie Review: 3 FROM HELL

There probably shouldn’t have been a sequel to THE DEVIL’S REJECTS. It was too perfect as is, the story complete, ending in a poetic and, strangely, violently beautiful manner. But if there had to be a sequel to that movie, it shouldn’t have been done without Sid Haig. Any such sequel to the former movie…

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Movie Review: TOLKIEN

Ringwraiths. That’s the vampire connection. The Nazgul. They *are* featured in this movie, even if you are only given a few brief glimpses. Those glimpses are well worth it. The cinematography in this film is beautiful, sumptuous, even depicting as it does the horrors of the battlefield. The director and the screenwriters were smart to…

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Remarks on AMERICAN HORROR STORY: 1984

It seems that this latest season of the hit series was hit or miss with a lot of viewers, and some critics, too. But what did *I* think of it? With the airing of the final episode (and my subsequent viewing thereof), I was satisfied. I’d been entertained, and the series wrapped things up in…

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Happy Anniversary, SALEM’S LOT!

Memory is a tricky thing, especially when you’re remembering things from your early childhood. SALEM’S LOT aired on CBS from November 17th through November 24th, 1979. That would have been local channel 19 for me, back when there were only three networks and three television channels. That would put me in the third grade, eight…

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Unholy Water

I am a sucker. I freely admit it. Offer me something that registers on my “cool” gauge at a reasonable price and chances are mighty good that I will buy it. If you don’t believe me, ask Funko. As I sit typing at my computer, there is a small vial of dirt on my desk…

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Remember GARGOYLES?

In so many ways, there is this clear demarcation line between the 80s and the 90s. And it isn’t just in my perceptions, either. True, the 80s were the decade of my childhood and the 90s my first decade of “adulthood,” so there would have been a change in my perceptions, yes. But everything did…

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They’re Just Birds

The lady who wrote this article must be a city girl. Or more likely she’s just playing devil’s advocate. But anybody who looks at an owl, even the ghost-faced owl, and mistakes it for an alien or a ghost is for sure a city slicker. Or under the influence of some chemical. Or probably both….

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Bale Regrets Stress To His Body

If you’ve seen THE MACHINIST—and if you haven’t, why not?—you know how disturbing it was to even look at Christian Bale, he’d lost so much weight. He looked downright cadaver-ish. Then he went from that straight to having to bulk up to play Batman. Then he lost a lot of weight again for RESCUE DAWN….

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Pattinson’s Doppelganger

I think I’ve got it figured out. Being a huge TWIN PEAKS mark helped. For those of you culturally deprived who never watched the show, let me explain. The hero, FBI agent Dale Cooper, was trapped in another dimension, the “Black Lodge,” for 25 years between the show’s second and third seasons. During this time…

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