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Blumhouse Casts Its INVISIBLE MAN

I wrote about all the dimwits getting upset when Aldis Hodge was cast in the upcoming THE INVISIBLE MAN film, as they assumed he had been given the lead role. Surprise of surprises, they were wrong. I doubt they even realize they were wrong, though, as consumed as they are currently with obsessing over a…

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Collinwood From Above

I don’t know who took this photograph or I would credit him/her. Whoever did it has my thanks and appreciation. The photo shows Collinwood, the grand house from DARK SHADOWS, from above, probably taken from a helicopter. The Collinwood from the original series, that is, not the 90s remake series. And not the Collinwood from…

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Luke Evans Noticed!

Some guy went and got a tattoo of Luke Evans as Dracula from the underrated (yet admittedly lousily-edited DRACULA UNTOLD). It’s an impressive piece, sure enough, impressive enough that Luke Evans himself took notice, wondering on Instagram if the tattoo were even real due to the proficiency with which it was rendered. Said Evans: “Is…

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Bela at BLOBFEST

Every year the town of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania celebrates its annual BLOBFEST, a commemoration of that classic fright flick filmed in their area. The centerpiece of the celebration is the historic Colonial Theater, the building attacked by the Blob in the movie. They stage a “run out” wherein the scene of the patrons fleeing the theater…

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THE WALKING DEAD Is Dead

Talking about the comic book series, here, not the TV series, which will never end. You remember what I said a couple’a weeks ago, about how Robert Kirkman, creator of the THE WALKING DEAD comic book series, is keeping the series going now only because he wants to? Well, he no longer wants to. The…

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Not By Blood Alone

This linked BBC article asks the question “Could I live as a vampire by just drinking blood?” I’ll save you the trouble of reading it if you really don’t want to, and just answer the question for you. No. You cannot. Unless you are a *real* vampire, in which case you would already be “dead”…

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DARK WATER and the Hotel Cecil

The Cecil Hotel has a kinda silly name, but there’s nothing funny about its history. Sixteen people have died there of non-natural causes. Murder victim Elizabeth Short, the “Black Dahlia”, was reportedly seen at the Cecil shortly before her murder. Serial killers Jack Unterweger and Richard Ramirez both lived there. The Cecil Hotel inspired the…

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TV Review: NOS4A2 Episode 7

“Scissors for the Drifter” We finally got to see what that particular game entailed—although I’m betting you, like me, had already figured it out. I wonder why they went with scissors and not just knives. Probably Joe Hill in the novel provides some reasoning behind it. Maybe scissors just look creepier in the hands of…

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Vigo the Carpathian, Klaus Kinski, and Mr. Potato Head

Writing about the 30-year anniversary(!) of GHOSTBUSTERS 2 last week got me to thinking. Upon rumination I began to wonder if they had ever made any action figures of Vigo the Carpathian. I didn’t recall that there were any, but perhaps I missed them. If they did in fact exist, as Vigo was inspired by…

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LOST BOYS is Dead. Long Live the Pizza!

The CW has scrapped its pilot episode of the prospective THE LOST BOYS television series. It plans to re-film everything with an all new cast, excepting a couple of people. No word on whether or not the pilot episode will be rewritten, or whether or not they will give the proverbial boot to director Catherine…

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TV Review: NOS4A2 Episode Six

“The Dark Tunnels” Vic spent only a portion of this episode trapped in the psychiatric hospital, escaping with Jolene to those titular “dark tunnels” via Jolene’s “blade”—a wheelchair. We learn that Jolene was once the prospective fiancée of Charlie Manx, before he tried to run her down with the Wraith after she rebuffed his proposal….

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What is a Vampire?

Let us begin with the dictionary definition: “Vampire: noun (vam·pire) 1: the reanimated body of a dead person believed to come from the grave at night and suck the blood of persons asleep 2a : one who lives by preying on others b : a woman who exploits and ruins her lover” Really, Mr. Webster?…

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