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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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Oooh. Aaah. Third WALKING DEAD TV Series. Woop.

It has zombies in it so I have to report on it. But in the interest of complete honesty, I couldn’t care less about the second THE WALKING DEAD spinoff, the third THE WALKING DEAD series overall. While the flagship series continues to lose viewers, the people at AMC continue to squeeze the udders of…

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KISS Plays for Sharks

Most everybody today is familiar with the phrase “jump the shark,” but not everyone out there knows where that comes from. There was an episode of the hit TV series HAPPY DAYS wherein the lead character, the Fonz, literally jumped over a shark while waterskiing. That’s the point where the show started to lose its…

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Tis the Season

Halloween season is now in full swing and I’m loving it. It’s the one time of year when it’s okay for all the normal people to join us Horror lovers in our celebration of all things spooky. There’s Halloween everywhere for the eye to behold. Appleby’s is offering special $1 “Vampire Cocktails.” Each one comes…

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Movie Review: JOKER

First and foremost, make no mistake. This is a Horror movie. And if it doesn’t scare the hell out of you, either you are lacking the ability for insight or you just aren’t paying attention. The movie questions what kind of world, what kind of factors, could create a monster like the Joker and then…

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The Black Zodiac

The best part of the remake of THIR13EN GHOSTS (I’ll spell it the way they do) from 2001 is the “Black Zodiac” of nasty ghosts they created for it. (The original 13 GHOSTS, a creation of the brilliantly creative mind of showman extraordinaire William Castle, is a superior movie. Just FYI.) Who was your favorite…

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LOON LAKE

Here is the official press release for LOON LAKE, the latest offering from independent director Ansel Faraj, starring David Selby and Kathryn Leigh Scott (Quentin Collins and Maggie Evans, among numerous other roles, on DARK SHADOWS): “LOS ANGELES, California (September 26, 2019) Acclaimed independent filmmaker Ansel Faraj, the writer/director behind Doctor Mabuse and The Last…

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Sarcophagus Relocation

For the first time ever, since King Tutankhamen was placed inside it and it was then placed inside his royal tomb in the Valley of the Kings, the sarcophagus of King Tut has been removed from his tomb. You might be wondering how it was that Howard Carter, after he discovered the tomb in 1922,…

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