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The Last Voyage of the Demeter is Another Universal Failure

Universal holds a special place in my heart. Being a devoted fan of horror movies, some of my earliest memories in this genre are intertwined with the Universal Monsters: Dracula, Frankenstein, Wolfman and The Mummy. These legendary characters held immense… Continue Reading →

American Horror Story: Double Feature Brings Vamps “By the Sea” in Red Tide

Vampires never really receive full credit as characters. Sure, at one point in time, they used to be human beings who had feelings. But after a hideous transformation, they’ve become bloodsucking killers with one-track minds. The Twilight franchise proved that… Continue Reading →

Snowed in With Svengoolie

A snow day, here or there, does a body good. More importantly, it’s a good thing, to take a few deep breaths and relax mentally and physically, for a little bit. But too much of a good thing is very,… Continue Reading →

What Happened to AMC’s FearFest?

FearFest: Just the mere mention of that word recalls a great holiday tradition that I would enjoy for many years. But, at some point — maybe recently — something changed. Oh, the horror!

Mummy Impossible: Franchise Starter

Stephen King’s book,┬áDanse Macabre, is a fascinating take on writing, horror and society. He begins the book by offering three main archetypes. There is the werewolf, the vampire and the thing without a name. He spends much of the next… Continue Reading →

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