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HOCUS POCUS beats THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

Only in 2020 could it happen. HOCUS POCUS has topped the box office record achieved by THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK! No, not really. Not if we’re talking about the *total* box office. It isn’t even remotely close, if we’re looking at the grand total. *But* if we are going by the amount of dough brought…Continue readingHOCUS POCUS beats THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

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Upcoming Vampire Projects: FIRST KILL and BOYS FROM COUNTY HELL

Emma Roberts of SCREAM and AMERICAN HORROR STORY fame (and beating up her fiancée Evan Peters infamy—although in fairness it does seem that he was throwing some hands in her direction, too) will be producing a vampire-themed series for Netflix entitled FIRST KILL, which is based on a Young Adult story by writer Victoria “V.E.”…Continue readingUpcoming Vampire Projects: FIRST KILL and BOYS FROM COUNTY HELL

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THE CHOSEN Part Three: A STUDY GUIDE TO THE RIDDLE OF THE SPHINX Chapter 6

Manny lived in a small cabin behind the church, consisting of a bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen. The latter contained a back door which opened onto a view of a landscape that went on forever. Not a single building or tree interrupted the dominion of sand and rock. The desert rose and fell as it stretched…Continue readingTHE CHOSEN Part Three: A STUDY GUIDE TO THE RIDDLE OF THE SPHINX Chapter 6

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DARK SHADOWS Halloween Reunion

This is exciting news! DARK SHADOWS alumni Lara Parker, David Selby, Nancy Barrett, Marie Wallace, James Storm, Roger Davis, Sharon Smyth, Christopher Pennock, and Kathryn Leigh Scott will all be taking part in a live presentation on Halloween night, moderated by Ansel Faraj and Jack Fields. You can catch it on this YouTube channel! It’s…Continue readingDARK SHADOWS Halloween Reunion

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Dracula and Frankenstein, Together Again

When it comes to records, literal records, being back on store shelves, I have a twofold reaction. When I see the prices that today’s hipsters are paying for these records, I just chuckle and shake my head. On the other hand, it makes me smile for a different reason. Being old enough to remember, barely,…Continue readingDracula and Frankenstein, Together Again

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A Plethora of Witches

Artist Jordan Monsell, owner of SilhouettesbyJordan and creator of that bodacious poster featuring all, or dang-near most, of the characters from Stephen King’s works, has created a new poster, this one featuring witches. Lots and lots of witches, from all over pop-culture, from movies and books and cartoons. Can you identify them all? Some are…Continue readingA Plethora of Witches

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Pattinson Behaving Badly?

Even though I say, cynically, that I can no longer be surprised by the human capacity for stupidity, it isn’t true. I still get surprised, every day. Five minutes spent on social media is more than enough to confirm for me that people get stupider with each passing day. Now we mustn’t confuse stupidity with…Continue readingPattinson Behaving Badly?

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Get Lit. Er, Bit.

This past weekend, I dropped by my nearest Applebees restaurant to enjoy their Halloween-themed beverages, the Tipsy Zombie and the Dracula’s Juice. I didn’t consume them both, no; as I had my lovely wifey with me, I ordered one drink and she the other, then we swapped them back and forth. I found both delicious.…Continue readingGet Lit. Er, Bit.

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THE CHOSEN Part Three: A STUDY GUIDE TO THE RIDDLE OF THE SPHINX Chapter 5

Manny laughed, a deep warm laugh that shook his ample belly and made Brian feel more at ease despite himself. The priest clapped Brian on the shoulder and Brian smiled. Dave grinned. “Manny, I have to ask a favor,” Dave said. Manny looked more serious. “You need some of the earth? You sick, Coyote?” “It’s…Continue readingTHE CHOSEN Part Three: A STUDY GUIDE TO THE RIDDLE OF THE SPHINX Chapter 5

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Skeletor’s Staff

Five-hundred big ones. Five Benjamin Franklins. That’s a little too rich for my blood. (Actually, my blood is fine with it. That’s too pricey for my pocketbook. My blood would love to have an official Skeletor MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE staff.) The staff will be life-sized (that is to say, it is the size that…Continue readingSkeletor’s Staff

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Jason Unmade

Unmade *thus far*, that is. I sure hope it gets made. I’ve reported previously on the plan by Tom McLoughlin, writer and director of FRIDAY THE 13TH PART SIX: JASON LIVES, for a new installment in the franchise, as soon as the whole thing with the lawsuit is settled and they can get back to…Continue readingJason Unmade

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Baking Horrors, Part Two: Black Garlic

I didn’t know it existed until a couple of days ago. I’ve been reading about vampires all my life, and been somewhat familiar with garlic from life in general (and as a dude who loves him some Italian food!), but I had never heard of black garlic. Not even once. Not until it was brought…Continue readingBaking Horrors, Part Two: Black Garlic