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Beyond Rue Morgue: Further Tales of Edgar Allan Poe’s 1st Detective Book Review

Oct 02, 2013 No Comments by

Let’s talk for a minute about Edger Allan Poe. This will be a largely superficial, shallow, glib and possibly even pointless conversation, but by God, I feel compelled to have it. Poe was a guy (yeah I just called Edgar Allan Poe a “guy,” and yeah, I feel comfortable referring to him just by his […]

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Jago Book Review

Apr 17, 2013 No Comments by

I’m going to start by inventing a three-tiered system of designating levels of craziness in pop culture. This will probably be my legacy, so I need to take it seriously. I hope you understand, dear reader, that you are an active participant in history here. First, a definition: by “craziness,” I mean the crappy nonsensicalness […]

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Amongst the Dead Book Review

Feb 28, 2013 No Comments by

Everyone has a line that he won’t cross. Some point that you just won’t go beyond, where you will stand, proud and defiant, and to hell with the consequences. I’m talking, of course, about pop culture. For some people, Jar Jar is a bridge too far. Or nipples on the Batsuit. Or SANDINISTA! Then there […]

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Dracula Cha Cha Cha Book Review

Nov 18, 2012 No Comments by

DRACULA CHA CHA CHA by Kim Newman (Titan Books) In the 7th grade, my English teacher had us read – aloud – the play FLIGHT INTO DANGER by Arthur Hailey. This was an undeniable time-filling exercise, and in the fog of boredom, body odor, and hormones that is the barely-teen male, certain familiarities began to […]

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Sep 12, 2012 No Comments by

Setup vs. payoff. Horror fans, you know it well. Basically that means the shit you have to put up with to get to the good stuff. Horror, more than any other genre, sees a lot of crap put out to make a quick buck. Sure, roller disco aficionados have XANADU, and 14-year-old male boob enthusiasts […]

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The Hand Of Fu-Manchu Book Review

Jul 19, 2012 No Comments by

I recently watched Disney’s PETER PAN again for the first time in a long while. I could tell you that this was because there’s a 3 ½-year old in my life, but that would be a lie. My robust knowledge of the intricacies and mythology of the DORA THE EXPLORER-verse, however, is another story. But […]

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Anno Dracula + The Bloody Red Baron Book Reviews

May 06, 2012 1 Comment by

Vampires have remained popular, more or less, for the past hundred years or so. By that I mean there’s been no time where people were saying en masse, “Say, what are these ‘vampires’ of which you speak? They drink what now?” But a couple of years ago, boy, you couldn’t throw a bulb of garlic […]

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