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THE DEVIL COMMANDS…and Karloff Obeys!

Jan 08, 2015 1 Comment

The fraternity of mad scientists is a tight-knit one. I ought to know, I’ve been a part of it for a while now. Admittedly, I might not be the highest ranking member, but I know a thing or two about my profession. There are certain great names from the past that I draw a lot […]

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TV Horror at its Best: Are You Ready for Boris Karloff’s THRILLER?

Sep 18, 2014 No Comments

They sure don’t make ‘em like they used to! That’s usually the battle cry of every crusty old crab such as myself when it comes to popular entertainment, resulting in a flurry of rolling eyes and groans from kids of the digital generation. Well, keep groaning, kiddies, because yes, horror and suspense today is inferior […]

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Godzilla Movie Review

May 18, 2014 No Comments

GODZILLA (2014): “Return of the King” “History shows again and again How nature points out the folly of man…” —Godzilla Blue Oyster Cult If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. A trite cliché, but one that applies most definitely to this year’s reboot of Godzilla. You probably don’t need me to remind you […]

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The Shapes of Midnight: The Scariest Horror Anthology You’ve Never Heard Of

Apr 15, 2014 2 Comments

Nothing makes such an impact on your mind like a great book that comes out of nowhere to impress itself on your memory. And probably no book creates more of an unforgettable impression than a work of horror. To quote an author of some notoriety in the horror biz—”the oldest and strongest emotion of mankind […]

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Interview with WAGES OF SIN Filmmaker Sam Ingraffia

Jan 19, 2014 No Comments

Sam Ingraffia: The Wages of Art- There are some people who are so creative that their innovation can’t be contained by just one form of expression. Enter Sam Ingraffia, Chicago-born but Los Angeles-bred. To say he wears a lot of hats is doing him an injustice. We could easily spend the next few pages going […]

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R.I.P. Svengoolie: The Baron of Berwyn

Oct 20, 2013 3 Comments

You may not believe it, but there was a time when I had ambitions to be something other than a medical pioneer with dreams of bringing the dead back to life and creating new species of animals. Yes, fiends, there was a time when Dr. Mality ached to be a genuine TV STAR. But not […]

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Farewell, Maestro: A Tribute to Ray Harryhausen

Jul 03, 2013 No Comments

“I had to do everything because I couldn’t find another kindred soul. Now you see eighty people listed doing the same things I was doing by myself.” Sometimes people ask me why I’m so crazy for monsters and so interested in the weird.  I have no trouble tracing my inspiration all the way back to […]

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THE DEVIL’S RAIN Retrospective: The Incredible Melting Movie

Mar 06, 2013 No Comments

The 70’s…when Satan was King! Before the onslaught of derivative slashers and zombie movie flicks, the Devil ruled the box office. During the Satanic “Golden Age” of 1968 to 1977, Old Nick ran rampant at drive-ins, grindhouses and first-run theaters everywhere. The whole country seemed possessed by demons and deviltry and movie-makers, knowing a trend […]

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Blood Riders Book Review

Dec 09, 2012 2 Comments

Blood Riders by Michael P. Spradlin Review by Dr. Abner Mality It’s no secret that I sunk my fangs into the world of horror at a very young age. My formula bottle was full of blood and my rattles were made of bones. However, my appreciation of the Western took much longer to cultivate. When […]

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Scripts from the Crypt: Horror Anthologies Part 2

Jun 27, 2012 No Comments

Welcome back, fear freaks! I’ve missed you. Is the reverse true? Really? Too bad, you’re stuck with me anyway! Where were we last time? Oh yes, discussing the subject of horror anthologies in film! Let us continue down this gruesome path a bit further now. When last I left you, we had taken a look […]

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