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Interview with FANGORIA Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Ken Hanley

Jul 27, 2016 No Comments

When FANGORIA first hit the newsstands in 1979, the world, both the real one and the horror-centric one that so many of us choose to indulge ourselves in whenever possible, was a much different place.  Trailer leaks, Comic Cons, digital publishing and, frankly, competition simply weren’t issues for FANGO upon its debut.  The magazine that […]

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Interview with Cadabra Records’ Jonathan Dennison

Jul 11, 2016 No Comments

Greetings, humanoids! Those of you who have been following Ravenous Monster for a while now may have already checked out some of my reviews of Cadabra Records’ macabre products. In the past, I’ve looked at their vinyl release of H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Hound/The Music of Erich Zann” and also Lee Brown Coye’s “Where Is Abby? […]

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Throw 1981 to the Wolves: THE HOWLING and AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON Retrospectives

Jul 07, 2016 4 Comments

1981 was an amazing year. The word internet was first mentioned. Lady Diana married Charles, the Prince of Wales. The first flight of the US space shuttle Columbia took place. Muhammad Ali retired with a record of 55-5. Researchers found the Titanic wreck at the bottom of the Atlantic. Peter Sutcliffe, also known as the […]

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Goosebumps: A Loving Retrospective

Nov 03, 2015 2 Comments

“I feel happy to terrify kids.” – R.L Stine From 1992 to 1997, R.L. Stine spooked children across the globe with sixty-two books. Not only were the stories deliciously devious, but the book cover art provided by Tim Jacobus was equally unnerving and the titles were just – mwwwauh!—perfecto.  350 million copies later and Goosebumps […]

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Wes Craven and Me: A Eulogy from Generation-X

Aug 31, 2015 2 Comments

Prolific filmmaker and horror legend Wes Craven passed away from brain cancer on August 30th, 2015—what was yesterday as I type these words. I had no idea he was sick so his death comes as quite a shock. The malevolent “C-Word” snatches another one from our midst and leaves a hole in horror cinema that’s […]

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The Homespun Horror of Lee Brown Coye

Aug 27, 2015 2 Comments

Scrawny and thin, my dead come in But looks are soon forgotten I fill the hollows in their cheeks With little wads of cotton I set their hair a’waving fair And pull their eyelids down And like a sculptor ply my art To banish scowl and frown For death is brief and so is grief […]

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The Sons of Zaroff: The Most Dangerous Game and Real Murder

Aug 18, 2015 No Comments

When something bad happens, and when the perpetrator or perpetrators show the obvious signs of influence from popular culture, the question usually comes up. In this case, it’s always THE QUESTION: does art imitate life, or does life imitate art? It’s rhetorical, of course. The relationship between art and life is akin to the bond […]

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Fear the Walking Dead and the State of Modern Zombies

Aug 06, 2015 No Comments

As a dedicated fan of The Walking Dead, it’s hard not to be excited about the spinoff series Fear the Walking Dead premiering at the end of August. It’s strange to think that audiences started with a cop getting shot during a car chase and now have a complex mythology surrounding walkers, the monsters that […]

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Remembering Sir Christopher Lee

Jun 30, 2015 6 Comments

Christopher Lee passed away on June 7, 2015 after hospitalization for respiratory problems and heart failure.  The news of his passing was not made world-wide until June 11, only after his wife of 54 years was able to reach all family and friends with the news first. Sir Christopher Lee once kindly said to an […]

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The Rise and Fall of Lionel Atwill

May 05, 2015 6 Comments

“One side of my face is gentle and kind, incapable of anything but love of my fellow man. The other side, the other profile, is cruel and predatory and evil, incapable of anything but the lusts and dark passions. It all depends on which side of my face is turned toward you—or the camera. It […]

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