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DAYS OF THE DEAD Is Nearly Upon Us

June is here, and Days of the Dead is nearly upon us. IS nearly upon us? Yes my Little Monsters, I know it sounds grammatically incorrect, but it’s not…trust me.  The reason why it is, in fact, correct is because I happen to be referring to a singular event, the annual horror convention that will […]

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HorrorHound Weekend: A Celebration of What We Love to Fear

.   Since July 2007, fans have attended HorrorHound Weekend to have the chance to mingle with monsters, monster makers, victims, and final girls. Right now HorrorHound Weekend’s Indianapolis convention is just under four weeks away. “Why should I go?”, you ask. Well, because David Arquette,Michael Rooker, Tony Todd, and Pam Grier will be appearing […]

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NEW HORROR-THEMED COMIC ‘BURIAL PLOTS’ COMBINES WEREWOLVES AND MUMMIES

Critically acclaimed writers and producers Chris LaMartina and Jimmy George (‘WNUF Halloween Special’, ‘Call Girl of Cthulhu’ , have teamed up to create BURIAL PLOTS, the first comic to be made and soon released from Baltimore’s Midnight Crew Studios. Inspired by classic comics ‘Tales From The Crypt ‘ and ‘The Witching Hour’, the new horror […]

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An Open Letter to New Line “Cynema”: Take A Stab At Something Different

To: New Line Cinema From: B Harrison Smith Re: Friday the 13th: Tommy Jarvis vs. Jason Vorhees Make Tommy vs. Jason. You’re sitting a goldmine. I am told the rights to Friday the 13th are a mess. Paramount owns some, you own some. Some are parceled out to TV while the films retain others and […]

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Consuming Cynema PART I

A persistent misconception immediately after the 911 attacks in 2001 is that President George W. Bush urged Americans “to go shopping.” This was not the case. Over the years it’s been simplified into that message. In reality The President said this, “It’s to tell the traveling public: Get on board. Do your business around the […]

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Cynema: Godzilla vs. Gino

“We spared no expense.” – Sir Richard Attenborough, Jurassic Park Rumors circulated Hollywood since the early 1990’s of an American Godzilla movie. Writers and directors left the project and by 1996, Toho and Sony/Tri Star came to terms and the producing team of Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich were anointed to bring a full fledged […]

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Cynema: Fright Night or…Why Remake When You Can Retitle?

  Posterwork for the original 1985 “Fright Night” Remaking a film falls under the old adage: “Just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should.” Netflix reviews or more accurately, article comments are dotted with such phrases like: “the film is old” or  “it’s dated.” Better yet, “it’s foreign.” All three signify a concern […]

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Halloween III: A Second Look

  “You don’t really know much about Halloween.”  – Conal Cochran  It’s the one without Michael Myers. It has nothing to do with the other movies. This one sucks. Right? Well you’re right on two counts.  Halloween III: Season of the Witch does not have Michael Myers. It is not connected in any way to […]

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