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Retro Review: ‘Alone in the Dark’

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The early 1980’s proved to be an interesting time for horror, the gritty exploitation films of the 70’s still had a powerful legacy while the slasher genre was only growing in popularity. It… Continue reading

Book Review: The Siren and the Specter

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On the banks of the Rappahannock River stands the infamous Alexander House. For centuries it has built a reputation as one of the most haunted houses in America. As the tale goes, a… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Lady Street Fighter’

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In 1975, B-movie director James Bryan made the movie, Deadly Games. It was promptly locked in a vault so that nobody would have to suffer it. That is until 1981, wanting to ride… Continue reading

Cryptozoology and the Law

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When discussing cryptozoological animals in a group, the idea inevitably comes up of shooting such a creature and claiming a reward. To some this may sound like a doable idea, however many regions… Continue reading

Spotlight On: Charlie Chaplin

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Born to a family of unsuccessful entertainers in London, Charles Spencer Chaplin would find the urge to perform early on in his life. As soon as he was old enough, Chaplin travelled the… Continue reading

Classic Scene: The Grapefruit Scene

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The Grapefruit Scene The Public Enemy (1931) Directed by William A. Wellman The Scene: Despite the objections of his war hero brother, Tom Powers (James Cagney) is growing quite accustomed to the gangster… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘The Born Losers’

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In the 1950’s husband-wife duo of actor Tom Laughlin and screenwriter/producer Delores Taylor created their very own movie hero. A grizzled veteran who lived by a moral code and used his abilities to… Continue reading

Creepy Mysteries: Houska Castle

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Constructed over 700 years ago Houska Castle in the Czech Republic is built over a chasm, which for centuries those who live in the area leads straight to Hell itself. Before anything else… Continue reading

The Outer Limits Top 10 Episodes

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Do not attempt to adjust your set, we are in control……and after all this is a computer/tablet/phone you are reading not a television. From 1963-1965 the science fiction anthology show the Outer Limits… Continue reading

Actors Who Quit Hollywood

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It seems as though in the acting profession few people truly ever quit. Usually as actors and actresses grow older they just appear in fewer and fewer movies until they pass away. But… Continue reading