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  • Monster Mania
    Monster Mania 2015
    Cherry Hill, NJ, March 13, 2015: Aria reports live from New Jersey for THE CHATROOM. Monster-Mania Con is the largest horror and film convention to hit the East Coast, March 13th – 15th at the Crown Plaza Hotel located in Cherry Hill, New...
  • Encounter with a Mi-Go
    Scary Picture of the Week: Encounter with the Mi-Go
    This week’s “Picture of the Week” returns to the world of H.P. Lovecraft, this time expounding on the terrible creatures known as the Fungi from Yuggoth or the Mi-Go. These hideous abominations supposedly come from the planet...
  • Scary Picture of the Week: From the Darkness
    Scary Picture of the Week: From the Darkness
    The Picture of the Week for this week is titled “From the Darkness,” and it evokes some of humanity’s darkest fears. Since primitive times, humans have feared large groups of unstoppable beings. Because of this deep-rooted fear,...
  • Nightbreed Director's Cut
    Review of ‘Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut’
    Originally released in 1990, three years after the successful screening of Hellraiser, Clive Barker’s Nightbreed left many fans aching for more, as many had read his 1988 novella Cabal and found its themes of persecuted “monsters&rdquo...
  • Ammit
    Exploring the Egyptian pantheon: Ammit
    Ammit is considered a deity in the Egyptian mythos. Some sources identify her as a goddess, while others refer to her as a demon or monster. She is a female creature depicted as part hippopotamus, lion, and crocodile. When Anubis, the Guardian of...
  • Shoe rubbing monster
    Shoe rubbings: monsters lesson plan
    Today December 4th is Wear Brown Shoes Day. On this day every year people celebrate by wearing brown shoes. This fun day can be a great lead into many interesting activities that both you, your students, or your children will enjoy. This lesson...
  • Jersey Devil Monster of the Week
    Monster of the Week: Jersey Devil
    So-called because the creature is said to inhabit the Pine Barrens of Southern New Jersey, The Jersey Devil is a strange flying creature. There are many descriptions of the makeup of this creature, but common characteristics include a horse-like...
  • Monster of the Week Tiyanak
    Monster of the Week: The Tiyanak of the Philippines
    Found in the western Pacific Ocean, The Philippines consists of more than 7,000 islands. Filipinos were influenced by the Spanish, beginning with the arrival of Ferdinand Magellan in 1521. Although the predominant religion in the country is Roman...
  • 'Monster's Inc.' is a frightfully heartwarming film
    'Monster's Inc.' is a frightfully heartwarming film
    When happenstance causes a child to accidentally pass through the doorway into the monster’s world, it is up to two monsters named Sulley and Mike to return the child to her rightful home before she falls prey to a villain’s malevolent...
  • Mothman
    Monsters from Urban Legend
    Although the term “urban legend” implies folklore from an urban area like a heavily populated city, it is actually used to differentiate modern stories and folklore from traditional folktales developed before the advent of modern...
  • Frankenstein Friday:  Monstrous holiday celebrates world's most famous monster
    Frankenstein Friday: Monstrous holiday celebrates world's most famous monster
    Get ready to get your monster on, folks! While one of the best holidays in the entire year is almost here, another annual event is hours away and monsters all over the country are ready to celebrate! According to an Around GT report published on...
  • sleepy hollow
    Review: Sleepy Hollow (S2E2): The Kindred
    After the twist beginning and nail biting (though predictable) conclusion to the season premiere, could the second episode be even better? Well if you love Frankenstein's Monster, then yes.The entire premise of the episode is that Ichabod and...
  • Monsters come in a wide array of shapes and sizes. Some can even be friendly--like those from "Monsters Inc."
    3 things associated with monsters
    Monsters are among the most famous characters associated with Halloween. Depicted as creatures of various shapes, colors, and sizes, monsters have become some of Halloween’s most notable characters. In movies, monsters have been depicted as...
  • 'Monstrously Funny Cartoons' by Christopher Hart: Spooky lessons in cartooning
    'Monstrously Funny Cartoons' by Christopher Hart: Spooky lessons in cartooning
    Just in time for Halloween, but sure to be a hit at any time of year, is Christopher Hart's "Monstrously Funny Cartoons." It's a large paperback book filled with easy-to-follow instructions for drawing cartoon figures of monsters...
  • Obed Marsh
    Lovecraftian Beasties: Obed Marsh & The Deep Ones
    Originally published in 1936, H.P. Lovecraft’s novella The Shadow over Innsmouth tells the tale of an ancient race of water-dwelling creatures who interbreed with the humans living in the port village of Innsmouth. Lovecraft weaves his fears...