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  • 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...
  • Rye O'Chanter on the run
    'The Luck Uglies' is a great back to school fantasy for middle grade readers
    "The Luck Uglies", http://www.amazon.com/The-Luck-Uglies-Paul-Durham/dp/0062271504is a fantasy for the child in all of us. Paul Durham's fantastical world has a great young female character, an evil Earl, monsters, a little magic,...
  • American Monsters
    Linda Godfrey on 'American Monsters'
    Q&A with Linda Godfrey on her new book "American MonstersA History of Monster Lore, Legends, and Sightings in America".American Monsters can be found here at Amazon.Are the historical accounts of monsters sightings similar or...
  • Perdita Weeks in "As Above, So Below"
    ‘As Above, So Below’ descends into inept horror
    The new horror movie “As Above, So Below” will make your head hurt. Not only will the spastic camerawork give you a massive headache, but so will the inept storytelling, paper-thin character development, and lack of genuine frights....
  • La Planchada
    Monster of the Week: Mexico’s ‘La Planchada’
    The legend of Mexico’s “La Planchada” is relatively recent, starting in the early 1900s or so. La Planchada is the ghost of a nurse who wanders the halls of hospitals throughout Mexico, particularly in the cities. She is a...
  • Take a vacation to "Lake Placid" with Scream Factory
    Take a vacation to "Lake Placid" with Scream Factory
    If I had to pick one movie that I believe jettisoned the current craze for schlocky creature features to where it’s at now, it would be 1999’s “Lake Placid.” Full of ridiculous characters, gory killings, and a cameo from...
  • 'Ginger Snaps' Blu-Ray Review
    'Ginger Snaps' Blu-Ray Review
    In a world where mythic monsters dwell the 2000 film 'Ginger Snaps' stands alone. A twist cone mix that's one part 'The Trouble with Angels' one part 'I Was a Teenage Werewolf' and pure blood at its core. This tale of...
  • Clive Barker's Nightbreed #1
    Clive Barker's Nightbreed #1
    Boom! Studios, which have kept Clive Barker’s Hellraiser alive (so to speak) in comic book form, has released another of Barker’s creations with the publication of Clive Barker’s NIGHTBREED #1! Based on his 1988 novel Cabal,...
  • Godzilla
    Conquering new horizons: Movie review of ‘Godzilla’
    Do not fret, in this version of Godzilla Tokyo is safe and so is New York. On the other hand Honolulu, San Francisco, and Las Vegas may need to apply for disaster relief.I loved Godzilla! God knows it is not a perfect film but it hits all of the...
  • Godzilla’s back with roaring applause
    Godzilla’s back with roaring applause
    With Godzilla, Japanese director Ishir? Honda created a film masterpiece in 1954 that both thrilled and terrified audiences alike. The work was so loved by American audiences that in 1998, an American science-fiction monster film directed and co...
  • Godzilla (2014)
    The King of the Monsters returns!
    Godzilla: “PG-13“ (2 Hour, 3 Min)Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Sally HawkinsDirected by: Gareth EdwardsIf you are looking to wipe the stain of the memory ofRoland Emmerich’s 1998...
  • Godzilla Movie Poster
    Theatrical Review: Godzilla
    The King of the Monsters is back, but the biggest question on everyone's minds is: Do we care? Director Gareth (Monsters) Edwards is joined by a fully-capable cast in the latest outing into monster movie madness. Bryan (Breaking Bad, Argo)...
  • Elizabeth Olsen
    Godzilla is STILL the King of the Monsters!
    I had a definite love for Godzilla as a kid. Like most boys, when I reached a young age of 5 or 6, I loved dinosaurs. Of course, the dino that I loved the most was the T-Rex. I mean, it was on my favorite TV show, Land of the Lost, and he was just...
  • "Godzilla' captures the spirit of the original Japanese films... too well
    "Godzilla' captures the spirit of the original Japanese films... too well
    About an hour into "Godzilla," my son summed Director Gareth Edward's reboot up with one simple statement. He tapped me on the shoulder and whispered in my ear, "Dad, this movie is boring except for the fights." He captured...
  • Two Jews On Godzilla
    'Godzilla' is only a supporting player. He needs a better agent (video)
    By Joan Alperin SchwartzMight as well get right to it. What bothered me about 'Godzilla', directed by Gareth Edwards ('Monsters') is the following...'Godzilla' is not the STAR of the film. He's barely a supporting...