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Demon Profile: Baal

Baal, among one of the 7 princes of Hell has often been associated as being one in the same with the demon Beelzebub. This is primarily due to the name of Beelzebub breaking down into its alternate spelling of Baalzebub or Baal zebub. This particular demon has also been confused with the Semitic deity known as Ba’al. To further confuse …

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Demon Profile: Beelzebub

Demon Profile: Beelzebub Ah, Beelzebub, a name most feared and used quite often in film and literature. His stance of power is a claim to being one of the 7 princes of Hell. While his name translates into the “lord of flies” or the prince of demons, Beelzebub is often associated or presented as being Satan himself. Certainly the flies …

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Creature Profiles: The Basilisk

The Basilisk is one of the more obscure mythological creatures. This particular beast originates from European bestiaries and ancient legend. It’s contribution comes in the from of being noted as the king among serpents causing death with just a single piercing glance. While it is a relatively small creature the size of “twelve finger lengths”, its venom is noted as …

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Festival Storms Great White North with Chilling Fury

Toronto, Ontario, Canada As an avid cinematic aficionado since early childhood I’d embraced the opportunity of attending the annual Canadian Film Fest with bedazzled awe. With mixed feelings of neurotic nervousness and preconceived notions the event would serve copious quantities of artsy, pretentious content that would require an interpreter for later translation I walked into the gala ready for anything …

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A Dummies Guide to Zombies! Part 1

“When there’s no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth.” Zombies are linked to the basics of human nature, they play upon our fears of infectious disease, death and turn our switches on to the need to survive. They are the walking dead, following their basic instincts, which is to feed. They are de-evolution at it’s finest …

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My Journey to The Beyond: A Fan’s Discovery of Fulci’s Classic

Released in 1981, The Beyond, directed by Lucio Fulci, has long been considered the Italian filmmaker’s masterpiece of gore.  It has amassed a horde of devoted fans throughout the years, including Quentin Tarantino, who would praise and re-release the film.  At this point I can already hear you shouting at me through the paper, “Wait, we know all this already!  …

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Horror TV – Strong as Ever!

Horror is a genre that waxes and wanes on the media of television, and we have been seeing a resurgence in the recent years. From older television series, such as the “Twilight Zone” (1959-1964), and “The Outer Limits” (1963-1965), to the more modern “X-Files” (1993-2002), horror has graced our sets for many years. The current trend of remaking older movies …

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Anthology Television Part 2

Continuing on with our essay,  we present –  Vintage Screams: Anthology Television Part 2. If you missed the first part you can access Vintage Screams: Anthology Television Part 1 directly here. DARKROOM aired from 1981 to 1982, each hour-long episode featuring two or more stories of varying length hosted by actor James Coburn. Starring Steve Allen, David Carradine, Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs, June Lockhart and Esther …

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Anthology Television Part 1

An anthology television series is a program that presents a different story with a different set of characters in each episode. These normally have different actors each week but some employed a permanent ensemble of actors who would appear in a different drama each week (like Four Star Playhouse). Others would have different actors and stories set in the same …

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Key Genre Films 1980s

How things have changed. In the forties, for instance, one would find it difficult to name twenty good genre films of the decade but, since the late seventies, Hollywood has learned that their baby-booming audiences could not only handle strong horror and science fiction concepts, they craved them. Filmmakers everywhere went into overdrive. Like television today, there wasn’t a production …

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