Author Archives: Jessie Lilley

Film Review: Gorgo (1961)

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SYNOPSIS: A salvage vessle is nearly sunk off the Irish coast by an undersea earthquake. A few nights later, a walking sea monster tangles with the fishing boats and enters the town. The salvage vessel captures Gorgo and takes it to London for display. Gorgo’s mother, who is upset and significantly larger follows his trail to London leaving a wake of destruction in her path REVIEW: Directed by Eugene LouriĂ© Written by John Loring and … Continue reading

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Robots my mother left me

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“Nine-fifteen, sang the clock, time to clean. Out of warrens in the wall, tiny robot mice darted. The rooms were acrawl with the small cleaning animals, all rubber and metal. They thudded against chairs, whirling their mustached runners, kneading the rug nap, sucking gently at hidden dust. Then, like mysterious invaders, they popped into their burrows. Their pink electric eyes faded. The house was clean.” “There Will Come Soft Rains” The Martian Chronicles Ray Bradbury … Continue reading

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Interview: Dr. Gangrene – Horror Host

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Extra! Extra! Tingler Loose in Louisville! Horror Hosts are as well-loved these days as the monsters they present on television. Zacherley, the Cool Ghoul is my personal favorite but they do abound. One such character presents himself as Dr. Gangrene and runs amok periodically when he gets loose from the TV studio. The actor who gives the good Doctor voice is a native of Nashville, TN. I tracked him down on the internet when I … Continue reading

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Interview: Mark Redfield

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Nevermore in Baltimore – Mark Redfield on Producing Live Theatre and the Edgar Allen Poe Bicentennial Celebrations in Baltimore, MD When you have friends all over the globe, you aren’t always entirely up to speed on what their current projects are. In this case, my darling friend Mark Redfield has gotten himself entangled in a morass of Poe tendrils worthy of Cthulhu himself. In October of 2009, I was watching CNN’s coverage of the Funeral of Edgar … Continue reading

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