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Mobbed By the 3’s: Halloween III: Season of the Witch

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Right now you are probably asking yourself “What is Mobbed by the 3’s, and why am I reading it?” This would make sense, as this is the very first installment of my new Horrornews.net column. “Mobbed by the 3’s” is the title of a song by the San Pedro, CA punk band Toys That Kill, and they have kindly let me borrow it. As far as this column is … Continue reading

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The Doctor Who Project: WIZARD WORLD PHILLY 2014

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Wizard World Philly for 2014 has come and gone and the Wizard World crew led by Jerry Milani and Jim DeLorenzo put on another outstanding weekend for the fans in the City of Brotherly Love. June 19th thru the 22nd was everything fans of DC Comics, the Marvel Universe, and everything geek and nerd inbetween could ask for. But for me, the weekend was all about meeting Matt Smith and Karen Gillan, better known to … Continue reading

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Mike Cadaver’s Ear Fear 3: Unlike Anything You’ve Ever Heard (or Seen)

Have you ever heard a band for the first time that doesn’t necessarily fit into what you’re used to hearing or liking? Now, has listening to that band actually made you change the way you think about music? Now, to bring it all back, has that band hit you in such a personal way that it reminds you of the reasons that you love the things you love? Well, it’s happened to me… … Continue reading

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Mike Cadaver’s Ear Fear 2: Did you say Lodi? Never heard of it…

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When I think of when and where music “movements” started, I think of Liverpool in the early 60’s, the Sunset Strip in L.A. in the early 80’s, I even think of Seattle in the early 90’s. There’s something alluring and mysterious about those cities at those times… especially for a guy like me who was around but wasn’t in the thick of it. I just had to rely on what I read in guitar … Continue reading

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The Doctor Who Project: An Adventure in Time and Space

During the 50th anniversary celebration of Doctor Who the BBC along with BBC America celebrated the franchise by each month delivering a classic episode featuring each of the 11 Doctors. The First Doctor was featured in the episode The Aztecs which was an absolute treat for me because my memories of the First Doctor were limited to limited archived footage and having only seen a full episode one other time, his debut in the very … Continue reading

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Sequels and Remakes: Return of the Living Dead

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Return of the Living Dead

After the success of Night of the Living Dead, the partnership between George Romero and John Russo soon ended, with Romero continuing to write and direct his own set of sequels. John Russo continued to write, but mostly novels instead of scripts, except for the few exceptions were he ended up writing a script from a novel that he had written. That was the original plan for Russo’s novel Return … Continue reading

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Mike Cadaver’s Ear Fear 1: Introduction

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With any interest or hobby, there are different levels that people allow that interest to permeate his or her life. Well, for me, that interest is Horror, and it’s difficult to describe my relationship with horror without using words like obsessive or fanatical. The problem that I have is that, like many of us, I have “real world” responsibilities that put me in situations where expressing my love for horror would be … Continue reading

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Sequels and Remakes: Night of the Living Dead Sequels

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After the eventual success of Night of the Living Dead, it would take George Romero 10 years to make his triumphant return to his world of the now growing zombie apocalypse, and this time he would be without most of his original team, most notably writer John Russo. But that is not to say that Romero had disappeared from the movie scene, in between that time he had directed four feature length movie, … Continue reading

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The Doctor Who Project: The Silence

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Throughout the 50 year history of Doctor Who many monsters & villains have scared viewers and fought The Doctor across time and space. The most famous & longest tenured advisories of the Doctor are of course the Daleks. Other famous villains from the mythology of the franchise include the Cybermen, Autons, Silurians, Sontarans, and the Master, a renegade Time Lord hell bent on ruling the universe.

In 2007 the franchise was introduced … Continue reading

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Sequels and Remakes: The Good, The Bad, and The Regrettable

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Night of the Living Dead is a staple in the history of horror, be it with its bold casting choices, casting Daune Jones (a black man) as the lead character, something unheard of in 1968, or helping to spawn the cannibalistic zombie genre (even though they don’t once use the word zombie in this film), and eventually putting the names George Romero and John Russo on the map. Even choosing to make the … Continue reading

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The Doctor Who Project: Rest in Peace 11th Doctor

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My initial idea for this column was to list the top 11 episodes of the 11th Doctor. But I had such a hard time nailing down the list to just 11 episodes, that I decided to instead make a list of the 11 moments from Matt Smith’s tenure as the Doctor. Matt brought such a unique and quirky element to the role that nearly 8 months following his announcement he would be leaving the … Continue reading

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Unexplained Confidential: Goblins in Africa

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Are Goblins Real?

I heard about this bizarre story and just couldn’t ignore it.   This is one of the strangest things I’ve read in quite some time.    I’m not sure that I personally know anyone who believes in goblins, but in Africa – that’s another story.   It seems that the culture feeds on this type of mythology.  It’s real to those people, and maybe it is real.   I’m not going to be ignorant towards … Continue reading

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The Doctor Who Project: The Time of the Doctor

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Christmas for most means presents, good tidings, and a visit from the Fat Man down your chimney. But for a Whovian like me the Yule celebration since the re-birth of the Doctor Who franchise has meant a new episode of Doctor Who! And with special importance this year as The Time of the Doctor is the swan song of Matt Smith from the role of the Eleventh Doctor. Before I get into the review of … Continue reading

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The Doctor Who Project: The Fires of Pompeii

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Last time on the Doctor Who Project I mentioned how Peter Capaldi is a great choice to be the next incarnation of the mad man who stole a blue box. So this time around I thought I would review the episode in which Peter Capaldi starred in another role, only the second time an actor who appeared on the show in another role would later be cast as the Doctor.

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The Doctor Who Project: The Day of the Doctor

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Ever since the 50th anniversary trailer was first shown at the San Diego Comic Con this past year, rampant speculation arose on what to expect from this episode and further more, could this episode with a half of century of history behind it actually live up to expectations, hype and marketing this episode would generate?

Executive producer for the show and writer for The Day of the … Continue reading

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The Doctor Who Project: The Weeping Angels

It’s October, and in the spirit of Halloween, this month’s column focuses on the monster widely regarded as the most frightening in Doctor Who history: the Weeping Angels. This alien race made its first appearance in Series 3, in the Hugo Award-winning episode “Blink”. Their creator, Steven Moffat, was inspired in part by the children’s game “Statues”, in which someone designated as the “Curator” stands at the end of a field. Everyone else, … Continue reading

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Unexplained Confidential: Paranormal Expert – Rosemary Ellen Gulley

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Interview with Author & Paranormal Expert: Rosemary Ellen Guiley

by Janel Spiegel

Janel- As an introduction, could you tell us a little about yourself?
Rosemary Ellen Guiley is one of the leading experts on the paranormal with more than 50 books published by major houses on a wide range of paranormal, spiritual, and mystical topics, including nine single-volume encyclopedias. Her work is translated into 15 languages. She has worked full-time in the paranormal … Continue reading

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The Doctor Who Project: The Empty Child

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Doctor Who is a program often dismissed, even by those involved with it, as a children’s show. Over the course of its long history, however, Doctor Who has featured a number of disturbing characters and plot lines that make the show relevant to horror fans. In this column we’re going to focus on the new series, beginning with the 9th Doctor, and this month we’ll take a look at one of my favorite episodes, “The … Continue reading

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Land of Shadow and Substance: The Big Tall Wish

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Land of Shadow and Substance – The Big Tall Wish – (4/08/60)

There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is … Continue reading

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Land of Shadow and Substance: Execution

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Land of Shadow and Substance – Execution – (4/01/60)

There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of … Continue reading

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