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William Castle

Plastic skeletons dangling on wires above the audience! Theatre seats wired to buzz the audience! Fright-breaks giving cowardly customers a chance to escape to the lobby! Insurance policies guaranteeing audience members against death by fright! These and other outrageous gimmicks designed to pull in more moviegoers may seem like the creations of a P.T. Barnum rather than a directorial master …

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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 …

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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 …

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Evolution of Science Fiction in Television: The Legacy of Star Trek

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Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013), from Paramount Pictures, directed by J.J. Abrams grossed $156,013,879 (USA) in its’ opening weekend. The plot revolves around the main characters, Captain Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto), Uhura (Zoe Saldana), Bones (Karl Urban), Scotty (Simon Pegg), Sulu (John Cho), Pike (Bruce Greenwood), Chekov (Anton Yelchin) and Marcus (Peter Weller). Upon arrival back home, the …

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Evolution of Science Fiction in Television: MST3K

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MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATRE 3000 One Man. Four robots. Hundreds of really bad Sci-Fi B-movies………pure comedic gold. On November 24, 1988, we watched in horror and laughed out loud with Joel, Crow T. Robot, Gypsy, Tom Servo, and Cambot at such cinematic gems as Manos: The Hands Of Fate and The Brain That Wouldn’t Die. This American cult television series kept …

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