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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?

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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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Land of Shadow and Substance: People Are Alike All Over

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Land of Shadow and Substance – People Are Alike All Over – (3/25/60)

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 … Continue reading

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Land of Shadow and Substance: Long Life Walter Jameson

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Land of Shadow and Substance – Long Life Walter Jameson – (3/18/60)

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: A World of Difference

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Land of Shadow and Substance – A World of Difference – (3/11/60)

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: The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street

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Land of Shadow and Substance – The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street – (3/04/60)

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 … Continue reading

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Unexplained Confidential: UFO Popularity is Increasing

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Unexplained Confidential: UFO Popularity is Increasing written by Dan Twyman from UFO Experts

UFO traffic and interest is at an all time high!

In the past few years, the number of exhibits, conferences, meeting groups and more has risen to an all time high. The UFO Society has been monitoring the traffic online, sighting reports and more, and has noted a radical upswing in the amount of interest in the subjects of UFO’s, aliens, … Continue reading

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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 crew find an unstoppable force of terror … Continue reading

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Unexplained Confidential: Haunted Disney World

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Haunted Disney World:
“3 stories you may not heard of” by Michael Grise

Disney World is a place full of magic and fun for all ages. A leader in the theme park business around the world. Little did you know that there is a dark side to this theme park that may shock you. 3 Walt Disney World Orlando attractions have stories and urban legends that surround them that may … Continue reading

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