Film Review: Ginger Snaps (2000)

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SYNOPSIS: One of the Fitzgerald sisters, suburban goth girl outcasts, gets bitten by something in the woods (and it ain’t a neighborhood dog). REVIEW: What do lycanthropy & menstruation have in common? An odd question for sure but as presented in the film “Ginger Snaps”, the answer is pretty damn scary. It’s been a dog’s age (Pun unintended) since I’ve seen this flick and I forgot how great it is. The plot tells the story … Continue reading

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Book Review: Vampires, Werewolves, Zombies – Compendium – Suzanne Schwalb

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VAMPIRES, WEREWOLVES, ZOMBIES: COMPENDIUM MONSTRUM (HARDCOVER) Written by Suzanne Schwalb (Author), Margaret Rubiano (Author), Peter Pauper Press (Editor), Bruce Waldman (Illustrator), David Lindroth (Illustrator) Published by Peter Pauper Press Publication Date: 2010 Format: B&W – 168 Pages Price: $9.95 Vampires, werewolves and zombies oh my! – I must say my curiosity has peaked this last year as these 3 categories of old school horror lore have risen once again to the top of interest and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Pavlov’s Dog’s – Authors D.L. Snell | Thomas Brannan

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Pavlov’s Dogs Authors D.L. Snell and Thomas Brannan Permuted Press Werewolves! Zombies! Armageddon! Now there’s a good tagline. This is a wonderfully engrossing and satisfying book which has all the hallmarks of a classic horror novel, whilst mixing two beloved beasts in one tale. Despite its title, it’s not about physiologist Ivan Pavlov and his investigations into the gastric workings of dogs, which is probably a good thing. This is a dark and action-packed story … Continue reading

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Film Review: Strippers vs Werewolves (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: When sleazy werewolf Mickey (MARTIN KEMP) is accidentally killed in a strip club the girls who work there have until the next full moon before his bloodthirsty wolfpack seek murderous retribution REVIEW: It seems like just the other day that I was saying…”yunno, there seems to be a lack of stripper horror movies”! Now of course this statement came off of a recent list I’ve been working on that finalizes my current “best of” … Continue reading

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Fangs

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Fangs have historically been the center piece of most fictional characters. Vampires, werewolves and monsters all have them. Different size fangs and fang positions have existed throughout literature/theatrical history. Fangs create the image of wild beasts such as bears, lions and wolves that we as humans have been fearful of for centuries. Any type of fang has been a warning sign that that animal is carnivorous with us potentially being its next meal! So fangs … Continue reading

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Film Review: NeoWolf (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: When an aspiring rock musician TONY returns to his college town to make up with his estranged girlfriend ROSEMARY, he finds his life taking an unexpected turn to the dark side when he encounters a mysterious rock band NEOWOLF led by rocker VINCE and the alluring band girl PAULA. When Rosemary’s best friend KEVIN turns up dead, Rosemary seeks out a Nursery owner MRS. BELAKOV who knows the secrets of an ancient evil. REVIEW: … Continue reading

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Film Review: Skinwalkers (2006)

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SYNOPSIS: As 12-year-old Timothy (Matthew Knight) prepares to turn 13, he’s blissfully unaware that he’s a half blood slated to transform — and that his extended family of good-hearted werewolves has been protecting him since the day he was born. Elsewhere, lurking in the shadows, an evil pack of werewolves (led by Jason Behr) has been waiting for more than a decade to pounce on him and claim him as its own. REVIEW: “Beware the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Wolvesbayne (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: After Realtor Russell Bayne is bitten by a werewolf, he finds himself thrust into the supernatural underworld. He becomes the target of an evil vampire clan – led by head vampire Von Griem – when they discover Russell knows the whereabouts of one of the ancient amulets needed to revive their long lost vampire queen, Lilith. With only a fellow werewolf Alex Layton willing to train him, the naive Russell joins up with Jacob … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dog Soldiers (2002)

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SYNOPSIS: In Neil Marshal’s directorial debut, a squad of soldiers is sent out on what should have been a routine military exercise in the wilds of Scotland. But the excursion turns into a waking nightmare when Sgt. Harry Wells (Sean Pertwee) and his men discover the bloody corpses of Capt. Richard Ryan’s (Liam Cunningham) battalion. As the sun goes down, the soldiers are tracked by a pack of werewolves determined to feast on their flesh. … Continue reading

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Unexplained Confidential: Werewolves (Robert Curran)

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This edition of Unexplained Confidential is dedicated to Michele Gosciniak. Happy Birthday from Michael Joy and Horrornews.net ! It’s my favorite time of the year and it’s custom made for everything scary and spooky. Where did September go? I blinked my eyes and that month is history. I guess I’ll just have to put in some horrornews overtime this month. I think I have a treat ( trick? ) for you this edition of Unexplained … Continue reading

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Book Review: Werewolves – A Field Guide – Author Bob Curran

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WEREWOLVES: A FIELD GUIDE TO SHAPESHIFTERS, LYCANTHROPES, AND MAN-BEASTS (PAPERBACK) by Bob Curran, Ian Daniels (Illustrator) Published by New Page Books Publication Date: 2009 Format: Black /White – 223 pages Price: $14.99 Is it just me or does it seem like there has been a renewed interest in the way of the lycans this year. Well if anyone is going to write about the werewolf lineage and mythology then Bob Curran is the man to … Continue reading

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Of Men, Moons and Werewolves

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The full moon shines its brightest for a few nights each month, illuminating the darkness that envelops the world. It should be a symbol of hope and comfort, yet mankind has long feared what terrors the satellite may bring. Why is it that the full moon inspires such dread? The most identifiable culprit is the prevailing myth of the werewolf. Since time immemorial, the moon has been associated with werewolves. This connection goes as far … Continue reading

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Film Review: An American Werewolf in London (1981)

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SYNOPSIS: 2 american Backpackers are touring around europe and have arrived in a desolate part of the UK . Before long they are warned by the Locals of The Slaughtered Lamb to avoid the moors at night. Shortly afterwards they are attcked my a mysterious beast which kills one of them and wounds the other. the beast is subsequenlty killed by the locals and then the fun really begins. After coming round in Hospital David … Continue reading

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