Gods and Monsters: Review: The Apparition (2012)

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This entry is part 2 of 1 in the series Gods and Monsters 2015

By Paula R. Stiles


The Apparition (2012). Director: Todd Lincoln. Cast: Ashley Greene, Sebastian Stan, and Tom Felton. Country: USA.


Several Young Ghostbusters rejects conduct a college experiment in which they try to contact the Other Side. It succeeds beyond their wildest nightmares – which means that it all goes horribly wrong.

Years later, one of the college students (Sebastian Stan) has married and moved on, …

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Column: The Vault of Secrets: King Kong Escapes (1967)

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This entry is part 5 of 4 in the series The Vault of Secrets 2015

By Orrin Grey


King Kong Escapes (1967). Director: Ishiro Honda. Starring: Rhodes Reason, Mie Hama, Linda Miller.


Welcome back to the Vault of Secrets, where we’ll be unearthing another classic (or not-so-classic) vintage horror film for your delectation. Tonight’s film is the second (and last) Toho film to feature King Kong, and also the one and only (so far as I can figure out) Toho-Rankin/Bass …

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Column: Cthulhu Eats the World: The Exquisite Eldritch Art of “Cryptocurium”

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This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Cthulhu Eats the World 2015

By Brian M. Sammons


If you are a serious Cthulhu Cultist, then you’re going to want Mythos knickknacks aplenty. Many artists and craftsmen know this, so there are countless places on the Internet offering Lovecraftian goodies in all shapes and forms, not to mention prices. With all that, it’s hard to know which artists to trust with your hard-earned cash. Well, fear not, friends. I …

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Column: The Vault of Secrets: The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb (1964)

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This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series The Vault of Secrets 2015

The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb (1964). Directed by: Michael Carreras. Starring: Jeanne Roland, Terence Morgan, Ronald Howard, Fred Clark, Jack Gwillim.


Welcome back to the Vault of Secrets, where we’ll be unearthing another classic (or not-so-classic) vintage horror film for your delectation. Tonight’s film is the first in a string of largely-unrelated sequels to Hammer’s 1959 version of The Mummy. Produced, directed and …

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Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 04/20/15

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This entry is part 16 of 21 in the series Spoilers 2015: Part 1

Book Two in the Fraterfamilias series, Confraternitas, is out. It’s by Judith Doloughan and our very own Paula R. Stiles. And try our latest antho, Jazz Age Cthulhu. Don’t forget to pick up a copy of Demonstra, Nickronomicon, and Sword and Mythos, all from Innsmouth Free Press, while you’re at it.

This week, we have more news and spoilers about sci-fi …

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Gods and Monsters: Review: Dark Floors (2008)

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This entry is part of 1 in the series Gods and Monsters 2015

By Paula R. Stiles


Dark Floors (2008). Director: Pete Riski. Cast: Skye Bennett, Noah Huntley, Dominique McElligott, Philip Bretherton, Ronald Pickup, Leon Herbert, William Hope, many Finnish extras from the band Lordi. Country: Finland.


A young man’s autistic daughter is in the hospital for tests when she freaks out and blows up the MRI machine. Her father decides to take her home, against the strenuous objections of …

Paula R. StilesGods and Monsters: Review: Dark Floors (2008)

Cold War Anxieties: Ray Bradbury and The Martian Chronicles

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By Maria Ramos


Ray Bradbury was a well-beloved American science fiction writer. Over his seventy-year career, he wrote more than thirty books, six hundred short stories, and numerous plays and poems. However, some of his most notable works were Fahrenheit 451 and Something Wicked This Way Comes, the film versions of which have become cult classics and mainstays on niche networks like Syfy. Bradbury has influenced so many readers and writers in his field that he was recognized with …

IFPCold War Anxieties: Ray Bradbury and The Martian Chronicles

Column: The Vault of Secrets: The Deadly Mantis (1957)

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This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series The Vault of Secrets 2015

By Orrin Grey


The Deadly Mantis (1957). Directed by: Nathan Juran. Starring: Craig Stevens, William Hopper, Alix Talton.


Welcome back to the Vault of Secrets, where we’ll be unearthing another classic (or not-so-classic) vintage horror film for your delectation. I have fond memories of the Crestwood House Monster Series book of tonight’s film, mostly because it had a picture of the titular deadly mantis in …

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Review: Red Equinox

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By Martha Hubbard


Wynne, Douglas. Red Equinox. JournalStone, 2015. 377 pages. ISBN: 978-1-940161.


Set in and around a semi-post-apocalyptic Boston, Red Equinox envelops the reader in a set of circumstances and events that in today’s crazies-filled world are only-too-possible. We first meet our reluctant heroine Becca Philips on her way to her grandmother Catherine’s funeral. “(she) … hadn’t been to Arkham in years, hadn’t worn a dress in almost as long and now here she was stepping off the …

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Review: Letters to Lovecraft

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By Allen Griffin


Jesse Bullington, ed. Letters to Lovecraft. Stone Skin Press (December 1, 2014). Paperback: 280 pages. ISBN-10:1908983108 ISBN-13:978-1908983107.


Letters to Lovecraft is another anthology released in the recent embarrassment of riches available to the modern Lovecraftian. Yet this book, published in December of 2014 from Stone Skin Press, attempts to set itself apart from the pack with a unique concept and great line-up of authors.

Let’s tackle the concept issue first. This anthology neither attempts to directly …

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Column: The Vault of Secrets: The Brain Eaters (1958)

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This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series The Vault of Secrets 2015

By Orrin Grey


The Brain Eaters (1958). Directed by: Bruno VeSota. Starring: Ed Nelson, Alan Jay Factor, Cornelius Keefe.


Welcome back to the Vault of Secrets, where we’ll be unearthing another classic (or not-so-classic) vintage horror film for your delectation. Tonight’s film bore enough of a resemblance to the Robert Heinlein novel, The Puppet Masters, that producer Roger Corman settled out of court for …

Orrin GreyColumn: The Vault of Secrets: The Brain Eaters (1958)

Cthulhu Eats the World: The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014)

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By Brian M. Sammons


The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014). Director: Adam Robitel. Cast: Jill Larson, Anne Ramsay.


Truth be told, there aren’t a lot of Cthulhu Mythos or Lovecraftian connections to this movie. Sure, some people see HPL’s influence everywhere, and there may be some here around the edges, but nothing more than that. And yet, this movie, more than any other in recent memory, reminded me of a good game of Call of Cthulhu.

What, you don’t …

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