..the world seems full of good men—even if there are monsters in it. ― Bram Stoker, Dracula Of all the monsters—loved and hated—Dracula ranks first among monster fans and screenwriters. According to Guinness World Record, the Big Screen and TV have resurrected Dracula more than any other horror character. Additionally, if one goes beyond monsters and examines […]
Frankenstein: Creating Monsters.
For fun, let’s kick off the upcoming Halloween season with a study of classic monsters. To be clear, I’m talking monster as in fictional monsters. All kinds of real monsters exist. And some of the most horrifying monsters are the human kind. I am not referring to those types, but to the type born from […]
Interview with a Shapesifter
Shapeshifting dominates myths, legends, folklore, and fairy tales as far back as we can trace. Some even believe Jesus was a shapeshifter. They believe this is why Judas betrayed him with a kiss. Otherwise he could have just described Jesus to the soldiers. But, since Jesus could change his shape, Judas used a kiss. Even […]
13 Best ET Pick-Up Lines
During my brief summer sabbatical, I entertained several of my childhood friends for nightly card games. My childhood friends—which my parents claimed to be imaginary—had, like me, grown up and were interested in more adult problems rather than scaring the neighbors, or kids’ games such as Hide and Boo or Murder in the Graveyard. During […]
Walk-Ins and Extraterrestrials. 5 Ways They’re Different.
Some of my science fiction readers asked: “Could a Walk-In be an Extraterrestrials?” Two of my favorite Extraterrestrial movies are Invasion of the Body Snatchers, the 1956 version, and Invasion from Mars, 1953. You just can’t beat the creepy-as-crap oldies. In both films, aliens descend to Earth and take over a human’s body. In recent […]
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