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Haunted Households

Haunted Households

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 30th 2018

When houses aren’t merely homes but also bastions of horror and/or sorcery, imaginative moviemakers and genre fans regularly pounce with neverending relish. Opportunity knocks this weekend in theaters

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Conan Doyle and His Chilling Dog

Conan Doyle and His Chilling Dog

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 22nd 2018

The large literary afterglow of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), born 159 years ago today, remains with us in the form of poems, historical fiction, treatises on spiritualism and adventure yarns fe

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Humankind and Unkind

Humankind and Unkind

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 10th 2017

The arrival of Blade Runner 2049 in theaters heralds another cinematic consideration of what it means to be human. In the dystopian futuristic world first inspired by Philip K. Dick’s influential 19

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October Preorders / Antiheroic Turn

October Preorders / Antiheroic Turn

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 4th 2017

Brigands, cutthroats, firebrands, reprobates and scalawags have taken over this month’s Twilight Time release slate, and fans of historical chronicles, pirate tales, war sagas and Western legends c

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The Pirate Movie with No Boat

The Pirate Movie with No Boat

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 3rd 2017

Even swashbucklers can have their budgetary restrictions, as was the case when crack Hammer Film Productions screenwriter Jimmy Sangster was asked to come up with a scenario for a pirate adventure

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