Prague in Winter

Ok, I'm still screwing around, not writing, but I had to share this. My Prague obsession is fully in place and getting a boost from this. Karen Mahoney of Baba Studio and Magic Realist Press in Prague, creators of the Bohemian Gothic Tarot, Victorian Romantic Tarot, Bohemian Cats Tarot, etc.,  posted this on their Facebook … Continue reading Prague in Winter

Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins

UPDATE... UPDATE... UPDATE ... 9/22/2011 New photo of the cast, and it's not what I'd feared. Depp is even looking a little like Jonathan Frid, the original Barnabas, in this shot.   Here we go, folks. First look at him in full makeup. Fair warning: it's not good. I think he looks more like … Continue reading Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins

Happy Birthday to Mary Shelley

Born Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, creator of "Frankenstein," wife of Percy Bysshe Shelley, on the anniversary of her birth on August 30, 1797, I thought today would be a good day to mention there are no less than eight new dramatic adaptations of her novel in the works, one is even a television series.  Some sound … Continue reading Happy Birthday to Mary Shelley

Dark Shadows Filming Has Begun is reporting that filming is underway, and has the press release explaining the backstory and how we find Collinwood in the 1970s. Two centuries later, Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate has fallen … Continue reading Dark Shadows Filming Has Begun


Just a thought for today. My darling girl, when are you going to realize that being normal is not necessarily a virtue? It rather denotes a lack of courage! -- Aunt Frances, "Practical Magic" (1998) I've always loved that quote, and I love that movie, which is substantially different from the book by Alice Hoffman … Continue reading Courage

Dark Shadows Release Date

For anyone who's been wondering, the Tim Burton/Johnny Depp Dark Shadows has been scheduled for release on May 11, 2012. From the Moviefone site: 'Dark Shadows,' director Tim Burton's big-screen adaptation of the '60s vampire soap opera, will help 'The Avengers' kick off the summer movie season next year with a premium May 11, 2012, … Continue reading Dark Shadows Release Date

Just a Question

UPDATE 4/14/11 - For anyone interested, here's an interview with Idris Elba, who, interestingly, was born in Norway. UPDATE: 4/12/11 -- My bad, Idris Elba is being cast as Heimdall, not Odin. Thanks to MaryJBlog for catching that. And I mean this quite sincerely. I readily admit I don't fully understand the issues ('cause quite … Continue reading Just a Question

CyberPunk Chat on Twitter Today

Weekly cyberpunk chats in the Twitterverse continue this week, at 1:00PM PST. Our lovely mods are Josh K. Evans, Johann Carlisle and Melissa Dominic. Today's chat focuses on the movies Blade Runner, The Matrix, and Ghost in the Shell. If you enjoy William Gibson's writing, and/or Philip K. Dick, you already know cyberpunk. You can … Continue reading CyberPunk Chat on Twitter Today

Frankenstein’s Army

Hand to god, I am not making this up. Here's a mash-up that probably falls into the category of "just because you can, doesn't mean you should." Dutch director Richard Raaphorst is trying to revive (pun intended) his WWII Nazi-zombie horror project, which began life as 'Worst Case Scenario'. The gist of it is Hitler … Continue reading Frankenstein’s Army