Dark Shadows Filming Has Begun

Vampires.com 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

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

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

Horror! Pass the Smelling Salts…

They're making a movie of On the Road!!! NOOOOOOOO!!! This is BAD!! Look at the cast so far: Sam Riley as Sal Paradise (Jack Kerouac). He's a Brit, that's all I know about him. Kerouac was American/French-Canadian, born in the same town I was (Lowell, MA). It gets worse. Kristen Stewart as Marylou. ACK! Yes, … Continue reading Horror! Pass the Smelling Salts…