Bolero 5

Bolero

Once upon a time there was an actor named John Derek. He was never a big name but he had a pretty decent career going. He appeared in films like Knock on Any Door with Humphrey Bogart and Exodus. Heck, he even played Joshua in The Ten Commandments. Off screen he managed to marry the…

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Can’t Stop the Music

Growing up in the 70’s and 80’s, we had all sorts of strange characters that showed up on commercials. So many products had their own mascot back then. Characters like Mr. Clean, the Tidy Bowl Man, and the Where’s the Beef lady filled the airwaves. One who appeared in commercials for twenty years was Rosie,…

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Pumpkinhead

When my daughter was very young she and I set out on a project. We decided to read all of L. Frank Baum’s original Oz books together at bedtime. I enjoyed it a lot, they are interesting books featuring a much bigger world and cast of characters than the ones most people know from the…

The Black Sleep 2

The Black Sleep

There are certain movie actors who have come to be known as horror icons. From Lon Chaney to Robert Englund, these are actors who, despite working in many genres, are always thought of for their horror roles first. Our film today features not one, not two, not even three…but four horror icons. Oh, plus one…

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Elvira, Mistress of the Dark

One of the things we just don’t see much of anymore is great locally produced television programs. I grew up in the Chicagoland area, which was the home of many great locally produced shows. A favorite of mine was our local horror host, Son of Svengoolie. He’s still on the air today, known simply as…