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Monthly Archives: March 2013

Monster Mash semifinals vampire vs. mummy

Monster Mash semifinals Vampire vs. Mummy Ah vampires how we love you so, even when you sparkle and glow.  Today’s vampires are a good bit different than how they have been depicted in legend.  The change seemed to have occurred with Anne Rice’s romantic, guilt-ridden vampires and have extended to the current abomination that Twilight Read More…

Monster Mash round 1: Mummy vs. Bigfoot

Monster Mash round 1 Mummy vs. Bigfoot Coming from ancient Egypt, pharaohs were mummified for preservation in their journey to the afterlife.  Because the concept of a mummy is so cool, people have attributed special powers to a mummy that could rise from its sarcophagus and wreak havoc in our world, as exhibited by the Read More…

Monster Mash round 1 Werewolf vs. Yeti

Monster Mash round 1 Werewolf  vs. Yeti Werewolves are not quite as prevalent in legend and in pop culture as vampires, but they are not far behind.  They made it into the Twilight movies, and more importantly True Blood.  According to legend, people become werewolves when bit by that type of lycanthrope.  Typically, a full Read More…

Monster Mash round 1 zombie vs. wendigo

Monster Mash round 1 Zombie vs. Wendigo Zombies have become ultra-popular in today’s culture, possibly exceeding vampires.  One of the highest rated shows on Television is AMC’s Walking Dead, and there have been a myriad of movies and novels written about them, most recently the delightful zombie comedy Warm Bodies.  Those things are all nice Read More…

Monster Mash Round 1 Vampire vs. Chupacabra

                                                              Monster Mash round 1 Vampire vs. Chupacabra Vampires have existed for thousands of years in just about every culture around the globe.  There are many different vampire mythos out there in these various cultures, which have been bolstered by the popularity of vampires in film, television and literature.  Before I go any further, as Read More…

10 Questions with Angel Leigh McCoy part 2

What current writing projects are you working on? I’m making slow progress on a novel that’s been percolating in my brain and heart for several years. The working title is “The Widow Grey.” The title character is a genius, in the vein of Sherlock Holmes, who is living in a world that has become overripe Read More…

10 Questions with Angel Leigh McCoy part 1

How has working in the role playing game industry affected you as a fiction writer? An interesting question. It has primarily affected me in two different ways, one bad and one good. I’ll give you the bad news first. Working in the games industry is a huge commitment. We often work extra long hours and, Read More…

Movie Review: Oz The Great and Powerful

When dealing with an iconic movie like The Wizard of Oz, it’s always a good thing to tread lightly.  Stray too far from the framework of the original story, and you are likely to get fans steaming mad.  Disney decided to put their toes in the water by making a prequel to the original, which Read More…

The Lost by Jack Ketchum

In this often times brutal and graphically violent novel set in the 1960s, Ray and two friends were out on a camping trip.  While they were there, Ray shot and killed two women he thought to be lesbians at a neighboring campsite just to see what it would be like to kill them.  Tim and Read More…