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Fangs – review

Director: James Ian Mair Release date: 2021 Contains spoilers This was a low budget vampire flick that I found free to view on YouTube. There was an aspect that reminded me of the film the Return of Dracula - although the device used worked in the 1958 film and became a plot hole in this. It is also a monster mash with a Mummy (Benjamin Mair) involved. It starts with a voice-over telling us about vampires and how really real they are. It also suggests that the most powerful vampires can daywalk...
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14 Remakes That Are Better Than The Original

In this day and age, it's amazingly easy to be a cynic. It could be argued that remakes are lazy cash-ins, that they're a sign of the lack of original ideas left in cinema, or that they exist only to appease that sizable portion of the cinema-going audience that needs to see films in their native tongue, without subtitles. That's true in a great many cases (I'm looking at you, "Jacob's Ladder," "Quarantine," and "The Fog"), and yet there are times when a remake is a golden opportunity to do some...
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The Best Movies And Shows Coming To Peacock In September 2021

It's time for back to school, which means it's time to return to Whitlock High. Peacock's original series "A.P. Bio" will return for its fourth season this month. There's something for everyone hitting the platform this month, with episodes of NBC series favorites like "Chicago Fire" and "Law and Order" at the ready for grandma, movies like "Tombstone" and "Men in Black" for the whole family, and a slew of vintage horror classics to get everyone in the spooky spirit. Here's some of the best of w...
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Honourable Mention: Creepshow: Model Kid (S2 ep1)

From the modern reimagining of Creepshow comes this story that was in season 2 episode 1 paired with the story Public Television of the Dead (which was, incidentally an Evil Dead related story staring Ted Raimi). Model Kid was first and was directed by Greg Nicotero. The episode was a classic monster episode but was mostly orientated towards Gillman and the Mummy, with a fleeting visitation of Frankenstein’s Monster. However there was enough vampire aspect to warrant an honourable mention. ...
Tags: Movies, Joe, Kevin, Frankenstein, Gillman, Dracula, Amazon US, Amazon UK, Mummy, Vampire, Greg Nicotero, Acting As Vampire, Fleeting Visitation, Creepshow, Frankenstein's Monster, Kevin Kevin Dillon


Shin Tetsujin 28: The Curse of Dracula – review

Directors: Katsuyoshi Yatabe & Tetsuo Imazawa First aired: 1981 Contains spoilers Shin Tetsujin 28 was a 1980s anime based on the manga Tetsujin 28-go and adapted for the States as The New Adventures of Gigantor. It follows the adventures of Shotaro Kaneda (Eiko Hisamura) who controls a giant robot. Shotaro is part of the ICPO (essentially Interpol) and the robot can be summoned to where he is but he needs to control it by remote control otherwise, so it needs to be in eyeline. Why a child is l...
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My dad, Mr Nice: life as the daughter of Britain’s best-known cannabis smuggler

Howard Marks was a notorious drug smuggler. He was also a caring, fun father, says his daughter Amber – now a barrister and pharmacology expert. Could her family archives shed new light on his life of crime?In 1988, 10-year-old Amber Marks was woken at her home in Palma de Mallorca by the sound of her younger sister Francesca screaming. She got out of bed and found two strange men in the hall, one of whom would shortly introduce himself as Craig Lovato of the US Drug Enforcement Administration.I...
Tags: Books, Family, Crime, Drugs, America, Life and style, Cannabis, Britain, Palma De Mallorca, Lovato, US Drug Enforcement Administration, Mummy, Francesca, Howard Marks, Mr Nice, Craig Lovato


Short Film: A Tale of a Sassy Little Girl

Directed by Francesca Nobili, this stop-motion animation from 2017 is less than 3-minutes in length and is a neat little foray into imagination. The sassy little girl is in bed when there is a knocking at the window. It turns out this is because the skeleton of a pirate is tapping with its hooked hand that it then scraps down the window pane. The bedroom door opens and a mummy comes in, whilst the skeleton opens the window. the vampire The open window allows a bat to fly in, which tr...
Tags: Movies, Mummy, Vampire, Francesca Nobili, Circle Entertainment LLC


Fisherman in Yemen haul in a dead sperm whale and discover, inside it, ambergris worth $1.5 million.

 On the topic of ambergris, there is this from Herman Melville's "Moby Dick": Now this ambergris is a very curious substance, and so important as an article of commerce, that in 1791 a certain Nantucket-born Captain Coffin was examined at the bar of the English House of Commons on that subject. For at that time, and indeed until a comparatively late day, the precise origin of ambergris remained, like amber itself, a problem to the learned. Though the word ambergris is but the French compound ...
Tags: Death, Law, Wikipedia, Edgar Allan Poe, Advertising, Rome, Cologne, United States, St. Paul, Christianity, Whales, Yemen, Dick, Dennis, Nantucket, Herman Melville


Lilin’s Brood – Review

Directors: P.W. Simon & Artii Smith Release date: 2016 Contains spoilers The Lilin were a form of Jewish demon that became tied into the Lilith myth and are known as the offspring of Lilith and Samael, they are more often called Lilim. So, having said that it is clear that, with this film, we are looking at the Lilith mythology as a basis for the story. We are also in the world of found footage again. Though, as the main characters are a group of camera wearing Investigative journalists called ...
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This Is the First Known Pregnant Mummy

A radiological examination of a 2,000-year-old mummy presumed to be a male priest shows it’s actually the preserved remains of a woman—and a pregnant one at that.Read more...
Tags: Death, Science, Egyptology, Mummy, The Mummy, Ancient Egyptian Funerary Practices, Mummy Forgeries, Legendary Creatures, Wojciech Ejsmond


Scans revealed an Egyptian mummy was actually a pregnant woman, not a male priest

Engravings in a temple in Thebes in Egypt. KHALED DESOUKI/AFP via Getty Images Scientists have uncovered the first known example of pregnant woman being mummified. The mummy was first thought to be a male priest because of an inscription on the sarcophagus. "We were really shocked," said one of the scientists who led to project in Warsaw, Poland. See more stories on Insider's business page. Scientists were "shocked" to find that a mummy they previously thought to be a male priest inst...
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How This Ancient, Defleshed Human Skull Ended Up in Such a Strange Spot

Archaeologists may have finally figured out how a 5,300-year-old skull ended up on the ledge of a deep vertical cave shaft in northern Italy. Read more...
Tags: Science, Anatomy, Articles, Archaeology, Skull, Mummy, Neanderthal, Marcel Loubens, Alessia Zielo, Human Skull Symbolism, Maria Giovanna Belcastro, Vertebrate Anatomy


Seriously Gruesome Death of an Egyptian Pharaoh Detailed in New Study

The forensic analysis of a 3,600-year-old mummy is providing fascinating new insights into a pivotal Egyptian pharaoh and the circumstances of his exceptionally violent death.Read more...
Tags: Science, Mummy, Ancient Egypt, Sahar Saleem, Embalming, Hyksos, Ancient Egyptian Mummies, Death Customs, Second Intermediate Period Of Egypt, Seqenenre, Seqenenre Tao


Golden-Tongued Mummies Found in Egyptian Tomb

Archaeologists investigating burial shafts near Alexandria, Egypt have discovered over a dozen interred individuals, two of whom still feature golden tongues that were carefully placed inside their mouths.Read more...
Tags: Science, Egyptology, Cleopatra, Alexandria, Humanities, Mummy, Alexandria Egypt, Human Interest, Taposiris Magna, Kathleen Martinez, Ancient Egyptian Funerary Practices, Cartonnage, Art Of Ancient Egypt, Ancient Egyptian Conception Of The Soul, 1st Millennium Bc


Analysis of Ancient Egyptian Mummy Reveals Unusual Mud Ritual

The discovery of a hardened mud carapace wrapped around a 3,200-year-old mummy has brought a previously unknown ancient Egyptian burial practice to light.Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Egyptology, Mummy, Ancient Egypt, Creative Works, Ancient Egyptian Funerary Practices, Karin Sowada, Animal Mummy


New ‘Van Helsing’ Movie Coming From Producer James Wan and ‘Overlord’ Director Julius Avery

Universal continues its quest to bring back characters from the classic Universal Monster movies. The latest is a new Van Helsing movie which, thankfully, won’t have anything to do with the terrible 2004 movie starring Hugh Jackman. This new Van Helsing comes from producer James Wan and director Julius Avery, who helmed Overlord. Van Helsing originated in Bram Stoker’s Dracula and has been played on screen by actors like Edward Van Sloan, Peter Cushing, Anthony Hopkins, and, yes, Hugh Jackman. ...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Cruise, Elizabeth Banks, Guillermo Del Toro, Hugh Jackman, Channing Tatum, Johnny Depp, Universal, Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Paul Feig, Ryan Gosling, Avery, Leigh Whannell, Tom Cruise


Archaeologists unearthed 160 sarcophagi from an ancient Egyptian necropolis. Some of the tombs were inscribed with mummy curses.

A Egyptian man points at hieroglyphs in the mastaba tomb of Seshem Nefer Theti at the Giza Pyramid complex. Oliver Weiken/picture alliance via Getty Archaeologists have found 160 sarcophagi at Saqqara, an ancient Egyptian city of the dead, since September. The walls of some Saqqara tombs are inscribed with a curse. One warns that the gods will wring any impure trespasser's neck "like that of a goose." Researchers recently opened some of the newly discovered coffins — which had remained und...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Netflix, Egypt, Archaeology, Business Insider, Mummies, Cairo, American University, Giza, Carter, Louisa May Alcott, Herbert, Tut, Josh Gad


Decapitated store mannequin washes up on Florida beach, horrifying onlookers

Kathleen, a volunteer doing a beach clean up for environmental nonprofit Ocean Hour in Perdido Key, FL, spotted what she thought was a decapitated corpse on the beach. The barnacle encrusted figure was convincing enough that someone in their group called 911. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Florida, News, 911, Corpse, Decapitated, Kathleen, Mummy, Mannequin, Ocean Hour, Perdido Key, Perdido Key FL


The Mummy’s Hand! (1940)

32 Days of Halloween XIIIMovie Night #10 As always, sequels beget sequels. With Universal scoring with turning everything else into a franchise, it was time to do so with 1932’s The Mummy, although with basically nothing directly linking it to the first film–other than the re-use of some footage. It apparently also used the score from Son of Frankenstein to save a few bucks. (And you thought they only did that with “Swan Lake.”) It was directed by Christy Cabanne (the 1934 Jan...
Tags: Movies, Horror, 32 Days of Halloween, Jane Eyre, Wallace, Frankenstein, Mummy, George Zucco, Christy Cabanne


Caltiki, the Immortal Monster – review

Directors: Riccardo Freda (as Robert Hamton), Mario Bava (uncredited) Release date: 1959 Contains spoilers Ok, let us get the directors out of the way first. Officially this is a Freda film, though he was credited as Robert Hamton to make domestic Italian audiences think it was an American film – this was especially after the cool reception that I Vampiri received. The great Mario Bava did cinematography and special effects but it is believed he also did uncredited direction (as he did with I V...
Tags: Movies, Ellen, Bob, Max, Linda, Freda, Blu Ray, Amazon UK, Mummy, Giger, Vampire, Energy Vampire, Mario Bava, Separate Species, Bava, Caltiki


Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation – review

Director: Genndy Tartakovsky Release date: 2018 Contains spoilers I don’t know what it is about this franchise but, despite rather enjoying it, I am always late to the party. The third instalment of the franchise, if you read my reviews for the first and second outings then you’ll see that, whilst I was enthusiastic about the first film, I was perhaps less so about the second. This isn’t to say that the second film was rubbish, just not as good as the first. Perhaps this is natural and there ar...
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DNA shows Scythian warrior mummy was a 13-year-old girl

The 2600-year-old remains of a young Scythian warrior are now known to be female. The young warrior appears to have been around 13 years old when she died. The findings shed light on the Scythian culture.Throughout the literature of the ancient world, tales of great bands of warrior women captivated listeners' imaginations. From China to Greece, stories of their exploits filled hearts with fear and awe. Recently, historians have begun to accept that the Amazons were real, in a way; they were sli...
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A mummy murder has been solved after 2,600 years

The mummy Takabuti has inspired a great deal of speculation since it was first unwrapped in 1835.Takabuti died when she was between 20 and 30, leading researchers to wonder about her cause of death.New techniques have enabled researchers to determine that Takabuti died from a stab wound to the back, among other interesting findings. 2,600 years on and investigators have finally discovered the cause of death of a young elite woman from Thebes: a violent stab wound to her back.Takabuti's mummy ...
Tags: Europe, Death, Murder, Ireland, Egypt, Innovation, Violence, Belfast, Archeology, Luxor, Murphy, Newsweek, Thebes, Mummy, Eileen Murphy, Ancient World


Maple Mummy Oatmeal Cookie Cream Pies #HalloweenTreatsWeek

These Maple Mummy Oatmeal Cookie Cream Pies are fun and easy to decorate. Soft oatmeal cookies sandwiched with maple buttercream and look like mummies. The post Maple Mummy Oatmeal Cookie Cream Pies #HalloweenTreatsWeek appeared first on Sweet ReciPEAs.
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8 movie franchises that tried to copy Marvel's cinematic universe strategy — and how they fared at the box office

The Marvel Cinematic Universe kickstarted a trend and changed the way studios think about blockbuster filmmaking. But similar franchises haven't been able to replicate its success. Some have course corrected, such as Warner Bros.' DC Extended Universe, which is now focusing more on standalone stories. Others were dead on arrival, like Universal's Dark Universe, which flopped right out of the gate with 2017's "The Mummy." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When "Iron Man" hit ...
Tags: Hollywood, Justice, Ben Affleck, Michael Bay, Disney, US, Trends, Robert Pattinson, Sony, Suicide Squad, Justice League, Harley Quinn, Johnny Depp, Iger, Batman, Phil Lord


Marvel changed Hollywood with its cinematic universe, but has inspired as many flops as box-office hits

The Marvel Cinematic Universe kickstarted a trend and changed the way studios think about blockbuster filmmaking. But similar franchises haven't been able to replicate its success. Some have course corrected, such as Warner Bros.' DC Extended Universe, which is now focusing more on standalone stories. Others were dead on arrival, like Universal's Dark Universe, which flopped right out of the gate with 2017's "The Mummy." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When "Iron Man" hit ...
Tags: Hollywood, Justice, Ben Affleck, Michael Bay, Disney, US, Trends, Robert Pattinson, Sony, Suicide Squad, Justice League, Harley Quinn, Johnny Depp, Iger, Batman, Phil Lord


The Mummy – review

Director: Alex Kurtzman Release date: 2017 Contains spoilers This was the second false start of the Universal monsters’ reboot (dubbed Dark Universe). The first attempt, Dracula Untold, was so unsuccessful that it was allegedly dropped from the continuity. This did not set the cinematic world alight and the Dark Universe again looked unlikely. One issue was the push in both of these films at the action adventure, rather than horror. Whilst they can be used in various ways, the classic monsters ...
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Short Film: Monsters Anonymous

This short film, directed by Jeremy London, was released in 2016 and comes in at around the 20-minute mark. It is a veritable Monster mash with all the favourites; Dracula (Brian O'Halloran), the Wolfman (Brent Phillip Henry, Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter), Dusty – the Mummy (Christopher Hall), Frank (Daniel Levy) a (deliberately) misnamed Frankenstein’s Monster and his Bride (Sheenan Cole). As well as the classics as listed we also get brief appearances by the Devil (Jason Robbins), the Blai...
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Dark Universe Architect Alex Kurtzman Says Making ‘The Mummy’ Was Just As Painful As Watching It

Like a freshly-turned vampire immediately stumbling out into the sun, Dark Universe died before it could really get started. Universal had hoped to launch their own cinematic universe based around their classic monsters, but the first entry – The Mummy, starring Tom Cruise – was a complete dud. Afterwards, future Dark Universe projects were put on hold, and it seems like the idea is – for the time being – dead and buried. Now, Alex Kurtzman, who oversaw the Dark Universe writers room and direct...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Johnny Depp, Universal, Tom Cruise, Chris Morgan, Remakes, Universal Pictures, Morgan, Sofia, Depp, Frankenstein, Javier Bardem, Mummy, Alex-Kurtzman, Kurtzman


Stepdaughter Unhappy?

Hi All, I’m with a wonderful man who is a fantastic father to his 4 year old daughter, I have 2 DS on my own, aged 7 and 5. We have my boys 75% of the time and his daughter 50% of the time. The rest of the time she spends with Mum and is an only child. My partner and ex split when daughter was 11 months old, he fought hard to get 50% custody of her and she has always spent 50% of her life with him. We now live together, she used to stay the nights at partner’s Mum’s as that’s where he was. Life ...
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