Find Your Creepy Family

They may be creepy and kooky and altogether spooky, but the Addams family has been around since 1964. My favorite Addams was always Uncle Fester. His silly tricks never failed to make me giggle. Celebrate 50 years of this kooky crew by seeing some of the original TV show hijinks, watching one of the Addams Family movies or trying one […]

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Horror Films for the Jaded

Every fall at the first whiff of mulled cider I get excited about the prospect of the season's new crop of horror movies. “Prepare to be scared!” states the promotional poster of one. “Simply terrifying!” intones the voiceover on the trailer of another. However, as horror film aficionados well know, it is the rare film that lives up […]

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Some Chilling Euro-Horror Movies

   After World War II, the horror film genre was nearly dead.  Hollywood was producing comedic satires of movie monsters like “Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein” and dozens of nuclear-fused, giant bug and outer space films. Beginning in the late 1950s, British, Italian and French movie makers delved into fresh re-workings and re-imaginings of the gothic […]

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Run, Resurrection Mary, Run

If you're running the 5K in south suburban Justice on October 20 and you see a pretty blonde in a formal white dress jogging next to you, don't expect her to stick around for the whole race. I read recently that a local school named their 5K fundraiser after the urban legend Resurrection Mary.  Althought the famous […]

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