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A Brief History On May 24, 2018, fans of the Star Wars movie empire have only one more day to wait for the country wide release of the latest film in the franchise, Solo: A Star Wars Story. After having to fire the directors of the movie and replace them with Academy Award winning director Ron Howard, who had to re-shoot most of the movie, we were leery about the possibility of the film turning out disjointed or in some way substandard. We were super relieved last night when we reviewed the movie that the latest Star Wars film is…

A Brief History On November 15, 2010, Manchester University Press published a hardcover edition of Andrew Smith’s The ghost story, 1840-1920.  In this book, Smith shares his wealth of knowledge with his readers as he attempted to critique the history of the ghost story over a substantial period of time. This effort did not please critic Matt Foley, who considered the course of eighty years, starting from 1840 to be “wide in its scope,”[1] which it certainly is. Smith, however, seems to be quite knowledgeable on the topic of gothic literature, having produced numerous works in that department and gained…

A Brief History On May 14, 1816, romantically linked English authors Mary Godwin and Percy Shelley arrived at Geneva, Switzerland.  The poet Lord Byron (pictured on the right in the image above with Godwin in the middle and Shelley on the left) joined the young lovers on May 25th, with his young physician, John William Polidori.  Eventually, the friends decided to have a competition to see who could write the best horror story.  After thinking for days, Godwin, who would later that year marry Shelley, dreamt about a scientist who created life and was horrified by what he had made; her dream…

A Brief History What follows is (as far as we are aware) a continuation of a work of fiction written several years ago by a young lady interested in the supernatural in the style of the stories found in Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (1981) or a more modern creepypasta.  For Chapter 1, please click here. Digging Deeper: Full text of Chapter 3 of The Nightmare of the Baby Head This chapter is about all of the morbid mom’s cruelly killed kids. Her first kid to suffer from the bizarre baby head was just like Jack from the first chapter…

A Brief History Action comedy film fans of John Carroll University, here is your chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see Action Point on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 7:00 PM at Regal Great Northern Mall Stadium 10 + RPX in North Olmsted, Ohio!  Please visit this link for the chance to download a pass.   Passes are limited and seating is first-come, first-served and not guaranteed.  Please arrive early to increase your chance of entry. Digging Deeper   In Action Point, D.C. is the crackpot owner of Action Point, a low-rent, out-of-control amusement park where the rides are designed with minimum…

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