Archive for April, 2011

‘The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar’ by Edgar Allan Poe

‘The Facts in the Case of M. Valde­mar’ by Edgar Allan Poe is one of his short­est sto­ries but is also one of his most effective.

The uniden­ti­fied nar­ra­tor is sum­moned to the deathbed of an old acquain­tance, whom he had mes­mer­ized in the past. The acquain­tance, one M. Valde­mar, expressed his desire to be placed in a mes­mer­ic trance just before death.

⇒ Con­tin­ue read­ing “‘The Facts in the Case of M. Valde­mar’ by Edgar Allan Poe”

This Week in Comics — 2011/04/06

Two sto­ries involv­ing pup­pets this week, one in the col­lo­qui­al sense and one in the lit­er­al sense.

⇒ Con­tin­ue read­ing “This Week in Comics — 2011/04/06”

“The She-Creature” (1956)

HYPNOTIZED!

Reincarnated as a Monster from Hell!

IT CAN AND DID HAPPEN!
Based on authentic facts you’ve been reading about …

So says the adver­tise­ments for “The She-Crea­ture”, a 1956 film from Amer­i­can Inter­na­tion­al Pic­tures, a low-bud­get pro­duc­tion com­pa­ny that takes shame­less advan­tage of the Bridey Mur­phy phe­nom­e­non and the increased inter­est in the sub­ject of rein­car­na­tion in the Amer­i­can pub­lic in pro­duc­ing this movie.

⇒ Con­tin­ue read­ing ““The She-Crea­ture” (1956)”

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