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Driving Mr. Dexter – Dexter Morgan, Part 1

*warning – the following contains spoilers from the first three Dexter novels. Given that the novels have been out for some time and the television show is entering its 6th season, I doubt these spoilers will negatively impact your enjoyment of either. Still, you’ve been warned. ;)*

Driving Mr. Dexter

Knife bladeDexter Morgan. Forensic blood spatter analyst and friendly neighborhood serial killer.

What’s that you say? Friendly and serial killer in the same sentence? Indeed.

See, Dexter isn’t your average homicidal maniac. Oh no. Dexter is a cut above all the rest. Because Dexter only kills people who really, really deserve it. Continue reading “Driving Mr. Dexter – Dexter Morgan, Part 1”

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They’re HEEEeere

The gnarled tree outside the window.

The clown doll.

The huge, terrible face bursting out of the closet.

The skeletal creature guarding the door to the children’s room.

The steak crawling across the kitchen counter.

The bodies in the swimming pool.

The little girl in front of the snowy tv. A thin, smokey hand reaches out.

And that famous line: “They’re heeeere.” Continue reading “They’re HEEEeere”

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Fear Friday Feature 1: Dracula (1931 film)

First up for the Fear Friday Feature is the 1931 Dracula starring Bela Lugosi.

As Bela Lugosi is Dracula in my mind’s eye, I was surprised to realize that I had never actually watched the original movie. Clearly, Lugosi’s portrayal set the standard for the character of Dracula and for our popular notions of vampires in general. Bela Lugosi’s Dracula is the image of the sexy, gentleman vampire. Those burning eyes, that ever-so-slightly lifted eyebrow, the elegant hands reaching for a pale throat, and the sweep of his glorious cape.

The other delight of this film was Dwight Frye‘s Renfield. He starts out as a Continue reading “Fear Friday Feature 1: Dracula (1931 film)”