What’s in a Zombi...

“On her tray was a single tall blue drink. I peered through the crowd in the direction that she’d pointed a skeletal thumb and saw the guy she was talking about looking back over his shoulder at me with a big grin on his face. One of his front teeth was missing, a little...
White Zombie: The Movie

White Zombie: The Movie...

Ah, Béla, Béla from Lugos—the Hungarian actor from a little town outside the western border of Transylvania, who made a big splash in Hollywood as Count Dracula in the 1931 movie, starred as Murder Legendre, the Haitian voodoo master in control of a crew of zombies, in White Zombie...
4. Pachinko Palace (3)

4. Pachinko Palace (3)...

It was a dance, a tango over ice in a midnight-blue sea. In this, as in many things, Ryu was an artist, his satisfaction apparent in the performance of the act. Ryu used various methods to take his partners to the very brink of annihilation and drown them in sweltering salvation. “Ryu,...
Looking at Lovecraft

Looking at Lovecraft...

“Sometimes I believe that this less material life is our truer life, and that our vain presence on the terraqueous globe is itself the secondary or merely virtual phenomenon.” —H.P. Lovecraft, “Beyond The Wall of Sleep” Maybe it was the “night gaunts”...
Real Live Zombies

Real Live Zombies...

This zombie story is real: the hunt for a zombie “formula” that takes a young ethnobotanist to Haiti. This is the very formula that  Clément was after and the reason he, too, went to Haiti. The young ethnobotanist, who was fascinated by psychoactive drugs, advanced the...
Grave Stuff on Sunday

Grave Stuff on Sunday...

You can tune in to hear bits an pieces of dark, dead stuff, including some cool DEAD LOVE cuts, flying around on Sunday, March 28 and 12-2PM (PST)  on Lilycat on Stuff. Featuring zombie-ninja writer Linda Watanabe McFerrin on Zombie Erin and the Dark Slice Call in by Cartoonist...
Tokio Hotel: Love is Dead

Tokio Hotel: Love is De...

Wir lieben sie.  Ja, Tokio Hotel. Identical twin brothers, vocalist Bill Kaulitz and guitarist Tom Kaulitz, met drummer Gustav Schäfer and bass-guitarist Georg Listing in 2001 in a Magdeburg club, where Bill and Tom Kaulitz were performing. First they were called Devilish, which...
Contorted

Contorted...

“OK, we’re here,” the clown announced, seemingly to his suitcase, as he set it down next to a hole in the ground. One by one the other members of the funeral procession arrived at the gravesite. Clément and I scuttled into the nearby bushes. The suitcase fell over, opened itself,...

Fireflies after thunder...

“There is a kind of beetle in Malaysia, one with shimmering capabilities—a firefly. … Clouds of these creatures buzzed and circled just below the forest canopy … Beneath them the forest floor was bright, the broad-leafed ferns, spiky flowers, and twining creepers...
Killer Plants

Killer Plants...

Yesterday’s beautiful poem and the accompanying image invited some lively reflection on the peculiar talents of carnivorous plants. Insects and arthropods—maybe even humans—beware! These plants have odd appetites. And you have to admire their sneaky methods of attracting...

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