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George A. Romero has passed away at the age of 77, following a “brief but aggressive” battle with lung cancer. May he rest in peace. He will best be remembered as the man who reinvented zombies, beginning with Night of the Living Dead (1968).

I have never watched Dawn of the Dead (1978), because there apparently are so many versions (I know of at least four) floating around out there that I didn't know which to track down. I did spot Day of the Dead (1985) on Comcast On Demand earlier, so I’ll give it a watch this evening.
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I stumbled across a 22 minute in-depth review of Bride of Boogedy from last Halloween, for those that might be interested. The same person had a shorter one for Mr. Boogedy over here.

King Richard III Discovered In England: DNA Testing Confirms.

News Corporation sells IGN Entertainment.

This Day In Horror: George A. Romero Was Born.

The Unpopular Women Love Post.

Help Neil Gaiman With ‘A Calendar Of Tales’ On A Blackberry and Twitter.

New Terminator 2: Judgment Day VFX Test Clips

Star Trek: Into Darkness Full Super Bowl Spot.

Shot-By-Shot Analysis Of Star Trek Into Darkness Super Bowl Commercial

Star Trek Into Darkness to Hit IMAX 3D Theaters Two Days Early

Iron Man 3—Full Super Bowl Spot.

Iron Man 3—Extended Super Bowl Spot. The first 20 seconds is just Robert Downey Jr. staring into the camera.

Oz: The Great and Powerful - Full Super Bowl Spot

The Lone Ranger - Full Super Bowl Spot

Super Bowl Blackout—What Caused The Blackout? Top 12 Theories. My favorite is the first comment—Bane did it.

The Superman Homepage interviews Andrea Romano at the premiere of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2.

The Abandoned An’ Forsaked (Death is Not the End) – The Death of the Hulk’s Wife: The Quickest Retcon in Comic History?

Stan Lee's Real Life Webslingers

Comic Book Casting: The Legion of Super-Heroes

Superman: Unbound Hits Home Video May 7th, 2013.

Being Human: Being The Production Designer.

Victoria Smurfit joins the cast of NBC’s Dracula, as Lady Jayne.

New Thunderbirds series pushes ahead.

Cinemassacre Presents: Top 10 Alfred Hitchcock Films.

Cecil Trachenburg reviews Krull (1983)

Atop The Fourth Wall: All-Star Batman And Robin #5.

Dr. Seuss Cake.

Trailers From Hell: John Badham on On The Waterfront.

Superman on TV: February 4th-10th.

Best Cosplay Ever (This Week): February 4th.

Comics Alliance Reviews Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990), Part One.

The Collinsport Historical Society Podcast, Episode 7: The Great Dark Shadows Rebuttal.

Film Sack Podcast: Independence Day (1996) Commentary

Mission Log Podcast: Supplemental #3—The One With Bobby Clark.
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David Grove passed away last week, following a long struggle with emphysema. May he rest in peace.

Svengoolie host Rich Koz is recovering from heart attack. Best wishes go out to him.

Make Bea Arthur Proud—LBBT Teen Center Destroyed By Sandy Needs Your Help.

Two Comic Book Events For Hurricane Sandy Victims.

‘Six Strikes’ BitTorrent Crackdown May Target Private Trackers.

How an Indonesian ISP took down the mighty Google for 30 minutes.

Gawker’s Website Is Back After Sandy.

Kotaku is Back—And Fully Operational.

Bridget Regan joins the cast of the CW’s Beauty and the Beast.

Here Is Your Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters Knock-Off.

Elementary will have a post-Super Bowl time slot.

Why Elementary Fails Sherlock Holmes Fandom.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind at 35.

From Think Geek: Doctor Who Exploding TARDIS Throw.

Also from Think Geek: All Glory To The Hypnotoad.

Full Moon’s Subspecies II and III Heading To Blu-Ray.

The trailer for Silent Night—it’s a semi-remake of Silent Night, Deadly Night.

Best Cosplay Ever (This Week)—November 5th.

The Most Amazing And Inspirational Cosplay From Long Beach Comic Con 2012.

First Look: Katana And The Rest Of The Cast of Beware The Batman.

Release Date, Cover Art Revealed For Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2.

Writer Orci Confirms Universal’s Locke And Key Film Trilogy.

When We First Met—Thor’s Supporting Cast.

Michael Shannon Won’t Deliver Famous Line In Man Of Steel.

Hero Complex interviewed J. Michael Straczynski.

Battlestar Galactica: Blood And Chrome will premiere online on Friday.

School District Keeps Different Seasons On Library Shelves.

No Star On The Hollywood Walk of Fame For George Romero.

Walking Dead Creator Robert Kirkman To Get Eaten Alive By Robot Chicken.

Superheroes Defenseless Against Porn Parodies.

New dinosaur named after Sauron from Lord of the Rings.

Lord of the Rings Weather Forecast.

Lord of the Rings marathon in AMC Theatres, too.

Peter Jackson discusses Hobbit, Lord of the Rings comparisons.

ElfQuest Movie May Live Again.

Fantastic Fangirls Q&A #178: Who is your favorite child in comics?

$19,000 in stolen comic books returned to owner.

Interview: John Carpenter on Reviving They Live.

It’s The Official Website And Logo For World War Z.

Watch Anthony Hopkins Direct As Hitchcock In Several New Images.

MODOK For President.

Which fictional character should run the United States for the next four years? Hey, what about Doc Brown?

Donkey Puft T-Shirt.

A Charlie Brown Christmas posters, by Laurent Durieux

Taking A Knife To Chocolate Helly Kitty For Sweet, Delicious Horrors.

Great Scott! A Back To The Future Wedding Cake!

Stan Lee’s Rants: Bond Girls.

The Cinefiles—Rambo.

Han Solo Venn Diagram.

Egyptian princess’ tomb dating from 2500 BC found near Cairo.

15 Worst Fashion Disasters From James Bond Movies.

Vertigo Casting News For Arrow.

We Hate Movies Podcast, Episode 83: K-911 (1999)

The Shut Up And Watch This Podcast, Episode 62: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Series Roundtable.

Earth Station One: Episode 135: The Twilight Zone.

In other news, sister got out of the hospital last night. And yesterday morning we got word that someone on Dad’s side of the family died. Due to our drama, he was unable to attend the wake (which would have been last night) or the funeral (which was this morning, in Louisiana). The florist we usually use for sending them something is temporarily closed due to the owner apparently being diagnosed with cancer. We eventually managed to find someone who would deliver there.

Meanwhile, Mom found Nellie’s room in the hospital. She’s only allowed ice chips now that it’s the end, but she’s still interested in slaughtering the nurses. She ordered Mom to bring her her mail—all three huge sacks of them, so she could mock the endless political things that had been stuffed in her mailbox. Mom complied.

On the Yuletide side of things, I just need to rewatch a couple more episodes of the show that I was assigned. I’ve come up with several ideas, and chunks that could go into the middle of the fanfic. I’m working on what I think the ending should be like, and a few other little, but important things, making sure I’ve got a handle on characterization, and then (since I’m currently recovering from a migraine) I’ll get started on it.
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Marcus Swayze has passed away, at the age of 99. May he rest in peace. He may be best known for drawing the character of Captain Marvel for Fawcett Comics in the early 1940’s, as well as creating Mary Marvel alongside Otto Binder.

Yuletide sign-ups are now open. About Optional Details. You can find a summary of sign-up offers and requests here. Sign-ups will remain open until October 28th. I know exactly what to request, I just need to whittle down what I’m offering. For example—removing The Shadow upon seeing a couple Dear Yuletide letters, since I’ve only seen the film, and not the radio show, serial or comics. I need to find out if Dark Shadows (60’s version—since I know the 90’s version is on Youtube, but it wasn’t nominated), Pushing Daisies, and Real Ghostbusters are available online for viewing, so I can brush up on canon—been a while since I watched those.

TV Tango updates their list for Halloween on TV: 355 Halloween-Themed Movie Marathons, Episodes & Specials On TV In October 2012.

31 Days of Horror: The Evil Dead/Re-Animator.

Cinemassacre’s Monster Madness—80’s Rerun: Troll Trilogy.

Cinemassacre’s Monster Madness: Making Contact (1985)

Longbox of the Damned: Eerie #1.

Rare Halloween Videos: Disney’s Quack Pack—House Of Haunts (1997)

Horror Education of the Week: Prometheus.

First Look At Mondo’s New Poster For Karloff’s The Mummy.

Monster Mash: horrific composite of Universal Monsters’ Big Four.

10 of the Grossest and Most Grotesque Vampires From Folklore.

23 Reasons Why Hocus Pocus Is The Best Halloween Movie Of All Time.

How All Family Films Grow Up To Be Horror Movies.

Hannibal Casts Gina Torres. Whedonesque reacts to the news here.

Best New York Comic Con Cosplay Ever.

Jonathan Nolan talks The Dark Knight Rises ending.

NYCC: David Goyer, Geoff Johns To Pen 13-Issue Event For DC Comics.

NYCC 2012: DC Comics—Batman—Death Comes To Gotham panel recap.

NYCC: Deadpool Adds Another X-Men Alumn To His Game.

15th Anniversary Buffy Panel At NYCC 2012.

The Evil Dead Panel at NYCC 2012.

The Carrie Panel at NYCC 2012.

Best New York Comic Con 2012 Cosplay Ever—Sunday.

Superman on TV: October 15-21.

George A. Romero Working On A Zombie Comic For Marvel.

Google Creates Homage To Winsor McCay’s Little Nemo In Slumberland.

How Marvel created the modern blockbuster.

Ant Man Gets Release Date, Thor 2 and Iron Man 3 Get 3D.

The Arrow Sizzle Reel From New York Comic Con.

Comics Alliance Reviews Arrow: Pilot (2012)

Comics, Everybody: The History of Hawkeye.

Brannon Braga Talks Hive, TNG, Cosmos, And More, Part 1. Part 2.

Jar Jar Binks attains sainthood in deranged Star Wars religious art.

Don’t Get These Gremlins Pumpkin Carvings Wet.

The Abandoned An’ Forsaked—Where Did Cyclops’ Ruby Quartz Glasses Come From?

A press release describing the plot of Mockingbird Lane.

The Cinefiles—Batman Part 1: The Burton/Schumacher Years.

The Shut Up And Watch This Podcast: Evil Dead II: Dead By Dawn (1987)

Film Bin Commentaries Podcast: The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976)

Tysto Commentaries: The Invisible Man (1933)
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Ken Sansom has passed away, at the age of 85, due to complications from a stroke. May he rest in peace. He will be best remembered as the voice of Rabbit for 22 years in the Winnie the Pooh cartoons.

AT&T Starts Six-Strikes Anti-Piracy Plan Next Month, Will Block Websites.

Kellogg Frosted Mini-Wheats Recall.

Doctor Who: P.S.: What Happened To Brian And The Ponds.

TV Tango updates their list for Halloween On TV: 321 Halloween-Themed Movie Marathons, Episodes & Specials In October 2012.

26 Things We Learned From The Night of the Living Dead (1968) Commentary.

6 Filmmaking Tips From Wes Craven.

Infographic: The Ultimate Zombie Preparation Guide.

Rare Halloween Videos: 2000s Real Scary Stories and Scary…But True.

Halloween Shows Dot Net, Day 12: You Can’t Do That On Television.

Halloween Costume Extravaganza 2012: The Good.

31 Days of Horror: The Fly/The Blob.

Watch 9 over-the-top horror movie performances by Star Trek stars.

From Cracked: The 9 Stages of Halloween Appreciation Throughout Life.

13 Horror Gems To (Re)Discover This Halloween.

Meet Norman Bates’ Teacher In Bates Motel.

NYCC 2012: DC’s Superman Panel.

NYCC 2012: Del Toro and Beacham on Pacific Rim, the movie and comic.

NYCC 2012: Marvel Now: All New X-Men.

NYCC 2012 Live: Waid, Kindt Discuss Marvel Infinite Comics.

Best New York Comic Con Cosplay Ever—Thursday.

DC Comics accuses lawyer in Superman case of misconduct.

Our most-hated movies of the 90’s

New images of Mattel’s Ecto Goggles.

Revisiting Star Trek TNG: Where No One Has Gone Before.

Science Channel promo for Firefly: Browncoats Unite.

Random Roles: Christopher Lloyd on playing a vampire, a taxi driver, a toon, and more.

Brian Tyler To Score Iron Man 3.

Off-Duty: Yasmin Liang’s Martian Manhunter & Miss Martian.

VR Troopers: Season 1, Volume 1: Virtually Watchable.

The Complete and Utter Insanity of Batman: Odyssey, Part 4.

Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters has been pushed back from a release date of January 11th 2013, to January 25th, 2013.

Arrow Executives Cite Doctor Who As Influence, Discuss Casting John Barrowman.

Christopher Lee massacres a whole starbase full of groovy aliens, to a jazzy soundtrack.

Tons of New Photos From The Munsters Reboot, Mockingbird Lane.

Matt Wagner To Write The Shadow: Year One.

Best Art Ever (This Week) October 11th.

The Hub renews Transformers Prime and Transformers Rescue Bots for additional seasons.

Tom Harper to direct The Woman In Black sequel.

Comic Book Legends Revealed #388.

30 Second Bunnies: The Cabin In The Woods.

F This Movie Podcast: Universal Monsters.

Saturday B Movie Reel #83—Lake Placid: The Final Chapter.
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Sweden Ordered Pirate Bay Founder’s Arrest, Cambodia Mulls Options.

Horror Education of the Week—Double Feature: 1984 and Metropolis.

Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 246: Generation X #17.

The Brooklyn bookshop saving out-of-print sci-fi, one e-book at a time.

Woman returns book to Chicago library after 78 years.

Superman On TV: September 3-9.

Announcing the 2012 Hugo Award Winners.

How copyright enforcement robots killed the Hugo Awards.

Is Neil Gaiman writing another episode of Doctor Who?

Steven Moffat talks about Oswin, and what Jenna Louise Coleman brings to the role.

How Doctor Who Won Over America.

An interview with Chris Chibnall, who writes the next episode of Doctor Who: Dinosaurs on a Spaceship.

There was another prequel for Asylum of the Daleks, which I didn’t spot until now.

The geek years: looking back to 1984.

The leaked pilot for Elementary can be found here. Having watched it, I highly doubt I’ll be watching anything else of the series in the future.

ETA: Sorry, everyone. Looks like in the 30 minutes between the time I finished watching, and when I posted, the Elementary pilot was yanked.

Trailers From Hell: Josh Olson on The Stepfather.

The Possession Puts Horror On Top At The Box Office.

Explaining Indiana Jones And The Temple of Doom.

The 8 Most Sinister Cinematic Goops, Oozes, and Slimes.

Box Office Report: The Dark Knight Rises Surpasses The Dark Knight.

Film Sack Podcast #129: Monkey Shines (1988).

Commentary Track Stars Podcast: Return Of The Living Dead Commentary.

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