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Ray Harryhausen (June 29, 1920 – May 7, 2013) RIP

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May 7, 2013

I remember seeing Jason and the Argonauts on television when I was young. The stop motion monsters and effects scared the bejeezus out of me. Years later when I was older and (I thought) more sophisticated, Clash of the Titans didn’t scare me, but it impressed the hell out of me. It was after a… Read More ›

RIP James Herbert (8 April 1943 – 20 March 2013).

RIP James Herbert (8 April 1943 – 20 March 2013): Ash to Ashes

My good friend John Mountain over at Written in Blood was kind enough to “inadvertently” inform me of author James Herbert‘s death. I’d been “out of sync” with real life matters and in so doing had missed the news of Herbert’s untimely death on Wednesday the 20th of March this year. He will be greatly missed…. Read More ›

Natalie Wood’s Death Certificate Changed…Finally

Actress Natalie Wood‘s death certificate has been amended to say her mysterious drowning in 1981 also involved “undetermined factors”. So it’s only taken 31 years for authorities to act on legal statements that have been common knowledge for years. And amazingly, yes amazingly, Robert Wagner is NOT a suspect. Wow. The wheels of justice certainly… Read More ›

Phyllis Diller (1917 — 2012): They Don’t Make em Like that Anymore

This incredibly funny woman started life as a housewife who dreamed of doing comedy. I saw her on a repeat of Groucho Marx‘s You Bet Your Life show from the 1950′s. As a contestant. Groucho interviewed her and she told of her dream. They used to show that program a lot. Phyllis Diller worked a… Read More ›

Tony Scott (21 June 1944 – 19 August 2012) The Hunger (1983) A Debut to Remember

I first saw The Hunger in 1987 while I was living in Holland. I’d spied it in a local video shop that catered to the Americans stationed at the little Air Base there. I fallen in love with Catherine Deneuve after I’d seen her in the black and white Polanski film Repulsion. That was the only reason I’d… Read More ›

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