The Mystery of the Haunted Vampire ~ Tales of supernatural horrors

Lucha Underground rises above

The Los Angeles Times writes about one of my favorite shows:

Professional wrestling has long been the odd cousin of who we are, that sequined and booted carnival of scowls and grimaces, of hammerlocks and backflips, of mad men aflight; all make-believe, but in the spark of the moment, wonderfully alive with the scent of blood and the glimmer of pomp. “Lucha” captures this with eight cameras, editing booths and back stories woven with Aztec folklore that seek to compete with the dominant programming on World Wrestling Entertainment.

With menace and winked charm, “Lucha” is emblematic of the style of El Rey Network, begun in 2013 by filmmaker Robert Rodriguez. The network conjures the mischievous shadows and gonzo bloodletting in two of Rodriguez’s films “From Dusk Till Dawn,” a tale of vampires and hoodlums starring George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino, and “Sin City,” a noirish thriller starring Bruce Willis and based on Frank Miller’s graphic novel of the same name.

The show works in supernatural elements really well into the self-contained universe it resides in.

My favorite match from last season where after one grueling trios tag match, the team must face another team.

For the record, it wasn’t me …

What evil, despicable, fanatic would do something like this? I mean, besides me.

In what sounds like a scene from one of his legendary horror films, the head of Nosferatu director FW Murnau, who died in 1931, has been stolen from his family plot in a cemetery in Germany.

The grave-robbing occurred in Stahnsdorf, about 12 miles south-west of central Berlin, according to Variety. The graves of Murnau’s brothers were reportedly not disturbed.

Wax residue is said to have been found near the grave, suggesting that candles had been lit, and a possible occult motive for the theft.

Crypt robbers sentenced to 26 years in prison

Perhaps Doctor Frankenstein should give lessons on how to rob graves.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Two men accused of tampering with more than 20 caskets at a Martinsburg cemetery last year were sentenced Monday to 26 years in prison apiece in Berkeley County Circuit Court.

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In April, Bowers told the court that it was his idea to go to Rosedale Cemetery last spring and remove jewelry from the bodies of the deceased, and that Ruffner went along with the plan on two trips to the burial grounds at 917 Cemetery Road.

Bowers told authorities he helped Ruffner and a third unidentified male open crypts from a mausoleum in the cemetery and take jewelry from the bodies, according to court records.

Bowers said a clothes hanger was used to get the jewelry from within the caskets, and the jewelry was taken to the Martinsburg Mall to exchange at a “cash-for-gold” business, records said.

Batman versus the mad scientist Hugo Strange

This is incredibly awesome, from the fog to the monster to the way Batman’s cape flutters in the wind.

Thoughts on kisses

Non-horror related (or maybe it is horror-related to you and lovers undead or monstrous), but what are your favorite types of kisses? Long and slow, nibbles, passionate with lots of tongue?

Also, how do you stand on biting?

‘My name is Inigo Montoya’

I’ve never heard this story before from Mandy Patinkin and it made me love him even more because I know how he feels.

Resolution

Under my New Year’s resolution for healthy eating, should I count whisky as a grain?

Sherlock channels R. Kelly

Well, sort of.

The most wonderful time of the year

My morning routine

Lately I wake up with blood on me, sometimes small drops, sometimes nearly covered in it. But I don’t have any cuts on me. Weird.

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