THE BASEMENT BOOK SHELF: “The Werewolf Filmography” by Bryan Senn

Werewolves have always been my favorite type of monster, whether they are wolfmen or complete bipedal creatures. Though I am not a fan of the four-legged kind, like in AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON, gravitating more to they types seen in THE HOWLING and DOG SOLDIERS, the whole mythology of werewolves has always fascinated me.

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THE BASEMENT BOOK SHELF: “The Triple Dog Dare: Watching and Surviving the 24-Hour Marathon of A Christmas Story” by Joanna Wilson

Ever since the 1983 movie A CHRISTMAS STORY came out on video, it has been an annual part of my movie viewing tradition each Christmas season. Directed by Bob Clark, who also directed the 1974 film BLACK CHRISTMAS, it is one of those Christmas movies that just make you feel good. The story is about Ralphie, a nine-year-old, who only wants one thing for Christmas, a Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle. We have all been there as a child, wanting that one gift more than all others. Though department stores when I was growing up did not have display windows of toys like Higbee’s in the film, for me the excitement started when the Sears Wishbook came in showing every toy you could imagine.

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THE BASEMENT BOOK SHELF: “The Art of Krampus” by Michael Mallory

In 2015 director Michael Dougherty released his second holiday film after the success of his Halloween film TRICK ‘R TREAT from 2007. This film was KRAMPUS and starred many well-known actors such as Adam Scott, Toni Collette and David Koechner. This film quickly developed a cult status, much like TRICK ‘R TREAT did so many years earlier. Despite re-writing the entire legend of Krampus for this film, audiences didn’t seem to mind, either because they were unaware of the actual legend or they just didn’t care.

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THE BASEMENT BOOK SHELF: “The Complete Gnomes” by Wil Huygen and Riev Poortvliet

One thing I am very nostalgic about is my youth. One thing that I have very fond memories of was discovering the store The Flaming Cauldron, later called The Troll Shop, in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. I was in awe the first time I went into this store; it was packed with all kinds of weird things; things that I loved!

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THE BASEMENT BOOK SHELF: “Pumpkin Cinema: The Best Movies for Halloween” by Nathaniel Tolle

If you are a regular visitor of this site then you know how much I love Halloween. It is my favorite holiday and I am always looking for ways to make it even better. One of my annual traditions is pulling out my favorite horror and monsters movies to get me in the mood, or Halloween spirit.

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THE BASEMENT BOOK SHELF: “Roswell: The Ultimate Cold Case” by Thomas J. Carey and Donald R. Schmitt

I really cannot pinpoint when I first started becoming interested in flying saucers and the possibility that we are being visited by aliens from outer space. I remember during elementary school taking every book I could out of both the school library and the public library as well as buying magazines on the subject. It may have also stemmed from the National Enquirer, who, back in the day, did some legitimate reporting on UFOs. Perhaps my interest stemmed from my love of the science fiction movies of the 1950s. I really don’t know.

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THE BASEMENT BOOK SHELF: “Mack Maloney’s Haunted Universe”

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81hYvhpvh4LOK, I have a confession. Prior to reading this book I had never heard of Mack Maloney or that he was a host of a nationally-syndicated radio show called “Mack Maloney’s Military X-Files.” Since I have always been a fan of everything from flying saucers, cryptids and ghosts, this book came up as a recommendation one day on Amazon, based on my search criteria.

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