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ICHF: Rodan

While his fame has dwindled somewhat in modern times, Rodan was once nearly as famous as Godzilla himself.  Nowadays the monstrous pterosaur is generally considered little more than a member of the Monster King’s rogues gallery, or perhaps as Godzilla’s … Continue reading

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There Goes Tokyo: Rodan

Toho had two big successes with Godzilla and Godzilla Raids Again.  Obviously it was time for another sequel, right?  Nope!  You must remember that most creature features in the 1950’s were one offs – no one made Them 2! or … Continue reading

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ICHF: The Rhedosaurus

While it doesn’t get much recognition these days, The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms is an incredibly influential movie. With a script based on a short story by the incomparable Ray Bradbury and special effects by stop motion wizard Ray Harryhausen, … Continue reading

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ICHF: King Kong

The 1933 film King Kong is a classic example of an Imperial Gothic Horror story, albeit with a more modern twist than the Imperial Gothic tales of the Victorian era. Powerful, rich white men from a country that has become … Continue reading

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The Midgaheim Bestiary: The Fair Folk Overview

Fairies and Fairyland While a vast variety of magical creatures inhabit the continent of Midgaheim, the strangest and most magical of all are the Fair Folk.  Fairies are distinct from other arcane creatures for two reasons: first, they are native … Continue reading

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ICHF: Karswell and His Demon

Like many a strange theater kid, one of the films that defined my adolescence was The Rocky Horror Picture Show.  While I imagine most are drawn to that film for its raw sexual energy, I was drawn instead to its … Continue reading

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ICHF: Jack Skellington

My definition for the horror genre is pretty simple: any story that aims to consistently scare the audience is horror story.  It’s broad, sure, but that really is the thing that ties all horror stories together – regardless of specific … Continue reading

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