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- Charles Dickens and the Train of Death: The Story Behind the Classic Ghost Story ‘The Signal-Man’
- Tall Man, Big Heart: A Tribute to Angus Scrimm
- Horror Writer Paul Tremblay on Deadlines, New England and the Devil
- Five Reasons to Love Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare
- John D and Me: Stephen King
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In this article, Dangerous Minds looks at the inspiration behind the classic ghost story, ‘The Signal-Man’ by Charles Dickens.
There have been many tributes this week for legendary actor, Angus Scrimm, who portrayed the villainous Tall Man in the Phantasm series of films. This tribute is from Fangoria.
You’ve seen his name on umpteen Best-of lists for his novel, A Head Full of Ghosts, and rightfully so, but what does Paul Tremblay think of deadlines, New England, and the Devil? The Wall Street Journal finds out.
Erroneous title aside, Freddy’s Dead is believed to be the worst of the series, a big heap of shit that not even Tom Arnold could rescue. But was it really that terrible? Dread Central looks deeper into the sixth Nightmare.
John D. MacDonald has inspired some of the literary greats over the decades, and amongst them is some chap called Stephen King. In this article, King tells the Herald Tribune why John D. was such a revelation.
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