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Chadwick H. Saxelid
California
Writer
Interests: Horror geek. Collector of film music. Science Fiction and Fantasy fan. Reader.
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Disaster strikes a deep sea drilling station, leaving a handful of survivors stuck at the bottom of the ocean, with little air and limited escape options. What happened? An earthquake? An equipment malfunction induced explosion? No. The survivors learn that, moments before the rig collapsed, its drill breeched a pocket... Continue reading
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"It's us." When Adelaide (Lupita Nyong'o) was a child, she wandered away from her parents and into a mirror maze on the Santa Cruz Beach and Boardwalk. Inside it she saw something so nightmarish, so terrifying, that the shock of it rendered her mute, for a time. Now an adult,... Continue reading
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It has been six working days since I started my Magical Myrioramas fueled short story writing exercises, time for an update. I have written six stories. One of which I thought solid enough to try revising and polishing into an actual story. The other five have interesting ideas and images... Continue reading
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Monday night is gaming night for me. I take a bag full of games, head down to my local gaming store, and play board games for three or so hours. The store charges a nominal fee to do so, but it is saved as a store credit I can use... Continue reading
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The Blind Dead, the creation of series writer/director Amando De Ossorio, are the ambulatory remains of the Templars, knights that practiced black magic and human sacrifice, in order to live forever. They cannot see, but they can still hear and that is how they hunt, by sound. Potential victims can... Continue reading
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Lee Abbott (John Krasinski) and his wife Evelyn (Emily Blunt) struggle to protect their children (Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, and Cade Woodward, respectively) from ferocious creatures that hunt and kill anything making the slightest sound... Logic is anathema to horror. Plot does not matter. Nor does setting, time period, or... Continue reading
United States (Official Trailer #1): International (Official Trailer #2): Continue reading
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Four rough gems from Bloch's prolific pulp era. The Devil With You!: Bill Dawson takes a two-week vacation and heads to New York City. Roped into playing a dice game, Dawson wins the hotel he is staying in. Just in time to witness the otherworldly chaos unleashed by the Magician's... Continue reading
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With The Hammer Vault: Treasures From the Archive of Hammer Films official Hammer Films historian Marcus Hearn compiles a delicious sampling of glorious goodies from Hammer Productions famous run of horror, fantasy, science fiction, and suspense movies. Hearn also covers some of the company's adventure and historical films, too. In... Continue reading
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As I age, the decade of my childhood (the 70s) and the decade I began as a teenager and ended as a "new adult" (the 80s) grow more magical and otherworldly. One reason, I am sure, is nostalgia for that mythical "simpler" time that never existed. That time when my... Continue reading
When I decided to create a more professional looking web presence, I did not intend to delete my blog. But I did and, I am embarrassed to share, over a decade of content vanished in an instant. So it goes. Rather than abuse myself over my foolish mistake, I will... Continue reading