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Peter Graves—Mission completed

It is with sadness I relate that actor Peter Graves has died of a heart attack. He was 83. This is been a rough week. First Corey Haim dies, now this. Besides sharing a fame that had passed, these two actors had another thing in common: While they were best known for other roles, they [...]

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Virgin Witch

The 1971 British “horror” flick Virgin Witch was somewhat notorious in its day. While it was initially rejected by the British Censor, the Greater London Council eventually gave it an X rating. Now, I’m not sure how that would translate into an American rating. Personally, I’ve never been able to figure out the British monetary [...]

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Rena Riffel—On a path of inspiration

It could be said that actress Rena Riffel was born to be in showbiz. Rena started appearing in commercials as an infant and soon graduated to the stage. Before long, she was modeling and appearing in films. Her first major role was as Penny/Hope in Paul Verhoeven’s notorious Showgirls. Since then, she’s done a little [...]

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Witchcraft Destroys Minds & Reaps Souls

In the late 1960s, the supernatural was the In Thing. I’m sure the decade’s tumultuous social change and death of hope had something to do with it—JFK’s gleaming Camelot quickly gave way to Charles Manson’s brutal murders—and when people feel they’ve lost control, they search for answers anywhere. But enough of this mass psychology drivel. [...]

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