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Michael Housel
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FOR MEMORIAL DAY 2015
FOR THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED, STILL SERVE AND WILL SERVE AGAINST TYRANNY...THANK YOU.
FOR THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED, STILL SERVE AND WILL SERVE AGAINST TYRANNY...THANK YOU.
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Collection Recommendation #1: Bloke's Terrible Tomb of Terror
For those of you who grew up with such wonderful Warren Publishing Company titles as Eerie, Creepy...Vampirella comes a periodical in direct homage to those melodramatic masterpieces...Bloke's Terrible Tomb of Terror!!! The host of these Ghastly Award winni...
For those of you who grew up with such wonderful Warren Publishing Company titles as Eerie, Creepy...Vampirella comes a periodical in direct homage to those melodramatic masterpieces...Bloke's Terrible Tomb of Terror!!! T...
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HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY 2015!!!
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY...FROM DEAR NORMA AND ME!!!
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Collectible Time #24: AMT Mr. Spock Lunchbox and Atlantis Earth vs the Flying Saucers model kits
Got a couple new releases from Z&Z Hobbies...  First up is an oldie-but-goodie: the classic AMT Mr. Spock-vs-Three-Headed-Snake kit, now in a colorful, barn-shape lunchbox!!! As you can see, the lunchbox's design is pretty, darn colorful, and in the wake of...
Got a couple new releases from Z&Z Hobbies...  First up is an oldie-but-goodie: the classic AMT Mr. Spock-vs-Three-Headed-Snake kit, now in a colorful, barn-shape lunchbox!!! As you can see, the lunchbox's design is p...
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Collectible Time #23: Titan Hero Tech Thor, Iron Man and Ultron
To round out my "Age of Ultron" 12" Titan Hero Tech Avengers figures, I've obtained the following: Chris Hemsworth's Thor, Robert Downey's Iron Man (Mark 43 edition) and James Spader's Ultron!!! Thor elicits such robust declarations as "Have at thee, villai...
To round out my "Age of Ultron" 12" Titan Hero Tech Avengers figures, I've obtained the following: Chris Hemsworth's Thor, Robert Downey's Iron Man (Mark 43 edition) and James Spader's Ultron!!! Thor elicits such robust...
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HAPPY EARTH DAY 2015!!!
THE POSTER FOR THE 1951 GEORGE PAL EPIC SEEMED ONLY FITTING TO POST TODAY...HEY, ANY EXCUSE TO CELEBRATE A CLASSIC, I SAY!!!
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I saw Mad Max...
Times were a-changin' in the '70s: a legal switch had struck in various sectors, leaving victims at the whim of their assailants. Justice was dealt, but not accordingly, with impunity the growing norm. Pop-culture reflected this imbalance, and where reality...
Times were a-changin' in the '70s: a legal switch had struck in various sectors, leaving victims at the whim of their assailants. Justice was dealt, but not accordingly, with impunity the growing norm. Pop-culture reflected t...
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I saw Maggie...
"Maggie" is a quiet, contemplative flesh-eating zombie yarn, and I suppose its trailer conveys that, even though Arnold Schwarzenegger's presence might lead one to believe it's action-oriented. If anything, "Maggie" is an allegorical tale, about an adolesce...
"Maggie" is a quiet, contemplative flesh-eating zombie yarn, and I suppose its trailer conveys that, even though Arnold Schwarzenegger's presence might lead one to believe it's action-oriented. If anything, "Maggie" is ...
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An Alternate Reality #4: Death Race 2000
In the realm of dystopian e xploitation cinema, there is arguably no greater than "Death Race 2000". Filmed in '75 and just surpassing it's fortieth anniversary release, this drive-in classic was produced by legendary Roger Corman and  directed by eccentric...
In the realm of dystopian exploitation cinema, there is arguably no greater than "Death Race 2000". Filmed in '75 and just surpassing it's fortieth anniversary release, this drive-in classic was produced by legendary Roger Co...
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I saw Ultron come of age...
Joss Whedon's new Avengers adventure, "Age of Ultron", has arrived, and our favorites are back: Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans); Iron Man/Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr); Hulk/Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo); Thor (Chris Hemsworth); War Machine/James ...
Joss Whedon's new Avengers adventure, "Age of Ultron", has arrived, and our favorites are back: Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans); Iron Man/Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr); Hulk/Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo); Thor (Chri...
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An Alternate Reality #3: Watchmen
With the advent of Marvel's "Age of Ultron", I thought it fitting to reminisce on another superhero team-up effort, even though its story is rather unconventional, transcending even the various parallel universes we typically find in comic-book mythology. T...
With the advent of Marvel's "Age of Ultron", I thought it fitting to reminisce on another superhero team-up effort, even though its story is rather unconventional, transcending even the various parallel universes we typically...
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Batman v Superman Trailer Premieres
The official "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" trailer has premiered, and boy, does it ever do its job. It's riddled with mood, a brush of "Dark Knight Returns" and flows with garrulous, mainstream-media chants and unsettling images: a denouncement of he...
The official "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" trailer has premiered, and boy, does it ever do its job. It's riddled with mood, a brush of "Dark Knight Returns" and flows with garrulous, mainstream-media chants and unsettl...
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Examiner with the NJ Department of Education
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I'm not a half-bad writer, or so I've been told.
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    Examiner II, 1996 - present
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An admirer of all things weird and eclectic...
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Hello, my name is Michael F. Housel.  I enjoy horror, fantasy and science-fiction movies and literature. I write on the side and as a youngster produced anthologies featuring my short stories. Also, my yarns have been published in small-press magazines.
 
In October 2014, Damnation Books published my surreal novel, "Flask of Eyes".  "Flask" stems from my love of "Twilight Zone", Ray Bradbury yarns, superheroes, as well as classic film and literary monsters. On the horizon from Damnation is "The Hyde Seed": my homage to Robert Louis Stevenson's demented tale of duality, with a hardy dash of "Twilight Zone" and "Outer Limits" tossed in for good measure.
 
Additionally, much to my wife, Donna's dismay, I am an avid collector of horror, fantasy and science-fiction memorabilia: a kind of Forry Ackerman Jr, in this regard. Yep, I have all sorts of movie-connected oddities around the house and hold them all very dear to my heart.
 
Feel free to browse my posts for my comments on collectibles, movies and the stories I've concocted. Please comment if you desire. I'd be honored to converse with you.
 
 
 
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  • Rider University
    Journalism/Communications, 1982 - 1987
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