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Michael Housel
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Collectible Time #33: (Historic Inspirations): Jonathan Myers' Rogers' Rangers/Solider Prints; plus Cleopatra/Marc Antony Statue
Not many fantasy buffs have the sense to acknowledge the historical influence in what they enjoy, but the roots of adventurous fun, whether in John Carter, Buck Rogers, Flash Gordon, or even a little offshoot called "Star Wars", are firmly entrenched in rea...
Not many fantasy buffs have the sense to acknowledge the historical influence in what they enjoy, but the roots of adventurous fun, whether in John Carter, Buck Rogers, Flash Gordon, or even a little offshoot called "Star War...
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An Alternate Reality #10: Justice League Gods and Monsters
The latest DC animated movie, "Justice League: Gods and Monsters", is "Elseworld" relegated: meaning it's a parallel-universe installment, its characters being uncanny impressions of superheroes we know and love, but its context, surreal and based on its ow...
The latest DC animated movie, "Justice League: Gods and Monsters", is "Elseworld" relegated: meaning it's a parallel-universe installment, its characters being uncanny impressions of superheroes we know and love, but its cont...
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An Alternate Reality #9: Rollerball (1975)
Though the story takes place in 2018, the sport of "Rollerball" was in effect years before Norman Jewison 1975 classic commences. Rollerball, like any worthy competition, focuses on teamwork, though not in the good, old fashioned way, but rather in a blurre...
Though the story takes place in 2018, the sport of "Rollerball" was in effect years before Norman Jewison 1975 classic commences. Rollerball, like any worthy competition, focuses on teamwork, though not in the good, old fashi...
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I saw Ant-Man...
Peyton Reed's "Ant-Man"is the latest in an expanding tapestry of interlocking Avengers films. In fact, it sets forth a new phase for the powerhouse franchise by being both different and yet in tune with previous chapters.  In actuality, "Ant-Man" (per Edgar...
Peyton Reed's "Ant-Man"is the latest in an expanding tapestry of interlocking Avengers films. In fact, it sets forth a new phase for the powerhouse franchise by being both different and yet in tune with previous chapters.  ...
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Monster Team-up Reflection #24: Clive Barker's Nightbreed
One of the best and most eclectic monster-rallies is the 1990 thriller, "Nightbreed", based on the bestseller, "Cabal", by horror maestro, Clive Barker.  "Nightbreed" was, alas, anything but a hit in its day, though its cult status has grown over the years,...
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Daredevil Casting: Jon Bernthal as Punisher and Elodie Yung as Elektra
Great news on Netflix's continuation of "Daredevil"... I'm absolutely thrilled that Jon Bernthal of "Walking Dead" fame has been cast as Frank Castle, the Punisher. Bernthal will bring the required edge to the character, which will complement Charlie Cox's ...
Great news on Netflix's continuation of "Daredevil"... I'm absolutely thrilled that Jon Bernthal of "Walking Dead" fame has been cast as Frank Castle, the Punisher. Bernthal will bring the required edge to the charact...
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RIP ROWDY RODDY PIPER
Farewell, Rowdy Roddy Piper... You left us far too soon. Your antics in the ring were always outlandish, and your contribution to the imagi-movie scene, supreme. God bless...
Farewell, Rowdy Roddy Piper... You left us far too soon. Your antics in the ring were always outlandish, and your contribution to the imagi-movie scene, supreme. God bless...
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Collectible Time #32: Jesse Gutierrez Baron Salazar/Zexina Print
Another sizzling print has entered my hands, this one  from Facebook pal, Jesse Gutierrez: a vibrant 11" x 17" tribute to the 1962 Mexican horror classic, "El baron del Terror" (aka, "The Brainiac"), as refashioned as part of Gutierrez's own specialized cha...
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Collectible Time #31: Shipman Black Widow/Hulk and Boba Fett prints
Obtained two new Gary Shipman 11" x 17" prints through Etsy, and both are Disney blockbuster related... First we have a sprawling rendering of those two avenging love birds, Black Widow and Hulk!!! Yep, one can certainly feel both the love and rage in this ...
Obtained two new Gary Shipman 11" x 17" prints through Etsy, and both are Disney blockbuster related... First we have a sprawling rendering of those two avenging love birds, Black Widow and Hulk!!! Yep, one can certainly...
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FLASK OF EYES Reviews...The Readers Have Spoken...
The readers have spoken; the Amazon reviews are in for FLASK OF EYES!!! Five Stars ..."Unforgettable characters and the best plot I've seen in the last 20 years. Once I started reading it, I could not put it down. Flask of Eyes should be adapted as a movie....
The readers have spoken; the Amazon reviews are in for FLASK OF EYES!!! Five Stars..."Unforgettable characters and the best plot I've seen in the last 20 years. Once I started reading it, I could not put it down. Flask of E...
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Collectible Time #30: Mattel Batgirl '66 Yvonne Craig figure
Just special-ordered an advance release of the latest 6" entry in the Mattel Batman '66 action-figure line...Yvonne Craig's Batgirl!!! (It's offered via "Toys"R"Us, in honor of the San Diego 2015 Comic Convention celebration.) I have all the prior Batman '6...
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An Alternate Reality #8: Westworld
Long before being devoured by dinosaurs became the vacation rage, author/director Michael Crichton devised an earlier, alternate-reality getaway..."Westworld".   In the mythical story, Westworld (or Westernworld, as it's sometimes referred in the film) is a...
Long before being devoured by dinosaurs became the vacation rage, author/director Michael Crichton devised an earlier, alternate-reality getaway..."Westworld".   In the mythical story, Westworld (or Westernworld, as it's s...
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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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