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Michael Housel
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BLOKES' TERRIBLE TOMB OF TERROR #15 TRIUMPHS!!!
BLOKE'S TERRIBLE TOMB OF TERROR reaches Issue #15 with a magnificent, Mike Hoffman King Kong cover tribute!!!  In addition to the rip-roarin' Kong image (or is it more precisely, Kong Meets Tarzan and Jane? Then again, maybe Jack Driscoll and Ann Darrow mer...
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FAREWELL, HERSCHELL GORDON LEWIS...
You were one of a kind for sure, Mr. Lewis, redefining the horror genre, mixing ultra-gore with far-out humor.  The likes of "Blood Feast", "Two Thousand Maniacs" and "Color Me Blood Red", to name the earliest, trendsetting entries in what became your long-lastin...
You were one-of-a-kind for sure, Mr. Lewis, redefining the horror genre, mixing ultra-gore with far-out humor. The likes of "Blood Feast", "Two Thousand Maniacs" and "Color Me Blood Red", to name the first three trendset...
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I saw the New Magnificent Seven...
John Sturges' "The Magnificent Seven '60", like the film that inspired it, Akira Kurosawa's "The Seven Samurai", is a tale of courage and doing the right thing. It's about a group of men (mercenaries, if you will) who fight to protect a village from a group...
John Sturges' "The Magnificent Seven '60", like the film that inspired it, Akira Kurosawa's "The Seven Samurai", is a tale of courage and doing the right thing. It's about a group of men (mercenaries, if you will) who fight t...
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Exorcist Series Possesses TV!!!
I’m not surprised that “ The Exorcist” has gone the
television-series route. Heck, for what it's worth, I wasn’t surprised when it happened to “The Omen”.
However, “Damien” only lasted a season and never effectively expanded upon its already existing fan ba...
I’m not surprised that “ The Exorcist” has gone the television-series route. Heck, for what it's worth, I wasn’t surprised when it happened to “The Omen”. However, “Damien” only lasted a season and never effectively expanded ...
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Gotham Season 3: The Mad City Rises!!!
“Gotham’”s second season was a ratings winner. Even so, I  found it uneven at times. Others
would argue that the initial season was the awkward one, but I felt that the tonality was at least steady throughout that introductory phase. With Season 2, early ep...
“Gotham’”s second season was a ratings winner. Even so, I found it uneven at times. Others would argue that the initial season was the awkward one, but I felt that the tonality was at least steady throughout that introductory...
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Monster Team-up Reflection #31: Little Red Riding Hood and the Monsters
Made in Mexico in '62 and released by import maestro K.
Gordon "Aztec Mummy" Murray in '65, "Little Red Riding Hood and the Monsters" (aka, "Little Red Riding Hood and Tom Thumb vs the Monsters"; "Caperucita Pulgarcito contra los monstruos") is, in fact, a...
Made in Mexico in '62 and released by import maestro K. Gordon "Aztec Mummy" Murray in '65, "Little Red Riding Hood and the Monsters" (aka, "Little Red Riding Hood and Tom Thumb vs the Monsters"; "Caperucita Pulgarcito contra...
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Marvel/Netflix's Luke Cage Kicks Butt--Solo Style!!!
For me, Netflix's "Jessica Jones" seemed a backward way of introducing Marvel's kick-ass hero, Luke Cage: that is, I thought Cage (damn it) should have had a series first. However, Michael Colter's presence in Jones' re-imagined world proved influential eno...
For me, Netflix's "Jessica Jones" seemed a backward way of introducing Marvel's kick-ass hero, Luke Cage: that is, I thought Cage (damn it) should have had a series first. However, Michael Colter's presence in Jones' re-imagi...
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MICHAEL F. HOUSEL HAMILTON PUBLIC LIBRARY SIGNING - SEPT 28!!!
Hi, Folks: I'll be signing with local authors at the Hamilton Public Library, located off Whitehorse Avenue, at 1 Justice Samuel Alito Jr. Way, Trenton, NJ 08619, on September 28 (Wed) at 7 pm, in Room 03/Lower Level.  I'll have copies for purchase of ENTER...
Hi, Folks: I'll be signing with local authors at the Hamilton Public Library, located off Whitehorse Avenue, at 1 Justice Samuel Alito Jr. Way, Trenton, NJ 08619, on September 28 (Wed) at 7 pm, in Room 03/Lower Level. I...
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WELCOME AUTUMN 2016!!!

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: A Ghostly Season 4 Appears!!!
Well, folks, at this point, I really don't know what to make of an ongoing supernatural element in "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." (premiering 9/20 on ABC), but when it comes to comic-book adaptations these days, the formula for success seems to be a vari...
Well, folks, at this point, I really don't know what to make of an ongoing supernatural element in "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." (premiering 9/20 on ABC), but when it comes to comic-book adaptations these days, the formul...
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GUNS OF THE BLACK BAT #2: THRILLS AND CHILLS AWAIT!!!
GUNS OF THE BLACK BAT #2 is now available from Moonstone, featuring a powerful first-part story from Ron Fortier and Aaron Shaps, with spectacular artwork by Silvestre Szilagyi and a stirring cover by Michael Stribling!!! This installment teams the mysterio...
GUNS OF THE BLACK BAT #2 is now available from Moonstone, featuring a powerful first-part story from Ron Fortier and Aaron Shaps, with spectacular artwork by Silvestre Szilagyi and a stirring cover by Michael Stribling!!! ...
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Farewell, Hugh O'Brian...
You made a strong impression as Wyatt Earp and in so doing, became a legend, too.  Your science-fiction exploits in "Probe"/"Search" continue to delight, as does your sturdy presence in the Bruce Lee classic, "Game of Death".  You were a special kind of man...
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An admirer of all things weird and eclectic...Author of the Arcane.
Introduction
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 in "Elixirs I and II". Also, my stories have been published in small-press magazines.
 
In October 2014, Damnation Books, now an imprint of Spero Publishing/Caliburn Press, published my surreal, monster-rally novel, "Flask of Eyes".  "Flask" stems from my love of "Twilight Zone", Ray Bradbury yarns, superheroes, as well as classic film and literary monsters. Artist Ash Arceneaux supplied the lurid cover. 

On the horizon from Spero/Caliburn 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. Arceneaux will again supply the cover. 

During the summer of 2015, Ron Fortier of Airship 27 Productions accepted my pulp-hero, adventure novel, "Enter--the Persona!" for publication. The novel (also labeled "The Persona: Vol 1") is presently available through Amazon.com and features interior artwork by Art Cooper, a cover by Shannon Hall and back-cover design by Rob Davis. 

Also in August 2015, Devolution Z Magazine published my short story, "The Bog Demon Triumphant" in its premiere issue. The story pays tribute to such films as "Creature from the Black Lagoon", "Monster of Piedras Blancas" and "How to Make a Monster". The issue is currently available in digital and paperback form through Amazon.com.  
 
Along with my passion for writing (and 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. My "Collectible Time" posts cater to those new items that come my way.

(For what it's worth, my primary posts are categorized and entitled as follows: An Alternate Reality; Collectible Time; Monster Team-Up Reflection; and Time Travel Time. I also review new movies under the heading, I saw...and offer occasional reflections on television shows.)
 
In any event, feel free to browse my posts for my comments on collectibles, movies/series and the stories I've concocted. Please respond if you desire. I'd be honored to converse with you. 
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NOVELS (either published or on the verge of publication): ENTER--THE PERSONA! (THE PERSONA: VOl 1); FLASK OF EYES; THE HYDE SEED
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  • Rider University
    Journalism/Communications, 1982 - 1987
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Examiner with the NJ Department of Education
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    Examiner II, 1996 - present
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Best experience I've had with a restaurant in years. My order was taken and supplied in effortless time, but above all, the ambiance is grand, and the staff so willing to please. It takes time to get establishments this fanciful up and running smoothly, but in the long run, success will come here to all that visit. I have no doubt of this and will return in the very near future, simply based on my own sterling encounter.
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Wonderful complex; alas, the previews can sometimes go on for close to 40 minutes, depending on the film you wish to see. It's nice to have a few trailers, but when the film is delayed because of such, it can cause some tedium.
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My wife liked her latest hairdo and has been going to RJS for some time now.
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