Best Wishes For A Happy New Year From The Phantom Empire

Posted in Uncategorized on January 1, 2013 @ 4:54 pm

Here’s hoping that 2013 will be a happy, healthy, and prosperous year for all friends of Murania. There’s no denying that 2012 was a tough one for many of us, but it’s history now and, with any luck at all, better things lay ahead. Meanwhile, thanks to all those who took advantage of our Year-End […]


Shameless Plug Department: Check Out My Article In New SHADOW Reprint

Posted in Uncategorized on October 16, 2012 @ 1:39 pm

My blog post for August 31st mentioned that an upcoming issue in Anthony Tollin’s series of Shadow pulp reprints would contain an essay I wrote on the two Shadow movies released by Grand National Pictures in 1937 and ’38. In case you haven’t heard, that volume (#66) is currently at the printer and will be […]


Long Time No See….

Posted in Uncategorized on October 13, 2012 @ 9:09 pm

Sorry it’s been so long between updates, but I got back from the Left Coast just a few days ago and am still trying to catch up with everything. My trip to California was productive but not as relaxing as I’d hoped it would be. The folks who run the annual Lone Pine Film Festival […]


Taking a Breather…But PulpFest Looms!

Posted in Uncategorized on July 10, 2012 @ 10:57 pm

All my bags are packed, I’m ready to go. But I ain’t leavin’ on any jet plane. Nossir, I’m about to drive south to Winston-Salem, North Carolina for the Western Film Fair I mentioned here a few days ago. The show begins tomorrow afternoon and I can’t wait to unveil Blood ‘n’ Thunder’s Cliffhanger Classics […]



Posted in Uncategorized on June 1, 2012 @ 2:44 pm

Tomorrow (Saturday, June 2), at 4:30 PM Eastern time, Turner Classic Movies will be running The Lone Ranger (1956), which in my humble opinion is the best celluloid incarnation of this character. A Warner Brothers feature film directed by the underrated Stuart Heisler, this is a happy example of a Western made on an A-movie […]


At Long Last . . .

Posted in Uncategorized on May 21, 2012 @ 4:12 pm

Well, it’s certainly been a long time coming, but the Murania Press web site is finally here, and I hope you visit frequently. Originally, I planned to discuss and promote my zine Blood ‘n’ Thunder on a Blogspot page cleverly (or so I thought) titled Blog ‘n’ Thunder. I registered the name and created a […]


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