The Dark Side of Plagiarism

The purpose of this blog is to continue (should it prove necessary) the work and the centralized information gathering of The Latarnia Forums' thread "A Blunt Act of Plagiarism." Folks who wish to make additions to the investigation or provide general information can leave their messages in the "comments" area and/or e-mail their messages to me. It is a good idea to save your messages in a word program. I will try to post as much material as I can in the front pages of this blog.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

The Most Recent Updated Master List That Appeared on Latarnia

The bottom portion needs to be arranged, but just so people are reminded of what this is all about, the list below represents online work that appeared in THE DARK SIDE or DVD WORLD. None bore the original author's name. We are trying to ascertain if any of the work below was authorized to appear in either magazine. "Affirmed: Not authorized" is self-explanatory.


THE DARK SIDE # 115

DVD Video Library Section (uncredited)

Exorcist: The Beginning – DVD Town
Don't Look in the Basement – Monsters at Play [Affirmed: Not authorized]
A Bell from Hell – DVD Drive-In [Affirmed: Not Authorized]
Venus in Furs – DVD Drive-In [Affirmed: Not Authorized]
A Lizard In A Woman's Skin – DVD Drive-In [Affirmed: Not Authorized]
Casshern – The G Line
Toolbox Murders – Movie-Gazette
Angel Guts – Ian Jane, DVD Maniacs [Affirmed: Not Authorized]
Saw – Horror Channel
Mindhunters - Nixflix

THE DARK SIDE # 114

DVD Video Library Section (uncredited):

Krimi Does Pay - Mirek Lipinski, Latarnia's Krimi Corner [Affirmed: Not Authorized]
Krimi Does Pay - Gary Banks, Horror-wood [Affirmed: Not Authorized]
SS Hell Camp - George Reis, DVD Drive-In [Affirmed: Not Authorized]
The Witch Who Came From the Sea - Casey Scott, DVD Drive-In [Affirmed: Not Authorized]
I, Monster - Casey Scott, DVD Drive-In [Affirmed: Not Authorized]
The Killer Must Kill Again - Casey Scott, DVD Drive-In [Affirmed: Not Authorized]
Resident Evil: Apocalypse - Andy Patrizio, IGN Insider
Cellular - Dan Ramer, DVD File.com [Affirmed: Not authorized]
Alien vs. Predator - Dan Ramer, DVD File.com [Affirmed Not authorized]

The Dark Side Horror Guide (uncredited):

Toy Box - Casey Scott, DVD Drive-In [Affirmed: Not Authorized]
Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald - Casey Scott, DVD Drive-In [Affirmed: Not Authorized]

THE DARK SIDE # 113

DVD Video Library Section (uncredited):

Open Water - Horror.com
Dangerous Seductress - Mondo Digital [Affirmed Not authorized]
All the Colors of the Dark – DVD Drive-In [Affirmed Not authorized]
Necromania – DVD Drive-In [Affirmed Not authorized]
Night Train Murders – DVD Drive-In [Affirmed Not authorized]
The Deadly Spawn – DVD Drive-In [Affirmed Not authorized]
Killer Nun – DVD Drive-In [Affirmed Not authorized]
Eyes Without a Face – DVD File [Affirmed Not authorized]
Death Game – Monsters at Play [Affirmed Not authorized]

THE DARK SIDE # 112

DVD Video Library Section

Ju-on: The Grudge – about.com and horror.com
Empire of the Ants/Tentacles – DVD Drive-In [Affirmed Not authorized]
I Married a Monster from Outer Space – DVD Drive-in [Affirmed Not authorized]
Taking Lives – flixlinks.comVideodrome – DVD File [Affirmed Not authorized]
Terror Train – DVD File [Affirmed Not authorized]

THE DARK SIDE # 111 (October/November 2004)

DVD Video Library Section (uncredited)

The Bone Snatcher – videovista.net/acidlogic.com/filmthreat.com (same review and reviewer on all 3 sites)
Hatchet for the Honeymoon – thespinningimage.co.uk [Affirmed Not authorized]
Tattoo – iofilm.co.uk [Affirmed Not authorized] and DVD Times (borrows the whole of iofilm.co.uk review and some of DVD Times review)
The Butterfly Effect – DVD File [Affirmed Not authorized]
Nikos the Impaler – DVD Maniacs [Affirmed Not authorized]
The Undertow – Monsters at Play [Affirmed Not authorized]
Starcrash – Monsters at Play [Affirmed Not authorized]
Return of the Bastards – a padding of the DVD cover blurb translated from GreekDeathdream – DVD Maniacs [Affirmed Not authorized]
Uncle Sam – DVD Maniacs [Affirmed Not authorized]
Orgy of the Dead – DVD Drive-In, but completely re-arranged [Affirmed Not authorized]

THE DARK SIDE # 110

DVD Video Library Section (uncredited)

Scary Movie – DVD File [Affirmed Not authorized]
Dracula Has Risen from the Grave – some paragraphs, DVD Drive-In [Affirmed Not authorized
]Taste the Blood of Dracula – some paragraphs, DVD Drive-In [Affirmed Not authorized]
The Monster Club – couple of paragraphs, DVD Drive-In [Affirmed Not authorized]
Horror Rises from the Tomb – couple of paragraphs, DVD Drive-In [Affirmed Not authorized]
The Night Evelyn Came out of the Grave – couple of paragraphs, DVD Drive-In [Affirmed Not authorized]
Terror Train – couple of sentences, TVGuide.comThe Haunted Mansion – Cinemablend.com
The Haunted Mansion – tech specs, DVD File

THE DARK SIDE # 109 (June/July 2004)

DVD Video Library Section (“surreal gossip” credited to The Silver Fox)

Dawn of the Dead – DVD File [Affirmed Not authorized]
Looney Tunes: Back In Action - currentfilm.com
The Final Countdown - thedigitalbits.com
Nightmare In Blood - DVD Drive-In [Affirmed Not authorized]
Exorcismo - DVD Drive-In [Affirmed Not authorized]

THE DARK SIDE # 108 (April/May 2004)

Seeds of Sin – DVD Drive-In [Affirmed Not authorized]
The Ghastly Ones – (parts in) DVD Drive-In [Affirmed Not authorized]

THE DARK SIDE # 106 (December 2003/January 2004)

DVD Video Library Section (credited to Allan Bryce “with a little help from his crafty bushy-tailed pal The Silver Fox):

Tower of London – George Reis, DVD Drive-In [Affirmed: Not Authorized]
Tomb of Ligeia/An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe – Joe Cascio, DVD Drive-In [Affirmed Not authorized]

THE DARK SIDE # 105

DVD Video Library Section

UK Arkoff DVDs and Rise Above Santos – George Reis, DVD Drive-In [Affirmed Not authorized]

THE DARK SIDE # 104

DVD Video Library Section (credited to Allan Bryce with “his cunning pal The Silver Fox” revealing “goodies coming your way in the future”)

Darkness Falls – Peter M. Bracke, DVD File [Affirmed: Not Authorized]

THE DARK SIDE # 101DVD Video Library Section (credited to Allan Bryce)

The Prowler – except one paragraph, Peter M. Bracke, DVD File [Affirmed Not authorized]
Hellraiser: Hellseeker – Peter M. Bracke, DVD File [Affirmed Not authorized]
Panic Room – Peter M. Bracke, DVD File [Affirmed Not authorized]
The Sum of All Fears – Dan Ramer, DVD File [Affirmed Not authorized]
Devil Doll – more than half, Ed Peters, DVD Review

THE DARK SIDE # 100DVD Video Library Section (credited to Allan Bryce)

Queen of the Damned - Peter M. Bracke, DVD File [Affirmed Not authorized]
The Outer Limits: The Original Series (box set) - Peter M. Bracke, DVD File [Affirmed Not authorized]
Return of the Living Dead – Peter M. Bracke, DVD File [Affirmed Not authorized]
Last House on the Left – Peter M. Bracke, DVD File [Affirmed Not authorized]
Them – Dan Ramer, DVD File [Affirmed Not authorized]
The Fog – Peter M. Bracke, DVD File [Affirmed Not authorized]

THE DARK SIDE # 98 (August/September 2002)

DVD Video Library Section (credited to Allan Bryce)

The Mothman Prophecies – DVD File [Affirmed Not authorized]
From Hell – DVD File [Affirmed Not authorized]
Legend – DVD File [Affirmed Not authorized]
The Others – DVD File [Affirmed Not authorized]
First Men In The Moon – DVD Review

Paul Verhoeven Interview (credited to Allan Bryce) – First half of the interview: Ain’t It Cool News (English translation); original interview by Dutch journalist, Robbert Blokland

THE DARK SIDE # 96 (April/May 2002)
City of the Dead – (sizeable portion from) Michael Pflug, DVD Review
The People That Time Forgot – one paragraph of two from Wayne Rowe, DVD File [Affirmed Not authorized]
Replicant – Dan Linzmeier, DVD File [Affirmed Not authorized]
Mad Max – Dan Ramer, DVD File [Affirmed Not authorized]
Kiss of the Dragon – Dan Ramer, DVD File [Affirmed Not authorized]

THE DARK SIDE # 95 (February/March 2002)

DVD Video Library (credited to Allan Bryce)

Star Trek: The Motion Picture – (in large part) Peter M. Bracke, DVD File [Affirmed Not authorized]
Bad Taste – Dan Ramer, DVD File [Affirmed Not authorized]
Jeepers Creepers – Peter M. Bracke, DVD File [Affirmed Not authorized]
Jurassic Park III - Peter M. Bracke, DVD File [Affirmed Not authorized]

THE DARK SIDE # 87 (October/November 2000)

Ilsa Series – Vince Bonavoglia, Media Unleashed (Resolved privately at the time. Allan Bryce claimed the stolen work came from “a new writer.” Vince Bonavoglia was offered a position in the DVD review section and worked for the magazine for several issues--91, 92, 93.)

DVD WORLD # ?

Dvd-Drive-In: [All Affirmed Not authorized]

Lizard In A Woman's Skin GuyanaMark Of The Witch/Brides Wore BloodTenementI,MonsterSS Hell CampThe MysteriansJungle HorrorsMatangoPanic In Year Zero/Last Man On EarthVoodoo Island/Four Skulls Of Jonathan DrakeKiller Must Kill AgainWitch Who Came From The SeaSon Of GodzillaSisters Of Death/Scream Bloody MurderMark Of The DevilThe Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living And Became Mixed Up ZombiesKiller NunEmpire Of The AntsVirgin Of NurembergIt's Alive TrilogyFearless Vampire KillersBugThe Alligator PeopleInvasion Of The Star Creatures/Invasion Of The Bee GirlsThe Incredible Two Headed Transplant/The Thing With Two HeadsZombi 2Thriller : A Cruel PictureIsland Monster/The Fear ChamberReturn Of The Giant Monsters/The Magic SerpentPhantoms Of Death Triple BillThe MajorettesIt's Alive/Year2889Graduation DayThe Creeping FleshThe Alien DeadScalpsSlaughter HotelMalatesta's Carnival Of BloodWerewolf In A Girls DormitoryBloodthirsty Butchers/The Rats Are ComingThe Valley Of GwangiLemon Grove Kids Meet The MonstersThe Strangler Of Blackmoor CastleRaw MeatCountess Dracula/Vampire LoversThe Thing From Another WorldQ The Winged SerpentSatanis : The Devils Mass/Sinthia : The Devils Doll

Dvd File [All Affirmed Not authorized] ElektraMystery Science Theatre Vol 6DuelUnderworldDawn Of The DeadSomething To Scream AboutBlow UpReturnerRodentzBubba Ho-TepGothikaMatrix RevolutionsJeepers Creepers 2Escape From New YorkTomb Raider : Cradle Of LifePrince Of DarknessWrong TurnDreamcatcherBeast From 20,000 FathomsIn Cold BloodSoylent GreenDarkness FallsThe Giallo CollectionFinal Destination 2The RingResident Evil

Dvd Maniacs [All Affirmed Not authorized]Angel GutsKiller CrocodileVenus In FursLemoraDeathdreamEscape 2000 (Turkey shoot)

Others The I Inside - NixflixRazorback - Terroraustralis.net [Affirmed Not authorized]Saw - DreadcentralMindhunters - NixflixAlien Vs Predator - Horror.about.comMansion Of Madness - Mondodigital [Affirmed Not authorized]Island Of Terror - Moria.co.nzWitchboard - DvdmoviecentralThe Hillside Strangler - New York TimesDead Birds - DreadcentralZombie Chronicles - Bloodydisgusting.comSwitch Killer - CHUDResident Evil : Apocalypse - DVD-IGNSplatter University - Monstersatplay [Affirmed Not authorized]Tru Calling - DVD-IGNSpecies III - NixflixDangerous Seductress - Mondodigital [Affirmed Not authorized]Heathers - DvdtownCreepshow 2 - Monstersatplay [Affirmed Not authorized]Open Water - Horror.comEyes Without A Face - SlantmagazineCrazy Love - Monstersatplay [Affirmed Not authorized]Van Helsing - Dark horizonsShaun Of The Dead - Movie-Gazzette.comThe Locals - Urbanlegend.f20.orgFull Metal Yakuza - Monstersatplay [Affirmed Not authorized]The Eye 2 - NixflixHatchet For The Honeymoon - SpinningimageUncle Sam - Monstersatplay [Affirmed Not authorized]Tattoo - Iofilm.co.uk [Affirmed Not authorized]Lost In Space S.1 - ThedigitalbitsR.S.V.P - Filmcritic.comFreddy vs Jason - GothicreviewThe Sineater (The Order) -DvdtownZombie LakeFortress Of Amerika - Dvdtalk [Affirmed Not authorized]Dark Water - Midnight-eye.comMute Witness - Dvdtimes.co.ukTo check: Article on Ilsa and Olga - Wicked Women on DVD - wormwoodchronicles.comDVD WORLD # 1 (Australian Edition)Resident Evil: Apocalypse – Andy Patrizio, IGN Insider [Affirmed Not authorized]All the Colors of the Dark – Casey Scott, DVD Drive-In [Affirmed Not authorized]The Killer Must Kill Again – Casey Scott, DVD Drive-In [Affirmed Not authorized]The Witch Who Came From the Sea – Casey Scott, DVD Drive-In [Affirmed Not authorized]Son of Godzilla – George Reis, DVD Drive-In [Affirmed Not authorized]Sisters of Death/Scream Bloody Murder – Casey Scott, DVD Drive-In [Affirmed Not authorized]Rape of the Vampire – Lawrence P. Raffel, Monsters at Play [Affirmed Not authorized]Splatter University – Bradley Harding, Monsters at Play [Affirmed Not authorized]Species III – Nix, Nixflix.comCatwoman – Thomas Chau, Cinema Confidential (cinecon.com)The Village – (in part) Robert Wurth, Deranged Video Due (dvddude.net)Anacondas: Hunt for the Blood Orchid – Mike, The Film Judge (filmjudge.ca)Murder He Wrote (German Wallace Films); Andy Brent – Mirek Lipinski, Krimi Corner/Latarnia [Affirmed Not authorized]Murder He Wrote (German Wallace Films); Andy Brent – Gary Banks, Horror-wood.com [Affirmed Not authorized]Murder He Wrote (German Wallace Films); Andy Brent – Petri Liukkonen, Authors’ Calendar (kirjasto.sci.fi)

Onwards and Upwards!

This evening, Wednesday, June 1st, the Latarnia Forums disappeared in the general hacking done to ezboard, the host of the Latarnia Forums and thousands of other message boards. It's possible that restores will return the Forums to their previous state, but before that happens (if it does) days may go by, even weeks.

There was a critical thread in the Latarnia Forums--"The Blunt Act of Plagiarism"--which concerned the massive amount of online material that has been appearing, unauthorized, in the pages of two magazines edited by Allan Bryce--THE DARK SIDE and DVD WORLD.

Because of the thread's importance, it was periodically saved to disc by several people, so those important posts have been archived. The purpose of this blog is to continue on a smaller scale the work and the centralized information gathering of that Latarnia thread. Once the ezboard problems have been worked out, the information on this blog will be transfered over to the revived Latarnia Forums.

Folks who wish to make additions to the investigation or provide general information can leave their messages in the "comments" area and/or e-mail their messages to me. It is a good idea to save your messages in a word program. I will try to post as much material as I can in the front pages of this blog.


Mirek
eurosin@aol.com