A cold night in November finds an empty train arriving in the town of Oxrun Station, Connecticut. But is it empty? The train stops, no one is seen to depart, but that night two brutal murders occur, a strange canine is seen in the woods, a carriage seems to drive itself, and more ill omens […]Read more "A Hammer Movie for the Mind’s Eye: Charles L. Grant’s The Soft Whisper of the Dead"
This week on Considering Stories, we offer an original review in the style of our sister column The Alamo Cinema Massacre, which appears monthly at Cinema Knife Fight. We hope you enjoy this take on a modern screen gem. ~*~ Synopsis: When Carl (Daniel Kaluuya) agrees to head out of the city and to remote upstate suburbia, […]Read more "The Alamo Cinema Massacre Presents: GET OUT"
Synopsis: A ship crashes down on a wasted world, in the midst of a vast desert. Two survivors, Shapiro and Rand, find themselves caught in desperate circumstances due to the question of supplies. If that was not enough, the dunes themselves have a mysterious, hypnotic power all their own. Rand succumbs to this power, watching […]Read more "Life’s a Beach: Stephen King’s “Beachworld” (Sunday Shorties)"
Here is a new feature on ConsideringStories: Sunday Shorties will present brief views of short fiction. I don’t see this turning into a regular weekly column any time soon. We will start out as a once a month thing, unless we really get inspired! Our first Sunday Shorties offering comes from from Trista, as she considers […]Read more "Sunday Shorties: Ramsey Campbell’s “The Tugging”"
Private detective Mike Shayne gets a call from Mr. Piralta, a wealthy expat Cuban currently living in Florida. The job is big news: that wealthy cat’s wife’s emerald bracelet got pinched, the thing is worth six figures, and the police have been making zero headway on recovering it. The redheaded detective knows the score: if […]Read more "One Tough Dick: Brett Halliday’s The Careless Corpse"
Reviewed by: Daniel R. and Trista K. Robichaud Synopsis: Elaine is a beautiful young witch from San Francisco, starting over in a new town. Personal tragedy behind her, she befriends interior decorator Trish and bonds with the local Wiccan group. Elaine’s heart’s desire, however, is to be properly loved by a man. Her witchcraft-assisted quest […]Read more "The Alamo Cinema Massacre presents: THE LOVE WITCH"
Synopsis: When six college students head out into the California desert in search of Indian artifacts to dig up and bring back to their college campus, they awaken ancient rubber mask forces with a burning, yearning desire to possess the living in order to slaughter the living. # Some films are composed with the […]Read more "No use warning city folks: Fred Olen Ray’s Scalps"