Some movies are so trashy, so cheap, so deliriously made, that they demand more of your life than they could ever possibly hope to give back. Time wasters, those flicks are. The kinds of movies that you hopefully shut off midway through before you sacrifice more than 45 minutes of your life. If you do […]Read more "Don’t Mess With Girls in the Park: Alley Cat"
My story, ” A New Method for Spiritualists ” appears in the June 2021 issue of parABnormal, Hiraeth Publishing’s magazine celebrating dark fantasy and paranormal terror. The background of this particular story is an interesting one. I wrote the Dr. Smythe character and Miss Peabody in a completely different tale, a steampunk story that revisits […]Read more "“A New Method for Spiritualists” appears parABnormal magazine"
My 14k word, weird western/romance novella “Wish I May, Wish I Might” is included in the Last Love anthology from Dragon Soul Press. When I was writing this piece, I knew it was going to be a kind of companion piece to my 15k word weird western, “Sharp As Serpents’ Teeth,” but I did not […]Read more "My Story “Wish I May, Wish I Might” appears in Last Love anthology"
He comes from the haze, and to the haze he will return. However, during his stay in the small town of Lago, the man known only as The Stranger (Clint Eastwood) will leave his mark. His arrival is heralded by big birds. The townsfolk stare, uncertain what to make of him. He rides along neither […]Read more "Mostly Ghostly: High Plains Drifter"
Up until the release of the eighth volume of the Splatter Western series, all the entries were tight little reads. All that changed with Kristopher Triana’s entry. Instead of a streamlined story, Triana gives his readers an epic. This is the Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) entry in the splatter western series, […]Read more "How the West was Ripped Apart: Kristopher Triana’s The Thirteenth Koyote"
My 15k word weird west novella Sharp As Serpents’ Teeth is included in the Wolf Night anthology from Dragon Soul Press. The book is available in both eBook or paperback editions. Here’s an excerpt: # Sharp As Serpents’ Teeth By: Daniel R. Robichaud Moira Debundy of the flaming red hair and even fierier disposition cursed […]Read more "My Story “Sharp As Serpents’ Teeth” appears in Wolf Night."
When Smith comes to the out of the way town of Falling Rock, he’s on the trail of a bounty not a bloody adventure involving a war between Hell and Lovecraftian horror. He will find his expectations challenged. Falling Rock was a once prosperous silver mining town, which has since gotten itself washed up. There’s […]Read more "Riding with the Brand: Joe R. Lansdale & John L. Lansdale’s Hell’s Bounty"
It all starts with a lone girl, Heather (Maya Hawke), working a late shift at her mall’s B. Dalton Book store. When a mysterious, skull mask killer (Noah Bain Garrett) enters her life, her encounter becomes a cautionary tale for the kids in the small town of Shadyside. As it turns out, she is not […]Read more "She Reaches From Beyond the Grave: Fear Street: 1994"
While a boy in 1968, Daniel Russell’s father drives him out to Moon Lake to look over a submerged Texas town, makes a few rationalizations about why he cannot live anymore, and then drives the car into the lake, killing himself and almost doing the same for his son. There are traumatic experiences and there […]Read more "An East Texas Gothic: Joe R. Lansdale’s Moon Lake"
For the final disc in the Televised Terror, Volume 1 boxed set, we skip ahead to another decade. The 1990s saw a resurgence in Made for TV movies, since it opened up things like the Lifetime Network. However, there were quite a few flicks that appeared on the core channels as well (ABC, CBS, NBC). […]Read more "Peter Pan Sees A Killing: Child in the Night"