When Patrick (Aidan Gillen) and Louise (Eva Birthistle) moved to the small town of Wake Wood, they came as grieving parents. Their wee daughter Alice (Ella Connolly) was mauled to death during an accidental encounter with a dog only a year before. The town is pleasant enough, but there’s a strangeness to it as well. […]Read more "Go Back To The Trees And Lie Among The Roots: Wake Wood"
Of course, there is no way to categorize a typical Charles Grant novel aside from broad speculation that it would be an exercise in suggestive, quiet horror. Mayhem might be a part of the antagonist’s modus operandi, but it will most often be left to the reader to envision the carnage on their own, with […]Read more "What Werewolves Can Do: Charles L. Grant’s The Pet"
Izzy (Zelda Adams) and Mother (Toby Poser) live way out in the wilderness, isolated from just about everyone. Sometimes Mother heads into town, but Izzy is not allowed to go because she has a condition, something her mother has warned her about since birth: Izzy is sick and if she gets too close to other […]Read more "Spring Eats Summer, Winter Eats Autumn, Autumn Eats Summer, and Summer Eats Spring: Hellbender"
When Janet (Karen Lorre) takes a teaching job at the Ravenscroft institute, she’s enamored with the methods Dr. Gary Julian (Robert Vaughn) has researched for reaching his trouble girl patients. His staff is a little oddball, chief and oddest being the bespectacled Dr. Schaeffer (Donald Pleasance). The girls are a mix of juvenile delinquents and […]Read more "Poor Poe Girls: Buried Alive (1989)"
Norman J. Warren made a splash in the British horror film world of the 1970s by being on of the New Wave directors who upped the ante by ramping up sexuality and bloodshed. His movies are cheapies, quickly little flicks. We’ve checked out his surreal occult shocker Satan’s Slave (1976) before, and we plan to […]Read more "Know Your Doom By Her Cackle: Terror"
While Lucie (Chloé Coulloud) waits at the bus stop for the ride to her first day of work, she is pretty much oblivious to her surroundings. The numerous postings about missing children pasted inside the small glassed in space are easily overlooked. She’s not a kid herself, not really. Old enough to drink and to […]Read more "Dance, Dance, Dance: Livid"
Ellison Oswalt (Ethan Hawke) made a splash with his true crime book Kentucky Blood. Ten years later, he’s desperate for a little more of that success. He followed it up with two lackluster works, and now he’s losing his home and eager for a new story to exploit. Maybe it will be found in a […]Read more "You May Not Like What You Find: Sinister"
In the year 2047, a team of deep space rescue and salvagers head off to just past Neptune aboard their ship, Lewis and Clark, to answer a distress call. Miller (Laurence Fishburne) is the Steady Eddie captain, the sort of guy who will never leave a man behind. Starck (Joely Richardson) is his number two. […]Read more "In Space No One Can Hear You Raise Hell: Event Horizon"
Brian Marsh (Jameson Parker) is a theoretical physics grad student who’s part of the latest semester of quantum theory headed by the infamous and merciless Prof. Howard Birack (Victor Wong). Brian and his fellow students Walter (Dennis Dun), Kelly (Susan Blanchard), Catherine Danforth (Lisa Blount), Lomax (Ken Wright), and Mullins (Dirk Blocker) expect a challenging […]Read more "In Fact, YOU WILL NOT BE SAVED: John Carpenter’s Prince of Darkness"
Claire Kovalik is the team leader of a deep space work group. They repair downed beacons and whatnot, work out at the ass end of space. Voller is the crass but skilled pilot, Kane is a mechanical subject matter expert and second in command, Lourdes is a comms specialist, and Nysus works software and computer […]Read more "Dissonance and Despair: S.A. Barnes’ Dead Silence"