This week, Kaysee Renee Robichaud returns to the macabre world of magical tome collection in the newest volume in her Bookworm Brigade series: PAGE TURNER. Today, she will talk to us about how her love for cheesy dark fantasy/horror programming from the eighties made her into the writer she is today. Take it away, Kaysee […]Read more "TUESDAY TEASE: KAYSEE RENEE ROBICHAUD’S PAGE TURNER"
When John Carpenter made his third picture, a low budget horror flick about a silent murderer stalking babysitters, he and co-writer Debra Hill struck gold by deciding to set the picture on a scary holiday, which then lent its name to the film’s title. HALLOWEEN (1978) shattered any box offices expectations, and gave Carpenter a […]Read more "SEQUELITIS: HALLOWEEN"
When she was en route to the prom wearing her green silk gown and matching shoes, hair lightened in streaks with a touch of lemon juice, Rose Marshall met death. He looked an awful lot like Hollywood movie star Bobby Cross, and he drove a big, mean car. Bobby Cross had been the seductive beast […]Read more "AIN’T NO GRAVE GONNA HOLD MY BODY DOWN: SEANAN McGUIRE’S THE GIRL IN THE GREEN SILK GOWN"
This week’s Tuesday Tease comes again from author C. C. Blake who has released another issue of sf action and adventure: the fifth issue of C. C. BLAKE’S SWEATY SPACE OPERAS is no available! Readers of his previous trips through the space lanes will not likely be surprised to find this issue contains a brand […]Read more "TUEDAY TEASE: C. C. BLAKE’S SWEATY SPACE OPERAS, ISSUE 5"
When Tobe Hooper unleashed his grim exercise in independent filmmaking in 1974, I am sure he never expected that film’s name to become emblematic for his entire career. However, THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE sunk hooks into the American psyche and became one of a series of influential 1970s horror pics that ultimately built a canon […]Read more "SEQUELITIS: THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE PARTS 2-4"
Ghost ships are not necessarily the haunted things horror movies make them out to be, crawling with pirate ghosts or whatnot. They are simply vessels found that have no crew or passengers. They may well be haunted, but it is more often by mystery than rampaging specters. There is a creepiness to such vessels, floating […]Read more "I WANT TO SWIM AWAY BUT DON’T KNOW HOW: MIRA GRANT’S ROLLING IN THE DEEP"
This week’s Tuesday Tease comes from neo-pulp pioneer C. C. Blake, a name that should be familiar to regular readers of Considering Stories as the twisted brain behind the monthly magazine C. C. BLAKE’S SWEATY SPACE OPERAS. When he was launching his career, Blake published thrilling men’s adventure fiction, paranormal pulp, contes cruels, and gruesome […]Read more "TUESDAY TEASE: C. C. BLAKE’S DARK JOURNEYS"
We are back for our third stab at horror film sequels, this time setting our sights on a trio of pictures inspired by (and at least one of which did some decent work building upon) a low-budget but nevertheless indisputable classic of 1960s American cinema. After George A. Romero burst onto the scene with 1968’s […]Read more "SEQUELITIS: RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD 1-3"
When Lawson was left for dead on the Shiloh battlefield along with other Confederate soldiers, he did not expect to catch a glimpse of a world of supernatural wonders and terror much less find himself engulfed by it. However, when the strange creatures skulked among the dead and dying, feasting on the blood of the […]Read more "I’VE GOT THE WAYS AND MEANS TO NEW ORLEANS: ROBERT McCAMMON’S I TRAVEL BY NIGHT"
My latest collection of five stories tackles the topics of zombies and apocalypse, but it does so in what I hope to be an unusual manner. These stories include two of my older publications, and they present worlds less interested in the rising of the dead and the devouring of guts and brains than they […]Read more "TUESDAY TEASE: THEY SHOT ZOMBIES, DIDN’T THEY?"