One comic book property (among many, many others) is lighting up our viewing of late. That would be the Amazon Studios original series THE BOYS (2019), which is based off the satiric, horrific, disgusting, but nevertheless fascinating comic by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. Now, Ennis has long been one of my favorite scribes for […]Read more "MOVIE MONDAYS: CASTLEVANIA"
Following three well-received novels of literary horror (check out our reviews for A HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS, DISAPPEARANCE AT DEVIL’S ROCK, and THE CABIN AT THE END OF THE WORLD), Paul Tremblay’s newest release showcases his shorter side with GROWING THINGS a collection of stories and novellas that continue to explore his literate and creepy […]Read more "THAT DARKNESS HUNGED IN MY SKY: PAUL TREMBLAY’S GROWING THINGS AND OTHER STORIES"
This week, Trista K. Robichaud returns to collaborate on a film review. It’s a brand new piece in the spirit of our old Alamo Cinema Massacre column. Welcome back, Trista! Synopsis: Psychology PhD student Dani (Florence Pugh) has relationship problems – she has needy bipolar sister Terri (Klaudia Csányi) and an uncommunicative boyfriend (Jack Reynor) […]Read more "MOVIE MONDAYS: MIDSOMMAR"
Following the first three volumes of a new mystery/suspense series under the Sam Holt name, Westlake decided to try something different under his own name. He wrote a strong, sassy female tabloid reporter as the protagonist for a novel about truth, lies, and the gray spaces between in TRUST ME ON THIS. When Sara Joslyn […]Read more "CONSIDERING WESTLAKE: TRUST ME ON THIS"
Synopsis: Following a massive earthquake strong enough to break off LA from the continent and Christian fundamentalism’s rise to take over US government, America becomes a proud, pious utopia (or a dystopia to those who aren’t buying in to that particular form of Christianity). An elected for life President (Cliff Robertson) rules the nation with […]Read more "MOVIE MONDAY: ESCAPE FROM LA"
Around 2000/2001, a new internet publisher (Stealth Press) decided to enter the small genre publisher market and they made a bit of a splash with their inaugural titles. Stealth’s opening foray included a trio of reprinted books from the original splatterpunk horror authors John Skipp and Craig Spector (THE LIGHT AT THE END, THE CLEANUP, […]Read more "WORDS LIKE VIOLENCE BREAK THE SILENCE: DENNIS ETCHISON’S TALKING IN THE DARK"
Synopsis: Where do I even begin to describe what happens in this flick? We open with an extended short film about a man called Swaz robbing a bank with a kid because his wife is in the hospital and he needs the money, and then fleeing but not quite getting away from hordes of police […]Read more "MOVIE MONDAYS: BAD BLACK"