The Best Foreshadowing Never Seems Like Foreshadowing: Caitlin Kiernan’s Agents of Dreamland

The Signalman is an agent for a shady government organization. As The Agents of Dreamland opens, he is waiting in a small diner in the blasted Arizona landscape for a meet with a woman called Immacolata Sexton—and isn’t that a wonderful name? The two are tied to an investigation of a cult known as The […]

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Movie Mondays: Masters of the Universe

Synopsis: Once the dust settles on Eternia, Skeletor (Frank Langella) occupies Castle Greyskull and evil is triumphant. Only He-Man (Dolph Lundgren), Man-At-Arms (Jon Cypher), Teela (Chelsea Field), and the mystic keymaster Gwildor (Billy Barty) oppose him. When their paths lead across a mystical bridge to an alien world, our heroes find themselves in weird territory […]

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Movie Mondays: Dracula

Synopsis: Death comes to the shores of Britain aboard the doomed freighter Demeter. Although the sailors aboard the craft do their best to heave the danger overboard, they are unable to do so in a timely manner before the occupant plaguing their ship dispatches them. When the ship crashes near the home and workplace of […]

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Rewriting the Nightmare Fuel Narrative: Jeff Strand’s Clowns Vs. Spiders

This week, we continue our mini-reading series exploring some of the works of writer Jeff Strand, who brings dollops of humor to his suspenseful explorations of horror and suspense subject matter. The novel up for discussion today is one that combines two forms of nightmare fuel for folks, playing on the varying levels of arachnophobia […]

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Movie Mondays: Night of the Demon

Synopsis: When Professor Harrington (Maurice Denham) threatens to expose a demon worshipping cult as frauds, he challenges the coven leader to do his best to stop him. Cult leader Julian Karswell (Niall MacGinnis, sporting a devilish goatee) complies by invoking demonic powers to do just that. Prof. Harrington dies, though the cause of death appears […]

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