Synopsis: Roy Nable (John Ritter) and his wife Helen (Paw Dawber) are a couple of normal folks. Day jobs include selling plumbing (him) and head of sales (her); after work, they like to come home and watch a little TV. Well, Roy likes it a lot more than Helen does. His excessive watching is causing […]Read more "SHOCKtober Movies: Stay Tuned"
Synopsis: The year is 1967, and single mom Alice Zander (Elizabeth Reaser) is making a living doing readings for the bereaved people seeking comfort and closure. She assures her two helpful daughters teenaged Lina (Annalise Basso) and nine-or-ten year old Doris (Lulu Wilson) that what they are not charlatans or cheats because they are offering […]Read more "SHOCKtober Movies: Ouija: Origin of Evil"
Synopsis: When Susie Bannion (Dakota Johnson) moves to Berlin to pursue her dream of dancing with the greatest company of its kind, she brings more baggage than the stuff holding her luggage. She is haunted by a history with a strict religious upbringing as well as the knowledge that she has no formal training. However, […]Read more "SHOCKtober Movies: Suspiria"
Karl Edward Wagner’s name is perhaps less known these days than during the height of his career as a novelist, editor, and publisher (his Carcosa Press brought plenty of fun, pulp horror and fantasy material back into print from the 1930s/1940s) some thirty years ago. However, his legacy survives for those who are willing to […]Read more "Touched By Horror: J. U. Nicolson’s Fingers of Fear"
According to the author’s opening acknowledgements, Humans came about as a kind of challenge posed to author Donald E. Westlake to write something different. The original challenge came from mystery novelist Evan Hunter (best known to the world as the bestselling creator of police procedurals, Ed McBain), and was later aided and abetted by numerous […]Read more "CONSIDERING WESTLAKE: HUMANS"
Stephen Gregory’s first novel, The Cormorant, tells a chilling story about a man, his wife and toddler, and the hellish bird they inherit from a distant relative. The tale blended otherworldly and psychological terrors with a prose style reminiscent of Robert Aickman’s works. At the time of its release, that particular novel drew inevitable comparison […]Read more "Flutters and Frights: Stephen Gregory’s On Dark Wings"
Trista and I had a ball going to the theater to see movies together and then writing about them in our monthly column. However, complications with her pregnancy put the kibosh on that, leaving us with access to streaming pictures. While Trista was first on bed rest, we saw quite a few pictures that were […]Read more "MOVIE MONDAYS: THE SILENCED"