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"
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"
In May 2019, the horror fiction field lost one of its finest practitioners: Dennis Etchison. Etchison appeared on the landscape in the 70s, penning stories that would appear in various markets (men’s magazines as well as genre staples of the time such as WHISPERS), often making effective use of quiet chills through moody, focused writing. […]Read more "ONLY THE NIGHT PEOPLE KNOW: DENNIS ETCHISON’S THE DARK COUNTRY"
Synopsis: When a billion-dollar deep-water research facility decides to plumb the depths of one of the deeper trenches off the coast of China, they make a revolutionary discovery: What was thought to be the ocean floor is merely a cold layer of gasses, which has been isolating an even deeper region. Down they go through […]Read more "MOVIE MONDAYS: THE MEG"
After reading Stephen Volk’s DARK MASTERS TRILOGY (see reviews for Whitstable, Leytonstone, and Netherwood), I have been intrigued enough by the author’s prose to check out other works. As it turns out, a novellette led off the March/April issue of BLACK STATIC, a UK based horror fiction magazine and will be the subject of today’s […]Read more "ART AS A WEAPON: STEPHEN VOLK’S “UNCHAIN THE BEAST”"