This week, we revisit another of the columns Trista and I wrote for the CINEMA KNIFE FIGHT site back in 2016-2018. In March of 2017, we caught an anthology flick of horror and horrific crime tales set in Mexico. As fans of world horror, we were stoked to see the thing and it balanced the […]Read more "MOVIE MONDAYS: MEXICO BARBARO"
There is a house in Maine, you see. Called Spindrift House on the shore. It’s been the ruin of many an investigator. Oh my, here comes some more . . . IN THE SHADOW OF SPINDRIFT HOUSE is the latest novella from Mira Grant, made available as a limited edition hardcover edition as well as […]Read more "JINKIES!: MIRA GRANT’S IN THE SHADOW OF SPINDRIFT HOUSE"
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"
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"
When Uncle Ian dies, he leaves a nephew his cottage in Wales along with the stipulation that his nephew look after his prized bird. This is the opportunity the family has been looking for, to leave behind lives as teachers—professions they hated—and to pursue new lives out in the middle of nowhere. When they aren’t […]Read more "His Eyes Have All the Seeming of a Demon’s That Is Dreaming: Stephen Gregory’s The Cormorant"
Life intrudes on plans, as they say. While I had every intention of getting a review of Donald E. Westlake’s KAHAWA for this week, it just did not happen. I am immersed in that book at the moment, and will need a bit more time to finish reading it and assemble my thoughts. Instead, this […]Read more "WE ARE STILL HERE: WIDOW’S POINT"