Synopsis: When an absent-minded professor’s family gets their furniture taken away (again) because of inability to make payments, it is just in time for their young son’s birthday. Well, Buck Zorba (Charles Herbert) makes a wish that his family will get a house and furniture no one can take away. As he does so, a […]Read more "SHOCKtober Movies: 13 Ghosts"
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: A famed psychic phenomenon debunker and writer Florence Cathcart (Rebecca Hall) comes to a boys’ boarding school to debunk a ghost supposedly involved in the death of one of the lads. At first, she employs all manner of scientific apparatuses to identify prankster children or sinister adults. However, she soon finds her rational world […]Read more "SHOCKtober Movies: The Awakening"
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"
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"
This week, we were intending to release our view of the campy horror-comedy SATANIC PANIC, due to hit theaters on September 6. Well, the best laid plans of mice and men . . . Needless to say, that isn’t happening today. Instead, we will be aiming to release this piece for next week’s Labor Day […]Read more "MOVIE MONDAYS: THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE"
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"