Synopsis: The horror stories have gone on to be urban legends. You might know some of them . . . The slit mouthed girl, Hanako of the Toilet, Red Coat, the boy under the bed. Not familiar with those? Well, they are Japanese specials. At least two of which appeared in the delightful anime Haunted […]Read more "Movie Mondays: Sadako Vs. Kayako"
Synopsis: The story opens with happy parents and quickly moves into tragedy and horror. Officer Ritter (Joaquin Cosio) and his wife Marina (Aurora Gil) welcome their new son into the world; unfortunately, Ritter is called away from the hospital before a blank-eyed nurse enters the neonate area and begins butchering children. Five years later, a […]Read more "Movie Mondays: Belzebuth"
After the return of Westlake’s cooler crime fiction pseudonym Richard Stark with two Parker novels in almost two decades, Westlake was not quite ready to get back to the lighter fare that had made his reputation in the latter half of his career. Instead, he returned to the satiric, psychological horrors of The Ax for […]Read more "Considering Westlake: The Hook"
Synopsis: In a neighborhood in the Ciudad de Mexico (aka Mexico City) the annual Pastorela (Nativity Play) is a big event. Law officer Jesus “Chucho” Juarez (Joaquin Cosio) is always cast as the devil, he knows the part by heart. However, when the priest Benito (Osami Kawano) dies of a heart attack while in the […]Read more "Movie Mondays: Pastorela"
As seems to be the case with many of Dean Koontz’s novel releases since the 2010s, an eBook hit the marketplace right around the time when the author’s novel The City was due to see its initial hardback release in 2014. The Neighbor might have a disarming or sinister title, depending on how you relate […]Read more "Coveting Thy Neighbor’s Possessions: Dean Koontz’s The Neighbor"
Low budget genre film production companies usually do not stick around long enough to gain either notoriety or a reputation. Troma is one of the few that has endured. Its reputation is . . . let’s be generous and say “mixed.” Some Troma movies are worth a laugh. Many (many, many) Troma movies don’t work […]Read more "Movie Mondays: Father’s Day"
Well before releasing six novellas following the adventures of his Nameless protagonist, Dean Koontz had been exploring one off novella releases. These related to upcoming books, but they were not necessarily prologues or even related to that book in any way other than thematic. Over the next few Sundays we will take a gander at […]Read more "Run For Your Life: Dean Koontz’s The Moonlit Mind"