Synopsis: When husband and wife Gerald (Bruce Greenwood) and wife Jessica Burlingame (Carla Gugino) head off to a rural house in Maine for a little alone time, they plan on eating good food, drinking some wine, and exploring some mildly kinky sex in order to rekindle their relationship. The marriage they are sharing has been […]Read more "SHOCKtober Movies: Gerald’s Game"
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"