For his third outing with his Nameless character, Dean Koontz’s presents a peculiar game of cat and mouse. Where the previous two tales told stories are akin to Westerns, about a lone man tracking down some dangerous hombres and then using the power of truth to put these men in their place, neither this tactic […]Read more "She’s Lost Control Again: Dean Koontz’s The Praying Mantis Bride"
The best laid plans of mice and men . . . I was hoping to get a chance to see Knives Out last week, but that did not happen. So, instead we again revisit a film review I wrote for the dearly missed Alamo Cinema Massacre column that appeared on the Cinema Knife Fight site […]Read more "Movie Mondays: The Untamed"
Continuing the adventures of his new series character Nameless (first seen in the novella, In the Heart of the Fire), Dean Koontz returns to the California stomping grounds he knows so well with Photographing the Dead. This time, we get a new psychopath in the form of Palmer Oxenwald, a lad with a senator for […]Read more "Still Death: Dean Koontz’s Photographing the Dead"
One of the great joys Trista and I share is checking out world cinema. Admittedly, we have a bit of a bias toward Asian films. Even before we were dating we enjoyed that part of the world and the arts we managed to see emerge from it. As we dated and married, we shared a […]Read more "Movie Mondays: Creepy"
Synopsis: As a child, Danny Torrance (Roger Dale Floyd) survived a hellish experience at a haunted Overlook Hotel in the mountains near Boulder, Colorado. Though he and his mother Wendy (Alex Essoe) managed to escape, the hotel’s ghastly occupants would not leave him alone. They followed him wherever he went, even all the way to […]Read more "Movie Mondays: Doctor Sleep"
Picture it: A drive through Welsh mountains, a terrible storm, flooded roads, no way to turn back no real way to proceed. But there! A house perched in the dark, a few windows ablaze with flickering electric light and at least a flutter of hope. Will the occupants provide shelter to weary travelers? Surely, they […]Read more "We Are For the Dark: J. B. Priestley’s Benighted"
Synopsis: When Alice Palmer (Talia Zucker) goes missing during a family trip to Lake Mungo, her parents and brother are shocked. When a body is dredged up some days later, one which her father Russell (David Pledger) identifies as his daughter’s waterlogged remains, the family enters the grieving process. Unfortunately, not everyone in the Palmer […]Read more "SHOCKtober Movies: Lake Mungo"