Synopsis: When the monster disposal facility on planet Pluton dispatches a mutated beast of insatiable appetites and sends it out into space as an electrical signal, that signal accidentally gets caught by a backyard satellite dish on the backwater planet of Earth (they don’t even have interstellar travel yet! How primitive!). The family who owns […]Read more "SHOCKtober Movies: Terrorvision"
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"
Synopsis: When a married couple move into a cheap but lovely, sprawling house where the previous owner disappeared, Paul (Lukas Hassel) and Jennifer (Natasha Henstridge) soon find themselves not only in possession of a mortgage but of a not-quite-captive demonic presence. As readers of Stephen King’s Needful Things know, one’s possessions soon end up owning […]Read more "SHOCKtober Movies: The Black Room"
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"
This week, Trista K. Robichaud returns to collaborate on a film review. It’s a brand new piece in the spirit of our old Alamo Cinema Massacre column. Welcome back, Trista! Synopsis: Psychology PhD student Dani (Florence Pugh) has relationship problems – she has needy bipolar sister Terri (Klaudia Csányi) and an uncommunicative boyfriend (Jack Reynor) […]Read more "MOVIE MONDAYS: MIDSOMMAR"
After writing enough purely fictional heist stories, it was only a matter of time before Donald Westlake turned his considerable talents to fictionalizing out the corners of a real caper. The crime that caught Westlake’s eye and to which he put his considerable talents to playing around with was an unexpected one, one which I […]Read more "CONSIDERING WESTLAKE: KAHAWA"