Movie Mondays: Father’s Day

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 […]

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SHOCKtober Movies: Terrorvision

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 […]

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FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: CRAZY TOWN

Rogue Blades Press is a small press responsible for several anthologies of heroic fiction over the years. Two of my Vasily stories have appeared in their books (RAGE OF THE BEHEMOTH and CHALLENGE!: DISCOVERY), and Trista has made an appearance in their reprinted/expanded edition of CLASH OF STEEL: DEMONS. Over the last few years, the […]

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CONSIDERING WESTLAKE: TWO MUCH!

Many authors struggle with the expectations of genre, no matter if they are writing in a particular field (say, detective fiction) or aspiring toward the literary. It’s all genre, folks. A lot of writers aspire to be sui generis, or a genre unto themselves. You know these sorts of folks because they eventually get qualities […]

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MOVIE MONDAYS: BETWEEN WORLDS

Synopsis: When remorse-ridden truck driver Joe (Nicolas Cage) intervenes in an assault in a truck stop bathroom , he discovers a whole new world of supernatural wonder and horror. The “victim” of that assault Julie (Franka Potente) was no victim at all. She was actually having a man choke her for the express purpose of […]

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