Vacancy: Psycho II

Synopsis: 22 years after Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) was found not guilty by reason of insanity for several murders performed in the guise of his mother, Norman is found sane once more and released into the world. His homecoming is anything but welcoming. The motel is being run by an opportunistic jackass of a man […]

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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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