Synopsis: When a pair of lovebirds rob a gas station, they aren’t thinking too clearly. Mickey (Bill Skarsgard) is just proud of himself for (mostly) keeping character and overcoming an argumentative cash register. Jules (Maika Monroe) is pleased with her crowd control skills and her ability to knock over a wire rack with a crowbar. […]Read more "MOVIE MONDAYS: VILLAINS"
Dennis Etchison’s second novel did not appear for seven years after his first novel DARKSIDE (reviewed here). The author’s sophomore work hit shelves in 1993 as part of the Dell Abyss line, an imprint dedicated to transgressive, unusual, non-formulaic horror fiction, which did not require Indian burial grounds, spooky teens, or traditional haunted houses. Etchison’s general […]Read more "WE ALL GO INTO THE DARK: DENNIS ETCHISON’S SHADOWMAN"
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"
Synopsis: Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) enjoyed a starring role in the popular television western, BOUNTY LAW, during its run in the 1950s. However, by 1969 he and his stunt man Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) are no longer rising stars. Rick struggles to get jobs as the heavy in a variety of television shows, while Cliff […]Read more "I DIDN’T HAVE A CHANCE: ONCE UPON A TIME . . . IN HOLLYWOOD"
There is a house in Maine, you see. Called Spindrift House on the shore. It’s been the ruin of many an investigator. Oh my, here comes some more . . . IN THE SHADOW OF SPINDRIFT HOUSE is the latest novella from Mira Grant, made available as a limited edition hardcover edition as well as […]Read more "JINKIES!: MIRA GRANT’S IN THE SHADOW OF SPINDRIFT HOUSE"
Around 2000/2001, a new internet publisher (Stealth Press) decided to enter the small genre publisher market and they made a bit of a splash with their inaugural titles. Stealth’s opening foray included a trio of reprinted books from the original splatterpunk horror authors John Skipp and Craig Spector (THE LIGHT AT THE END, THE CLEANUP, […]Read more "WORDS LIKE VIOLENCE BREAK THE SILENCE: DENNIS ETCHISON’S TALKING IN THE DARK"
Synopsis: Where do I even begin to describe what happens in this flick? We open with an extended short film about a man called Swaz robbing a bank with a kid because his wife is in the hospital and he needs the money, and then fleeing but not quite getting away from hordes of police […]Read more "MOVIE MONDAYS: BAD BLACK"