Stephen Gregory’s first novel, The Cormorant, tells a chilling story about a man, his wife and toddler, and the hellish bird they inherit from a distant relative. The tale blended otherworldly and psychological terrors with a prose style reminiscent of Robert Aickman’s works. At the time of its release, that particular novel drew inevitable comparison […]Read more "Flutters and Frights: Stephen Gregory’s On Dark Wings"
PS Publishing has released an omnibus edition of Stephen Volk’s novellas/short novels under the title THE DARK MASTERS TRILOGY. The contents are a triptych of individual stories; over the next few weeks, we will be exploring these individually and perhaps seeing how they all work together. Each of these tales is an historical work about […]Read more "The Gentle Man of Horror’s Dilemma: Stephen Volk’s Whitstable"
Happy New Year, readers! I hope your celebrations were fun and memorable, and I have my fingers crossed that this coming year will be better than the last. We are kicking things off on a positive note around the Robichaud household, anyway. This week sees the release of my brand new collection of stories about […]Read more "TUESDAY TEASE: Daniel R. Robichaud’s HAIYU’S DESCENT"
Synopsis: Two years after the events in CRITTERS (1986), child hero Bradley Brown (Scott Grimes) returns to Grover’s Mill, Kansas to visit his grandmother. It’s Easter break, there’s an egg hunt planned at he local (rebuilt) church, and of course the setup at the end of the first flick (eggs left by the first batch […]Read more "MOVIE MONDAYS: CRITTERS 2"
Rolf Malone is coming to the far end of space with a mission in mind. He is fresh out of prison and looking for answers, and the one place he can go for them is the one place no one wants to end up: the world called Anarchaos. His brother Gar came to Anarchaos while […]Read more "CONSIDERING WESTLAKE: ANARCHAOS"
All Mitch Tobin wants to do is commit himself to a backyard project, but people won’t let him. The bill collectors demand to be paid, and Mitch’s wife is working to support them. That’s bad enough, but then a job comes along from a powerful mob guy who refuses to take no for an answer. […]Read more "CONSIDERING WESTLAKE: KINDS OF LOVE, KINDS OF DEATH"
Synopsis: Porter (Mel Gibson) is hot on the trail of revenge. A former partner Val Resnick (Greg Henry) convinced him to go in on a robbery and then decided to take the complete haul for himself. Porter’s wife Lynne (Deborah Kara Unger) was in on the double cross and shot Porter in the back. The […]Read more "MOVIE MONDAYS: PAYBACK"