Archive for April, 2014

7th Day Movie Review

Apr 30, 2014 No Comments by

Directed by Jason M. Koch with a script from Mark Leake, 7th Day is a brutally dark character study that follows Allen Dean (Mark S. Sanders) through seven days of his life. Allen is a middle-aged man who lives in the house where he grew up and works as a dishwasher at a restaurant while […]

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Apocalypse Kiss Movie Review

Apr 27, 2014 No Comments by

I have a soft spot for the weird, the gonzo, the high-concept, and Christian Grillo’s Apocalypse Kiss is unashamedly all three. Set in a dystopian year 2050 in which mega-corporation Horn Industries has merged with the United States government, dividing the country into an affluent Western Sector and a poverty-stricken, crime-ridden Eastern Sector, Kiss tells […]

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Interview with Author Chris Philbrook

Apr 24, 2014 No Comments by

Chris Philbrook is the author of the internet phenomenon and breakout series Adrian’s Undead Diary. This sprawling zombie epic is available in paperback, on kindle, as well as online in its complete form at www.adriansundeaddiary.com. Adrian’s Undead Diary follows Adrian Ring whose life descends into disaster when a plague brings forth legions of the undead […]

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Return to Nuke ‘Em High Volume 1 Movie Review

Apr 22, 2014 No Comments by

The Troma team has done it again. It’s time to dig into their most recent masterpiece of craziness, Return to Nuke’em High Volume 1, the latest entry in the Class of Nuke‘em High series. Obviously, the title punctuates the fact that there’s yet another one rolling out soon. So for now, let’s take a look […]

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The Pulp Roots of Scooby-Doo

Apr 20, 2014 1 Comment by

It used to be a schoolyard fable that Scooby-Doo began with a stoned conference. The creators, who were too busy smoking weed, did not notice a large dog entering the conference room. After a while, the weed, which must have been laced with LSD or some other hallucinogenic, started to take over and the gathered […]

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The Shapes of Midnight: The Scariest Horror Anthology You’ve Never Heard Of

Apr 15, 2014 1 Comment by

Nothing makes such an impact on your mind like a great book that comes out of nowhere to impress itself on your memory. And probably no book creates more of an unforgettable impression than a work of horror. To quote an author of some notoriety in the horror biz—”the oldest and strongest emotion of mankind […]

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Oculus Movie Review

Apr 13, 2014 No Comments by

“It was well said of a certain German book that ‘er lasst sich nicht lesen’ – it does not permit itself to be read.” -Edgar Alan Poe, “The Man of the Crowd” Oculus, Mike Flanagan’s cerebral thriller hitting theaters April 11, is a film that does not want to be read or easily understood. It’s […]

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Hammett’s Horror: Re-Reading The Dain Curse

Apr 10, 2014 3 Comments by

“He was spare, frugal, hard-boiled.” That’s how Raymond Chandler, a great writer himself, characterized Dashiell Hammett in “The Simple Art of Murder.” Chandler also quipped that Hammett “gave murder back to the kind of people that commit it for reasons.” In saying this, Chandler was of course referring to the then more popular British school […]

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Veneno Para las Hadas: Thirty Years of Creepy Little Mexican Girls

Apr 08, 2014 No Comments by

“Nana, how do you make a deal with the devil?” It was thirty years ago that one of the most accomplished horror movies was released in Mexico. And you’ve probably never even heard of it. Unlike Japan, Korea, France, Spain, and the U.S., Mexico is not particularly recognized for its horror. Sure, there’s the camp […]

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A Taste of Blood Wine Book Review

Apr 03, 2014 No Comments by

When I interviewed Freda Warrington for Ravenous Monster a little while back, one aspect of her writing I commented on was how in her stories she manages to preserve the image of the vampires of old instead of succumbing to creating the angsty teen vampires so prevalent in modern literature. And in A Taste of […]

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