All Hail the King: A Tribute to Stephen King’s Short Story Canon

Jun 20, 2012 1 Comment

“Here’s some short stories, if you want them…” – Stephen King, Skeleton Crew Synonymous with horror, Stephen King has carved quite a niche in the world of weird over the last thirty-nine years.  As a writer, his work is rivaled by few. Some of the best horror literature of the last century has come from […]

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Evil Eternal Book Review

Jun 17, 2012 No Comments

In the eternal struggle between Good and Evil, Hunter Shea’s Evil Eternal (Samhain Publishing) is not the first book to portray the world-rending battles fought between the infernal legions and the divine forces for our immortal souls; however, this was certainly among the most interesting that I’ve read. While my Quantum Gnosticism generally leads me […]

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Interview with Familiar Writer/Director Richard Powell and Producer Zach Green

Jun 13, 2012 No Comments

Richard Powell’s twenty-two minute short horror film Familiar draws us in using…well, familiar narrative devices (sorry) and then turns them upside down in a visceral climax that makes every one of those twenty two minutes waltz back in begging questions. Robert Nolan plays John, a middle-aged married father whose only light at the end of […]

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Prometheus Movie Review

Jun 08, 2012 No Comments

In Space No One Can Hear You Scream (Out of Frustration). Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, is visually stunning with great special effects and CGI, a great cast and creative concepts that probe into the deeper metaphysical questions about the creation of man, but the answers to these questions, like the suspense and horror in this film, […]

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Interview with Plague Town Author Dana Fredsti

Jun 06, 2012 3 Comments

Dana Fredsti is many things.  She’s the proverbial “Jill” of all trades.  She’s a screenwriter.  She’s an actress, playing among other roles, a sword-wielding deadite in Army of Darkness.  She’s an advocate for at-risk felines, big and small.  She’s a wine connoisseur.  She’s a nonfiction essayist.  She’s even penned paranormal erotica in the guise of […]

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Inverticrux: Virgin Reaper Album Review

Jun 03, 2012 No Comments

New Hampshire’s horror metal maestros, Inverticrux, unleash a veritable soundtrack to our beloved genre with their debut album, Virgin Reaper.  As is typical among bands of the metallic persuasion, Inverticrux has undergone myriad lineup changes, including a not-insignificant one since this album was recorded.  The band now appears poised to assemble material for a follow […]

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Chernobyl Diaries Movie Review

May 30, 2012 2 Comments

Resident horror humorist Billy Boyce is back with his take on… From the pen of Oren Peli (Paranormal Activity series) comes Chernobyl Diaries — the latest attempt at Hollywood Horror. Director Brad Parker’s (based on material “from the pen” of the aforementioned Mr. Peli) Chernobyl Diaries is about six bubbly backpackers traveling abroad to places […]

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Rage Movie Review

May 27, 2012 No Comments

Filmmaker Chris Witherspoon’s Rage is a small-budget exploitation thriller that packs a punch much larger than its budget would suggest.  Taut storytelling, tension so high it requires a parachute, and explosively violent action propel Rage past a significant portion of its indie peers.  Witherspoon’s got the directorial chops to do whatever his resources will allow […]

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Dead Alive Movie Retrospective: Still Gross after 20 Years

May 20, 2012 No Comments

“Some things won’t stay down… even after they’re dead.” This is the tagline for Peter Jackson’s cult classic Dead Alive, one of the most unique horror films ever made and one that is, in this writer’s opinion, widely overlooked by many horror buffs out there. It stands as the odd man out in many ways […]

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Ghoulies and Ghosties and Long-Leggedy Beasties II: Serial Killer Chic

May 13, 2012 1 Comment

I recently saw, for the first time, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, a film based partially on the life of real world serial killer Henry Lee Lucas. Directed by Jon McNaughton, the film portrays Henry as an itinerant ex-con, rooming with an old prison buddy named Otis and his sister Becky.  We know from […]

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