‘She’s Allergic to Cats’ Doesn’t Need You to Know Much About Art

Now and then, a movie comes along that prompts its audience to ask, “what the fuck?” Or probably more often, “WTF?” Generally, these flicks are independent ventures. They also use strange or creative techniques to tell their stories or uniquely… Continue Reading

Underrated ‘Riding the Bullet’ Chills and Provokes

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Stephen King’s Riding the Bullet, a novella, is the first ebook I ever read. King released it in that format in March of 2000 when he was experimenting with early ebook formats. Back then, an ebook was essentially a secured… Continue Reading

‘Spell’ Enchants With Callbacks To Hillbilly Horror

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A man of means travels to a remote area of the country and suffers a horrible accident along the way. When he awakens, he finds himself trapped in a bedroom. A woman with strange habits who refuses to allow him… Continue Reading

‘Never Hike In The Snow’ A Fitting Tribute to ‘Friday The 13th’

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There comes a point of silliness in every great horror movie franchise. Inevitably, the antagonist transitions from a scary villain into a cuddly pop culture icon. One day you find the monster who haunted your dreams pimping breakfast cereal. Or… Continue Reading

‘Beast Within’ Is An Entree Without Sides

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A good mystery is like a healthy meal: the main entree with complementary sides that leaves you feeling satisfied when completed. Whether you’re writing a mystery novel, developing a whodunnit board game in the style of Clue!, or making a… Continue Reading

Sins of the Fathers Fuel ‘Compound Fracture’

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Homecomings can be hell. You might be the abused son who must finally confront his father’s declining mental state. Or you might be the father himself who made all the mistakes and now wants to atone. Either way, treading old… Continue Reading

’The Au Pair Nightmare’ Sows Suspense, Subterfuge

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Setting aside the hapless hilarity that would ensue should I ever attempt such a gig, you’ll never catch me intentionally taking on the role of a caretaker. For anything. Or for anyone, for that matter. I’ve seen too many horror… Continue Reading