‘Escape The Undertaker’ Announced by Netflix

The Undertaker in 'Escape The Undertaker'

A truth struck me the first time I attended a fan convention full of guests who worked in horror. Where there are horror fans, there are professional wrestling fans. Where there are professional wrestling fans, there are horror fans. If… Continue Reading

Fame Gets Hairy in ‘Bloodthirsty’

'Bloodthirsty' Poster

A lust for fame and the placement of ambition above all else has consequences. Early in this cycle, the effects arrive as distancing from family and close friends. At its peak, one suddenly finds themselves addicted to substances or other… Continue Reading

‘Horror Express’ Nails the Hammer

Spanish-language 'Horror Express' Poster

To conjure up a Hammer-style horror flick without involving Hammer, there are some key ingredients you should include. Among them are an ancient evil, magic, science, pseudo-science, and a murderer on the loose. It also doesn’t hurt to have the… Continue Reading

‘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

'Spell' Poster

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’

Jason Wearing His Hockey Mask in 'Never Hike In The Snow'

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

'Beast Within' Poster

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