I read a lot of zombie novels. A LOT. Lucky for me I’ve been on a roll. Joe McKinney just gets better and better with each novel and in general the zombie books I’ve been reading have all been solid and hitting that balance of great human characters as well as great zombie violence. Well … Read more
NINJAS VS. VAMPIRES is the follow up to writer-director Justin Timpane’s 2008 indie feature NINJAS VS. ZOMBIES. Both films are described as horror-comedies and from what I’ve read, NINJAS VS. ZOMBIES has a pretty solid cult following that “demanded” a sequel. Hence NINJAS VS. VAMPIRES. Much of the cast returns this time to fight, believe … Read more
You know with a title like this that my favorite Bizarro Fiction writer Cameron Pierce is the author. I needed a break from the standard genre horror story for a few books so I read two novels from Pierce. ABORTION ARCADE (see review here) and PICKLED APOCALYPSE OF PANCAKE ISLAND. It’s no mystery that I’m … Read more
There’s a lot of so-called “reality-based” ghost hunting shows on the air nowadays. There’s GHOST HUNTERS, GHOST HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL, DESTINATION TRUTH, and FACT OR FAKED: PARANORMAL FILES … and these are the ones just on the SyFy Channel!! Whatever I may think of these shows is besides the point. Just like any other show on … Read more
Here’s something you may not know about me. The horror lover before you has his Ph.D. in philosophy, and perhaps my favorite area in philosophy was existentialism. Oh the nihilism, meaninglessness of existence, absurdity of life, and alienation one feels between others and one’s self just seemed so damn accurate and fit in perfectly with … Read more
Wow. I Just watched TORTURED (a.k.a., DERANGED, SEX SLAVE, and ESCAPED CONVICTS) and am pretty much at a loss for words … which sucks considering I need to write a review for it!! My initial gut-reaction to TORTURED: “All over the place” seems fitting as does “total mess of a film.” This UK production really … Read more
You know I’m not embarrassed to call myself out when I recognize that I may have messed something up or missed something. Well here I am, openly admitting that with BIGFOOT WAR, this is the first novel that I’ve read by Eric S. Brown, author of fifteen published books. Brown, here, takes a very basic … Read more
KING KONG VS. GODZILLA. DRACULA VS. FRANKENSTEIN. FREDDY VS. JASON. Pitting creature against creature is not a new phenomena (although the SyFy channel has taken it into some truly bizarre territory). But what about real life monsters? Let’s face it; we’re a society obsessed with serial killers and death. Just look on channels like Discovery … Read more
CROPSEY tells the story of real life “urban legend” Andre Rand, the killer of 5 kids on Staten Island.
There’s a lot of shitty jobs out there, especially in horror films. Which is the shittiest?