Inspired by the constant encroachments of Christmas upon the rightful Halloween season, Mondo Vulgare has declared a full two months of extra spooky times with The Nightmare During Christmas. From October 31st to December 31st, they will feature wall-to-wall Halloween-themed content, and I have graciously been allowed to participate! My second contribution to The Nightmare … Continue reading Escaping the Spookhouse: HAUNT and the Lingering Trauma of Abuse
Dearest fiends, I have something to confess. Actually, I have several things to confess, but I'll get to that in a moment. I just discovered Cinema Shame, a group of writers and cinephiles who make a point of actually watching the movies that they only pretend to have seen so that they aren't ostracized from … Continue reading For Shame!
I'm a pretty solitary person. I don't have any horror buddies, and my spouse isn't a horror fan, so whenever I watch horror movies nowadays I usually do it on my own. But when I think back on my most memorable horror-watching experiences, most of them happened when I was with another horror fan. Don't … Continue reading 31 Days of Halloween: Let’s Slay Together
Synopsis Spring, 1983. Sally Ride is about to go into space. Flashdance is a cultural phenomenon. And in Times Square, two very deadly women are on a collision course with destiny — and each other. At twenty-one, Ginny Kurva is already legendary on 42nd Street. To the pimp for whom she works, she's the perfect … Continue reading Creepy Reads: Our Lady of the Inferno by Preston Fassel
Happy Monster Monday, fiends! I hope you'll forgive me, but I'm cheating a bit. Today's monster does not come from a horror movie. But the monster is so terrifying and the actor/director duo has such a high horror pedigree that I'm allowing myself a little leeway. I'm speaking, of course, of Doug Jones and Guillermo … Continue reading Monster Monday: Pan’s Labyrinth