- Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
- July 01
- An afficionado of the weird, fantastical, horror-y and speculative with too many mad thoughts on the brain that need to get out of my skull. I don't necessarily review things, I just spew my thoughts on them out....hopefully it will make some kind of sense?
Here I will discuss all aspects of horror and fantastical fiction - TV, cinema, film, literature. I may venture outside the genre on the rare occasion.
Oh yeah. I'm an Amazon associate.
MY RECENT POSTS
- The Mother of Punk and I (Part
June 03, 2014 11:51AM
- Open Call: Death List 10!
June 25, 2014 05:38PM
- I Know Your Monster; You Got
to Know Your Monster
May 29, 2014 05:23PM
- The Mother of Punk and I (Part
May 20, 2014 02:27PM
- The Mother of Punk and I (Part
May 15, 2014 10:55AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “@Closure - I couldn't
agree more. X-ray Spex is
wrote a small post
July 10, 2014 10:27PM
- “Huh. Good God, y'all.
Absolutely nothing. Say
July 10, 2014 06:39PM
- “Agreed with Jonathan. A
great honest overview of
thoughts on monogamy.
July 09, 2014 01:08PM
- “I'll definitely check it
out. Thanks for the rec. I had
own crazy idea for
July 09, 2014 01:05PM
- “I'm curious about the
Leftovers. It's the same theme
July 09, 2014 12:43PM
- MY LINKS
- MY LINKS
My wife had an opportunity to attend the Peter Jackson produced "West of Memphis", a documentary which she described as superb. I was quite jealous. I'm currently viewing "Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory" on HBO on demand because I'm yet unable to see the new documentary. The graphic crime sce… Read full post »
Ah, winter. What is it about blustery rough cold and spectacular icy landscapes that make you want to retreat to your warm hearths and read tales of fantasy, sorcery and medieval quests?
Well, perhaps you're not the nerd I am, or perhaps you're turned off by the… Read full post »
Why does the fun and fear have to end on October 31st? There's always one last scare before the monster is vanquished for good! Graaawwrrr!
Not only that, but I love Dia de los Muertos with all of its skeletal pageantry, and Catholic/Mesoamerican iconography. Sad… Read full post »
“It gets complicated when no proof of the Devil
is somehow proof of the
- Father Michael Kovak in The Rite
The “banner season” for the current wave of demonic attack/possession films started last year, and is slouching towards Januar… Read full post »
Short of time, October 30's post will be short "stabs" (I refuse to call them tweets). I'll be updating all day.
Watched one half of The Mummy (1932). I've never had any interest in the mummy genre, having only seen the Brendan Fraser 1999 remake. I'm impressed by the beautifu… Read full post »
I wouldn't blame you if you're rolling your eyes right now. Bauhaus's "Bela Lugosi's Dead" has possibly become a stock Halloween cliche, no matter how much you enjoy its Gothic bombastic pomp (and I do).
Likewise, the French lounge-core act Nouvelle Vague may seem to be a c… Read full post »
Sponsored by Silver Shamrock, America's number one Halloween party supply company! Isn't that song awful and irritating? You'll be mind-humming it all day and bobbing your head hypnotically...
A few posts ago I wrote of my inexplicable love for Exorcist II: The Heretic. Now… Read full post »
I haven't felt so alive since I survived my latest ordeal with the living dead...at Salt Lake City's "Nightmare on 13th" haunted house.
I attended their 'Night of the Dead' presentation last week, and despite my age (I'm wayout of the demographic) I came out of it like a giddy… Read full post »
This post was originally going to be a Crescent City Classic Nightmare recounting the gruesome Saw-like activities of French Quarter socialite couple Dr. and Madame LaLaurie, active in the early 1800’s…read on (from Wikipedia):
The LaLauries, in the style of their soc… Read full post »
I’m one to celebrate the wide world of possibilities opened up by e-publishing. It’s making millionaires of imaginative young women. Maybe it's romantic naivete on my part, but I love that it can be DIY and democratic, so anyone can try to find an/… Read full post »
Back in June of this year we lost comic book legend Gene Colan at the age of 84.
I meant to pay him tribute back then. Gene Colan's achievements in the comic book industry are far too numerous to list. I'll focus on Tomb of Dracula, published by Marvel/… Read full post »
It's a sad fact that Exorcist II: The Heretic is one of my favorite films. Yes, you read right. And I'm sorry to say that I will one day blog extensively about this film and how it satisfies as an unintentional comedy and as a wholly original artistic vision.
In the… Read full post »
For the weekend, enjoy the great Hues Corporation (of "Rock The Boat" fame), in this funky little number explicitly warning us to "look the other way" when the baddest, suavest of all vampires hits town. Ah, imagine the dates one could get if you could just credibly go up… Read full post »
Sadly, this doesn't involve a magical farce a la William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." I am instead talking about Tucker and Dale versus Evil, an amusing yet painfully gory comedy of errors. The titular Dale and Tucker are rednecks, and this films is a sendup of… Read full post »
Last week, "Pope of Trash" John Waters came to do his one-man monologue, "This Filthy World", at the Rose Wagner Center. It was a terrifically funny piece for those who know his work or are aligned with his aesthetic. It randomly meandered to different/… Read full post »
(of course SPOILERS for the season premiere of "The Walking Dead")
There's very little I can say about the season 2 premiere of "The Walking Dead" that Matt Zoller Seitz didn't state in his excellent piece for Salon today. He brought up so many excellent poin… Read full post »
First of all, thanks to all the folks that commented on my awful pictures!
Today's post comes a little bit late and very rushed. The news feed on my smart phone was full of news of the breakup of Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon. They had… Read full post »
(He's actually the pumpkin lord of a local party tex mex chain...but I still find him imperious, enigmatic and sinister...) Read full post »
Do They Know It's Hallowe'en?
This clever charity song came out a few years ago, but I'm still obsessed with it. It's a funny tune with some surprising starpower behind it, a conglomeration of performers known as the North American Hallowe'en Prevention Initiative (NAHPI) including Thu… Read full post »
As the Paltrow virus has brought me low, today I give you a short re-blog of another chilling local New Orleans legend heard on my 40th birthday haunted tour: The Carter Brothers.
The Carter Brothers are positioned as real life "vampires" and the fact that it took… Read full post »
As I write I'm fighting a cold that I blame on Gwyneth Paltrow, even though I'm pretty sure I haven't come in contact with the woman.
Contagion is a very well executed medical thriller. I'm more often than not bored by medical thrillers, like Outbreak or The Andromeda… Read full post »
A response to Whoreville Redencocker's open call for a Dinner for 20:
I thought originally to have this party with fictional people, but I think I can come up with something darker and more insane using actual personages. Then again, this dinner party will be highly anachronistic.… Read full post »
Salt Lake magazine's September/October issue, with its rundown of the haunted and paranormal sights of Utah, brought to my attention the tombstone of Lilly E. Gray (1881 - 1958).
In case you can't see, the bottom of the tombstone reads "Victim of the Beast 666."
A chillingl… Read full post »