- Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
- July 01
- A horror afficionado 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.
MY RECENT POSTS
- UPDATE: A Banner Season for
July 20, 2013 11:07PM
- Day 27: Favorite Guilty
Pleasure Horror Movie
October 30, 2013 12:14AM
- Day 26: Horror Movie for A
October 29, 2013 02:13PM
- Day 25: Favorite
October 28, 2013 06:51PM
- Day 24: Horror Character That
Best Describes You
October 28, 2013 12:56AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “I would just like to
state for the record that I of
would never watch
March 13, 2014 12:07PM
- “Oh, don't get me wrong.
He's a pretty terrible
January 17, 2014 02:06PM
- “I'd love Depp as Dr
Strange, and I hope they make
January 15, 2014 11:46PM
- “The voices, the fat
children, the sugar pills....
schmaltz of USA for
January 14, 2014 01:39PM
- “A small shout
January 14, 2014 10:58AM
- MY LINKS
- MY LINKS
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 »
Let's kick off the weekend with a short tribute to the late Diane Cilento, who passed away yesterday at the age of 78. The beautiful Ms. Cilento was both a Tony (Tiger at the Gates) and an Oscar (Tom Jones) nominee, and was also known for being Sean Connery's ex-wife. Sa/… Read full post »
1988's "Night of the Demons" might not be a bright shining jewel in the horror cinema genre; at best, it's a classic party scary flick, the kind you have running at a Halloween party while everyone talks and mingles and gets distracted by other things, and then yells boisterously as people… Read full post »
The Axeman of New Orleans!
"The rule was to avoid New Orleans cliches, like voodoo and vampires"
Chillerpop has a very sick and shameful nunsploitation habit. I've even dabbled in the genre myself... and I may have just upgraded my reservation in Hell from economy class to First Circle!
Now, a favorite exercise of mine is to allow the walls separating various fictional worlds to come down,… Read full post »
I'm glad to see that my new adopted hometown, Salt Lake City, has a strong plethora of local supernatural lore. Will I miss the Village Halloween Parade? Not really - it's hellishly crowded. Will I miss sabbats at the Castevet apartment? I don't really know anyon… Read full post »
or: The Spectacular Psychotronic Horror Achievements of Melissa Sue Anderson!
Did you think the most fearsome, demonic creature in Walnut Grove was Nellie Olsen?
As it happens, Melissa Sue Anderson, the actress who played Mary Ingalls on "Lit… Read full post »
Ah, Dagon, a superb and gory little Lovecraftian adaptation from the year 2001! Based on H.P. Lovecraft’s work, but less on the titular short story and more on The Shadow Over Innsmouth. The latter, incidentally, is an epic escape tale that really deals/… Read full post »