“Where’s the Love?”: Underrated Horror Films Series

at Kindertrauma, ongoing! I sent in a contribution, which I think will be posted tomorrow, and any horror mavens who read me should send in their suggestions. I've found a lot of terrific lesser-known flicks through KT in the past, like I Start Counting, Games, and The Boys Next Door. … [Read more...]

“Stephen King and That Awful Muttering Voice”: Me in the American Spectator

It's an overview of King's work plus a review of his two most recent novels: What do you do when you’re in a Stephen King novel, but you’re not a Stephen King character anymore? Or rather: What do you do when you’re Stephen King, but you’re not a Stephen King character anymore? subscribers-only; I do actually think I make some good points here, so if you're interested in King you might get a hold of it. … [Read more...]

Junji Ito’s “Garfield”

DEAR GOD. … [Read more...]

Enough Is Never Enough… Of “The Stuff”!

So here in the wacky land we call the Catholic Church, Halloween is the beginning of spooky death season, not the end. All of November is set aside to honor the dead, and while I may have some serious posts on that theme, I also plan to watch a ton of horror movies, because I'm the Halloween equivalent of the person who gets really intense about singing Christmas carols on December 26, apparently. I started off with The Stuff, a 1985 killer-yogurt flick.Well, the 1985 killer-yogurt flick, I … [Read more...]

A Halloween Art Show from Kate McDowell

I was reminded of these haunting, somewhat horrifying sculptures of birds and lungs and birds who live in lungs, etc, by Jendi Reiter. Enjoy! Be unsettled! … [Read more...]

Remaking Stephen King Flicks

I'm surprisingly convinced by some of the choices and judgments on this list. The first one (Neil Marshall remakes Graveyard Shift) is the best, but there are some good calls here. He'd need to keep the working-class grimth, though--the opening of the original movie is the best part.No, wait, the end credits are obviously the best part: … [Read more...]

“Wounded Beauty”: Me in America

magazine, talking about horror films and the sublime: I love horror movies because they show me the sublime. I love them for a lot of other reasons too, I admit, depending on my mood. I don’t believe in a grand, unified theory of horror, or of any other genre of film; most genres are a welter of traditions and counter-traditions. Sometimes you want to see evil defeated by the triumphant “final girl”; at other times, by contrast, you want to see that even the most competent and loving heroines ca … [Read more...]


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