A couple of weeks back I tweeted out how great it would’ve been for Paul Rudd to reprise his role as Tommy Doyle in this year’s Halloween Kills. For those who don’t know, Rudd played that character in 1995’s Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers and to … Continue readingThe “Meta” Canon of David Gordon Green’s Halloween
Nothing makes me cringe more than asking for reviews. I’m not talking about reviews from press outlets, I’m talking actual customer reviews. Yes, they really do matter as much as you’ve heard. And yes, that’s why we authors are always playing offense when it comes … Continue readingNobody Likes Asking for Amazon Reviews, But They Matter
All due respect to the patron saint of clutter-free living, Marie Kondo, I’m never getting rid of my physical media. I don’t give a damn if it winds up entombing me (it will). What’s becoming more inconsistent, however, is how I determine physical versus digital … Continue readingConsuming Book Media In 2019
A few years ago, I wrote an article for Dread Central praising Don Mancini’s stewardship of the Child’s Play series. While the last two installments were direct-to-video, neither 2013’s Curse of Chucky nor 2017’s Cult of Chucky suffered for it. If anything, Mancini’s recent sequels are superior to some … Continue readingBring on the CHILD’S PLAY remake
Like it or not, a decent chunk of online movie discussion is driven by Rotten Tomatoes and whether films are “rotten” or “fresh.” I can’t be the only one exhausted by this. And while there’s something to be said for using that website as a … Continue reading“Rotten” Movies I Love
The Prey (1984) isn’t a movie I would recommend easily. You really need to have spent some time mining the depths of the slasher subgenre to appreciate for this oddity. It’s not unlike any of the “lost” slashers that have made their way to collector’s … Continue readingLet’s talk about the two versions of THE PREY (1984)
We’re in the middle of a Fangorian renaissance. Which is to say, two issues into the relaunched Fangoria and the magazine is better than it’s ever been. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed both issues so far, and the tease for the next one has me licking my … Continue readingWhy Doesn’t HIGHWAY TO HELL Have A Bigger Following?
Every once in a while someone asks how I manage to write so much and my answer is always the same: I’ve trained myself to do it to the point where it’s habitual. If I don’t get the day’s pages in, I feel cranky and … Continue readingSo you want to know the secret…