Sometimes, the old adage “they don’t make ’em like that anymore” has some real truth to it. Not in a generational superiority sense, but because movies sacrifice (some of) their authenticity once they substitute genuine locale environments for convenient, business-friendly locations. This practice isn’t exclusive … Continue readingKeeping it Real, Or Why Location Is Everything
A few weeks back I tweeted that HBO’s Game of Thrones is quite possibly the LAST show to be embraced by the whole of popular culture. I’m hardly the sole proprietor of this theory, one that feels difficult to deny at this point. Chances are … Continue readingThe Great Television Streaming Goldrush Is Exhausting
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 in order to gleam appreciation for this oddity. It’s not unlike any of the “lost” slashers that have made their … Continue readingLet’s talk about the two versions of THE PREY (1984)
My latest novel, Rites of Extinction, is out and I’m really anxious to have you read it! It’s fitting for this strange bit of folk horror to be released at the end of winter/beginning of spring. I’m not sure my publisher (the incredible people at … Continue readingThe RITES OF EXTINCTION are ready to be performed
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?