22 October 2012

“If you were tasked with remaking The Ring, how would you do it?” I was asking this question at a diner on a Saturday night, and it sparked a ninety minute digression on the now-faded spate of slick J-horror remakes that dominated American horror cinema for awhile, culminating in a four-way conversation about the audacity of […]



8 November 2011

The haunted house story is a timeless story that is rooted firmly in the economics of its time. One of the persistent lessons of horror is that we are not the masters of our collective domain that we think we are. There are monsters and sharks and mutants that will kill us for our arrogance. […]


Things About The Thing (2011)

17 October 2011

1. Every couple of years, a horror creator just flat-out impresses me. The wheel turns, you know, so they always disappoint me eventually, but right now, I am really a fan of Eric Heisserer. He Gets It. He understands the genre, not just in a ‘and then this happens, and then this happens way’, but […]


More Finaler Than Ever

16 August 2011

There are maybe only four modern films that I have ever really enjoyed watching in 3D. Three of them have been horror films – My Bloody Valentine, Piranha 3D and now Final Destination 5. The opening credits alone speak to why that is – a cavalcade of sharp objects, fire and broken glass flying right […]


Five Implausible Paranormal Reality Shows

25 July 2011

Longtime readers know that one of my guilty pleasures is the paranormal subculture – not ghosts and demons themselves, but the people that are completely convinced that they are real things that they can interact with and/or the people who live in that world solely to exploit the belief of the others.  I’ve written about […]


A Human Vampire….

16 May 2011

Succinctly, Priest is a movie about priests who are nothing like priests fighting vampires who are nothing like vampires. Instead, priests are stoic kung-fu warrior monks. We are told they have special powers, but unless ‘stoic kung-fu’ is a power, you never actually see them in use. Likewise, the vampires are eyeless xenomorph knock-offs who […]


Five Free Novel Titles for Dean Koontz, Author of the Odd Thomas Novels

26 January 2011

1. I Swear to Odd 2. Kneel Before Odd 3. Where Is Your Odd Now? 4. Are You There, Odd? It’s Me, Margaret. 5. In the Land of Odd, East of Eden You know how to reach me, Koontz. Just send a check, please.


Zombie Thanksgiving

26 November 2010

After a brief hiatus, I’m back at Bloody Good Horror with a review of the Chris Pine vs. Zombies flick Carriers.


Elsewhere: Saw 3D

25 October 2010

At Comic Con, I got a chance to do a roundtable interview with the cast of Saw 3D. You can read their thoughts on the legacy of the horror franchise and the 3D filming process over at Film Buff Online.



19 October 2010

I talk about the Solomon Kane movie over at Bloody Good Horror. And of course, I review comics with some of my friends at Floppytown.  Today, for instance, I say, “Darkseid’s revenge for Batman shooting him with a god-killing time bullet is to turn Batman into a time bullet that will destroy the universe and […]