Horror

Horror on the radio: the BBC broadcasts The Omen and Hammer’s The Unquenchable Thirst of Dracula 

Horror on the radio: the BBC broadcasts The Omen and Hammer’s The Unquenchable Thirst of Dracula 

Seventy-nine years after Orson Welles terrified America with The War of the Worlds, BBC Radio productions of The Omen and The Unquenchable Thirst of Dracula prove that the medium retains its power to chill. Read More »

Anime roundup 11/2/2017: Switching It Up

Anime roundup 11/2/2017: Switching It Up

In this week's viewing: Land of the Lustrous takes another strange turn, Guru-Guru notices a new season has started, and more! Read More »

Anime roundup 10/26/2017: Two Can Play At That Game

Anime roundup 10/26/2017: Two Can Play At That Game

In this week's viewing: Inuyashiki introduces its antagonists to each other, Land of the Lustrous explores alien relationships, and more! Read More »

Seven Footprints to Satan.

A. Merritt on Film: Seven Footprints to Satan

Taken as a spiritual successor to The Cat and the Canary, Seven Footprints to Satan is not too bad. That said, it is a shame that First National missed the chance to give filmgoers a full-blooded A. Merritt adaptation. Read More »

HALLOWEEN: 3X STEPHEN KING (#2—MR. MERCEDES) 

HALLOWEEN: 3X STEPHEN KING (#2—MR. MERCEDES) 

In the second of three Halloween-type posts about recent Stephen King movies and TV shows, Steve checks into Mr. Mercedes, a book/TV series about a killer who uses a car as a deadly weapon! Read More »

HALLOWEEN: 3X STEPHEN KING (#1—IT)

HALLOWEEN: 3X STEPHEN KING (#1—IT)

In this first of three Halloween-y columns examining several media adaptations of Stephen King works, Steve talks about the new movie, and what’s wrong with IT. Read More »

Anime roundup 10/5/2017: Making Reservations

Anime roundup 10/5/2017: Making Reservations

In this week's viewing: Three more finales, and a simple way to pick the best show of the season. Read More »

Horror’s Moby Dick: a short review of Stephen King’s IT

Horror’s Moby Dick: a short review of Stephen King’s IT

For all its faults, IT is horror’s Moby Dick – a gargantuan tale so full of powerfully rendered characters, ideas and episodes that it bears returning to and analysing, one memorable passage at a time. Read More »

TAINTED LOVE by Jack Strange Based on an original idea by Barny Mukherjee

TAINTED LOVE by Jack Strange Based on an original idea by Barny Mukherjee

I had another motive for agreeing: Veshi was charming, good-looking, and preternaturally magnetic. Of course, as an anthropologist I couldn’t get involved with a member of a people I was studying – that would have been unprofessional, to say the leas... Read More »

Anime roundup 9/28/2017: Four Cliffhangers and a Funeral

Anime roundup 9/28/2017: Four Cliffhangers and a Funeral

In this week's viewing: Katsugeki Touken Ranbu is over, but everyone else is just gearing up for the end of the season. Read More »

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