Horror

Welcome to my world….

I had thought for my first post that I would review a story that I’ve just finished reading, but then I thought to myself “I really should let everyone know a bit more about me before I start reviewing other’s work.” So here goes. I am Terence Jackso... Read More »

The Lost Boys

The Lost Vamps: Bloodthirsty Flicks that Actually Don’t Suck

Photo: The Lost Boys (1987) / zazenlife.com Vampire flicks have been all the rage since Twilight flooded the box office with sticky, coppery crimson in ’08, and have proven a solid moneymaking strategy ever since, with each of the saga’s ... Read More »

Cloud Atlas Shrugged – or let the Skyfall

On Monday Skyfall was released on Blu-ray and DVD in the UK. Tomorrow Cloud Atlas will open in UK cinemas. Two films, poles apart. Skyfall, the 23th entry in probably the world’s longest running and most successful film franchise. An undemanding, com... Read More »

Top Ten RPG Game Systems of All Time

Pull the blinds and turn off the phone, it’s time to head to the Game Room and lock in on some hardcore meta-gaming action.  In the Game Room we will explore the world of gaming in all its many incarnations, while lingering over that corner of the me... Read More »

Unstuck #2

Genres Get Unstuck, or My New Favorite Literary Magazine

Prior to the 1991 introduction of SoundScan, record stores self-reported what was moving off their shelves. That system, open to bias and shaky math, created rigid separation in sales charts that ensured you didn’t find country albums on the po... Read More »

Supernatural Horror In Literature

Stefan Grabiński The appeal of the spectrally macabre is generally narrow because it demands from the reader a certain degree of imagination and a capacity for detachment from every-day life. Relatively few are free enough from the spell of the dail... Read More »

Dark History: Bran Mak Morn

Robert E. Howard, more than anything, wanted to sell to Adventure Magazine. This publication of the Buttrick Co. was considered by many the best Pulp of all the hundreds of cheap magazines published between the 1920s and 1950s. It featured writers l... Read More »

The Top Ten Roleplaying Games of All Time

Pull the blinds and turn off the phone; it’s time to head to the Game Room and lock in on some hardcore meta-gaming action.  In the Game Room we will explore the world of gaming in all its many incarnations, while lingering over that corner of the me... Read More »

Unearthed: Possesion (1981)

Title: Possession (The Night The Screaming Stopped) Release Date: 1981 Director: Andrzej Zulawski Starring: Isabel Adjani, Sam Neill Language: English Many horror fans are filled with despair when flipping channels, or picking over the bones of their... Read More »

Dress for the Occasion 2: The Decked-out Heroine

Dress for the Occasion 2: The Decked-out Heroine

Previously I blogged about that favourite trope of SF & Fantasy illustration: The Scantily Clad Female. That topic generated a lot of comments, so let’s look at the opposite end of the spectrum and see if it turns out to be as much of a hot... Read More »

Page 56 of 57«54555657