Horror

We Can Hear You Scream: An Overview of SF/Horror Literature

The fear of the dark, the unknown, the monster standing right behind you ready to tear you limb from limb…is part of the human condition. Since the dawn of civilization we have been terrified by creatures we can neither comprehend or defend aga... Read More »

Deconstructing Horror: Moving Pictures, Silent Films – Haunted Houses on the Screen

Deconstructing Horror: Moving Pictures, Silent Films – Haunted Houses on the Screen

Moving Pictures, Silent Films; Haunted Houses on the Screen Seeing as how Western society is predominantly visual, it stands to reason that we begin with the presence of Haunted Houses in movies and on television. Being a visual culture, and owing t... Read More »

Ora Pro Nobis. The Zombies Are Coming

Ora Pro Nobis. The Zombies Are Coming

Pope Benedict XVI stunned the world on February 11th by announcing his abdication. In related news on your Amazing Stories channel, the zombie apocalypse is coming. Even Snooki agrees! “One day, I know that the world is going to end with zombies.” Read More »

cultographies: evil dead

We Accept You, One of Us: The Cultographies Series

Thanks to the mainstreaming of genre it’s no longer disreputable in many parts of academia to declare an interest in and love of genre. While too much interest in genre might once have marked a dead-end career path, genre studies are increasing... Read More »

Mini-Review of Felicity Savage’s “Black Wedding”

Mini-Review of Felicity Savage’s “Black Wedding”

It’s been so long since I’ve heard a “new voice” in horror writing that I’d forgotten what it feels like. Felicity Savage’s “Black Wedding” in her collection Black Wedding and Five More Funerals gave th... Read More »

The Science Fiction Fan’s Bucket List

The Science Fiction Fan’s Bucket List

© Jamie Wilson | Dreamstime.com  I’ve been fortunate to be able to travel a lot and do many things I’ve always wanted to do.  Some of my opportunities have been work related (e.g. using the Hubble Space Telescope, and helping to decide wh... Read More »

KIDS N ZOMBIES

When I was a little kid, three things terrified me. Bugs, Gargoyles, and Zombies. My fear of Gargoyles came from an early 70s movie of the same name. A scene where the people are driving in their car at night and a gargoyle lands on the roof and proc... Read More »

Amazing Stories from Mexico – Book Review: Three Messages and a Warning – edited by Eduardo Jimenez Mayo and Chris N. Brown

Amazing Stories from Mexico – Book Review: Three Messages and a Warning – edited by Eduardo Jimenez Mayo and Chris N. Brown

Three Messages and a Warning – Contemporary Mexican Short Stories of the Fantastic – edited by Eduardo Jimenez Mayo and Chris N. Brown Small Beer Press 2011 Trade Paperback ISBN: 978-193152031-7 I was drawn to this book for a myriad of re... Read More »

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 »

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