Horror

The Cabin in the Woods

The Cabin in the Woods

I’ll try and keep this spoiler-free, because I think it goes without saying that spoilers are the film buff’s bane, but I will need to at least hint at a few key aspects of the story in order to properly criticize it in the manner I inten... Read More »

The Real Manga Blues: A “Me and the Devil Blues” Review

The Real Manga Blues: A “Me and the Devil Blues” Review

Of all the potential stories to succeed phenomenally in manga form, not many people expect a story centering around blues music in the deep American South to qualify.  Even less likely is a story about blues great Robert Johnson – the black man... Read More »

Review: Cthulhu Haiku and Other Mythos Madness

Review: Cthulhu Haiku and Other Mythos Madness

I mentioned Cthulhu Haiku and Other Mythos Madness, edited by Lester Smith (popcorn press) in a previous post, promising to review in full here in the future. The future has arrived.   First let me give you a little history. Cthulhu Haiku was a ... Read More »

Get a Button, Badge or Banner From Amazing Stories – for FREE!

Get a Button, Badge or Banner From Amazing Stories – for FREE!

At Long Last…Centuries in the Making!….Like Nothing Ever Seen Before!…..For the First Time Ever!….Is This the Beginning of the End?…or is it just THE END OF THE BEGINNING!?!  Da Da DAAAAAAAAAAA! Almost from our opening d... Read More »

John Carpenter’s Christine – Blu-ray review

By the early 1980’s, following the success of Carrie and The Shining in the cinema and Salem’s Lot on TV, Hollywood was falling over itself to film anything from the typewriter of Stephen King. King’s novel Christine was only published in the US in t... Read More »

It’s Pretty – and Deadly: Horror Animanga

It’s Pretty – and Deadly: Horror Animanga

[Author’s warning: the following post contains images with some violent and/or graphic themes. Please proceed with caution.] Any of my friends could tell you how much I hate horror movies.  Whether it’s the hack-and-slash or the jump-out-... Read More »

Frankenstein 1931 - Boris Karloff - Director James Whale

No. 9: Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, and Who’s The Real Monster?

Boris Karloffas Frankenstein in 1931 – Director James Whale Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin Shelley, while on holiday, visited Lord Byron’s Villa Diodati near Lake Geneva in 1816. Percy Shelley, her lover and future husband, and two close friends en... Read More »

Yeah Rite by Michael Penney

One of the things that has always been perfect for short films is that you can take a known property and play with it for a while. The perfect example of that is the classic Hardware Wars by Ernie Fosselius. It’s just so simple to do gags and p... Read More »

Crossroads: Where Genres Meet in the Night

Speculative fiction's ability to stay fresh is a direct result of its ability to blend with other genres: the mash-up, the hybrid, the literary crossroad are where science fiction has always found innovation. We're a magpie genre, and I think that sh... Read More »

Opening Salvo

Hi. I’m glad you’re here. Come in, make yourself comfortable, and let me introduce myself. My name is Keith West. I’ve been reading science fiction and fantasy for about 35 years, coming to the genre through comics, Star Trek, and Star Wars. You’re p... Read More »

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