Book versus movie: ‘Rosemary’s Baby’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjpA6IH_Skc The book is by far superior. Thank you for coming to my TED talk. Okay, I know I should probably go into a little bit more detail than that. So, I was visiting family in my delightful (note the slight sarcasm) hometown of Lincoln the other week and while having a wander around the … Continue reading Book versus movie: ‘Rosemary’s Baby’

Review: ‘The Troop’ Nick Cutter

He felt something touch his hand. Which is when he looked down. For the scouts of Troop 52, three days of camping, hiking and survival lessons on Falstaff Island is as close as they'll get to a proper holiday.Which was when he saw it. But when an emaciated figure stumbles into their camp asking for … Continue reading Review: ‘The Troop’ Nick Cutter

Review: ‘The Final Girl Support Group’ Grady Hendrix

In horror movies, the final girl is the one who’s left standing when the credits roll. The one who fought back, defeated the killer, and avenged her friends. The one who emerges bloodied but victorious. But after the sirens fade and the audience moves on, what happens to her? Lynnette Tarkington survived a massacre twenty-two … Continue reading Review: ‘The Final Girl Support Group’ Grady Hendrix

Review: ‘Monster, She Wrote’ Lisa Kröger and Melanie R. Anderson

Meet the women writers who defied convention to craft some of literature’s strangest tales, from Frankenstein to The Haunting of Hill House and beyond.Frankenstein was just the beginning: horror stories and other weird fiction wouldn’t exist without the women who created it. From Gothic ghost stories to psychological horror to science fiction, women have been primary architects of speculative literature of … Continue reading Review: ‘Monster, She Wrote’ Lisa Kröger and Melanie R. Anderson

DNF: ‘Let’s Go Play at the Adams’ Mendal W. Johnson

"They're just kids ... It's only a game."  That's what Barbara, a lovely twenty-year-old babysitter told herself when she awoke bound and gagged. But the knots were tight and painful and the children would not let her go. "They're just kids ... It's only a game," she told herself again. But the terror was real ... … Continue reading DNF: ‘Let’s Go Play at the Adams’ Mendal W. Johnson

Review: ‘The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires’ Grady Hendrix

Patricia Campbell's life has never felt smaller. Her ambitious husband is too busy to give her a good-bye kiss in the morning, her kids have their own lives, her senile mother-in-law needs constant care, and she's always a step behind on thank-you notes and her endless list of chores. The one thing she has to … Continue reading Review: ‘The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires’ Grady Hendrix