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Moribund Tales by Erik Hofstatter

This last weekend my Internet connection was down, so I had extra time to read. In between To Kill a Mockingbird and Hogfather, I had the pleasure of experiencing Moribund Tales by the talented Erik Hofstatter. These tales are not full stories with a standard beginning, middle, and end. They are snapshots in the wilderness,

The Tao of Zed

Jeff Marsick and Kirk Manley have truly mastered one of the great principles of storytelling: take two completely different concepts and bring them together in a way that sheds new light on both. Zombie Girl and the Four Tigers is an interesting mashup of zombie apocalypse and eastern philosophy. Centuries before the common era, the

VHS Thursday Christmas Special

Straight from Britain, this Christmas slasher is much like every American slasher only it’s much worse. A masked maniac is knocking off every Santa Claus he comes across while Scotland Yard detectives try to crack the case. Two random individuals are also hot on the case.  Two more random individuals are on the case after

VHS Review: Necropolis

Quite possibly one of the worst horror films I’ve ever seen – Necropolis doesn’t just take the grilled cheese sandwich, it takes the entire deli. For several viewers it tends to be pretty forgettable, that is if you could actually get your hands on a copy of the flick. For me, it was pretty unforgettable

VHS Review: The Pit

There are so many films out there that are considered “soooo bad it’s good.” Most of the time I just think they’re bad but The Pit happens to be one of the few I would consider the best of both worlds. This is low budget, B-Movie heaven. The premise is one of my favorites to

Movie Review – The Anniversary at Shallow Creek (2010)

Six best friends find themselves at the wrong place at the wrong time. They fight for their lives against a serial killer who has more in store for them than death. Director: Jon D. Wagner Writers: Eric Fischer, Brianna Lee Johnson Stars: Katharine Brandt, Annie Burgstede and Anthony Campanello I will give kudos to The

Movie Review – Elimination (2010)

Ten actors audition on a reality show for a million dollars. All they have to do is survive three killers, and each other – streaming live over the Internet. Director: Juan Carlos Vargas Writers: Juan Carlos Vargas, John Azpilicueta Stars: Danny Vasquez, Nicole Warner, Meredith Grau Elimination is the full-length directorial debut for Juan Carlos

Movie Review – The Sleeping Car (1990)

Jason (David Naughton) moves into an abandoned train car where he resurrects the vicious ghost of his landlady’s dead husband… The Mister. After some near-fatal encounters with the violent specter he seeks local exorcist Vincent Tuttle (Kevin McCarthy). Director: Douglas Curtis Writer: Greg Collins O’Neill Stars: David Naughton, Judie Aronson, Judie Aronson and Kevin McCarthy

Nazis, snow, subtitles and bodies stitched together plus Eddie Vedder drinking bile beer

Here is a guest post from a friend of ours – Todd Russell ( http://toddrwrite.com/). As a horror writer I’m sometimes asked what kind of horror disturbs me.  In literary form and movie form, similar rules apply: the unexpected, unknown, something I don’t see coming and something I’ve been preconditioned to dread. The past year

Salvation by blood review

In the last year, I have watched over 100 shorts. I am starting to think the most creative minds are doing shorts trying to get their foot and visions in the door. I have seen shorts from a kill devil hill, to a remote that is from the future and past, to a clown who