I Was A Seventh Grade Monster Hunter Review

I WAS A SEVENTH GRADE MONSTER HUNTER (THE STOKER LEGACY: BOOK ONE)

By A. G. Kent

E-book/126 pages

Review by Chris Welch

A.G. Kent’s I Was A Seventh Grade Monster Hunter is the first volume of The Stoker Legacy books, which are a series of short novels aimed at Young Adult readers.

This series […]

And Speaking of Rachel Gray…

What To Do When You Meet Cthulhu: A Guide To Surviving The Cthulhu Mythos has received a wonderful write up in the San Francisco Book Review. According to critic Glenn Dallas: it’s a “guidebook so desperately needed to navigate the highways and byways of sanity-shattering terror he [Lovecraft] introduced to the world.” And thankfully, […]

Film Review: The Nutcracker 3D by Chris Welch

THE NUTCRACKER 3-D IS FUN FOR KIDS, WEIRD FOR ADULTS

Starring Elle Fanning, Charlie Rowe, Nathan Lane, John Turturro, Yulia Vysotskaya, Frances De La Tour, Richard Grant, and Aaron Michael Drozin.

Directed by Andrey Konchalovskiy

Released by Cinemarket Films.

Review by Chris Welch

When most people hear the title The Nutcracker, they almost always […]

The Family Perspective

Sometimes re-examining films and fiction through a different lens opens up new interpretations and deepens appreciation. While looking for subtext, intentional and unintentional, may seem like a good deal of work for little pay-off, it can provoke surprising and worthwhile connections—or one might just end up with such trains of thought as: “Is Superman faster […]

Book Review: The Frenzy Way

THE FRENZY WAY By Gregory Lamberson

Medallion Press/356 pages Trade Paperback $15.95 US/$17.95 CAN ISBN: 978-160642107-0

Book Review by Chris Welch

There are wrong ways and right ways to write werewolf novels. Gregory Lamberson definitely knows the right way. In this case, the right way is The Frenzy Way.

This novel is part supernatural horror, […]

A Boy And His Dog–a review

Psycho Boy and His Killer Dog

A Boy And His Dog,

1969

. I often wonder what distributors are thinking about when they give films different titles to entice an audience into slapping down hard-earned cash. The above moniker was forced onto the 1975 film version of Harlan Ellison’s A Boy And His Dog for […]

DVD Review: The Road

The Road

Dimension Films

Released in 2009

Director: John Hillcoat

Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Kodi McPhee, Robert Duvall and Charlize Theron

As the movie opens, a father (Mortensen) and his son (Smit-McPhee) walk south through a post-apocalyptic landscape. An unspecified event has destroyed all plant and animal life and produced clouds of ash that […]

Movie Review: ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction (2009)

REVIEW: ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction (2009) (available on DVD as part of the After Dark HorrorFest series)

After 9/11, people from the Mideast often found themselves being given a suspicious eye . That prejudice is still with us, and if anything, heightened, almost ten years later. Zombies of Mass Destruction (ZMD) takes this paranoia […]

DVD Review: Dark Heritage: The Final Descent

Dark Heritage: The Final Descent Cornerstone Films Released in 1989 Starring Mark LaCour, Clint Harrison, Tim Verkaik, Eddie Moore and Joan Parmelee

DVD Review by Chris Welch

So, when I stumble across a 21 year-old low-budget horror movie that I have never heard of, on DVD, and the back of the case says “An […]

Book Review: Kraken

Cthulhu Month continues with this review of China Miéville’s nod to Lovecraft’s universe. Told in his unique style, although one won’t see R’yleh rising or hear the chanting of the Deep Ones off of Innsmouth, Lovecraft’s influence is plainly felt.

Kraken

By China Miéville

Del Rey Hard Cover/509 pages

$26.00

ISBN: 9780345497499

Release Date: June […]