Looking Back at Die, Monster, Die!

Earlier, we discussed the first Lovecraftian work to be translated to film: “The Case of Charles Dexter Ward.” The film was, of course, The Haunted Palace, directed by Roger Corman and starring Vincent Price. At that time we made the argument that few, if any, of the major studio films based on Lovecraft’s writings have […]

Looking back at The Haunted Palace

Mention director Roger Corman and horror fans immediately and correctly start thinking about the late Vincent Price. Together they gave us such Sixties cult classics as The House of Usher, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Raven, The Tomb of Ligea, and of course, H.P. Lovecraft’s The Haunted Palace.

Wait. Weren’t all those aforementioned films […]

ESP Reviewed: The Best of All Flesh

James Lowder’s zombie anthology The Best of All Flesh was reviewed by Glenn Dallas in the Sacremento Book Review:

“Easily the most popular literary apocalypse, at least these days, is the rise of the zombie plague. There is a desperate finality to it that eludes many other end-of-the-world scenarios.

In The Best of All Flesh, […]

Rosemary’s Baby Revisited (The Rosemary Effect) by Sidney Williams

Classics of the horror genre, while offering wonderfully chilling reading experiences, also provide lessons for writers of all genres.

I became interested in Rosemary’s Baby perhaps because Ira Levin’s work illustrates for novelists how to deliver detail while keeping a story moving. Be warned if you’re somehow unaware of the twist ending, spoilers lie ahead.


The Affinity Bridge

The Affinity Bridge

By George Mann

Tor Paperback/334 pages


ISBN: 9780765323224

Release Date: April 2010

In the midst of a zombie plague, a wave of strangulations takes place in the slums of Victorian London. Sir Maurice Newbury, investigator for the Crown with an expertise in the dark arts, teams up with […]

Movie Review: Let the Right One In

Genre: Horror

Rating: R for some bloody violence including disturbing images, brief nudity and language.

Feature Running Time: 115 minutes

Cast: Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson

Studio: EFTI

Whenever a film makes the leap across borders, fans have a right to be nervous. Was Point of No Return as good as the original Le Femme Nikita? […]

Book Review: Fathom


By Cherie Priest

Tor Hardcover/384 pages


ISBN: 9780765318404

Release Date: December 2008

Recently Cherie Priest’s book The Boneshaker has received a lot of attention. Many genre fans have read and enjoyed their copy only to be left with a sense of “now what?”

Why not give another of Priest’s works a try? […]

Comic Book Review: The Walking Dead, Vol. 1 Days Gone Bye

Genre: Horror/Zombie

Creator/Writer/Letterer: Robert Kirkman

Penciler/Inker: Tony Moore

Publisher: Image

When the Comic Book Store Guy speaks, people listen – for good reason.

I admit it: I rarely visit my local comic book store these days. Collecting comic books just isn’t a top priority any longer, not in the current economy. When I do […]

Book Review: The Girls with Games of Blood

The Girls with Games of Blood

By Alex Bledsoe

Tor /Trade Paperback, 304 pages

$14.99 US/$17.99 CAN

ISBN 978-0-7653-6161-5

Release date: July 2010

Alex Bledsoe’s 2009 novel Blood Groove is perhaps one of the most over-looked and most under-appreciated vampire novels of the last ten years. The sequel to that novel, The Girls with […]

DVD Review: Daybreakers

Genre: Horror

Rating: R for strong bloody violence, language and brief nudity

Feature Running Time: 98 minutes

Studio: Lionsgate

Cast: Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill and Claudia Karvan

DVD Release Date: May 11, 2010

The fact that Daybreakers sped from theater screens to DVD release in four months should be enough to throw […]