Book Review: The Half Killed by Quenby Olson

The Half Killed by Quenby Olson is a sort of Victorian murder mystery centering around Spiritualists. Only, what if all spirit mediums weren't charlatans? What if some of them could really communicate with spirits? And what if some of those spirits had ill-intent? From Goodreads: Dorothea Hawes has no wish to renew contact with what... Continue Reading →

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Movie Recommendation: Hansel and Gretel (2007)

No, I'm not going back on my rants against Disneyfucation of good folk and fairy tales with this review. That's something I can't ever see happening. No, this time I'm here to tell you of a regrettably little-known Korean horror film, Hansel and Gretel (헨젤과 그레텔). If you enjoy anything like the other surreal science... Continue Reading →

Byzantium–Just Another Vampire Movie?

For those of you out there that know me well, you know how much I love vampire stories. Yes, I'm one of those people that will probably read/watch something just because it has vampires in it. Do I think vampires are overdone, both in books and film/television? Hell yes. For every good vampire story out... Continue Reading →

The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror: Not Forgotten

Since we're getting in the Halloween spirit around here, with all the talk of haunted houses and creepy books, I'd like to take a few minutes to talk about my favorite anthology series. The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror anthology, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling*, published twenty-one volumes between 1988 and 2008. I remember... Continue Reading →

Laugh While You Can… That Means You’re Still Breathing

The Land of Laughs was lit by eyes that saw the lights that no one's seen. Jonathan Carroll, The Land of Laughs In my irregular series on creepy books in honor of the impending autumn, I present to you one of the funnier ones. To a point. This book reads like a light surreal comedy... Continue Reading →

The Best Haunted House Novel?

No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream. Hill House, not sane, stood by itself against its hills, holding darkness within; it had stood so for eighty years and might stand for eighty more. Within, walls continued upright,... Continue Reading →

The 50 Scariest Books of All Time

From Flavorwire. I have issues with a few of the books on this list (particularly when I think there are more frightening books by a featured author) but I've read at least three-fifths, and those books were all quite good. Anyone want to write a short blurb/ review about your favourite on here? The List:... Continue Reading →

Review: Sleepy Hollow

When I sat down to watch the pilot episode of the new Sleepy Hollow television series, I wasn't sure what to expect. I knew that it was based on the story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving, but being familiar with the tale, I couldn't figure out how they'd manage to stretch that... Continue Reading →

Surrealism in Horror

Let's talk of horror. Let's talk of the bizarre, the disturbing, the traumatic. Let's talk of what scares us, really scares us. I've written about surreal horror on my own blog, but it's never a bad time to explore this. Often, people think of a horror story as one filled with vampires, zombies, sugar-crazed power-drill-wielding... Continue Reading →

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