Book Review: Dracul by Dacre Stoker and J.D. Barker

Summary: The prequel to Dracula, inspired by notes and texts left behind by the author of the classic novel, Dracul is a riveting novel of gothic suspense that reveals not only Dracula's true origins but Bram Stoker's -- and the tale of the enigmatic woman who connects them. It is 1868, and a twenty-one-year-old Bram... Continue Reading →

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This Week In Reading: Who Needs Sleep?

Well, I didn't get much read at all last week. I ended up being really busy at work at the beginning of the week so not much time for audiobook-ing. And once I was in convention-mode....well, no reading happened. WHOOPS. This week will be tight on time again. I have more housework and prep to... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Clock’s Watch by Michael Reyes

Summary:     Clock the Chaos Mage. A stranger out of time, hidden in the folds of shadow. He is the guardian of Coney Island’s supernatural borderlands, and the only thing standing between our reality and the demons that thirst to destroy it. Clock’s Watch. An anthology of heroic dark fantasy and terror. Illustrations by... Continue Reading →

Movie Review: Annihilation

My husband and I went to see this on a whim (well, for him it was a whim--I'd been wanting to see it) and I'm really glad we got the chance to see it in theaters because it was quite a ride. Annihilation, directed by Alex Garland and staring Natalie Portman, is based on a... Continue Reading →

The Walking Dead: Why Do So Many Characters Irritate Me?

As I found myself re-watching The Walking Dead recently, I discovered that I have a lot of thoughts and feelings about this show. And what started out as part of a facebook post has now ballooned into what you see below—not an analysis of the show but more of an attempt to organize those thoughts... 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 →

New (to Me) Blog: The Days and Nights of kashmirgirl1976

I discovered this blog this evening, after she discovered us. She has a nice write-up this month of horror movies, and I recommend checking it out. Though I'm not sure I can trust her... she says that there might be "an adequate amount" of Sherlock/Benedict Cumberbatch on her page, and frankly, I don't know if... 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 →

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 →

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