Book Review: The Automation

  I have been under a curse, recently. Locked away in my fortress in the eastern wilds, I am being tormented and attacked by a terrible and fierce devil. Every time I turn around, she's stabbing at me, biting at my feet, howling at the sky and threatening to tear me apart. And the only … Continue reading Book Review: The Automation

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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 Movie Recommendation: Hansel and Gretel (2007)

Movie Review: Fantastic Planet

On 13 August, I posted a list on our Facebook page from blastr.com about non-US Science Fiction movies. While there was instantly a debate about the list on our page and in the off-planet offices of WTF, and while I personally had a few problems with some of the entries (or lack thereof... hello Scanners?) … Continue reading Movie Review: Fantastic Planet

Disconnecting from Magical Reality

Once Zhuangzi dreamt he was a butterfly, a butterfly flitting and fluttering around, happy with himself and doing as he pleased. He didn't know he was Zhuangzi. Suddenly he woke up and there he was, solid and unmistakable Zhuangzi. But he didn't know if he was Zhuangzi who had dreamt he was a butterfly, or … Continue reading Disconnecting from Magical Reality

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 Surrealism in Horror