Category Archives: Movies

Zootopia (2016)

  Watched Zootopia for the first time recently, assuming I was about to see a mildly amusing Disney cotton candy story about a plucky rabbit. Instead I find myself watching a Furry Noir narrative about a naive young cop from … Continue reading

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Baskin (2015)

I watched this extremely disturbing little horror film as part of my research for my horror panels at Norwescon this year. I had a panel on religious horror, and this was a rare opportunity to see a religious horror film … Continue reading

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It Follows (2014)

My usual Friday night werewolvery was canceled in May, so I stayed in one night to make myself a super fancy dinner and watch a horror movie on Netflix. “It Follows” was…okay. The monster was a disturbing symbol of shame, … Continue reading

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Kong: Skull Island (2017)

I’ve been watching kaiju movies lately, and Kong: Skull Island is my favorite of the current crop for 2017. ThisĀ flick was absolutely goddamn spectacular, and is now my favorite Kong movie. I love it so much that I’m not even … Continue reading

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Train to Busan (2016)

I’m not going to ruin this movie for you. I loathe spoilers in general, and I loathe spoilers of really good films in particular. I will simply say that this is the best zombie movie I have ever seen. It … Continue reading

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Shadow of the Vampire

I don’t often re-post old material, but I recently had reason to think of this film again, as the director, E. Elias Merhige, will soon be making a guest appearance on Scott Nicolay’s The Outer Dark. Since I am a … Continue reading

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5 Great Names for Horror Novels and Films

A lot of very good horror novels have been made into half-decent movies. Occasionally, a good horror novel inspires a good movie, or even a great one; then you can debate which is better. Far more often, of course, a … Continue reading

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The Modern Prometheus

  You are the son of a man who gave you life for no other reason than his own cruel narcissism. Father could not look at you, from the moment you were born, without hatred and disdain. He hated the … Continue reading

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47 Ronin

Just went to see 47 Ronin with my friend Karina Melendez at Tinseltown. I really enjoyed this little movie–it was fun to see a historical fantasy anchored to the famous historical warband, and the depiction of real Japanese occult beings … Continue reading

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Le Cas Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1998)

“A Plain Bastard”: a review of Le Cas Howard Phillips Lovecraft. Directed by Patrick Munrio Bernard and Pierre Trividic, Script by Pierre Trividic and Anne-Louise Trividic. One of the ironies of being an American is that our artists are often … Continue reading

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