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Gothic Science Is Back!

Many years ago I was a volunteer instructor at an alternative school in North Vancouver, the Windsor House community. I taught a number of subjects, but my most popular class by far was a series of workshops called Gothic Science. … Continue reading

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The Changeling

I finished reading this novel over the weekend, and it is just a killer. Victor LaValle is one of my favorite discoveries of the last year. Everything I’ve read from him thus far has been brilliant. This book in particular … 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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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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Vaginomicon

Just a quick note to say that I’ll be getting together with some fabulous women to read some of my fiction for Women In Horror Month, this coming Sunday. Local friends and fans–don’t miss it! Vaginomicon: The Vagina Monsterlogues February 12, … Continue reading

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World Fantasy Award for She Walks In Shadows!

Incredibly pleased to say that She Walks In Shadows by Innsmouth Free Press has won the World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology. Congratulations are due to all the winners this year, but I know this award is particularly richly deserved. … Continue reading

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The Indian Burial Ground Trope

A great little article on the Indian Burial Ground Trope of the late 1970’s-1980’s, published in Atlas Obscura. I thought this was fascinating, as the article makes it pretty clear that Stephen King was the major creator in horror to … 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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Written In Red

I picked this book up from the paperback carousel at my neighborhood library recently, while trolling for SFF written in the last ten-fifteen years by female authors. It had positive blurbs, it sounded like an interesting premise, and it was a … Continue reading

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