Your Horrific Holiday Soundtrack

christopher lee heavy metal christmas

The holiday season is upon us.  I failed utterly in my plan to watch a bunch of Christmas-themed horror movies, thanks to the miasma of despair that took hold of pretty much every artist in the U.S. after the election.  I… Continue Reading

Other Worlds Austin 2016 Recap

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Other Worlds Austin is a dedicated science fiction film festival based in Austin, TX.  A team of passionate scifi film makers, writers, and fans, they put together a curated collection of independent and classic science fiction movies, with a little horror thrown… Continue Reading

Holiday Horror – Safe Neighborhood

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Imagine if Home Alone had been a slasher film.  That’s what Safe Neighborhood feels like, and it’s hilarious. Safe Neighborhood follows creepy, bratty, oversexed 12 year old Luke (Levi Miller) in his campaign to seduce Ashley (Olivia DeJonge), the hot… Continue Reading

Fantastic Fest 2016 Recap

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Fantastic Fest 2016 was, as always, a great party.    I ate too much fried food, was movie critic Leonard Maltin’s personal driver for a couple of days, and had an argument at the bar with a drunk Irish guy who… Continue Reading

On Junk Food, Suicide Squad, and Story Telling

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I really enjoyed Suicide Squad. I describe it as, “big, stupid fun,” like delicious, carcinogenic junk food. Critics hate it, but most people are calling Suicide Squad ‘fun’. I’ve been trying to figure out what is it about Suicide Squad that… Continue Reading

Book Review: The Girl with All the Gifts

dead ant with fungus coming out of it. text: the girl with all the gifts

The Girl with All the Gifts, by M. R. Carey, is a delightful twist on the zombie apocalypse genre.  Both disturbing and hopeful, the story and the characters get under your skin then gnaw their way back out. Nearly every… Continue Reading

Don’t Panic on Pirate Planet: A look at some Classic Doctor Who (1978-1979)

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Episode: Pirate Planet Directed by: Pennant Roberts Written by: Douglas Adams With Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor Mary Tamm as 1st Romana companion (and her amazing eyebrows) First Aired: September 1978   Science fiction author Douglas Adams wrote several… Continue Reading

New Comic Book Day with Dr Strange, Paper Girls, and Lady Killer

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Some great comic book reads this week, including a delightfully disturbing new title. Doctor Strange #10 – Last Days of Magic Finale We finally meet The Thing in the Basement and it is fantastically horrifying. This issue concludes the Last… Continue Reading

The 3 Body Problem

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Some thoughts while reading The 3 Body Problem: Human nature is tenaciously monstrous, and this is why we will survive the future. This is the most beautiful conspiracy theory ever conceived. I need to read more on the Cultural Revolution. Fiction… Continue Reading

Star Trek Beyond: Fun, Flawed, Worth Seeing

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Star Trek Beyond is fun, lighthearted science fiction, . Full of classic elements, nods to the series’ predecessors, and a story strong enough to carry the over-the-top explosions, the film is a fine piece of entertainment. I’m not saying this… Continue Reading