Category Archives: Everyday I Read the Book: Literary Thoughts

A Halloween horror anthology for October bedtime reading

A while back, I blogged about two books by author Alexander S. Brown and also did a Q&A with him. I had a third book of his in my “to read” pile, but I wanted to wait until the right … Continue reading

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3 doses of wicked women from the 1980s

I’m close to being tapped of any 1980s horror in my collection that I haven’t yet blogged about, and I cross three more off the list with this nostalgic triple feature. GHOST STORY (1981) I read Peter Straub’s novel in … Continue reading

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Jekyll and Hyde get goofy, gay, and gender-bending

It’s back to the 80s and 90s for this double feature of raunchy giggles at the expense of the classic Robert Louis Stevenson novel. JEKYLL & HYDE…TOGETHER AGAIN (1982) Aah…one that aired regularly the year I got a job delivering … Continue reading

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Two 90s anthologies that needed more than two stories each

3 master horror writers, 3 major horror directors, yet both of these movies draw out forgettable tales that would have worked better had they been shorter…which would have allowed each movie to squeeze in a third story! TWO EVIL EYES … Continue reading

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A possessed pianist, a Nessie wannabe, and Nosferatu in the 1970s

Nothing screams second-tier 70s like this triple feature I watched as I continue to dig through all the DVDs left in my possession after my brother’s passing last summer. And speaking of possession… THE MEPHISTO WALTZ (1971) Alan Alda stars … Continue reading

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The Richard Matheson/Dan Curtis trilogies of sporadic terror

Writer Richard Matheson has managed to have his hand in the horror genre for decades yet somehow stayed under the radar, never reaching the name status of the likes of Stephen King or Clive Barker. Many of his stories can … Continue reading

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HP Lovecraft déjà vu with these two

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Re-animator and Dunwich Horror. Okay, don’t stop me, because I’m getting into them either way. HERBERT WEST RE-ANIMATOR (2017) If you’re a fan of Lovecraft, definitely check out this serious, stylish Italian … Continue reading

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Going through aversion therapy with gay horror author Aaron Eischeid

Through words and illustrations, Aaron Eischeid’s “Aversion: A Zine of Therapeutic Vignettes” is speculative fiction that explores mind and body, sex and soul, religion and politics, young gay awakenings, gay love, and the horror of conversion therapy. Along with a … Continue reading

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DeCoteau rebrands Poe as homo

If you watch this trilogy of gay horror films made by David DeCoteau for Here! Films and come out the other side bitching that it’s blasphemy and a disgrace to the brilliance of Edgar Allan Poe’s work, then you clearly … Continue reading

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Digging through the DVR – 4 the fun of it

I DVR so much crap off the dozens of movie channels that it’s unusual to watch 4 in a row in one weekend that all give me a few cheap thrills—especially when at least half of them are mainstream horror. … Continue reading

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