Category Archives: Everyday I Read the Book: Literary Thoughts

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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Beware the children of the early 1970s

And I’m not talking Linda Blair. I look at an early Steven Spielberg made-for-TV film and an adaptation of a Daphne du Maurier story. SOMETHING EVIL (1972)   Although I wasn’t even 3 yet when this made-for-TV film first aired, … Continue reading

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Multiple maniacs slash through T&A and LGBT to the sounds of 80s new wave

As a GenXer, I get the distinct pleasure of saying “you had to be there” to those who didn’t live through the 80s. Well now, you can get a taste of the 20th century’s most totally awesome decade if you … Continue reading

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The gay horrors of What Lurks In Darkness

I’m so far behind in my “to read” list that it has taken me over a month after its release to actually cover a gay horror fiction collection in which I myself have two stories! What Lurks In Darkness, edited … Continue reading

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The house the devil built and homos moved into…

The House the Devil Built, the debut novel by Benjamin Hively, tackles religious bigotry in a small Louisiana town with a side order of the supernatural. When a gay couple moves into an old house in the town hoping to … Continue reading

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