Category Archives: Everyday I Read the Book: Literary Thoughts

ReQueered Tales brings us something scary and steamy

Originally published in 1991, Steam by Jay B. Laws is a gay horror novel that was timely in its day, could be read today as a throwback by horror fans who were around back then, and would probably have to … Continue reading

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Will you have a howling good time with this 8-movie werewolf franchise?

I’m not going to go into depth about The Howling from 1981, because it’s a classic, and shame on you if you haven’t seen it. Yes, I’m totally horror shaming! It is director Joe Dante’s horror masterpiece, stars Dee Wallace, … Continue reading

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Scared stiff: give it the old fist pump if horror makes you hot….

A second revised post about my life in gay horror that originally appeared on my former publisher’s website, which I am reposting on Boys, Bears & Scares so it will have a permanent home. This time I’m scared stiff and … Continue reading

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Calling all gay horror whores

To celebrate horror pride, I’ve revised several of my posts about my life in gay horror, which originally appeared on my former publisher’s website, and I am reposting them on Boys, Bears & Scares so they’ll have a permanent home. … Continue reading

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30 years of Stepford wives, children, and husbands

I’m a big fan of Ira Levin’s novels, and most have been adapted into films, including Rosemary’s Baby, The Boys from Brazil, Sliver, A Kiss Before Dying, and of course, The Stepford Wives. I was young when the 1975 film … Continue reading

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Gay horror Stephen King approves and gay horror he wrote

It was completely unintentional that I read two books in a row featuring gay couples—I just randomly picked the shortest books off the massive pile I still need to read to shrink it a bit faster. But this happy accident … Continue reading

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LGBTQ…Z?

There’s nothing like cracking open a collection of LGBTQ zombie stories and discovering a good chunk of them are by authors I know! Editor Bill Tucker’s gay zombie horror anthology gathers together 28 tales with plenty of variety in both … Continue reading

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1970s horror: my formative years

With a shrinking number of movies left in my collection to blog about, I figured it was time to finish off the 1970s stuff. So, here goes. Eight of them. And since it’s the 70s, dare I say eight is … Continue reading

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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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