Category Archives: Everyday I Read the Book: Literary Thoughts

The War of the Worlds vs. War of the Worlds

The H.G. Wells novel that grew to infamy thanks to an Orson Welles radio broadcast was made into a movie in 1953, and again by the one and only Steven Spielberg in 2005. The big question is, in a world … Continue reading

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Ghosts and gays in Savannah

If you’re a fan of haunted house stories and scary movies and are looking for a gothic read with a gay protagonist, the upcoming short novel 324 Abercorn by Mark Allan Gunnells checks every box. The story focuses on Brad, … Continue reading

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A gay supernatural horror fiction double feature

If you needed a good gay horror read (and you’re all caught up with my gay horror series. Heh heh), here’s a brief synopsis of two to check out that I’ve just finished reading: Scry for Help by Aaron Eischeid … Continue reading

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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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