Category Archives: Everyday I Read the Book: Literary Thoughts

Four flicks taking us from 79 through 90

More scrounging around has scored me three more flicks to add to my collection, and one I checked out thanks to a tip from a follower of my site. So let’s get into them. THE MEATEATER (aka: Blood Theatre) (1979) … Continue reading

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Stephen King in the 90s—movies and miniseries part 1

I rarely cover movies by Stephen King because they’re predominantly mainstream horror hits, but considering most of his good adaptations hit in the 1980s, I figured I’d take on a bunch of stuff from the 90s in a 2-part blog, … Continue reading

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Faces of gays in a novel by a mainstream horror author

A prolific horror/thriller author for over 30 years, John Saul at some point during his career came out of the closet, and as far as I know, Faces of Fear, one of his final fiction titles, is the only one … Continue reading

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PRIME TIME: it’s all alien to me

I don’t often dabble in the alien realm, but when I do, it’s gotta be fun…or a totally unique take on aliens. These two films definitely kept me watching. Let’s find out why. XENOPHOBIA (2019) An indie film reminiscent of … Continue reading

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GAY HORROR FICTION: two novels and an anthology to keep you reading

Get ready to read as I take on three queer horror fiction titles: Plank Children, Seasons Bleedings, and Darker than Night. PLANK CHILDREN by Michael Schutz Author Michael Schutz manages to give us a gay protagonist whose sexual identity isn’t … Continue reading

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Cracking open more than one of Clive Barker’s Books of Blood on film

I’m not the ideal person to speak to the quality of Clive Barker adaptations because I’m not a fan of his writing, so I’m just going to look at these two on their merits as movies. I’ll say from the … Continue reading

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Gay horror fantasy gets graphic in STITCH by Tommy Kovac

This dark little graphic novel is like a child’s nightmare scenario that tackles sexual orientation, gender identity, adolescent angst, and even fear of aging at the same time. A young “boy” wakes up in a playroom with no idea how … Continue reading

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Round-up of six 1990s oddities

Ghost nuns, a weird Poe adaptation, a killer kid, druggy zombies, and solo work for a little 1980s critter in the 90s. Time to go back to the most disastrous decade of horror once again to see if there are … Continue reading

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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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