Horror

Horror’s Moby Dick: a short review of Stephen King’s IT

Horror’s Moby Dick: a short review of Stephen King’s IT

For all its faults, IT is horror’s Moby Dick – a gargantuan tale so full of powerfully rendered characters, ideas and episodes that it bears returning to and analysing, one memorable passage at a time. Read More »

TAINTED LOVE by Jack Strange Based on an original idea by Barny Mukherjee

TAINTED LOVE by Jack Strange Based on an original idea by Barny Mukherjee

I had another motive for agreeing: Veshi was charming, good-looking, and preternaturally magnetic. Of course, as an anthropologist I couldn’t get involved with a member of a people I was studying – that would have been unprofessional, to say the leas... Read More »

Anime roundup 9/28/2017: Four Cliffhangers and a Funeral

Anime roundup 9/28/2017: Four Cliffhangers and a Funeral

In this week's viewing: Katsugeki Touken Ranbu is over, but everyone else is just gearing up for the end of the season. Read More »

Review: Horse of a Different Color by John L. Lansdale

Review: Horse of a Different Color by John L. Lansdale

Sometimes, the biggest difference between mystery and horror is the authenticity of the monster. Horse of a Different Color by John L. Lansdale satisfies both. Read More »

Anime roundup 9/21/2017: Up Against It

Anime roundup 9/21/2017: Up Against It

In this week's viewing: Guru-Guru and Chronos Ruler set up climactic confrontations, Made in Abyss confronts yet another horror, and more! Read More »

Anime roundup 9/14/2017: The Waiting Game

Anime roundup 9/14/2017: The Waiting Game

In this week's viewing: Chronos Ruler gives its villain a proper introduction, Made in Abyss brings in a long-awaited hero, and more! Read More »

RAISING DAVE by Jack Strange:  The Conclusion

RAISING DAVE by Jack Strange: The Conclusion

The concluding chapters! Read More »

Anime roundup 9/7/2017: In Too Deep

Anime roundup 9/7/2017: In Too Deep

In this week's viewing: Made in Abyss examines how tough life is without the help of a robot friend, Chronos Ruler ties itself in causal knots, and more! Read More »

RAISING DAVE by Jack Strange Chapter 14

RAISING DAVE by Jack Strange Chapter 14

There were dark stains on the pavement with police tape cordoning them off from pedestrians. I loitered around, trying to come to terms with what I’d done. Read More »

Review: Netflix’s Death Note

Review: Netflix’s Death Note

Being a largely cerebral story, Death Note simply doesn't lend itself very well to the TV screen. I was therefore unenthused when Netflix announced that it would turn Death Note into a movie. Read More »

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