When it comes to great horror, it’s no secret that some of the best movies and books out there mine the fertile ground furrowed by the titles that came before them. When that’s done by skilled creators, the result is usually a whole lot of fun. That’s exactly where Adam Cesare’s Video Night sits. Even … Continue reading Review: Video Night by Adam Cesare
There’s a lot of hype surrounding the release of Max Booth and Fangoria’s werewolf novel, Carnivorous Lunar Activities. Part of that is driven by the fact Booth is a vocal presence online, another part is due to the fact werewolves are fucking awesome, but the most important part of that is down to the fact … Continue reading Review: Carnivorous Lunar Activities by Max Booth
Whether we're talking about manspreading, mansplaining or the 'controversial' Gillette commercial, there’s no doubt our society discusses the nature of masculinity and initiates conversations that question what we see as masculine. This is indeed a worthwhile discussion, but don’t be tricked into thinking this is something new. Like all great universal themes, it’s one that’s … Continue reading How Fight Club asked the hard questions about masculinity long before the Gillette commercial came along.
Recently, I was asked to participate in a book cover challenge where you need to spend ten days posting the covers of books you loved. I'm 5 days deep, and figure this is as good a place as any to collect some of my musings. Please note, because these are Facebook posts (or at least … Continue reading Book Cover Challenge
The original announcement that AMC would create an adaptation of Dan Simmons award-winning novel The Terror was notable not only because many felt the novel would make for great television, but because it was announced as an anthology series. The Terror is a sprawling giant of a novel that spans almost 250,000 words and reaches … Continue reading From Book to Television: The Terror – Dan Simmons
After months of waiting for the mail to travel all the way from Texas to Brisbane, Australia, my contributor copy of Dark Moon Digest 32/33 has arrived. There is no other way to describe this glorious little publication. It is just beautiful. Thanks to Patrick Lacey's Bone Saw, I was all too aware of the general production … Continue reading Dark Moon Digest 32/33
For every author who makes a habit of having their work published, there are dozens of others yet to experience that joy. Those aspiring authors are often locked in their studies tapping their hearts out on the keys. A huge percentage of them are doing the research to improve their craft. They’re reading advice blogs, … Continue reading Editing, Critiquing and Advice from the Pros