I really, really didn't want to watch this movie. I put it off as long as I could. Because people had warned me about this movie. They told me that it sucked, that it was the worst movie in the big 30-film Universal Horror collection I own, that I would never want to watch it … Continue reading Horror Is Universal: “She-Wolf of London” (1946)
Hello, everyone! It's been a couple weeks since I last posted, and I wanted to remind you all about my Substack and the new short stories and reviews I'm publishing there. Here's a quick glimpse of what you can find on there right now! Film Reviews: "West Side Story (2021)" and "Nightmare Alley" (2021)Short Story: … Continue reading What’s new on Substack?
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to 1945. World War 2 is over, the Cold War is just beginning, America is entering a long period of economic prosperity, and we have another monster crossover movie. You may recall how I found House of Frankenstein to be rather lacking in the "crossover" aspect of its main gimmick. And … Continue reading Horror Is Universal: “House of Dracula” (1945)
The inspiration for this story came when I happened across a picture showing the grave of famed Swiss artist H.R. Giger. Giger, who passed away in 2014, had a distinct and horrifying visual style that popularized the idea of “biomechanical” art, i.e. images of machinery combined with organic material. You probably know his name thanks … Continue reading Short Story: “The Unknown Occupant”
Well, not that big. More of a medium-sized announcement. But it's still an important announcement. I want all of you guys to know that I am starting a Substack newsletter! If you've never of it before, Substack is a platform that allows writers to create newsletters/blogs about whatever they want and set up both free … Continue reading A big announcement!
Today on Project Gutenberg, we have... Feeding the Mind by Lewis Carroll Shock of all shocks, Lewis Carroll did more than just write Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. I mean, I knew that, but do most people? We might also call him by his real name, Charles Dodgson, if we feel … Continue reading Today on Project Gutenberg #61
I feel it's time to shake things up a little with this series. Up to this point, we've only been looking at the movies which fall under the Universal Horror banner, and while the movies are certainly the backbone of this whole enterprise, they are not the only medium in which these stories and characters … Continue reading Horror Is Universal SPECIAL! “The Bride of Frankenstein: Pandora’s Bride” (2007)
Today on Project Gutenberg, we have... Those Other Animals by G.A. Henty Ohhhh, this bastard. We meet again. A little background is required. G.A. Henty was a prolific English novelist and war correspondent who was most active in the late Victorian era. His most famous works by far are his historical adventure novels: he wrote … Continue reading Today on Project Gutenberg #60
Today on Project Gutenberg, we have... The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole It's spooky season again, so why don't we celebrate by looking at a classic of Gothic literature? Published in 1764, The Castle of Otranto is considered the first true Gothic novel. The larger origins of Gothic fiction and the themes and tropes … Continue reading Today on Project Gutenberg #59
We finally did it, folks. We've reached the end. We're free. Free from the curse of Kharis and his lame-ass movies. Of course, Kharis couldn't let us go without one last ordeal to suffer through. After the batshit nonsense of The Mummy's Ghost, I was a little optimistic about this film. I still didn't think … Continue reading Horror Is Universal: “The Mummy’s Curse” (1944)