Short Story: “The Care and Keeping of Your New Pet Frankenstein”

Normally I would try to write something scary for October, but this year I felt like going in a sillier direction. I've wanted for a while to use the idea of writing an owner's manual or pet care guide for some kind of horrifying monster, like Cthulhu or a zombie. Because I still had Frankenstein … Continue reading Short Story: “The Care and Keeping of Your New Pet Frankenstein”

Horror Is Universal: “Dracula (1931)”

When we're talking about horror film history, there are several years that stand out as important milestones in the evolution of the genre. 1978 and 1979 are both contenders, with the former giving us Halloween and the latter giving us Alien, to name just two classics. 1981 can't be overlooked with its groundbreaking werewolf double … Continue reading Horror Is Universal: “Dracula (1931)”

Horror Is Universal: “The Phantom of the Opera (1925)”

As you probably know, the story of a disfigured musical genius who lurks beneath the Paris Opera House and becomes enamoured with the chorus girl he's training was not invented in the 80s by Andrew Lloyd Webber. While the musical is by far the most famous adaptation of Gaston Leroux's 1910 novel, it certainly wasn't … Continue reading Horror Is Universal: “The Phantom of the Opera (1925)”