Book Look: Ranking Every Short Story in “The Last Wish”

What with all the historical nonfiction I've been reading the past couple of months, I eventually decided it was time to take a break and pick up some good old-fashioned fantasy, one of my most preferred genres. And let me tell, this book reminded me how much I missed it. It’s possible you haven’t heard … Continue reading Book Look: Ranking Every Short Story in “The Last Wish”

Horror Is Universal: “Bride of Frankenstein” (1935)

"To a new world of gods and monsters!" By 1935, Universal had been making horror films for about ten years. Their world of gods and monsters wasn't terribly new in that respect. What was new, however, was the experiment they were about to undertake. Up to this point, Universal's horror films had all been standalone … Continue reading Horror Is Universal: “Bride of Frankenstein” (1935)

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”