Rise for the Honorable Lance Henriksen

How do you sum up the career of Lance Henriksen with an homage that gives his extensive work justice? The man has been in over 222 movies and television shows, acting with some of the best Hollywood has to offer, from Dog Day Afternoon (1975) with Al Pacino to Aliens (1986) starring Sigourney Weaver. I will…

The Girl Next Door: Adult Monsters

Before I even picked up a Jack Ketchum novel I understood the graphic nature and painful material of his books, so I was instantly intrigued and excited to read The Girl Next Door. Once I put it down I felt deeply alarmed, I really respected the book but decided that I could never bring myself…

Hope is left in The Ruins

Isolation is a scary word, it induces many feelings and frightening thoughts depicting unnerving situations of varying panic and terror. Every person alive would like to think that if ever in a dire situation they could arise to the occasion and be the  best version of themselves possible, that instincts would allow them to survive…

Ink: Night In Our Souls

Ink is a dark fantasy about a  battle between counter forces in our world that are in eternal struggle enticing our decisions and influencing our choices by indirect means, the dark nightmare entities Incubus utilize nightmares and fear of the unknown for their insidious purposes and the Storytellers a warrior group protecting our kind from the…

Prologue

 The hunter steadied his gun, boots sinking deeper into the muddy ground until wet grime inched over the bottom of his laces. The forest should have been teaming with loud calls and chatter of local animal life but instead was filled with the dreadful echo of oblivion. There wasn’t a predator alive that could have provoked…

NOS4A2: Boogeyman Evolved

Recently I watched Horns staring Daniel Radcliffe, I won’t go into plot specifics but I found the movie decent at best but couldn’t help to think that the book would be so much better. The necessity for plot development required a cohesion of character insight and elaboration to better appreciate the structure of the story, in which…

Artisan of Film Trailers

Trailers: We go to the movies extra early to guarantee great seats and not miss them, YouTube and Google searches to see when the latest motion picture is being released and get a glimpse of whats to come. Sometimes they say too much, and if technique and artistry is off then it could ruin the…

Sherlock Holmes and the Zombie Sufferagette

Welcome back Sherlock Holmes!  I do not mean the Warner Bros’ Robert Downey, Jr. depiction of Holmes, I mean the BBC’s Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman Sherlock and Watson. Our return to 221b Baker Street premiers with The Abominable Bride, aired on PBS in United States ( and available on PBS.com until January 24th) and BBC…

Elite Special Effects

Ever since I was a little boy I loved movies, I used to watch horror and science fiction and imagine how they created the effects that brought some of my favorite monsters and aliens to life. I dreamed about one day being able to manifest my own creations to the screen and show the world…

World War Z VII staring Jaden Smith

So we are all about sequels these days, the studio machines have not only found a way to make the typical formula for movies into cash cows but also how to make its subsequent expansions profitable as well. In the old days when a horror movie or slasher was released it was the fans who…

Michael Dougherty: Horror Royalty

When it comes to the list of people to watch for in the genre of horror Michael Dougherty’s name is definitely at the top. For those who are aware of his work he has with out a doubt earned the respect of fans and horror movie cinephiles alike. His brilliant anthology Trick’R’Treat released in 2007 was number 2…

The Revenant: Tom Hardy Out Villains Himself

The Revenant won three Golden Globes the other night, even though many people don’t care about the Golden Globes and apparently as seen by some of the stars there neither do they. Despite that it still is critically acclaimed and has made its mark in theaters, even staying competitive with Star Wars it’s opening day….