Evil, Fiction, Film, Horror, Television

The Final Girl

With the announcement that HBO Max is to develop as a series author Grady Hendrix’s novel The Final Girl Support Group, we will likely see the trope of the final girl, already familiar to most horror aficionados, gain wider exposure and inevitably enter the popular lexicon. So, I wanted to take a moment to discuss… Continue reading The Final Girl

Darcy Coates, Fiction, Horror, Parasite, Science Fiction

Parasite Does Not Quite Overcome this Reader’s Immune Response

Parasite is the second novel I’ve read by author Darcy Coates. With this novel (which is actually five short stories/novellas tied together by an alien invasion throughout a distant human-populated system united under an entity called Control), Coates takes on military sci-fi horror. The reader may recognize the strong influence of John Carpenter’s The Thing.… Continue reading Parasite Does Not Quite Overcome this Reader’s Immune Response

Andromeda Falling, Fiction, Horror

Andromeda Falling (Excerpt 2…)

Unlike the landscape surrounding him, he is insubstantial. He is not of matter; he is more than immaterial; he is greater than psyche; he is beyond nous; he has become Being. He sees without eyes, without a body. And what he sees unfolding around his sight is nothing less than a blighted, barren waste land.… Continue reading Andromeda Falling (Excerpt 2…)

Darcy Coates, Fiction, Ghosts, Haunted Houses, Horror

The House Next Door

Darcy Coates was an author with whom I was not familiar, but she seemed to have quite the fan base on Amazon. Her bibliography (and biography) indicates that her passion is haunted house stories. Many of her novels have titles in variants of “The Haunting of (fill-in-the blank),” which might seem discouragingly generic or derivative,… Continue reading The House Next Door

A Quiet Place, Fiction, Film, Horror, Tim Lebbon

The Silence and A Quiet Place

With the first trailer, I was intrigued by what the film, A Quiet Place, could be. It suggested a film with little dialogue and one very sparing in its sound design. After all, it dealt with strange creatures that hunted purely by sound. I wasn’t able to catch the film during its theatrical run, but… Continue reading The Silence and A Quiet Place