Ridiculously Terrifying: Kevin Smith’s Tusk

Conrad Gessner - Historia animalium

Imagine the serial killer logic of Criminal Minds, the inventive and perverse body horror of The Human Centipede, and the wacky, irreverent – yet nonetheless emotional – hijinks of 90s slacker cinema, each taken to their logical extremity simultaneously. You might then, for the briefest of moments, catch a glimpse of the feverish nightmare that is Tusk.

Capsule Reviews I

It has seemed incomprehensible to some that there should be any need or desire for horror fiction when one need only look to the newspaper or out the window to find things to make one’s blood run cold. But Professor Nobody, who makes his appearance in Thomas Ligotti’s Songs of a Dead Dreamer, explains why… Continue reading Capsule Reviews I

Book Review: The Grimscribe’s Puppets, Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. ED. Miskatonic River Press, 2013

"I don't really want to see a ghost, but if someone said, 'Do you want to go to a haunted house and see a ghost?' I would say, 'Yes'."  -- Kelly Link. Oct. 6, 2015. Brown University A review of The Grimscribe's Puppets by Justin Steele on arkhamdigest.com said, "Thomas Ligotti, one of the finest horror authors,… Continue reading Book Review: The Grimscribe’s Puppets, Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. ED. Miskatonic River Press, 2013

An unexpected triumph: Jupiter Ascending, the most feminist sci-fi film of the year

Jupiter Ascending got wrecked on the critical shores. The most recent film from the Watchowski siblings (who brought you The Matrix), is a critique of capitalism, disguised as a space opera romance. I can see some of you shaking your heads, thinking, "She's both drastically overselling this film" and "Come on, sure, the Matrix had… Continue reading An unexpected triumph: Jupiter Ascending, the most feminist sci-fi film of the year