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.

Finishing 50 Books in a Year (2017)

My reading goal in 2017 started with a desire to finish a number of the books which I had started over the past three years for the purpose of getting them off my "Currently reading" list. On the list, those books which I started before 2017 are marked with an *. I've sorted the books… Continue reading Finishing 50 Books in a Year (2017)

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

Some Thoughts on Catalonia

An intentional complication There are 4 major areas to consider regarding the current situation in Spain, where the region of Catalonia recently held a referendum on a declaration of independence: the economic reasons for Spain's insistence on retaining Catalonia, the questions arising from a newly independent Catalonia with regards to the European Union, with an… Continue reading Some Thoughts on Catalonia