Tag Archives: horror

Review: uncertain narrators in horror: novels by Hogg and Tryon

We tend to think of the unreliable narrator as a 20th century development. The unreliable narrator rejects the apparent objectivity of the omniscient narrator so beloved by the Victorians, warning us that all knowledge is subjective, all stories told from … Continue reading

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Movie reviews: many Cat People

Back some time ago, I reviewed the Midwich Cuckoo films, an odd trilogy that consisted of the original Village of the Damned (1960), a remake with the same title in 1995, and an odd offshoot, Children of the Damned (1964). … Continue reading

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The Day After Halloween, a new story

So after a night of trick-or-treating, which can mean different things if you’re a child, a parent, or a young adult, you wake up the next morning and everything is normal, right? Well, not for one father, who finds his … Continue reading

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A new story: To Ride the Lightning Bolt

Meet Daphne Vane. Daphne is, in her own eyes, a perfectly normal young American woman just starting out in life. She has a family that she thinks would be great contestants in a surreality game show. As actual family, they … Continue reading

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Review: Dawn Kurtagich, The Dead House

It was the cover, and the tag line “the girl of nowhere,” that snagged me when I was looking for something light to read, because as we all know, Young Adult horror novels are light reading. Well, Dawn Kurtagich’s debut … Continue reading

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Women as werewolves: reviewing Ginger Snaps and When Animals Dream

Horror creatures began as men. Varney the Vampyre and Dracula, Universal’s werewolf, even the original mummy monster, they were all guys. “Ah,” but I hear you say, “what about J. Sheridan Le Fanu’s Carmilla?” Thank you for making my point. … Continue reading

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The 2015 moldy oldie(s): Midwich Cuckoos of the Damned

Every Halloween I dust off a long-forgotten supernatural horror story to read and review. It’s been a busy November, which is why I’m only getting to writing up my review of 2015’s selection today.  This year’s “moldy oldie” is the … Continue reading

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