Book Review: Something Violent by Kristopher Rufty

  If you’re looking for something with a unique take on classic 80’s slasher horror, Kristopher Rufty’s Something Violent is a must read. Imagine a social media site like Facebook, but with a targeted demographic of murderers and you have Something Violent, a site dedicated to the worst of the darkest, most …

Book Review: End of Watch by Stephen King

  Whew, I finally finished End of Watch and man… It’s been more than twenty-four hours and I’m still messed up about it. King definitely has a way of drawing the reader in, even if said reader is as nihilistic as me when it comes to developing character attachments. Unlike Finders Keepers, …

Short Story Review: The Grownup by Gillian Flynn

  Ambiguity in a story isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but there’s also a point where it becomes too much. In Gillian Flynn’s award winning short story, “The Grownup,” the reader is presented with a perfect example of exactly what happens when there is simply too much story left unanswered. …

Movie Review: Jack Hill’s Spider Baby (1967)

  I haven’t watched a whole lot of black and white films, probably because growing up, I wouldn’t give them the time of day. Now that I’m a bit older, and I’ve had the benefit of having dated a cinephile, I am finally delving into the world of true classic movies, ones …

Book Review: The Nightly Disease by Max Booth III

  I really don’t know how I feel about Max Booth III’s The Nightly Disease. Published initially as a serial in DarkFuse’s magazine, The Nightly Disease follows a hotel night auditor’s descent into madness as everything that can go wrong, does go wrong. In a series of darkly comedic and horrific events, the …

Book Review: The Many by Nathan Field

  I’m always down for reading a new psychological thriller, perhaps because more often than not, they remind me just how twisted a person’s mind can be. It’s what took my breath away in Gone Girl, after all. Unfortunately, I was not impressed with Nathan Field’s The Many. While it was short, …

Book Review: Finders Keepers by Stephen King

Set a couple years after Mr. Mercedes, Finders Keepers brings us back to the motley group of unofficial private investigators that saved the kids at the ‘Round Here concert. Only this time, a teenage boy has stumbled across a treasure that could spell his demise.   I can say with …