It’s Halloween, and as is tradition, I was hoping to write something about monster movies but didn’t get to it. In fairness, I have a little monster of my own to take care of, and that means things like blithering on about old movies take a backseat. Still, no reason to let the holiday pass by unremarked on.
Below is a list of all my writings about monsters and movies to date. Some of these are quite a few years old, but I think they hold up. Hopefully, I’ll have added to the list when Halloween rolls around next year.
But that’s not all! There’s a new free-to-read story over at my Patreon for you to enjoy. “The Fates of Dr. Fell” is my twisted take on the classic horror portmanteau film, albeit in short story form, and it seems appropriate to reprint it on Halloween. It originally appeared in the 2016 anthology, Spawn of the Ripper, from April Moon Books. The anthology is still available, by the way, and I highly recommend you check it out!
18thWall Productions’ newest anthology, Silver Screen Sleuths is now available. It includes “Green Hell, Red Murder”, a story by me, which finds Vincent Price attempting to solve a murder on the set of the 1940 anti-classic Green Hell. Continue reading “Green Hell, Red Murder”
There’s a new short story for patrons over at my Patreon. “Ia, Django, Ia!” is a weird western with a Lovecraftian twist, inspired by the many…many…many Django films of the Sixties and Seventies. There’s something iconic about the character, whether he’s played by Franco Nero or Terrance Hill. The story was a lot of fun to write, and if you’re looking for some accompanying music, you can’t go far wrong with this: Continue reading “Cemetery Without Crosses”
Children of the night, they howl about the Hill of the Seven Jackals when Kharis must be fed. Should unbelievers seek to desecrate the tomb of Ananka, you will use nine leaves each night to give life and movement to Kharis. Thus you will enable him to bring vengeance on the heads of those who try to enter.
-The Mummy’s Hand (1940)
Continue reading “Seven Jackals Howl”
I don’t like things I can’t understand.
-The Ape (1940)
Continue reading “The Uncanny Ape”
We may be witnesses to a Biblical prophecy come true – ‘And there shall be destruction and darkness come upon creation, and the beasts shall reign over the earth.’
Continue reading “Reign Over the Earth”
The werewolf is neither man nor wolf, but a Satanic creature with the worst qualities of both.
-The Werewolf of London (1935)
Continue reading “Death Rides the Moonbeams”