OCT18 – 2017

THE BRITISH AND THEIR CREEPY, CREEPY AWESOMENESS! Friends, for me there is no better body of horror film than whatever the hell was going on in Britain between the late 1960s and the early 1980s. There’s just something so beautiful and wrong with the aesthetic, which seems borne of ancient paganism, sinister old thickets, and […]

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OCT10 – 2017

CHANNEL ZERO: CANDLE COVE Before we delve into the first season of the SyFy horror series, CHANNEL ZERO, I want to get something off my chest. Namely, I need to come clean about AMERICAN HORROR STORY, the FX series. What do I hate about AMERICAN HORROR STORY? Well, pretty much EVERYTHING except the theme song […]

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OCT04 – 2017

INSIDE NO. 9: SHEARSMITH AND PEMBERTON STRIKE AGAIN! Being a big fan of horror and of British humor, it’s only natural that I flipped for the awesome THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN and it’s two main creators, Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton. For those of you who may have missed it, LEAGUE was an equal parts […]

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OCT03 – 2017

OCT03 – 2017 GRAVITY FALLS: A PERFECT GATEWAY TO COSMIC WEIRDNESS—FOR KIDS! When I was a child, there was a great Saturday monster movie host on local Detroit TV named Sir Graves Ghastly. He was like a friendly uncle who dressed like Dracula and showed lots of black and white classics, from the legendary Universal […]

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OCT29 – 2016

This year, as part of our Halloween celebration, I asked a whole bunch of the greatest living horror writers to tell us about the three SCARIEST books or stories that they’ve ever read. The thinking here is, if something scares THESE folks, it is probably awesome. Many authors have been kind enough to send in their […]

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OCT18 – 2016

GET YOUR KOLCHAK ON, BABY! It is no secret that I was a huge fan of Darren McGavin‘s horror television show KOLCHAK: THE NIGHT STALKER, which was a staple of my life for that glorious year of 1974, when it ran for its single season. McGavin plays one of my favorite all-time characters, Karl Kolchak, a […]

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OCT31 -2015

HALLOWEEN 2015 IS HERE!!! Well, we made it. One more year, one more batch of posts celebrating the genre of horror in all its eerie, creepy, terrifying, awe-inspiring, horrific glory. Woo Hoo! Of course, what with all the Halloween shenanigans today (including the annual Halloween concert at Hill Auditorium here in beautiful Tree Town), there […]

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