Trifectas

I got to thinking the other night, after a conversation with my lovely better half, about trifectas. Unholy trinities, if you will. Threesomes. Trois of terrors. There have been a few. Who were the first? Since we’re talking about cinematic titans of terror, here—well, *I* am; you might have been thinking literary titans (in which…

Movie Review: REEKER

There are good movies and bad movies. But then there are subcategories that are just as important when you’re trying to categorize a film. There are good good movies and bad good movies. What would be an example of a bad good movie? Any film critically lauded, with high production values, that is nonetheless boring…

My OTHER Favorite Zombie Movies (and the Use of Dead Names)

Last week, while writing about ARMY OF THE DEAD and commenting that it was now among my favorite zombie flicks, I proceeded to mention the other movies that occupy that elite eclectic grouping. Romero’s original Living Dead trilogy. Fulci’s ZOMBIE (aka ZOMBIE 2 aka ZOMBI aka ZOMBI 2). The ZOMBIELAND flicks. SHAUN OF THE DEAD…

THE CHOSEN Part Four: A GUIDED TOUR OF THE ABYSS, DISCOUNT PRICED Chapter 25

“Well, my name is Julian,” the man introduced himself, smiling. “And these men, think of them as a private peacekeeping force.” He stepped closer, inspecting the mask worn by the second woman. “Oh, my,” he said. “How long has she been trapped in this thing?” “Too long,” Gale said. “This must be removed at once.”…

The Sunken Town of Frenier

“One day I’m going to die and take the whole town with me.” So said Voodoo queen Julia Brown in regards to the small town of Frenier, Louisiana. But was it a curse or a prediction? Was Julia an outcast and a pariah, shunned by the townspeople, or did these people, lacking a town doctor…

Of Kinks and Zombie Queens

I admit it. I have been prone to looking down my nose at those with sexual kinks. (For example, if I’m ever feeling bad about myself, my life, the choices I’ve made, I just remind myself that there are grown men right now who are out there fantasizing about having sex with little cartoon horses,…