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Films TV 

Willem Dafoe Oozes Evil in New Trailer for Netflix’s DEATH NOTE!

If you’re itching for more creepy footage from the upcoming live-action adaptation of Tsugumi Ohba’s classic manga DEATH NOTE, today’s definitely your lucky day… because a new trailer has just dropped featuring Willem Dafoe in the chilling role of Ryuk, the embodiment of a shinigami — literally a god of Death in human form. Directed […]

Films Scary Fun 

The Devil’s Member: The Naughty Novelization of WARLOCK

It’s no longer cutting edge to remind you, dear readers, that Steve Miner’s 1989 horror film WARLOCK is an underrated classic. WARLOCK is mentioned so often by horror fans that it should just be considered a well-known horror tentpole by now; just like THE LAIR OF THE WHITE WORM, or the notion of “DIE HARD-as-a-Christmas-movie,” […]

Clive Barker’s THE THIEF OF ALWAYS Nailed Young Adult Horror-Fantasy First

In 1998, J.K. Rowling’s youth novel HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE was first published in America as HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE, earnestly kicking off not just a mega-successful book and film franchise (Rowling is said to be worth about a billion dollars these days), but the Young Adult (YA) Fiction trend in earnest. […]

Films 

Gregory Burkart Stares Into the EYES OF FIRE: The Witch Before THE VVITCH?

Since I came to live in Los Angeles, I’ve had amazing opportunities to check off quite a few items on my list of lifetime movie-going ambitions (I despise the term “bucket list,” because it creates unrealistic expectations). Some items on that list had once been relegated to the dusty storage locker of my memories… including the chance […]

From Page to Screen: F. Paul Wilson’s THE KEEP

In 1981, F. Paul Wilson released the first of his six-novel “Adversary Cycle,” entitled The Keep. It was an instant classic of horror fiction, playing on the theme of evil vs. evil by pitting Nazi soldiers against an even greater menace. In doing so, he successfully updated H.P. Lovecraft’s ancient gods into a World War II setting. The […]