Alex MacFadyen is a muppet-identified writer, bookworm, and creator of strange liminal creatures. You can find more of his creations and musings at Critter Lab on Wordpress.
Mummies have been popping up everywhere in my life lately. Not literally, like turning around to find them shambling down the street behind me or accidentally disturbing their peaceful slumber in a dark corner of the closet, but in many fictional formats. I’ve discovered mummies in board games […]
Screen Editor alex is engaged in a mission of extreme importance and utmost secrecy. So this month, please enjoy one of his vintage pieces. ~~~ When I was a kid, my parents got me a later model Radio Shack Trash 80 (TRS-80) computer, but what I really wanted […]
Just because you can do something doesn’t mean that you should, and I feel like that goes double when you’re creating a monster. There are so many tools available now to film the transformation of a person into an unholy creature of the night, and yet some of […]
It’s October, and at this, the Halloweeniest of times, my mind reliably turns to Tim Burton. It will be an especially Tim Burton Halloween for us this year because my son has decided he wants to dress up as one of the gorgon twins from Miss Peregrine’s Home […]
One of the random questions on OkCupid dating profiles is whose closet you would like to raid, and one of the folks I chatted with recently gave the most excellent answer of Tilda Swinton. Somehow I imagine her closet leads to a hallway with many doors, through which […]
What is it about self-destruction that is so compelling? It feels terrible on all the obvious levels, sure, but on some deep, barren, emotional plane where the wind howls endlessly through the stunted trees, it’s also terribly satisfying. Somehow it feels right, even when it clearly looks wrong. […]