Category: horror

The Reason For the Season

Sometimes I have a terrible suspicion that my favorite Halloween movie is actually Halloween III: Season of the Witch. For a long time, after being forced to downsize my movie collection in a move, Halloween III was the only film in the series I bothered to repurchase. Before […]

Letting the Wrong One Out

In Michael O’Shea’s The Transfiguration (2017), Milo is a smart, sensitive teen, but he’s got problems like an Afterschool Special. He’s an orphan, parents taken by separate, traumatizing circumstances, so now he lives alone with his older brother Lewis, their poor city neighborhood restlessly patrolled by gangs. He […]

Hell Hath No Fury

2017 marks the 30th anniversary of Clive Barker’s Hellraiser (1987), one of the most influential horror movies of its time and, on a personal note, one of the most precious in my own life. It was Barker’s directorial debut, adapting his novella The Hellbound Heart (1986), and, as lovingly […]

No Future For You

No one loves zombies. For one thing, they don’t invite intimacy. They come packaged as a horde, as featureless as they are numberless, and their hunger has none of the seductive cachet  of a vampire’s thirst or the tragic compulsion of a werewolf’s fury. Even the poor, loveless […]