This week Guest Star Aditi Sen writes about ghosts and plagues. ~~~ When a galley ship docked in Messina with all its crew members dead, the villagers quickly decided to take the crew’s belongings, either for themselves or to barter. The year was 1347; within a year, the […]
The FantAsia site is up and running with many, many trailers to get you ready for the festival. (Or at least, what films to keep an eye out for).
Grady Hendrix reads London Free Press editor William C. Heine’s The Last Canadian, a plague-driven, apocalyptic pulp set in Montreal. Unfortunately, the protagonist’s citizenship papers haven’t come through before the plague hits. For Canadian pulp fiction featuring full Canadian citizens, check out Tales from the Vault, curated by […]
Meanwhile, Annalee Newitz presents, “A Brief History of Zombies in America.”
A common saying, and I’ve said it lots of times myself: “The book was better than the movie.” It’s short-hand for the way that material that’s appealing at book length somehow loses its depth when adapted into a movie. But what about stories that improve in the conversion […]
Grr, argh! Here’s a little undead creatures trailer round-up from the Toronto International Film Festival’s Midnight Madness program: Daybreakers, Survival of the Dead and [Rec]2. Grr, argh!