In probably his longest column ever, Steve talks about the movies (and a TV show or two) that he watched every night this month in preparation for a spooky, isolated Halloween!
For his last column of the year and the decade, Steve reviews two excellent items: a new book by Lisa Mason, and the last 2019 F&SF. Both are well worth the read!
Steve says farewell to another fannish friend, David E. Wilson, longtime Vancouver fan. And says “Meh” to the new animated Grinch.
Steve’s second Halloween column this month, in which he tries to do teeny-tiny reviews of 27 movies. Let us know if he succeeds or falls flat on his face.
Steve gives us two reviews today—one a very enjoyable book; and the other a movie. Whether you enjoy that one or not is up to you… but be aware, Tom Cruise is in it!
Helly Happoween! This week Steve dissects two horrible Halloween-ish movies, then gives several thumbs-up to a real Halloween classic!
Steve reminisces about a writer he used to know. Maybe you know some of the things he’s done: meet Jerry Sohl!
VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN is currently playing in theaters, although by the time you read this it may very well not be, having slunk away in disgrace after failing to pull the box office mojo. It stars James McAvoy as Doctor Frankenstein and Daniel Radcliffe as Igor. It is yet another retelling of the Mary Shelley classic […]
This week, Steve travels back to Ancient Egypt with Boris Karloff as “The Mummy.” No CGI, but scarier than Brendan Fraser’s “Mummy”!
For Halloween, Steve looks at one of the oldest, and perhaps the best-known “monster movie” of them all, James Whale’s “Frankenstein,” starring Boris Karloff.
The Electric is a ghost story steeped in the love of movies, with shades of vintage Bradbury and King. It is quiet an achievement.
Good horror needs convincing actors. Hammer Films delivered.
Boris Karloff made ‘terror’ films. Not horror films.
Horror Movies for Valentine’s Day…are you really sure you want to open that box of chocolates?
In this post I’ll look at The Quatermass Xperiment, and next week consider the follow-up, Quatermass 2.
Mr. Cameron invites us to join him on the floor as he sorts the contents of a 1960s scrapbook
Fascinating, Bothersome & Informative: News of the genre week from Amazing Stories
Probably the most well-known monster ever imagined is Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Around 1960 Aurora obtained a license from Universal Studios to produce a Frankenstein plastic model kit. It started a craze.