World Horror 2014-Portland, OR

Steve and I at the Stokers. Beautiful Pacific Beach Peek! Steve and I at the Stoker Dinner No one’s seen Mike since Q got a hold of him. She was looking suspiciously furry that day. Pacific Coast. Poison Apple drink. Seton Hill represents! Leadie and I sampling...

Kristin reads Habeas Corpse by Nikki Hopeman

Every time horror-minded folks get together, someone sparks a discussion about whether zombies, vampires and werewolves are headed the way of the dodo. Are the familiar tropes too tired, too used up? We’re pretty saturated on these monsters, but I have to say, it’s...

Day 31: Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror

To celebrate Halloween, I went to see Nosferatu at one of our local theaters. I have seen this one before, but I’d never seen it like this. A live band performed a new score for the film. It was fantastic!  The Andrew Alden Ensemble performed the score, and it was way...

Day 29: The Awakening

I’m a day behind 🙁 We may have a final movie on Friday to round out the 31 days of horror. Both Rotten Tomatoes and IMDB gave this one pretty low scores and I’m not entirely sure why. It wasn’t breathtaking or mind blowing, it wasn’t the scariest thing I’ve seen...

Day 28: The Bay

Spoilers, yo. In high school English, I learned about the three types of conflict. Man v. Man. Man v. Self. And Man v. Nature. Horror movies take a decidedly “green” turn when they pit man against the environment, usually in the form of many paying for the sins of...

Day 27: Rec 2

I really enjoyed both [Rec] and Quarantine, its Americanized remake. They were delightfully claustrophobic, and the reporter tagging along with the fire department gave the shaky-cam a good reason for being there. We had interesting characters, and a well-trodden but...