BLACKMANE Chapter 68

Blaine shifted on the sofa, propping his ankle on his knee. He looked to need a shave. His five o’clock shadow had gone into overtime, taken on a bluish tint. “You’re familiar, of course, with Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs?” Judith said. “The ascending order?” Maribelle nodded. “Physical needs first,” Judith said. “Then we move on…

The Church Grim

Christianity has a long tradition of appropriating preexisting pagan elements, nor is such appropriation unique to Christianity. It’s universal throughout human societies. Folklore bleeds together. Maybe that’s the reason talk of “cultural appropriation” by the PC wankers typically pisses me off. The concept has gone from “don’t use elements from any culture not your own…

And Speaking of “Half Dogs”

The tale of the tabloids! “Man captures terrifying ‘half-man, half-dog’ creature on camera that ‘stalked’ him!” proclaims the headline. The photographs are included, and you’ve never seen such a clearly defined inky black blob that could be literally anything! Okay, just because the photos are worthless doesn’t mean the incident didn’t happen just as the…

BLACKMANE Chapter 67

Judith felt like crying, but she held back her tears. She’d gotten good at it. It came from long practice. Wait, always wait, until the proper time for sadness, or for fear. Stay strong while it is necessary; fall apart on your own time. Just now Maribelle needed her. Needed her to be strong for…

BLACKMANE Chapter 66

As he entered the tunnel now with his kill on his shoulder, Adam wondered if Moe would approve. He found her asleep and had to shake her to wake her up. She sprang up, wide-eyed, then rolled over to her hands and knees and coughed. Adam dropped the carcass on the ground near her. “Whuzzat?”…

A Remake of PUMPKINHEAD

According to Bloody Disgusting, who claim the “scoop”, the company Paramount Players is working on a remake of PUMKINHEAD. Should they be, though? I’m conflicted, but right now leaning towards the die of “no”. Why remake a movie that you cannot possibly improve upon? On the other side of the argument, there’s, well, more Pumpkinhead.…

Predator and PREY

After PREDATORS proved to be am entertaining film, solid enough on its own but incapable of capturing the lightening in the jar created by the original 80s hit PREDATOR, and then the follow-up THE PREDATOR being such a big letdown, does the potential audience have any enthusiasm left for this franchise? Sure the Horror faithful…