BLACKMANE Chapter 78

Another gunshot, another. He is in the weeds now. He is near the drainage ditch. Down in the ditch he will be safe from the bullets. He cannot run now. He hobbles. He sees the tall slide on the playground. The pain makes it hard to think. Where is he going? The den. How far?…

BLACKMANE Chapter 77

He moves. He runs. He had intended to find Maribelle Tate and Judith Mocker after escaping from the lab. But he had not figured out how to do it. *I should have waited. I should not have escaped until I knew what I would do next.* The other inside him bristles. It had been the…

BLACKMANE Chapter 76

So many questions. So many things that he did not understand. If he does not answer the questions in his head he will go mad. But he cannot answer them. He cannot even ask them. Moe had been afraid, and he had left his den when she started throwing things at him. Where could he…

BLACKMANE Chapter 76

He waits, on his belly, in the wet grass. It is raining, a heavy rain. Not a clean rain, as in Africa, one to settle the dust and cool the air. Here the rain smells dirty. It tastes bitter and stings his eyes. The grass is not tall; it is not thick. It will not…

SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME Up for Best Picture? What This Means for Genre Films

It wouldn’t be unheard of. BLACK PANTHER got a nomination. THE DARK KNIGHT got one, too. It might very well kill Martin Scorsese if it happens, but, well, we’ll miss you, Marty. The film deserves such honor and recognition. When a movie hits with the impact on the cultural zeitgeist and ortgeist that the latest…

The Undeath of the Theatrical Experience

Hey, look, y’all. I found another one! Another of those hand-wringing articles bemoaning the state of the cinema these days. “When a movie lacks a superhero or, at the very least, a well-known action franchise, it has very little chance of succeeding in the current box office climate.” That’s literally the first sentence. Then, concerning…

A NECA Krampus Action Figure

File this bit of news under “It’s about damn time!” NECA, one of the top companies producing quality action figures for adult collectors today, will finally get around to creating a Krampus figure based on the appearance of the character in the 2015 movie directed by Michael Dougherty. I’ve been clamoring for just such a…