The estate of H. G. Wells authorized an official sequel to the classic invasion novel. This is my review.
My review of one of my favorite novels. Of course I'm biased.
I'm calling it like I see it: Wuthering Heights is a horror novel. If you're familiar with the story, you might be laughing and nodding your head right now. For the benefit of those who either haven't read it or are suddenly lost by declaration, let me first cover the basics of what's on the … Continue reading Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë, 1847
When I was a kid, I was fed a steady diet of classic (and not-so-classic) monster movies every Saturday and Sunday afternoon with back-to-back commercial TV presentations in a time block known as Double Shock Theater. These could be science fiction or horror, and they typically reserved the very best -- the Universal classics -- … Continue reading Vampyr, 1932
It's been a dog's age since I blogged up anything for Project: Monster. But isn't that the nature of the beast when dealing with the things that go bump in the night? They lie quietly in wait until they've been forgotten, and then they sneak up and pounce. In a Glass Darkly is a celebrated … Continue reading In a Glass Darkly by J. Sheridan Le Fanu, 1872
My intention this weekend was to post three blogs about Solo: A Star Wars Story. I posted about the score and about the concept art book, but I didn't get the review finished. A funny thing happened on the journey to complete it: I realized I didn't know what I wanted to say about it. … Continue reading Movie Talk with a Side of Books
When I was a kid, I'd pick up books about the history of vampires in legend, print, and screen, and invariably I'd see this graphic somewhere near the beginning: Ever since those early days as a budding monster kid, I'd hear whispers of Varney the Vampyre and his influence. But I'd go to the library … Continue reading Varney the Vampyre, or The Feast of Blood by James Malcolm Rymer and Thomas Peckett Prest, 1845-1847
The film adaptation for The Woman in Black from the newly revamped Hammer Studios is one of my modern favorites. I do so love a classic ghost story, especially one that feels so old school as this one. Curiosity finally caught up to me, and I finally had to know how the original story compared. The novel … Continue reading The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
The year was 1990. My fascination with classic monsters, especially the old black and white Universal Studios version, had been in full swing for years. My appreciation of silent films had begun to manifest, and I rediscovered Lon Chaney, Sr. The Phantom of the Opera was not a film that found its way to my … Continue reading Phantom by Susan Kay, 1990
I classify this audiobook as both history and historical fiction. I also classify it as both humor and horror. And it's one of the best reads I've had so far this year. According to the introduction, the author Daniel O'Brien was told by a college professor that no one in his class would ever be … Continue reading How to Fight Presidents: Defending Yourself Against the Badasses Who Ran This Country by Daniel O’Brien