MONSTER ELEMENTARY Wins a Bronze Medal in the 2017 Independent Publisher Book Awards
Monster Elementary and the Egyptian Curse!, the second volume in the Monster Elementary series, has won the Independent Publisher Book Awards 2017 Bronze Medal for best “Graphic Novel/Drawn Book – Humor/Cartoon.” Two years ago the first Monster Elementary book won the Independent Publisher Book Award for 2015 Gold Medal for... Read more
LOST GIRLS Written by Film Critics and Historians
Canadian micro-publisher Spectacular Optical announced a new book focused on the career of French fantasy and horror filmmaker Jean Rollin. LOST GIRLS: THE PHANTASMAGORICAL CINEMA OF JEAN ROLLIN is written entirely by women critics, scholars and film historians. The release date is set for this summer. The book will encompass a... Read more
Young Frankenstein: The Story of the Making of the Film is a Wonderful Read
Growing up, I constantly watched Mel Brooks films, but the one that stood out the most to me was Young Frankenstein. I can’t even tell you how many times I watched it, especially with my father. We know all the lines by heart, and if it’s ever on TV,... Read more
BOOK REVIEW: The Krampus by Al Ridenour
‘Tis the season to be spooky, and there is no better time than to explore more about the Krampus. The latest book from Al Ridenour explores this creature’s dark origins, and how it became such a pop culture phenomenon in the last few years. This extremely well-researched, and very... Read more
BOOK REVIEW: The Big Book of Jack the Ripper
As a kid, I was obsessed with Jack the Ripper. I knew the intimate details of the murders, and my grisly knowledge would often scare friends and family. When I went to London during high school, my favorite part wasn’t seeing the palace or Big Ben, but instead, the... Read more
BOOK REVIEW: Hocus Pocus in Focus
Hands down, Hocus Pocus is one of my guilty pleasure movies. It’s campy, it’s funny, and it’s an all-around good time. You can’t go wrong with the witchy trio of Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy. However, I didn’t look at much more than surface level every... Read more
REVIEW: The Jersey Devil by Hunter Shea
Of course I’m a big fan of the Jersey Devil. I grew up in New Jersey, and was born and bred to learn all about it. I’ve obsessed over every detail of the legend, to the point that, in my final years living in NJ, joined a group that... Read more
REVIEW: The Night Parade by Ronald Malfi
Post-apocalyptic fiction has been done. Many, many times. Usually when I see a new title come out, I tend to groan, but still begrudgingly give it a shot. Sometimes it is worth it. Other times, it is not. When I saw that Ronald Malfi, one of my favorite authors,... Read more
REVIEW: Tobin’s Spirit Guide is the Perfect Ghostbusters’ Companion
I remember the first time I saw Ghostbusters, and how it made my little brain explode. Ghosts, people fighting them, AND bad words? It was a dream come true! But, in addition to all the paranormal going-ons, there was a brief mention of a book, used by Egon, for... Read more
Evil Inheritance Haunts This Comic Book
Outpouring Comics’ new publication, Inheritance, written by James Schumacher, with artwork by James Burton, is the story of generations of the Normandy family, haunted by the evil spirit of their great-grandfather Walter, which is trapped in the basement (or is he?). Serling, part of the newer generations of the family,... Read more