The Horror of Disappointment

Hate being disappointed by a horror film I have hopes for… You build it up in your mind and compare it to other like films that have won you over before. Maybe you anticipate a certain level of production quality based on a sampling of the trailer, the cast, the crew, etc. And then something is inevitably…

Dreary Days and Horror Favs

On a dreary day such as this one, I am reminded of one of my favourite books – The Woman in Black by Susan Hill. This is a terrific gothic ghost story about a young solicitor who travels to a remote English estate to sort out the affairs of its recently deceased owner. While there, he learns of a…

Hard Case Crimes

Perused Stephen King’s website and only just now learned of Joyland, one of his new novels releasing 06/04/13 (and already optioned for the big screen). A brief synopsis is featured: “Set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, Joyland tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work…