As most of the nation continues to shiver from the frigid effects of this year’s “polar vortex”, thoughts turn to fun activities to do indoors. While video games, movies and surfing the web are good options, all of them require electricity and during a hard winter storm the power can and does go out. With [...]Read More
What’s Halloween night without scary movies? Sadly, you really can’t depend on television to show any frightful fare worth watching, so it’s good to have a stack of scary stuff on-hand. I’ve picked out six movies from my personal collection and listed them in no particular order for an all-night horror movie marathon – if you’re brave (or foolhardy) enough to stay up to dawn with nothing but werewolves, slashers and zombies for company. Note: I’ve scheduled approximately five minutes of down-time between each film. You’ve got to go to the bathroom at some time. Ready? Let’s get started.Read More
Marisha Pessl’s first novel, the darkly offbeat Special Topics in Calamity Physics, was one of the biggest book releases of 2006, reaping praise from numerous critics, readers at large, and novelist Jonathan Franzen, among others. The story is told from the perspective of Blue van Meer the new girl at a private school who is [...]Read More
One of the many perks of working for Suvudu.com is that I have a good excuse to pick the brains of my favorite authors, like Joe R. Lansdale. Lansdale has been cranking out weird fiction, comic books, and mysteries (and sometimes weird mysteries) for decades. Recently my friends at Tachyon Publications published Deadman’s Road, a collection of previously published and out of print Weird West stories featuring Reverend Jebediah Mercer, a gun-slinging, hard-drinking preacher whose many enemies include zombies, werewolves and other supernatural creatures. I caught up with Joe to ask a few questions about the stories.Read More
Peter Stenson is the author of Fiend, a zombie apocalypse novel in which the only survivors are methamphetamine addicts:
There’s more than one kind of monster.
When Chase Daniels first sees the little girl in umbrella socks tearing open the Rottweiler, he’s not too concerned. As a longtime meth addict, he’s no stranger to horrifying, drug-fueled hallucinations.
Thanks to his work on the Police Academy movies, many people can’t even read the name Bobcat Goldthwait without hearing the comedian’s trademark howls and garbled speech. Goldthwait has said in many interviews that it has been a blessing and a curse. The bizarre character he developed – and yes, that was a character – has proven to be inescapable. Thirty years later, people are still asking the comedian to do “the voice”, even as he continues to build a prestigious career as a director of independent films.Read More