Between the pandemic and the government, I haven’t written a word of fiction in almost a year. Compared with the horror show of reality, how could I possibly come up with anything more chilling?Continue reading The Ephemeral Horror of January 6th
Since we’re still plague-ridden, and I’m not about to go to a movie theater, I’ve been doing a little personal retrospective of horror films that I’ve enjoyed over the years and exploring why they stuck with me. The first one that came to mind was Oculus, written and directed by Mike Flanagan.Continue reading Oculus and the Reflection of Self
The original Japanese horror movie, Ju-On: The Grudge came out in 2002. I of course, being the pleb I am, didn’t see it, at that point.
I first saw the American remake, which came out in 2004. Back in those days, I was in college, Hastings and Blockbuster were active businesses, you could find a CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive in most laptop computers, and my roommate would go home for most weekends. I would motor down to the Hastings Video in my ancient automobile-craft, rent a bunch of horror movies, and stow myself away on my dorm room bed with the lights off to scare the hell out of myself for 4-6 hours.Continue reading Ju-On: The Confusion