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Vampire Movies that Suck

My editorial policy on horror is that I try to review things I enjoy rather than things that I think are terrible. This isn’t a difficult policy to maintain – I’m easy to please and, as I am fond of saying, I like most things! However, even a jovial fellow such as myself has his limits, and on rare occasion I feel the need to give vent to mockery or frustration. In other words, buckle up.

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Ouija Shark: An Unpredictably Predictable Surprise

A pale and pierced girl in a Satanic T-shirt finds a homemade Ouija board on a lakeside beach. It doesn’t take a genius to put together the entire plot of this movie. You could be in a coma finished with a valium chaser and still figure this one out. Yet, there were a few little surprises hidden inside. I didn’t say they were good surprises. Just surprises. You be the judge. 

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The 2019 Anthologies Birthday Sale

We had an amazing 2019, just look at the books in the banner above, it was a completely incredible first year. Now we’ve paired back, slowed down a bit so we could ensure that the books we were bringing in match out vision, we’re working with visionary authors like Susan Snyder, Lucas Mangum, Charles Bernard and more.

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Ghastly Gastronomy Cookbook Now Available!

As soon as we started a publishing company, I knew I wanted to put out a cookbook. But how? How does one create a good cookbook when you run a horror press? The answer, was awesome. We put out a call for stories that involved a recipe. Not a creepy ingredient not cannibalism, but an actual, real, delicious recipe.

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Today’s World

To everyone who is a member of the Madness Heart Press family, to all of our authors, our followers, our fans, our contributors. To everyone.

We stand with our friends and family of color, our marginalized communities, and each and every one of you is important and loved here.

We invite anyone who has an issue with that, anyone who supports bigotry, racism, antisemitism, homophobia, transphobia or any other lessering of your fellow humans to leave our community. Unfollow us, take your books elsewhere. We do not need or want your patronage or work, it is unwelcome.

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Horror and Rumors of Horror

On this week’s episode of Wandering Monster, John, Lemons, and I discuss medical monsters – a topic that has perhaps never been more relevant to the three of us for reasons I don’t need to go into here (not to mention this whole “pandemic” thing that I’ve heard might be going on). Make sure to check it out, as it’s a doozy of an episode!

Not to toot my own horn, but one of the things that makes it a doozy is my selection for monster of the week: Josef Heiter, the perverse sadist (and talented surgeon!) at the dark heart of the infamous Dutch film The Human Centipede (First Sequence).

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Sharksploitation Coat-Tails: Barracuda (AKA The Lucifer Project)

The seventies are chock full of badly rendered ripoffs of Jaws, each trying with varying amounts of success to reproduce the rabid popularity of the monster hit of 1975. Just as I love me some bad sharksploitation films, so too do I adore watching these shit shows. 

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Reed Alexander’s Horror Review of ‘Midsommar’ (2019)

The consequences of gaslighting your girlfriend

Jesus fucking Christ. I haven’t seen a movie go for broke on the whole “asshole boyfriend” trope since White Settlers (2014). At least that asshole showed some growth. This prick doubled down at every moment of the movie. He goes from gaslighting his girlfriend Dani (played by Florence Pugh), to stringing along their relationship rather than dumping her, to using Dani’s sister’s suicide as a weapon, to being completely unsupportive as a boyfriend, to stealing a thesis from someone who is supposed to be a friend, to eye-fucking every woman in sight. The list goes on and fucking on. GOD! How hard do you have to drive home the guy being an asshole?

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