On Earth We’re Ugly as Fuck: A Review of On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong (Penguin Press, 2019) Ocean Vuong's debut novel is written in the from of a letter to his mother. He…


Following the Patterns: An Interview with Ewa Mazierska

Tomorrow, Terror House Press will release its 40th book: Love Cycles by Ewa Mazierska, a collection of 14 short stories examining relationships in…


Call Us What We Bloviate: A Review of Call Us What We Carry by Amanda Gorman

Call Us What We Carry by Amanda Gorman (Viking Books, 2021) Born in 1998, Amanda Gorman is part of that Generation Z that has tasked itself with…


Everything I Wish You Never Told Me: A Review of Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng (Abacus, 2014) The winner of the Amazon Book of the Year, the Massachusetts Book Award, the Alex Award…


This is the Night I Will Roll My Eyes in Incredulity: A Review of This is the Night Our House Will Catch Fire by Nick Flynn

This is the Night Our House Will Catch Fire by Nick Flynn (Norton, 2020) The American Baby Boomers who once worshiped Elvis and the Rolling Stones…


Cosmonauts, Nazis, and Hollywood, Oh My! Stanley Kubrick and Conspiracy Theories

If you’ve been reading Terror House and following my film reviews (I know there’s one of you), you might have read my analysis on the conspiracy…


Cultural Hamletism

“As I perchance hereafter shall think meet To put an antic disposition on" Hamlet (1.5. 179-180) Hamlet, in Hamlet, has a bit of a problem. His…


Everything That’s Evolving in The Matrix: Resurrections (and What’s Become Recessive)

There’s a problem with sci-fi purists. But purists were bashing Matrix: Resurrections before it hit theaters. I was skeptical of the skepticism.…


Beyond Your Imagination: An Interview with Mencius Moldbugman

Tomorrow, Terror House Press will release its 38th book: Unsqualified Preservations by Mencius Moldbugman, a humor- and horror-themed short story…


Chosen By God: A Review of Frailty

It is a peculiar feeling to be chosen by God. To go beyond the veil and have one's life touched by forces unknown to most men. It is a feeling I am…