Masque of the Digital Death: A Review of My Mentor, Death by Leslie D. Soule

My Mentor, Death by Leslie D. Soule (Terror House Press, 2020) My Mentor, Death by Leslie D. Soule was not what I expected. The title of this book of…


Was it a Butterfly? False Transphobia and Real Abuse in The Silence of the Lambs

“Goodbye Horses” plays as Buffalo Bill poses in the mirror speaking to themselves. “Would you fuck me? I’d fuck me, I’d fuck me SO HARD.” The speech…


Feminist Horror: When Men Aren’t the Problem

Horror’s my genre. I write, read, watch, and rewatch it. It’s been an interest since my parents allowed me to watch movies alone. Why love horror? I…


I Need the Violent Revenge in Inglourious Basterds

I watch plenty of Nazi films. I don’t say that loudly at parties. As someone with Jewish heritage, I don’t say that in front of family. Or anyone.…


In Defense of (and an Accusation of) Shock

There’s a current online trend which challenges Internet personalities to descend through gauntlets of disturbing (at deepest levels, illegal)…


Across the River Styx: A Review of Welcome to Hell by “Bad” Billy Pratt

Welcome to Hell by "Bad" Billy Pratt (Terror House Press, 2021) Welcome to Hell, indeed. The almost-prosaic Welcome to Hell navigates you through the…


Hyperreality as Hell: A Review of Welcome to Hell by “Bad” Billy Pratt

Welcome to Hell by "Bad" Billy Pratt (Terror House Press, 2021) The title is absolutely apt. We discover in the notes that the author takes the title…


We Simply Are Not There: An Interview with “Bad” Billy Pratt

Tomorrow, Terror House Press will release its 27th book: Welcome to Hell by "Bad" Billy Pratt, a trippy, hypnagogic meditation on modern dating, the…


The Nightmare World: A Review of The Palace of Dreams by Ismail Kadare

The Palace of Dreams by Ismail Kadare (Arcade, 2014) The Palace of Dreams is the first book by Ismail Kadare I have read. He is a very respected…


A Wee Bit of Pain in the Gulliver: Kubrick, the Moon, a B-52, The Shining, the Hollyweird Blacklist, a Headache

For a man who made only a dozen major motion pictures (sadly, he died before the final edit of Eyes Wide Shut), Stanley Kubrick was a Hollyweird…