Fear and Fascination: Part Three – Zombies

Please note: this post is the third entry in a series on horror and why we love it. To read the previous entries on ghosts and vampires, please click here and here. Introduction Zombie films have a special place in my heart because they combine an old Haitian bogeyman with a dose of humor and gooey special effects. … Continue Reading →


Fear and Fascination: Part Two – Vampires

  Please note: this post is the second entry in a series on horror and why we love it. To read the first entry on ghosts, please click here. Introduction I love vampire stories, but I do not, in general, find them frightening. I’m not sure why, exactly, as they … Continue Reading →


Magicus, Magike, Magush: A Brief Study in Magic(k)

A History of the Words Themselves: According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, the word “magic” dates back to the 14th century, when it meant the “art of influencing events and producing marvels using hidden natural forces.” Sounds about right, eh?  The word has its roots in the Old French “magique,” the Late Latin “magice,” the Greek … Continue Reading →


My Love/Hate Relationship with Horror

I’m definitely in the minority among my friends when the subject of horror comes up. Generally when people ask me if I like horror, I answer with a simple no but it’s a bit more complicated than that. Truthfully it’s less about whether or not I like horror and more about how … Continue Reading →


What Year Is It?

This was sent to me by a friend recently and I chuckled a bit, but then I gave it more thought. Because on top of the three listed above, there’s also Mad Max: Fury Road, Poltergeist, and the Gem and the Holograms movie. Some say the reason is that there are … Continue Reading →