• Horror Book Review

    The Only Good Indians

    Warnings: Violence, Gore, Death, Suicide, Animal Death My Thoughts There are very few horror books that genuinely spook me and make me anxious about the fate of the main characters. Even though I knew that something bad was coming, the creeping sense of dread makes this book an absolute page-turner. Stephen Graham Jones reclaims and breathes new life into the tired Indian burial ground trope, using it to explore the very real issues of prejudice, poverty, and social pitfalls of being a young Native American in America. “The land claims what you leave behind.” Each of the characters is flawed but had a certain charm that made me care for…

  • Horror Book Review

    It Came from the Multiplex: 80s Midnight Chillers

    Warnings: Violence, Gore My Thoughts The 1980s were a golden age of American horror cinema, starting with a movement that began in the 1970s that defined the modern horror flick. The focus was shifted to films that were bolder, more aggressive, but artistic too. The horror genre also saw the rise of B movies that became cult favorites, low-budget gorefests that riveted audiences. Filled to the brim with supernatural killers, creature features, and evil children, the horror films of the era became a cultural zeitgeist that continues to influence horror writers and filmmakers to the present day. While there are still theaters available today, there’s no question that the rise…