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What’s in Store for AMC’s FearFest?

Each year, I patiently await October’s arrival for multiple reasons and this year, I was especially curious to see what AMC’s FearFest had in store for fans in the mood for some Halloween scares.

Paperbacks From Hell is a Killer Read

Per Matt Growing up, long before dial-up modems were a thing and the internet was confined to the military’s ARPANET, the only way to access the information superhighway was by visiting the neighborhood drug store, grocery store and bookstore, where… Continue Reading →

The Miss P Trilogy Checks Out With Library of Souls

It is true we live in a strange world, but the imagination of author Ransom Riggs is particularly peculiar. In Book Three of his first series of novels (nicknamed Miss P by his fans), he has created an astounding one where children with… Continue Reading →

Studying the Ghosts From Our Past

Halloween is the primary time of year when people actually enjoy getting spooked. Horror movies, haunted houses and things that go bump in the night get pushed to the backburner during all other times, but for some people, the studying of spirits… Continue Reading →

Tim Burton Produces a Peculiar Adaptation

Per Matt Describing a beloved book of the Miss P trilogy to someone new to the material can be quite daunting. A story about time-traveling mutants hiding from monsters during World War II may sound bizarre, but it’s only a… Continue Reading →

The Art of Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

It’s hard to imagine that a story about unusual children with strange abilities, written as a scary fairy tale combining real-life creepy vintage photographs with a fictional story wasn’t tailor-made for Tim Burton, but sometimes reality is stranger than fiction. Expertly written… Continue Reading →

Searching for a True Adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Per Matt Much like the Zombies’ never-ending hunt for their next victims, I’ve been on a voracious, never-ending hunt for great undead literature. I’ve got a pretty good track record for finding some great books (along with a few ridiculous carcasses)… Continue Reading →

From Bestseller to the Big Screen: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Per Matt Beginning today, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies receives the big-screen treatment it always deserved, but back in 2009, its success was hardly guaranteed. Quirk Books gambled on a relatively then-unknown author to combine the classic Jane Austen Elizabethan… Continue Reading →

Doc of the Dead

Doc of the Dead explores the Zombie genre and the many prominent figures who have helped propel the undead craze to untold depths.

William Shakespeare’s Tragedy of the Sith’s Revenge

Per Matt Rounding out the prequel trilogy, ‘Tis the War of Stars, Episode Three. As if the story, written by Shakespeare, Revealeth the Dark Side, doth he, with much fear. Evil steppeth into thine spotlight, Mayhap to challenge the Jedi… Continue Reading →

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