The frontier has always been a place of magical realism -- even at it's most gritty. This isn't your typical zombie drama. Zombies may not exactly be passe', but we have witnessed a lot of their creeping, crawling trauma over the past few years.
Not all megalomaniacs are preening, medal-bedecked-uniform-wearing, sociopathic assholes. Sometimes they're mousy, tatty, middle-class husbands with a basement full of electronic equipment and a murderous secret to hide.
Hotels inspire the horrific and macabre, and with Halloween almost upon us it's time to celebrate haunted rooms, menacing presences, poltergeists, and even the occasional Log Lady lurking in the lobby.
As an alternative to the standard fare of Psycho, The Exorcist and the Halloween and Friday the 13th franchises, here is my list of suggested titles which can be watched back to back, esoteric selections, if you will.
True "scream queens" aren't cowering in closets and stumbling in the dark -- they're the powerful authors of these spooky, excellent, female-forward reads, perfect for curling up with on a rainy October night. Read 'em and creep.
This week marks the 55th anniversary of The Twilight Zone series. It's not easy to pick from my favorite TZ episodes, but if carnivorous Martians landed on earth and forced me to choose under threat of human extinction, I'd have to name these.