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Bad Luck: Grimm Season 4 Episode 14 Recap + Review

Grimm keeps on getting better and better. Careful with that axe, Eugene!

Three Surreal Horror Happenings, This Week In London

Valerie And Her Week Of Wonders, Morgiana, and Psycho with a live orchestra, this week in London!

Haunted Holiday Gift Guide: Dark Fashion Edition

Buy someone something horrible for the holidays!

Haunted Holiday Gift Guide: Book Lover’s Edition

Use these suggestions to have a "horrible" holiday

Things To Do In Portland When You’re Dead: October Horror Movie...

Portland is putting its horror on

Comic Review: Video Nasty #1 – 2

Video Nasty is a hard-boiled, gritty suspense-thriller of a comic book.

Comic Review: Tomie, Volume I – Junji Ito

Tomei, Volume I is a collection of the first six Tomie stories by Junji Ito. Ito is a master of the horror manga genre, author of three aclaimed series, Uzumake, Gyu, and Tomie, which spawned a series of movies, running nine strong

Where’s Jessica Hyde? Find Out. Utopia Series 2 Episode 1 Review

Utopia Season 2 Premiere: Utopia is a cruel show. It's made up of cruel people. It's a cruel world.

Comic Review: Tenants Of A Structural Corpse by Adam S. Lichi

Tenants Of A Structural Corpse is an experimental comic by Adam S. Lichi, somewhere between a single issue and a graphic novel

TV Review: Grimm Season Finale ‘Blonde Ambitions’

Grimm's third season ends with fireworks

TV Review: Rosemary’s Baby Miniseries on NBC

Almost everybody in this series is the absolute worst

19th Annual H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival and CthulhuCon Day 3...

As I sat on a park bench outside of the Art Deco exterior of the Hollywood Theater, on the nicest day of the year so far in Portland, not only did it seem like a victory and a vindication of the weird words and worlds of Howard Phillips Lovecraft, but for the whole of SF fandom.

19th Annual H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival & CthulhuCon Preview, April...

A Pre-Con report for the 19th Annual H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival & CthulhuCon from J. Simpson

On The Road With Kerouac, Cassady + Cthulhu – Move Under...

A review of NIck Mamatas' Move Underground: it's about time we gave Nick a bit of attention!

Have You Seen The Yellow King?: True Detective Season 1 Reviewed

True Detective is gaining a lot of attention: Mr. Simpson walks us through the scene of the crime.

Movie Review: Sanitarium (2013)

The Asylum trope seems to be gaining in popularity, in recent years, the most famous version being the second season of American Horror Story. We are forced to see, and consider, where the insane are coming from, forced to relate, to interact with non-sense and un-reason.

Bleeding Hearts: 3 Horror Movies For Valentine’s Day

Horror Movies for Valentine's Day...are you really sure you want to open that box of chocolates?

Reclaiming Awe: The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All by Laird...

A review of a collection of short stories that brings us to that penultimate form of 20th century dread, Cosmic Horror

New Horror Comic Round-Up: Ghosted #006 + Grimm Fairy Tales Presents...

There's all kinds of new comic horrors hitting the stands these days. Here's an introduction to just a few.

Movie Review: Rewind This! Documentary + Photo Gallery

A review of the video tape industry documentary, Rewind This!

Book Review: Beneath The Blood Moon by Kelly Samarah

a review of the horror tales collection by Kelly Samarah Beneath the Blood Moon

Happy New Year! My Top 25 Horror Moments Of 2013

Mr. Simpson shares 25 horrors with us, a journey through a horrifying year.

Wishing You A Very Dark Christmas…

J. Simpson has a different view of how we all ought to celebrate Christmas....

Ghost Stories For Christmas: M. R. James

J. Simpson enlightens us regarding an old and odd British Christmas tradition - the telling of ghost stories,

Movie Review: Black Christmas (1974)

Horror for the Holidays! Unsung flicks that may (not) be suitable for yuletide watching!

The Music Of American Horror Story: Coven + Spotify Playlist

If you're one of the legion of horror fans slavishly devoted to Ryan Murphy's dark vision, chances are you were experiencing a mixture of...

Witchfinder General Soundtrack

Review of Witchfinder general soundtrack.

Among The Stacks: Wyrd Daze #1

Among The Stacks highlights the written word, in all its forms. This week it looks at an online, subscription-based periodical called Wyrd Daze.

Unearthing Forgotten Horrors: Hauntology, Psychogeography, and Folk Horror

This coming Saturday, some of the UK's finest purveyors of the dark sonic arts will gather to celebrate wyrd British cinema, with six musical performances and rare screening of two cinematic gems, the folk horror classic Blood On Satan's Claw, and the hauntological standard, Nigel Kneale's The Stone Tape.