I’m the kind of horror fan who goes the extra mile to find something I haven’t seen yet. I love the obscure, the rare and the unreleased. To say I collect horror films would be putting it lightly. More accurately speaking, I stop at NOTHING to get what I’m after. Money, travel and uncertainty can’t [...]
Unmasked: The True Life Story of the World’s Most Prolific, Cinematic Killer is one of the most amazing autobiographies I have ever read. Kane Hodder grabs the reader by the throat and drags them through his personal heaven (growing up on an island in the South Pacific, becoming a slasher icon) and hell (brutal beatings from [...]
When I wrote about the demise of Leisure’s mass market paperback line in favor of e-books, I had no idea the terrible drama playing out behind the scenes. According to genre author Brian Keene, Dorchester/Leisure Books stopped paying royalties owed to their writers back in late 2009. Then, with the payment issues still unresolved, Dorchester [...]
The success of Blanche Knott’s Truly Tasteless Jokes spawned numerous rip-offs in the early 80s. Julius Alvin cashed in on the raunchy joke book craze with the Gross Jokes series. Gross Gifts, the entry from 1983, skips the usual dead baby material and focuses on “everything from gross cosmetics to gross movies to gross vacations.” The “gross [...]
Hollywood Monster, Robert Englund’s autobiography, is really an exceptional book. Some actors use autobiographies as vanity pieces and fill them with anecdotes about how great they were way back when. That isn’t the case with Hollywood Monster. Englund became a cultural icon as Freddy Krueger but comes across as a humble actor who’s quick to praise the directors, [...]
If you’ve ever wondered why an actress who wanted to escape her Scream Queen persona would do six horror flicks in a row, or why Curtis’ hair looked so bad in Halloween II, the answers are all here, folks!