All the Boys Love Mandy Lane – film review

All The Boys Love Mandy Lane Mandy Lane is a every high school boy’s dream – a shy teen who has finally blossomed but doesn’t seem to know it yet. She is a young woman who developed over the course of the summer and all the boys are noticing, to the chagrin of her best… Continue reading All the Boys Love Mandy Lane – film review

Fare Well – a story

As a Christmas gift, I wrote this story for my girlfriend Amanda. This is part of the same story cycle/mythos as the Meep Sheep. Fare Well Amanda wiped away the tears as her carriage left the city of the pandas and headed her into the snow and to a home she hadn’t been to in… Continue reading Fare Well – a story

Dear Dell

So this is a story of a different sort, kids. This is a terribly true story that I have been going through of late. I relay it not as a sort of crazed missive against the company of Dell but as yet another story, this one just happening to be true. I will give you… Continue reading Dear Dell

Presence – a holiday story

Presence She was the last to arrive and she knew it. She was always last, every year, no matter what she did, how she did it, or when. She could get up earlier, could eat breakfast faster, could unwrap things without taking them out of their packaging but it never mattered - she would always… Continue reading Presence – a holiday story

MARTYRS – movie review

MARTYRS Ah, ya gotta give it to the French, when they go out to make a genre film, they really go all out. Oh, sure, Asian horror will give you the viscera, some guts and goo thrown around and lots of violence that will flip your lid but for all out body bangin' mind screws… Continue reading MARTYRS – movie review

Art and Books for sale

Why, hello there, stranger. Nice to see you here. If you like what you see around the joint, take a walk over to the right side there --------------> and click on the Stuff for Sale link where you can find all manner of paintings and books I have for sale. You'll be glad you did.… Continue reading Art and Books for sale

The House of the Devil – review

THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL It is an interesting trend in horror these days, the pull away from modernism and the move towards nostalgia. It is as if the '80s and '70s are hallowed horror ground where all the classic horror films were made. While I can appreciate a move towards realism and better film-making,… Continue reading The House of the Devil – review

My Annual End of the Year Note – 2009

We Will Remember The Things We Always Forgot It’s easy, as the end nears, to focus on the broad strokes, the good, the bad, and the ugly. We see the big events that we think shaped us, the things that could have, would have, or should have shaped us perhaps. We see the fireworks, but… Continue reading My Annual End of the Year Note – 2009


THE POUGHKEEPSIE TAPES It has been some interesting movies I have seen of late, and this is definitely one of the ones that sticks out. A movie like, so many these days, serves as a faux-documentary, this is also a film that doesn't lean on that pole as a means to lie, but as a… Continue reading THE POUGHKEEPSIE TAPES – review


ANTICHRIST Well, if you can say anything about ANTICHRIST it is that it earns every ounce of its controversy. A bold, challenging, nihilistic, and hateful little thing, this is the sort of movie that movie elitists always claim they want but rarely embrace. Well, if you want a self-absorbed director exorcising some nasty personal demons… Continue reading ANTICHRIST – review

RUN BITCH RUN – movie review

RUN BITCH RUN The seventies were a weird time for movies. If the sixties were about freeing our souls, the seventies were about freeing our minds, and for many, they did this in movie theaters. Boundaries were broken, taboos were broken and the groundwork for many of the well regarded filmmakers of today was laid.… Continue reading RUN BITCH RUN – movie review

WATCH OUT – review

Watch Out How is it that you can watch something that is so depraved, so bizarre, and so disturbing that you almost loathe finishing it but, when you are watching the damned thing, like it so much that you can’t help but enjoy it? I don’t get it. I just don’t. Such was the quandary… Continue reading WATCH OUT – review