There’s something about a well done haunted house film that just really taps into what makes horror so special and captivating for me. Take a normal day, normal people, and then insert them into a place that should be safe – a home. The home can be inhabited or abandoned, but either way it feels… Continue reading The Deep House – review
In which I talk about my newest book, Are We Monsters? https://www.amazon.com/Are-We-Monsters-Chris-Ringler/dp/B09JVKDJPJ/
If there’s one thing that I can say I truly appreciate about experience and age it’s that the meanness of youth often falls away. Sure, sure, we’re still mean as old folks but with luck we gain the wisdom that other people shouldn’t have to take big old swigs of that meanness just because we… Continue reading RISE OF THE SCARECROWS : Hell on Earth – Review
In which I wax poetic about Halloween and such.
There are several stories in ARE WE MONSTERS but I wanted to post a sample of one of them to give an idea of what you'll find inside. This excerpt is from a story called 'Fearful Thing' about a young woman's willingness to face something horrifying in order to seek its aid. Some things only… Continue reading Are We Monsters – sample
It's strange to me to look at the desktop of my laptop and see the folders there for books I am 'working' on and to say to myself - 'oh hey, that's done now'. It's a great feeling, but a strange one. Especially since now I have to go through and get rid of the… Continue reading ARE WE MONSTERS – new book release!
HALLOWEEN KILLS – review Now that this is finally out, and the fans are seething, and the pundits are posting their bile can we just take a moment to appreciate what Rob Zombie was able to do? He took a dead franchise and gave it life. It wasn’t the life we were expecting, and… Continue reading HALLOWEEN KILLS – review
There is something painfully insidious about the banal ways we are homogenizing and corporatizing cities. Something sad that we are so desperate to erase the character of our cities, to make them the same in every way possible so that we feel some sort of safety and comfort that we could find in other ways.… Continue reading Changing the Record
In which the shadow catches up with the rabbit.
Since Covid hit its stride in March of 2020 I had been out of the office I work at for eighteen months. Eighteen. I still remember the days leading to that day – Things were suddenly getting more and more dire in the country, despite the protestations of the President to the contrary. Internally our… Continue reading Eighteen Months
I have been a movie geek since I was a kid. There was a time in my life, living in a small town near to a slightly larger town, where I’d go to the movies all the time. In retrospect I saw a lot of trash. I loved going to the movies though. I was… Continue reading Purity
in which I talk about the change we are seeing..
In which I talk about the film REQUIEM FOR A DREAM.