Movie Review: The Gift

This week I’m reviewing The Gift, not so much a horror movie as a psychological thriller, but equally disturbing a movie. Here’s what it’s about: “Simon and Robyn are a young married couple whose life is going just as planned until a chance encounter with an acquaintance from Simon’s high school sends their world into a harrowing tailspin. Simon doesn’t recognize Gordo at first, but after a series of uninvited encounters and mysterious gifts prove … Read more

Remembering Kiss of the Tarantula

This week I’m remembering Kiss of the Tarantula, a movie released back in the 70s. Here’s what it’s about: “John Bradley operates and lives in a mortuary along with his wife, Martha, and daughter, Susan, who collects tarantula spiders and has always been ostracized by her friends because… she’s a little bit strange.When Susan discovers that mommy dearest is plotting to have dear old dad killed by her secret lover, who is also dad’s brother, … Read more

The Weekly Wrap Up with Mystery, Horror Comedy, and More

Howdy all! Here’s what happened this week. Upcoming Events No new events this week, but I do have a new Events page. The Movies This week I suggested you watch Solomon Kane. Solomon Kane came out awhile back and apparently it didn’t do well at the box office. Not sure why. It was typical for fantasy, with dark magic and lots of sword fighting, but it was also a decent movie. Good acting, and the … Read more

Bitchin’ About TV Shows and Stories That Will Make Your Skin Crawl

Howdy all! Here’s what happened this week. Upcoming Events I’m joining A.F. Stewart’s Bloody Valentine event next month. I’ll be sharing a love gone wrong short story for the event. I’m also hosting another blog post event for Women in Horror Month that will be a kind of blog tour of interviews with us women horror writers. Still working on the details and will post the schedule when it’s finalized. The Movies This week I … Read more

No One Is Happy To See Gita The Demon

Part 8 of Warrant for Damnation is available to read on WattPad. This week no one is happy to see Gita the Demon. Enjoy! Go to part 8 or start reading below. FREE today on AmazonBeware man-sized birds your first day working for Margery the Demonhttps://t.co/qts9TWNhAT#horror #comedy #goodvsEvil pic.twitter.com/gBKPwXm6Co — W. J. Howard (@by_wjhoward) January 13, 2017

TV Review: American Horror Story – Roanoke

It ain’t gonna be pretty this week. I’ve already voiced my opinion about season 6 of American Horror Story on social media. Here’s a little something about it from a critic on Rotten Tomatoes: “American Horror Story: Roanoke takes a surprising turn away from prior AHS formats, revisiting the deliberate pace of earlier seasons on a spookier, smaller scale, even if the true-crime format feels overdone.” I’ve loved this series, especially Asylum and Hotel, but … Read more

Horror Haiku, Finding Nina, Upcoming Events, and More

First, I can’t believe it’s New Year’s Eve. 2016 flew by. I guarantee that while you read this I’m already holding a mimosa or glass of wine. Now I’d like to welcome you to my new weekly wrap up. This is basically a diary of everything I accomplished over the past week, including things like Twitter post highlights, movie & book reviews, short story and novel part releases, upcoming events, and more. I’ll also mention … Read more

Movie Review: I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House

Back reviewing movies this week, I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House is a recent Netflix release and here’s what it’s about: “A young nurse takes care of elderly author who lives in a haunted house.” I’m in the minority again. I really liked this movie and was glued to the screen. For one thing, I love Ruth Wilson, who plays the nurse. She was exceptional in per performance and the other … Read more

Movie Review: Gallowwalkers

This week’s review is the under-rated Wesley Snipes movie, Gallowwalkers. Here’s what it’s about: “A mysterious gunman, Aman, is the son of a nun who breaks her covenant with God to ensure his survival. This act brings a curse upon Aman – all those that die by his gun will return. Soon, he is hunted by a gang of his undead former victims, led by the vicious Kansa. Aman enlists Fabulos, a new young warrior, … Read more

Prehistoric Teeth in Warrant for Damnation

Welcome to day 5 of the October Frights Blog Hop. I’ve got an action packed excerpt from chapter 2 of Warrant for Damnation, book 2 in The Courier series. This book releases mid to late November. I hope you enjoy the read. Anyone who leaves a comment today gets a free copy of Warrant for Damnation in either paper or eBook. If you’d like to read book 1, It’s the last day to get Call … Read more

Why Do You Do Horror?

Welcome to day 2 of the October Frights Blog Hop. Today is a combination review of the documentary Why Horror?, and a discussion on why some of us are so addicted to the horror genre. If you haven’t seen it, here’s what Why Horror? is about: “WHY Horror? is a feature length documentary following horror fan Tal Zimerman as he looks at the psychology of horror around the world in order to understand why we … Read more

Movie Review: Victor Frankenstein

I’ve got a newer, big budget, Hollywood twist on a classic horror tale for ya this week. Here’s what Victor Frankenstein it’s about: “Told from Igor’s perspective, we see the troubled young assistant’s dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Viktor Von Frankenstein, and become eyewitnesses to the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man – and the legend – we know today.” I was very excited to watch this movie. I … Read more

Movie Review: The Coed and the Zombie Stoner

More zombie movies this week with The Coed and the Zombie Stoner. Here’s what it’s about: “When a nerdy sorority girl falls in love with a zombie, it’s only a matter of time before a zombie apocalypse is unleashed on campus. The sorority girl discovers that weed is the cure–now she must smoke out the entire school before it’s too late.” I’m a little embarrassed to admit how much I enjoyed this movie. It’s silly … Read more

Movie Review: I Survived a Zombie Holocaust

Back on zombies this week with I Survived a Zombie Holocaust. Here’s what it’s about: “A young runner, on a Zombie film set, has the first day from hell when real Zombies overrun the set.” They could have come up with a better title for this one. The current title has nothing to do with the plot. Anyway, I didn’t hate this movie. It’s very slow to start, and the kind of zombie movie you … Read more

Movie Reviews: Housebound

What took me so long to watch Housebound. Here’s what it’s about: “Kylie Bucknell is forced to return to the house she grew up in when the court places her on home detention. Her punishment is made all the more unbearable by the fact she has to live there with her mother Miriam – a well-intentioned blabbermouth who’s convinced that the house is haunted. Kylie dismisses Miriam’s superstitions as nothing more than a distraction from … Read more

TV Review: Wayward Pines

I’ve been pleasantly surprised by Wayward Pines. Here’s what the first season is about: “Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrives in the bucolic town of Wayward Pines, ID, on a mission to find two missing federal agents. But instead of answers, Ethan’s investigation only turns up more questions. What’s wrong with Wayward Pines? Each step closer to the truth takes Ethan further from the life he knew, from the husband and father he was, until … Read more

Movie Review: Navy Seals vs. Zombies

Try not to fall asleep during this week’s review of Navy Seals vs. Zombies Here’s what it’s about: “A team of highly skilled Navy SEALS find themselves embarking on the battle of their lives when they come face-to-face with the undead. After a deadly outbreak occurs in New Orleans, the SEALS must fight for their lives, and the city, against an army of zombies.” This movie is appropriately rated lower than 1 star out of … Read more

Movie Review: Stitches

I’ve got a good one for you this week, although it’s not a zombie movie. Stitches had me laughing out loud, and here’s what it’s about: “The clumsy and unfunny clown Richard “Stitches” Grindle goes to the birthday party of little Tom and the boy and his friends play a prank with Stitches, tying his shoelaces. Stitches slips, falls and dies. Six years later, Tom gives a birthday party for his friends at home and … Read more