Kindle Kult: Women in Horror, Volume II

This is the second Kindle Kult post devoted exclusively to WiHM. Do your part to support these authors by following a link, reading, and most importantly, discussing their work with other readers (one easy way to do the latter is taking a second to leave them a review on Amazon–every review helps more than you’d

Continue reading

Kindle Kult: Women in Horror, Volume I

To properly kick off the eleventh WiHM, we’re dedicating the next few Kindle Kult posts exclusively to female authors. Do your part to support these authors by following a link, reading, and most importantly, discussing their work with other readers (one easy way to do the latter is taking a second to leave them a

Continue reading

Kaurismäki’s “Hamlet Goes Business” Takes the Bard Into Bizarro Territory

Aki Kaurismäki’s films were bizarro before bizarro became a thing. I can think of no other auteur who has done for the motion picture what authors like Kevin L. Donihe have done for alternative fiction—consummately married the mundane to the peculiar. If there’s one thing that our readers will find appealing about Hamlet Goes Business,

Continue reading

Films That Fell Through the Cracks: “Aaltra” (2004)

“Aaltra” (Film Movement Series; Delépine et K/Vern) Some films have the ability to leave you in awe while others are in possession of something capable of driving you mad. Delépine and Kervern’s directorial debut, the nebulously titled Aaltra, is in full possession of both. Described as a darkly comic road movie, this French-Belgium co-production came

Continue reading

What a Bunch of Assholes: The Scatalogical Satire of Peter Vack

(Breaking Glass Pictures) dir. Peter Vack “I’m not fucking a fucking sober bitch pussy, and I’m not having sex like a..no…nobody else would have sex with me because how are they gonna do it? This day and age, all y—, the only way you fuck is if you go for a drink with someone.” This

Continue reading

Watching Kwaidan in 2020

No genre ages on the screen quite like horror. CGI certainly comes in handy when you deal in realistic depictions of human injury and supernatural intercessions into the everyday world. This is particularly true when the success of these elements relies on a strong sense of visual atmosphere. A big studio budget doesn’t exactly hurt.

Continue reading

Kindle Kult: Nightscape Press, Laird Barron, Tim Waggoner, and More

Yes, Ashes and Entropy, everyone’s favorite anthology of recent years from Nightscape Press, is on sale for only $0.99 right now! Featuring a host of weird fiction’s heroes, including, Laird Barron, Jon Padgett, Kristi DeMeester, John Langan, and so many more, this is undoubtedly a must have. And while we’re talking great anthologies, why not pick up Nox Paredolia? Sure, we’ve

Continue reading

Pistachio Kid – Sweet Remedies: The SMM Review

Here at SMM, we like the unique, the lone ranger, the poor bastards clawing and crawling to make their mark in the world. You may not guess it at first glance, but this doesn’t just include the bizarre, horrific and weird. It includes all of those less heard and known. Before this review, I had

Continue reading

Feedback – Movie Review

(Breaking Glass Pictures) Dir. Pedro C. Alonso Review by Zakary McGaha Feedback is a thriller that was quite fun, but providing feedback on it is…difficult. It’s not that I didn’t understand its more political aspirations; they’re pretty simple. However, the messages seemed mixed. Discerning exactly what the filmmakers were aiming for is difficult. The themes

Continue reading

Kindle Kult: Stephen Graham Jones, Jonathan Raab, Ottessa Moshfegh, and More

“The Last Final Girl is like Quentin Tarantino’s take on The Cabin in the Woods. Bloody, absurd, and smart. Plus, there’s a killer in a Michael Jackson mask.” – Carlton Mellick III, author of Apeshit. It’s also going for a nice $4.95 right now. Grab it while you can! My god, this looks like a romp. Just look

Continue reading