Revisiting the only fragment I have of a zombie book. Originally posted to The Terror Test after George Romero’s death and now resurrected on his birthday.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Glum ManOriginally written for Episode 62 on Eraserhead (1977) and Freaks (1932). Interviewer: What was Wild at Heart about David? “Well, it’s about one hour and forty-five minutes. ~An interview with Toby Keeler, recounting a conversation with Lynch “Believe it or not, Eraserhead […]
Destroy Your Sight With a New Gorgon: “Don’t Look Now” and Macbeth Originally written for Episode 61 on Don’t Look Now (1973) and C.H.U.D. (1984). “Do you fear/ things that sound so fair?”~ The Tragedy of Macbeth, William Shakespeare “Just chance, a flick of a coin.”~ “Don’t Look Now,” Daphne du […]
Carveth vs. Carveth Originally written for Episode 60 on The ABCs of Death (2012) and The Brood (1979). “I think the reason why Mommy left… was because for a long time… I kept trying to make her be a certain kind of person. A certain kind of wife that I […]
I wrote this a while back when the podcast was investigating French horror. Let me know what I missed and what I should check out, especially in the last five years or so.
Slicing Up 8 ½ Eyeballs Originally written for The Terror Test: Episode 44. Contains A Cat in the Brain (1990) and 8 ½ (1963) spoilers. “You can’t make love stories.” ~ 8 ½ “If I made Romantic movies nobody would go see them.” ~ A Cat in the Brain […]
The Terror Test is a podcast made by teachers about horror movies. They are currently doing a series of episodes related to Sady Doyle’s book Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers: Monstrosity, Patriarchy, and the Fear of Female Power. As part of the series, I interviewed Southern root-worker/Tarot reader EllieMae Plantagenet […]
Originally written for The Terror Test podcast. Check out their new website. I am now writing Lost in Arhkam. Previous Test Prep essays. Written for an episode in which the guys visited South Korea and discussed I Saw the Devil and The Host. Revenge Is a Fist Best Served Boldly Contains I Saw the Devil (2010) spoilers. […]
A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do in the First Place Originally written for The Terror Test. Check out their new website. I am now writing Lost in Arhkam. Previous Test Prep essays. This was written before the current fires in Australia for an episode covering Wolf Creek (2005) and The Babadook (2014). “The correspondent wondered ingenuously how […]