Monday, November 23, 2015

My Son Cohen Perry's Final Installment in His Three-Part Bucheon Film Fest Series Is Available at Propeller Magazine

My son Cohen Perry has knocked one out of the park with his final installment in his three-part series for Propeller Magazine covering this year's Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival. You can find his article, with links to the first two installments in case you missed them at
I'm so very proud of my son's writing and I hope you'll take a look to find out why. Thanks!

Talking Terror on the Latest Horror News Radio Podcast

I had the privilege to be a guest on the most recent episode of the Horror News Radio Gruesome Magazine Spotlight podcast. Esteemed host Doc Rotten, fellow Gruesome writer JJ Fitt, and yours truly discuss this year's 8 Films to Die For releases, current horror series on television, and more. Please give it a listen at Thanks!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Which is More Frightening: A Genetically Modified Bear, a Mabusean Menace, or the Ravages of Time?

I have three new reviews that have recently been posted on Gruesome Magazine's website. With a creature feature, a science fiction/horror hybrid, and a cautionary fable with wicked humor, these diverse films have much to offer potential viewers, no matter their preferred choice of chills.

Unnatural, one of this year's Eight Films to Die For series, is a flawed but fun movie about a huge polar bear that has been the subject of DNA-tweaking experiments. Unfortunately a group of people shooting a high-fashion photo spread is staying in a lodge near the laboratory housing the bear --- and the beast has just escaped.

The Conductor is a short film about a young woman who wakes up to find that she is no longer in control of her body and her free will. Science fiction and horror elements blend well in this effort:

The titular character of The Conductor begins his diabolical symphony. 
Prolific director Patrick Rea offers up a nifty short film about a wife and mother --- Michelle Davidson in a superb performance --- who would love just one a hour day to herself in The Hourglass Figure:

Chelsea (Michelle Davidson) contemplates using a newly discovered timepiece that proves to have unusual powers in The Hourglass Figure.
While you're at the site, make sure to check out all the other great horror film and TV reviews waiting for you. Have fun!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Horror in the Everglades: "Wind Walkers" Falls Short of Its Promise

A group of buddies goes on a hunting trip in the Florida Everglades only to find themselves stalked by an evil that appears suddenly and then vanishes just as quickly in Wind Walkers. The story offers some original-sounding premises but  . . . well, you can read my thoughts on this film on the Gruesome Magazine website at

Four of My Reviews of Incredible Short Horror Films Await You at Gruesome Magazine

Wine isn't the only liquid spilled in Chateau Sauvignon: terroir.

Hello! Since I last posted here, I've had four reviews posted in Gruesome Magazine's "Super Scary Shorts Saturday" and each one is a winner. Whether you like a few chuckles with your shocks or are seeking something more straight-ahead in the chills department, one or more of these shorts are sure to please you.

In Tickle, a babysitter learns that sometimes scary bedtime stories come to life:

Pillow Fright sees sorority sisters who dabble in the occult suddenly finding themselves facing killer pillows. Yes, you read that right and it works better than you might think:

Counter Parts involves jealous sisters and voodoo curses:

If you're in the mood for a tale with a bit of an old-fashioned macabre feeling set in today's modern world, look no further than Chateau Sauvignon: terroir:

I'll have another pair of eerie short films up this Saturday, so keep checking back at Gruesome Magazine's website for those, my full-length-film reviews, and all of the other great content there. Thanks, as always!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Virus Causes Squatters to Run Amok in Gross-Out "Condemned"

Based in a dilapidated apartment building in New York City, Condemned is peopled with oddball characters and rife with festering boils, vomit, and other bodily fluids. A virus cooks up in the basement and rapidly spreads among the squatters there. You can read what I thought about the film at Thanks!

Short Films "Shi" and "Shattered" Feature Different Types of Horror Involving Parents

My second installment of Gruesome Magazine website's "Super Scary Shorts Saturday" features the creepy, award-winning supernatural effort Shi, about a man having the worst day of his life as a husband and father, and Shattered, a gory dramatic thriller about a grieving mother who wants answers to her young daughter's murder.

I really enjoyed Shi a lot; you can read my review here:

I wasn't as impressed with Shattered; here's the link to my review:

As always, thanks for reading, and while you're there, make sure to check out all of the other great content from my friends and colleagues at Gruesome Magazine!