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Monthly Archives: September 2017

Graverobbers Wanted (No Experience Necessary) by Jeff Strand

If somebody comes up to you and offers you $20K to dig up a grave and retrieve a key from the corpse, it would be a wise idea to turn down the assignment.  However, Andrew Mayhem, a married father of two small children, is anything but wise.  He can’t hold down a job and makes Read More…

Shadowfall by James Clemens

Shadowfall is a mixed bag of an epic fantasy novel that doesn’t quite live up to the hype bestowed upon it by some of the impressive blurbs on the front and back cover of the novel.  The basic concept of the story is that gods have settled over the lands of Myrillia.  When one of Read More…

Movie Review: It

The last time the Hollywood folk tried to adapt Stephen King’s epic masterpiece, the result was a slightly better than mediocre major broadcast television mini-series.  There was nothing wrong with it, but it was far from awe-inspiring.  Many years later (so much so that the part of the story that takes place in the past Read More…

Bumper Crop by Joe Lansdale

Bumper Crop was a bit of a mixed bag.  There were some stories that I really enjoyed, and some that were complete duds that I wanted to get past quickly, hoping that the next story would be better.  In general and in this short story collection, Lansdale has a very easy going and pleasing style.  Read More…

Movie Review: Annabelle Creation

Annabelle: Creation was a compilation of horror movie clichés all wrapped up into one movie.  It befuddles me that this movie was positively reviewed since I don’t see any redeemable value to it except the final scene.  It had a thin and weak plot.  It had the double whammy of having both weak characterization, and Read More…