Speculation On The Upcoming Marvel Movies

Column by Peter Derk
What will the six unnamed Marvel movies be? We dunno. But we can make some good guesses. And some really, really bad ones.

How 'The Westing Game' Inspired 'Ready Player One' Thirty Years Later

Column by Meredith Borders
"The Westing Game" turns thirty this year, and it just so happens to be the inspiration behind this month's biggest blockbuster.

Book vs. Film: 'The Ritual'

Column by Max Booth III
Comparing Adam Nevill's novel and its recent film adaptation.

Revisiting Brian Garfield’s “Death Wish”

Column by Max Booth III
A look back at Garfield's blood-soaked meditation on vigilantism.

Book Vs. Film: "-30-" Vs. "They Remain"

Column by Christopher Shultz
How does the very first Laird Barron film adaptation stand up to its source material?

The Two Lukes: Comparing and Contrasting 'Dark Empire' and 'The Last Jedi'

Column by Bart Bishop February 15, 2018
A look back at the portrayal of Luke Skywalker in 'Dark Empire' as compared to 'The Last Jedi.'

7 Highly Anticipated Book Adaptations for 2018

Column by Max Booth III
Books...but as MOVIES?!? What will they think of next?

Shakin’ in my Boots: 13 Horror Films with Roots in Texas

Column by Annie Neugebauer
From crooked hillbillies to Mexican vampires to Satan-worshiping cults, here are 13 horror films set in Texas to add to your watch list.

Castration Anxiety and the Monstrous-Feminine in 'Thor: Ragnarok'

Column by Bart Bishop
A look at the gender politics of 'Thor: Ragnarok,' specifically in relation to Hela.

Gory, Bizarre, Cheesy Horror Movies and Their Book Matches Pt. 2

Column by Peter Derk
Malls that menstruate and chop, horror nerd argument material, the best blood in the biz and, of course, none other than Chuck Tingle.

5 Reasons Jigsaw is the Perfect Writing Mentor

Column by Christoph Paul
Forget an MFA, Jigsaw will be your writing mentor for free.

Gory, Bizarre, Cheesy Horror Movies and Their Book Matches Pt. 1

Column by Peter Derk October 26, 2017
Are you a fan of horror movies like 'The Stuff,' 'Suspiria," or 'Frankenhooker?' Then you'll want to check out these book pairings.

5 Bizarro Books That Should Be Movies

Column by Christoph Paul October 16, 2017
Hollywood needs to go bizarro and make these five movies.

Road Trip Horror: 'A Good Man is Hard to Find' and 'Nocturnal Animals'

Column by Bart Bishop
A look at Flannery O'Connor's short story "A Good Man is Hard to Find" and the movie 'Nocturnal Animals' as the Beginning and End of a Subgenre.

What Writers Can Learn From the Films of Darren Aronofsky

Column by Christoph Paul September 15, 2017
5 takeaways from Aronofsky's inspiring film catalogue.

So I Heard Y'all Want to Float: The Past, Present, and Future of Stephen King's IT

Column by Max Booth III
We dig deep into the novel, miniseries, and film adaptation of Stephen King's killer clown novel.

Ten Reasons I Hate Remakes...And They're Not What You Think

Column by Gabino Iglesias September 6, 2017
The popularity of remakes bothers me, and it has absolutely nothing to do with my childhood being ruined.

Why Remakes (including Stephen King's 'IT') Stoke Creative Storytelling

Column by Justin Hunter
Remakes might suck visually. They might steal a piece of your childhood and give it away to someone else. But remakes allow a story to live on long past its expiration date. And that's a good thing.

I Can’t Let You Go Without Tapping That Ass...One...More...Time: Revisiting 'Death Proof' Ten Years Later

Column by Max Booth III
Don't @ me, but this movie may have inspired me to become a writer.

Three Things That Will Tank The Dark Tower Movie For Fans Of The Books

Column by David Cranmer June 22, 2017
With the movie adaptation of 'The Dark Tower' coming out in August, many reverent fans of the book series have high expectations from the filmmakers. Hollywood better not screw it up.

Get Off Your Ass and Read That Pile of Books

Column by Bart Bishop June 8, 2017
Over the years I've accumulated a stack of unread books. It's time to read them before it's too late.

Background Noise: The Netflix Category Every Writer Desperately Needs

Column by Max Booth III
Increase your productivity by watching Netflix.

Life Moves Pretty Fast: How the 'Ghostbusters' Remake Proves Comedies Aren't the Same Anymore

Column by Bart Bishop
A look at Hadley Freeman's book 'Life Moves Pretty Fast' and its discussion of how '80s comedies have changed, with an emphasis on 'Ghostbusters' 2016.

10 Horror Movies I Wish Were Novels

Column by Gabino Iglesias May 1, 2017
Most of your favorite horror movies are novel adaptations. Here are the movies I wish I could read.