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 October 27, 2017
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.

Book vs. Comic vs. Film: "Eight O'Clock in the Morning" vs. "Nada" vs. "They Live"

Column by Christopher Shultz
What better time to re-examine John Carpenter's satire on Reaganomics and its source material?
Float On: New Trailer for ‘It’ Released

Float On: New Trailer for ‘It’ Released

News by Peter Derk March 29, 2017
A new trailer for 'It' (2017) is here!

10 Books About Fictional Films and Filmmakers

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky February 23, 2017
Fiction is stranger than truth in these fabricated cinematic histories.

Lucas and Star Wars: Why Properties Shouldn't Continue Beyond Their Creators

Column by Bart Bishop February 14, 2017
An argument for fictional properties not continuing beyond their original creators.

Book vs. Film: 'Tony & Susan' vs. 'Nocturnal Animals'

Column by Christopher Shultz January 31, 2017
There are changes necessary in the adaptation process, and then there are changes that are avoidable

Why People Shouldn't Fear Academic Essay Collections

Column by Bart Bishop
A look at how to get your academic essay published, and why they're not as inaccessible to read as the layman might think.

7 Highly Anticipated Book Adaptations of 2017

Column by Max Booth III
Why read the book when you can just watch the movie, right? [ducks tomato]

Dystropia: A Family Moves Into THEIR WORST NIGHTMARE!!!

Column by Christopher Shultz January 17, 2017
In the realm of horror, there are haunted houses all over the country just waiting for new tenants to gobble up. Be careful not to steer your characters into this nightmarish trope.

It Could Be Worse: Five Nightmare Dystopias

Column by BH Shepherd
A look at some of the worst places to live from fiction, movies and games.

What Works & What Doesn't: "Gremlins"

Column by Christopher Shultz December 19, 2016
Is this the ultimate comedy creature feature?