10 Great Horror Books That Will Never Be Movies

Column by Gabino Iglesias November 18, 2016
Some horror books prove that not every novel can be turned into a film.

What Works & What Doesn't: 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off'

Column by Christopher Shultz
Even the lightest of comedies have villains.

Well-Written Horror Films: Part IV

Column by Christopher Shultz October 19, 2016
Looking for scares alongside quality storytelling? Look no further...
Don DeLillo's 'White Noise' Coming To Film

Don DeLillo's 'White Noise' Coming To Film

News by Peter Derk
Hitler studies, consumerism, and toxic clouds: Don DeLillo's 'White Noise' is coming to theaters near you.

8 of the Worst (and Best) Book-to-Film Adaptations

Column by Raine Winters August 19, 2016
Dear Hollywood: Please stop destroying my favorite books.

What's the Big Deal about 'Ben-Hur'?

Column by Ed Sikov August 19, 2016
The novel 'Ben-Hur' has been adapted seven times for stage, screen, and TV. Why? What makes this 1880 novel so adaptable and enduring?
‘The Phantom Tollbooth’ to Receive Film Treatment

‘The Phantom Tollbooth’ to Receive Film Treatment

News by Raine Winters
What will readers think of this new adaptation?

What Makes the Original 'Ghostbusters' So Special?

Column by BH Shepherd August 8, 2016
A look at what made the original "Ghostbusters" a classic, and how the new movie measures up.

Storyville: Introducing Your Children to Horror

Column by Richard Thomas July 25, 2016
A guide to turning your kids on to horror.
Trailer Released For 'Author: The JT Leroy Story'

Trailer Released For 'Author: The JT Leroy Story'

News by Peter Derk
Hold onto your alter egos! New trailer released for 'Author: The JT Leroy Story."

What Works & What Doesn't: 'Full Metal Jacket'

Column by Christopher Shultz July 18, 2016
It's hailed as one of the best anti-war films ever made...but is its depiction of war not as good as it could be?

Ramona Quimby and A Head Full of Ghostbusters: When Men Write Women

Column by Bart Bishop July 15, 2016
A look at when men write women versus when women write women, and what it means to be a feminist "ally".

How Harlan Ellison's 'Watching' Predicted Film Twitter, or Why Film Criticism Will Save the World

Column by Bart Bishop
In which the author channels Harlan Ellison's film criticism, collected in 1989's 'Watching', to explain why critics are actually modern shamans teaching secret messages of empathy.

What Works & What Doesn't: 'A Nightmare on Elm Street'

Column by Christopher Shultz
It's an enjoyable, fairly straightforward adventure plot with a solid Act III...or is it so much more than that?

Storyville: Contemporary Superheroes Through the Eyes of a Pre-Teen

Column by Richard Thomas
My son and I talk about the current state of Marvel and DC films, including 'Batman v Superman', 'Captain America: Civil War', and 'X-Men: Apocalypse'.
Ron Howard Set To Direct Neal Stephenson's 'Seveneves'

Ron Howard Set To Direct Neal Stephenson's 'Seveneves'

News by Peter Derk
Director Ron Howard is taking on Neal Stephenson's 'Seveneves.'

What Works & What Doesn't: 'Showgirls'

Column by Christopher Shultz
It's not as bad as you might remember, but it still isn't good. Let's explore why.

Book vs. Film: 'High-Rise'

Column by Emily Rose Lathrop May 31, 2016
Ben Wheatley's new adaptation of J.G. Ballard's "High-Rise" finally released in the United States this month. How does it stack up against the novel?
First Trailer Released for Live Action ‘Beauty and the Beast’

First Trailer Released for Live Action ‘Beauty and the Beast’

News by Raine Winters
Disney has officially invited us all to be their guests.

12 Superman Stories You And Zack Snyder Should Read

Column by Peter Derk May 20, 2016
Disappointed by the Superman you've seen on screen lately? Read these books, fall in love with the Man of Steel all over again.
Chuck Palahniuk Writing And Kickstarting 'Lullaby' Movie

Chuck Palahniuk Writing And Kickstarting 'Lullaby' Movie

News by Peter Derk May 19, 2016
Chuck Palahniuk is writing a 'Lullaby' screenplay and Kickstarting the production. It's really happening.

The Movies And Books That Influenced Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Pulp Fiction’

Column by Michael David Wilson
A look at the movies and books that influenced Quentin Tarantino's 'Pulp Fiction'.

Storyville: Six Dark Contemporary Films That Can Inspire Your Fiction

Column by Richard Thomas April 21, 2016
Here are some of my favorite recent films, and ways they can inform and inspire your writing.