Halloween in February: ‘CreepIEcon 2022’ comes to SoCal’s Inland Empire…

“Welcome To My Nightmare…” This past weekend, during a sunny but windy Southern California February, my favorite holiday of Halloween briefly returned to the month of Valentine’s Day. Long delayed due to the COVID pandemic, CreepIEcon 2022 (the “i” and “e” emphasized for “Inland Empire”) finally reached the Ontario Convention Center in the San Bernardino…

“Pet Sematary” (1989/2019), a postmortem of both versions…

Stephen King’s 1983 novel, “Pet Sematary” (sic, sic, sic…), arguably one of his best books (certainly a favorite of mine) has been adapted twice into film; first in 1989, a version directed by Mary Lambert (Black List TV series, Madonna’s “Like a Prayer” video), and now a just-released 2019 version, directed by Kevin Kolsch and…