“Re-Animator” (1985) is still kicking and screaming after 35 years…

Forbidden Treat for Halloween. In the fall of 1985, I remember watching famed TV movie critics Roger Ebert & Gene Siskel reviewing a new horror movie called “Re-Animator” (based very loosely on H.P. Lovecraft’s 1922 serialized story, “Herbert West, Re-Animator”) which was apparently so grisly they could only show a couple of very short, innocuous…

“Darkside In Riverside”: A three-day SoCal Halloween horror fest…

Horror Close To Home… As a longtime horror fan, I was pleased to learn (via Instagram) that a 3-day horror convention was coming to nearby Riverside, California (20 minutes away from me). “Darkside In Riverside” took place from Friday October 18th through the 20th, and was the very first in what I hope will be…

“The Walking Dead”; where rigor mortis set in for me…

*   Nights of the Living (and thriving) Dead. AMC’s “The Walking Dead”, based on the Robert Kirkman graphic novel series, used to be must-see television for me.  When new episodes aired I ignored my phone, rescheduled most socializing, and basically put my life on hold for that one hour on Sunday nights when a new…