1) Letter from the Editor
This is the last issue of the current year. Next year
of course starts in October. There will be some
definite changes. The non-fiction articles in the
second slot that have been on different topics are coming
to an end with this issue. I've kind of run out of
steam to support them any longer. Fear not though,
something will replace them. I hope not to lessen the
number of items in each issue.
2) Horror Stars?
Horror certainly has never had a lack of actors with which
to use in its films. It has drawn everyone from
no-name actors and actresses to really big-name actors and
actresses. It has even turned many from the former
into the latter. Amongst them all are some names
that many people would never have expected to have seen
involved with a horror movie.
3) Horror Movie Franchise Discussion #9
In the mid 1990's the cinema was pretty much a vast
wasteland as far as horror was considered. There were
the sequels, the pieces of franchises that many look down
on, and not always without reason. There was
Halloween this and Friday that. Sadly Freddy was dead
and seemed to be staying that way. Then along came
none other than Wes Craven and a writer who was doing sappy
TV melodrama full of angsty teens.
4) Ghost of the Navigator
He licked his lips and then told me, "Yes, I am looking to
put this watch in the hands of someone who will more
appreciate it than I do. It is a fine timepiece, but
I am not happy under the auspices of how I acquired it.
Or to put it more precisely I am not happy with its
previous owner... Here is one of my business cards.
You can contact me when you know what is what. It
looks like you have been here in this location a fair
5) No Fury
Warning: May be unsuitable for some readers. This
story contains mature subject matter, disturbing
situations, and coarse language. Reader
Discretion is Advised.
Carol staggered into the office. She slipped off her
slingbacks and looked at the rough patch on the left one
where the heel had formerly been attached. With a
heavy sigh she set them down next to her desk and shoved
them underneath of it. Jessica sauntered in a moment
later as Carol settled into her chair. As if she had
radar for such a thing Jessica asked, "What happened to
you dear? You look quite worse for wear."
6) Review: The Cell
The Cell is a thriller about a laboratory where a person
or two can enter the mind of a third person. The lab
is being funded and used by a rich man who has a son that
is in a sort of coma because of an advanced state of
schizophrenia. Psychologist Catherine Deane is using
the lab to enter the mind of little Edward Baines to try
and bring him back to reality... Then the FBI comes
in with a man, a serial murderer, who is in a state similar
to that of young Edward.
7) Review: The Mothman Prophecies
The Mothman Prophecies is based upon the true story of
strange goings on in a small town in West Virginia.
Reporter John Klein and his wife leave from laying
down the first steps to buying their new dream home.
On the road they have an accident and his wife is
injured. She saw something and it hit the car.
The event is totally surreal and she doesn't mention
it, especially in light of the fact that a scan of her
brain shows a cancerous tumour.
8) PSY3007 Act #6
Tony Todd Whittermeyer rummaged around on Benjamin's desk.
There were all manners of papers, but he could not
find what he needed. He looked under the desk, but it
did not have any drawers. Somewhere the boy must have
one of those mechanical pens with the nib attached and the
ink inside. Tony desperately needed to leave a note.
Time had run out all too quickly.
9) Hangman's Noose #6
The Hanged Man knows all about rules. He learned the
hard way. In much the same manner people in horror
stories learn the rules. Unlike the Hanged Man though,
if they learn the rules they usually survive. Like
the Hanged Man if they break the rules then they die.
Horror rules are no more apparent than those in
horror franchises. Those series of connected films
are all about the rules.