A Winter Haunting (2002) – Dan Simmons

I wanted to return to the town of Elm Haven, having enjoyed my experience there in Dan Simmons’ Summer of Night, so I picked up the sequel he penned to it, and dove into a but of a spooky tale. We join Dale Stewart, from the original novel, but he’s older now, in his fifties,…

Summer of Night (1991) – Dan Simmons

This week, I dig into another Dan Simmons horror novel, and decided on Summer of Night. While not necessarily derivative of Stephen King’s It, there are striking similarities, although both prove to be very entertaining. Set in 1960, Simmons novel doesn’t quite mine the nostalgia factor as King did (It made me long for a…

Mimesis (2011) – Douglas Schulze

Hitting blu-ray and DVD shelves this week is this interesting little release from Anchor Bay Films, Mimesis, which loosely translated means imitation or mimicry. Directed by Douglas Schulze the film posits the idea why watch a horror movie when you can live one? And this is what happens to the poor folk who are fool…