Star Trek: Corona (1984) – Greg Bear

A xenophobic, small planet reporter, Mason, is assigned a story aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise, and finds herself caught up in an eye-opening adventure as I continue to Boldly Go with the non-canon Star Trek novels from Pocket Books that have been coming out since 1979! Penned by Greg Bear the story takes place just after, or…

Village of the Damned (1960) – Wolf Rilla

  The Sci-Fi Chronicles plunges me into B-movie horror filled with creepy blonde-haired children in this classic that is still a little unnerving. Based on the novel, The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham this one still has the power to make the viewer uneasy. Strange things are afoot in the English village of Midwich when…

TIFF 2012: Come Out And Play – Makinov

  Several factors were in play to draw me into this screening, not the least of which was a fascination with what kind of director would so desire to remain anonymous that he would wear a mask on set and not even divulge his real name to anyone?  That and the fact that kids can…

Where Have All The Good Scares Gone?

Is it possible that the horror genre has become so spotlit in the mainstream media, that it no longer has any shadows for scary things to hide in? Fear and scares are dependent on the individual, what freaks someone out won’t phase the next. If that’s the case, shouldn’t there be more variety in the…