Tag «1980s horror»

The Halcyon Days of VHS Horror

They used to keep Faces of Death behind the counter at Rick’s Flicks. You had to ask for it, and they were supposed to see your ID before you could rent it. Fortunately, back then (in the mid-1980s), a friend of ours worked at Rick’s Flicks. His name was Jon Tucker. He was cool as …

The Ghost Posts

My novella, THE BONE TREE, is a traditional ghost story in some ways, unique in others.  I have always thought the most important things a ghost story should do are 1) make you think about your own mortality, and 2) be unsettling or scare you.  I leave it to the reader to decide whether or …

Boy’s Life by Robert McCammon

NOTE: I wrote this review a few weeks ago and saved it for when I didn’t have time to write any other blog entries. Then I noticed that a new trade paperback edition is coming out July 1, 2008, so here it is. I hope this might spur some folks who haven’t read it to …

William Schoell

So, I was surfing the Internet last week, doing a search for some books that I need. Okay, I don’t really need them, but you know what I mean. I want them. In addition to rare hardcovers and classic/vintage pulp/sci-fi paperbacks, I also collect 80’s horror novels that I can still find in pristine condition. …

“Thanks for the ride, lady!”

Angie and I watched Creepshow 2 this weekend. She didn’t recall having seen it before, so we put it in. A few weeks ago we bought a new VCR, so I’ve been subjecting her to my boxes full of VHS horror flicks. I love to watch all those movies that came out during my high …