Brides of Dracula

Brides of Dracula (1960) is one of Britain’s Hammer Studios’ several contributions to the vampire genre, and until now, the only one I hadn’t seen. I’m a Hammer fan though, so I was quite looking forward to it Unfortunately, it’s also not their best contribution. Peter Cushing as Von Helsing …

October Movie List 2016

Every year I make a list of 30 horror movies to watch in October. A countdown of sorts. My rules are that at least 15 have to be movies I’ve never seen (although it can be more) but only 15 can be movies I’ve seen before and want to watch …

Cultural Appropriation

As a writer I have watched the conversation around cultural appropriation with a great deal of trepidation. The developments with writer Lionel Shriver at a writers festival in Australia put a nice fine point on the debate as it relates to creativity. Simply put, the concept of cultural appropriation is …