Questionable Taste Theatre: “Stigmata”
Today at Tor.com I talk about some awfulsome Christian horror movies. Two things about this article: 1) I am not joking about The Prophecy. Simon is a wounded angel hiding in the abandoned wing of a school, and when he realizes Gabriel is coming for him, he coaxes little Mary close enough that he can spit the soul he’s carrying into her body so Gabriel doesn’t find it.…
Losing Your Religion: Christian Horror Classics
Losing Your Religion: Christian Horror ClassicsLegion, the seraphim suckfest that opened last weekend, is only the latest in a long line of horror films that take advantage of the Bible’s doom-and-gloom with varying degrees of success. Please note that the list is long and cheesy, and I am listing only a few. Be warned: it’s a pretty safe bet that by the time you watch more than one of these, you’ll have seen more candlelit churches, actors on wires, menacing close-ups, and inexplicable hairstyles than any human was ever meant to see.…
Running with the Pack TOC announced!
The TOC for Running with the Pack has been announced! Included is my story “Dire Wolf.” Follow the link above for the full TOC, which is awesome and includes many people I like, coincidentally. I’m really excited for this one. ETA: Edited to remove horrible pun in the subject line. You’re welcome.…
Legion: The Review
So, I wrote up Legion for Fantasy Magazine. You guys, this movie was dismal. It had everything it needed to be ridiculous, but took itself so seriously and was so free of anything over-the-top enough to be amusing that the people in my theatre, who started out talking back to the movie at full volume, were checking emails and talking to each other by the 45-minute mark.…
Pilot Season Attacks!: Revenge of the Genre TV
Pilot Season Attacks!: Revenge of the Genre TVSo, with Lost entering its sixth season, Flash Forward going strong, Vampire Diaries sweeping the CW, Legend of the Seeker finding new viewers, and V inexplicably still on the air, television execs finally seem to have caught on that genre TV has a vast and devoted audience. (As long as you’re not Heroes.) As pilot season revs up, a few genre series are already in development.…
HAWAII FIVE-O, and other TV pilots.
Over at Tor.com today, I tackle the first wave of this year’s genre pilots coming out of pilot season, including something so awesome/hilarious I can’t even speak of it with a straight face: they’re making Push into a TV series. On the surface? Smart. A small group of photogenic people running from a shady government and hooking up with a series of semi-famous guest stars has proven to be sustainable for at least four decent seasons.…