Category Archives: horror

“broken bird”: horror comes of age on black wings

Shiny trinkets for the nest. Never enough. Always want one more. Pretty pretty pretty. At the start of summer break from school, Becca is looking for fun with her friends, she’s becoming interested in boys, and she’s close with her … Continue reading

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a quick review of “godzilla”

Like many of you, I saw Godzilla over the weekend.  I’ve been a fan since I was a little kid, watching old monster movies on Saturday morning TV, right after cartoons.  So what did I think?     What I … Continue reading

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cthulhu for kids

A lot of visitors to this blog have enjoyed my piece on H.P. Lovecraft.  A few of them, however, have asked, “Wicked Uncle Kenton, how best can I introduce my children and/or other larval humans I know to the sanity-shattering … Continue reading

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when the world was young: h.p. lovecraft

The latest in a series about influences from my childhood   When I tell you that author H.P. Lovecraft was a big influence on me, I imagine that hardcore horror-, sci-fi-, and fantasy fans reading this can only reply, “DUH!”  … Continue reading

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when the world was young: the halloween tree

The latest in a series about influences from my childhood   Everyone knows Ray Bradbury as a science-fiction writer, but one of my favorite works from him (aside from his masterpiece, Something Wicked This Way Comes) is his young adult … Continue reading

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wicked uncle kenton’s way-back video jukebox: halloween edition

It’s that time of year, so let’s get goth:     From 1990, Concrete Blonde with “Bloodletting,” from the album of the same name.  This song was played during many a session of Vampire: The Masquerade, which my gamer friends … Continue reading

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when the world was young: the “trilogy of terror” doll

The latest in a series about influences from my childhood   Fantasy/sci-fi/horror writer Richard Matheson passed away earlier this year, and I had been meaning to write about that when I saw that actress Karen Black had recently died as well.  And … Continue reading

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