Tag Archives: Supernatural

Antiquarian Horror (January 2017 Literary Meeting)

      Welcome to the January 2017 Literary Meeting! The most recent literary theme is Antiquarian Horror. As always, I’ve made informal references in text, with full references listed at the end. Aromatic Accompaniment: Flickering Fireside and Poplar & … Continue reading




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Movie Review: The Darkness (2016)—Toby Oliver’s abysmal cinematography renders this an unwatchable mess

Here’s the official marketing blurb: A family returns from a Grand Canyon vacation, haunted by an ancient supernatural entity they unknowingly awakened and engages them in a fight for their survival. Straight up, skip this movie.  I will address content, but … Continue reading




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Werewolves (April 2016 Literary Meeting)

Welcome to the April 2016 Literary Meeting! The theme this month was werewolves. As always, I’ve made informal references in text, with full references listed at the end . Aromatic Accompaniment: Black Birch by Chesapeake Bay Candle. The April literary … Continue reading




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Spooky Spotlight: Lost in the Pines, A Haunting New Play Produced by Magnetic North Theater Co.

Martin and Jaime Gutfeldt recently formed a theater company, Magnetic North Theater Co., and their first production, Lost in the Pines, will have its debut performance, in San Diego, the final weekend in February 2016 (roughly one month from now).  The Gutfeldts graciously provided … Continue reading




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Early and Pre-Gothic Literary Conventions & Examples (October 2015 Literary Meeting)

Welcome to the October 2015 Literary Meeting! The theme for this month’s Literary Meeting was Early and Pre-Gothic Literary Conventions & Examples.  This fall we’ve been doing something a little different in that our theme lasts all semester instead of … Continue reading




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