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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, a film by Tom Tykwer, 2006

emailFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestTumblrStumbleUponDiggRedditI am not particularly crazy about stories of murderers, but this one compelled me to watch it mainly because its director made the incomparable Run, Lola, Run and I also wondered what perfume has to do with murder. From the first scene I was captivated. The film opens in a filthy Parisian fishmarket where Jean-Baptiste… Read full post.

In A Glass Darkly, by Joseph Sheridan LeFanu, 1872

emailFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestTumblrStumbleUponDiggRedditIn A Glass Darkly is known as one of “the classics of occult fiction” and one of the first novels that portrays strange occurrences from an observer’s detached perspective. When I was researching horror for my novel Terata Americana of the Raving Variety, I read numerous references to this novel, which is actually a collection… Read full post.

Peyton Place, a novel by Grace Metalious 1957

emailFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestTumblrStumbleUponDiggReddit Incest, murder, domestic violence, midnight abortions, rape and alcoholism. No, I’m not talking about a typical episode of Jerry Springer. These and more are some of the ongoings in Grace Metalious’ Peyton Place, first published in 1956 amidst great controversy, outrage and shock has turned into one of those hidden American classics. The “Pandora… Read full post.

yesterday the devil appeared here, and it still smells of sulfur

yesterday the devil appeared here, and it still smells of sulfur

emailFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestTumblrStumbleUponDiggRedditkudos to the venezuelan president for his recent speech at the UN, where he aptly referred to george dubya as the devil and noted that the smell of sulfur remained even 24 hours after the idiot president stood at the same UN podium. kudos because most of us with half a brain can smell the… Read full post.