Board Game First Impressions: AuZstralia

I was interested when this was first released, but the more I play Wallace games, the more interested I am in trying his other titles. The Cthulhu theme has been hit or miss for me. But the way AuZtralia handles it feels very different. The Game Martin Wallace certainly seems to have some hallmarks. TheContinue reading “Board Game First Impressions: AuZstralia”

RPG First Impression: Fear Itself 2nd Edition (GUMSHOE system)

When I first started playing RPGs via forums, I was still hesitant to run them. I didn’t have much experience as a player or GM. Most of my experience was in watching games on Twitch and Youtube. I had started my Warhammer campaign in October 2018 because I love the setting and wanted to playContinue reading “RPG First Impression: Fear Itself 2nd Edition (GUMSHOE system)”

Book Review: Dark Water by Koji Suzuki

9/10 Character-driven horror from one of Japan’s best In this collection of short stories, Koji Suzuki continues to haunt readers with a series of horror stories all centered around water, starting with a prologue that hints at the many strange things that wash ashore and the stories they tell. Prologue An old woman, Kayo, whoContinue reading “Book Review: Dark Water by Koji Suzuki”

Beta Reading: “Black Bones”

While waiting for my current submission to get accepted somewhere, I’ve been at work on the next story. It’s a 3900 word horror story. Black Bones Pradip has become focused on all the things he wants, but a neighbor seems to appreciate everything Pradip has. So much so, he’s willing to come back from theContinue reading “Beta Reading: “Black Bones””

Movie Reviews: “Pyewacket” and “The Ritual”

5/10 Sloppy writing, a waste of good acting Leah is a young metal head with an interest in the occult. When her relationship with her mother frays more than she can bear, she performs a ritual to summon the Pyewacket, a creature tasked with killing Leah’s mother. Story and Characters The core idea is simpleContinue reading “Movie Reviews: “Pyewacket” and “The Ritual””

Movie Reviews: “As Above, So Below” and “The Autopsy of Jane Doe”

8/10 A concise, effective horror film. Scarlett is after the legendary Philosopher’s Stone, trying to finish what her late father started. When her search brings her to the Paris Catacombs, she and her unlikely group of tunnel-delvers will come face-to-face with their own Hell. Story and Characters The story is straightforward and knows not toContinue reading “Movie Reviews: “As Above, So Below” and “The Autopsy of Jane Doe””

Movie Review: The House of the Devil

3/10 Bland half-premise in need of editing. A young college student needs money and takes a babysitting job for some devil worshipers. That’s it. That’s pretty much all the story you’ll get. I don’t usually deal in spoilers, but sometimes, I make an exception. Story and Characters “Story” is being generous. As is “characters.” TheContinue reading “Movie Review: The House of the Devil”

Book Review: The Shining by Stephen King

8/10 A complex and enjoyable read aimed at perhaps too-wide an audience. I don’t normally include spoilers in my reviews, but given the age and popularity of both the book and film, I see little reason to hold back. The Shining is a story most people know, even if you haven’t read the book orContinue reading “Book Review: The Shining by Stephen King”

(Update) Call for Beta Readers! “Last Light Out”

I’ve extended the time frame to two weeks. It’s only 9k words which can be read in one sitting. Two weeks to read it and leave feedback should be plenty of time. I’m really hoping to get some beta readers. It’s difficult to work without them! Speculative fiction horror story. 9,000 words long. Last LightContinue reading “(Update) Call for Beta Readers! “Last Light Out””

Call for Beta Readers! “Last Light Out”

I am seeking beta readers for a speculative fiction horror story. It’s about 9,000 words long. Last Light Out Tokyo is full of ghosts, and Akiko’s great-grandmother spent decades avoiding the city, hinting at horrible memories. Tragic events lure Akiko down a dark path, and she unwittingly drags her friends along for the ride. NotContinue reading “Call for Beta Readers! “Last Light Out””