Kia Thomas is a professional editor. Early in 2018, she generously outlined how to edit, so that other editors could compare their own methods and everyone could learn. After reading it, I was changed. I will never work any other way.
Veras is a vigilante group of metahuman Natches, using their powers to keep the world safe from less benevolent Natches who aren’t inclined to behave. They may all have to work together, however, to stop transdimensional alien elves from turning human society back to raw nature.
Peasant girl Fen was born in the shadow of the mine and will die in the mine, just like her father did. Just like the people of Village Twenty-One have done for 1,000 years, serving the tyrannical Queen Servilia and the order she maintains with cruelty and magic. Or maybe she won’t, because Fen is something neither she or Servilia expected. Suddenly, Fen’s dark hair is turning red.
Bonnie Hampton has just died and is a bit overwhelmed by her afterlife. The Green Room is a happenin’ place full of party people, but all she can think about is the gorgeous blond she met back on Earth in 1969.
A witch/demon/female entity of some sort punishes a predatory man for the harm he has done to womankind. Interior design is involved somehow.
Kairon and Jerrod, ex-lovers and current neighbours, are dismayed to learn that the superlatively named Councilman Alderman has returned to Sangre. They tried to destroy Councilman Alderman once before, and the old vampire is likely to be holding a (quite understandable) grudge.
Life has been stacking up for vampire, library sciences student, and part-time assassin Amber Fang. She came so close to finding her mother. She can’t seem to avoid her father. And then there are the ninja librarians. There’s hardly enough time to grab a bite to eat.
A wave of hate crimes targeting shifters has local doctor Royce Buchanan on high alert in his hospital’s Emergency Room. A report of a stray dog has animal rescue volunteer Joanie arguing with a crazy man waving a wand in an alley. It’s witches versus bitches, and the advantage isn’t with our heroes.
Ethical vampire Amber Fang is on the hunt for her mother, for answers about her identity, and for a murderer to have for dinner. Everybody seems to have plans for her, and most of them she’d very much like to avoid.
Amber Fang is the only vampire she knows of. She lives on the run, hunting down murderers for food and trying to finish her degree in Library Sciences.
When his grandfather forced him to choose between love and family, Damien Dracon fled to Europe and left Alicia Stevens behind. Now he’s back to witness the pain he caused for the first time. Will Alicia take him back?
Affinity Bell is seven years old and has just moved into her new house with her parents. Or has she? What are the terrifying red-eyed Others that haunt her? Does Mr Moppet have a strong enough magic to protect her? Has all this happened before? What’s for breakfast?
Young Frankenstein (no, not that one) goes off to university, leaving behind his lovely fiancee and her family. I support that move. You get your education, Frankenstein. You’re too young for that much responsibility. Two years later, he has discovered the secret of life and death. They don’t make undergrads like they used to.
Frankenstein goes off to college to learn everything. Two years later, he has discovered the secret of life. He’s a go-getter, so he magics up a man in a kiln in his living room. And he is successful beyond his wildest dreams, which is bad news for him.
You’re asking for an argument with a question like, “What was the first horror film?” Other questions automatically follow. What is a horror film? What is a film? Who are you?
It’s the reaction of a big baby to whine that something isn’t what I expected. Jane Austen’s posthumous co-author and zombie wrangler Seth Grahame-Smith is a creator and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies doesn’t owe me anything. But even so, there he and I were.
A few kilometres outside fair Klausenberg, where we set our scene, intensely self-confident Jonathan Harker arrives at Castle Dracula to start his new job. He’s an academic, and has been hired as a librarian by Count Dracula. Harker starts his visit by running into a lovely woman in the dining room who begs for his help escaping and then flits off.
I don’t sleep well, and this has led to strange online shopping and lots of semi-conscious thinking. That second part is usually announced to Dr Jim with the immortal phrase, “Okay, you know xyz, right?” Sometimes I even make sense, but it’s certainly not required. 🌕🌕🌕 Okay, you know the first Hammer Dracula, right?
When television and film go back to the same characters over and over, the first incarnation we see tends to be the one that becomes “ours.” Our James Bond or our Doctor or our Sherlock Holmes is the correct one and you can’t shake us. There is a random quality to intersections with pop culture, but longevity allows an actor’s interpretation to become the default for generations.
Incubus (1966) was a commercial failure on a level that sounds made up. An independent movie that doesn’t get any distribution at all isn’t rare or strange, but an American independent movie that got distribution in one single market, France, is pretty special. It can seem a bit strange that a legendarily cursed horror film couldn’t catch anyone’s attention.