Sam Gafford’s NAMELESS WORDS: ‘Deep Scares’

      Weird literature has a long history.   Since the caveman first crowded around the fire, man has told horror stories. The times change and people change but the effect remains the same. We want to be scared.   Psychologists will give many different reasons why this is so. Some will say it’s… Continue reading Sam Gafford’s NAMELESS WORDS: ‘Deep Scares’

Sam Gafford’s NAMELESS WORDS: ‘Examining Weird Fiction’

“Episode 1 in which Doris Gets Her Oats”   So just what the hell is “Weird Fiction” anyway? It’s a question that really only seems to bother writers and critics.  Well, maybe booksellers as well because they need to know where to put all the books.  But it’s not something that really occurs to those… Continue reading Sam Gafford’s NAMELESS WORDS: ‘Examining Weird Fiction’

Good Ole Chuck – Tribute to Charles E. Fritch by William F. Nolan

He was a wonderful friend. He was a talented writer. He was a dedicated editor. He was Charles Edward Fritch, born January 20, 1927 in Utica, New York, where he grew up watching movie serials and reading science fiction. At the age of ten he filled a notebook with ideas for stories, and studied the… Continue reading Good Ole Chuck – Tribute to Charles E. Fritch by William F. Nolan

Matt Cardin’s NUMINOSITIES: ‘Things That Should Not Be — The Uncanny Convergence of Religion and Horror’

        Recently I gave an interview to the entertainment editor at the local daily newspaper in Waco, Texas, about the third installment of an annual horror film festival that I created down here a couple of years ago. The festival’s theme this year is “Horror and Apocalypse,” and one of the questions… Continue reading Matt Cardin’s NUMINOSITIES: ‘Things That Should Not Be — The Uncanny Convergence of Religion and Horror’

ISSUE #2 (Fall/Winter) Preview: “Dark Side of the Moon: The Quiet Horror of SPACE: 1999”

    It’s 1975 and British Producer Gerry Anderson, best known for his Supermarionation television series Thunderbirds, has just launched his newest project, Space: 1999, a live-action science fiction spectacular that would become the most expensive series of its time. Taking its cue more from 2001: A Space Odyssey than the then cult favorite Star… Continue reading ISSUE #2 (Fall/Winter) Preview: “Dark Side of the Moon: The Quiet Horror of SPACE: 1999”