Altered States and the Master Cleanse

My first awareness of Paddy Chayefksy, that celebrated wordsmith of the greatest screenplay ever written—Network not Chinatown—was when he told off Vanessa Redgrave at 1978 the Oscars (I was sixteen at the time and in love with Richard Dreyfuss in The Goodbye Girl). I pulled up the YouTube clip today and I must say IContinue reading “Altered States and the Master Cleanse”

Indie Horror Review #5

Blue Meat Blues by Joshua McGrath In my quest for finding indie (self-published) horror novels to review, I consulted a list on Goodreads and deliberately chose the book with the least reviews and the weirdest cover–I’ve always had a soft spot for the underdog. I checked out the author’s profile page and see that hisContinue reading “Indie Horror Review #5”

Space Wedding

“Caw! Caw!” Esmeralda screeched in a whoosh of flapping rainbow feathers, retreating to a dark corner of the embattled shuttle. “If that damn bird doesn’t can it I’ll…” “You’ll what?” Lester shot a lethal glance across the bridge at Cabe. Cabe wrenched the throttle out of a near spin. The altitude indicator flashed with redContinue reading “Space Wedding”