Last Friday I went to a late-night, once-only screening of The Cabin in the Woods at the lovely old Astor Theatre here in Melbourne. I'd been looking forward to this for a while, albeit in a somewhat low-key way, and expected to have a pretty good time with this movie. Joss Whedon bringing his Pop … Continue reading Midnight Mass at the Cabin in the Woods
Here's a very cool thing indeed. Over on DeviantArt, someone going by the name of ComputerSherpa has put together a Periodic Table of Storytelling. I've included a small image in this post, but you really need to click on the link and see the chart in its full splendour. The table is based on the … Continue reading The Periodic Table of Storytelling and Cultural Gender Bias
Shaun Tan! Shaun Tan! Shaun Tan! It's not often that a piece of entertainment news genuinely warms the cockles of my heart, but I was overjoyed to hear that Shaun Tan has won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short for his film, The Lost Thing, based on his book of the same name. I've … Continue reading And the Oscar goes to . . .
Five double passes to see new Australian torture porn flick, The Loved Ones, have landed on my desk and what better time to give them away than now, just a couple of days before Halloween? The passes are valid Mondays to Fridays from 4th November when The Loved Ones will be released nationally. To win … Continue reading Wanna see “The Loved Ones” for Free?
Next Sunday is Halloween! It's also my birthday! Double Huzzah! Fittingly, I'll be at Dymocks Southland for their Halloween HorrorCon on the 31st, eating too much sugar and signing books along with four other might fine local authors of dark fiction -- Alan Baxter, Bruce Kaplan, Bob Franklin and the dashingly handsome Jason Nahrung. Come … Continue reading Things that go bump in the night