Jeff lives smack dab in the middle of the cornfields of Iowa and is a long time horror fan. His first remembered encounters with the genre were The Wizard of Oz, Tarzan gorilla chases, and watching the first broadcast of The Twilight Zone episode, “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge.” While he now qualifies as an old fart, he strives to be an “Old Boy.” Paraphrasing Robert Bloch, he has the heart of a small boy. He keeps it in a jar on his desk. Jeff has written for Horrornews.net and SQ Horror Magazine and co-hosted the SQ Bloodlines podcast. He currently writes for Gruesome Magazine and is co-host of the Decades of Horror The Classic Era and 1970s podcasts.
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“Incarnate” (2016): A Unique Take on Possession, But All Garnish and No Entrée

Incarnate (1983) by Ramsey Campbell is one of my favorite supernatural horror novels, so when I saw the title of this film, I quickly checked to see if there was a connection. Sadly, for me at least, there’s no connection between Campbell’s novel Incarnate and Incarnate the film. I’m sure no one else wondered about that, but […]

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“Shut In” (2016): A Well Shot, Atmospheric Film with an Excellent Cast and One Huge Flaw

Shut In is the story of a family being torn apart by both external and internal forces. The family unit consists of the father; Mary, the stepmother; and Stephen, their teenage son. The film opens as Stephen’s father prepares to drive him to a boarding school for the summer. Even though Stephen has become too […]

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The Anatomy of Monsters (2014): There’s something happening here. What it is ain’t exactly clear.

Have you ever wondered if you’ve crossed paths with a serial killer? Would it surprise you to know that approximately 1% of the population are psychopaths, with much higher percentages in some occupations? Everyone has most assuredly encountered many over the course of their life. Of course, not all psychopaths are serial killers, but the […]

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“Tales of Poe” (2014): Edgar Allan Poe’s Classic Tales In Good Hands In This Anthology Collection

One of my first horror-related passions was reading Edgar Allan Poe, so I was thrilled to have the opportunity to review Tales of Poe, an anthology film based on his writings. The movie contains three chapters, each of which is based on Poe’s prose with a few twists added to flesh out the stories and […]