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 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.
Gruesome Reviews

“The Dark Tapes” (2017): Humanity is getting closer to the truth, … to us

“Humanity is getting closer to the truth, … to us. We won’t let that happen.” So says a distorted, inhuman voice during the opening credits to The Dark Tapes. According to Sturgeon’s Law, ninety percent of everything is crap. But in the category of found footage horror films, The Dark Tapes sits firmly within 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 […]

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“Shockwave Darkside” (2014): A decidedly dark, science fiction thriller!

I was excited with the opportunity to see Shockwave Darkside for a couple of reasons. First, I saw the cast – Mei Melançon (Nightmare Code, 2014), Bill Sage (The Boy, 2015; We Are What We Are, 2013; American Psycho, 2000), and Sonequa Martin-Green (The Walking Dead) – all actors whose performances I’ve enjoyed in the […]