Category Archives: Books

Baron Frankenstein’s Christmas Donation

It’s time to tally up sales of my e-book The Curse of Frankenstein: A Dissection. Hey, look at that, we sold 16 downloads in three months! That’s … well, that’s no Cum For Bigfoot, I’ll say that much. But I’m … Continue reading

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By Its Cover: Ron Evans, Artist

Ron Evans has a ridiculous number of notches in his artistic belt. He created the comic strip Edgar Rue, about a suicide victim who finds himself taking the form of a skull and spinal column afloat in an absurdist afterlife. … Continue reading

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EXCERPT: “The Features Are Not Important.”

(The Curse of Frankenstein [1957] spends a lot of time ruminating about physiognomy. From Chapter 5 of my new e-book The Curse of Frankenstein: A Dissection, available for Kindle.) Victor inspects an eyeball pinched in a forceps, using a magnifying … Continue reading

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THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN: A DISSECTION on Kindle now

It’s here. Click that link to sample and download The Curse of Frankenstein: A Dissection to your Kindle device, for US$2.99. What is this e-book? It’s a scene-by-scene assessment of the 1957 thriller that launched Hammer Films’ legacy of full-color … Continue reading

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THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN: A DISSECTION (The Book)

I’d like you to buy my book. Also, I’d like you to help some kids you’ve never met. The Curse of Frankenstein: A Dissection is my e-monograph on the 1957 Hammer Films picture, exploring the themes of queer sexuality in … Continue reading

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The Chatterley Effect

Spoilers? NSFW? I can’t tell anymore. I fell down a psychic wormhole recently while writing about Luis Buñuel’s Belle De Jour (1967) for Film Freak Central. It was one of those chrono-synclastic infundibula that can convince a potheaded college student … Continue reading

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CoS, xoxo, PKD

There’s a lot of fine grist in Lawrence Wright’s survey of Scientology after Paul Haggis’ very public defection, newly published in the New Yorker. But it’s worth noting that one of L. Ron Hubbard’s fellow pulp writers, Philip K. Dick, … Continue reading

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