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Cosmopolis

I can’t believe I just tagged an article with Robert Pattinson…Yes, folks, today we’re talking Cosmopolis, a novel by Don Delillo, adapted to film by David Cronenberg, starring Robert Pattinson.

Robert Pattinson in Cosmopolis

Shamefully, I had never read anything by Delillo until this year, when the trailers starting coming around for David Cronenberg’s next masterpiece (hopefully). The initial teaser looked nothing short of insane and I was quickly able to get over my aversion to Robert Pattinson, being that I’m such a huge fan of Cronenberg. So I picked up Cosmopolis and was very pleasantly surprised, finished it, and then immediately went out and picked up two more novels from him. Continue reading

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Retro Review: Shivers

“If this picture doesn’t make you scream and squirm, you should see a psychiatrist–quick!”

David Cronenberg's, Shivers

David Cronenberg’s Shivers, AKA They Came From Within, is one of those lost gems that’s damn near impossible to track down these days. You’ll pay upwards of $50 for a used copy, and for some bizarre reason no one seems to be stepping up to distribute this now out of print DVD. Continue reading


The good, the bad, and the remake.

I was speaking with a friend about remakes last night, and though there were some minor conflicts of opinion, I knew what today’s article was going to be.

(Editors note: There’s an obvious lack of photos for the “bad” remakes. This is purely out of spite because when I searched for screens of the originals, I had to shuffle through the crap remakes to get there. Plus I enjoy the purity of the wonderful photos below.)

Whenever the subject of remakes comes up, especially in the horror genre, there are a few examples I’ll always throw out there as the best examples on the subject; films that get it right on almost every level, and are done so well that they actually improve on the original and become classics in their own right. And then there’s that pile of shit over there with a few sweet smelling morsels, but for the most part, a pile of shit the world doesn’t necessarily need to consume.

John Carpenter's The Thing

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We have such sights to show you!

Welcome to The Living Dread; future home of my horror novels and short stories (some free, some not so free), retro and new reviews of horror movies, books and games, and some fun discussion about all things horror.

So who am I? Well for now I’m a stranger to most of you, but I hope to change that with time, and I’d be tickled pink if a chunk of you found some enjoyment in my books. Continue reading