In Steve Rasnic Tem‘s 30 + years as a professional writer he has published over 300 short stories, three collections, and four novels, as well as hundreds of poems, [...]
Registration is now open at Mythgard Institute for the SF-centric online class The Gothic Tradition, taught Dr. Amy H. Sturgis. Here’s the course description: The [...]
Freda Warrington is a British author, known for her epic fantasy, vampire and supernatural novels. Her earliest novels, the Blackbird series, were written and published when [...]
At first glance, Shutter Island
would seem an odd movie to review for a science fiction site. It opens as a noir thriller, with homage to such movies as Out of the Past
, In a Lonely Place
and The Big Combo
, and is set in 1954, at a time when the House Un-American Activities Committee whipped up anti-Communist paranoia. However, little screen time elapses before one realizes that the noir elements in fact share space with three other genres: Gothic, haunted house story and existential horror movie, with twists and reversals reaching frantic levels as it spin towards its climax.