Krista Bonello Rutter Giappone dips into the rich and vibrant milieu of Mexican horror cinema and discovers a teeming tradition of luchadores, ghost tales and brash folk sensibilities
I woke up screaming. Incoherent, inconsolable. Something hit me in the stomach, hard, and I bit my tongue. The bedside lamp came on.
Charmaine Tanti lets the right one in to explore the heady paradox of the ‘child vampire’ – a striking and often poignant strand of bloodsucker lore.
Comic by Ivana Bugarinovic
Welcome listeners to another edition of the Schlock podcast… Wait, what do you mean that, following the previous edition, you thought Teodor and Marco were devoured by…
Summer is in full swing, and we hope you enjoy our slim but, we hope, filling new issue. But we don’t want you to think that we’re taking our duties lightly, even as the sun’s rays beat down on Schlock HQ, and the humidity clutches at our frames like the coiling tentacles of our dreadful beloved Schlocktopus.
If you are X
And I am Y,
We meet at the origin
And move away from one another
Laura slipped her hands off the coping stones and dove them between her thighs, crouching down with her back against the grey brick wall. In front of her a growling line of rush-hour traffic crept along the narrow road chugging exhaust fumes and vapor out into the navy blue afternoon.
Despite her longstanding reluctance to mix her personal life with her professional endeavors, it was with Hallahan that Colleen made a rare exception. First as drinking buddies, then as lovers, and ultimately as co-tenants of a house in Pacific Palisades, their lives drew closer and closer.
One of the most prolific and dizzyingly experimental writers working today, Joseph S. Pulver speaks to us candidly about what underpins his two most recent collections, the difference between homage and mere fan fiction, and the importance of maintaining catholic reading habits.