Billy Crash asked me to write a piece from a female perspective for Women in Horror month. The result is now live…
It has felt like ages that I’ve wanted to read William Prystauk’s Bloodletting— so I purchased this new edition with great anticipation.
The book description and cover make it quite apparent that Bloodletting merges genres and has its own style: part mystery, part love story, quite erotic, yet all romantic. The character of Denny Bowie and his viewpoint present a man who won’t compromise who he is, brimming with intelligence, counter-culturalism, passion and curiosity.
Denny’s lifestyle won’t appeal to everyone and his fantasies and desires may make some readers squeamish. In the end, Denny merely wants to find the person(s) who accepts him and loves him for who he is.
The mystery combines murder, sex and greed. Prystauk artfully and ingeniously uses multiple techniques to weave a first-person narrative that includes information and scenes that Denny did not witness.
The characters throughout the story never fall flat. Every one of them has a flaw or a trait that builds them as real people and not the stereotypes they could be because of their involvement in the BDSM community.
By the end of the book, I had to know the answer to the mystery and even once that was revealed there was still the emotional denouement of what would happen between Denny and his love interest(s).
Billy Crash at Crash Palace Productions posted another one of the “Mommy and Me” horror reviews I wrote featuring my daughter.
This time, we look at the original dark farce Little Shop of Horrors and the updated 1980s musical.
Recently (which in my universe means more than a week ago and somehow I didn’t notice), Billy Crash published the latest in our mother-daughter movie reviews on the horror web site, Crash Palace Productions. Please have a look:
I have survived life as a marching band mom one more season, somehow navigated various minefields at work and now find myself car shopping.
During the summer, my beloved Altima and I had what I consider a premature end. My husband bought a car he has wanted for quite some time, a Nissan Juke. He is smitten with it, but I am not.
He recently received a promotion. I am working more and also working more erratic hours. This, when combined with a teenaged daughter, means we may soon become a two car household.
Since I have a car, I am in no rush and I am frugal. I am comparing leasing vs. buying and new vs. used.
And it’s exhausting.
I spent my day off today at two Kia dealerships. And drove various used cars, too.
My daughter and I have a new review available on Crash Palace Production’s horror movie blog. We looked at The Lost Boys from my middle school days.
Have a read:
Billy Crash features our review of 1996’s The Craft. How does this 20+ year old teen girl/mean girl witch movie hold up with a current teen? Read and discover.
Billy Crash has struck again… posting the second film in our review series. My almost-fourteen-year-old daughter and I are chronicling her journey into watching horror movies on Crash Palace Productions’ blog. I think, if people like them, Eva and I could commit to two a month.