Wednesday, August 10, 2016

*chirp chirp chirp chirp*

"Write what you know." ...and that's what I'll be trying to do, reading what I know—horror film that is, its "dont's," its preposterous clichés, praising the praiseworthy and fighting the good fight against impervious poltergeists, among other asides—my virgin voyage aboard WFMU's Literary Guild Meetup events, with readings by a delightful assortment of my colleagues as well. All happens tomorrow night @ 7 p.m., at KGB Bar & Lit Mag, 85 E 4th St., NYC; more info below.

As to our horrorcast™ this week, I'll be keeping it brief, that said, songs by Alraune | Cirrhus | Moloch stirred the faithful. I quite liked our excursions into ritual dark ambient whatever, with longer selections by Ateh Gibor Le'olam Shaitan, and Mortiis

Our screen capture this week comes from Mickey Keating's Darling, a visually engaging modern meditation on Roman Polanski's Repulsion, with a star-qual. performance by the lovely Lauren Ashley Carter (seen above.) Click there to reach the archived audio, playlist, and listener comments for this week's My Castle of Quiet program.


  1. I've read reviews praising Darling, but haven't watched it yet. That trailer though... Wow I need to this film ASAP!

  2. I had my doubts I'll admit, but the editing is crisp, the visuals strong & compelling -I was thoroughly engaged!

  3. I'm trying to get caught up on the old movies that I don't get to the new stuff till later. It also doesn't help that I don't like newer horror movies that much. A few of them really stand out like The Witch or ABC's of Death and VHS but generally just not a fan.

  4. There are always a few good things every year, but there's a lot of cherry picking involved in finding those gems. ...Horror cinema lives on, but it definitely ain't the 70s!