‘The Tall Man’: Not Slenderman, not really horror

If you were familiar with the “Slenderman” mythos and you saw the trailer for the new Jessica Biel horror film The Tall Man, you might think the latter was inspired by the former. You’d be wrong, however, as I discovered this weekend when I went to North Hollywood to see the movie in its limited […]

In the Brainholes: creepy dreams, Mass Effect, stories

I’m still feeling out the format for this blog, but I’m taking a lot of inspiration from the work Chuck Wendig does over at terribleminds.com. He has several days of the week where he hits specific blog categories — Fridays he usually throws down a writing prompt, for example. Thursdays are usually interviews. Seems like […]

In My Brainholes: Slenderman, Plus a Short Story

Slenderman freaks me the hell out. I’m not sure what it is, exactly, about the notion of the Internet-invented urban legend. There’s just something about him. Primarily it is, perhaps, that he’s an infiltrator; that he appears at will, bends the laws of reality, and pursues relentlessly his victims. Also he has no face. And […]