10 Books About Fictional Films and Filmmakers

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky February 23, 2017
Fiction is stranger than truth in these fabricated cinematic histories.

Lucas and Star Wars: Why Properties Shouldn't Continue Beyond Their Creators

Column by Bart Bishop February 14, 2017
An argument for fictional properties not continuing beyond their original creators.

Book vs. Film: 'Tony & Susan' vs. 'Nocturnal Animals'

Column by Christopher Shultz January 31, 2017
There are changes necessary in the adaptation process, and then there are changes that are avoidable

Why People Shouldn't Fear Academic Essay Collections

Column by Bart Bishop January 24, 2017
A look at how to get your academic essay published, and why they're not as inaccessible to read as the layman might think.

7 Highly Anticipated Book Adaptations of 2017

Column by Max Booth III
Why read the book when you can just watch the movie, right? [ducks tomato]

Dystropia: A Family Moves Into THEIR WORST NIGHTMARE!!!

Column by Christopher Shultz January 17, 2017
In the realm of horror, there are haunted houses all over the country just waiting for new tenants to gobble up. Be careful not to steer your characters into this nightmarish trope.

It Could Be Worse: Five Nightmare Dystopias

Column by BH Shepherd
A look at some of the worst places to live from fiction, movies and games.

What Works & What Doesn't: "Gremlins"

Column by Christopher Shultz December 19, 2016
Is this the ultimate comedy creature feature?

Storyville: 10 Neo-Noir Films to Influence Your Fiction

Column by Richard Thomas November 30, 2016
10 Neo-Noir Films to Influence Your Fiction

10 Great Horror Books That Will Never Be Movies

Column by Gabino Iglesias November 18, 2016
Some horror books prove that not every novel can be turned into a film.

What Works & What Doesn't: 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off'

Column by Christopher Shultz
Even the lightest of comedies have villains.

Well-Written Horror Films: Part IV

Column by Christopher Shultz October 19, 2016
Looking for scares alongside quality storytelling? Look no further...
Don DeLillo's 'White Noise' Coming To Film

Don DeLillo's 'White Noise' Coming To Film

News by Peter Derk
Hitler studies, consumerism, and toxic clouds: Don DeLillo's 'White Noise' is coming to theaters near you.

8 of the Worst (and Best) Book-to-Film Adaptations

Column by Raine Winters August 19, 2016
Dear Hollywood: Please stop destroying my favorite books.

What's the Big Deal about 'Ben-Hur'?

Column by Ed Sikov August 19, 2016
The novel 'Ben-Hur' has been adapted seven times for stage, screen, and TV. Why? What makes this 1880 novel so adaptable and enduring?
‘The Phantom Tollbooth’ to Receive Film Treatment

‘The Phantom Tollbooth’ to Receive Film Treatment

News by Raine Winters
What will readers think of this new adaptation?

What Makes the Original 'Ghostbusters' So Special?

Column by BH Shepherd August 8, 2016
A look at what made the original "Ghostbusters" a classic, and how the new movie measures up.

Storyville: Introducing Your Children to Horror

Column by Richard Thomas July 25, 2016
A guide to turning your kids on to horror.
Trailer Released For 'Author: The JT Leroy Story'

Trailer Released For 'Author: The JT Leroy Story'

News by Peter Derk
Hold onto your alter egos! New trailer released for 'Author: The JT Leroy Story."

What Works & What Doesn't: 'Full Metal Jacket'

Column by Christopher Shultz July 18, 2016
It's hailed as one of the best anti-war films ever made...but is its depiction of war not as good as it could be?

Ramona Quimby and A Head Full of Ghostbusters: When Men Write Women

Column by Bart Bishop July 15, 2016
A look at when men write women versus when women write women, and what it means to be a feminist "ally".

How Harlan Ellison's 'Watching' Predicted Film Twitter, or Why Film Criticism Will Save the World

Column by Bart Bishop
In which the author channels Harlan Ellison's film criticism, collected in 1989's 'Watching', to explain why critics are actually modern shamans teaching secret messages of empathy.

What Works & What Doesn't: 'A Nightmare on Elm Street'

Column by Christopher Shultz
It's an enjoyable, fairly straightforward adventure plot with a solid Act III...or is it so much more than that?