Nikki VonFrankenstitch

Album Review: American Murder Song Presents THE KILLING PLACE

Album Review: American Murder Song Presents THE KILLING PLACE

Terrance Zdunich and Saar Hendelman are up to their antics again, bringing you the latest installation of American Murder Song: The Killing Place just in time for the new year.

Book Review: Satanic Panic: Pop-Cultural Paranoia in the 1980s

Book Review: Satanic Panic: Pop-Cultural Paranoia in the 1980s

As technology moved forward, parents began to leave child-rearing to the TV, the far right bible thumpers started their war against The Devil and nobody was safe; not your Saturday morning cartoons; not new technology in the form of 976 and 900 phone numbers or computers; not rich kid drug dealers; not heavy metal musicians; and certainly not Satanists themselves. 

Book Review: Josh Hancock's "The Girls of October"

Book Review:  Josh Hancock's "The Girls of October"

With any form of entertainment I delve into, whether it be a TV show, movie, or a book, I almost always figure out the culprit much too soon, and find frustration with those that don't see it. When I watched SAW in the theatre, I spent the entire movie yelling "CHECK THE BODY"...my friends were so mad that I just knew... 

Cut to now, reading THE GIRLS OF OCTOBER by Josh Hancock - the style of writing, much like Bram Stoker's DRACULA, is told in the form of news snippets, police reports, interviews, print articles, and in an ode to modern media 'The National Buzz'; and I never figured it out.  Well played, Josh, well played. 

Nikki VonFrankenstitch Reviews the Horror Novel "Dollmaker" by Justin Robinson

Nikki VonFrankenstitch Reviews the Horror Novel "Dollmaker" by Justin Robinson

Sometimes a fetish can go too far…

Let me go on record saying I didn’t hate this book, but I’m still trying to wrap my brain around it as I’m not sure if I like it or what… 

Dollmaker is about Stephen.  A man who fetishized the perfect woman, a ballerina, from a poster; posters are one dimensional, thus, so was Stephens perfect woman.  Smart, iconoclast, Stephen went about the alchemical arts to create his ultimate concubine…and then another…and another.  Each woman he created took something of him, from him.  Stephen isn’t a bad guy, he’s quite talented, his moral center is questionable, but he’s not a villain… he’s the anti-hero.