Punk Noir Mag: The Clown

I have a story up over at Punk Noir Magazine, ‘The Clown’; thanks as always to Mr B. I stumbled across a flash tale I had submitted somewhere, pulling the punch at the end as I thought it wouldn’t fly. They didn’t like it anyway. Lesson: do what you want and be liked for what…

Folk Horror Noir?

Originally posted on The Cultural Gutter:
This week Guest Star Kate Laity writes about Dorothy B. Hughes’ Ride the Pink Horse (1946) and “folk horror noir.” ~~~ In the back of my mind for some time has been the thought knocking around that the godmother of noir, Dorothy B. Hughes, could also be a godmother…

Silly Saturday: Princess Charming (1934)

‘What is that?’ ‘That is the revolution, your highness.’ ‘Much too early! So inconsiderate.’ Here’s a peek inside the ping-pong balls that crash about in my brain: yesterday Mr B posted his Film for a Friday Get Cracking, a fine George Formby offering — I assume! You see I started watching it, thinking I could…

Coming Through in Waves

Coming soon: crime fiction inspired by the songs of Pink Floyd COMING THROUGH IN WAVES – FINAL TOC –Edited and With Foreword by T. Fox Dunham Come in Number 51 – Your Time Is UP – dbschlosserNobody Home – Joseph S. WalkerMoney – Renee Asher PickupHeels on the Highway – Linda SlaterHeart Beat, Pig Meat…

Review: Piranesi – Susanna Clarke

I went to get this book the day my car died. I drove into Hudson to pick it up from Spotty Dog Books & Ale, then realised they had changed hours due to Covid. The car had been a little rough starting and it nearly didn’t start at all when I tried to leave my…

Classic Noir: The 7th Victim (1943) – K A Laity

Originally posted on Punk Noir Magazine:
Classic Noir: The 7th Victim (1943) I know what you’re thinking: isn’t that?Supernatural?Noir? While the Val Lewton production?The Seventh Victim?is usually referred to as a horror film, I think it’s really much more clearly noir. What confuses people are the trappings of horror – and of course the horror chops…

She Bop: 25th Anniversary Edition

Hop on over to WE ARE CULT to read my review of the new revised edition of She Bop, the history of women in rock-n-roll. This will inspire you to start your own band or write you own history of that great musician no one else has bothered to write about. Be inspired, get wired….