Guillermo Del Toro to lead Hitchcock class

Now THIS is exciting news! Guillermo Del Toro (director of such wonders as Pan’s Labyrinth, The Devil’s Backbone and Mimic) is going to be leading a 4-day film and lecture series on four of Alfred Hitchcock’s movies at the TIFF Bell Lightbox here in Toronto!

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I remember horror movies…


Between November 2011 and February 2012, I wrote a chapter for two academic books on horror. Each chapter was about 15 – 20 pages long, and before you say “well, that’s not many!” I’ll remind you that the time I …
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Dante’s Divine Comedy: A Graphic Adaptation


I spent the better part of February writing a chapter on Hellraiser for the upcoming book, The Undead and Theology. In it, I argue that the movie and the novella it was based on represent a modernized version of hell and …
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“Capitol Couture”? Oh, give me a BREAK


K, really? Before I rant about how wrong, wrong, wrong and WRONG this is, I should probably preface my opinion by talking about how unfashionable I am. Merriam-Webster online lists several definitions of the word ‘style’, and guess what? They contradict: – “A distinctive manner …
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Revisiting the DVAS!

Photo: Joe Mac

As you know, Hellbat was drafted to the Gore-Gore Rollergirls in October 2011. Prior to that , she skated with the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad, better known as the DVAS. Last weekend, the DVAS were slated to play a DVAS …
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R.I.P. Rue Morgue Radio (2004-2012)


It is with a heavy heart that I bid adieu to Rue Morgue Radio, who is currently airing her final transmission.
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Happy Holidays!


Happy Holidays from Lady Hellbat!
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The 2012 Gore-Gore Rollergirls!


Introducing the 2012 Gore-Gore Rollergirls!
I’m the one in the black lipstick. Obviously.

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Holiday crafts!


Check out these sassy little black-and-leopard velvet xmas ornaments I made for my teammates on the Gore-Gore Rollergirls! These ornaments are deceptively simple to make and the results are so impressive. Believe it or not, they do not require any sewing …
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Needful things (#1)


I don’t covet much, but every now and then my inner materialist zombie wells up inside of me and I mindlessly roam the Monroeville mall of the internet. When I see needful things, I won’t stop thinking about the object in …
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An Executive Summary

I started this blog back in 2007 when I was a student, and when I was a student, spending time between classes writing in a blog was the next best thing you could do to studying. Every one of my …
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Nyan Bat


Halloween 2011

As a recognizeable creature of the night, I feel that there are certain expectations of me around Halloween. I love Halloween, of course… I just resent having to edit my spooks and scares to accommodate PG-rated events. Like my office costume contest, for …
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New Interview on TheoFantastique!

Check out my interview on TheoFantastique, a blog devoted to analysis and discussion of all things fantastical. In the interview, I talk about my experience writing about zombies in the academic context, and my thoughts on such things as the …
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