The June Patreon stuff is up!

Huzzah! And my kinda-sort mini-vacation is almost at an end.



I am a little disappointed in THE INVITATION trailer. It’s practically blinking DO YOU WANT TO SEE SOME VAMPIRES? in giant, carmine-red letters. I was hoping for a little more subtlety, and a lot less of the plot arc. But such is the nature of trailers. At least there’s all that repressed eroticism going on.

Moe Lane

PS: I am letting the implied class/social commentary slide. All vampire stories have class and/or social commentary in them. You can’t escape it, so it’s like getting upset at July for being 95 degrees out. What were you expecting, a blizzard?

Russell Crowe to star in exorcist biopic.

That’s me, hedging my bets: “Russell Crowe Set To Star in a Supernatural Horror Thriller THE POPE’S EXORCIST.” Or possibly just managing my expectations. A biopic where there’s never anything overtly, unambiguously supernatural going on could still be pretty dang good, especially if Crowe’s playing the part of the exorcist. Indeed, you could even argue that this is the proper way to portray the life of real-life Vatican exorcist Father Gabriele Amorth.

But who am I kidding? I want clouds of brimstone, hot women impossibly crawling on the ceiling while hissing, and balefire erupting from cracks on the ground while Crowe’s yelling in Latin. I’m not ashamed of being a Philistine. Never have been, really. Besides, when you start with the title THE POPE’S EXORCIST, you’re kind of promising something that can live up to such a rocking title.

There is a mysterious rocket body crater on the moon.

Somebody should go and take a closer look at it. …And pretty soon, we should actually be able to. We are so tantalizingly close to actually having rocketships…

Via @RobinDLaws.

The Widdershins Apothecary Enamel Pins and Stickers Kickstarter.

My kid likes strange and often macabre pins, so the Widdershins Apothecary Enamel Pins and Stickers Kickstarter stuff will be right up his alley. Besides, Kate Ashwin does one of my favorite webcomics. One of these days I’ll get her to do cover art for me…