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All Things Thriller

A Celebration of Thrillers, Noire and Black Comedy by Pamela Lowe Saldana

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The Politics of Sadism and Covid-19

In general, I don’t enjoy talking about or writing about politics. I rarely discuss them with my friends and family because–shock, shock–I have friends and family with opposing views on the subject matter; views that differ from my own. Is that selfish? Yes, it most certainly is. In fact, I’m so selfish that sometimes I […]

Let Me In, A Film directed by Matt Reeves; Horror (2010)

Before zombies, vampires were the ghouls who ruled. And some of them were quite sexy. For instance, I found Frank Langella’s portrayal of the Transylvanian count very appealing. Then again, I was thirteen when I saw Dracula (1979) and much like my taste in cuisine, my opinion of what constitutes sexiness has changed. So, for […]

How’d He Get This Way?(A profile in Narcissism) Part: IV

He wanted to remove his suit jacket but driblets of sweat running down the middle of his back deterred him. It unnerved him too, though he refused show it. There was no way he was going to allow himself to look like that idiot who jumped on tables and waved his arms around like a […]

Into The Flame

Into the flames are thrown promises broken bone, life taken And breath Yet, hands that fan wag fingers Forgive Forgive Obey

The Naked Kiss, a Film by Samuel Fuller; Noir (1964)

Kelly is in a bind. She drugged her pimp and beat him up. She didn’t roll him, but she took back the money he stole from her. To add humiliation to bumps and bruises, she yanked down her headshot from the gallery over his mantel and tore it to pieces. Now she has to get […]

Prelude To The Naked Kiss

All right ladies and gentlemen. Today we are boarding the way back machine. We will be traveling back to the year 1964. Consequently, I am not your captain. I am your stewardess. Ha! Our captain is most assuredly male because we don’t want to cause a social crisis when we land. Heh!…The fact that his […]

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