The summer-slasher Sleepaway Camp has been slowly amassing a cult audience over the past thirty years. In many ways it's a standard slasher, built on a series of gruesome murder set pieces, but its odd moments and bizarre-twist ending go a long way to set it apart from its more generic ilk. On the c ... More >>
Zombies have built their cultural cachet on the inherent dread of moldering, hungry death that stands up and comes after you. Still, the grisly cannibal corpses have always had a lighter side as well, and some of the very best zombie films, from Return of the Living Dead to Shaun of the Dead, are bu ... More >>
With Red Moon, noted author Benjamin Percy dives into genre fiction with a story about werewolves that live among us, feared and reviled and relegated to the fringes of society. The book fuses literary muscle to a skeleton of horror to create a rare breed of werewolf novel that offers a lot more to ... More >>
Every year, there are more and more zombie events in Denver. Zombie crawls, zombie balls, zombie burlesque, zombie proms, zombie car washes... it never stops. For those of us who can't get enough zombie action, it's like Christmas came early and often, only with more flesh-eating and less tinsel. Fo ... More >>
Tired of zombies and vampires hogging all the apocalyptic fiction fun? Local author Travis Heermann agrees, so he's pushing werewolves to the center stage in his new novel The Wild Boys. The timeless shapeshifters of the book come to life thanks to a bioengineered plague that tilts the balance of na ... More >>
Zombie lit has exploded in the past decade, with the undead menace making its way into everything from award-winning graphic novels (The Walking Dead) to mash-ups with the classics (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies). It's only natural, then, that the zombie is making its way into the corporate world ... More >>
Blogs -- and take note, you are reading this in a blog -- aren't the wave of the future. Blogs are the here and now, the thing of the moment, where grassroots communications are dealt right over the top of the table, straight-forward, via the Internet. It's where we can all ask the question, "I thin ... More >>
A local journalist becomes a playwright.
Reader reviews of the Rocky Mountain News' redesign may be mixed -- but whoa, what's up with the new columnist photos? Who knew that pasty and pale writers could look so damn sexy?! You have to wonder what these wordsmiths were thinking as they stepped in front of the lens. Do I smile? Do I brood? S ... More >>
From the week of November 15, 2001
Money Plays Eight was a gamble from the start--but it's paying off.