8. Ghul-ish Thoughts

At his point I think I should tell you a thing or two about ghouls . . . or ghuls, as they are known in some parts of the world. I know about them from my mother’s books—the only part of her sizable estate that my father managed to miss. There were three small books on this particular...

Dead Love: Malibu Zombi...

Even a zombie can find rejuvenation on the beach. I do love Courtney Love, mainly because I love broken things and she is definitely broken. I’ve always liked Hole too. Nirvana? Yes. Kurt Cobain? Yes. And the beach is a much better place to run from the drama than the dark space in...

Dead Love: Pontypool an...

Yes, there really is a Pontypool. It’s an unincorporated village in Ontario, Canada. And, because of the location (so close to a zombie center and all), it has attained screen status in a horror film by the same name: Pontypool. Pontypool is a 2009 Canadian movie about zombies...

Dead Love: Back-to-Scho...

It’s back to school today for all my guy, gal and ghoulfriends, which makes me think of Zombie High and R. L. Stine. Robert Lawrence “Jovial Bob” Stine is the American writer responsible for giving kids goosebumps in the series of the same name. In addition to...

Dead Love: A Zombie Tas...

“The houseboat smelled of licorice drops and hashish and developing chemicals and was sparsely furnished and crammed with art. In the main room, which held only a table and two rather worn chairs, photographs covered every surface. Matted enlargements of photographs leaned against...