When author Cooper S. Beckett approached me about his upcoming horror novel, Osgood as Gone: The Spectral Inspector, he described it to me as “cosmic horror, with pulpy noir undertones.” As his first major entry into the horror genre (and the first of a possible series?) Osgood as Gone is a dread-inducing, addicting mystery for the progressive, contemporary, horror-loving audience, that I completed in one day. Read on to learn why.
The original published post can be found here.
Like many horror fans, Mary Lambert’s 1989 adaptation of Stephen King’s PET SEMATARY is particularly special to me, shaping my love for horror for decades to come.
At the ripe, impressionable age of 5 years old, hiding behind a doorway when none of the adults were looking, I took a peek at the TV screen during a family vacation. I saw the image of a bloodied-head, ghastly, grey-skinned corpse of a blond man lurking in the corner of a couple’s bedroom, and I was absolutely petrified— running back into the bedroom I was staying in, hoping that I wouldn’t get in trouble for taking a peek at something I knew I wasn’t supposed to be watching. Sure, most people typically cite Zelda as the scariest aspect of this cult classic…but for me, at 5 years old, and without any context of the story— the visual imagery of Victor Pascow actually haunted my dreams for subsequent years after.