Monster of the Week: Phoenix

So the phoenix isn’t really a monster, sure. Hey, these don’t all have to be creepy. It’s been an unseasonably warm December around here, so I’m going to put off my wintery posts a little bit and bask in the warmth of everybody’s favorite firebird: the phoenix. I mean, you know what a phoenix is, right? They’re […]

Monster of the Week: Dementors

I had my first brush with existential terror during Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. I couldn’t have been more than seven or eight when I watched it for the first time. I was enjoying it, too—right up to the part where Violet Beauregarde turned into a blueberry. I started bawling. Half-baked ideas about an […]