Cuphead Review, by Jason Purdy

Cuphead Review

October 28, 2017
By Jason Purdy
Cuphead is a fiendishly difficult game that hides it’s old school run and gun inspirations beneath an, ironically, even older school artstyle. Looking every inch an authentic cartoon from the 1930’s, you’d be forgiven for thinking the cutesy and innocent appearance means you’re in for an easy time. Cuphead is not friendly, despite the jovial […]
FearCon and an Update, by Robert J Defendi writing as Bob Defendi
So, it appears that I’m going to FearCon here in Salt Lake. I scheduled the time off a month ago, but I found out that I was actually scheduled…yesterday? So yes. I’ll be a FearCon. I’ll be selling books at a booth. I’ll be at two panels plus a Choose Your Own Apocalypse Panel. There […]
Books with Creepy Settings, by Dani Eide
This is the perfect time of year to talk about creepy settings in books! There are all sorts of creepy creatures of the night that haunt All Hallow’s Eve… vampires, ghosts, zombies, the list can go on for quite a while… populate any location with these and you will have a pretty creepy place… BUT […]
It seems there is an undeniable connection between horror and the short story. Perhaps the quickened pace combined with pulse-pounding suspense creates the thrilling effect. Or, it is the twist, often ghastly or shocking, that punctuates the horror. Modern master of the horror short story, Stephen King, explained the appeal of the short form; “A […]
Two (Or One and a Half) Out of Three, by Robert J Defendi writing as Bob Defendi
When Death by Cliché released, I believe all three formats of the book came online the same day. I had a feeling this wasn’t going to happen with this book. For one thing, I believe we turned in the audiobook a bit later this time than last, so it hasn’t had as much time to […]
Blade Runner 2049 Review, by Jason Purdy
Jason Purdy review of (what might be) the best movie sequel of 2017.
The Waiting is the Hardest Part, by Robert J Defendi writing as Bob Defendi
This week (theoretically when you read this) Death by Cliché 2: The Wrath of Con releases. I’m not sure if all the formats will release at the same time. I’ll probably save my big release announcement for either when all three formats are out or for when two of them are out and I know […]
October Sequels Release Day, by Clare Dugmore
Don’t you just love that feeling when you’ve been waiting for a much loved series to return, and the day finally arrives? [Much like fans of The CW’s DC superhero shows must be feeling this week!] Well we have our own trio of “returns” for you, too, as three much-loved CQ series release their second […]
A New Trope, by Robert J Defendi writing as Bob Defendi
Last week I started my big edit of Death by Cliché 4: A New Trope, prior to turning it in to the publisher. The timing came about because of two specific details. One, Comic Con was over, and I learned at FanX that if I draft a book during a Con I will wreck my health, […]
Kingsman: The Golden Circle Review, by Jason Purdy
There was a point in Kingsman: The Golden Circle, somewhere between the robot dogs and the secret base underneath the lake in Hyde Park, that I thought to myself that the film had jumped the shark. Then I remembered that the follow up to 2015’s stellar Kingsman: The Secret Service had never pretended to be […]