Monthly Archives: January 2017

Asmodexia’s chiral apocalypse

As Apocalypse Month draws to a close, I’m going to plug an underrated and relatively unknown Spanish film, Asmodexia  (2014). It initially seems like any other exorcism/Biblical “end of days” movie, but then the ending ruins all of those preconceptions. … Continue reading

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Apocalypse 2 – My Horrific Life

Just one Podcast about the Apocalypse in not enough!  Join Erica and Todd as we discuss even MORE fun stuff about the end of the world!

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Thomas Ligotti’s Conspiracy Against the Human Race: “Existence is MALIGNANTLY USELESS”

  Although it’s enjoyed popularity due to frequent references on True Detective: Season 1, Thomas Ligotti’s first and only non-fiction work, The Conspiracy against the Human Race: A Contrivance of Horror, is not bound for approval by the masses. Ligotti is … Continue reading

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In the Mouth of Madness (part 3): “You are what I write”

In this final post on John Carpenter’s In the Mouth of Madness, I’m going to explore the film’s take on religion in general and Christianity in particular. I’m a bit surprised that the film has not drawn fire from Christian … Continue reading

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In the Mouth of Madness (part 2): “The sooner we’re off the planet, the better”

In our last post, I discussed the various literary influences apparent in In the Mouth of Madness.  Today, I’m delving a bit deeper into some of the tropes and philosophies that informed Lovecraft’s work, and this film in turn. In … Continue reading

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In the Mouth of Madness: “Reality is not what it used to be” (part 1)

Today we discuss In the Mouth of Madness, John Carpenter’s final entry in his so-called apocalypse trilogy. It’s also my favorite of the three films. It has layers of complexity that allow for multiple viewings. As a result, I decided … Continue reading

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John Carpenter’s Prince of Darkness: “Logic collapses on the sub-atomic level”

Today we discuss the second installment of John Carpenter’s “apocalypse trilogy,” Prince Of Darkness, perhaps one of Carpenter’s most misunderstood and criminally underrated films. It’s also daring by virtue of using concepts of quantum physics as the glue combining Christianity … Continue reading

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Happy Horror Christmas! My Horrific Life

Ho Ho Ho!  Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!  Erica and I discuss fun Christmas-themed horror, including Joe Hill’s recent book NOS4A2, and a fun Finnish movie Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale!

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Happy Birthday Boris Karloff

During this episode Erica and Todd discuss Boris Karloff’s life and our favorite Karloff movies.   Don’t miss a discussion about this Horror Icon!  

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Welcome to My Horrific Life!

Reposting our first podcast.  Join Erica Wright and Todd Fleischer for our new podcast, where we will discuss all things horror (and maybe a little sci-fi-fi)!

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John Carpenter’s The Thing: Identity Crises

I have so much love for the films that comprise John Carpenter’s so-called apocalypse trilogy, but I am in the minority for loving In the Mouth of Madness the most of the three. In fact, I would posit that the entries … Continue reading

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What is Evil? – KitchenShrinks

What is evil?

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New Cover Art

Lovin’ our new cover art!  What do you think?

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Apocalypse – My Horrific Life

Let’s talk end of the World!  Erica and Todd discuss their favorite and not-so-favorite apocalypse movies and books.   Fun stuff!

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Weirding the Apocalypse Part 2: Pontypool

Based on the Tony Burgess novel Pontypool Changes Everything, the film Pontypool is a strange take on the zombie apocalypse narrative. Instead of a conventional contagion, the cause of the outbreak is a virus of language itself, with the English language … Continue reading

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I Have a Special Plan for This World: “No more worlds like this, no more days like that”

It’s not often that we get to feature apocalyptic audio recordings, especially of poetry. I Have a Special Plan For This World is the result of a collaboration between Thomas Ligotti (author) and the experimental band Current 93. Ligotti’s poetry describes … Continue reading

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Weirding the Apocalypse Part 1: Carnosaur (1993)

Scoring only 3.5 out of 10 stars on IMDb and 11% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, the 1993 Jurassic Park knock-off Carnosaur (directed by Adam Simon and produced by Roger Corman) doesn’t get a lot of love. Technically, it isn’t a knock-off, as … Continue reading

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Disturbed Divination: The Necronomicon Tarot

Not many tarot decks in my collection fit this month’s apocalypse theme, aside from the Zombie Tarot (reviewed last November) and the Necronomicon Tarot by Donald Tyson. And boy, is this one bleak. In case you aren’t familiar with Tyson, he … Continue reading

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Happy New Year from My Horrific Life

While most people associate the New Year with new beginnings and seek to fully embrace life’s possibilities, we here at My Horrific Life are celebrating the eventual end of the human race, which may come sooner than we think. We … Continue reading

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Necrophilia – My Horrific Life

Check out our new podcast on Necrophilia!  During this podcast we discuss Erica’s fascinating chapter on Necrophilia and Necroeroticism in mainstream pornography, and Necrophilia (and other paraphilias) in general.  Warning – this is explicit!

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