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Bill Ryan

Bill Ryan is the writer and sole proprietor of the blog The Kind of Face You Hate. He can be found on Twitter at @faceyouhate.

Articles by Bill Ryan (page 1)

October 27, 2022 5:30 am

Horror Writer Peter Straub, an Outsider in the Mainstream

His novels are good, but his novellas might be great.
Bill Ryan
October 22, 2022 3:51 pm

Reggie Oliver, Discovered Gem

A modern master of the short horror form.
Bill Ryan
October 13, 2022 5:30 am

The Tricky Terrors of H.P. Lovecraft

A little racist, sometimes a bit dull, but undeniably influential and wholly original.
Bill Ryan
October 6, 2022 5:30 am

Brian Evenson and the Basics of Violence

Literary horror from an excommunicated perspective.
Bill Ryan
September 8, 2022 5:30 am

Jay Cronley’s Unusually Funny Movies

Jay Cronley was a writer. The bulk of his career was given over to sports commentary and writing about horse…

Bill Ryan
August 4, 2022 5:30 am

Bob Rafelson, 1933-2022

His ten films helped define an era of filmmaking.
Bill Ryan
June 14, 2022 5:30 am

Philip Baker Hall, 1931-2022

Disgraced president, aggressive library cop, gentleman gambler.
Bill Ryan
June 2, 2022 5:30 am

Kingsley Amis at 100

The centenary of a (sometimes comic) novelist.
Bill Ryan
May 16, 2022 5:30 am

Fred Ward, 1942-2022

A paragon of American male normalcy.
Bill Ryan
April 11, 2022 5:30 am

Martin Scorsese’s Movies Are Funnier Than Most Modern Comedies

Taking the craft of film seriously helps tease out the comedy of life.
Bill Ryan