All posts by Max Nash

Max Nash is a writer, blogger, narrative designer and professional enthusiastic amateur. He has all of his own teeth, no scars or distinguishing markings, and was last seen disappearing into the wilds of western Washington.

Foods That Changed Me; Fish Sauce Chicken Wings

Ask any foodie, and they can probably rattle off a handful of meals that had a profound effect on them - dishes that changed their perspective on an ingredient or culture, that inspired them to learn a new technique, that evoke a particular memory, that have a hold on them in a way that can ...

Review: Baahubali 1 & 2

While I definitely know what genres of movies I enjoy - fantasy, sci-fi and horror - I make a point to try and watch movies outside of my usual comfort zones, and I make a special point to watch movies from outside the vortex of Hollywood and US culture, so how the hell did I ...

The Mystery of the Green Soup: Caldo Verde

One of my favorite soups for both warm weather and cold is caldo verde - Portuguese for, appropriately enough, "green soup", a name that comes from copious amounts of thinly sliced leafy kale, giving it a deep green color in the bowl. It has a short, inexpensive ingredient list - consisting of olive oil, garlic, kale, potato, ...

Castle Rock is Off to a Great Start

Stephen King has achieved that almighty high that I think a lot of writers (myself definitely included) dream of; his world-building has grown so rich, so densely populated and fully conceived, that the world itself can stand as a complex, compelling character all its own - in this case, the haunted (and haunting) town of ...

A Still from Ghost Stories (2017)

Review: Ghost Stories

Ghost Stories 2017 Dir. Jeremy Dyson, Andy Nyman   Ugh. I am really conflicted about this movie. Ghost Stories does a lot of little things right, and does one very big thing wrong, and that makes it tricky to review. I’m honestly still not sure if I liked it or not. I don’t actually know ...

Review: Little Erin Merryweather

Year released: 2003 Dir. David Morwick Full disclosure: I watched this movie while stuck on the couch with an injured foot during a heatwave, laid out with a fan aimed at my head. At the time, it was more effort than I could muster to stop the movie and watch something else, so that much ...

Review: The Houses October Built 2

Out of either an abundance of free time or just a general dearth of recent horror movies to watch, last night we sat down to watch the sequel to The Houses October Built, the world’s longest way of saying “we really like haunted attractions, you guys”. The first movie wasn’t groundbreaking, but it was a ...