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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)

April 9, 2024 3:08 pm

The Ripliad’s Inhuman Odyssey

On Patricia Highsmith’s sociopathic grifter.
Bill Ryan
November 2, 2023 5:32 am

Halloween’s Gone, but the Scares Continue

The lesser-known horrors of ‘Messiah of Evil’ and ‘Ganja and Hess.’
Bill Ryan
October 27, 2023 5:32 am

The Unflinching Horror of Stephen Gregory

His are not books of euphemism and subtlety.
Bill Ryan
October 19, 2023 3:20 am

Algernon Blackwood’s Exploratory Horror

Tales of terrible encounters with things beyond our comprehension.
Bill Ryan
October 13, 2023 1:39 pm

The Feminist Horror of Lisa Tuttle

Tight and terrifying tales on an intimate scale.
Bill Ryan
October 5, 2023 5:32 am

Richard Bachman’s Angry Horror

Channeling rage onto the page.
Bill Ryan
August 7, 2023 7:55 pm

William Friedkin, 1935–2023

The career ups and downs of the director of ‘The French Connection’—plus, what people *still* get wrong about ‘The Exorcist.’
Bill Ryan
June 30, 2023 3:46 pm

Alan Arkin, 1934–2023

A funnyman whose dramatic range turned out to be limitless.
Bill Ryan
May 31, 2023 5:30 am

Cormac McCarthy and the World’s Horrible Unknowability

His new novels deserve to be remembered as the literary event of the last decade.
Bill Ryan
May 22, 2023 5:30 am

Martin Amis, 1949–2023

A craftsman whose abhorrence of cliché helped create greatness.
Bill Ryan