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The Biweekly Horror Bulletin serves to give you the highlights on horror for the current and previous week. The new releases in books movies, and games when possible. What people are talking about, notable reviews, etc. We welcome your participation.
A Horror Funny
Well, 2017 was much better for horror movies than it was for science fiction movies. However, I’m still hoping we see several more good horror movies emerge. (Not like don’t plenty of horror fodder floating around in our lives right now!) And 2018 seems to be starting off strong with another entry into the Insidious series, via The Last Key. Which, thankfully, has Lin Shaye in it. However, this is like the 4th (5th?) entry into the series, so around this point is when we start beating a dead horse.
The Last Key Synopsis: Parapsychologist Dr. Elise Rainier faces her most fearsome and personal haunting yet – in her own family home.
Now that you’ve watched the trailer, what do you think? I’m going to watch it, regardless, just because Lin Shaye is in it, but I think they’re going to do a solid job. It looks like a mix of the previous movies, with some American Horror Story thrown in.
Angel of the Underground – David Andreas – Jan 2, 2018
When three children in a Catholic group home are brutally murdered, the survivors are hurried into separate foster homes across Long Island. Robin Hills, a fifteen-year-old who has spent the past several years under religious care, is thrust into a new, dysfunctional family with no spiritual beliefs. No longer protected by the religion and the nun she had come to love, Robin is completely alone and enveloped in fear.
As the murders continue and Robin fears she may become the next victim, her faith increasingly falters. However, she finds solace in a budding friendship with Dennis, a boy her age living in her new foster home. Dennis’s kindness, his acceptance of Robin, and his bravery in the face of evil–born of his passion for horror movies–combine to reassure her that she’ll survive the killings.
Armed with this new friendship and fueled by a rage she finally discovers within herself, Robin finds the courage and self-reliance to confront the darkest aspects of human depravity.
Attack of the Yetis – Eric S. Brown – Dec 27th, 2017
A military team is dispatched to locate the source of a strange radiation in Antarctica. They find far more than they bargained for and quickly become locked in a battle for survival with monsters straight out of legend.
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Horror on the Web
Why horror is so popular – ScienceNordic (Nothing new, but still interesting.)
The Most Anticipated Horror Movies of 2018 – Cheatsheet
Hellbound horror game Agony teases Ghastly Goddess – PC Gamer (Hey Gracie! I think this has your name on it!)
Hulu Orders Horror Anthology from Blumhouse Productions – (Are we sure this is a good thing?)