This is Horror, Issue 24: Darkest Hours, Into the Drowning Deep, and Black Friday

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This is Horror, Issue 24 is a sampling of Horror News, including book and movie releases, and more. A little bit of everything to make the horror hound in you feel all fuzzy and warm. Or tingle with anticipation. Whatever works for you.

This is Horror’s Weekly Quote

“imagination, of course, can open any door – turn the key and let terror walk right in”

                                                         – Truman Capote


Horror Movies

Featured New Release for December 1st, 2017

A sleep doctor tries to protect a family from a demon that feeds on people in their nightmares

Also Opening

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Horrorific Trivia

Horror has reached almost all media outlets but one area that’s far too often overlooked is…board games. Yes, there are board games that do their best to scare the bejeebers out of you. Down below are a couple I’ve tried and a few more that I’d just love to get my hands on. It is hard to get the creeps from a board game. You can’t dim the lights too much if you actually want to see the dang board at all. But enjoy trying to be because at the very least they’re not dull!

1. Nightmare: The first game in the AtmosFear series, it’s a little plainer than AtmosFear: Harbingers but still fun with some neat effects.

2. AtmosFear: This is an awesome game and so much fun to play. Although if you get it I would make sure to get the older AtmosFear: The Harbingers with the VHS tape (if you still have a VCR, that is) because the DVD one just isn’t that fun. I’m not really sure why they changed it since Harbingers was their top-seller.

3. HorrorClix: Based on the HeroClix system of play using an assembled ‘team’ of horror figures, both monsters and monster hunters. Focus of play is on the figures and using ‘scenario’ and ‘plot twist’ cards to emphasize the storytelling aspect of it.

4. Call of Cthulhu RPG: Created by Chaosium, the gameplay is similar to that of Dungeons and Dragons but instead of the emphasis being on fighting a lot and leveling up your character it’s more story-based. My family is actually playing this while we speak. It’s our first game and at the moment I’m a very inept Keeper but if I get better, hopefully, I’ll let you guys in on an audio stream. It’s a very…disparate lot. We’ve got a Keeper/Speakeasy Owner, Sea Captain, Keeper/World War I Lieutenant (we take turns, his story is next), a Graverobber, a Thief and an Ex-Cultist.

5. Which Witch: I did get this from a yard sale but it’s incomplete so it’s unplayable at the moment. It looks a bit silly, geared more toward younger children.

*Bonus*

Titanic: Although not quite in the horror genre it does make you wonder what on earth made someone think: “We need a new game…something light-hearted and whimsical. I know! The Titanic!!” The object of the game is to collect various things from the ship (passport, health clearance, valuables, etc.) before trying to make your way to the upper deck. First one to the lifeboats wins. Fun, huh? And if you’re asking yourself how on earth I know this? I have it. I’ve played it. I have no shame.

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Horror Books

Featured New Horror Release

Book cover for Darkest Hours

Darkest Hours – Mike Thorn – November 21st, 2017

In the bleak landscape of Darkest Hours, people make decisions that lead them into extreme scenarios – sometimes bizarre, often horrific, always unexpected. Between this book’s covers you will find academics in distress; monsters abused by people; people terrorized by demons; ghostly reminiscences; resurrected trauma; and occult filmmaking. Ranging from satirical to dreadful, these stories share a distinct voice: urgent, sardonic, brutal, but always empathetic.

Also newly released:

Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant (review)

Patient Zero by Terry Tyler (review)

Goodreads Horror Giveaways

Book cover for Black Friday

Book cover for Chronicles of Legion Vol 1 Book cover for The Fall of the House of Cabal

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If you liked The Houses October Built – Check out the trailer for the sequel here: The Houses October Built 2

Guillermo del Toro is a bit regretful that he turned down the offer to helm some of the ‘Dark Universe’ properties. So are we Mr. del Toro, so are we.

For those Black Mirror fans out there here’s a Season 4 teaser trailer

If this game mentioned on Bloody Disgusting ever becomes a reality, I want it. I wants it a lot, my preciousss…

This is Horror, Issue 23: Skybound, Into the Drowning Deep, Patient Zero

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This is Horror, Issue 23 is a sampling of Horror News, including book and movie releases, and more. A little bit of everything to make the horror hound in you feel all fuzzy and warm. Or tingle with anticipation. Whatever works for you.

This is Horror’s Weekly Quote

“Horror fiction shows us that the control we believe we have is purely illusory, and that every moment we teeter on chaos and oblivion.”

–Clive Barker


Horror Movies

Featured New Indie Release for November 7th, 2017

Five friends on a small airplane mysteriously lose their radio connection on a trip from New York to LA. As they continue their flight, they’re forced to assume that a major disaster happened on the ground. They discover a stowaway, Erik, who urges them not to land at any cost. Before they run out of fuel, they must find out the truth.

Starring: Scarlett Byrne, Gavin Stenhouse, Rick Cosnett

 

Still in Theatres:

Jigsaw

Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Medea Halloween

Happy Death Day

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Welcome to Part Four of the Supernatural Song Title…thing. If you’re interested you can find Parts One, Two and Three if you just follow the links. Quite honestly? I knew there were quite a few but, dang, Supernatural does love it’s song titles. And, as a free bit of trivia, in the episodes Skin and Faith the music on the episodes aired on Netflix is not the same as the original music. I personally like the Netflix music better. In case you’re wondering, on Skin the fill-in music (during the Shifter’s transformation as Dean) that’s playing is Mary by The Death Riders. The music playing in the episode of Faith should be Don’t Fear the Reaper by The Blue Oyster Cult (whose insignia pops up in the Tulpa episode) but is instead Death in the Valley, also by The Death Riders. I only mention it because it’s freaking hard to find out what music they use. I didn’t even realize that the ‘Faith’ episode was also The Death Riders until I tracked down a CD (finally).

1. Thin Lizzie (The name of an actual band) – (S11, E5)

2. Don’t You Forget About MeSimple Minds (S11, E12)

3. Love HurtsNazareth (S11, E13)

4. Stuck in the Middle with YouStealers Wheel (S12, E12)

5. The British Invasion (Reference to The Beatles)

6. The Memory RemainsMetallica (S12, E18)

7. The FutureLeonard Cohen (I’m a little iffy on this one because it’s kind of a vague title)

8. All Along the WatchtowerJimi Hendrix (S12, E23)

And that is all of them. There could be more but some were a bit generic so I really didn’t count them. Thanks for playing Supernatural Music (now I think of a title!) and take a look-see in this area for next week’s bits and bobs.

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Horror Books

Featured Horror New ReleaseBook cover for Into the Drowning Deep

Into the Drowning Deep – Mira Grant – November 14th, 2017

Seven years ago, the Atargatis set off on a voyage to the Mariana Trench to film a “mockumentary” bringing to life ancient sea creatures of legend. It was lost at sea with all hands. Some have called it a hoax; others have called it a maritime tragedy.

Now, a new crew has been assembled. But this time they’re not out to entertain. Some seek to validate their life’s work. Some seek the greatest hunt of all. Some seek the truth. But for the ambitious young scientist Victoria Stewart this is a voyage to uncover the fate of the sister she lost.

Whatever the truth may be, it will only be found below the waves.

But the secrets of the deep come with a price.

Note: I recently got a copy from Netgalley of this, and am currently reading. While I don’t like it as much as her Feed book, I’m definitely enjoying it so far!

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Also recently released: 

Patient Zero by Terry Tyler (My review isn’t up here yet, but I gave it 4*)

Redneck Vol 1: Deep in the Heart by Danny Coates

Stalks by Sara Bourgeois

Goodreads Horror Giveaways:

Book cover for The Last Colossus

Book cover for Surface Tension

Book cover for Norman the First Slash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dread Central says these movies will be releasing on VOD this week. The site’s not too sure about IT, though. Angelica and Death on Scenic Drive look interesting. And Killer Donuts.

There’s a Stephen King soundtrack collection. It’s Limited Edition so you probably only need to see the price to be terrified. Check it out at Horrornews.net 

They are making The Haunting of Hill House into a series. I’m done. I can think of a million other books that could support a series but I have a sinking feeling that the slim backstory in The Haunting of Hill House was their main inducement. They can do whatever they want. And probably will…

Horror News Radio have been chatting about the movie The Killing of a Sacred Deer today.

I’d like to drop a line here letting you guys know that the Horrors! 365 Scary Stories post is cancelled for tomorrow. I’ll be reviewing the new release Where Nightmares Come From by Crystal Lake Publishing instead. I don’t want to forestall the review but check it out! Next week Horrors! will return as a double-length post. Either way, you guys win!

This is Horror, Issue 22: Unbury Carol, My Friend Dahmer, and Weaponized

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This is Horror, Issue 22 is a sampling of Horror News, including book and movie releases, and more. A little bit of everything to make the horror hound in you feel all fuzzy and warm. Or tingle with anticipation. Whatever works for you.

This is Horror’s Weekly Quote:

From even the greatest of horrors irony is seldom absent.” 
― H.P. LovecraftTales of H.P. Lovecraft

Horror Movies

Featured New Horror Release for November 2nd, 2017:

My Friend Dahmer

Movie cover for My Friend Dahmer

Before Jeffrey Dahmer became a notorious serial killer, he was a shy, alcoholic teen who never quite fit in. Based on the acclaimed graphic novel by Derf Backderf, this is the true, haunting story of Jeffrey Dahmer in high school.

Starring:  Ross LynchAlex WolffAnne Heche

Note: I’m not entirely sure what I think about this. I mean, dude chopped people up and ate them. The “he was a shy, alcoholic teen who never quite fit in” and “true, haunting story” both make me think that they’re going to try to make me feel sympathy for Dahmer. Sorry, but I have no interest in feeling sorry for someone who chopped people up and ATE them.

In Theaters Now:

Jigsaw

Tyler Perry’s Boo 2: A Madea Halloween

Happy Death Day

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Horror Books

Featured Horror New Release

Book cover for Weaponized

Weaponized – Zac Thompson – October 31st, 2017

Truog Island is a desolate place where sexual activity is outlawed. There lives Trip Yash, bored out of his mind. That was until he met Cron. After a night of passion, Cron disappears taking Trip’s virginity with him. A few days later, Trip develops a rash on his hand that eventually blooms into a gun made from his own flesh.

It’s not long before Trip becomes a living weapon locked in a battle against an ancient virus that threatens to ruin his island home. As his body continues to change, terrifying forces emerge with the power to weaponize the dead.

For fans of Clive Barker and David Cronenberg, Weaponized is a nerve-shattering exploration of sexual identity and people’s strange relationship with tools of death. It is a Kafka-esque horror take on sexual orientation and sexually transmitted infections, and how we villainize those who are different.

Also recently released: Tuskers IV: Rise of the Cloven , Strange Weather , Brokeheart

Goodreads Horror Giveaways:

Book cover for House of Windows Book cover for The Merry Spinster Book cover for Unbury Carol

 

 

 

 

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Prepare yourself for Part Three of the Supernatural song title = episode list. Counting ahead (as long as it’s not boring you yet!) there will certainly be enough for a Part Four. For Parts One and Two just click the links!

1. Let it BleedThe Rolling Stones (S6, E21)

2. Meet the New Boss (lyrics from ‘Won’t get Fooled Again) – The Who (S7, E1)

3. Time After TimeCyndi Lauper (S7, E12)

4. The Slice Girls (a play on the band name The Spice Girls) (S7, E13)

5. Torn and FrayedThe Rolling Stones (S8, E10)

6. I’m No AngelGreg Allman (S9, E3)

7. Rock and a Hard PlaceThe Rolling Stones (S9, E8)

8. Stairway to HeavenLed Zeppelin (S9, E22)

9. Girls, Girls, GirlsMotley Crue (S10, E7)

10. Paint It, BlackThe Rolling Stones (S10, E16)

The Stones seem to have the honours this week. Let’s see who comes out the most next week for Part Four!

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Horror on the Web

Like horror games? Have you heard of Stifled? Check out this Stifled Review from Upload VR.

It looks like the release of Polaroid isn’t going to happen any time soon, reports Variety. Sucks because I was hoping for good things from it.

No Film School says these are the 5 Horror Films You Should Study to Learn Cinematography.

Want to watch scary movies, but, er, hate scary movies? Check this list out from Den of Geek.

And finally, from Mental Floss, comes Your 10 Favorite Horror Directors’ Favorite Horror Films.

 

Press Release: Watch Over Us from Wild Eye Releasing

THE EXORCIST meets STRANGER THINGS in WATCH OVER US, premiering today, September 12th, 2017!

The Exorcist meets Stranger Things in writer-director  F.C. Rabbath’s Watch Over Us premiering on digital this September 12th!Movie cover for Watch Over Us

Avery Kristen Pohl (“The Glades”), Ella Schaefer (“Criminal Minds”), and Daniel Link (Krampus Unleashed) headline the frightening story of a family having to face a paranormal force on a farm.

A father and his young daughters move onto their grandfather’s secluded farm following the breakup of their parents. But once there, they are soon plagued by paranormal events that reveal a deadly secret that has haunted the family for generations, and an evil force that demands they uphold a deadly promise made by their ancestors.

Available on digital VOD everywhere nationwide 9/12/17.

Studio:Wild Eye Releasing
Director: F.C Rabbath
Cast : Avery Kristen Pohl, Ella Schaefer, Daniel Link

Trailer:

Wild Eye Releasing, a growing leader in independent cinema since 2008, represents horror, exploitation, dark arthouse, cult and documentary films from around the world. Check them out at: http://www.wildeyereleasing.com/

 


Lilyn’s say:

I love the movie poster for Watch Over Us! I liked the way the skull was worked into the clouds, and the blue and gold compliment each other perfectly. The creator definitely knew what he was doing. The only thing that I think I would have changed would be to have the eyes looking down at the farmhouse. Kinda wanting this to hang on my wall!

As for the trailer, I feel like it didn’t let us know a whole lot, which I actually kind of like. (I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of seeing the best parts of the movie shown in the trailer lately!)  And, maybe it’s just me, but there were definitely a few frames where I thought Daniel Link looked like a younger Bruce Willis. So, a few reasons to watch this, and at only 1 hr 12 minutes long, no real reason not to.

This is Horror, Issue 17: Nightmares, Sip, and Ghost House

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This is Horror, Issue 17 is a sampling of Horror News, including book and movie releases, and more. A little bit of everything to make the horror hound in you feel all fuzzy and warm. Or tingle with anticipation. Whatever works for you.

This is Horror’s Weekly Quote

“Alone. Yes, that’s the key word, the most awful word in the English tongue. Murder doesn’t hold a candle to it and hell is only a poor synonym.”
― Stephen King

 

Horror Movies

Opening this Week (August 25th)

Movie cover for Ghost House

Ghost House Synopsis: A young couple go on an adventurous vacation to Thailand only to find themselves haunted by a malevolent spirit after naively disrespecting a Ghost House.

Starring:  Scout Taylor-ComptonJames Landry HébertMark Boone Junior

Watch the Ghost House trailer on Youtube.

 

 

 

 Horror Coming Soon:

Temple

Three American tourists follow a mysterious map deep into the jungles of Japan searching for an ancient temple. When spirits entrap them, their adventure quickly becomes a horrific nightmare.

Starring:  Naoto TakenakaAsahi UchidaLogan Huffman

 

Horror In Theaters:

Annabelle: Creation (review)

The Dark Tower

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Horrorific Trivia

Let’s talk about Nightmares. (On Elm Street, at least.)

  1. The Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) first film saved New Line Cinema from bankruptcy.
  2. Nightmare on Elm Street: Freddy’s Revenge (1985) has whalesong playing whenever Freddy is on-screen.
  3. Nightmare on Elm Street: Dream Warriors (1987) is the film debut of  Patricia Arquette.
  4. Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Master (1988) was offered to Wes Craven, who turned New Line’s offer to direct and re-write their script.
  5. Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child (1989) ‘s script was offered to both Stephen King and Frank Miller to write and direct.
  6. Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991) was Breckin Meyer‘s first theatrical role.
  7. New Nightmare (1994) is my (Lilyn’s) favorite NoES movie, and yes, I felt you needed to know that. That scene with the dinosaur at the kid’s feet? Yeah. There’s reasons I still tuck the covers under my feet to sleep.

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Horror Books

Featured New Horror Release

Book cover for Sip

Sip – Brian Allen Car – August 29th, 2017

Note: I didn’t come across a single novel out in the last two weeks that I felt comfortable mentioning here. So you get one that’s due out in a few days. Hopefully back to normal programming soon!

A lyrical, apocalyptic debut novel about addiction, friendship, and the struggle for survival

It started with a single child, and quickly spread: you could get high by drinking your own shadow. At night, lights were destroyed so that addicts could sip shadow in the pure light of the moon.

Gangs of shadow addicts chased down children on playgrounds, rounded up old ladies from retirement homes. Cities were destroyed and governments fell. And if your shadow was sipped entirely, you became one of them, had to find more shadow, at any cost, or go mad.

150 years later, what’s left of the world is divided between the highly regimented life of those inside dome-cities that are protected from natural light (and natural shadows), and those forced to the dangerous, hardscrabble life in the wilds outside. In rural Texas, Mira, her shadow-addicted friend Murk, and an ex-Domer named Bale, search for a possible mythological cure to the shadow sickness but they must do so, it is said, before the return of Halley’s Comet, which is only days away.

Goodreads Horror Giveaways

Book cover for The Bone Mother Book cover for The Fiddle is the Devil's Instrument Book cover for The Ultimate Sacrifice

 

 

 

 

 

PS: If you’re a fan of Jack Ketchum, Dark Regions Press has a 35th Anniversary special print of Off Season, including slip case, that’s shipping soon!

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What's the worst horror reboot?

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Results of  “How do you like your horror?”

75% of you said: “Kill them both with fire”.

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This is Horror, Issue 14: Wish Upon, The Dark Tower, and those Meddling Kids

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This is Horror, Issue 14 is a sampling of Horror Movies, Art, Fiction, and Gaming, and more. A little bit of everything to make the horror hound in you feel all fuzzy and warm. Or tingle with anticipation. Whatever works for you.

This is Horror’s Weekly Quote: 

“The Old Ones were, the Old Ones are, and the Old Ones shall be. Not in the spaces we know, but between them. They walk serene and primal, undimensioned and to us unseen.”
― H.P. LovecraftThe Dunwich Horror and Others

Horror Movies

Horror Movie Suggestion for the Week:

Movie cover for Gnaw II Food of the Gods

Gnaw: Food of the Gods II: Being a true horror-hound means you watch the good, the bad-good, and the just bad. This one, apparently, falls under the ‘just bad’ category.

Give it a watch. If you dare.

Gnaw: Food of the Gods II (1989) Synopsis: A growth hormone experiment gets out of hand, when the the resulting giant man-eating rats escape, reaking havoc on the unsuspecting campus. Much blood-letting follows.

Starring:  Paul CoufosLisa SchrageRéal Andrews

 

 

 


 

Opening This Week (July 14th): 

Movie cover for Wish Upon

 

Wish Upon Synopsis: A teenage girl discovers a box that carries magic powers and a deadly price for using them.

Wish Upon Tagline: Be careful what you wish for.

Starring: Joey KingRyan PhillippeKi Hong Lee

 

 

 

In Theatres Now:

47 Meters Down

Coming Soon:

The Dark Tower (August 4th, 2017): The Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, roams an Old West-like landscape where “the world has moved on” in pursuit of the man in black. Also searching for the fabled Dark Tower, in the hopes that reaching it will preserve his dying world.

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My little brain tends to wander if I don’t keep it occupied (the last time it wandered off it took two weeks for it to come back) so, while I’m doing stuff, I like to listen to things. But since I’m also cheap, I don’t like to pay for audiobooks of stories that I already have. Like, for instance, Lovecraft. And since he’s mainly in the public domain I can listen to them on Youtube guilt-free. Now, readings on Youtube can sometimes be iffy so, after listening to various readings (and subjecting myself to more than a few terrible ones) I have come up with a list of 5 of the best readings. Enjoy!

1. The Call of Cthulhu – Read by Garrick Hagon – The reader is really good and I like the echo effect to it. It makes it sound like an old recording and gives it an interesting quality. It is also captioned by the creator.

2. The Dunwich Horror – Read by Caden Clegg – A great reading with great sound effects. It’s a very professionally put together and the rest of the channel, Chilling Tales for Dark Nights, has a nice offering of creepypastas, podcasts and readings.

3. Pickman’s Model – Read by Huw Carr – There are quite a few different readings of Pickman’s Model but this is my preferred one. It’s slightly melodramatic but it suits the story.

4. The Haunter of the Dark – Read by H.P. Podcraft – A very nicely subtle reading of Lovecraft’s Haunter of the Dark.

5. The Outsider – Read by Roddy McDowall – Roddy McDowall’s unique voice is perfect for reading Lovecraft’s works. Unfortunately, the only other reading by him is The Hound. Which is a very good story that often gets overlooked.

 

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Horror Books

New Releases (July 1st – July 14th)

Book cover for Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero

Meddling Kids – Edgar Cantero – July 11th, 2017

For fans of John Dies at the End and Welcome to Night Vale comes a tour de force of horror, humor, and H.P. Lovecraft. The surviving members of a forgotten teenage detective club (and their dog) must reunite as broken adults to finally solve the terrifying case that ruined them all and sent the wrong man to prison. Scooby Doo and the gang never had to do this!

1990. The teen detectives once known as the Blyton Summer Detective Club (of Blyton Hills, a small mining town in the Zoinx River Valley in Oregon) are all grown up and haven’t seen each other since their fateful, final case in 1977. Andy, the tomboy, is twenty-five and on the run, wanted in at least two states. Kerri, one-time kid genius and budding biologist, is bartending in New York, working on a serious drinking problem. At least she’s got Tim, an excitable Weimaraner descended from the original canine member of the team. Nate, the horror nerd, has spent the last thirteen years in and out of mental health institutions, and currently resides in an asylum in Arhkam, Massachusetts. The only friend he still sees is Peter, the handsome jock turned movie star. The problem is, Peter’s been dead for years.

The time has come to uncover the source of their nightmares and return to where it all began in 1977. This time, it better not be a man in a mask. The real monsters are waiting.

Read our review of Meddling Kids here.

Book cover for Devil's Colony

The Devil’s Colony – Bill Schweigart – July 11th, 2017

The greatest monster is man. From the author of The Beast of Barcroft and Northwoods comes a chilling descent into the depths of horror and human depravity.

Ben McKelvie had a good job, a nice house, a beautiful fiancée . . . until a bloodthirsty shapeshifter took everything away. Ever since, he’s been chasing supernatural phenomena all across the country, aided by dedicated zoologist Lindsay Clark and wealthy cryptozoologist Richard Severance.

Now they face their deadliest challenge yet. In the New Jersey Pine Barrens, a man named Henry Drexler operates a private compound called Välkommen, which is Swedish for “welcome.” Indeed, Drexler welcomes all visitors—so long as they’re racists, neo-Nazis, or otherwise in cahoots with the alt-right. But Drexler is no mere Hitler wannabe. Once he was Severance’s mentor, and his research may well have summoned a monster to the Pine Barrens.

To find out the truth, Ben and Lindsay must enter the camp incognito. There, under the watchful eyes of Drexler’s bodyguards and sociopathic son, they will learn that the most dangerous beasts lurk in the human heart.

Read our review of The Devil’s Colony here.

Book cover for The Delirium Brief

The Delirium Brief – Charles Stross – July 11th, 2017

Bob Howard’s career in the Laundry, the secret British government agency dedicated to protecting the world from unspeakable horrors from beyond spacetime, has entailed high combat, brilliant hacking, ancient magic, and combat with indescribably repellent creatures of pure evil. It has also involved a wearying amount of paperwork and office politics, and his expense reports are still a mess.

Now, following the invasion of Yorkshire by the Host of Air and Darkness, the Laundry’s existence has become public, and Bob is being trotted out on TV to answer pointed questions about elven asylum seekers. What neither Bob nor his managers have foreseen is that their organization has earned the attention of a horror far more terrifying than any demon: a British government looking for public services to privatize. There’s a lot of potential shareholder value in the Laundry’s “knowledge assets.”

Inch by inch, Bob Howard and his managers are forced to consider the truly unthinkable: a coup against the British government itself.

 

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This is Horror, Issue 13

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This is Horror, Issue 12 is a sampling of Horror Movies, Art, Fiction, and Gaming, and more. A little bit of everything to make the horror hound in you feel all fuzzy and warm. Or tingle with anticipation. Whatever works for you.

This is Horror’s Weekly Quote:

Blood is really warm, it’s like drinking hot chocolate but with more screaming.”

― Ryan Mecum, Zombie Haiku: Good Poetry for Your…Brains

Horror Movies

Horror Movie Suggestion:

The Mothman Prophecies  (2002) : Whether you believe in The Mothman or not the movie itself is great. Atmospheric, creepy and haunting. The scene near the end is particularly haunting. The fact that it’s based on an actual even makes it that much more tragic. Most movies you watch there’s at least the possibility of a happy ending but knowing how it ends just contributes that much more to the mounting dread of the movie. Based on a book by John Keel.

The Mothman Prophecies Synopsis: A reporter is drawn to a small West Virginia town to investigate a series of strange events, including psychic visions and the appearance of bizarre entities.

Starring: Richard Gere, Laura Linney, David Eigenberg

Watch The Mothman Prohecies on YouTube

 

 


Opening This Week (June 30th):


In Theatres Now: (links to IMDB)

47 Meters Down


Trailer to Watch:

Wish Upon, directed by John R. Leonetti, is due to be released July 14th. Hopefully it’ll be good, but I’m not expecting much, to be honest. What about you guys? You can watch the official trailer below:


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Notable Events in Horror

Born on this day:

1899: Madge Bellamy – Starred in White Zombie

1905: Nestor Paiva – Starred in The Creature from the Black Lagoon

1955: David Allen Grier – Starred in Tales from the Hood

1959: Vincent D’Onofrio – Starred in The Thirteenth Floor

1971: Monica Potter – Starred in Saw 

1982: Lizzy Caplan – Starred in Cloverfield

 

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Horrorific Trivia

Singers and Musicians Who Have Appeared in Horror Movies

1. Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour): Appeared in Fear Clinic as Bauer

2. Alice Cooper (Alice Cooper): Appeared in Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare as Freddy’s Father

3. Ozzy Osbourne and Gene Simmons (Ozzy Osbourne, KISS): Appeared in Trick or Treat as Nuke (Gene Simmons) and Rev. Aaron Gilstrom (Ozzy Osbourne)

4. Dee Snider (Twisted Sister): Appeared in Strangeland as Capt. Howdy/Carleton Hendricks

5. Tom Waits (Tom Waits): Appeared in Bram Stoker’s Dracula as R.M. Renfield

 

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Horror Books

New Releases (June 17th – June 30th)

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The Silent Corner – Dean Koontz – June 20th, 2017

I very much need to be dead. 

These are the chilling words left behind by a man who had everything to live for but took his own life. In the aftermath, his widow, Jane Hawk, does what all her grief, fear, and fury demands: find the truth, no matter what.

People of talent and accomplishment, people admired and happy and sound of mind, have been committing suicide in surprising numbers. When Jane seeks to learn why, she becomes the most-wanted fugitive in America. Her powerful enemies are protecting a secret so important so terrifying that they will exterminate anyone in their way.
But all their power and viciousness may not be enough to stop a woman as clever as they are cold-blooded, as relentless as they are ruthless and who is driven by a righteous rage they can never comprehend. Because it is born of love.

Purchase on Amazon.

 

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Don’t Say a Word – A.L. Bird – June 30th, 2017

A happy child.

Every parent knows the world can be scary. Lawyer Jen Sutton knows it better than most. And she’ll go to any length to protect her son from what – and who – lies outside their front door.

A loving mother.

Some might say she’s being over-protective. But isn’t it a mother’s duty to protect her child from harm?

A family built on a lie.

Jen has kept her secrets safe. Until the postcard arrives, signed by the one person she hoped would never catch up with her… and her new case begins to feel a little too close to home.

One thing is clear: Jen has been found.

Now, she faces a choice. Run, and lose everything? Or fight – and risk her son discovering the truth.

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The House of Memory – Carolyn Haines – June 27th, 2017

Raissa James not only sees the dead but she’s caught the ears of the living—especially now that she’s solved her first case. Word of Pluto’s Snitch, her private-investigation agency specializing in the occult, has spread far and wide. It’s even come to the notice of Zelda Fitzgerald, the nation’s most celebrated flapper. And Zelda’s in need of its services.

Along with Reginald Proctor, her partner in detection, Raissa travels to Montgomery, Alabama, where Zelda’s friend Camilla has suddenly become prone to violent fits and delusions. Has Camilla gone mad…or has she been possessed?

Raissa and Reginald soon discover that Camilla’s not the only young lady in the area to fall victim to something unnatural. Now it’s up to the Snitches to follow the clues and save Camilla, locked away behind the walls of the formidable Bryce Hospital asylum. But the key to her rescue might not lie among the living at all. Because Raissa knows that the dead have their secrets, too.

Purchase now on Amazon.

Three Horror Books With Goodreads Giveaways Right Now:

Book cover for CroneBook cover for Hell's GatesBook cover for In the Footsteps of Dracula

 

 

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Are you looking forward to the new film version of IT?

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  • Eh... I'm willing to give it a shot. (0%, 0 Votes)

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Horror on the Web

Horror Society has announced that a continuous Live Stream of Mystery Science Theater 3000 on Twitch starting June 29th

Parade has an article on the recap of The Mist Series

ComingSoon has a review on the Blu-Ray for Don’t Knock Twice

Rotten Tomatoes has a glowing account of Twin Peaks: The Return

 

 

 

 

This is Horror, Issue 12: The Devil, Dr. Caligari, and Demons Everywhere

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This is Horror, Issue 12 is a sampling of Horror Movies, Art, Fiction, and Gaming, and more. A little bit of everything to make the horror hound in you feel all fuzzy and warm. Or tingle with anticipation. Whatever works for you.

This is Horror’s Quote to Consider:

“Which is the true nightmare, the horrific dream that you have in your sleep or the dissatisfied reality that awaits you when you awake?”
Justin Alcala

Horror Movies:

Horror Movie Suggestion for the Week:

Movie cover for The Devil

Devil (2010): Talk about claustrophobic horror! 95 percent of this movie takes place inside of an elevator car. Its a surprisingly good watch, especially with a group of friends. (The guesses on who the devil is can get quite fun!)

Devil Synopsis: A group of people are trapped in an elevator and the Devil is mysteriously amongst them.

Starring:  Chris Messina, Caroline Dhavernas, Bokeem Woodbine

Watch the Devil trailer on Youtube.

 

 

 

 

 


Opening this Week (June 16th):

Movie cover for 47 Meters Down47 Meters Down Synopsis: Two sisters vacationing in Mexico are trapped in a shark cage at the bottom of the ocean. With less than an hour of oxygen left and great white sharks circling nearby, they must fight to survive.

(since I just posted the trailer link for this last week I’m not going to go into a lot of detail. Clicking the movie cover will take you to IMDB.)

 

 

 

 

 

 


Trailer to Watch:

Polaroid is styled in the vein of The Ring and Final Destination and centers on a high school loner, Bird Fitcher, who stumbles upon a vintage Polaroid camera. Bird soon learns that the camera houses a terrible secret: whoever has their picture taken by it meets a tragic and violent end. The girl and her friends must survive one more night as they race to solve the mystery of the haunted Polaroid before it kills them all.. You can check out the trailer here.

 

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Horror Books:

New Releases (June 2nd – June 16th)

Book cover for Nothing Left to Lose

Book cover for The Asylum of Dr. Caligari

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Nothing Left to Lose (John Cleaver #6) – Dan Wells – June 6th, 2017

New York Times bestselling author Dan Wells continues his acclaimed John Wayne Cleaver series, popular with fans of Dexter

Hi. My name is John Cleaver, and I hunt monsters. I used to do it alone, and then for a while I did it with a team of government specialists, and then the monsters found us and killed almost everyone, and now I hunt them alone again.

This is my story.

In this thrilling installment in the John Wayne Cleaver series, Dan Wells brings his beloved antihero into a final confrontation with the Withered in a conclusion that is both completely compelling and completely unexpected.

Don’t forget to catch the film adaptation of the first installment in the series, I am Not a Serial Killer, in theaters August 26th.

The Asylum of Dr. Caligari – James K. Morrow – June 13th, 2017

The infamous Dr. Caligari: psychiatrist or psychopath? In this wry and satiric tour de force, award-winning author James Morrow (Towing Jehovah, The Last Witchfinder) offers a surprising and provocative take on a silent film classic.

In the summer of 1914, the world teeters on the brink of the Great War. An American painter, Francis Wyndham, is hired to provide art therapy at a renowned European asylum, working under the auspices of its mysterious director, Alessandro Caligari. Francis is soon beguiled by his most talented student, Ilona Wessels, whose genius with a brush is matched only by the erotic intensity of her madness.

Deep in his secret studio, Dr. Caligari, rumored to be a sorcerer, struggles to create Ecstatic Wisdom, an immense painting so hypnotic it can incite entire regiments to rush headlong into battle. Once Francis and Ilona grasp Caligari’s scheme in all its supernatural audacity, they conspire to defeat him with a magical work of their own…

In the Valley of the Sun – Andy Davidson – June 6th, 2017

Deftly written and utterly addictive, this Western literary horror debut will find a home with fans of authors like Joe Hill, Cormac McCarthy, and Anne Rice.

One night in 1980, a man becomes a monster.

Haunted by his past, Travis Stillwell spends his nights searching out women in West Texas honky-tonks. What he does with them doesn’t make him proud, just quiets the demons for a little while. But after Travis crosses paths one night with a mysterious pale-skinned girl, he wakes weak and bloodied in his cabover camper the next morning—with no sign of a girl, no memory of the night before.

Annabelle Gaskin spies the camper parked behind her motel and offers the cowboy a few odd jobs to pay his board. Travis takes her up on the offer, if only to buy time, to lay low and heal. By day, he mends the old motel, insinuating himself into the lives of Annabelle and her ten-year-old son. By night, in the cave of his camper, he fights an unspeakable hunger. Before long, Annabelle and her boy come to realize that this strange cowboy is not what he seems.

Half a state away, a grizzled Texas Ranger is hunting Travis for his past misdeeds, but what he finds will lead him to a revelation far more monstrous. A man of the law, he’ll have to decide how far into the darkness he’ll go for the sake of justice.

When these lives converge on a dusty autumn night, an old evil will find new life—and new blood.

 

A Demon Lens

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Horrorific Trivia

Ten Great Songs Based on Horror Movies

Here I am, inflicting my love of music on you once again! I just can’t help myself it seems. Here are some fun songs based on horror movies (and maybe one or two not-so-bad ones). I’m sticking to songs penned out of inspiration from the movies themselves, which means I’ll be avoiding songs from the actual soundtracks of the movies themselves. There are so many more but I’m limiting myself to five so as to not make this insanely long. If you’re interested in more drop me a comment down below and I’ll be happy to share. Also, if you have some to share I’d love to hear them!

1. The Ghost of Vincent Price – Wednesday 13: Didn’t think I’d be able to work him onto this trivia did you? This one could use some improvement, in my opinion. Others might really like the rough around the edges punk style but with lyrics like these how could I resist?

“I know I’ll always get my thrill, in that House on Haunted Hill
I know that life can be a gas, locked inside that House of Wax
Some people prefer the finer things in life
I’m alright, just hanging with the ghost of Vincent Price”

2. Nosferatu – Blue Oyster Cult: From the Reaper to Godzilla and finally to Nosferatu. Based on the silent movie of the same name it truly should be an instrumental but with lyrics like these who can complain? Also, this fan made video mixing the lyrics and Nosferatu movie in silent movie style is just plain awesome.

“So chaste so calm, she gave herself
To the pleasure of her dreaded master
He sucked the precious drops of life
Throughout the long and cold dark night”

3. The Wicker Man – Iron Maiden: Iron Maiden is well-known for getting inspiration for their songs from real life events, books and movies.

“You watch the world exploding every single night
Dancing in the sun a newborn in the light
Brothers and their fathers joining hands and make a chain
The shadow of the Wicker Man is rising up again”

4. Hammer Horror – Kate Bush: An odd video but the song is quite good. A nice homage to the great Hammer Horror movies.

“Hammer Horror, Hammer Horror,
Won’t leave me alone.
The first time in my life,
I leave the lights on
To ease my soul.”

5.  The Creature from the Black Lagoon – Dave Edmunds: Goofy but kind of sweet. After all, don’t Creatures need a little love, too?

“Only surfaced for a companion,
‘Cause of that he’s never been seen.
Just a big look written in the eyes of his baby,
And a cry of terror, a honeymoon scream”

And one bonus song that I simply could not resist. My apologies to Robert Englund. I’m sure he’d rather this song just be forgotten to the depths of time. But, this being the internet, I bring you:

Do ‘The Freddy’ – from Freddy’s Greatest Hits: The cringe factor is strong with this one so I’ll just let you follow the link to enjoy it in all of it’s semi-glory. That being said, I actually kind of like the song Don’t Sleep from the same album. It’s definitely cheesy (and weirdly romantic sounding) but who doesn’t like a bit of cheese every now and then?

If you enjoyed this bit of musical oddity we also have a Lovecraftian Music post here and on This is Horror: Issue 8 which has a list of songs based on horror books. I can promise you they’re much better, musically speaking.

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This is Horror, Issue 11: 47 Meters Down, Black Mad Wheel, and More

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This is Horror, Issue 11 is a sampling of Horror Movies, Art, Fiction, and Gaming, and more. A little bit of everything to make the horror hound in you feel all fuzzy and warm. Or tingle with anticipation. Whatever works for you.

This is Horror’s Quote to Consider:

“Can you imagine life without the horror genre? There would be no monsters. Only a**holes.”
Michael A. Arnzen

Horror Movies

Horror Movie Suggestion for the Week

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Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954): Pretty much everyone knows about this movie, but how many of you have actually seen it? I’ll be honest and tell you that I haven’t. But I want to. So, this week’s horror suggestion is with the aim of improving your old-school horror movie repertoire.

Creature from the Black Lagoon Synopsis: A strange prehistoric beast lurks in the depths of the Amazonian jungle. A group of scientists try to capture the animal and bring it back to civilization for study.

Starring:  Richard Carlson, Julie Adams, Richard Denning

 

 

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Opening this week (June 2nd):

 

 

 

 

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Coming Soon / Trailer to Watch:

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47 Meters Down: Two sisters vacationing in Mexico are trapped in a shark cage at the bottom of the ocean. With less than an hour of oxygen left and great white sharks circling nearby, they must fight to survive.

Starring: Mandy Moore, Claire Holt, Matthew Modine

Watch the trailer for 47 Meters Down.

Thoughts: Oh… oh dear. I expect better from Mandy Moore. This kind of makes me sad.

 

 

 

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Featured Horror DeviantArt


creepy Horror monster by biosGiot78 on DeviantArt

Saw this and my first reaction was “Well! That’s disturbing!” So, I knew I had to share it! If you think that this is neat, please remember to hop on over to Deviantart and just let the artist know s/he’s awesome.

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Notable Events in Horror History

 

5 Horror Actors or Authors Birth / Death (May 20th-June 2nd)

 

5 Bits of Horror Film / Show News  (May 20th-June 2nd)

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Horrorific Trivia

May was a very good month for horror. Vincent Price, Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. The Godfathers of Horror.Names which even non-horror fans know. For being the biggies of horror it’s surprising to know that the three of them only starred in two movies altogether. Although it seems strange the most simple explanation for this is that Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing were bound to Hammer Films while Vincent Price was working for Roger Corman. Back in those days it was much harder to break a contract with the studios and to support this theory is the fact that the two movies were made much later than the peak production of these particular studios.

The first movie was Scream and Scream Again. Although being the highest billed, the three actor’s total screen time only makes up 1/5th of the movie. Peter Cushing was actually a late addition and only in one scene. Christopher Lee and Vincent Price have one scene together, almost near the end of the movie.

House of the Long Shadows is the second movie in which Price, Cushing and Lee appear and the only movie in which Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and John Carradine (another well-regarded horror veteran) all appear together. Again, even though they received top billing, it takes Christopher Lee 49 minutes to actually enter the film. Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing appeared in 22 movies together, 6 of which Cushing kills Lee. This is the only movie that they worked together in which Lee kills Cushing.

So, let’s have a toast with a crystal goblet (blood-filled is optional) to the three great men of horror who are sadly no longer with us. Along with another for William Castle who was a genius when it came to marketing with gimmicks. If you would like a fuller run-down of his ingenious tactics you can find them in this edition of This is Horror #4.

This is not mine, I found it randomly on a search but seriously, how could I not use it?

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Horror Books

New Releases

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Black Mad Wheel  – Josh Malerman (author of Bird Box)– May 23rd, 2017

The Danes—the band known as the “Darlings of Detroit”—are washed up and desperate for inspiration, eager to once again have a number one hit. That is, until an agent from the US Army approaches them. Will they travel to an African desert and track down the source of a mysterious and malevolent sound? Under the guidance of their front man, Philip Tonka, the Danes embark on a harrowing journey through the scorching desert—a trip that takes Tonka into the heart of an ominous and twisted conspiracy.

Meanwhile, in a nondescript Midwestern hospital, a nurse named Ellen tends to a patient recovering from a near-fatal accident. The circumstances that led to his injuries are mysterious-and his body heals at a remarkable rate. Ellen will do the impossible for this enigmatic patient, who reveals more about his accident with each passing day. – Goodreads

The White Road – Sarah Lotz – May 30th, 2017

Desperate to attract subscribers to his fledgling website, ‘Journey to the Dark Side’, ex-adrenalin junkie and slacker Simon Newman hires someone to guide him through the notorious Cwm Pot caves, so that he can film the journey and put it on the internet. With a tragic history, Cwm Pot has been off-limits for decades, and unfortunately for Simon, the guide he’s hired is as unpredictable and dangerous as the watery caverns that lurk beneath the earth. After a brutal struggle for survival, Simon barely escapes with his life, but predictably, the gruesome footage he managed to collect down in the earth’s bowels goes viral. Ignoring the warning signs of mental trauma, and eager to capitalize on his new internet fame, Simon latches onto another escapade that has that magic click-bait mix of danger and death – a trip to Everest. But up above 8000 feet, in the infamous Death Zone, he’ll need more than his dubious morals and wits to guide him, especially when he uncovers the truth behind a decade-old tragedy – a truth that means he might not be coming back alive. A truth that will change him – and anyone who views the footage he captures – forever.

Cavern of the Damned – Russell James – May 22nd, 2017

Broke and desperate, paleontologist Grant Coleman gets the chance of a lifetime exploring a long-sealed cave, the fabled home of a gigantic creatures.  NPS Ranger McKinley Stinson discovers a rancher’s prize bull has been butchered by an airborne killer, and tracks the blood trail back to the re-opened cavern. But as she’s about to arrest the trespassers, the unstable roof collapses, trapping all.  Their only way out is at the cave system’s far end. But an eco-system of terrifying mega fauna stands between them and freedom. Death, double-crosses, and a slew of monstrous cave creatures take their toll as the group battles to what they pray is an exit.

Will anyone survive this cavern of the damned?

Note: Have read this one, review out soon. It’s worth picking up if you like creature features.

3 Book to Film Successes

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The Exorcist
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Rosemary’s Baby
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American Psycho

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This is Horror, Issue 6: Life, Baron Blood, Nailbiters

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This is Horror is a sampling of Horror Movies, Art, Fiction, and Gaming, and more. A little bit of everything to make the horror hound in you feel all fuzzy and warm. Or tingle with anticipation. Whatever works for you. Hope you enjoy!

This is Horror’s Quote to Consider

“He who fears being watched from the abyss
will be unable to look into it himself.
The truth can only be obtained by pressing forward.”
― Sadamu Yamashita, Silent Hill 2: The Novel

 

Horror Movies

Horror Movie Suggestion of the Week:

Movie cover for Tucker & Dale vs EvilTucker & Dale vs Evil: I have an odd sense of humor. I’m either laughing my butt off at stuff like funny fart stories on Reddit, or I’m cracking up over British humor. If something is supposed to be comedy but doesn’t fall into either of those categories, then I’m probably going to be bored silly. So, I’m not exactly sure why Tucker & Dale vs Evil makes me giggle as much as it does. (I think it’s partly an affection for Alan Tudyk (whom I will forever know as Wash Hoburn.) Regardless of the reason, Tucker & Dale vs Evil is one of those rare movies that has the ability to send me into gigglefits. My cohost, Graciekat, loves it too.

Synopsis: Affable hillbillies Tucker and Dale are on vacation at their dilapidated mountain cabin when they are mistaken for murderers by a group of preppy college students.

StarringTyler Labine, Alan Tudyk, Katrina Bowden

 

Horror Movies Opening this Week (March 24th):

Movie cover for Life

Synopsis: A team of scientists aboard the International Space Station discover a rapidly evolving life form, that caused extinction on Mars, and now threatens the crew and all life on Earth.

Starring:  Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, etc

Watch the Life trailer.

(Okay, so let’s be honest here. Yes, I’m psyched to see this tomorrow, and no I don’t expect it to be anything more than a rehash of every single space-horror type movie out there. I don’t care. SPACE HORROR!)

 

 

Still in Theatres (and I need someone to review it for me!)

Movie cover for The Belko Experiment

Synopsis: In a twisted social experiment, 80 Americans are locked in their high-rise corporate office in Bogotá, Colombia and ordered by an unknown voice coming from the company’s intercom system to participate in a deadly game of kill or be killed.

Starring: John Gallagher Jr., Tony Goldwyn, Adria Arjona

Watch The Belko Experiment trailer.

 

 


 

Featured Horror Art


Feed me, Seymour! by king-D0G on DeviantArt

This is kind of continuing with silly theme I started by recommending Tucker & Dale vs Evil. Sorry for not bringing the creepy this time! (Confession: I’ve never seen this film.)


Notable Horror Events/History

We’ll post interesting stuff here as we come across it. Let us know if we missed something juicy and we’ll add it in! This first post is just a place-holder/more to come than anything.

Birthdays:

3/15: The Fly, Dead Wringers, etc
3/24: Mama, Crimson PeakMovie Releases

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franchise Beginnings

3/15/2002 – Resident Evil (1) was released.
3/17/2000 –  Final Destination (1) was released.

Horror Books

New Horror Releases

Book cover for Aletheia Aletheia Synopsis: The remote lake town of Little Ridge has a memory problem. There is an island out on the lake somewhere, but no one can remember exactly where it is—and what it has to do with the disappearance of the eccentric Frankie Harpur, or the seven-year- old son of a local artist, Lee Montour.

When Thettie Harpur brings her family home to find Frankie, she faces opposition from all sides—including from the clan leader himself, the psychotic Doc Murphy. But Lee, her one true ally in grief and love, might not be enough to help take on her worst nightmare. The lake itself. Because deep below the island, something monstrous lies waiting for Thettie, and it knows her name. – Goodreads

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Book cover for NailbitersNailbiters Synopsis: A man seeks revenge for his dead wife’s murder, while another finds himself being tortured for information he doesn’t have. One woman’s job at a check-out is starting to take its toll, while another imagines all kinds of horrors during a blackout. An urban nightmare called Graffitiland is the location for a deadly hunt, but a thief finds more than he bargains for upon breaking and entering one particular property. And as a stalker tracks his latest victim, an altogether different kind of serial killer called The Gemini is rising… Here in these pages you’ll find gathered together all the tales of crime and psychological terror from award-winning and bestselling author and editor Paul B. Kane (Beyond Rue Morgue, Hooded Man, Sherlock Holmes and the Servants of Hell), plus three new novelettes – including a serial killer reworking of Cinderella. – Goodreads

Purchase on Amazon.

 

 

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Behold the Void Synopsis: BEHOLD THE VOID is nine stories of terror that huddle in the dark space between cosmic horror and the modern weird, between old-school hard-edged horror of the 1980’s and the stylistic prose of today’s literary giants.

Revenge takes a monstrous form when a scorned lover acquires bizarre, telekinetic powers; a community swimming pool on a bright summer day becomes the setting for a ghastly nightmare of sacrifice and loss; a thief does bloody battle with a Yakuza for the soul of a horse god; a priest must solve the mystery of a century-old serial killer or risk the apocalypse; a newly-married couple discover that relationships-gone-bad can be poisonous, and deadly; a child is forced to make an ultimate choice between letting his parents die or living with the monsters they may become; and when a boy is trapped on a beach at low tide, he must face death in many forms – that of the rising water coming to consume him and the ghost of his dead mother who wants him back, reaching for him with dark, longing arms…Goodreads 

Purchase on Amazon

 

Mmm, Braiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnns.

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Terrorific Trivia

Graciekat has prepared a fun list for this section. If you’re a zombie movie lover, you’ve probably seen most of these movies, but there might be some of the earlier ones that you haven’t. That’s right – braiiiiiiiiiiiiinnns again! This whole list is comprised of zombie movies, one from each decade! Enjoy! (The links go to IMDB.)

1930 – 1940:  The Devil’s Daughter (1939)

1940 – 1950:  Zombies on Broadway (1945)

1950 – 1960: The Woman Eater (1958)

1960 – 1970: Night of the Living Dead (1968)

1970 – 1980: Baron Blood (1972)

1980 – 1990: Kung Fu Zombie (1981)

1990 – 2000: Nudist Colony of the Dead (1991)

2000 – 2010:  Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead (2002)

2010 – 2017:  Zombeavers (2014)


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