This is Horror #1: The Bye Bye Man, Little Heaven, and More

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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.

Horror Movies

New Releases: (Jan 13, 2017)

Movie post for The Bye Bye Man Synopsis: Three friends stumble upon the horrific origins of the Bye Bye Man, a mysterious figure they discover is the root cause of the evil behind man’s most unspeakable acts.

Starring: Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount, Cressida Bonas

Rating: PG-13 (Hmm… I mean, there’s been a few cases of good horror movies with a relatively kid friendly rating…)

Watch The Bye Bye Man trailer here.

 

 

In Theatres Already:

Movie Poster for Underworld Blood Wars Synopsis: Vampire death dealer, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) fights to end the eternal war between the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her.

Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Tobias Menzies

Rating: R

Watch the Underworld: Blood Wars trailer here.

……Dude, they’re still making Underworld movies? I mean, I liked the first one, and the second one was okay, but honestly surprised they kept going! Seriously, how many are there now?

Trailers to Watch:

Raw, which has been touring the film festivals, sees its US release on March 10th, 2017. Cannibalism Horror with what will probably be a side of adult interactions. Looks like it has the potential to be interesting. Won’t watch it in theatres, but will probably check it out on Redbox when it comes time.


Featured Horror Art


Elegant Horror by AlexRuizArt on DeviantArt

Isn’t this absolutely gorgeous?  It’s like evil seen on a soap bubble or something. It has that sort of shimmery not-really-there look to it. I love it!!


Horror Books

Covers go to Goodreads

New Releases

Book cover for Blood Children by William Vitka

Detective Jamie Murrow has seen some weird things—much of it in the form of hallucinations he suffers from. When children end up dead and missing, he finds himself awash in a sea of questions.

With the clock ticking down, Jamie must navigate through a despicable conspiracy and the horrid desires of a doomsday cult.

But are the monsters real? Or is Jamie’s mind working against him? – Goodreads


Book cover for Little Heaven by Nick Cutter

From electrifying horror author Nick Cutter comes a haunting new novel, reminiscent of Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian and Stephen King’s It, in which a trio of mismatched mercenaries is hired by a young woman for a deceptively simple task: check in on her nephew, who may have been taken against his will to a remote New Mexico backwoods settlement called Little Heaven. Shortly after they arrive, things begin to turn ominous. Stirrings in the woods and over the treetops—the brooding shape of a monolith known as the Black Rock casts its terrible pall. Paranoia and distrust grips the settlement. The escape routes are gradually cut off as events spiral towards madness. Hell—or the closest thing to it—invades Little Heaven. The remaining occupants are forced to take a stand and fight back, but whatever has cast its dark eye on Little Heaven is now marshaling its powers…and it wants them all. – Goodreads


New-To-You (and with a 3.75+ rating on Goodreads)

Book cover for Dauntless by Shannon Mayer
Hijinks Ink
Godreads: 4.04
Book cover for The Gathering Dead by Stephen Knight
Severed Press
Goodreads: 4.01
Book cover for Bound by Alan Baxter
Voyager AU
Goodreads: 3.81
Book cover for The Hand of Osiris by Frank Cavallo
Weird West Books
Goodreads: 4.23

Horror Games

GracieKat presents a list of 20 Horror Games Released in January 2017. (Covers go to Steam.)

 

The Spirit Underneath

Release Date: January 2nd – 2017

Rating: M for Mature

The Binding of Isaac

Release Date: January 3rd – 2017

Rating M for Mature

Horror Hospital

Release Date: January 4th – 2017

Rating M for Mature

Don’t Chat with Strangers

Release Date: January 6 – 2017

Rating: M for Mature

Paranormal Pursuit: The Gifted One

Release Date: January 10th – 2017

Rating: M for Mature

Drunk or Dead

Release Date: January 10th – 2017

Requires the VR Headset

Rated M for Mature

Bequest

Release Date: January 10th – 2017

Rated M for Mature

Invention

Release Date: January 11th – 2017

Rated M for Mature

Mysterium

Release Date: January 12th – 2017

Rated M for Mature

Detention

Release Date: January 12th – 2017

Rated M for Mature

 

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7 thoughts on “This is Horror #1: The Bye Bye Man, Little Heaven, and More

  1. I actually liked the Underworld movies . . . well, the first three. There was a mythos, and although it had serious problems, it provided a nice underpinning to the movies. Let’s face it, Beckinsale’s character (and looks) may be the selling point, but the real linchpin of the first three movies was Lucian, the Lycan leader. He’s really the only bright thinker in the lot.

    Number #4 was a disaster, so I’m not surprised they brought Beckinsale back for #5. I gather from Rotten Tomatoes that it’s no critical success.

  2. I have never read any horror books but I do like a good horror movie.I’m especially intrigued by Bye Bye Man.I’ll check these out.Thanks for sharing

    1. You’re welcome! I’m hoping this is a good year for horror. My partner isn’t the enthusiast I am, but he’s willing to go with me easily enough.

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