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)

Book cover for Silent Corner by Dean Koontz

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.


Book cover for Don't Say A Word

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.

Purchase on Amazon


Book cover for The House of Memory

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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Horror Poll

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

  • Yes (50%, 1 Votes)
  • NO. (50%, 1 Votes)
  • Eh... I'm willing to give it a shot. (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 2

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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





2 thoughts on “This is Horror, Issue 13

  1. I don’t have much hope from Wish Upon. I’ll watch it when it streams but only because we usually end up watching most horror films. I am interested in some of the books you mentioned. I am excited for It (tried to vote but it wouldn’t let me) and am enjoying The Mist. Mr. Mercedes starts in August and I really want to watch that as well.

    I actually great up less than an hour away from the home of The Mothman. I remember tales from my Dad and Grandpa about the bridge collapse. It made the movie that much more interesting to me. I’m hoping to manage to make a trip this summer to see the statue they’ve erected. They also have a festival each year.

    1. Barb – Please try to vote again if you don’t mind. It should work now, but i need someone else’s confirmation. (Yesterday was the anniversary of my youngest daughter’s death, so I wasn’t exactly thinking straight and screwed up the dates on the poll.)

      I watched the first episode of The Mist a few days ago. It seems like it *could* be okay, but I don’t get very interested in the human side of drama crap. I prefer straight up monsters.

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