This is Horror, Issue 21: The Walking Dead, Jigsaw, and Boo 2

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This is Horror, Issue 21 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:

“Supernatural, perhaps; baloney, perhaps not.”

– Bella Lugosi, The Black Cat (1934)

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Horror Movies

Featured New Horror Release for October 20th 2017:

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

The Killing of a Sacred Deer movie poster

Steven, a charismatic surgeon, is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart, when the behavior of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister.

Starring: Nicole KidmanAlicia SilverstoneColin Farrell

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Other New Horror Releases:

The Snowman (getting shouted out as the WORST movie of the year)

Tyler Perry’s Boo 2: A Madea Halloween (how are these movies even still getting made? Aren’t people tired of them by now?)

The Tragedy Girls (I’ve heard nothing, I know nothing.)

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In Theatres Now:

Happy Death Day

It (review)

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Coming Soon:

Jigsaw


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Horror Books

Featured Horror New Release

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Return to Woodbury – Jay Bonansinga – October 17th, 2017

Return to Woodbury by Jay Bonansinga is the eighth novel in Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead spin-off series, is based on the award-winning comic books and blockbuster television show.

She has weathered over four years of the apocalypse. She has done things that she would not have dreamt of doing in her darkest nightmares. But she has survived. And now, she has staked a claim in the plague-ravaged city of Atlanta. It is a safe haven for her people, rising high above the walker-ridden streets.

But for Lilly Caul, something is missing . . .

She still dreams of her former home, the little village known as Woodbury – a place of heartache as well as hope. For Lilly, Woodbury has become a symbol of the future, of family, of a return to normal life amidst this hell on earth. The call is so powerful that Lilly decides to risk everything in order to go back . . .

Against all odds, Lilly leads a ragtag group of survivors across the impossible landscape of walker swarms, flooded rivers, bands of murderers and untold dangers. Along the way, she discovers a disturbing truth about herself. She is determined to return to Woodbury. No matter what the cost.”

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Horror Books Giveaways:

Book cover for Dead Ends Book cover for Horrors Inc Book cover for A Fractured Conjuring

 

 

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Horrorific Trivia

Welcome to Part Two of the Supernatural Episode List of Music. I can’t think of a shorter or more pithy title than that, sorry. Here is another list of ten episodes that correspond to song titles. Looking ahead I see that there may actually be a Part Three to this list. For Part One please see here.

1. Sympathy for the Devil (S5, E1) – The Rolling Stones

2. The End (S5, E4) – The Doors

3. I Believe the Children Are Our Future (S5, E6) – From the song ‘The Greatest Love of All’ by Whitney Houston

4. The Song Remains the Same (S5, E13) – Led Zeppelin

5. Dark Side of the Moon (S5, E16) – Pink Floyd

6. 99 Problems (S5, E17) – Jay-Z

7. Two Minutes to Midnight (S5, E21) – Iron Maiden

8. Swan Song (S5, E22) – Led Zeppelin

9. Like a Virgin (S6, E12) – Madonna

10. My Heart Will Go On (S6, E17) – Celine Dion

The series seems to have a preference for Led Zeppelin, doesn’t it? And, as you can tell, some titles are used a bit more…ironically than the rest. I will be lurking in the trivia section next week for Part Three!

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Weekly Poll:

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Horror on the Web

I’m not all that thrilled to see the Leatherface origin story. Mostly because I don’t think he really needs one. He’s scarier without and I’m sure whatever it is is probably pretty effed up. But for those of you interested Leatherface will be at Fright Fest and hitting VOD.

In a pairing of two of my favorite things, music and metal, keep an eye out for what seems to be a punk version of Saw. Halloween Pussy! Kill! Kill! (if the title seems crude it’s a play on the title of the 1965 movie ‘Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!’). Featuring the voice of Dave Mustaine of Megadeth as the villain of the movie I’ll certainly be on the watch for it. You can read about it on Loudwire.

Since, like Lilyn, I have heard absolutely zip about Tragedy Girls, check out this review at Arrow in the Head

If you want an update on AMC’s Fearfesst line-up (constantly being updated) check out this page on Horrorfreaknews.com

Do you dare delve into a review of the reportedly bad ‘The Snowman’? Bloody Disgusting has a great one. Beware the Snowman!

7 thoughts on “This is Horror, Issue 21: The Walking Dead, Jigsaw, and Boo 2

  1. A Leatherface origin story? Then we need a formal exposition by one of the other characters to explicitly list Leatherface’s powers, and the comic book conventions are satisfied. Hey, I’m happy superhero comic book movies are a big success, even if I don’t watch most of them, but this exporting of their conventions to other media is getting a bit tired and dysfunctional.

  2. I’m surprised The Snowman is getting such bad reviews. It must be a case where the preview holds all the decent parts and the rest of the movie stinks. I love looking at the Supernatural music. I still remember falling in love with “Driver’s Seat” after it was used in one episode. I am over the Saw movies and personally don’t see a need for a new one. I like scary movies and find the Saw movies just gory and filled with lots of stupid people!

    1. Snowman apparently just wasn’t well put together. Someone connected with the film even said that they just didn’t have time to shoot it all or something like that.

      I’m with you on the Saw films.

  3. I saw a ‘Snowman’ commercial and it looked like a decent thriller. I do not like gore, and I could not tell if this one were particularly gory. If it is a sucky movie, though, we will skip it.

    On a related note, I have found that it is ‘real life’ gore that gets to me and Miss Plumtartt. If it is ‘supernatural’ gore, then it it easier to take.

    With my deepest apologies, I am not participating in the poll. I do not do many video games, and I sure as heck do not do horror games, but I like book and movie reviews, and getting a foreign perspective from time to time is interesting. 🙂

    Happy Halloween!
    ~Icky. 🙂

    1. I think that’s why I prefer supernatural horror as well. One of the few scenes in a movie that made me cover my eyes was in Zodiac because it was very…real.

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