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!
Horror Movie Suggestion of the Week:
Tucker & 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.
Horror Movies Opening this Week (March 24th):
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.
(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!)
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.
Featured Horror Art
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.
New Horror Releases
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
Nailbiters 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
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
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)
Horror on the Web
- Peter Bradshaw, writing for The Guardian, has a good review of The Eyes of My Mother (though I’m still not going to see it.)
- Vulture.com says ‘Prevenge’ Movie is the Pregnancy-Horror Film You Were Waiting for. (Nope. I’ve never been waiting on one of these.)
- Netflix is making a white-washed adaptation of Death Note, says Independent UK (and a lot of other sites).
- TasteofCinema has a list of 10 Horror Movies Coming Out in 2017 You Should Be Excited For (Er..nope. Nope. Nope. Nope…Maybe.)
- Nerdist gives a decent overview of the life of Bernie Wrightson, Swamp Thing Co-Creator and Horror Illustrator. (Died: March 18, 2017)
- St. Patrick’s Day has passed, but BloodyDisgusting’s thoughts on Maniac Cop add it to my must-watch list.