Greetings, fellow horror hounds. So this is the last What’s Up in Horror for the year! It’s actually going to be the last What’s Up In Horror, ever. (But don’t worry, that’s just because there’s going to be a name and banner change.) It’ll re-emerge next year as This is Horror, and the sci-fi version is going to undergo the same basic change. (There will be a couple of other small changes, too.)
I do have a question, though. Should I combine them into a single weekly post instead of doing alternating weeks? Do you guys like having them separate? Let me know!
(covers/posters go to IMDB page.)
Movie Suggestion of the Week:
Well, with NYE coming up, this was one of the first movies that popped into my head. (Though that could be because I’ve recently watched it again.) This is pure bad-acting action-hero magic at it’s finest. A Schwarzenegger film to make you bask in the good ol’ days.
Synopsis: At the end of the century, Satan visits New York in search of a bride. It’s up to an ex-cop who now runs an elite security outfit to stop him.
Trailers to Watch:
The Mummy – An ancient princess is awakened from her crypt beneath the desert, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.
Release date: June 9, 2017.
Oh look, another remake! And this one has Tom Cruise in it, so it (surprise, surprise) looks like it was shot Mission Impossible style. Because, well, it’s Tom Cruise, and lord knows we can’t dare expect him to play anything different.
Featured Horror Art
Is that not just more disturbing the longer you look at it??
(Covers go to Goodreads)
New Releases – Given what time of year it is, I’m not even going to try.
New to You – This I will do!
These books are not brand new releases, but they’re probably brand new to you (and they’ve got at least 3.75 rating on Goodreads)!
Note: Sci-Fi & Scary is not affiliated with any of these small presses or publishers. We just like giving lesser known horror books a chance to shine.
It’s that time of the year again. The year-end Steam sale. While there are a lot of AAA titles to be had (GTAV, Dark Souls 3, etc.) there are a lot, and I mean a LOT, of horror titles that can easily be overlooked.
I did a little poking around on Steam to find some games. After an hour or two (and a lot of additions to my Wishlist) I found a good variety of games for under $10.00. Keep in mind this list is nowhere near comprehensive to all of the great horror offerings to be had right now on Steam, just a small sampling. – GracieKat
10 Steam Games Under $10
Euclidean: Regular price- $4.99 Sale Price- $2.49
A game of geometric horror. Struggle for every second of life you have left…even knowing you’re better off dead.
Episode One in a trilogy, True Fear blends psychological thriller with fun and intuitive gameplay.
The Music Machine: A character-driven, narrative-focused adventure game about a teenage girl and the vindictive ghost possessing her.
The Moon Sliver: A narrative story that you uncover by exploring what appears to be an abandoned island.
(Both games are made by the creator of Fingerbones, which is free to play on Steam. It’s short, about half an hour long. It also has an interesting, if disturbing, story.)
Fran Bow is a creepy adventure game that tells the story of a young girl. Throughout the game Fran Bow must struggle with a mental illness and an unfair destiny.
Stasis is a point and click sci-fi/horror adventure played from a unique isometric perspective.
An old-school adventure game that draws inspiration from Inuit Legends and the Cthulhu Mythos.
An eerie ghost-hunting adventure using real evidence of the supernatural to solve the mystery.
Two survivors of a shipwreck try to survive the raging sea in this point and click adventure game.
Using puzzles and clues to explore an abandoned asylum you can try to escape…in your dreams…and nightmares.
For a more action oriented game play as a shark or a diver. Be matched to team up against AI or each other. Eat or be eaten.
There are also quite a few bundles for under $10.00. Metro Redux Bundle ($5.99), Five Nights at Freddy’s ($6.38), The Blackwell Bundle ($3.99), Penumbra Bundle ($1.99), and the System Shock Pack ($4.99).
The sale lasts until January 2nd 2017 so I urge you to take advantage of it. There are a lot of indie developers out there that need a little love from the masses.
Horror on the Web
- BloodyDisgusting has a Reader’s Choice Top 10 Horror Movies of 2016 list
- Emily Yoshida, writing for MSN, has an interesting piece on How Sci-Fi & Horror Captured 2016’s Political Paranoia
- Moon Film released a 120 years of Horror supercut on Youtube. It’s quite the interesting look at horror films!
- The Inquistr has a list of the Top 10 Stephen King Films (ranked by fans)
- Jessica Ferry did a fun piece on ComingSoon called Merry X-Mas: On Holiday Horror
- From MovieReviews101 , we have a review of The Autopsy of Jane Doe
- From Writing With a Passion comes 3:36 AM, a rather nice piece of short horror fiction I recommend.