What’s Up in Horror #3: Ouija, Rings, and Pictured

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Welcome to What’s Up In Horror #3. This Friday we’ll be talking about the upcoming horror films like Rings, spotlighting an awesome Vimeo vid, and pointing out a truly fun horror read that just got released amongst other things. Read on, my fellow spookhounds. Read on.

Horror Movie Tidbits

In theatres:

Blair Witch – After discovering a video showing what he believes to be his vanished sister Heather, James and a group of friends head to the forest believed to be inhabited by the Blair Witch.

Don’t Breathe is hanging in there! It’s got a 7.6 rating on IMDB out of over 27,500 ratings. In terms of money its made, it’s blown Blair Witch out of the water.

When the Bough Breaks – a horror/drama about a surrogate mother getting obsessed and going crazy doesn’t seem to be doing too well in terms of ratings, but it’s gotten double its money back, so still not shabby.

Coming soon:

Ouija: Origins of Evil is due to be released on October 21st. The trailer looks like it’s a pretty typical horror movie, but here’s hoping it breaks some molds and keeps it creepy and fun.

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Rings is due to be released on October 28th. Even though I know its going to be just another Ring movie, I don’t care. I’ll probably watch it with my hands inches away from my eyes in preparation for covering them. Samara is one of the creepiest characters around!

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Featured Vimeo Horror Short

This video is a couple of years old, but it’s a fun one. The special effects at the end are a bit bad, but what can you expect for a 3 minute long horror short? Just enjoy it. I know I did!

Pictured – Horror short from David F. Sandberg on Vimeo.


Horror Books

Featured New Horror Release:

The Belly of the Beast by Desmond Doane is the finally book in the Graveyard Classified Series. All the books were excellent, and Desmond Doane (psuedonym for a best-selling author) does a fantastic job of building and keeping the tension going constantly. It’s a truly fun read. Where to Buy: Amazon

the-belly-of-the-beastMay all your nightmares come true.

Lies. Deceit. Betrayal. These are the weapons of the damned.

For paranormal investigator Ford Atticus Ford, and his partner, Mike Long, the stakes have never been higher as they ready themselves for a supernatural war with the most powerful demonic entity they have ever encountered.

This isn’t just about ghosts and things that go bump in the night. This is abject fear. This is the ultimate horror.

It’s good versus supreme evil in a winner-take-all fight for redemption, the soul of little Chelsea Hopper, and possibly even the future of humanity itself…

…because everything is worse than it seems in this thrilling, terrifying conclusion to the Graveyard: Classified series.

  • NY Times Best Sellers – zip.
  • USA Today Best Sellers (1-20) –  zilch.
  • Amazon’s Kindle Horror Best Selling Section is topped by Finders Keepers, Mr. Mercedes (books 2 and 1 of a trilogy, respectively) by Stephen King and The City of Mirrors (book 3 in The Passage Trilogy) by Justin Cronin. – Coolthulhu is getting tired of the repetition and demands someone do something about this in October.

Miscellaneous

The Nerdist brings The Pit to our attention, with talk of its re-release. I have to watch this now. The trailer looks soo bad!!

This article from New Indian Express on Underrated Horror Books is responsible for at least 6 books being added to my TBR list. Thanks, guys. 

Fancy a free horror e-zine? Lovecraftzine.com ‘s latest offering is now available.

Taste of Cinema put together a collection of the 10 Most Philosophical Horror Movies of All Time. I promptly put all of them on my “Do not watch. Ever.” list. 

We have a challenge for our fellow gorehounds! October is the perfect month for horror films, so sit down with us to complete the challenge of sixteen (bookish) horror films in October ’16! You can win a priii-iiize! Click the banner below for more info.

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