What’s Up in Horror #4: The Exorcist & The Shoes


Welcome to What’s Up In Horror #4. This Friday it’s The Exorcist, The Shoes, and the Small Press Featurettes. Read on, my fellow spookhounds. Read on. There’ll be no talk of movies, because it’s stagnant right now and I don’t feel like repeating myself.

Horror TV Tidbits


the-exorcist-pilotThe Exorcist has had 2 episodes out now, and overall, I’m pretty impressed. They were definitely able to make it creepy and atmospheric. I really didn’t think they were going to be able to do that. The second episode delved more into the one person’s possession, and the take they’re doing on it really makes you curious how it all got started. I think it’s creepier this way than if they’d went what you’d think to be the more traditional route. The development with the older priest’s character is good, too. He’s not the most likable of guys, but you can’t help but feel sorry for him. I hope The Exorcist gains more viewers. I really want to see this go for at least a whole season!


Featured Vimeo Horror Short

THE SHOES – short horror film from Kevin Mendiboure on Vimeo.

The Shoes left me going a bit “What the …” I mean, it’s definitely not a new concept, but it’s not often used. I liked seeing their own little spin on it. I thought it was well done considering its only a few minutes long!

Horror Art

Horror by Joe-Roberts on DeviantArt

Yep, yep, that piece is giving me nightmares tonight! Make sure you go check out more of Joe Roberts work on DeviantArt!

Horror Books

Small Press Featurettes:

These books may not be 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. We just like giving lesser known horror books a chance to shine.

Genius Book Publishing Goodreads: 3.86

Genius Book Publishing
Goodreads: 3.86

Blood Bound Books Goodreads: 4.29

Blood Bound Books
Goodreads: 4.29

Cemetery Dance Pub. Goodreads: 4.55

Cemetery Dance Publishing
Goodreads: 4.55

DarkFuse Publishing Goodreads: 3.79

DarkFuse Publishing
Goodreads: 3.79

Crystal Lake Pubishing Goodreads: 4.46

Crystal Lake Pubishing
Goodreads: 4.46

Dark Regions Press Goodreads: 4.19

Dark Regions Press
Goodreads: 4.19

Necro Publications Goodreads: 4.17

Necro Publications
Goodreads: 4.18

Permuted Press Goodreads: 4.40

Permuted Press
Goodreads: 4.40

  • NY Times Best Sellers – zip.
  • USA Today Best Sellers (1-20) – zilch.
  • Amazon’s Kindle Horror Best Selling Section is topped by Finders Keepers by Stephen King,The City of Mirrors (book 3 in The Passage Trilogy) by Justin Cronin, and (FINALLY something new!!) The Haunting of Bechdel Mansion by Roger Haydon – Coolthulhu is getting tired of the repetition and demands someone do something about this in October.


Comingsoon.net reports the popular podcast Lore has been picked up as an Amazon Original series!

If you like lists, then you’ll like Collider’s 18 Best Horror Movies of the 1960s 

BloodyDisgusting has a really interesting article: It’s Okay to Admit a Movie Scared You!

CinemaBlend asks “Is Michael Meyers the Scariest Horror Movie Monster of All Time?” (My answer is No. Not even close.)

DreadCentral just put a few movies on my “Must Watch” list with their 5 Recent Sleeper Horror Movies You Must Seek Out.

Matt Marlin, writing for Movie Pilot, gave us a curious read about The Evolving Role of Sex and Sexuality in Horror.


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4 Responses to What’s Up in Horror #4: The Exorcist & The Shoes

  1. I have enjoyed Exorcist as well and I hope it will last out a whole season as well if not more. We need some scary TV! That movie short was cool and weird…lol!

    Those books listed look pretty cool too!

  2. Donna says:

    That horror art is scary. Is it okay to be more scared for the dog than the child? :p

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