May 1, 2019

To celebrate darkness is coming’s first anniversary, I’m giving it away for free today only on Kindle. About darkness is coming When Jess buys the house on Scarlet Lane, she quickly learns there’s more inside the house than the walls. A strange clicking fills the house at night, terrifying her children, ghosts reveal themselves, and…

April 29, 2019

Horror that isn’t horror at all is the trend of late for many movies I’ve seen this year. The Witch In The Window (2018) is what I consider horror-lite, but it’s not like the others like this that I’ve judged roughly and tossed aside with a lower than a three-star review. This one grabbed my…

April 25, 2019

The second Clive Barker story I read was Cabal (I still have the 1st Edition Hardcover I bought when I was in college), and to my delight in 1990 Nightbreed was released on the big screen. It is the first movie that I’m conscious of seeing that was adapted from a book; with Hellraiser, I…

April 22, 2019

I’m not sure which movie was the first to start the growing number of sensory thrillers, and I wonder as movie creators make more, why they seem to be stuck in the rut of a distinct formula. Like The Quiet Place and Bird Box, The Silence (2019) is another of those. After watching this film,…

April 18, 2019

Oh man, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen Motel Hell (1980); it has to be at least ten. I remember seeing it as a kid, and my mom saying ‘Oh, gross’ when someone wore a pig head. Many years had passed since the first viewing that I figured what the movie was;…

April 15, 2019

I’m usually not a fan of metaphor horror or meaning of life horror but Await Further Instructions (2018) isn’t like those artsy things that try to make it subliminal or try to be sneaky about it; this one also has some good frights. This film is blatant about what it’s telling the viewer; there more…

April 11, 2019

Lord of Illusions (1995) is a strange one indeed. While it carries a few of the characters from Clive Barker’s short story The Last Illusion, that is it, but it doesn’t stop me for enjoying both equally. Besides, it’s not like Hellraiser is an exact translation of Hellbound Heart. The story follows Harry D’Amour’s investigation…

April 8, 2019

Gaslighting is manipulating someone by psychological means into questioning their sanity. That is how Pet Sematary (2019) made me feel; not to single out this film, most remakes make me feel this way. I know the story, I’ve read and seen it several times, yet as I watched I began questioning everything that is true….

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