Tag Archives: Horror

For the Love of Pop Culture: I’m rooting for the crocodile

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This week I forwent my regularly scheduled Disney movie because I felt like an extra helping of cheesy b-grade horror in the form of Piranhaconda. And I finally finished Firestarter then dove right into the next book in Stephen King’s bibliography — Cujo. Continue reading For the Love of Pop Culture: I’m rooting for the crocodile

Weekly update: The good, the bad and the gory

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I have had an interesting week in horror with 3/4 of the films I’ve seen being from the horror genre and one western. Not all of them were good, but the main thing is that they were all very different and caused many different reactions. Continue reading Weekly update: The good, the bad and the gory

Castlevania: Season One

Review by CJ

Director:
Sam Deats

Writer:
Warren Ellis, Hitoshi Akamatsu (based on the series created by)

Starring:
Richard Armitage, James Callis, Alejandra Reynoso, Matt Frewer, Tony Amendola

Other notable appearances:
Graham McTavish, Emily Swallow

Running time:
22-25 minutes per episode

Number of episodes:
4

 

After humanity burns his wife at the stake, Dracula gives them one year to prepare for his army of demons. Trevor Belmont, the last in a long line of monster slayers, and his allies must band together to put an end to the heartbroken vampire’s vengeance.

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The Haunting of Hill House: Season One

Review by CJ

Director:
Mike Flanagan

Writer:
Shirley Jackson (based on the novel by), Mike Flanagan

Starring:
Carla Gugino, Henry Thomas, Michiel Huisman, Elizabeth Reaser, Kate Siegel, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Victoria Pedretti, Timothy Hutton, Paxton Singleton, Lulu Wilson, Mckenna Grace, Julian Hilliard, Violet McGraw

Other notable appearances:
Annabeth Gish, Robert Longstreet, Samantha Sloyan, Anthony Ruivivar, Jordane Christie, Levy Tran, Anna Enger

Running time:
43-71 minutes

Number of episodes:
10

 

After living in a haunted house and their mother’s subsequent suicide, the five Crain children grow up with very different coping mechanisms. When youngest sister, Nell (Pedretti), commits suicide in the same place their mother did, the remaining Crain children must reunite with their estranged father to face the family demons once and for all. 

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Hark! the Herald Angels Scream: An Anthology (2018)

Review by CJ

Edited by:
Christopher Golden

Contributing authors:
Kelley Armstrong, Scott Smith, Seanan McGuire, Thomas E. Sniegoski, Sarah Lotz, Josh Malerman, Jeff Strand, James A. Moore, Sarah Langan, Joe R. Lansdale, Elizabeth Hand, Jonathan Maberry, John M. McIlveen, Angela Slatter, Tim Lebbon, Michael Koryta, Sarah Pinborough, Christopher Golden

Page count:
384

ISBN:
9780525433163 

 

Hark! the Herald Angels Scream features 18 twisted Christmas tales by authors from around the world.

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Amityville: The Awakening (2017)

Review by CJ

Director:
Franck Khalfoun

Starring:
Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bella Thorne, Mckenna Grace, Cameron Monaghan

Other notable appearances:
Jennifer Morrison, Kurtwood Smith

Running time:
85 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Rings, The Woman in Black, House at the End of the Street

 

Belle’s (Thorne) mother moves her to a new home to be closer to family and medical care for Belle’s twin brother James (Monaghan). When Belle finds out that the house was so cheap because of the infamous murders that took place, she must take up arms against the darkness that threatens everyone she holds dear.

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