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This is Harder Than You Would Expect

What is up everyone, did you miss me? Today I present you with a challenge that you might assume would be no challenge at all. Well you’d be wrong so I dare you to be bold enough and put your knowledge to the test and see just how well you can do. For a little […]

My ‘Doctor Sleep’ Drinking Games Will Kill You!

Doctor Sleep, maybe more like Doctor puts me to Sleep; maybe more like Doctor I Can’t Sleep That Child Torture Scene is Pretty Intense. Doctor Sleep is the third Stephen King cocaine induced fever dream turned into a theatrical release this year and this one is very fascinating to me. I feel it is appropriate […]

Producer’s Cap: How Do We Check Into ‘Hazbin Hotel’?

Looks like the Deviantart OC’s have been let loose! For those unaware Hazbin Hotel is an animation pilot that has over 11 million views on YouTube in just two weeks since being upload to show creator Vivziepop’s channel. Hazbin Hotel takes place in the depths of hell as the Princess of Hell decides to rehabilitate […]

I Don’t Know How To Title This, So It’s Gonna Be a Mystery

It’s that time of the year again…. chain mail time! What’s that, you don’t like award responses and want actually reviews……… So when I first learned about these bloggers awards I thought that the mystery blogger was the one that made the most sense. I mean I post from an anonymous faceless persona and make […]

End of Evangelion: YOU CAN (NOT) STAY NEUTRAL

This marks the beginning of a special project, a project of critical instrumentality. Neon Genesis Evangelion has created conflicting opinions, fervent voices arguing. We must end this, the destruction of one other is a toxic condition and jeopardizes the hive mind co-existence we strive for. We have entrusted the following critic to learn from the […]

Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

Why do I do…. This? Why do any you do this? Maybe it is something to do with leaving a legacy and this is the funny way we’ve decided to go about that. A legacy…. I’m told it’s “planting seeds in a garden you don’t get to see” and maybe this blog and your blog […]

Under the Silver Lake (Part 2)

The Music Man The most captivating scene of the entire movie is when Sam goes and confronts the song writer of Jesus and the Brides of Dracula song “Turning Teeth”. The soundtrack creates such a captivating soundscape to the film and there’s fascinating aspects to consider if you are willing to dive in. Especially with […]

Under the Silver Lake (Part 1)

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. But what exactly fosters fear? Unexplained creatures of the night, devious psychos lurking invading our quaint neighborhoods? What about ignorance, an ignorance that fosters paranoia? What if what we should fear is what we find in ourselves? Our own ineptitude, imperfections, and ill-conceived notions about […]

CUT/SHORT: The Smiling Man

Creepy-pastas, Reddit No sleeps, or internet horror stories have been a fun corner of the internet to explore. Horror is one of the genres that lends itself well to the short film format. There’s less of a stress on character development and they can succeed more on concept or atmosphere. Horror often lends itself to […]

Random Spooks to Give a Looks…

The Doll Oates, Joyce Carol. “The Doll.” The Arbor House Treasury of Horror and the Supernatural, edited by Martin H Greenberg, Arbor House Pub Co, 1981, pp. 514-535. Synopsis: Florence Parr’s turmoil over her inner struggles possibly shattering the façade of her exterior is the central conflict of “The Doll”. On her fourth birthday, Florence Parr […]

I Hate ‘The Cabin in the Woods’ – 31 Spooks of October

7/10 on IMDb, 91% on Rotten Tomatoes, and 3 out of 4 on Ebert…… and I hate it. The Cabin in the Woods is divisive and is either consider a clever game changer or as I would call it…. Crap. The Cabin in the Woods initially appears to be a standard affair: 5 troupes go […]

Solving YouTube’s Spookiest Riddles (Part 3)

I have a confession to make…. Maybe you found this out from part 1 and part 2 but…. I might not be as good at solving riddles as I made it out to seem. I might not be this genius I’ve proclaimed and have maybe just been using this as a fun change of pace, […]

Horror Stories That Are Really Weird…

Sometimes the horrible things we find to be so terrible, is what we can’t comprehend. Here’s a few tales that I feel safe in calling… weird. Good Country People O’Connor, Flannery. “Good Country People.” Dark Descent, by David G. Hartwell,Grafton Books, 1992, pp. 576-590. Good Country People centers around Joy and how through an encounter […]

A Musical Journey Through the Works of H.P. Lovecraft

I like how in recent years there’s been a lot of snafus over who should and shouldn’t get a statue. I mean I will always preserve my judgement because I wasn’t alive to know the truth behind the legacy of Robert E. Lee or Kate Smith so I don’t know what’s revisionist history glorifying sentiments […]

Is ‘Ring Ring’ Worth Picking Up? – 31 Spooks of October

Ring Ring is a 2019 Indie film that is sure to make you feel… meh. For a film on a decently cheap budget you are sort of impressed by the film’s bolstering of a 6.9/10 on IMDb; of course until you realize most of the accounts are only a couple months old, have only reviewed […]

Spooky Stories About Spooky Women

Rappaccini’s Daughter Hawthorne, Nathaniel. “Rappaccini’s.” The Arbor House Treasury of Horror and the Supernatural, edited by Martin H Greenberg, Arbor House Pub Co, 1981, pp. 32–61. Synopsis: Rappaccini’s Daughter centers around one man’s pursuit for Faustian knowledge and the devastation it causes. Giovanni begins to study medicine in Padua when he discovers a doctor who […]

Solving YouTube’s Spookiest Riddles (Part 2)

DING DONG DING DONG DING DONG DING DONG…. DING, DING, DING. Ready Freddy, here we go! Here at the movies… Ain’t it just groovy…. the best blog of the fall. No fear K is here….with plenty of riddles to solve. Put that big brain to the test, here to help ya. All of us are […]


For today’s entry I watched Kakurenbo: Hide and Seek, the cel-shaded animated short featuring children running around some dystopian future city playing a mysterious and potentially deadly game. Released in 2005, the film directed by Shuhei Morita premiered at the Tokyo International Anime Fair and later played Halloween night on adult swim. The 25-minute short […]

Ready Up For A Bit of the Ultra ‘Violence Voyager’

Have you ever laid your eyes on something so strange and repulsive that it makes your skin crawl a bit? For me that was my initial reaction to when I first gazed upon this “thing” from Ujicha’s Violence Voyager. This odd-looking fetus Golem with some boom box shaped head and the eyes of a salted […]

Scooby Doo Series Tier List

As I explained earlier this month, I am a Doo kid, I grew up with the Doo. That said I’ve watched I believe most of these series and why not tier list them so we can all yell at each other. If you’ve never watched the Scooby I will hook you up with what series […]

Scooby Doo Films Tier List

So this might come off as a shock to people but… I’m a Doo kid! I grew up watching… a lot of Scooby. I had a bunch of toys, board games, I had a fold-able mystery machine tent, and my earliest memories on the internet was playing Scooby Doo flash games. Therefore since I’ve seen […]

Spooky Tales of Supernatural Horrors

Drifting Snow Derleth, August. “Drifting Snow.” The Penguin Book of Vampire Stories, by Alan Ryan, Penguin, 1989, pp. 311-321. Synopsis: Derleth’s The Drifting Snow shows a haunting ordeal of being faced with the unknown and trying to remain ignorant of it. Derleth opens with Aunt Mary scolding Clodetta that the window is to remain undrawn. Her […]

CUT/SHORT: Danse Macabre

Warning! The following short film contains graphic and disturbing depictions of death and suicide. Viewer Discretion is advised. The short film Danse Macabre is simply, eloquently morbid. The short is a trip through death and while it is haunting, and makes me squeamish about it, this film captures so much beauty. It captures the human […]

Suspicious People Are Spooky

The Crowd Bradbury, Ray. “The Crowd.” Dark Descent, by David G. Hartwell, Grafton Books, 1992, pp. 167-174. Synopsis: The Crowd refers to a strange phenomenon in which Mr. Spallner tries to learn of strange individuals who always appear at traffic accidents. Mr. Spallner crashes his car after driving at high speeds; his body lays in […]

The Spookiest Name is Emily

What comes to mind when you think of a name that feels “spooky”. You might think of cacophonous sounds or blunt like Lucifer or Vlad or Billy. However, in my reading of multiple horror anthologies I came across something serendipitous. 2 tales, both with a titular character named Emily… a name that doesn’t sound that […]

What is the Best Episode of ‘Creeped Out’ Season 2?

Last year I covered the BBC/Netflix horror series Creeped Out, and it was fun but in my earnest opinion nothing special. It had potential but didn’t seem to have much of an identity of whether it wanted to be creepy, or moralistic, or modern so I figured I would never talk about it again. When […]

Solving YouTube’s Spookiest Riddles (Part 1)

What am I doing, hey y’all hope we are having a good one. I don’t know why but there’s these riddle channels on YouTube and they’re pretty awful but undeniably riddles are fun. So I challenge you to solve this spook-tacular riddles (why is every riddle about murder… IDK?) and I’m also giving you the […]

Freaky Fred (Courage the Cowardly Dog)

Gazing upon a sight that fills me with dread. That sight would be that of dear Fred. Who’s widen smile makes my stomach all knotty. Because I know beyond those lifeless eyes is someone who’s thoughts are all…. Naughty. Courage the Cowardly dog is an endearing show for those who enjoy absurdist humor and the […]

Vampire Tales That Will Leave You Spooked!

The Vampyre Them Twilight Vampires have nothing on my Danny DeVito looking guy, now that’s a good looking vamp. Polidori, John “The Vampyre.” The Penguin Book of Vampire Stories, by Alan Ryan, Penguin, 1989, pp. 7-24. Synopsis: John Polidori’s romantic fiction, The Vampyre produces a hellish creature meant to highlight the folly of human mortality. The […]