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 … Continue reading I Hate ‘The Cabin in the Woods’ – 31 Spooks of October
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 … Continue reading Ready Up For A Bit of the Ultra ‘Violence Voyager’
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 … Continue reading Spooky Tales of Supernatural Horrors
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 … Continue reading Suspicious People Are Spooky
Jackson, Shirley. “The Beautiful Stranger” Dark Descent, by David G. Hartwell, Grafton Books, 1992, pp. 874-879. Synopsis: When Margaret life is intruded upon by a “beautiful stranger” posing as her husband does she discover how unfortunate her life used to be and still is. John’s wife Margaret and children, Smalljohn and infant daughter wait at the … Continue reading The Mind is a Spooky Place
I'm sure everyone has heard of Poe's work before, but today we are going to be going over some you may or may not be familiar with. Instead of: The Raven, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Pit and the Pendulum, or The Cask of Amontillado here's some of Poe's others work so you can spend this … Continue reading The Fantastic Works of Mr. Edgar Allan Poe
Ding. Ding. Ding. Hello there, I hope we are all doing rather swell. My apologies for a rather premature introduction, but who doesn't like a DELIGHTFUL SURPRISE every now and then. -tchoffo-tchoffo-tchoff! See the question of who is tough to answer you see. To me FABLE FOX is FABLE FOX but to thee, I am … Continue reading I’m FABLE FOX and I Want to GREET YOU
Dear Mom and Dad, I know this seems to go against my claims that we will no longer be on speaking terms if you sent me here, but I am only writing this because one of the counselors chewed me out over it. I’m glad something got chewed around here because the food surely isn’t. … Continue reading No Sleep After Watching ‘Sleepaway Camp’ (Review)
When I think of a truly terrifying movie watching experience, I think of The Babyface Murders. While other films have gratuitous jump scares, unsettling imagery, and frightful atmospheric tension.... well all of that is Teletubbies compared to The Babyface Murders. What makes this movie so scary you may ask? Quite Frankly, I did not know … Continue reading Now This is Scary?
A little late but I've finally gotten around to watching the most compelling horror film of 2018, Hereditary. Hereditary is held together by strong performances from Toni Collette and first time feature director Ari Aster shows an impressive willingness to explore his medium and craft as a filmmaker. So with a seemingly weaker year in … Continue reading Is ‘Hereditary’ Oscar Worthy?
Thanks to Mike for letting me take this one, I guess I got to be funny to get that laugh energy. So… What’s the deal with the title of this short? I mean could you be any lazier, hope you didn’t stare at “untitled horror project” for too long before this eureka moment. I think … Continue reading Horror – 31 SPOOKS of October
Today’s new addition to the spook library brings us all the way to Ireland to appreciate the work of Emlyn Boyle. Waiting is the follow up to Boyle’s YouTube hit short animation One Winter’s Night and played at the 2013 Belfast Film Festival. Boyle is an experimental artist that dabbles in multiple mediums, but I’d … Continue reading Waiting – 31 SPOOKS of October
Stories like Beauty and the Beast emphasizes this point to be kind to strangers, that if a beggar approaches your door you should be charitable and offer them some of your spoils. What they never teach you in this type of stories though is that there’s a difference between blatantly being a jerk and the … Continue reading The Umbrella Factory – 31 SPOOKS of October
Wow it has been awhile, but it is good to be back. First... sorry to anyone following this site for just going dark for about a month with no explanation why. I figured I'm small and insignificant enough that, no one really is going to care if they're getting posts from me or not but … Continue reading I’m Back! Big Announcement (31 Spooks of October 2018)
yes. The other day I finally got around to watching Adrian Lyne’s (Flashdance, Fatal Attraction) psychological drama Jacob’s Ladder which is available on Amazon Prime and it was wonderful. It’s a greatly executed puzzle film that keeps you guessing until the end what exactly is going on. It’s an exceptional watch for the prowess it … Continue reading Is a ‘Jacob’s Ladder’ Remake a Good Idea?
You know the expression don’t fly too close to the sun… well it appears I might have done the opposite. I might have dug so deep that I guess I found hell. Today’s films are so bad that I hate to talk in over hyperbolized statements and absolutes, but I feel that calling them the … Continue reading I Found the Worst Found Footage Movie: A Cheap Trick or A Great Delusion?
Warning this movie does contain some sensitive subject matters, and a bunch of unfunny jokes (unrelated). Viewer discretion is advised. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EXGoL9zdMA This took too long to make for how bad it turned out. Hey we all have to start somewhere you know. If people can unironically release this terrible horrible no good very bad movie … Continue reading Haunting of the Innocent is Absolutely Horror-ible! At the Movies #1 [Video Review]
Friend Request follows the journey of me, trying to sit through a movie I regret watching. I thought this movie might be a fun laugh given that it is the dumb Facebook horror movie but it's just not worth sitting through. I would say Bedeviled was had fun with itself, I'd even say Satanic was at … Continue reading Friend Request (Review)
So, for the past couple of years there has been some real abysmal horror movies, most recognizably The Bye-Bye Man, that are pretty much a Slender Man movie, but didn’t have the shame or self-loathing to actually call it that. Out of every studio, of course Sony Pictures would be the one to put slim … Continue reading Is Horror Dead? – Part 4 (Slender Man)
When I first posed the question, I never meant for it to be rhetorical. While the current state of the genre is dreary, I’m not really here to answer that question for you, instead I’d rather lay out what’s coming out and give some thoughtful input to allow you to determine where you see the … Continue reading Is Horror Dead? – Part 3 (Unsane)
Hello and welcome to part 2, or as I like to call it the drop in views because Donald Trump isn't in the thumbnail. bummer. If you haven't read part one was on the new Purge teaser trailer. Continuing into our investigation of the dying heartbeat of the horror genre. This time the completely necessary … Continue reading Is Horror Dead? – Part 2 (The Strangers: Prey at Night)
Wish Upon (2017) sucks. It's obviously uninspired and brutal to sit through. If you like cheap horror semantics, formula plots/cinematography/editing, and overall blandness then go knock yourself out. Yet, this movie lives in this bizarre world of completely not understanding youth culture... or I think just humans in general. It is one of the most … Continue reading 10 Examples of Why The ‘Wish Upon’ Script is an Abomination
“I don’t fear death so much as I fear its prologues: loneliness, decrepitude, pain, debilitation, depression, senility. After a few years of those, I imagine death presents like a holiday at the beach” – Mary Roach Scary as that might be Mary, obviously you forgot about the true terror of life… a smart phone. Smartphones … Continue reading ‘Bedeviled’ The 21st Century Boogieman
Ready for more Goosebumps? Beware, because today we have some real spooky things to worry about so let's get right into it. Cue the show intro. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNFx28NGLfI The Cuckoo Clock of Doom The episode opens up with Michael dribbling a basketball and being a normal kid when he stumbles upon some blood. Deciding to investigate … Continue reading In For A Scare? ‘The Cuckoo Clock of Doom’ and ‘Phantom of the Auditorium’ (Goosebumps Review)
Hi ya Georgie. I'm K, now that we're not strangers how about you spend time here at my humble corner of the internet down in the drain. We got plenty of cool stuff here, from film reviews to other various posts regarding movies. Plus much more to come from horror movie reviews, ways to spend … Continue reading K in the Drain, Spooky October Update.