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Tag Archive: horror

Retro Review: ‘The Uninvited’

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Imagine finding a large old spooky house on a beautiful plot of land. You are lucky enough to find out it is not only for sale but the owner is willing to give… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Alone in the Dark’

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The early 1980’s proved to be an interesting time for horror, the gritty exploitation films of the 70’s still had a powerful legacy while the slasher genre was only growing in popularity. It… Continue reading

Book Review: The Siren and the Specter

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On the banks of the Rappahannock River stands the infamous Alexander House. For centuries it has built a reputation as one of the most haunted houses in America. As the tale goes, a… Continue reading

Late Movie Review: ‘Us’ (EDITED)

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Plot: In 1986 young Adelaide Thomas (Lupita Nyong’o) on vacation at the Santa Cruz beach, strays from her family and enters a funhouse. There she encounters a doppelganger of herself. Traumatized by the… Continue reading

Classic Scene: Unmasking the Phantom

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Unmasking the Phantom Phantom of the Opera (1925) Dir. Rupert Julian (uncredited Lon Chaney) The Scene: Rising opera star Christine (Mary Philbin) finds herself in the lair of the fabled Phantom (Lon Chaney)… Continue reading

5 Modern Gothic Novels to Read

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Note: For the purpose of this blog, I’m defining modern as written in the 20th century or later. Honorable Mention: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier (1938) Rebecca is the oldest book on this… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Child’s Play’ (2019)

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Director: Lars Klevberg Cast: Mark Hamill, Aubrey Plaza, Gabriel Bateman, Brian Tyree Henry Plot: A single mother brings her young teen son a refurbished ‘Buddi’ doll, a high-tech smart toy that’s in very… Continue reading

Book Review: Bad Man by Dathan Auerbach

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Five years ago, Ben experienced the horror of losing his three-year-old brother in the local grocery store. One second the child was there and an instant later he is gone, leaving Ben with… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘The Perfection’

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Director: Richard Shepard Cast: Allison Williams, Logan Browning, Steven Weber, Alaina Huffman Plot: Two highly skilled cello players met and form an instant connection and that’s all I’m prepared to explain because spoilers.… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘The Black Cat’

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With the dawn of the Universal Studios’ venture to horror, it was very clear that actors, Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff were their two of the most biggest stars. It did not take… Continue reading