Get Out is still at number 3 at the box office; as boxofficeguru says it’s “quickly becoming one of the highest grossing horror films of all time.” Guest columnist David Leninhawk weighs in on Jordan Peele’s runaway blockbuster.
This week Elizabeth and Leland chat about some of their personal favorite Scf-Fi/Horror films. What makes a good one, scenes they really love, stuff that scares them and where are the space vampire flicks? So please download and enjoy. Read On
Whispering Willows is the first game by developer Night Light Interactive and is a horror-themed adventure/puzzle game. You play as Elena Elkhorn, a descendent a native-american tribe that had the power of separating their spirits from their physical bodies allowing them to commune with the spirits of the dead. When her father goes missing it is up to Elena to harness the power of her tribe and seek out her father in the crumbling remains of Willows mansion. Read On
When I first flipped through The Resurrectionist: The Lost Work of Dr. Spencer Black from Quirk Books I assumed it was just one of those pretty picture books like Dragonology or Wizardology: lots of full page illustrations, light on story and heavy on artwork.
It’s actually much, much darker than that.
Horror novels are good any time of the year, but the best time for them is right around Halloween. With the weather getting cooler and the nights getting longer, there’s nothing like curling up in a dark room with a cup of hot chocolate and a great horror story and scaring the hell out of yourself.
It’s also interesting how much of horror has a sci-fi or fantasy element to it. The exceptions are true-crime books or novels about gritty, urban violence, and those are great, but Kathryn and Elizabeth really prefer the ones with some kind of otherworldly element. So they’ve whittled down their list of favorites and each picked three books they think you’d like, if you’re looking to sleep with the lights on tonight.
The 1980s were a thing of beauty when it came to horror and slasher films. It’s really the decade that started it all. Some are really good, but sadly most are not. Well, there not good by “good movie” standards. But for people who love a bad flick, a bad flick that is so bad it fantastic, there are plenty. Here a few of both, the good one you must see and the bad one you need to see! Read On
Over the last decade, a creepy cornucopia of television shows with horror or supernatural themes have appeared. Many of them are just right to dig into for the Halloween season! Here are a few you may not have heard of, now on Netflix Streaming or Amazon Instant Video.
Wolfblood (2012 – . One season available for streaming.) – A BBC children’s program about a teenage werewolf. But don’t let the fact that it’s for kids scare you away, it’s a clever little show with few of the typical kid show trappings, definitely enjoyable for adults as well.
It’s the spooking season, and I would know. But it just wouldn’t be official without the Queen of Halloween herself, ELVIRA! Thanks to Hulu, the Hostess with the Mostess is back to do what she does best, showing her fawning audience the goods! You know… showing off the best of the B-Movies!
Elvira has been sorely missed from the airwaves since her quest to find a successor in The Search of the Next Elvira in 2008, only making occasional TV and Film appearances. Although that hasn’t kept her away from the stage as she’s recently returned to her live show at Knott’s Scary Farm, this year performing her Elvira’s Big Top dance and comedy show. She’s also been co-hosting the Comikaze Expo with comic book legend Stan Lee since 2012, giving nerds the gothic fetish fix that they love so much.
Gather together you groovy ghoulies, the Queen is back!
During Gamescom 2014, Sony revealed a trailer for a new game that was so scary you might involuntarily evacuate your bowels. Of course I thought “this can’t possibly be true, this is all just a part of the hype machine. Right? Right?!” Wrong. P.T. is possibly one of the scariest console games I’ve ever had the misfortune of playing. And here’s the thing about it, it’s not even a full game. It’s literally just a “Playable Teaser”, hence the name “P.T.”, for a game that is developed by 7780s Studio and may or may not play like the teaser. Of course, if you choose to read on, I will spoil what the game actually is and try to walk you through it. So if you want to play it, you can pick up P.T. for free on the PlayStation Network store.
In his afterwards, Stephen King points out that he almost didn’t write Doctor Sleep, the sequel to The Shining. The trouble with sequels, he points out, is that no matter how brilliant it is, there will always be someone who’ll read it and say “Nope, nope, it’s just not as good.
And he’s right. You can’t help comparing Doctor Sleep to The Shining, and I do think The Shining is the better book by a long shot. But if you can read Doctor Sleep and try to see it on its own merits, as a fun, stand-alone horror story, it’s really enjoyable. And nicely chilling, as any halfway-decent Stephen King book ought to be.