‘Spell’ Enchants With Callbacks To Hillbilly Horror

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A man of means travels to a remote area of the country and suffers a horrible accident along the way. When he awakens, he finds himself trapped in a bedroom. A woman with strange habits who refuses to allow him… Continue Reading

‘Never Hike In The Snow’ A Fitting Tribute to ‘Friday The 13th’

Jason Wearing His Hockey Mask in 'Never Hike In The Snow'

There comes a point of silliness in every great horror movie franchise. Inevitably, the antagonist transitions from a scary villain into a cuddly pop culture icon. One day you find the monster who haunted your dreams pimping breakfast cereal. Or… Continue Reading

‘Beast Within’ Is An Entree Without Sides

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A good mystery is like a healthy meal: the main entree with complementary sides that leaves you feeling satisfied when completed. Whether you’re writing a mystery novel, developing a whodunnit board game in the style of Clue!, or making a… Continue Reading

Sins of the Fathers Fuel ‘Compound Fracture’

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Homecomings can be hell. You might be the abused son who must finally confront his father’s declining mental state. Or you might be the father himself who made all the mistakes and now wants to atone. Either way, treading old… Continue Reading

’The Au Pair Nightmare’ Sows Suspense, Subterfuge

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Setting aside the hapless hilarity that would ensue should I ever attempt such a gig, you’ll never catch me intentionally taking on the role of a caretaker. For anything. Or for anyone, for that matter. I’ve seen too many horror… Continue Reading

‘Lection’ Explores Tribal Politics After Humanity’s Downfall

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In times of political or cultural crisis, horror often acts as a mirror. It reflects the fears we are experiencing about whatever the disruption is to what we previously considered “normal.” In the 1950s, the big bug movies were reflective… Continue Reading

‘Ice Blue’ Explores The Effects of Secrets on Family Relationships

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Forever old is the tale of the dark family secret that eventually comes back to haunt the patriarch (or matriarch) when the offspring eventually uncover the details and find themselves incapable of forgiveness for the choices the parents made under… Continue Reading