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The Gate (1987)

Director:  Tibor Tikacs Starring:  Stephen Dorff, Christa Denton, Louis Tripp   You’ve read other reviews by now in which Chris and I talk about our experiences in the “video store” as kids. (I’m not talking about peeking around the curtain … Continue reading

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Joyland–book review (by Stephen King)

Author:  Stephen King   My Fall reading library was a steady diet of the Harry Potter books (finally) and Stephen King.  After reading Doctor Sleep in October I was definitely jonesing for more from the “King” of horror.  Luckily for … Continue reading

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Evil Dead (2013)

Director:  Fede Alvarez Starring:  Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas   If you’re reading this blog you’re probably a horror fan.  As such, you probably hate horror remakes as much as we do.  If I’m confusing you right … Continue reading

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American Mary (movie review)–2013

  Director:  Jen and Sylvia Soska Starring:  Katharine Isabelle, Antonio Cupo, David Lovgren, Twan Holliday   Prior to attending Spooky Empire’s Ultimate Horror Weekend last October, I had only vaguely heard of American Mary.  I know, I know—I was under … Continue reading

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Bayou L’Abeille (book review)–by A.D. Sams

Author:  A.D. Sams   If you’ve read my review of Spooky Empires’s Ultimate Horror Weekend you’ll recall that one of my favorite parts about the weekend is getting to meet some authors.  A.D. Sams is one of those authors, and … Continue reading

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Seed of Chucky (2004)–movie review

Director:  Don Mancini Starring:  Jennifer Tilly, Brad Dourif, John Waters, Redman   I’m going to warn you right now, before I’m crucified in the comments section.  I gave this film much higher marks than it probably deserves but I can’t … Continue reading

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Bag of Bones (2008)–Television Review

Director:  Mick Garris Starring:  Pierce Brosnan, Melissa George, Annabeth Gish, Matt Frewer   I’m ashamed to say that Bag of Bones was one of those books that I started but never finished.  Eventually I’ll reread it, along with another few … Continue reading

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Transylvania 6-5000 (1985)–movie review

Director:  Rudy De Luca Starring:  Jeff Goldblum, Ed Begley Jr., Geena Davis, Michael Richards   Here’s a quick little review for a quick little film. The horror genre has had its fair share of spoofs: from the epic Young Frankenstein … Continue reading

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Spooky Empire’s Ultimate Horror Weekend 2013 Review

  As much as I love the month of October, every year I find myself getting more and more depressed as the 31st grows nearer.  It’s kinda the way you feel on the last day of a really great vacation.  … Continue reading

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The Evictors (1979)

Director:  Charles B. Pierce Starring:  Vic Morrow, Michael Parks, Jessica Harper   Amazing?  No. Entertaining?  Sure. Smart? Absolutely. Worth seeing? Quite simply, yes. There’s my six second review.  If you’re satisfied by that, sweet!  Now go read another review!  However, … Continue reading

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