Review: Stitches

“-But know this. A clown who doesn’t finish his party act can never rest, and a joke is never as funny the second time round.”

Stitches

I decided that I would celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day by reviewing a seasonally appropriate horror movie that isn’t an installation of the Leprechaun franchise. So today I will be talking about my all time favorite movie from the Irish Film Board, Stitches. (Give me a break guys, I only had Netflix & Hulu movies to choose from today – and Irish Horror is sadly limited.)

Spoiler warning: Although I can’t imagine people being particularly upset to have this movie spoiled for them, that’s something that could happen if you haven’t seen it and continue reading this review. 

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Review: Until Dawn

Jesus hot sauce Christmas cake, I loved this game – and not just for its wonderful expletives.

Until Dawn

It took me an embarrassingly long time to get around to playing this. Back when the title was released in 2015, I was immediately taken with the concept, but I just didn’t have the required access to a PS4. I wasn’t sure that I’d ever get the chance to play this, and avoiding spoilers for over a year is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. Let me tell you though, it was well worth the wait.

Spoiler Alert: This is an analytic review intended for audiences who have already completed Until Dawn. If you haven’t played/finished the game yet I would advise you to put off reading this as certain endings will be revealed.

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Inside Elevator with Dwight L. MacPherson

Dwight L. MacPherson is a writer of dark speculative fiction and President of Hocus Pocus Comics. His works include Dead Men Tell No Tales, Sidewise, and The Surreal Adventures of Edgar Allan Poo. In this interview he discusses his upcoming project Elevator, his experiences creating in the horror genre, and offers some advice for aspiring writers.

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In Defense of the Horror

Horror is one of the oldest and most influential genres, but it’s not always portrayed in the best light. How many times have you heard the phrase “I just don’t like those kinds of movies” being used in reference to a horror film? How about “I just don’t think that stuff is all that scary” in reference to a beloved novel? The sad truth is that as a genre – it’s gotten a pretty bad rap.

Today I would like to lend my voice to the countless, misunderstood fans of the macabre as I speak up in defense of the horror genre.

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Welcome to the Horror Blog

Dearest Readers,

I just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who is here reading this today and welcome you all to my new horror blog. For those of you who are just joining me in my blogging endeavors,  I thought I’d give a little bit of background on myself and this project.

My name is Cat Voleur and I’m a writer of speculative fiction. I recently quit work as a freelancer so that I could pursue blogging as less of a hobby and more of a career. That’s the main reason why I’m bringing my passion for horror over to WordPress – so that I can reach a wider audience.

My previous blog In Defense of the Genre, is still alive and well, so if any of you have a Tumblr I encourage you to follow me. I put a lot of time and energy into promoting other users and giving my fellow horror fans easy access to free horror content. You can find things on there such as creepypastas, dark fiction zines and occasionally cute pictures of bats.

This blog is titled In Defense of the Horror as an homage to its roots – because the inspiration to finally pursue this dream of mine came largely from the positive response from my followers. While my Tumblr is geared more toward supplying fans with horror content, this blog is going to be more focused on creating nonfiction horror content such as reviews, articles and interviews.

Whether you’re just hearing about me for the first time or have been following my blog from the beginning – I just want to thank you for your interest in my project. You guys are the reason why I’m doing this, and it means a lot to have you here.

Sincerely,

Cat Voleur