I was hoping that my first post of the year would be defending horror, but unfortunately the top horror story today doesn’t put the horror community in the best light – myself included.
Today I will be talking about the controversy surrounding Sony’s new Slender Man movie, my error in promoting the film, and providing some source links to anyone who would like to do their own research.
“God is all the treatment we need.”
Red Christmas is potentially a quite controversial Christmas film, and if you couldn’t tell from the quote above, you’d probably be able to tell by the abortion clinic protest scene that the film opens up on.
Note: This review is 100% spoiler free so if you’d like to read on, you may feel safe to do so without ruining the film for yourself.
“Nothing happened the way it was supposed to happen.”
On December 14th 2007, the film I Am Legend was released to theaters. Whether you loved the movie or hated it there’s a good chance that it did leave an impression with you, and I’m here to talk about why we still remember it now, ten years later.
Spoiler Alert: This is a ten year anniversary review and is intended as an analysis of the film for people who have already seen it. Unlike a majority of my reviews I will be getting into major plot points for both this movie AND the novel it was based off of. Consider this your official spoiler warning.
“Whatever she was seemed ungodly – maybe as ungodly as those who had enslaved her, if she could be reduced to craving blood.”
Today I’d like to bring your attention to a lesser-known book that I think some of you might really enjoy that’s a little different from the stuff I usually talk about. It’s entitled Late Night Partners: A Tale of Vampires and Twentysomethings.
It’s written by Fennel Steuert who was gracious enough to give me a promotional copy of the book for my review. It is not, in the strictest sense, a horror novel – but it does offer an interesting take on some of the most popular creatures of the night.
This review is Spoiler Free and 100% safe to read.
Yesterday Scott Cawthon released his latest game which is titled Five Nights at Freddy’s: Pizzeria Simulator. Unlike the last several games I reviewed, I was able to play through this one in a timely manner.
This is largely because the game is available to play for free on Steam. I’ll just leave a link here for those of you who would like to experience it firsthand.
For those of you who would prefer my notes on the game however, I am proud to present to you the first iDotH review of a recent horror game.
Note: There are absolutely no story-related spoilers or specifics pertaining to the lore, but there will be a breakdown of the gameplay. Those of you who are familiar with Cawthon’s games know that sometimes the best thing to do is go in blind, so continue reading at your own risk.
“Humans are beautiful. But that beauty soon fades.”
I am back from hiatus. It was a very productive break during which I wrote over 100,000 words for NaNoWriMo. What better way to celebrate my return to horror blogging than with a timely review of a game that’s been out for five years?
I humbly present to you my thoughts on Mad Father.
This review is mostly spoiler-free. Although it will discuss overall themes and content of the game, it will not discuss any specific plot points, and I am therefore deeming it safe to read.
I’m so sorry – I promised you a ranking of the Saw films to wrap up Saw Week, and then I vanished. My vacation started a little earlier than planned, and in the chaos of packing I left my laptop at home.
I’m actually here to tell you about the vacation instead (and also to buy myself some time because if I’m being completely honest, I have no idea where to put Jigsaw into the other movies which I’ve spent over a decade carefully ranking in my head.)
I went to a book festival in West Virginia. I’m here to tell you about it because I met not one, but two of my all-time favorite horror writers.
First I got to meet R. L. Stine, who is one of the first authors I ever remember wanting to meet. He gave a really fun talk to about 3,000 fans, most of whom were quite a bit younger than me. Then he did a book signing and I got three of my favorite Goosebumps books signed, which was pretty much a dream come true.
Then I got to meet Joe Hill, which was just…wow. As a writer there are not a lot of feelings more exhilarating than meeting your favorite writer, and I feel so overwhelmed to be able to say I’ve now done that. He did a short reading from Strange Weather before doing a Q&A and then doing a signing.
There were a lot of things I wanted to say to Joe Hill, and I said virtually none of them. I didn’t mention that I’m a writer or that he inspires me, or even that he is my favorite writer. I didn’t freeze up though, and I feel like all things considered it could have gone a lot worse, especially considering my less than ideal track record meeting people I look up to.
I got my copy of Strange Weather signed and copies of Horns signed for myself and my boyfriend. My parents also went through and surprised me with a few new signed books as well.
It was one of the best, and most inspirational birthdays I’ve ever had.