Before Cain Strikes by Joshua Corin (Book Review)

[rating:3.5/5] School is in session. The subject is murder. When the student is ready, the teacher appears. The only problem is, in this online classroom the students are would-be serial killers eager to learn the tricks of the trade from a master, the enigmatic Cain42. FBI consultant Esme Stuart is struggling to stanch the doubt and fear eating away at her marriage. Now a seedy truecrime writer is dredging up the deadly confrontation that nearly destroyed her. Esme knows her involvement in the case could cost her everything. Her marriage. Her daughter. Her life. But when Cain openly challenges his “students” to embark on a killing spree, she has no choice but to act— before Cain strikes another victim down… Continue reading

Afraid by Jack Kilborn (Book Review)

A helicopter has crashed near Safe Haven and unleashed something horrifying. Now this merciless force is about to do what it does best. Isolate. Terrorize. Annihilate. As residents begin dying in a storm of gory violence, Safe Haven's only chance for survival will rest with an aging county sheriff, a firefighter, and a single mom. And each will have this harrowing thought: Maybe death hasn't come to their town by accident . . .

Another book review written a few months after completing it. My life has been busy with a lot of things and so I just haven’t had the time to do the things I NEED to. I will review this to the best of my ability... Continue reading

All Hallow’s Eve: The One Day it’s BAD to be Good by Carolyn McCray (Book Review)

People are being martyred but not for their faith. Instead the deaths are part of a serial killer's sick game as he chooses his victim by their name... then kills them in that Saint's grisly manner.

After finally finishing this book, I’m not quite sure what to think of it. In the end it was a mix of an adult book (with the police aspect) and a young adult slasher novel (with most of the character development between... Continue reading

All-Night Party by R.L. Stine (Fear Street #43)

Gretchen and her friends know Fear Island is an awesome place to have a party. You can dance all night, share secrets with your best friends, fall in love….or die. Because there's a madman loose on the island. A killer who plans to spoil the party. The birthday girl gets to go first, of course. Who's next?

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Bait (2012)

A group of survivors suddenly find themselves trapped inside a submerged supermarket, following a freak tsunami. As they try to escape, they discover that there is a predator among them more deadly than the threat of drowning—vicious great white sharks lurking in the water, hungry for fresh meat. As the bloodthirsty sharks begin to pick the survivors off one by one, the group realizes that they must work together to find a way out without being eaten alive.

Quite frankly I hadn’t heard about this until I was offered to review it a couple weeks back, and I honestly thought it was going to be a terrible movie... Continue reading

Black Out (2008)

Three people are stuck in an elevator, in a nearly abandoned building. Though a series of flashbacks it is revealed that each person has a major reason for needing to be out of the elevator in a timely matter…but there doesn’t seem to be any hope of rescue…or escape. They each become more and more agitated with the situation and it is revealed that one of them is a actually a killer.

This isn’t so much of a horror movie as it is a psychological suspense thriller type of movie. I’m honestly quite surprised at it. Reading the plot I thought ‘How on earth are they going to have a film take place on an elevator for an hour and a half..with a killer?’ Well, its really only an hour and 17 minutes.... Continue reading

Campfire Tales (1997)

After four teenage friends crash their car, they discover a deserted church nearby and decide to wait there for help. To pass the time, they recount well-known urban legends with twists.

Please please please, do not confuse this movie with the shitty movie called Campfire Stories. That ones a piece of crap, while this one is really good. (I haven’t seen the “Campfire Tales” film with Gunner Hansen so I can’t tell you about that one.) But this one has been a favorite of mine since I first saw it. In fact, I have GOT to get my niece (16yrs old) and nephew (13yrs old) to watch this next week. I’m sure I could spook them silly with it, as I did with their sister... Continue reading

Chain Letter by Christopher Pike (Book Review)

When Alison first read the chain letter signed "Your Caretaker," she thought it was some terrible sick joke. Someone, somewhere knew about that awful night when she and six other friends committed an unthinkable crime in the desolate California desert. And now that person was determined to make them pay for it. One by one, the chain letter was coming to each of them ... demanding dangerous, impossible deeds... threatening violence if the demands were not met. No one out of the seven wanted to believe that this nightmare was really happening to them. Until the accidents started happening — and the dying... Continue reading

Chained (2012)

When he was 9 years old, Tim and his mother were abducted by serial killer Bob. While Tim's mother fell victim to Bob, Tim was kept as a chained slave, forced to bury the bodies of the young women Bob drags home and keep scrapbooks of the crimes.

Another movie that I had never heard of before until it arrived on my doorstep. Quite frankly when I read the plot description and discovered who played the serial killer I thought I was going to be in for a bad movie. Continue reading

Cherry Tree Lane (2010)

Christine and Mike are an ordinary couple, living in what could be any house, on any street. It's an average evening at home, until Christine goes to answer a knock at the front door. When she reappears, she has a knife at her throat and a gang of teenagers at her back. What happens next is anything but an average evening on an ordinary street.

I have a whole stack of movies that were sent to me to review, and out of them all I thought this sounded the most appealing. So my husband and I sat down today to watch it while we both weren’t feeling all that well... Continue reading

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