Grave’s End – A True Ghost Story by Elaine Mercado (Book Review)

When Elaine Mercado and her first husband bought their home in Brooklyn, New York, in 1982, they had no idea that they and their young daughters were embarking on a thirteen year nightmare. From weird sounds and smells to creepy laughter, balls of light and suffocating dreams, this book is the true story of how one family tried to cope with living in a haunted house.

When it comes to movies, I don’t tend to read reviews before I go into it, unless the movie looks like it could be something stupid. When it comes to books I try to seek out... Continue reading

Haunted Houses by Edrick Thay (Book Review)

[rating:2.5/5] With their blend of captivating history and ethereal residents, haunted houses have long been considered the most exciting haunted places. In this long-awaited collection, Edrick Thay explores the spirits in the most haunted properties, from poltergeists that have inspired major Hollywood movies to grumpy spirits awakened by renovations to historic homes. Continue reading

Megan is Missing (2011)

Employing a mix of storytelling techniques (including webcam footage, video chats and dramatized news reports), this chillingly realistic thriller charts the disappearance of two teens who vanish three weeks apart under mysterious circumstances. This is based on a few true cases meshed together.

I heard about this movie first through reading about it on Netflix. I eventually read a couple reviews on their site stating it was very disturbing and disgusting. So, I figured what the heck I’ll give it a go... Continue reading

Scary Stories 3 More Tales to Chill Your Bones by Alvin Schwartz (Book Review)

Here are more hair-raising tales that will make your flesh creep, from a master teller of the world’s scariest stories. Who is the Wolf girl? Why is a hearse filled with men with yellow glowing eyes? Can a nightmare become reality? How do you avoid an appointment with Death? Alvin Schwartz's Scary Stories 3 joins his other popular collections of scary folklore, Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark and More Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark, to give readers spooky, funny and fantastic tales guaranteed to raise goose bumps.

I had been trying to track down these “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” books a long time ago. I owned them all but couldn’t find them for the life of me... Continue reading

Texas Killing Fields (2011)

While trying to crack a murder in small-town Texas, local homicide detective Souder and his former New York City cop partner Heigh find themselves pulled into a case involving a serial killer who dumps his victims bodies in the "Texas Killing Fields". Based on a true story.

I went into it expecting a straight up serial killer sort of movie with the cops chasing the killer. Sort of like a “Seven” film. This movie is nothing like that. I also expected it to be decent if not good because of known actors being in it. Nope, it wasn’t... Continue reading

The St. Francisville Experiment (2000)

St. Francisville, La., is famous for its abundance of haunted places, and at the end of a long, dark road lies one of the most terrifying spots of all -- the St. Francisville Plantation. Armed with cameras and paranormal investigation tools, a group of brave souls -- including a ghost historian, a psychic and a history student -- shuns logic to spend one night in the notorious house, which is said to be plagued by restless spirits.

The movie starts off with the producer introducing the “concept” of what they will be doing in the documentary, oh I mean movie. Locking a bunch of people in a... Continue reading

The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)

[rating:4/5] Set in the late 40's the residents of Texarkana, Texas are left terrorized by a mysterious hooded killer who is stalking lovers parked in secluded areas during the evening and leaving the local police at a loss. This is based on the real case of "The Phantom Killer" also known as the "Texarkana Moonlight Murders" Continue reading

Unmasked: The True Life Story of the World’s Most Prolific Cinematic Killer by Kane Hodder & Michael Aloisi (Book Review)

Unmasked documents the unlikely true story of a boy who was taunted and beaten relentlessly by bullies throughout his childhood. Kane only escaped his tormentors when he moved to a tiny island in the South Pacific where he lived for all of his teen years. After living shirtless in a jungle for a while, he headed back to America where he fell in love with doing stunts-only to have his love burn him, literally. For the first time ever, Kane tells the true story of the horrific burn injury that nearly killed him at the start of his career. The entire heart-wrenching, inspirational story of his recovery, the emotional and physical damage it caused, his fight to break back into the industry that almost killed him, and his triumphant rise to become a film legend are told in Kane's own powerful voice.

I’ve been a huge fan of the Friday The 13th movies since I was a pre-teen. I can’t even remember the age I first began watching them. They were just part of my childhood... Continue reading

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