Mama (2013)

Two girls left to fend for themselves in the forest for five lonely years after the deaths of their parents find refuge in the home of their uncle. But it soon becomes clear that the girls have not arrived alone in this woodsy supernatural chiller.

I had no clue what this movie was about before I requested it for review. I had recalled seeing commercials for it awhile back and I remembered hearing some rumblings about how great it was. I also seem to recall some people telling me that I had to see it, that it was pretty scary. Then I got it in the mail and people kept telling me it was crap. Continue reading

Slumber Party by Christopher Pike (Book Review)

It was the perfect weekend...for murder.

Lara thought the ski trip should be a blast. The old gang was getting together again for the first time in years. What could be better than six single girls out for sun and ski and apres ski -- plus a huge house and a warm fire? Even with the memory of what had happened the last time, it looked like the perfect weekend. Until things started to go wrong....

It wasn't much at first -- a snowman that melted when it shouldn't have, a weird phone call. But then somebody went out for "one last run" and didn't come back. And the storm they heard about on the radio was getting worse. Lara thought everyone was up there for a good time. But she was beginning to realize that someone was up there for murder... 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

The Bay (2012) – Mini Review

A gruesome tale of ecological horror that follows unfolding events in a seaside Maryland town as a deadly menace infests the bay and turns residents into hosts for mutant parasites.

I’m trying something new here. Quite often I don’t have much to say about a movie, so I end up not bothering to write a review, and then a couple weeks later I regret it. So, from now on I will do “Mini Reviews” where I just write an overall paragraph or two about what I thought.

The Bay is a movie about a parasite in fish that somehow has found its way into humans. Now, I’ve watched a few parasite movies in my life, and I don’t remember actually seeing nasty bugs, so I wasn’t even thinking about that when I started watching this one... Continue reading

Weekend by Christopher Pike (Book Review)

The weekend in Mexico sounded like a dream vacation. Four guys, five girls--and a gorgeous ocean-side mansion all to themselves. It should have been perfect.

Except nothing was going the way they'd planned. There was the girl upstairs who was fighting for her life. The phone lines that went dead. And the explosion in the garage that could have killed them all.

But not even that prepared them for what happened next. Because while they were getting some sun, someone else was getting revenge--and the terror wouldn't stop until the weekend was over.

Wow, by the time I sat down and found the time to write this review its now a month or so after I finished reading it. My hubby’s been off of work with medical issues for the last month and I haven’t had a moment.. 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

The Wrong Number 2 (Fear Street #27) by R. L. Stine (Book Review)

"You're not safe anywhere. I'll get my revenge!"

Can it really be the killer on the line? He has to still be locked up after trying to kill Jade and Deena last year. Maybe the calls are just someone's idea of a sick joke. But who else could possibly know the things the caller knows?

Then they realize that someone is nearby, watching them, close enough to know their every move. Someone who desperately wants revenge. Someone who wants to reach out...and kill them.

There’s not a whole lot to say about this one. It was basically an unneeded sequel (to The Wrong Number) that again, to me, was very easy to figure out from the beginning... Continue reading

Mimesis (2011)

When they accept an invitation to an exclusive party at a remote farm, seven strangers who love scary movies find themselves unwilling participants in a nightmarish role-playing game that pays homage to a classic horror film.

ere’s one that was mailed to me that I’d never heard about before. I had no idea what “Mimesis” even meant until later when its defined within the movie. It basically means to imitate. Which exactly what this movie does... Continue reading

Dark House (2009)

Trying to exorcise her worst memories, Claire returns to the foster home where she witnessed a terrible massacre years ago. But she and her friends soon find they've been locked inside with an evil spirit who wants to perpetrate another mass murder.

Had this one in my Netflix Queue for awhile before I finally watched it last night. I expected crap from this flick but instead got a mixed bag. While the acting and production values were pretty decent, other then a few CGI scenes I didn’t care for, the overall plot was interesting... Continue reading

The Wrong Number (Fear Street #5) by R. L. Stine (Book Review)

It begins as an innocent prank, when Deena Martinson and her best friend Jade Smith make sexy phone calls to the boys from school. But Deena's half-brother Chuck catches them in the act and threatens to tell their parents, unless the girls let him in on the fun. Chuck begins making random calls, some even threatening. It's dangerous and exciting. They're even enjoying the publicity, and the uproar they've caused. Until Chuck calls a number on Fear Street.

To his horror, Chuck realizes he has called THE WRONG NUMBER. The jokes are over when murder is on the line. The murderer knows who they are and where they live — and they have nowhere to call for help.

One thing about the Fear Street series is that some of the books are definitely more mature in subject and writing style then others. I read these when I was in Jr. High... Continue reading

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