Last Shift (2015)

Officer Loren's first night on the job is to guard a closing police station all by herself. Unfortunately for her the night becomes one made from nightmares, when the station turns out to be haunted by the cult members who killed her father and a bunch of girls the year before...

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Grave Encounters 2 (2012)

For people who don't believe the events of the first film, Grave Encounters, film student Alex Wright is out to prove them wrong. Alex is as obsessed with the first film as the 20 million people who viewed its viral trailer on YouTube. While he and his friends research the events and visit the real psychiatric hospital depicted in the original film, they find themselves face-to-face with unspeakable evil, banking on the hope that their knowledge of the original film will help them survive the sequel.

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Crack in the Glass by Jonathan Carter (Book Review)

Gina Sanders thought she would be proudly representing Gamma Beta on the popular ghost hunting-reality game show Graveyard Shift and net herself a comfy little nest egg for her segue from college to the real world. It should have been a piece of cake — do a little ghost hunting, fulfill the dares put in front of her, and walk away with a cool $20,000 after giving up a few screams for television. It should have been a piece of cake.

This short story runs about 10 actual pages, and started off like so many ghost hunting shows I’ve seen over the years. It most specifically reminded me of MTV’s Fear… Continue reading

Ghosts of Rosewood Asylum by Stephen Prosapio (Book Review)

Zach Kalusky, host of Sci-D TV's Xavier Paranormal Investigators, is ecstatic when he's given the opportunity to explore the most haunted site in Chicago for a Halloween Special: Rosewood Asylum, a place plagued by decades of mysterious fires and unexplained events. It's Zach's dream investigation- but there's a catch: the network forces Xavier Paranormal Investigators to partner with their rivals, the Demon Hunters. Now, Zach must fight for both his show's integrity and his team's loyalty while trying to protect his own secret: that he, himself, is possessed.

About the only sort of movies these days that can scare me... 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

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

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

A Stir of Echoes by Richard Matheson (Book Review)

Tom Wallace lived an ordinary life, until a chance event awakened psychic abilities he never knew he possessed. Now he's hearing the private thoughts of the people around him-and learning shocking secrets he never wanted to know. But as Tom's existence becomes a waking nightmare, even greater jolts are in store as he becomes the unwilling recipient of a compelling message from beyond the grave! This book inspired the acclaimed 1999 film starring Kevin Bacon.

I’m a sucker for reading books that were eventually made into movies. I like to read them before I see the movie if and when possible. Most of the time I don’t realize there is a book before watching the movie though. That was the case with this book... Continue reading

Trick or Treat by Richie Tankersley Cusick (Book Review)

Martha knew there was something evil about the house she was moving into. It was so cold...and creepy. And it wasn't just the house that was giving her a weird feeling. Martha was sure someone was following her...watching her every move. Then the practical jokes began--the scarecrow with the carving knife in its head, the fire, and the phone calls. It was October, but these were no Halloween tricks. Someone would be coming home this year with more than just a bag of treats. And Martha was the prize.

I requested this book from NetGalley because of the cover, title and because it was around Halloween and since this appeared to be Halloween themed I figured it would be fun. I also assumed it would be somewhat of a “childish” read- sort of like R.L. Stine‘s Fear Street books, but instead it was a little more adult, like Christopher Pike’s books. Continue reading

The Fog (1980)

[rating:3.5/5] The 100 year anniversary of the small sea town, Antonio Bay, is approaching. While the townsfolk prepare to celebrate, the victims of the crime that founded the town rise from the sea to claim retribution. Under cover of a glowing fog, they carry out their vicious attacks, searching for what is rightly theirs. Continue reading

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