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

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

The Dare (Fear Street #21) by R. L. Stine (Book Review)

Johanna Wise has always longed to be part of Dennis Arthur's rich, popular crowd, and she can't believe it when he finally asks her out. She'll do anything to keep Dennis but when he dares her to kill their teacher she is not so sure. Will she really kill for love?

The way teenagers are conveyed in Stine’s works have always amazed me. Because he captures them well. Or at least what I remember teens in the 90s being like and this book is really no different. Heck, these days kids are a LOT worse... Continue reading

First Date (Fear Street #16) by R.L. Stine (Book Review)

Chelsea is the typical shy girl. Always home on a Saturday night, she would give anything to have her first date. Finally, Chelsea's luck begins to change when two new guys move into town and both ask her out. Too bad that one of Chelsea's new boys has a terrible hobby -- murder. Now Chelsea may be looking for love, but he's looking for a new victim.

As a teenager in Jr. High, I LOVED R.L. Stine and Christopher Pike books. I was a huge horror fan, but I wasn’t into reading at all until I picked up R.L. Stine’s “Hit & Run” book back when I was 12 or 13 years old. From that point on I was hooked... Continue reading

Replica: Your Greatest Fear Lives by David Warren (Book Review)

Gary Harmon is known as the class nerd. He's often bullied and finds comfort in his hobby of watching old horror movies and building models of their characters, which decorate his bedroom. Gary discovers a camera that had belonged to his father—who is incarcerated in a mental institution for Murder. The camera gradually becomes an obsession with Gary, who can’t seem to resist its unique powers as they are revealed to him—even when they become sinister.

Replica opens with the tale of Gary Sr. and his wife in 1993. Gary has an old fashioned camera that appears to talk to him somehow... 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

Excision (2012)

AnnaLynne McCord stars in this odd horror flick as Pauline, A disturbed and delusional high school student with aspirations of a career in medicine goes to extremes and likes to dissect roadkill. The one person who understands Pauline is her little sister, who suffers from cystic fibrosis, who Pauline wants to help cure.

I kept putting this movie off, because based on the plot description it didn’t seem like something entertaining enough for me to enjoy, however it was mailed to me to watch, so I really wanted to get through it... Continue reading

Fright Night (2011)

Charley is a high school senior who’s on top of the world—he’s running with the popular crowd and dating Amy, the most coveted girl in school. But trouble arrives when Jerry (Colin Farrell) moves in next door. He seems like a nice guy––at first. But there’s something not quite right, and no one else, including Charley’s mom seems to notice. After his classmates start to mysteriously disappear without a trace, Charlie discovers that there is more to his new neighbor than meets the eye. Now he must do all he can to protect his mom and girlfriend Amy.

When I heard they were remaking this movie I got pissed. I loved the original film. Grew up with it. I even “sorta” enjoyed Fright Night Part 2. I had no idea what to expect out of a remake for this... Continue reading

The Evil Inside (Krewe of Hunters Series book #4) By Heather Graham (Book Review)

[rating:2.5/5] In Salem, Massachusetts stands the Lexington House. A house that has seen numerous murders over the years. Jenna Duffy has made a career out of investigating the inexplicable. Yet nothing could prepare her for the string of slayings once again plaguing Lexington House—or for the chief suspect, a boy barely old enough to drive, much less kill. With the young man's life on the line, Jenna must team up with attorney Samuel Hall to pinpoint who—or what—is taking the lives of those who get too close to the past. But everything they learn brings them closer to the forces of evil stalking this tortured ground. Continue reading

Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later (1998)

[rating:4/5] Jamie Lee Curtis reprises her role that kick started her career in 1978. Terrorized by the memory of her brother, she faked her death, changed her name, has become a functioning alcoholic pill popper, and is the headmistress at a private school out in sunny California. But with Halloween right around the corner Laurie is feeling edgy especially now that she has a 17 year old son to protect. Continue reading

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