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

JAWS (1975)

When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and grizzled fisherman set out to stop it. Based on the best selling book JAWS by Peter Benchley.

I’ve always been a HUGE fan of JAWS. Its one of the only movies that have ever genuinely terrified me. My family and I used to travel to a beach up in New Hampshire numerous times every summer in the 80s when I was a kid. Funny enough, I used to have... Continue reading

Fear Island (2009)

A group of friends arrive at a secluded island cabin for a weekend getaway. After a night of music, drinking and getting re-acquainted the friends are shocked to find the cabin's caretaker murdered and the only boat off the island gone. Stranded on the island they become the prey of a mysterious killer who seems bent on revenge for something . . .

The movie starts out with a girl huddled in the woods covered in blood with a knife. Police close in on her and she is taken to be questioned. Right from the get-go we are told everyone else is dead. Geeze, way to ruin it Continue reading

Trapped by Jack Kilborn (Book Review)

It was supposed to be a harmless camping trip. Six wayward teenagers who'd run into trouble with the law, and their court-appointed guardians, Sara and Martin Randhurst. Three nights on a small, deserted island off of Michigan's upper peninsula. Then Martin told a campfire story about the island's history. Of the old civil war prison hidden in there, and the starving confederate soldiers who resorted to cannibalism to stay alive. Everyone thought it was funny. The group soon began to realize that this deserted island wasn't so deserted after all. And perhaps Martin's ridiculous story had more truth to it than anyone thought. What's the most horrifying thing you can imagine? This is a hundred times worse... Continue reading

Island by Richard Laymon (Book Review)

[rating:3.5/5] When Rupert set out on a cruise with seven other people, he planned to swim a little, get some sun and relax. He certainly didn't plan to get shipwrecked. But after the yacht blew up, that's what happened -- he and his shipmates were stranded on a deserted island. Luckily for them, the island has plenty of fresh water and enough food to last until they get rescued. And luckily for Rupert, most of his fellow castaways are attractive women. But that's where his luck ran out -- because the castaways aren't alone on the island. In the dense jungle beyond the beach there's a maniac on the loose, a killer with a murderous heart, a clever mind and a taste for blood. Continue reading

I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998)

Julie is back in college trying to forget about Ben Willis and the murders of her friends. She's found comfort with her new friends, Will and Karla. Karla wins them a trip to the Bahamas, so they pack up and ship out. Ray, Julie's ex-love discovers that Ben Willis is still alive and out for revenge. Before he can tell them they've already left. Soon things begin to happen on the island, and Julie starts wondering if its only her imagination.

I don’t remember my first reaction upon seeing this movie, and by now I’ve seen the movie quite a few times. As far as sequels go, its not a bad movie, its fun and the characters are fun, and there is more gore then the first film by far. But there just feels like something missing... Continue reading

Harper’s Island: The Complete Series (2009)

In this whodunit TV series that aired in 2009, a group of friends visit a secluded island off the coast of Washington for a destination wedding -- but the festivities are cut short by murder, and the guests realize they are trapped with the killer. The murderer claims a new victim in each episode and everyone is a suspect, forcing the survivors to figure out who is behind the sinister plot, and how they can get back to the mainland alive.

I’m a huge fan of the game Clue, and the movie which was based on the board game, so when this series came along, I was very excited. I tried watching it back when it was on TV. But I couldn’t get into the first episode, and ended up missing parts of it... Continue reading

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