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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Corktown by Ty Hutchinson (Book Review)

In the quiet Corktown neighborhood of Detroit, a mutilated body has the residents nervous and for good reason. Detroit Metro Police recognize the handiwork of the serial killer known as the Doctor. But there’s a problem with that. They locked him up seven years ago. Because of her expertise with serial killers, FBI agent, Abby Kane, is tasked with figuring out how this madman is able to kill again. When she visits The Doctor behind bars, he swears he’s innocent and not the psychopath everyone thinks he is. Oddly enough, Abby believes him.

I got this one to review for free from NetGalley awhile back and just finally finished reading it. I’m not 100% sure how I felt about it either... Continue reading

Darkly Dreaming Dexter (Dexter #1) by Jeff Lindsay (Book Review)

Meet Dexter Morgan, a polite wolf in sheep's clothing. He's handsome and charming, but something in his past has made him abide by a different set of rules. He's a serial killer whose one golden rule makes him immensely likeable: he only kills bad people. And his job as a blood splatter expert for the Miami police department puts him in the perfect position to identify his victims. But when a series of brutal murders bearing a striking similarity to his own style start turning up, Dexter is caught between being flattered and being frightened -- of himself or some other fiend.

I thought I’d give the “Dexter” book series a read since I’ve enjoyed the Showtime TV series since it first aired. I had heard that the book series was very different then the TV show. Which is ok with me. I enjoy comparing books to the TV/Movie adaptations, and often seek out book adaptations. 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

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

Funland by Richard Laymon (Book Review)

A growing group of leering, belligerent punks known as the Trolls are intimidating fun-seekers at the coastal amusement park Funland, and some of the local teens blame the Trolls for a series of missing persons and decide to fight back late one night. But what’s really behind the disappearances is waiting for them all in the funhouse. . .

I have read quite a few Richard Laymon books before I started reviewing novels here on the site and if you don’t know anything about the author or his books, then you should know that most of the time they involve multiple killers who love... 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

Serial by Jack Kilborn & Blake Crouch (Book Review)

Remember the twin golden rules of hitchhiking? #1: Don’t go hitchhiking, because the driver who picks you up could be certifiably crazy. #2: Don’t pick up hitchhikers, because the traveler you pick up could be certifiably crazy. So what if, on some dark, isolated road, Crazy #1 offered a ride to Crazy #2? This is the first in the terrifying trilogy of novellas including KILLERS and BIRDS OF PREY by Crouch and Kilborn.

The official plot description posted here honestly isn’t the best one. It leads you to believe, or at least it lead me to believe, that this book would be one story involving... Continue reading

Identity (2003)

Complete strangers stranded at a remote desert motel during a raging storm soon find themselves the target of a deranged murderer. As their numbers thin out, the travelers begin to turn on each other, as each tries to figure out who the killer is.

I recall seeing this movie when it first came out. I was super excited for this murder mystery movie, and as it played out it really reminded me of “Clue” (a favorite movie and board game of mine) with a mix of a slasher film... Continue reading

Dead Man Walking by Marty Shaw (Book Review)

Griffin knew watching an inmate being put to death wouldn't be fun, but he never expected Callahan to return as something less than human. Now Griffin, along with a handful of officers and inmates, are trapped within the walls of a prison as a legion of the walking dead stalk them for food. The choice is simple - fight back or die.

Seeing how this is a short story, there isn’t all that much to write about in response to how I liked the story other then saying I loved it... Continue reading

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