All-Night Party by R.L. Stine (Fear Street #43)

Gretchen and her friends know Fear Island is an awesome place to have a party. You can dance all night, share secrets with your best friends, fall in love….or die. Because there's a madman loose on the island. A killer who plans to spoil the party. The birthday girl gets to go first, of course. Who's next?

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The Wicked (2013)

Local stories warn that deep in the woods, a witch with a ravenous hunger feeds on the flesh of the young. In an abandoned house in the woods, she hunts her victims and if you try to enter, you'll never see daylight again.

Shortly after having this sent to me to review I took a quick glace at Amazon’s rating of this movie. It was actually decent at almost 4 stars I believe (IMDB is a 3/10!). I didn’t bother checking out the reviews... Continue reading

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

Werewolf: The Beast Among Us (2012)

When a mysterious creature terrorizes a village by moonlight, a local young man, Daniel, convinces a team of skilled werewolf hunters to let him join their quest to hunt it down. But as the villagers are attacked one by one and turned into vicious beasts, Daniel begins to fear that his ruthless foe is someone closer than anyone thinks.

I tend to say that Werewolf movies “aren’t my thing” but usually I end up enjoying them. Silver Bullet and Ginger Snaps are probably my two favorite, at least off the top of my head... Continue reading

The Barrens (2012)

A man takes his family on a camping trip and becomes convinced they are being stalked by the legendary monster of the New Jersey Pine Barrens: the Jersey Devil.

I received this movie to review the other day, and honestly hadn’t heard anything about it. Of course I’ve heard stories about the Jersey Devil over the years, but at the time I sat down to watch this I couldn’t remember... Continue reading

Don’t Go in the Woods (2010)

A group of indie rockers seek solitude deep in the woods to write songs for a new album. But they soon realize they're not alone when a sledgehammer-brandishing intruder arrives in this chilling musical slasher directed by actor Vincent D'Onofrio.

I saw the trailer for this movie months ago. I was a little leery about it, but it based on the trailer it looked interesting. Honestly, I sort of forgot all about it until last night when I was browsing new movies to Netflix streaming and saw this listed there... Continue reading

Faint of Heart by Jeff Strand (Book Review)

Rebecca is frightened of spending the night alone, but she assures her husband Gary that she'll be fine when he goes out camping with buddies. She knows she'll spend the entire time jumping at every noise, but she also knows that the danger is all in her head. By Sunday night, Gary still hasn't returned. And when somebody shows up at the house, it's not her husband. At gunpoint, Rebecca is kidnapped. They also have her husband and will give him back to her, but first, Rebecca has to relive his entire experience, step by step...and survive...

I like to read short stories between longer books for something different and quick. Also because if it sucks, well then I didn’t invest too much time or money... Continue reading

Madison County (2011)

A group of college kids travel to a small, mountain town called Madison County to interview the author of a tell-all book on the accounts of several grisly murders that happened there. But when the kids get to Madison County, the author is no where to be found and the towns people act like they haven't seen him in years. They also say that the killer never existed and the murders never happened.

I expected this to be garbage. Redbox users rated this as a horrible filmed in the backyard sort of movie. So, I was happy when it turned out not to be nearly that bad... 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

Friday The 13th by Simon Hawke (Book Review)

It was going to be a fun summer at Camp Crystal. The young counselors were getting ready for it while they joked about the scary rumors attached to the isolated camp. But evil was waiting in the shadows as the sun set. The laughter turned to screams...the easy living to agonized dying. For the light had gone and the wind was howling and it was -- Friday The 13th. This is the novelization to the hit Horror movie Friday The 13th.

These novelizations to the Friday The 13th movies are one of the hardest items to win on Ebay. Unless you are willing to spend $75+ for a good copy... Continue reading

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