Night Shift by Stephen King

Rating: 4 of 5 A solid collection of 20 short stories that demonstrates King’s ability to transform everyday normalcies into our worst nightmares. Several of these stories have since been adapted for the screen. Stephen King has brought together nineteen of his most unsettling short pieces–bizarre tales of dark doing...

House of Illusions by Ruby Jean Jensen

Rating: 4 of 5 Justification for why I always hesitated at the door of the “Fun House” and, ultimately, never entered. No justification needed for avoiding clowns, though; they’re scary, period. Here’s the skinny: Amy, eleven years old, and her sister, eight-year-old Jodi, are sent to spend the summer with...

Hell House by Richard Matheson

Rating: 4.5 of 5 Hell House is built on a classic framework and then filled with modern sensibilities and indulgences; it’s basically an R-rated version of the Haunting of Hill House. Here’s the lowdown: Dr. Lionel Barrett, a physicist who’s studied parapsychology for twenty years, doesn’t believe in ghosts. He...

Some Guy Who Kills People (2011)

Rating: 4 of 5 While browsing the latest DVDs available on Redbox, I discovered SOME GUY WHO KILLS PEOPLE (2011). What caught my eye was the movie’s title, “horror, comedy” and “Kevin Corrigan.” So I rented it based solely on genre and lead actor. Some Guy Who Kills People is...

Songs About Loving Someone You Can’t Have

Lately, there’s a recurring theme in my short stories: love; more specifically, forbidden love. The exploration of that theme has given way to several stories which will remain under lock and key. But there are three stories I want to publish and share with the world. One of those three...

My Sucky Teen Romance (2011) on DVD September 4th

Emily Hagins inspires me! Her passion for filmmaking as well as her ability to finish projects is a giant mirror in which I dare not stare. Let’s face it, for a 12-year-old to make a full-length film, she has to not only be passionate about what she’s doing, but determined...

Songs for a Broken Heart

Music is powerful: it inspires, awakens, heals, soothes, and unites our souls. So here’s a list of songs for a broken heart – before, during or after a breakup: (The links take you to a video on YouTube) I Want The One I Can’t Have by The Smiths My Favorite...

7 Must-See Indie Horror Movies

Independent films have really become my go-to for great movies. Sure, sometimes the production value isn’t as high as those backed by a major studio or the actors could use a few lessons and more experience, but the writing and the story’s authenticity overshadows the minor flaws in those lesser-known...

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