Archives for Horror

‘The Curse of La Llorona’ Terrifyingly Mediocre

I hope you bring your running shoes and something Holy when you go see, ‘The Curse of La Llorona’ or you might just end up cursed yourself. You might also use those shoes to simply leave in the first thirty minutes, as one couple did during the screening of the new instillation into The Conjuring Universe hitting theaters on April 19th, 2019. The movie, set in the 70’s, started off quick and got to the meat of the back story like most of the movies in this Universe, ‘The Conjuring’, ‘Annabelle’, their sequels, and ‘The Nun’ but then proceeded to
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A Spoiler-Free Review of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary (2019)

“It’s probably wrong to believe there can be any limit to the horror which the human mind can experience. On the contrary, it seems that some exponential effect begins to obtain as deeper and deeper darkness falls – as little as one may like to admit it, human experience tends, in a good many ways, to support the idea that when the nightmare grows black enough, horror spawns horror, one coincidental evil begets another, often more deliberate evils, until finally blackness seems to cover everything. And the most terrifying question of all may be just how much horror the human
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Joe Hill’s NOS4A2 Gets a Trailer and Series Premiere Date

I wrote previously about Joe Hill’s NOS4A2 and the first look at the series. Since then, a highly positive reception at WonderCon and now a full trailer and release date for the AMC adaptation has been revealed. Based on Hill’s 2013 best-selling novel of the same name, NOS4A2 follows Vic McQueen, a gifted young woman who discovers she has a supernatural ability to find lost things. This ability puts her on a collision course with the evil and immortal Charlie Manx, a supernatural villain who feeds off the souls of children then deposits what remains of them into Christmasland; a
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Early Impressions of NOS4A2 After C2E2 Screening

This past weekend I was able to attend the screening of the NOS4A2 pilot episode at C2E2, thanks to AMC’s generosity.  Now before I begin, I want to note that I have never read the book (Joe Hill), nor have I ever seen the original silent film.  I’m coming at this series as AMC is intending, as an experienced viewer.  While I’m sure that the series will pay homage to the book that they based their take off of, I’m also certain that it will not be their main objective.  I’m willing to wager that their main objective is to
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A Spoiler-Free Review of Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’

Out of  all of the legions of horror fans out there, I have found that those who grew up in the 1980’s the toughest to please with the modern state of the genre. I’m not sure if it is because Jason and Freddy dominated the decade and horror was considered “cool,” or what. But these types are usually the first to turn their nose up at anything modern and say that it was predictable and “not scary at all.” I know this because I cut my teeth on horror and cinema during that decade and was raised by the two
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Castle Rock Returns to Hulu with Kingly Additions

The first season of Castle Rock on Hulu was a fun treat for Constant Readers of Stephen King. Even though the series had Easter eggs galore of his properties, including the fictional Maine town of the series namesake, there was only one real character from one of his works. With the return of Sheriff Alan Pangborn, the protagonist in two of his previous works, the first season felt left the unofficial sequel to Needful Things as the story was completely original with no consultation from the man himself. If the news today is any indication of where the second season
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First Teaser for AMC’s NOS4A2 Miniseries Warns Someone Bad is Coming

As the resident Stephen King fanboy of Geek Vibes Nation, it is my duty to pass that interest on to as many of you as possible. Just as it is King’s duty to have terrible nightmares and pass them all on to us. Obviously, one person he did this well with is his own son, Joseph King. Never heard of him? That’s probably because he didn’t want to use his father’s success to get a step ahead in the writing business and goes by the pen name of Joe Hill. As I am currently making my way through Hill’s universally
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Tony Todd Was Hurt Not to Be Included in New Candyman, But Gives His Blessing

Tony Todd is iconic when it comes to the Candyman series, but when it comes to Jordan Peele’s reboot, it’s looking like we aren’t going to get Todd back for his legendary role. Without any involvement on Todd’s part with the upcoming reboot, it seems that the seasoned actor was hoping that someone would have included him in the conversation, considering he’s been expressing for just about 20 years that he’d like to play the character again. ok for the record was I hurt by not receiving a **** phonecall? absolutely. am I sincere about giving new #candyman my blessing.
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