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Panel of Experts: Do you feel it is better for a book or story to be classified as horror or mystery or literature?

Question: Do you feel it is better for a book or story to be classified as horror or mystery or literature? Yes! This feature marks the return of’s popular Panel of Experts series! Part of the study of library science is figuring out how to categorize books to make them findable and comparable. Book […]

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Eli – A House Of Secrets

— WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD! — Netflix’s Eli is a horror movie directed Ciarán Foy that tells the story of a boy (Charlie Shotwell) who suffers from an auto-immune disease that causes him to be unable to be in contact with the outside world, always needing to be in a sterile environment and having to wear […]

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Us – A Vile Untethering

— WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD! — Us is a horror movie that stars Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex, Elisabeth Moss, and Tim Heidecker, and is directed by Jordan Peele. It tells the tale of a family that, while on a vacation at their beach house, gets attacked by a group of people […]

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In The Tall Grass – An Eerie Excursion To The Unknown

Based on Stephen King and Joe Hill’s novel, In The Tall Grass tells the story of Becky (Laysla De Oliveira) and her brother Cal (Avery Whitted), who are on their way to San Diego, when Becky, who is pregnant, starts feeling sick, causing them to stop somewhere in the middle of their journey so she […]

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Marianne – First Impressions

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From the minds of Samuel Bodin and Quoc Dang Tran, Marianne is an upcoming Netflix exclusive series that is scheduled to release on September 13th, 2019. This new horror show tells the tale of a young novelist who discovers that the horrors she has written about in her books have actually now seeped into the […]

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HBO Adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects

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I always recommend reading the book, so I’m going to recommend you read all of deliciously dark writer Gillian Flynn’s oevre. That said, who couldn’t be excited about Sharp Objects being adapted into an HBO miniseries starring Amy Addams Adams. I love the way Amy Adams emotes as an actress, so I always want to […]

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Speculating Saw: Deep Deconstruction of the SAW Franchise

The infamous Saw franchise started back in 2004 and was immediately met with mixed reviews. For the most part, they’re the sort of movies that you love, hate, or love to hate, and people usually form pretty strong opinions about them. Regardless of personal views about the films, it’s hard to deny the massive impact […]

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Dark Humor Zine BLT Kickstarter Closing Soon

Edgy punk and underground humor zine Black Leather Times is compiling all their many issues into one huge compendium, with help from crowdfunding leader Kickstarter and we’re looking forward to getting our hands on the project. One of my favorite issues is all about cannibalism and includes detailed ‘How To’ instructions on making authentic shrunken […]

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Hellbound Heart and Scarlet Gospels

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Attention Clive Barker fans: St. Martin’s Press have announced a release date for the novel that will end the Hellraiser mythology; The Scarlet Gospels is due May of 2015! This is exciting news considering the original novella that started it all, The Hellbound Heart, was first published in 1986—nearly thirty years ago! There are so […]

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The Pyramid

The Pyramid (2014) looks like Alien Versus Predator (2004) only the climate is a lot hotter and the archaeological survey team are not packing as much heat. Holden (Denis O’Heare—True Blood) leads a survey team through an unearthed and spooky three-sided pyramid in the Egyptian desert despite objection from the local authorities. There are traps […]

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