Category Archive: Movies and Books

Aug 16

Horror Movies Based on Books

That Aren’t by Stephen King   Everyone’s got a favorite horror movie.  But, I think you would agree, the ideas have to come from somewhere.  Many of these movies are based on or strongly influenced by books.  Let’s take a look. The Collector – John Fowles Film Adaptation starring Terence Stamp and Samantha Eggar, 1965. …

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Aug 03

Thriller Movie Review: Kidnap

Kidnap:  Every Parent’s Horror Movie In the US, a child goes missing every 40 seconds. You never think it will happen to you. Until it does. Alone and scared, Karla Dyson (Halle Berry) is unwilling to leave the fate of her son’s life in someone else’s hands. When she catches a glimpse of the abductors …

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Apr 03

Horror Movies-Original vs. Remakes – Battle One

So, you call yourself a horror movie fan?  Well, even as a middle of the road fan, meaning I won’t watch them at night, and if something is too gory or too much, I will turn it off to preserve my sanity.  Given that, I’ve seen a lot of scary movies, but even I was …

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Mar 30

Horror Movie Review -The Collingswood Story

Title The Collingsworth Story (2002) Synopsis A young girl staying in touch with her boyfriend via a webcam discovers an unimaginable horror linked to the house she just moved into. Genre Horror, Mystery, Thriller Opinion I’d started watching this movie some time ago.  Something happened where I couldn’t finish it, and I never got back …

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Mar 14

Horror Movie Review -The Invitation

Title: The Invitation Genre: Horror, Thriller, Drama Director: Karyn Kusama Writers: Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi IMDB Link:  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2400463/                 NO SPOILERS After seeing this movie on Netflix, I will never say…   I no longer want invitations to anyone’s dinner party.  Keep your invites, really.   Synopsis Will and Eden were once …

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Feb 12

Horror Movie Review -Train to Busan (Busanhaeng)

  Title: Train to Busan  – Busanhaeng (original title) Genre: Horror (Zombies), Thriller, Drama Director: Sang-Ho Yeon Writers: Sang-Ho Yeon IMDB Link:  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5700672/   NO SPOILERS Me after seeing this movie on Amazon Video: PLOT SYNOPSIS: (imdb.com) While a zombie-virus breaks out in South Korea, a couple of passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan. Before …

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Oct 27

Blogtoberfest – Loving Among the Dead Playlist

It’s been a while since my first zombie novel, Loving Among the Dead was released through Loose Id. However, no matter how long ago I’ve written a book, the characters stay with me for quite a while. It takes a lot to get into a characters personality- how he or she walks, talks, behaves and …

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Oct 27

Blogtoberfest – Stephen King’s Pet Sematary

Horror is different for everyone.  I don’t think the “experts” can agree on what horror is and thus there are tons of movies and books that represent the horror genre, as it should be. I also believe that horror is different depending on where you are in your life.  What’s represents horror for a twenty-year-old …

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Oct 07

Five Scary Books – Lori Titus

As a fun part of Blogtoberfest, I asked my artist friends to send me their top five scary movies or top five scary books.  The results were varied and interesting. According to Lori Titus: My top five scary books are:    5) Dark Rivers of the Heart by Dean Koontz 4) The Queen of the Damned by …

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Oct 07

Five Halloween Books for Scary Reading

Yes, we like the movies, but there’s nothing like a scary book to curl up with on a dark, blustery night.  When I lived alone, I used to scare myself to death with the sounds that I thought I heard when I was reading an especially scary book.  And the dog didn’t help when she …

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