Monday, June 28, 2010

Monday Movie Review - GNAW

I knew from the moment I saw this cover that I had to see this movie.  I don't why I have a fascination with cannibalism, but I felt like it would be a good Saturday afternoon no-brainer, if nothing else.

Sigh.  When will I ever learn?

Six young twenty-somethings take a trip to a desolated farm out in the middle of nowhere (now tell me you've never heard that one before!).  Except in this case, it's the English countryside.  They become the guests of the family living there who, they later discover, are a family of cannibals.

Ever heard the line "I'm having an old friend for dinner?"

The kills are not too bad.  There's lots of blood.  But this movie lacks the one crutial element -- we the viewers don't care if these twenty-somethings survive.  On top of that, the ending is pretty predictable.  All in all, not a bad flick, but you've seen it already in one form or another.

If you have nothing else to watch, if all the good stuff is already rented out, then I suggest you:

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Tontine Massacre - Reality Has a Price

I discovered the Facebook page for Tontine Massacre, which took me straight to FearNet, which gives a lot more detail about the "movie", and includes a trailer.

Check it out.  Its premise is based on reality based shows like Survivor, but with disasterous results.  If you like movies such as Quarantine ([REC]), Blair Witch, the infamous Battle Royale, and the more recent Paranormal Activity, this looks to be right up your alley.  I know I'm definitely going to try to catch it.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Zombie Food Pyramid

My braiiiiiin can't recall where I first saw this, but huge hungry kudos to the creator!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Monday Movie Review - NECROSIS (aka Blood Snow)

Good premise - check.
Good looking DVD cover - check.
Good movie - uhhhh...

After six friends arrive at a mountain cabin for a long weekend, a monstrous snowstorm traps them. Soon the spirits of the Donner Party -- frontier settlers who resorted to cannibalism in a similar snowstorm -- begin to haunt them. As they start turning on each other, it's not clear whether the ghosts are real or the result of their fear.

Six twenty-somethings, trapped in the middle of nowhere, in the middle of a snowstorm where no one can escape to find help.  And, of course, the phones don't work.  Being hunted by figures in the dark that aren't scary.  The blood is there, but the kills aren't spectacular.  It's more of a who-can-seduce-whom via hot tub and bikinis, and then let's go snowmobiling. 

Sadly, I almost couldn't finish this, but I was curious to find out who survived.

My recommendation: 

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Here you go!  Re-live your childhood AND get your bite on!  Dover Publications now has a set of paper dolls featuring all your vampy friends, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, True Blood, and Twilight.

And while you're at it, add the glow-in-the-dark vampire stickers for the kids.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

E I E I O is Now Available on Fictionwise, and 15% Off!

But hurry!  This sale only lasts a week!

You can buy it here.



A horrific short story
by Gail Smith
Red Rose Publishing
ISBN# 978-1-60435-660-1
Word Count: 11.7

Old MacDonald had a farm, E I E I O
And on this farm he had some pigs, E I E I O
With a hack hack here, and a chop chop there,
Here a shriek, there a scream
Everywhere the blood streams...
Old MacDonald had a farm, E I E I O

In rural Georgia in 1931, a man was lucky to get any kind of work. Which was why Cletus Pink felt he'd been blessed when an old farmer named MacDonald offered him a job. But what was making the horrific sounds coming from the main house? Worse, why was there always fresh blood oozing out from underneath the kitchen's back door?

Read an excerpt here.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Monday Movie Review - THE DESCENT, Part 2

Notice the title says "Part 2"?  Not "The Decent 2".  That's because this isn't a second telling of the first movie.  It's a continuation.  In fact, it starts with only a couple of days having passed between the end of the original, and this one.

When the sole survivor emerges from the caves beneath the Appalachian Mountains, rescue workers force her to go back under to help rescue others of her party who may still be alive.

I will say, if you've seen the first movie, then the original terror of facing the subterrainean dwellers is not the main focus of this movie.  In fact, you KNOW the rescue workers are going to come face-to-face with the creatures.  And you KNOW some of them (or all?) are going to die.  It's waiting for that shock and thrill that makes this movie as good as the original, in my honest opinion.

Get the set! Then watch them back-to-back. The two blend seamlessly!

Which makes my recommendation:

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Horror 4 Sale!

You can get them here.  Just $3 each, which includes postage!
And check out the other magazines available while you're there.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Monday, June 7, 2010

Monday Movie Review - THE FINAL

This movie is going to disturb a lot of people, not so much because of its content, which is pretty gruesome, but because of the controvery it might create due to the subject matter.

What happens when a small group of nerds, aka outsiders, wimps, whatever you want to call them, decide they've had enough of a larger bunch of rich, snobby, harassing bullies?

Answer:  You invite them to a party out in the middle of nowhere so that no one can hear the bullies' screams while the wimps get their bloody revenge.

This is probably (at least so far in what I've viewed) the strongest and best entry in the After Dark Horrorfest 4 collection.  Strong cast, strong movie, strong images, strong everything!  Halfway through this movie, I thought to myself, "There's only one way this movie can end," and when it came, I was still in shock.

My recommendation:

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Zombie Awareness Month

Crap!  I missed it!

May was Zombie Awareness Month, but luckily I found this fantastic blog site, which I'm adding to my links below.


Thursday, June 3, 2010

Now Available - JOURNAL!

Now Available!

A novella of horror, zombies, and the apocalypse
by Gail Smith (Linda Mooney w/a)

The handwritten account of one woman's struggle to survive in a world gone DEAD.

Something has happened to the world, and now the living are gradually becoming the living dead. This is the story of one young woman's struggle to live a life that has no future.

You can get JOURNAL at Amazon for Kindle, or click this link to get it in ePUB, MOBI, html, PDF, or print.