Thursday, October 28, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
1- those that purely entertain
2- those that disturb
3- those that sicken me to the point where I won't even review them
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
A novel of Supernatural horror
by Jane Toombs
From Double Dragon Publishing
When a hugger doll enters Hally Varney’s life she doesn't at first understand the danger. But Police Sergeant Clint Hendrick soon realizes that he should have paid more attention to his old granny’s superstitions. He’s discovered the hard way that hugger dolls do exist and he’s got to figure out how to get rid of this one before it kills any more people. Before it kills him...
As a reader who loves E.A.Poe, A. Merritt and H.P. Lovecraft. I've always wanted to write a horror story. Some of my paranormal is pretty dark, like my Moonrunner Trilogy, but it does have sort of " happy for now" endings, so it's not true horror even though what happens in the three books is horrific . I finally read about hugger dolls in a book about back hills superstitions and knew I had the central figure of a horror story. Since I'd been writing Harlequin romances and historical romances for Kensington before this it was quite a departure. ~ Jane
Monday, October 18, 2010
Three girls taunt a young boy, who is showing one of the major tendencies of a possible serial killer (eg. torturing and killing little animals.) They tattle on him. Years later, as a grown man, he sets his sights on these now young women.
There are no true scares, so-so camera work, and basically no logistical reason for the movie to exist. The acting rates a 5 on a scale of 10, but otherwise this film is riddled with trite scenarios. If you're looking for something to do a "Mystery Science Theater 3000" dialog to, this one's for you.
If you have a clown phobia, you might want to avoid this one.
Better yet, just go ahead and
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Most of the film takes place in a small house in the suburbs. A toxic gas escapes, and people run to their homes to try and prevent the fumes from entering. The hero of this film rushes home to his wife, only to discover she's not there.
Althought I'll admit the middle of the film was a tad slow, the ending is a major shocker. There's not a lot of gore, but this is a horror movie that doesn't need it. The horror is the nightmare these people are being subjected to, and a large part of the time I kept wondering how I would react in a similar situation. It's realistic, it's gritty, and - worse - it's damn believable.
Which is why my recommendation is:
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Now Barnes & Noble has PubIt! They're offering similar rates as Amazon (depending on the selling price). So now I'm over at B&N.
Wish me luck!
Monday, October 4, 2010
I don't know. This film has a multitude of kudos going for it, but for some reason I just couldn't get into it. The girl manages to outwit her abductor, and he gets his in the end. Okay, so tell me we haven't seen this scenario countless times before.
I will admit the acting was okay. The gore value was so-so. I really didn't have any problems with the movie other than the fact that it didn't scare me, and I really couldn't have cared less for the victim or the culprit.
My recommendation, therefore, is to:
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Eat brains. Don't get shotgunned.
I found a new app for my iPhone! And guess what - you can actually BUY the REAL dice game. But the app is super cool. You can set it up to play with other people who also have the app, or you can play one-on-one with the "computer" aptly named Dead Fred or Starvin' Marvin or Inert Bert. The object of the game is to be the first to eat 13 brains and not get shotgunned as a dismembered hand throws the virtual dice. Of course, the animated graphics are what make this game so much fun. Oh, and the "voice" of the zombie watching over you is a hoot.