Brinkworth’s Basement – The Taking of Deborah Logan review

Brinkworth’s Basement – The Taking of Deborah Logan review

The Taking Of Deborah Logan ( 2014 – Shudder US) A ‘Found Footage’ film that feels different. It’s being filmed for a PHD thesis on Alzheimer’s and the effects on the primary caregiver. The subjects are a mother and daughter. First things first, the acting is well above most found footage, with the mother being the standout performer. It starts off just kinda sad, but then shit starts to get EFFED. Some definite freaky shit going on here. Of course…

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Monday Mailbag – We’re Back (A Dinosaur Story?)

Monday Mailbag – We’re Back (A Dinosaur Story?)

Numerous greetings and salutations upon you. Welcome to our first Mailbag Monday. Let’s get this rolling shall we? Favourite temperature and cut of steak? Gonna go with the assumption that the temperature refers to the steak and not weather but I’ll answer it both ways. For steak, I love a medium-rare prime rib cut. It’s juicy and with the right sides (mushrooms, a nice red-wine sauce) there is no better bang for your dinner buck. Also, I like those stupid…

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Starfish – Review

Starfish – Review

Starfish Cosmic Horror Directed by: A.T. White Starring: Virginia Gardner Synopsis: Gardner stars as Aubrey, a young woman suffering from the death of a close friend. When a mysterious signal from an unknown dimension summons the end of days, its appears as if only Aubrey is left on earth. Trapped in the apartment of her recently deceased best friend, the only clue she has is a single cassette left behind after her friends death, labeled: “THIS MIXTAPE WILL SAVE THE WORLD.”…

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STARFISH Unveils New Dreamlike Illustrated Theatrical Poster

STARFISH Unveils New Dreamlike Illustrated Theatrical Poster

  From press release: With reality rapidly fraying at the edges, Aubrey finds herself following a string of clues left after the death of her best friend. Clues leading to a mysterious signal that could save the world. In Starfish Virginia Gardner (Halloween 2018, Marvel’s The Runaways) stars as Aubrey, a young woman suffering from the death of a close friend. When a mysterious signal from an unknown dimension summons the end of days, it appears as if only Aubrey…

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Starfish – Release dates, details and trailer

Starfish – Release dates, details and trailer

From press release: Yellow Veil Pictures and 1091 Media’s The Orchard have released the first trailer for upcoming cosmic horror *Starfish*, featuring a dazzling lead performance from Virginia Gardner (Halloween 2018, Marvel’s The Runaways). The film begins it’s theatrical roadshow tour starting in NYC on March 13 with a rollout in other cities through late April, followed by the Digital/VOD release May 28. Full list of theatrical dates can be found below. Gardner stars as Aubrey, a young woman suffering…

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The Eynes Anthology Book One – Horror/Supernatural Comic!

The Eynes Anthology Book One – Horror/Supernatural Comic!

The Eynes Anthology collects 10 stories from 22 Creators and will be published in the Winter of 2019.  It’s currently up on Kickstarter and can use your help. It has beautiful artwork and comes to us from a diverse set of creators from all over the world.  You can find the kickstarter here Keep up to date on information and preview the artwork by going to their website here      

White Pines: a novel and audiobook from author Gemma Amor

White Pines: a novel and audiobook from author Gemma Amor

If you’re a sucker for a good Supernatural Mystery have we got a treat for you.  Gemma Amor (NoSleep Podcast, Shadows At The Door, Grey Rooms, Whispers In The Night) is crowdfunding her new novel. It’s about a journalist investigating a town that disappears. If you like stories about ghost towns (Centralia, PA) this might be something for you. Please consider supporting Gemma on Kickstarter here If you want to check out her first novel, Cruel Works of Nature: 11…

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Separating Creativity and Depression – Zack Long

Separating Creativity and Depression – Zack Long

I am a writer who has attempted suicide but we’ll get back to that later. There is an attitude within the public sphere that creativity and depression and intertwined. Look no further than the “27 Club” or the archetype of the alcoholic writer. Believe this to be true, it makes sense in a sick kinda way if you think about: Only a soul that had seen true darkness could create such light – there’s a duality to the troubled creative…

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Dreams of Desolation

Dreams of Desolation

In December of 2017 we put out an anthology of short stories featuring our favourite writers. As a way of saying thank you for sticking with us we’d like to offer it to you for free. Just click here to download. Thank you for everything and here’s to 6 more years of horror.

Interview – Manen Lyset, Lord of the Gourds

Interview – Manen Lyset, Lord of the Gourds

How long have you been writing for? I just celebrated my 4th Writingversary (as I like to call it) back in October. That said, I’ve been doing text-based role playing for over 20 years, so I’ve always written in some form or another. And now the jig is up. You know my terrible secret, I’m a nerd. I know, I hid it SO WELL. What is it about horror that made you think ‘This is the genre for me’? I’ve…

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Listen to Shawn join the Deadman’s Tome podcast

Listen to Shawn join the Deadman’s Tome podcast

Hey everyone, I joined Mr. Deadman and Bo Chappell on the Deadman’s Tome podcast. We talked about the rebirth of the website, The Matrix, Cockygate, Religion, Politics and much much more. It was a blast and I was happy to be invited on. Listen to “Bo Chappell with Shawn of Horror Writers” on Spreaker. Check out Mr.Deadman on his own website and consider picking up a book or two.  

Strangers: Prey at Night Review

Strangers: Prey at Night Review

(Caution: Minor spoilers ahead.)   I have not seen The Strangers. I went into this “sequel” with no prior knowledge of the first film and I think Strangers: Prey at Night stands well on its own. You don’t need to see the first one to follow it. From what I’ve read they aren’t really related. So, it’s not a sequel in the sense that it’s a continuation of a story, but it does share the same villains. Those villains though……

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