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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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Papercuts: A Passage In Black

Papercuts: A Passage In Black

Papercuts: A Passage In Black By Ryan “HB” Mount **Spoiler Free Review** As the fall approaches and the cool air fills the night, we all start to think about what lies ahead.  For many, Halloween is around the corner and horror movies begin to dominate our watching experiences.  However, this year, the best scary stories won’t be on film, but will be told on black and white pages.  That is because author, Cullen Bunn, releases his newest work, A Passage…

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Papercuts: Marvel's Chamber of Chills

Papercuts: Marvel's Chamber of Chills

Papercuts: Chamber of Chills from Marvel Comics By Ryan “HB” Mount   In the late 1960’s and into the 1970’s DC Comics was not the only producer of many horror genre comics.  Marvel seemed to be in an arms race against DC with the amount of horror comics they were producing at the exact same time. Chamber of Chills was just one of Marvel’s titles and it was published from November 1972 through November 1976 and ran for 25 issues….

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Papercuts: Vampirella: Part 2

Papercuts: Vampirella: Part 2

Last week we read two different launching points into the Vampirella franchise. Check out the full article here: This week, we take some time to examine some other famous teams to tackle the iconic vampire. Vampirella #1 (Dynamite) Since Vampirella landed at Dynamite, there have been four different #1 issues, including the forthcoming one written by Paul Cornell. This #1 was written by Kate Leth, of horror-writers.com’s favorite Spell on Wheels, but also known for her Marvel work on Patsy…

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10 Wikipedia Pages Every Horror Writer Needs To Read

10 Wikipedia Pages Every Horror Writer Needs To Read

We horror writers draw inspiration from everything. Every. Thing. Wes Craven credited A Nightmare on Elm Street to a story he read in the local paper. While the paranormal portion of The Amityville Horror may have been fictionalized, the shootings that occurred were not. Sometimes a real tragedy or mystery can act as a vehicle for the message we want to send, for the themes we want to emphasize. Last time around we talked about using Reddit for inspiration, and…

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Interview: 'The Snare' Writer/Director C.A. Cooper on the Screenwriting Process, Building Dread, and Alternate Endings

Interview: 'The Snare' Writer/Director C.A. Cooper on the Screenwriting Process, Building Dread, and Alternate Endings

January 7th just saw the theatrical and On Demand release of  C.A. Cooper’s psychological horror/thriller The Snare, which we praised as “90 minutes of disorienting dread.” Starring Eaoifa Forward, Dan Paton, Rachel Warren, The Snare follows, “three friends headed to the seafront for a drunken weekend, only to be imprisoned on the top floor of their holiday apartment by a malevolent paranormal force.” To celebrate the film’s introduction to American audiences, we spoke with screenwriter/director C.A. Cooper about storytelling, his writing…

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Creating characters: The Dungeons and Dragons method

Creating characters: The Dungeons and Dragons method

One thing we like to ask people is how they go about the arduous process of creating characters for their stories. While we’ve never had the same answer twice there have been a few standout answers and I’d like to discuss one of them today. It comes from our friend Charity Langley and it’s called The Dungeons and Dragons method. I’ll explain this the best that I can, but it helps if you have some knowledge of DnD beforehand. Basically,…

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Horror Writers 2016 Flash Fiction Contest Winner: "Christmas Blues", by E. Reyes

Horror Writers 2016 Flash Fiction Contest Winner: "Christmas Blues", by E. Reyes

Christmas Blues by E. Reyes   Barry felt he had to do it, but he was scared to death about the deadline that would ensue. The man in the black suit told him to think about it for a minute or two and either walk away or make a deal. The sun had just fallen behind the woods’ skeletal arms that touched the cold, crisp air. The sky was a cool purple and blue. Stars were beginning to shimmer enough…

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Review: The Mind's Eye

Review: The Mind's Eye

The Mind’s Eye Director: Joe Begos Starring: Graham Skipper, Lauren Ashley Carter, John Speredakos Runtime: 87 minutes Rating: Not Rated     Do you remember when body horror was dark, sexy, and too gory for children? Joe Begos remembers. In a DePalma-laced throwback to 70’s/80’s horror, Begos creates an alternate universe in the early 90’s in which gifted outliers with psychokinetic powers roam the country, avoiding attention and trying their best to live a normal life. Zack Connors (played by…

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Review: The Snare

Review: The Snare

The Snare Director: C.A. Cooper Starring: Eaoifa Forward, Dan Paton, Rachel Warren Production Company: Uncork’d Entertainment Runtime: 90 minutes Rating: Not Rated Watch: In theaters and On Demand Jan. 6th, 2017 Summary: Three friends head to the seafront for a drunken weekend, only to be imprisoned on the top floor of their holiday apartment by a malevolent paranormal force.     When Alice followed a rabbit and descended into Wonderland, she had no idea what she was in for, and…

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