Entries by Lynn Sorel

DVD & Blu-ray Releases: October 4, 2016

DVD & Blu-ray Releases: October 4, 2016

This week’s releases include TV seasons of American Horror Story: Hotel, Preacher and Penny Dreadful. As for movies we have The Purge: Election Year and The Wailing, along with new special editions of several horror classics. You can view the complete list of this week’s horror releases below.

American Horror Story: Hotel [Blu-ray]

Starring:  Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett

Synopsis: Check in to the fifth season of the deliciously diabolical series from creators Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk, starring a killer cast that includes Lady Gaga – in her Golden Globe®-Winning role as The Countess – along with Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Matt Bomer, Denis O’Hare and Sarah Paulson. A string of grisly murders is traced back to the sinister, sensuous Countess (Gaga), an infamous resident of the stylish Hotel Cortez in downtown Los Angeles. American Horror Story: Hotel is a visually stunning, visceral feast. Come explore the hidden corridors of this fiendishly entertaining show with accommodating extras. read more read more

Trailer 3 for Syfy’s Channel Zero Released

Syfy has released a third trailer for it’s upcoming anthology series Channel Zero: Candle Cove, giving fans a closer look at what’s to come. According to Syfy, the “creepypasta”(user-generated horror stories that are published and passed around the Internet) based series, Candle Cove centers on one man’s obsessive recollections of a mysterious children’s television program from the 1980s, and his ever-growing suspicions about the role it might have played in a series of nightmarish and deadly events from his childhood. read more read more

Kristine Froseth Cast in TNT’s Let the Right One In

Deadline reported today that Kristine Froseth (Rebel in the Rye) has been cast in TNT’s upcoming pilot based on John Ajvide Lindqvist’s best selling novel “Let the Right One In.” Froseth will play vampire Eli, who was previously portrayed by Lina Leandersson in 2008’s Swedish movie adaptation of the same name, and Chloë Grace Moretz in 2010’s American adaptation Let Me In.

The story follows a young boy named Henry who is bullied by classmates, when he befriends a girl named Eli, who has recently moved to town. A series of murders begin occurring following Eli’s arrival, which draws the attention of local law enforcement. read more read more

DVD & Blu-ray Releases: September 27, 2016

DVD & Blu-ray Releases: September 27, 2016

This week’s releases include Nicolas Winding Refn’s Neon Demon, the Stephen King thriller Cell, along with new editions of An American Werewolf in London, Chopping Mall and Blood Diner. You can view the complete list of this week’s horror releases below.

Grimm: Season Five

Starring: David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby, Silas Weir Mitchell

Synopsis: At the heels of his mother’s beheading and Juliette’s “death,” Nick’s life has taken a turn he never expected. Having lost so much, Nick must now come to grips with fathering a child with his once sworn enemy, Adalind. With even more dangerous Wesen coming out of the shadows, the Black Claw uprising Team Grimm has been dreading is approaching in full force. Own all 22 episodes of Grimm: Season Five, the most chilling season of Grimm yet. read more read more

Annabelle 2 Trailer Debuts Early, Premiere To Face Heavy Competition

In order to get an early edge on its competition, the trailer for Annabelle 2, which doesn’t theaters May 19, 2017, was released earlier this week. In addition to the release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 just two weeks before, Annabelle 2 premieres the same day as popular upcoming films Bay Watch, The Nut Job 2, and Diary of Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul.

David F. Sandberg (Lights Out) directs the film, which is a prequel to Annabelle and The Conjuring. The story centers around the origin of the possessed doll, the dollmaker who created it and how the spirit of Annabelle Higgins first came to inhabit it. Anthony LaPaglia, Miranda Otto and Stephanie Sigman star. read more read more

Blair Witch – Review

Blair Witch – Review

By Lynn Sorel

Rating: 8 out of 10

Synopsis: After discovering a video showing what he believes to be his vanished sister Heather, James and a group of friends head to the forest believed to be inhabited by the Blair Witch.

Our Thoughts: Honestly, I was excited for Blair Witch when I first saw the trailer, however I wasn’t sure what to expect after hearing mixed reviews on the film. As a huge fan of the original film, and the found footage genre it created, I had to see it for myself. read more read more

New Trailer for Salem Season 3 Teases Hell Ahead

A new trailer for season 3 of WGN’s Salem teases the devil’s influence in Salem and the absolute chaos ahead this season. The witches have created a hell on earth, however it might not be exactly what they had in mind.

According to the official synopsis by WGN, “The third season of Salem dawns with the triumph of the witches’ plan to remake the New World by bringing the devil to earth and making Salem his capital. But the devil is a liar, and instead of a New World free from murderous Puritan hypocrisy, his own plan will bring nothing but death and slavery with the ultimate aim of leading humanity to destroy itself.” read more read more

DVD & Blu-ray Releases: September 20, 2016

DVD & Blu-ray Releases: September 20, 2016

This week’s releases includes a box set of Twin Peaks, Rich Fox’s The Blackout Experiments, and Sacrifice starring Radha Mitchell. You can view the complete list of this week’s horror releases below.

Cat People (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]

Starring: Simone Simon, Kent Smith

Synopsis: An American man marries a Serbian immigrant who fears that she will turn into the cat person of her homeland’s fables if they are intimate together. read more read more

The Real Trailer for American Horror Story Season 6 Released

Following the Season 6 premiere of American Horror Story last night, and a series of misleading promos, a new trailer revealing the theme, along with what is ahead this season, was released. Set in a true-crime docuseries format, My Roanoke Nightmare centers around a couple living in a farmhouse and the famous missing Colony.

Shelby (Sarah Paulson) and Matt (Cuba Gooding Jr.) move into a farmhouse in North Carolina, only to be terrorized by neighbors (Kathy Bates). The docuseries format is a departure from previous AHS seasons, while the home-centered story shows similarities of the first season of the show. read more read more

Tales of Halloween – Review

Tales of Halloween – Review

By Lynn Sorel

Rating: 9 out of 10

Synopsis: Ten stories are woven together by their shared theme of Halloween night in an American suburb, where ghouls, imps, aliens and ax murderers appear for one night only to terrorize unsuspecting residents.

Our Thoughts: Tales of Halloween offers a variety of gory, comedic stories in an inventive anthology collection that is sure to become a Halloween tradition for many.

Much like 2007’s Trick ‘r Treat, the stories are interlocking and center around one town on Halloween night. However, it doesn’t feel quite as solidly connected as Michael Dougherty’s film was. In Tales, Characters from other stories briefly cross paths with each other, rather than having meaningful interactions. Despite the similar idea and format, the comparisons end there. Both are unique and entertaining in their own ways. Fans of either film are likely to enjoy the other. read more read more