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New Teaser for THE BEAUTY OF HORROR: A GOREGEOUS COLORING BOOK Released

Over the last few years, adult coloring books have gained enormous popularity as relaxing and therapeutic. Well, if you’re inner child is Wednesday Addams, you’re probably counting the days until you can get your hands on “The Beauty of Horror.”

Scheduled for a Halloween release “The Beauty of Horror: A Gorgeous Coloring Book” is the brainchild of Horror Comic Award winner and Life of Agony Bassist Alan Robert.  According to Roberts, “Bookstores are filled with coloring books for adults, but there’s a huge void for the kind of creepy art that horror fans like me want to color, so I decided to create my own,” Robert explains. “The world needs a book like this to cut through the mandalas! It’s art therapy for the abnormal…and trust me, there are plenty of us.” read more

Robert E. Dunn Discusses “Motorman”

By Jay Kay

The love of the car culture, movie monsters, music, long drives to the middle of nowhere, a beautiful woman or… women all are connected to different parts of our lives. For author Robert E. Dunn, his latest book on the “Necro Publishing” house brings all these elements together in a trippy, dangerous, and dream like purgatory that one man named Johnny Burris must motor through facing his destiny as attraction sits heavy in the air, the blue lights shine above and monsters are the norm within this lost town. Robert took some time out to talk about one of his latest works and the impact being an army brat had on him, fast cars as well as music in writing. read more

Stranger Things – Review

It’s been a really, really long time since I was captivated by a television show the way that I was, and am, captivated by Stranger Things.

After hearing the whispers about ST at my job a few weeks ago and then scrolling by a few people discussing it on the trusty old Facebook machine, my wife and I decided to give the show a whirl last week…we were both fascinated from episode one.

The show, set in Indiana 1983, opens with a scientist frantically scurrying down the corridor of a dimly lit lab toward an elevator. It’s clear that he is trying to escape from something and you can tell by the tension-filled score that something bad is on its way. As he finally makes it into the elevator and the doors begin to close, it seems like he might make it; that is, of course, until he’s snatched up by something on the ceiling. Immediately, the action music stops and we’re transported to the basement of a suburban home where four pre-teen boys are engrossed in a Dungeons and Dragons campaign. read more

Kill of the Week – CTHorrorFest – Special Guest Edition – Kevin Van Hentenryck

With Connecticut HorrorFest almost upon us, we continue to feature some of our special guests and some of their most memorable on-screen kills.  This week we feature Kevin Van Hentenryck, who played Duane Bradley in the cult-classics Basket Case (1982)

The Plot: Duane arrives in NYC carrying what appears to be simple basket.  We soon discover that it hold his horribly disfigured Siamese twin brother Belial.  The two are on a quest to exact revenge on the medial staff that forcibly separated them years earlier. read more

Stephen King’s “The Cell” Hits Theaters

While sizing up movie night for this week, you may want to check out Stephen King’s “The Cell” which stars John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson. The apocalyptic film, based on King’s best-selling 2006 novel is brought to the big screen and VOD this Friday, July 8th. Centering around an attack on the human race through their cell phones…it appears King may be onto something here.  With a generation of people attached to their cell phones, is this the easiest way for our enemies to attack?  Does the almighty smartphone control us and turn us into zombies or “Phoners”?  See synopsis below: read more

John Carpenter on The Walking Dead and Horror Consumerism

Horror icon John Carpenter, the man behind the some of the genre’s most classic films weighed in on “The Walking Dead” and the current state of horror on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast.   When referring to AMC’s top rated show he said, That was a movie that George Romero made back in ’68 [Night of the Living Dead] and they have milked…people have milked it and they’re STILL milking it. It’s unreal.”  He also suggested that the horror genre wasdue for a resurgence.” 

What do our hardcore horror fans think?  Is it time for less rehash and more innovation? read more

Feed the Black Review

While dealing with the loss of her mother, a young woman is torn between two worlds – one of good and one of evil. As her unattached state of mind weakens, she turns to drugs and during an overdose, hallucinates to the recollection of her past. Before death, she is faced with her final judgement. For the better of mankind, she will have to make a choice. Her choice, a predetermined path to darkness.

Having never seen any of Klayton Dean’s work, I had no idea what to expect when he sent me his thirty minute short titled Feed the Black. Well…holy shit. To say that this film is a complete shock to the senses is an understatement at best. It begins with a black screen and an eerie voice-over accompanied by low, hypnotic chanting. The speaker asks you to close your eyes as he sets a somber tone. After nearly five minutes of thought-provoking suggestions, the film begins. read more

“Vicki Beautiful”-Review & Insight with Author Somer Canon

By: Jay Kay

“Vicki Beautiful”-Review & Insight with Author Somer Canon

“A lot of this was personal. I took from a lot of experiences. Something that always stayed with me is how little we do with our loved ones. We expect someone else to handle the details.” – Somer Canon

Dreams are powerful visions of our emotions, fears, beliefs, goals and fantasies. When we dream, many sift through our mind like sand returning to an endless beach. Very rarely do we have a dream that sticks with us, inspires us and twists the way we think about our life and mortality. For Somer Canon, it all began with a lasting and morbid dream surrounding a dinner party and the realization that the host turned out to be a macabre yet beautiful entree on her plate. Chilling isn’t it? Canon’s dream helped to spark the idea for what would be “Vicki Beautiful”. “It stayed with me for days. I sat down finally one day and wrote Vicki’s letter to her friends.” That letter as well as suffering from insomnia and crazy dreams for quite a while help to craft and cultivate the idea. Canon discussed this during her appearance on “The Horror Happens Radio Show” about her mindset for her debut novel this past April. This was also one of the last books published through the now defunct “Samhain Publishing”. read more

DVD & Blu-ray Releases: April 5, 2016

DVD & Blu-ray Releases: April 5, 2016

 

Parasyte – Maxim Collection 1 [Blu-ray]

Starring: Brittney Karbowski

 

Synopsis: It’s the ultimate nightmare. One minute Shinichi Izumi is a normal teenager asleep in his bed. The next he’s been infected with a deadly parasitic organism determined to devour his brain and turn his body into the planet Earth’s new apex predator. But Shinichi partially foils the attack and, instead of being consumed, finds that the creature known as Migi has taken the place of his right hand. Now forced to share the same body, the two must become unwilling allies. Migi isn’t the only one of his kind, and unless human and parasyte work together, they’ll both be killed as abominations. Prepare yourself for a horrifying new world where the survival of the fittest and the survival of the human race are no longer the same thing. Monsters lurk behind every corner and every face as the human race becomes prey in PARASYTE – THE MAXIM! read more

Horror Hunting! Edition #9

         Welcome to another installment of Horror Hunting!, as August officially kicks into gear.  The waning summer weeks also give us some of the best horror conventions of the year (CT Horrorfest, August 23rd, Waterbury, CT!!!), which makes this one of the more exciting times to be a horror fan all around.  In this edition of HH!, we’ll be taking a look at the ultimate horror gag gift for that horror fanatic friend of yours, sure to please their hardcore sensibility.  And of course, collectors of all things ghoulishly vintage will get a kick out of our old-school pick of the week.  Without further adieu….. read more