Horror Classics: The House on Haunted Hill
Welcome back to the Horror Classics series! Last time we discussed Twins of Evil, the third entry in Hammer Studios' Karnstien Trilogy. Now, there are many more Hammer films to discuss but I can't only do those; I have to do other films too. With that in mind, I thought I'd share a personal favorite of mine: House on Haunted Hill.
‘Candyman’ (2021) Movie Review
Candyman (2021), the latest in the current trend of belated sequels to classic movies, is about Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II), an artist in Chicago who visits the now-gentrified Cabrini Green housing project and learns the legend of Candyman, a hook-handed, fur-coated supernatural killer who appears if you say his name five times while looking in a mirror. Inspired by the legend, Anthony creates an art installation meant to invite viewers to summon the titular killer. But of course, people around him begin to die, and his grip on reality starts to slip.
Once Touched, Twice Scarred
Mila was a kind soul. A tall slender woman, with soft African features complimenting her chocolate skin tone. She wore her hair in a parade of coloured braids, often donned by one of an array of colourful headscarves. Alongside interpretation of lost languages, she practised as a spiritual healer, often using crystals, homemade candles and herbs of which she would recommend different methods of use, dependant on the client and their purpose. Levi had always been fascinated with his mother's tattoos. They were an intricate mesh of beautiful patterns, wording that he could never read, images of distant lands and the strategic placement of constellations, decorating her skin. "Words and symbols of love and protection" she'd reassure his puzzled face "The truest words of the soul"
10 Horror Villains Who Have Emerged Since the Birth of the Millennium
While it can be argued that a lot of horror offerings since the year 2000 have been sub-par or have been reboots/remakes of classic horror stories, there have been a decent amount of villains that have really demonstrated how the film industry has changed the genre. Although not all of the villains we've been introduced to could be considered "original," we can all agree that the portrayal of them over the past 20 years in film and television has definitely given villains a resurgence and given audiences something to love or hate. They also give us a promising look forward into the future of the horror genre.
‘Candyman’ Review—Unsettling Scares
Who would have guessed that the end of the summer would bring us some of the most pleasant horror surprises of the year? First, we got The Night House, and now we’re getting a reboot of the Candyman series.
Broke Down House
There is something red on the lawn. It glistens below the pyrifolia tree. There is something red on the lawn. Coarse, bristling nettles. It glistens below the pyrifolia tree. There is something red on the lawn.
Driver for the Dead
She came to me while I slept. I was blurry eyed and still half asleep when I agreed, fetching my keys and wandering to the car. It was once in the car, with only the moon and the green of traffic lights scattering color across sodden blacktop, that I realized what was happening.
‘A Quiet Place Part II’ Movie Review
In director John Krasinski’s sequel to the 2018 runaway horror hit, the now-widowed Evelyn Abbott (Emily Blunt) and her three children, oldest Regan (Millicent Simmonds), middle child Marcus (Noah Jupe), and infant (unnamed and unattributed), find a reluctant ally in Emmett (Cillian Murphy), an old family friend turned expert survivalist. When the kids figure out that there are people hiding out on an island that’s supposedly uninhabited by the monsters, they find a glimmer of hope. But it turns out that the killer alien creatures aren’t the only adversaries they’ll have to face.
October 29, 1983: [Michele] “Hey. Whatcha doing for Halloween?” [Barb] “I dunno. Why don’t we drive up to that old cemetery by Sandy’s house?”
Haunted House Hustle
As we get to the colder months and the leaves begin to change there is one holiday that can really take your breath away. I, of course, am talking about Halloween and all the screams that come with it.
The wooden boards creaked from a heavy weight as my eyes flickered open. My head pounded while my throat begged for water. A loud hum buzzed in my ear. My long brown hair was matted from the silk pillow below my sweating head. Darkness swallowed me, causing my brain to want to panic. Dried blood coated my broken fingernails.
If you participated in the Summer Fiction Series, you should be able to empathise with the plight of Alex: having been kidnapped by a witch, Alex will only be allowed to live as long as he tells the witch a scary story every night. It's Goosebumps meets One Thousand and One Nights. Or it's a slightly more intense version of the SFS without any cash prizes.
Halloween series continuing from Un-Traditional Mother's "A Mother's Undying Love" story. https://vocal.media/fiction/a-mother-s-undying-love (read first)
How to Earn $1,300 Watching Horror Movies This October
Forget pumpkin spice and your Starbucks grande mocha latte whatever's! October is the spookiest month of the year, the month when horror fans live their best lives. We don’t need intrusions of coffee pleasantries! What better way to celebrate the month than by watching scary movies?
A Super Natural Tale
This story was told to me by one of my best ever friends , who we lost to cancer some twelve years back.I am still in touch with his widow , his sons and their families but this happened when we were in our teens.
For decades the Doomsday Clock stood as a beacon to humanity; a symbol of our proximity to The End. Years ticked by as the minutes danced forward and back. The Arms Race, Climate Change, and a Pandemic ticking out a rhythm. Mortal hands believed themselves insightful as they tugged the hands to and fro; but they did not know, could not see, that they were dancing her waltz; as she tugged us all closer to the end.
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