Most recently published stories in Horror.
The Demon of 22nd Avenue
In life, people are shaped by the things they experience. Some experiences can cause profound changes while others cause very little change if any. For me, one experience stands out above all the rest. This experience caused me to realize that not all things can be explained. Even once experienced, you still question just what you saw, heard, and felt. You wrestle with your mind trying to make sense of what happened all the while questioning your sanity.
Lampago Part II
On the far side of that squalid living room, Rudy fussed over a fourth-hand electric stove while Duncan sat half-awake at a card table, their father's card table, waiting with a paper plate. Rudy looked passably human now that he shaved off his beard and muttonchops, put on his green Wigman's Grocery shirt and apron, hid his paw-hands inside cheap gloves, hid his tail inside his black slacks, and squeezed his hindpaws into shoes. Duncan, meanwhile, looked pert in his school uniform of a blue vest over a black polo shit and khaki slacks.
The Worst Horror Movies of 2017
Horror movies already don't have a particularly good reputation in the film critic world—and it's easy to see why. These movies are often poorly written, overly campy, and at times, will rely on cheap jump scares or splatter to get their "scary" point across.
Was It a Coincidence?
Everything just seemed to happen so fast.. I never even had time to recover from one death before another one happened. I was only in elementary school when all of this occurred. The first death being my choir teacher and the high school basketball team, the second death was my uncle, and the third...my newborn nephew—all occurred in January of 2008. Ten years later and I’m still not sure if it was my mind playing tricks on me because I was overwhelmed with all the sudden deaths of loved ones and people whom I cared for or if it actually happened.
The Cecil Hotel
When it comes to hotels, most of them are name brand. You see the same old signs for Windgate and the Marriot, with their offers of free breakfast and complimentary hot tub hours. There aren't many privately owned hotels left in this world, singular industry slowly becoming dominated by larger chains.
Best Horror Movies of 2017
Horror movies will always be popular because nothing is more exciting to see in the theatre then a creepy film that has you on the edge of your seat. A well-executed horror film is not easy to pull off, it takes a subtle hand who really knows when to go for it and when to hang back and build tension, and for this reason there is no shortage of terrible ones.
Answers From the Past Part 2
The night was a slow night at the restaurant. Rarely did we have food left over to donate to the homeless shelter, but that night we did. I stayed late and helped grandpa get everything ready to take over.
My In-depth Review/Retrospective of Phantasm
The Review: Hello and welcome to my first review. Phantasm is a film that is very close to my heart. This is due to the fact that it is one of the few movies that consistently frighten me with each consecutive viewing. Which for me, is rare within the American slasher genre. As I really don't scare so easily.
*10 years ago* I was just laying in bed, watching my favorite YouTubers, and eating some chips, slowly dozing off but fighting the urge to fall asleep. The video was almost over anyway, might as well finish it. But my body had other plans. All of a sudden, I couldn't breathe, I couldn't move, there was a ringing in my ears, and all I could see was straight into the eyes of...something. It was a black mass, almost having a human figure, but things were just not quite right to say it was human. It had big, glowing eyes that seemed to not allow me to look away, and a mouth full of sharp teeth, dripping with blood. It was moving towards me from the corner of my room. It reached out its hand as it glided over, its limbs too long to be natural.
A Dog's Dream
Advancing towards me with that evil grin, a look of death in his eye; “Scott!!” My owner screams in my defense, but her words don’t do anything. He grabs me, lifting me off the ground. I can’t fight it. He walks over to the railing and hovers me over it. All I see looking down is the far away asphalt where I will die if he lets go.
Movie Review: 'Corpse Party'
In making a movie out of a video game, there is a lot of risk involved. In one, you risk alienating the loyal fanbase that game has, or simply making a mockery of it. The Super Mario Bros. movie had a few good things going for it, a few nods to the game series, otherwise, it was a title about and otherworldly dystopian world with little to do with the source material, and sadly, the bad outweighed the good. Then came Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Resident Evil, I could go on. In fact, these days, you see more movies based on games than the other way around, especially when Acclaim was still in business during the 16-bit era. Another thing to consider is most of these game franchises were created in Japan, with American and Canadian film studios making the movies.
The adventurer strode boldly along the grey and dusty path, weary from his latest escapade, although he did not show it. He was walking for ten minutes or more, when he came across a set of old stone steps. They were wide, with what clearly used to be a magnificent marble balustrade, but were now cracked and crumbling.