Book reviews for horror fans; weather a sleepless night with literary accounts of hauntings, possessions, zombies, vampires and beyond.
The Watcher in the Window
It was a dark and stormy night, and Emily was home alone. She had always been a bit nervous about being home alone, but tonight, something felt different. There was an eerie silence that seemed to hang in the air, and she couldn't shake the feeling that she was being watched.
The Slit-Mouthed Woman
A terrifying Japanese urban legend Kuchisake-onna, or "Slit-Mouthed Woman", is a malevolent figure in Japanese urban legends and folklore. The kuchisake onna is the ghost of a woman who was mutilated and has come back to seek vengeance on the world. Her name comes from the deep, bloody gash which runs across her face, grinning from ear to ear. She appears at night to lone travelers on the road, covering her grizzly mouth with a cloth mask, a fan, or a handkerchief.
Animated bus stop horror story
This happened when I was 17 years old. I would go to the gym 3 to 4 times a week and ride the bus home. It was a Sunday and I had just missed my bus, so I had to wait longer for another one.
THE SHORT STORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY
It To look into it's specialized side, The Brief tale of Photography is an ideal prologue to the complexities of the structure. Writer Ian Haydn Smith addresses the main highlights of photography: classes, popular works, topics, and procedures, bringing about a balanced intensive lesson for inquisitive perusers.
THE MYSTERY OF ANCOL BRIDGE - Indonesia
Ancol Bridge (Jembatan Ancol) is considered one of the eeriest locations in Jakarta city. As a matter of fact, it isn’t as spooky as people say. It is the place where youth hang out on the weekends.
Rosemary's Baby: A Critique
FOR THOSE WHO'VE NEITHER READ THE NOVEL NOR SEEN THE MOVIE AND DON'T WANT TO BE SPOILED, THEN I SUGGEST YOU STOP READING HERE BECAUSE THIS ESSAY WILL ADDRESS THE ENDING AND HOW IT EXPLORES WOMEN'S BODILY AND SEXUAL AUTONOMY WITHIN PATRIARCHY.
The Fate of the Final Girl
With Jamie Lee Curtis taking her final bow as the iconic Laurie Strode in the closure of the long-running Halloween franchise, I decided that it would be a good time to take “Final Girls” by Riley Sager off of the shelf as a tribute to the woman who revolutionized and embodied the essence of strength and resiliency that it takes to be a final girl. Often attributed as the first real example of a final girl, Curtis’ character Laurie Strode was the sole survivor of Michael Myers’ attacks that fateful Halloween night, but Curtis’ character highlighted the emotional, physical, and psychological burden that can come from being a survivor.
Three Blood-chilling Horror Audiobooks by Latina Authors
As pumpkin spice season approaches, my thoughts turn to spooky stories. Thanks to Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, I’ve been exploring more of the terrifying worlds of horror created by the new wave of Latina authors.
Mr. Harrigan's Phone - A Netflix Movie Review
Please tell me I am not getting a call from the dead. Mr. Harrigan’s Phone is a 2022 Netflix film. From a young age, Craig befriends an elderly man named Mr. Harrigan. Sadly Mr. Harrigan passes away. Putting his phone with him in the coffin, Craig is shocked to get a message in return one night.
Stephen King's "Fairy Tale - a review
I’ve been keen on Stephen King ever since I picked up and read a collection of horror stories years ago: a thick hardback with the title Four Past Midnight to reflect the darkest stretches of the night hours.
A New, Old Terror
This is a dead horse trope that, true to its nature, refuses to stay in the grave. From vampire, jiangshi, and xidachane, the walking corpse has collected many names from many cultures. Renowned horror authors such as Bram Stoker, Mary Shelley, Ambrose Bierce, and H.P. Lovecraft have all been instrumental in influencing the exploration of the horrors of not only death but what lies beyond it.
Horror stories - Myths and Legends Based On Real Events - part 2
The internet is full of all kinds of horror stories, but most of them are just that - simple fantastical concoctions to tell friends around the campfire or in front of the fireplace on frosty winter evenings.