Horror

The Brides of High Hill by Nghi Vo: Riveting Monsters

The Cleric Chih accompanies a beautiful young bride to her wedding to the aging ruler of a crumbling estate situated at the crossroads of dead empires. The bride’s party is welcomed with elaborate courtesies and extravagant banquets, but between the frightened servants and the cryptic warnings of the lord’s mad son, they quickly realize that […]

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A Haunting in the Artic by C. J. Cooke: Dark and Haunting

A  deserted shipwreck off the coast of Iceland holds terrors and dark secrets in this chilling horror novel from the author of The Lighthouse Witches. The year is 1901, and Nicky is attacked, then wakes on board the Ormen, a whaling ship embarked on what could be its last voyage. With land still weeks away,

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The Butcher of the Forest by Premee Mohamed: Eloquent Imagery

At the northern edge of a land ruled by a merciless foreign tyrant lies a wild, forbidden forest ruled by powerful magic. Veris Thorn―the only one to ever enter the forest and survive―is forced to go back inside to retrieve the tyrant’s missing children. Inside await traps and trickery, ancient monsters, and hauntings of the

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Island Witch by Amanda Jayatissa: Powerful and Emotional

Set in 19th century Sri Lanka and inspired by local folklore, the daughter of a traditional demon-priest—relentlessly bullied by peers and accused of witchcraft herself—tries to solve the mysterious attacks that have been terrorizing her coastal village. Being the daughter of the village Capuwa, or demon-priest, Amara is used to keeping mostly to herself. Influenced

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Lisa Frankenstein: Demented Fun

I love monster films and I truly love Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. I saw the trailer and was incredibly excited to see what this twist on the original story would bring. After watching the film, I found Kathryn Newton wacky, Cole Sprouse charismatic and the entire film was demented fun take on the original tale.  “Lisa

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“Night Swim”: Taps into Primal Fears

From the first moment I saw trailers of “Night Swim”, I was intrigued. The concept that the horror revolves around a swimming pool was interesting, especially since for a lot of people, like myself, a swimming pool equates with summer fun, not fear. But in this film, it taps into primal fears of drowning, portals,

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Good Girls Don’t Die by Christina Henry: Incredibly Engaging

Celia wakes up in a house that’s supposed to be hers. There’s a little girl who claims to be her daughter and a man who claims to be her husband, but Celia knows this family—and this life—is not hers… Allie is supposed to be on a fun weekend trip—but then her friend’s boyfriend unexpectedly invites

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“Five Nights at Freddy’s”: Zero Scares

I really was interested in this film from the trailers. I liked the concept and it looked like it might at least be creepy. I am not familiar with the game but a good horror film can still work even if you don’t know all the background. For “Five Nights at Freddy’s”, it has a

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“Totally Killer”: Totally Fun

In “Totally Killer”, the film combines time travel with a serial killer, sending the heroine to the eighties to try to save her mother. The trailers and premise made me want to watch the movie, especially since it seemed to promise the campy fun of the eighties. After watching the movie on Amazon Prime, I

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