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Monster Guide, Halloween on Halloween, Evil Stuff

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Frightfest Guide: Monster Movies

For those of us who still know how printed books work (no swiping left or right required), you might wanna swipe, uh, I mean, purchase the just released The Frightfest Guide to Monster Movies (Dark Heart of Cinema), written by longtime horror movie critic and Fangoria writer/editor, Michael Gingold. The price? A mere $24.93 with free shipping from Amazon Prime™. (If you live in England Town and order from Fabpress.com, it’ll set you back 20£ or “quid”. (Translation: $26.38 U.S.)

Frightfest Guide: Monster Movies

From the book’s press release: “Celebrated writer, editor, and critic Michael Gingold traces the history of the genre from the silent movies all the way through to the present day. From Universal Studios legends such as Frankenstein’s Monster and the Wolf Man, to the big bugs, atomic mutants and space invaders that terrorized the ’50s, to the kaiju of Japan and the ecological nightmares of the ’70s and ’80s, to the CG creatures and updated favorites of recent years — they’re all here.”

Frightfest Guide: Monster Movies

Guess I’ll have to raid the quid swear jar and get a copy. There might not be enough shillings in there, so time to start cussing like an Irish longshoreman at last call. While I practice yelling “shite” at the top of my lungs, here are a few recently released and upcoming horror I swear you may or may not watch…

The Invoking 3: Paranormal Dimensions

THE INVOKING 3: PARANORMAL DIMENSIONS (available now)
“Hundreds of disturbing paranormal events occur every year. Most of these terrifying encounters go unreported – until now. Enter the disturbing world of The Invoking 3: Paranormal Dimensions, where the undead come to wreak havoc upon the living. Grim Reapers, evil poltergeists, satanic forces and conjured spirits will feed off your fear and drag you into the abyss of waking nightmares.”

How this movie isn’t about alcohol abuse is beyond me. I see this stuff ALL THE TIME whilst excessively imbibing.

10/31

10/31 (October 31, 2017)
“A new horror anthology in the vein of V/H/S (2012) and Creepshow (1982) brings an ensemble cast together to spin twisted tales of the macabre. The poster is by Travis Smith who’s designed artwork for Metallica, Slayer, Avenged Sevenfold, Opeth and others.”

Cool poster. Hope the movie is as good. I like anthologies as my attention span is dwindling by the…

Live Evil

LIVE EVIL (October 31, 2017/Amazon/VOD)
“When a small college town police station is besieged by ‘Evil’ on a sleepy Halloween night, Pete, the sheriff, and Hancock, his loyal deputy, are thrown into the middle of holy chess game that could destroy the town, and possibly the world.”

Shouldn’t that be UNholy chess game? Why would Evil play a holy game? That’s like playing golf with bowling balls.

I Remember you

I REMEMBER YOU (November 10, 2017/DVD/VOD)
“After a woman hangs herself in a church, a new psychiatrist discovers she was obsessed with the disappearance of his eight-year-old son, who vanished three years earlier. Meanwhile, three city dwellers are restoring a house when they realize it is haunted, and a mysterious child named Bernodus, who disappeared 60 years earlier, is discovered as the link between the two groups.”

[Disclaimer: Already brought this to your attention a few months ago. This is the updated U.S. key art and a whole new pithy commentary.] Who names their kid “Bernodus”? Is he Greek? Are the names Jacob Marley or Casper not spooky enough? And why would a woman hang herself in a church? What, tying a rope around your neck and stepping off a wobbly stool not sufficiently religiously offensive?

Hear’s To Horror

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Masters of Horror: Sounds Like

In the unusual but resonating Masters of Horror: Sounds Like (2007), a nine-to-five white collar schlub with the personality of an occasional pillow, Larry Pearce has the right last name as even the smallest of noises sound as loud as a heavy metal concert.

Masters of Horror: Sounds Like

Wasn’t always that way for the supervisor at a software phone help line. One day while out sailing toy boats in a quiet lake, Larry hears his son’s innards laboring to do their job they were designed to do. A trip to the doctor reveals that the boy is beyond help and that there is NO HOPE. The grief of losing his son gives Larry superhuman hearing, which has its pluses and minuses. Mostly minuses.

Masters of Horror: Sounds Like

As the sounds intensify, Larry flips out at work, comes home and starts bashing the place up with a baseball bat, because those light bulbs, dripping faucets and bubble-making fish in the tank are just too darn loud. His wife is sound asleep upstairs. Standing over her, the sound of her breathing and her eyes rolling around while dreaming are like cement mixer melodies to him. So Larry smothers her with a pillow. Problem solved.

Masters of Horror: Sounds Like

The next week seems to be normal. The job’s going better. He’s getting some rest. The flies on the window don’t sound like 747s taking off. Life’s just peachy until…dang; Everything’s back to sounding like Metallica-brand™ jackhammers, drilling what’s left of his brain into sandpaper yogurt.

Masters of Horror: Sounds Like

Nosy neighbors call the cops, who show up to see Larry’s place trashed. No Larry, but they find his wife, her face mostly eaten off by still-feasting maggots, that are clearly chewing with their mouths open. That’s just disgusting.

Masters of Horror: Sounds Like

Larry’s outside, heading back to the calm and peaceful lake with a toy sailboat. His shirt is drenched in some sort of red fluid, probably ketchup.

Larry will no doubt get in legal trouble for all of this and have to go to a…hearing. Heh.