Posts

Showing posts from November, 2020

Horror Film Friday - More Mini's

Image
     I have sadly neglected this little feature, as I have done with many things in my life, but I have NOT stopped watching horror films. If anything, I have been watching more than ever now that I've discovered party watches via Netflix and Prime. Here are some mini reviews of my recent watches. If you're on  Twitter  or  Letterboxd  you might've seen these already (sorry about that!).  The Love Witch (2016) SHE LOVED MEN… TO DEATH Elaine, a beautiful young witch, is determined to find a man to love her. In her gothic Victorian apartment she makes spells and potions, and then picks up men and seduces them. However her spells work too well, and she ends up with a string of hapless victims. When she finally meets the man of her dreams, her desperation to be loved will drive her to the brink of insanity and murder. My two cents for free! A talented young witch desperately wants love and performs love spells on hapless and worthless and icky (if you ask me) men and discovers

Retro Review: Primal Heat by Donna Grant

Image
I am back to my archive project! Here's another golden oldie. Have you read anything by this author that I might like better than this one? Primal Heat by Donna Grant Published September 2011 Paranormal Romance  |  Goodreads   Source: Purchased Being an American in Britain isn't easy. For Krista, its downright hard especially when she's plagued by erotic dreams that increase as Halloween approaches. So when she's given a dare by her co-workers to pluck a rose from the most haunted house in Cardiff, she agrees never thinking it would be more than a scare tactic. As a Tracker, all Orrin wants to do is capture the Were's before they feed off the people of Cardiff, but when he lands on Earth and discovers the woman he's been sharing dreams with is there, he can't help but find her. All he plans to do is talk, but the lust that flares between them leaves no room for talking. But the Were's have come for more than food. They've come for Krista, t

Review: Resisting Madness by Wesley Southard

Image
So many of these dark stories made me laugh and for that this book gets SO many points! Resisting Madness by Wesley Southard Published November 2019 Dark Fiction   |   Goodreads   |   Amazon   Source: Received for Review Consideration What drives a man mad? Maybe it’s the death of a loved one...or the petrifying fear of hands around your throat…the dread of rejection…or maybe it’s the black, soulless eyes of a child that shatters your sanity… Within these pages, delirium reigns supreme. You’ll discover how far a prisoner will go to be with his dying wife, and what lurks between the walls of that Louisiana jailhouse to keep him there. You’ll find out how deep a man can cut himself to dig out the past. You’ll meet a college professor whose fear of flying might be the least of his worries. And you’ll learn how a sister’s love for sweet treats can reunite a broken family…whether they want it or not. Aliens and lot lizards…disembodied lips…the voice of God Himself… Thirteen stori

Horror Film Friday: Nothing But 3's To See Here

Image
   I have sadly neglected this little feature, as I have done with many things in my life, but I have NOT stopped watching horror films. If anything, I have been watching more than ever now that I've discovered party watches via Netflix and Prime. Here are some mini reviews of my recent watches. If you're on  Twitter  or  Letterboxd  you might've seen these already (sorry about that!).  The Hunt (2020) THE ULTIMATE HUMAN HUNTING EXPERIENCE Twelve strangers wake up in a clearing. They don’t know where they are—or how they got there. In the shadow of a dark internet conspiracy theory, ruthless elitists gather at a remote location to hunt humans for sport. But their master plan is about to be derailed when one of the hunted turns the tables on her pursuers. Rental available on Amazon. My two cents for free! I liked it okay but the satire bits fell flat for me. The action and gore and Betty Gilpin - no complaints. ⭐⭐⭐ American Murder The Family Next Door (2020) Using raw, first

Review: Kin by Kealan Patrick Burke

Image
Here's a brutal little horror gem to darken up your day! ๐Ÿ‘ฟ Kin by Kealan Patrick Burke Published January 2012 Dark Fiction   |   Goodreads   |   Amazon   Source: Purchase with my own $ On a scorching hot summer day in Elkwood, Alabama, Claire Lambert staggers naked, wounded, and half-blind away from the scene of an atrocity. She is the sole survivor of a nightmare that claimed her friends, and even as she prays for rescue, the killers — a family of cannibalistic lunatics — are closing in. A soldier suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder returns from Iraq to the news that his brother is among the murdered in Elkwood. In snowbound Detroit, a waitress trapped in an abusive relationship gets an unexpected visit that will lead to bloodshed and send her back on the road to a past she has spent years trying to outrun. And Claire, the only survivor of the Elkwood Massacre, haunted by her dead friends, dreams of vengeance... a dream which will be realized as grief and

Retro Review: My Life as a White Trash Zombie by Diana Rowland

Image
I am back to my archive project! Look for some golden oldies. Hopefully you'll find something new to you to help topple your tbr pile! My Life As A White Trash Zombie by Diana Rowland Published July 2011 Dark Fiction   |   Goodreads   |   Amazon   Source: Library Borrow Angel Crawford is a loser. Living with her alcoholic deadbeat dad in the swamps of southern Louisiana, she's a high school dropout with a pill habit and a criminal record who's been fired from more crap jobs than she can count. Now on probation for a felony, it seems that Angel will never pull herself out of the downward spiral her life has taken. That is, until the day she wakes up in the ER after overdosing on painkillers. Angel remembers being in a horrible car crash, but she doesn't have a mark on her. To add to the weirdness, she receives an anonymous letter telling her there's a job waiting for her at the parish morgue—and that it's an offer she doesn't dare refuse. Before sh

Review: Lucid Screams by Red Lagoe

Image
I'm going to play catch up here and also start moving some older things from Booklikes which appears to be in its final death throes so there'll be extra reviews around here as I dive back into the way back archives. For now, here's a great little collection of haunting stories that you should read if you like creepy things!   Lucid Screams by Red Lagoe Published February 2020 Dark Fiction   |   Goodreads   |   Amazon   Source: Received for Review Consideration Mythical creatures, inner demons, and fear are a few forms in which monsters present themselves. When confronted by such savage beasts, the vulnerability of humanity is often exposed. Will we rise above, or will we succumb to our inevitable demise? These sixteen horror stories by Red Lagoe explore the supernatural as well as human horror associated with grief, guilt, severed relationships, and severed limbs. My 2 Cents For Free! Would you please take a moment to

Check Out Dead Head's Rebrand!

Image
Hi everyone! I'm still here but a bit overwhelmed as usual. I wanted to share some news with you about a rebrand that I think might interest many of you who have varied reading tastes, like myself! You might recognize some of these people if you're on the Twitters. Either way, I hope you'll check them out. There are some great people behind the site working their butts off! Dead Head Reviews is Changing Founded in summer 2019 by Garrett Witt, Dead Head Reviews is a growing platform within the Horror Community. But due to changes that took place over summer and autumn 2020, the website’s current admins, Ellen Avigliano and Elle Turpitt, have made the decision to revamp the website under a new name. Although the core focus will remain on Horror , the website will also branch out to cover horror-adjacent genres such as Sci-Fi, Dark and Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and more . The revamp will reflect this, as well as the website’s dedication to uplifting diverse and mar

Review: The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James

Image
A ghostly thriller with secrets? There isn't much more I need than those things! The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James Published February 2020 Dark Fiction   |   Goodreads   |   Amazon   Source: Library Borrow Something hasn’t been right at the roadside Sun Down Motel for a very long time, and Carly Kirk is about to find out why in this chilling new novel from the USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of The Broken Girls. Upstate New York, 1982. Viv Delaney wants to move to New York City, and to help pay for it she takes a job as the night clerk at the Sun Down Motel in Fell, New York. But something isnสผt right at the motel, something haunting and scary. Upstate New York, 2017. Carly Kirk has never been able to let go of the story of her aunt Viv, who mysteriously disappeared from the Sun Down before she was born. She decides to move to Fell and visit the motel, where she quickly learns that nothing has changed since 1982. And she soon finds herself ensnare