A nomadic group wanders the wastelands of 2019 in search of revelation and repentance … also a grave to push Kuzman (Nikola Ristanovski) into. Sadly, their assault weapons do nothing against the man but dirty his shirt. He is unkillable, a cursed man whom they ultimately leave behind. Undeath is not the delight it ought […]
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Single dad Jeffy Coltrane and his daughter Amity live in a single-story sandstone walled house on Shadow Canyon Lane in the quiet tourist town of Suavidad Beach, California. He’s a lover of antiquity who shares a fascination with fantasy fiction with his daughter. She’s a plucky eleven-year-old girl, perhaps a little too smart for her […]
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Capt. Kate Sinclair (Charlotte Kirk) and WSO Terry Johnson (Alex Morgan) are flying a mission over Afghanistan when a rocket drops them out of the sky like a bad habit. They survive impact, but Afghanis are inbound with assault weapons. Terry is dropped, Kate gets away and stumbles upon possible safety in the form of […]
Read more "Guns, Guns, Guns: The Lair (2022)"
When VICE news photographer Patrick (Kentucker Audley) gets a letter from his recovering addict sister Caroline (Amy Seimetz), disclosing that she has joined up with a recovery group and left the country, he’s immediately curious about where she ended up. When the response comes back that the commune called Eden Parish is in an undisclosed […]
Read more "If You Put Your Hand in the Dog’s Bowl, Don’t Be Surprised If You Get Bit: The Sacrament (2013)"
Billy Rowe didn’t start out as a loser, but he sure ended up that way. As Skipp and Spector’s second original novel (their third collaborative work, if one includes the novelization of Tom Holland’s 1985 vampire-next-door flick, Fright Night) kicks off, Billy is strumming his guitar for the rats and the vermin outside his New […]
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When Jenny Scanlon (Suzanna Love) comes to the small, New England town of Devonsville to teach a combined class of 4-6 graders, she’s got twentieth century, Princeton, New Jersey ideas about how the world works. Not a one of them prepares her for the yearnings of recently widowed store clerk Walter Gibbs (Paul Willson), studly […]
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Horror author Rick Hautala passed away in March of 2013. To commemorate his career on this, the tenth anniversary of his passing, we’ve opened another of his books for consideration: the 1986 bestselling Night Stone. # Don and Jan Inman have moved to a small town in Maine with their daughter Beth. The old family […]
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Hunter White (Alicia von Rittberg) was abandoned when she was just a newborn, wrapped in a blanket adorned with Satanic symbols and dumped in a snowy Boston cemetery. Luckily a policeman found her before she froze to death. That cop, Raylan White (Clarence Smith) would go on to adopt her, raise her as his own, […]
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Claire (Sara Paxton) wants to find answers, but she’s not yet sure what the questions are. They seem to have something to do with the ghost that haunts the Yankee Peddler Inn of a deceased bride Madeline O’Malley (Brenda Cooney). She and her ghost hunting/hotel working partner Luke (Pat Healy) want to capture some voice […]
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A full year after tracking down the killer of a master robotics designer in their first adventure, Regulators Fawn Granger and Biscoe Baker (aka BB) are back, drawn into a series of senseless deaths that have struck their stomping grounds in The District. Can these deaths be the work of a single sadistic mind? Fawn […]
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