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“No Such Thing as Getting Away with It”: The Villa by Rachel Hawkins

               I don’t know what Rachel Hawkins puts into her books, but I am obsessed. The Villa, her latest release, is in the same vein as her earlier suspense novels—The Wife Upstairs and Reckless Girls—but with an edge and greater sense of cohesion that shows growth. I devoured the entire book in a day. I… Continue reading “No Such Thing as Getting Away with It”: The Villa by Rachel Hawkins

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What I Read in 2022

               One of my goals this year was to read more. In 2021, I was an ‘average’ reader, completing fourteen books. I set the same initial goal in January—at least one book a month—and, as of today, have exceeded my expectations. Maybe the person I was a few years ago would be disappointed, but I’m… Continue reading What I Read in 2022

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My Favorite TV Shows of 2022

            I watched less television this year. Or, at least, it felt like it. Although we can still count the hours of episodes here as quite a few, I didn’t dive into the small screen like I have previously. For some shows, I tuned in weekly for new adventures. For others, I caught up or… Continue reading My Favorite TV Shows of 2022

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My Favorite Movies of 2022

               I watched fewer movies this year. It wasn’t intentional or a choice, but—with nearly half the entries than 2021—I focused on other things. That said, I still watched 80 movies for the first time in 2022 and found some new favorites amongst them. I re-watched about 50 movies this year too. Thanks to OcTerror… Continue reading My Favorite Movies of 2022

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Macabre Movie Monday: 15 Women Behind the Horror

Welcome to the annual segment of OcTerror that focuses on a category of films rather than paying attention to era lines. These reviews may ignore the boundaries of good and bad in favor of expanding the definitions of what horror can be. In the past, we’ve looked at remakes & reboots, sequels, Asian horror, and… Continue reading Macabre Movie Monday: 15 Women Behind the Horror

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Friday Fright Fest 2022: The Experiment

Horror movies have been around since the creation of film. They often lurked in the darkness of genre, occasionally becoming mainstream or cult classics, but mostly went unrecognized compared to action, drama, or comedy. A horror movie can contain all three of those things in addition to the death, screams, and scares. There are thousands… Continue reading Friday Fright Fest 2022: The Experiment

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Small Screen Scares: Fear Itself

               While most of OcTerror focuses on film frights and delights, I can’t ignore the history and strides that have been made in television horror. Whether we think of black and white days captured by The Addams Family or The Munsters, ongoing sagas like The Walking Dead or American Horror Story, or even shows like… Continue reading Small Screen Scares: Fear Itself

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Friday Fright Fest 2022: The Classics

Horror movies have been around since the creation of film. They often lurked in the darkness of genre, occasionally becoming mainstream or cult classics, but mostly went unrecognized when compared to action, drama, or comedy. A horror movie can contain all three of those in addition to the death, screams, and scares. There are thousands… Continue reading Friday Fright Fest 2022: The Classics

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25 Kid-Friendly TV Episodes for Tricks and Treats

October may be the time of year for hard-R horror movies, but it’s also the month of pumpkin carving, superhero and clown costumes, trick or treating, and eating so much candy you get a stomachache. In short, Halloween is different for kids than adults. It’s a magical night when anything is possible, and kids are… Continue reading 25 Kid-Friendly TV Episodes for Tricks and Treats

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Friday Fright Fest 2022: The Renaissance

Horror movies have been around since the creation of film. They often lurked in the darkness of genre, occasionally becoming mainstream or cult classics, but mostly went unrecognized when compared to action, drama, or comedy. A horror movie can contain all three of those things in addition to the death, screams, and scares. There are… Continue reading Friday Fright Fest 2022: The Renaissance