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“Do You Taste the Taste in My Mouth?”: The Ghost That Ate Us by Daniel Kraus

            I have been told by the author to share that this is a book best avoided because of the suffering and pain it will cause. If, however, you are immune to danger and tantalized by fast food ghosts then I can only give my honest review of what I discovered in the pages of… Continue reading “Do You Taste the Taste in My Mouth?”: The Ghost That Ate Us by Daniel Kraus

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“How Near Could Evil Get Without Us Noticing?”: The Last Witness by Claire McFall

            Novels that hinge on twists usually fall into two categories: brilliant pieces of work that force us to revisit the earlier plot with new eyes, or a lackluster pay-off like a firework that might illuminate the sky for a moment before going dull. While I won’t be revealing the turns Claire McFall’s The Last… Continue reading “How Near Could Evil Get Without Us Noticing?”: The Last Witness by Claire McFall

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Friday Fright Fest 2021: 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 2021: The Classics

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Friday Fright Fest 2021: 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 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 of… Continue reading Friday Fright Fest 2021: The Renaissance

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Friday Fright Fest 2021: The Heyday

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 2021: The Heyday

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Friday Fright Fest 2021: 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 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 2021: The Experiment

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“Nothing Nice about Southern Ladies”: The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix

            Sometimes an author—who has already found their niche and voice—has a breakout hit that reaches outside of the bubble and finds a new audience. Grady Hendrix, who studied and wrote about the horror paperback boom while also turning those tropes into something new in his own work, found a little more mainstream success last… Continue reading “Nothing Nice about Southern Ladies”: The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix

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“Dead or Alive?”: Nearly Gone by Elle Cosimano

            One of the things I love about the Young Adult genre is how fluid it is—and has to be. While literary fiction and many other genres aimed at adults tend to remain rather rigid in how they deal with contemporary issues, stereotypes, or represent diversity, YA is aglow with change at all times. If… Continue reading “Dead or Alive?”: Nearly Gone by Elle Cosimano

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Macabre Movie Monday 2020: 10 Asian Horror Nightmares

Welcome to the annual segment of OcTerror that focuses on a subgenre 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 focused on Remakes & Reboots and Sequels, but now… Continue reading Macabre Movie Monday 2020: 10 Asian Horror Nightmares

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Friday Fright Fest 2020: 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 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 2020: The Experiment