Monday, December 30, 2013

Zombie Boot Camp is Extremely Effin' Nigh

If you live in the UK and you love zombies, this is your lucky day!

Zombie Experiences has put together several different zombie battle camp experiences. Think extremely interactive haunted house or dungeon attraction where you get to try your shooting skills on the hungry undead.

20 Questions for Horror Authors: LJ Phillips

LJ Phillips graphic designer and illustrator who has participated in numerous exhibitions and projects, both local and overseas and had three solo exhibitions. He's worked on and off in indie comics since 2009. His print comics, "Ministry and Alpha," have positively reviewed by sites as varied as Altern8, Fanboy Reviews and Comic Alliance.

His work can be found at and his latest comic "Skins" can be read at

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Get the eBook "On the Lips of Children" now for 99 Cents!

My buddy Mark Matthews' book "On the Lips of Children" is now 99 Cents for Amazon Kindle Readers!

Even better, his book has reached the number three spot on Amazon's top 315 Suspense/Horror Novels on Kindle. Which puts it right beneath Stephen King's "Doctor Sleep"! How cool is that?

Get your copy now, while it's on sale, and enjoy one hell of a good read! Don't believe me? Head over to Good Reads to see what they say about his book.

#3 in Kindle Store, and #9 in Horror Books on Amazon? Way to go Mark!

                                             Look, even the Joker is happy for you!

You can get your Kindle copy of "On the Lips of Children" here at

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Dyad Souls' Epic Rap "Giallo" Uses Every English Giallo Movie Title Ever Made!

Dyad Souls epic rap uses every English Giallo movie title ever made, and then some. The main theme of the rap was taken directly from the main title theme of "Profondo Rosso" (aka Deep Red) by Dario Argento. I love it, and I think you will too! Check it out!

I will warn you, this video does contain some graphic language that may be considered not safe for work. 

Giallo is a genre of Italian murder mystery movie that typically has a lot of gore marked by brutal, yet beautiful death scenes. To learn more about the rap group, check out Dyad Souls' Facebook Page.

Here's the list of the movies from the lyrics! (Titles that aren't easy to look up I've linked to pages for those of you who'd like to know more about the movies)

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Norman Reedus in 'The Crow' Reboot? Be Still My Beating Heart

Screen Rant's Rumor Patrol recently learned that Norman Reedus has been cast as a character in the reboot of "The Crow." This may or may not be true, but honestly, that made my imagination kind of go wild. Can you imagine the main character, Eric Draven, being played by Reedus? Or, even playing T-Bird, the leader of the gang that kills Draven?

Man, oh man, that would be freaking awesome! Reedus has shown over the years to have a wide breadth of acting talent, from his infamous role in "Boondock Saints," to his current status as fan favorite Daryl Dixon on "The Walking Dead." If anyone could pull off the brooding, undead anti-hero role, it'd be him.

What do you think?

Daryl as the Crow? Yes, please! 

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Monday, October 28, 2013

20 Questions for Horror Authors: James Dorr

James Dorr combines the charm of a gentleman born in the US South with the wiles of a near-New York City upbringing, the canniness of a one-time New England resident, and the guile of an outwardly stolid Midwesterner. Or so he says. It is known that he was born in Florida, grew up in New Jersey, went to college in Massachusetts, and currently lives in Indiana where he also harbors a cat named Wednesday.  He is a short story writer and poet working mainly in dark fantasy and horror with forays into science fiction and mystery, and has previously worked as a technical writer for an academic computing center, associate editor on a city magazine, a nonfiction freelance writer, and a semi-professional Renaissance musician. In addition to three prose collections and one of poetry, Dorr has had nearly 400 appearances in publications ranging from Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine to Yellow Bat Review.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

20 Questions for Horror Authors: Lee Allen Howard

Lee Allen Howard writes horror, psychological thrillers, and supernatural crime. His credits include "Call of the Piss Fairy," "Death Perception," "The Sixth Seed," "Mama Said," "Desperate Spirits," "Night Monsters," and "Stray." He blogs about his writing at and nitpicks editorial topics at

Friday, October 25, 2013

20 Questions for Horror Authors: C.W. LaSart

A lifelong fan of horror, C.W. LaSart is a mother of three, lover to one, and minion of a veritable household menagerie. When she is not at the computer screaming for peace and quiet, she manages an Irish Pub, tends bar and makes the world's best Long Island Iced Tea (so she's told). A proud member of The Horror Writer's Association and Bram Stoker Award ® Committee Member, her fiction has been included in publications from Dark Moon Digest, Cemetery Dance Publications, Eirelander Press, Evil Jester Press and many more. Her debut horror collection, Ad Nauseam : Thirteen tales of Extreme Horror was released in 2012 by Dark Moon books. Find out more at


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Watch the Hilarious "Hell No: The Sensible Horror Film" Now!

This short film by Joe Nicolosi and John Freiler was posted on Youtube by Pixels per Second. It pokes fun at all the major cliches in horror films, and has homages to "Evil Dead," "Witchboard," "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," "Hellraiser," and a few others! Check it out!

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Monday, October 14, 2013

20 Questions for Horror Authors: Max Booth III

Max Booth III is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing. His story collection,They Might Be Demons, is now available through Dark Moon Books. Look for his debut novel, Toxicity, this Spring from Post Mortem Press. He lives in San Antonio, TX with his life partner and dachshund. Follow him on Twitter @GiveMeYourTeeth and visit him at

1. What do you think makes a good story?

MB: Hi Cassie. Thank you for having me.

I think a good story is something that hooks you from the beginning, and stays with you long after finishing the last sentence. It challenges the way you think and inspires some kind of emotion.

You have to keep in mind that not all good stories will appear as “good” to every reader. We all have our own preferences. What I might like in a story could be the opposite of what someone else might like. It’s all very suggestive.

However, with that said, there are a few important factors that can help make every story “good”: it’s written well, there’s no spelling errors, the characters are realistic, and the story offers something new. Excessive typos and cardboard characters will ruin a story every time.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

'On the Lips of Children' Now Available in Paperback!

Today my author buddy Mark Matthews announced that his visceral horror novel, "On the Lips of Children" is now available for purchase in paperback on Amazon. You can get it here, for  $12.99, or you can get the Kindle eBook version for $3.99. Or you can go crazy and get both!

"On the Lips of Children" is a story about a tortured family, whose starving children learn to survive by eating something quite unexpected. Matthews writing style is sure to suck you in, and you will find yourself turning the pages quickly to see what horrors happen next.

Here's what some people are saying about his book:

Make Your Own Candy Corn Piñata!

Evite put out a video on how to make your own candy corn piñata! Check it out.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Return of the Funniest Walking Dead Memes Part 2, in 3D!

OK, so this really isn't 3D. But it certainly got your attention, didn't it?

Here are the top 20 funniest Walking Dead Memes from Season 3 of "The Walking Dead!" Enjoy!

Listen to Tim Miller's Interview with Scream Queen Jessica Cameron Now!

Horror author Tim Miller recently interviewed Jessica Cameron on his podcast. They talk about realism in horror films, micro budget independent film making, Gunnar Hansen, and their hatred of stupid actions of characters in horror movies. Finally, someone agrees with me!

You can learn more about Cameron at her official website, and get your own copy of Gunnar Hansen's book "Chainsaw Confidential" here.

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Monday, October 7, 2013

Claymation Horror: 'Maid of the Dead'

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Last year I came across a brilliant claymation horror short by Japanese artist Takena Nagao that I absolutely loved. Takena recently released a new claymation horror short, called "Maid of the Dead." It has a cameo of a very famous zombie from the original "Night of the Living Dead" in it, and just the right amount of cuteness and gore to make any splatterpunk fan squee in delight like a little kid at Christmas time.

Check it out!

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All Aboard the Spoopy Bus! I have found myself a Catch Phrase!

Yeah, that's right. It's about to get Spoopy in here!

Check out These Scary Vintage Halloween Costumes!

Watch this video to learn something new about Halloween traditions, and see some creepy old school costumes in the process!

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Friday, October 4, 2013

20 Questions for Horror Authors: Mark Matthews

Mark Matthews is from Detroit and the author of 3 novels. On the Lips of Children is his latest piece of dark fiction and has just been released from Books of the Dead Press. His first novel, STRAY, is based on his experiences working at a substance abuse treatment center that shares a parking lot with an animal shelter. He is an avid runner, and has two running-based works including The Jade Rabbit and Chasing the Dragon: Running to Get High. Follow his blog at Running, Writing, and Chasing the Dragon or on twitter: @matthews_mark

1. What do you think makes a good story?

First we need to be intrigued by the characters. Then we want to see what they are made of when the weight of the world is thrown against them. When storytelling is at its best, it reveals truths of a large passage within all of us.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

OMG You Guys! Stuart Gordon and Jeffrey Combs Have a Kickstarter for Edgar Allan Poe Movie, "Nevermore!"

While visiting Twitter today, I came across a Tweet by Stuart Gordon.

Now, I don't know about you guys, but I am totally geeked up about this! I love Stuart Gordon's work, and Jeffrey Combs is one of the best horror actors of our time.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

20 Questions for Horror Authors: Sean Davis

Sean M Davis wields a DeWalt drill by day and writes scary stories by night. Clean Freak is his debut novel, released in August 2013 by Black Bed Sheet Books. His short fiction, poetry and nonfiction has been published in Bête Noire,, the Wayne Literary Review, and the Best of Dark Eclipse. He works as a freelance editor. You can follow his blog at and contact him at

1. What do you think makes a good story?
Definitely the characters. If I don't care about the characters, then I don't care how good the plot is, period. However, you need a plot too. Something needs to happen to characters I care about that forces them to deal with it in some way. Yeah, that pretty much sums it up.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Walking Dead Spin-off Series to Start in 2015!

It was announced yesterday that AMC is currently working on a spin-off series for "The Walking Dead." Actually, it was more of a teaser from the likes of Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert.

This is what they had to say:

"After 10 years of writing the comic book series and being so close to the debut of our fourth, and in my opinion, best season of the TV series, I couldn’t be more thrilled about getting the chance to create a new corner of The Walking Dead universe," said Kirkman. "The opportunity to make a show that isn’t tethered by the events of the comic book, and is truly a blank page, has set my creativity racing."

AMC president and general manager Charlie Collier said that they are going to be building on the success on their very popular TV series, and will be developing an entirely new story and cast of characters. "It’s a big world," said Collier, "And we can’t wait to give fans another unforgettable view of the zombie apocalypse.”

Wow! How cool is that? I can't wait to see what they're going to bring us next!

Source: Entertainment Weekly
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Friday, September 13, 2013

Watch a Sneak Peek of 'The Walking Dead Season 4' Now!

Season 4 of "The Walking Dead" promises to be more intense and story driven than anything the series has done so far.

Watch the video below to see what new things are going to threaten Rick and the Gang this fall!

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Monday, August 19, 2013

Watch the Crazy New Trailer for 'Dead Rising 3' Now!

The Dead Rising series has always been full of over the top, off the wall zombie shenanigans, and it looks like "Dead Rising 3" is following in it's predecessor's footsteps.

Watch the trailer below! I will warn you, because of the violence and language, it may be considered not safe for work.

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Friday, July 26, 2013

Six Reasons why 'The Conjuring' is a Wonderfully Scary Frightfest

'The Conjuring' is based on not just one, but two true stories. It follows the ghost hunting husband and wife team, the Warrens, and the Perrons, a large family of seven that move into a haunted house. There are so many things in the movie that make it good, so it was a bit hard, but I did manage to figure out the six main things that make this ghost movie so good, and so scary.

6. The Doll Annabelle

Monday, July 22, 2013

Commonplace Books Podcast 'Welcome to Night Vale' is full of Creepy Lovecraftian Goodness

"Welcome to Night Vale" is a bi-monthly podcast by Commonplace Books that harkens back to the horror radio plays of old. The podcast is narrated by the brave Cecil Baldwin, a local resident of Night Vale. He gives community updates about the strange goings on in the small desert town, which are both foreboding, and amusing at times. From him we learn about the Sheriff's Secret Police, strange lights in the night sky, and the ominous, dark hooded figures that run the town from the shadows of the forbidden Dog Park.

Slenderman Video Game 'Slender: The Arrival' is 50% Off For a Limited Time Only!

The hit video game series based on the Internet creepypasta sensation, Slenderman, is currently 50% off. This includes all editions of "Slender: The Arrival," such as the 4-pack and the soundtrack. If you've been putting off getting this game, you should buy it now! The sale ends tonight at midnight! Click the following link to head on over to the game's website:

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Tonight is 'Nightbreed' Movie Night on Cassie Carnage's House of Horror!

Join us for the second movie night on Cassie Carnage's House of Horror!

Tonight we are watching Clive Barker's "Nightbreed" in celebration of the announcement that the release of the Cabal Cut of the movie will soon be upon us. The movie starts at 8:00pm Eastern time! Click here to join us!

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Monday, July 1, 2013

'Pacific Rim' Featurette Promises Epic Battles for the Future of Humanity

Guillermo del Toro's "Pacific Rim" combines the giant robot or Japanese mecha movie and giant monster movie in a spectacular action flick with sci-fi and fantasy elements. While this is not technically a horror movie per say, I'm sharing it with you because I think that it looks really good. I grew up watching giant monster movies with my dad, so "Pacific Rim" holds a bit of nostalgia for me.

Check it out!

"Pacific Rim" will be in theaters July 12, 2013. 
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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Watch the Trailer for the New Season of Telltale Games 'The Walking Dead: 400 Days' Now!

"The Walking Dead" by Telltale Games was one of the best zombie games ever made. It was popular thanks to it's innovative game play and it's gripping story. The next season of the game promises to be even better than the first. Check it out!

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Watch the Official Trailer for 'Insidious: Chapter 2" Now!

Well, it looks like Mr. Lambert has survived being possessed by an evil bride of doom and has moved into his mother's house with his family. Unfortunately for them, the evil from the Further (the world of the dead) has followed them to their new home, and they will stop at nothing to possess his entire family. Yikes!

Watch the trailer below!

"Insidious: Chapter 2" will be in theaters September 13, 2013. 

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

'Jenny Ringo and the Cabaret From Hell' Review

In "Jenny Ringo and the Cabaret From Hell," it's Freaky Friday for the eponymous perky gothic modern witch. Can she stop the evil cabaret owner and rescue her professional slacker friend Gavin from having his soul devoured by a demon, or will everything go tits up for her?

'The House of the Devil' Review

An homage to horror films from the 70s and early 80s, "The House of the Devil" combines plot elements of slashers, haunted houses, and satanic panic movies into one devilishly good ride. Ti West did a brilliant job of recreating the feel of those movies by using filming techniques and technology similar to what was available to filmmakers during those two decades. By studying and using film angles that were used in the past, West manages to create what feels like a total immersion experience into the past for movie goers, and I think that it's absolutely brilliant.

Producer Says that Season 4 of 'The Walking Dead' will Have More Walkers!

In an interview with the Executive Producer of "The Walking Dead," Gale Anne Hurd, talks about Season 4's ravenous new walkers and which characters from the show would make great producers.

It's a pretty interesting read. Click here to get to the interview!

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Monday, June 3, 2013

Enter 'The Purge' Contest and Win Cool Prizes!

Take the quiz below and enter to win a free T-shirt and a mask from the movie "The Purge" by putting your results in the comments section below!

Please include your name and email address so that I can contact you. The winner will be chosen on June 18th, 2013. The prizes will be mailed on June 21st, 2013. You can enter as many times as you like!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

First Official Movie Night On Cassie Carnage's House of Horror is Tonight!

Today is the first movie night on Cassie Carnage's House of Horror. Tonight, at 8:00pm Eastern, we will be watching Clive Barker's "Hellraiser". Click here to get to the movie night page.

Join us in the Chatango Chat located on the right hand column of my blog to talk with me and other Hellraiser fans during the first inaugural movie night on my horror blog! Signing up for the chat is free!

Why won't my computer play the video?
You may need to update your Windows Media Player to version 10 or above. You may also need to update your Java.

What does open port 1935 mean?
Ports are Internet entryways that send date into and out of your computer. When you get the message to open the port 1935, most likely you are using Adobe Media Flash Player, and you will need to open port 80 as well to get the movie to work.

I get a blank screen and the movie still won't work, now what?
Try opening ports 843 and 443 on your computer, or shutting off your firewall while you watch the movie.

The last thing you can do change the settings on your router to open a DMZ or DMZ Host. Please keep in mind that this is a risky thing to do if you aren't using it to play games on your XBOX 360 or PS3, because it allows anyone to access the information your computer. If you have to do this, be sure to shut off the DMZ or DMZ Host as soon as you are done watching the movie!

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Monday, May 6, 2013

Poster and Teaser Trailer for '[REC] 4: Apocalypse'

While "[REC] 3" was a complete disaster, "[REC] 4: Apocalypse" still promises to be good. It is directed by Jaume Balaguero, the co-producer of the first two movies, and not Paco Plaza, who decided to ditch the first-person perspective and get rid of the found footage format in the third movie. A decision, by the way, that completely ruined the overall tone and sense of frenetic urgency that made the first two movies so damn scary.

Psychological Horror Returns to the Video Game World with 'Shadow of the Eternals'

"Shadow of the Eternals" is the spiritual successor to "Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem ," one of the best, and most underrated, Game Cube survival horror games.

One of the most unique elements of Eternal Darkness was the way that the game played with your head. It not only had extremely creepy atmosphere, when the characters sanity levels got too low, the game would break the fourth wall- the character would start to shrink as you walked, the game would show an error screen to make it appear that the game had frozen while you were playing it, and so on. Your character could even appear to die in a "hallucination" sequence. All of these things made Eternal Darkness one of the best survival horror games I have ever played.

Because of this, I am really excited to announce that the game's spiritual successor, "Shadow of the Eternals," is currently under development for the PC and the  Wii-U.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Cassie's Adventures at Motor City Nightmares

I spent most of Saturday at the Motor City Nightmares horror convention in Novi with my best friend Razor.  We has such a good time, and it was really cool to see familiar faces such as actors from Dawn of the Dead (both the original and the remake), Friday the 13th, The Howling, The Hills Have Eyes, and even The Walking Dead.

There's just something magical about wandering around a convention center and just casually walking past actors that have such an amazing presence on-screen, watching them chatting nonchalantly with friends and colleges, and even playing around a little.

The 'Pacific Rim' Con Footage is Out of This World!

While this is not a horror film per say, I still think that it's important to share because it's a Sci-Fi movie by Guillermo del Toro that features giant monsters that are destroying the world. When mankind is threatened by these behemoths, they create giant robots, called Jaegers, to fight them.

Guillermo del Toro put up footage from the movie on Youtube yesterday, and it is awesome!

Here's what he has to say about it:

Friday, April 26, 2013

Top 13 Tiny Terror Horror Films

There's just something about diminutive monsters that go for the feet first. From the undead Gage in "Pet Sematary" to the tiny creatures from "The Gate," they all strike a chord of terror in us that is so primal that it makes us pull up our feet and sit on them while we watch the movie.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

'Dead Island: Riptide' is Now Available for Pre-order

"The characters thought they had escaped the terrors of Banoi and survived the apocalypse on a corrupted paradise. Their fate took a turn for the worse. The Dead Island heroes escaped in a helicopter to the safety of a military ship, but when a furious storm hits and the virus suddenly spreads throughout the crew, the nightmare starts all over again, leaving hope drowning in the rising tides."

Personally, I rather enjoyed "Dead Island," and I am really looking forward to the next installment in the series. The "explosive mix of open-world gameplay, co-op first-person action and RPG elements" really blend together well for one heck of a good time.

Friday, March 29, 2013

The Sound of the Scare Presents: 'The Walking Dead Cosplay: Piano' Episode 1

It's been a while since The Sound of the Scare has been on Cassie Carnage's House of Horror. This week, I present to you "Cosplay: Piano," featuring the opening title song from "The Walking Dead" TV show.

The pianist is the Russian born Sonya Belousova, and boy is she talented. Sonya is an award winning composer and pianist, and it shows in this video. You can listen to more of her music at her website, here

I really love the song when the violin joins in though, it's breathtaking! 

Check it out!

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

No Zombies Appear in the Official 'World War Z' Trailer

The "World War Z" official trailer hit the Internet this week and I have to say, I'm not really impressed by it.

The movie looks like a generic action film, complete with helicopter and airplane crash sequences. But what is more telling about the film is not what is in the trailer, but what is not, and I could not help but notice that not a single zombie appears in the trailer. Not one.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

I've Been Published! Check out my 'Resident Evil 6' Review in Shadowland Magazine

That's right, yours truly has had not just one, but two articles published in Shadowland Magazine. The first article was in Shadowland #6 and was titled "The Walking Dead: The Game" is Survival Horror at its Finest."

The current issue, Shadowland #7, has my thoughts on "Resident Evil 6"  titled "Capcom's Resident Evil 6 is Plagued by Problems."

Here's a sneak preview of the article:

Four Things that Capcom and EA can learn from the Success of 'Slender: 8 Pages'

Dear Capcom and EA, guess what?

You can make a scary survival horror game that is popular and scary by scaling back the encounters, removing the ammo and guns, and focusing on the environment and puzzles-- something Capcom used to do very well and should return to in the Resident Evil Series, and something that EA's "Deadspace" did quite well up until the third installment of the series.

OK Capcom, EA, pay attention. I'm going to share a secret with you, it's the winning formula for a horror video game:

Tension + Variability + Vulnerability + Being Alone = Fear

Did you get that? Good. Now here's four reasons why it works.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Book Review: 'Shadows in the Asylum'

In "Shadows in the Asylum," Dr. Marsh is trying to help Kari Hansen, a college student who had a nervous breakdown during a school sponsored archaeological dig at the Lake Superior Apostle Islands in Wisconsin. There they were working to uncover artifacts of the Copper Culture Indians that had mysteriously vanished from the area.

Kari believes that they uncovered something sinister while on the dig, and that it followed her to Kriegmoor Psychiatric Hospital. Soon, other patients and even the hospital staff begin to see strange things wandering the hallways.

Pre-Order 'Slender: The Arrival' Today!

Pre-order "Slender: The Arrival" for PC today and get instant access to the Beta-test (demo). Pre-orders can be purchased at a discount for $5, or if you want the soundtrack to the game, you can pay $15.

Here's a sneak preview of one of the tracks from the game!

Get your copy today at 

"Slender: The Arrival" will be available for download from the website starting March 26th, 2013.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Book Review: 'Zeke the Zombie'

"Zeke The Zombie Lost His Arm" is a charming children's story that teaching children about how to be responsible with their belongings. Being a zombie, Zeke's arms and legs fall off some times, and when he loses his arm one day at school, he is helped by his mom and goes through the steps of his day to find where he left it.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Top 3 Children's Horror Book Series that I Loved as a Kid

Long before I loved horror movies, I loved reading horror novels. Without horror novels, the modern horror movie as we know it never would've existed, which is why I'm dedicating the entire month of March to them with my National Reading Month Blog Event.

I thought that I would start with a list of the top three horror book series that scared the crap out of me when I was a little kid, and I loved it.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Thursday, February 28, 2013

'Marble Hornets' Slenderman Movie to be Filmed this Spring!

"Marble Hornets" is by far the best Slenderman video series on Youtube, probably because it was the first one ever made. The scares that the videos generate are better than most big budgeted Hollywood horror movies that I've seen in recent years. So it's with great delight and giddy anticipation that I proudly announce that the creators of "Marble Hornets," (Troy Wagner, Joseph DeLage and Tim Sutton) have finished talks with Mosaic and have sealed the deal to help create a major motion picture based on their highly successful Youtube video series.