Monthly Archives: October 2011

Book Review: Haunted Bedtime Stories by K.F. Kirwin (Ghostly Goings-On)

Haunted Bedtime Stories offers seven ghostly tales.  Like most collections of short stories, depending on individual taste and interests, most readers aren’t going to love every single story but you should find that one piece that speaks to you.  For … Continue reading

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Book Review: Island Life by William Meikle (Monsters in the Mist)

Meikle beautifully captures the image of an isolated, Scottish island and the quiet pace of life before the peace is so harshly interrupted.    Marine biologist Duncan is staying on the island carrying out research and hoping to begin a … Continue reading

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TV Review: American Horror Story: One word ‘Disturbing’

The first episode of American Horror Story left me feeling uncomfortable.  Was it enjoyable or not?  I can’t honestly tell but it did keep me hooked for the hour.  It had its freaky moments, which isn’t surprising given it’s from … Continue reading

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Film Review: Don’t be Afraid of the Dark (Spooky Shenanigans)

Looking for an old-school, haunted house movie with a twist?  Go see Don’t be Afraid of the Dark.  The setting is stunning: imposing, gothic architecture, old-fashioned decor inside (think of the houses in Beetlejuice and Casper) and a foreboding basement. Sally … Continue reading

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Book Review: Wither by Lauren DeStefano (Gothic Horror)

Wither is set in the not so distant future where the lifespan of humans stops at 20 for females and 25 for males (why the age is so precise is not explained but we’ll let that go).  Genetic experimentation  to … Continue reading

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