Imagine, if you will, that you are an English teacher in small town Arizona. You live an average existence with your wife and son. You get along well with your friends and neighbors in a part of the country where everybody knows your name. Life might not be great, for who can judge such a

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Today, we will be discussing a holy grail of mine for some time. Being one of my favourite Japanese horror films (and something I refuse to shut up about), Stacy: Attack of the Schoolgirl Zombies (2001) is an incredible reimagining of the zombie genre, full of both excessive carnage and atypical storytelling to create a

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Bringing you a list of the most terrifying books we’ve read this past year. Hold onto your hats, it’s going to be a bumpy ride. List: Becoming the Boogeyman – Richard Chizmar The Eater of Gods – Dan Franklin Cold, Black, and Infinite: Stories of the Horrific and Strange – Todd Keisling The Mobius Door –

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Demonic possession has always fascinated and terrified many. The idea of losing oneself both physically and mentally to an intangible force feels akin to a dreadful disease. However, as depicted in classic films dealing with this subject matter, medicine can’t do much when someone suffers from a spiritual affliction. That is when the figure of

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Becoming the Boogeyman is the riveting sequel to the New York Times Bestseller Chasing the Boogeyman, both written by Richard Chizmar. Chizmar, who is the owner and founder of Cemetery Dance Publications, has also co-authored Gwendy’s Button Box and Gwendy’s Final Task with Stephen King; King having given Chizmar unprecedented creative license to write Gwendy’s

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Yami-hara – an abbreviation of yami harassment. Yami harassment is a compound of yami (darkness) and harassment; unwelcome conduct toward a person stemming from darkness in one’s own mind or heart. Applies to any action that threatens or violates the dignity of another person, regardless of intent or awareness. Yami-Hara is a 2023 horror mystery

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For the past six years, Ronnie has worked selling merch for a perpetually touring band. Late nights, sweaty clubs, dingy motel rooms, endless roads—as rough as it’s been, there is no other way of life for this band of hungry succubi leaving bodies in their wake. Until she meets the enigmatic Helene. Helene is just

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Eric Schaller’s latest anthology, Voice of the Stranger, starts with a foreword exploring the birth of its title. Deftly put Schaller explains, “The title for my collection is taken from the song ‘Green Pastures’. The relevant lines read, “We will not heed to the voice of the stranger, for he would lead us on to

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The Helios Syndrome

The Helios Syndrome is a 2023 supernatural thriller novella penned from the mind of Vivian Shaw. Born in Kenya, Vivian moved to the US, where she earned a BA in art history, an MFA in creative writing and publishing arts, and currently works as a professional freelance editor and proofreader. She is most notable as

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Zombies, vampires, mechanical men, mad scientists, monsters, killer apes, living statues, ghosts, demons – all the iconic figures of bizarre cinema can be found in Japan’s early film output, filtered through that country’s unique lens of culture and myth. Carnal Curses, Disfigured Dreams from Author: Kagami Jigoku Kobayashi lists over 500 films in a detailed,

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