Sinister (2012) – Film

“Sinister”

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True Crime writer, Ellison Oswalt, moves his family to a house, where the previous owners were murdered, as research for his new book.   In the attic he discovers a box of home movies which end up raising more questions than answers, drawing him and his family in to the mystery.  Continue reading “Sinister (2012) – Film”

The Convent (2000) – Film

“The Convent”

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A group of college kids decide to break into an abandoned convent to tag the bell tower with their sorority/fraternity letters. Continue reading “The Convent (2000) – Film”

The ABC’s of Death (2012) – Film

“The ABC’s of Death”

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A is for Apocalypse… F is for Fart… W is for WTF?  This anthology film has 26 different tales from 26 different directors each assigned a letter of the alphabet on which to base their shorts.   All of which have one thing in common: a way to die.  Continue reading “The ABC’s of Death (2012) – Film”

Sucker Punch (2011) – Film

“Sucker Punch”

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A young woman who loses her mother and accidentally kills her sister while trying to defend her from an abusive step-father is put in a mental institution.  Once there, she copes by imagining herself in fantasy world, while she and 4 other patients work to collect the items needed for their escape. Continue reading “Sucker Punch (2011) – Film”

ERIK: A Sequel to Phantom of the Opera (2011) – Book

“ERIK: A Sequel to Phantom of the Opera”

A novel by Stephanie Hanson.

This story picks up shortly after the events of The Phantom of the Opera. Our protagonist, Erik, in a fit of sorrow and loneliness, is intent on death. However, a mysterious fellow, who also happens to live beneath the Paris Opera House, is hired by it’s owners to dispatch the Opera Ghost once and for all. A bloody, beaten, and nearly dead Erik is dumped in a wagon bound for a village far from Paris where a kindly priest discovers him and takes him to the local judge’s home. Erik finds himself offered a new life if he can let go of his past and accept it. Continue reading “ERIK: A Sequel to Phantom of the Opera (2011) – Book”

Bloodrayne (The Trilogy) – Film

This is my first attempt at reviewing a complete franchise,  hope you enjoy it.

“Bloodrayne” (2005)

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Based on a popular video game, this movie is about Rayne, a half human/half vampire called a “dhampir.”  Having grown up as a captive sideshow freak, Rayne finally escapes.  Learning that she is the daughter of the vampire king and seeking revenge upon him, she joins a society of vampire hunters called Brimstone. Continue reading “Bloodrayne (The Trilogy) – Film”

Interview With a Hitman (2012) – Film

“Interview With a Hitman”

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The framework for the movie is a man being filmed, while telling the story of his life as an assassin to a filmmaker, who is trying to revive his career.  This is the story of Viktor.   From the slums of Romania to London, England, his tale is full of violence, death, betrayal, love, and ultimately having to face the consequences of his past choices and actions. Continue reading “Interview With a Hitman (2012) – Film”

Vibes (1988) – Film

“Vibes”

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This 80’s romantic comedy is about a straight laced museum curator with a unique gift who meets a vivacious, quirky wanna-be hairdresser, who is also uniquely gifted, at a para-psychology convention.  They are recruited to use their psychic talents by the mysterious, Harry, who spins a sad tale of a son, lost in the jungle of Ecuador.   Once there, however, they discover that Harry is really after a hidden mountain temple called “The room of gold.”  And that’s where the fun begins.  The story is good silly, fun.  With original music by James Horner, featuring Lauper’s 80’s hit “I’ve got a Hole in my Heart,” the music sets the films pace as fast and upbeat. Continue reading “Vibes (1988) – Film”

Dead (as a doorpost) (2011) – Book

“Dead (as a doorpost)”

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The third entry in Naomi Kramer‘s “Dead(ish)” short story series.

John wakes up dead and has no idea how that happened. Linda, our favorite heavenly mentor, is assigned to help him adjust to his new existence. The only problem is John’s wife, Melissa, has been pining away for John since she died and just wants to go back to the married life they once lived and doesn’t much care for Linda’s interference. Linda pulls out all the stops and helps John figure out how he died, in her usual, no-holds-barred, often intrusive, manner. Continue reading “Dead (as a doorpost) (2011) – Book”