The Frighteners (1996) – Film

“The Frighteners”

#19 of the 31 days of horror challenge.  (These reviews will be more raw due to the nature of the challenge.)

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Frank Bannister was an architect who lost his wife in a car accident.   Now, he can see and communicate with ghosts.  He uses that ability, along with some ghost friends, to cause fake hauntings so he can get paid to exorcise homes.  After he notices creepy numbers carved onto the forehead of the man whose home Frank is exorcising, then that man suddenly dies, Frank has a run in with a demon resembling the grim reaper and it’s up to him to save the living and the dead from it. Continue reading

R.I.P.D. (2013) – Film

“R.I.P.D.”

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A slightly tarnished, Boston police officer gets a surprise after he is killed.  Due to some poor life choices, he is recruited into the Rest In Peace Department, to serve 100 years saving the world from Deados.   Continue reading

The Phantom (1996) – Film

“The Phantom”

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The Ghost Who Walks walks onto the big screen in this adaptation of  a long running comic book series.    The story is set in 1938, with the 21st Phantom, Kip Walker,  battling wits with the evil Xander Drax and his henchmen, lead by Singh Brotherhood member, Quill. Continue reading

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