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Southern Haunts: Spirits That Walk Among Us Down South Spooks

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May 3, 2013

Edited by Alexander S. Brown and  J. L. Mulvihill; illustrated by Robert K and published by Seventh Star Press, this anthology of 16 ghostly tales range from Missouri to Louisiana and use real life locations to start each story off. While some of the stories are not as entertaining as others, the introduction to new authors… Read More ›

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True Haunting by Edwin F Becker: Hair Raising Experience

As Author Edwin F Becker points out, there were no Ghost Hunters a la TAPS in 1970. There was also no Amityville horror; at least not until 1977 when Jay Anson put pen to paper and wrote about the “alleged” ghostly problems of the Lutz family in the house where an entire family sans one… Read More ›

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The Pact (2012) It’s Not What It Looks Like

Don’t let the trailers fool you. I was expecting something completely different after being bombarded with misleading trailers; first in the cinema and then on the internet. Despite my false expectations, the film surprised the hell out of me and I really enjoyed it. Written and directed by Nicholas McCarthy The Pact is actually a “lengthening ”… Read More ›

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Uninhabited (2010): No Love for this Film

Every once in a while you find a film that for some reason has invited lots of vitriol to be heaped upon it. Uninhabited is one of those films. If you type the name into your Google search engine you’ll see what I mean. But, come on guys. Is it really that bad? I’ve reviewed… Read More ›

The Innkeepers (2011): New England Hotel Necromancy

Written, directed and edited by Ti West (Does this make anyone else think of Robert Rodriguez?) and starring Sara Paxton, Pat Healy and Kelly McGillis, The Innkeepers is a brilliantly entertaining ghost film. There were some complaints from a few critics when the film was released about the slow pace. To those nay-sayers, I say, “Sit… Read More ›

Death of a Ghost Hunter (2007): Small Budget, Big Scares

I have said this before, “Every once in a while, you find a real gem hidden amongst the dross. When this happens it reaffirms your belief that there is still real talent out there in search of better actors and a bigger budget.” Last night we found another of these ‘hidden gems’ via LOVEFILM. It was actually as… Read More ›

The Orphanage (2007): Peter Pan Darkly

What do you do when you want to watch the latest Guillermo del Toro film and there’s nothing new to watch?  Do the next best thing and watch  a film produced by del Toro and directed by his protégée. Directed by Juan Antonio Bayona as his first feature film, he must have done something right, because he’s just… Read More ›

The Devil’s Backbone (2001): Guillermo del Toro’s Tour de Force

Directed and co-written by Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy) The Devil’s Backbone  is a slow and haunting film that frightens and mesmerises the viewer. Overshadowed by the wildly successful Pan’s Labyrinth, the film is a lesser known film, that despite the success of Labyrinth, is a superior film. Set during the 1939 Spanish civil war, the film follows… Read More ›

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