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Night of the Templar

Night of theTemplar David Carradine In His Last Performance

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June 14, 2013

Night of the Templar is a 2012 low budget (an estimated $3 million) British film and the best thing about it is David Carradine in his last performance. Officially this was his last film before being found dead aged 72 in Bangkok, Thailand  apparently a victim of auto-erotic asphyxiation. Written and directed by stuntman Paul Sampson, the… Read More ›

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Burning the Middle Ground by L Andrew Cooper A Battle for Control

Written by L Andrew Cooper and published by Blackwyrm Publishing, Burning Middle Ground is a supernatural cum horror cum occult novel. Featuring a religious zealot that will make you think immediately of that Westboro bunch, the book disturbs as much as it scares. The book’s prologue deals with the murder/suicide of and entire family sans one,… 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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HAUNTED The Ghosts that Share Our World by John Pinkney

HAUNTED is the type of ghostly chronicle that permeated my teen years. After experiencing several “events” that could not be satisfactorily explained, I became obsessed with reading every ghost tale I could get my hands on. I became a devout fan of the writings of Elliot O’Donnell, Ghost Hunter extraordinaire. Of course years later I… Read More ›

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Cinema of Shadows by Michael West

When I joined Goodreads.com about a year ago I started receiving recommendations from folks fairly quickly. One of the first few titles that struck a chord with me was Cinema of Shadows by Michael West. Considering that I have a considerable weakness for well written horror, it sounded like it might be worth a look…. Read More ›

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Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975): Oblivion in the Outback

Directed by Peter Weir (The Cars that Ate Paris) and adapted for the screen by Cliff Green from the book written by Joan Lindsay. The film has the “unofficial” title of being Australia’s most loved film and it was a critic’s favourite when it opened in 1975. It has since risen to a cult favourite…. Read More ›

Playback (2012): America’s Home Videos Gone Wrong

It is interesting what draws us to a film. In this particular instance it was the words ‘starring Christian Slater‘ that hooked me. I should have known better. Slater actually has an oversized (or undersized, depending how you look at it) cameo in the film. It’s literally a case of ‘blink and you’ll miss him’… 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 ›

Darkness (2002): Wake Me When it’s Over

I decided to give the 2002 film Darkness  another chance today. I pulled up LOVEFILM and streamed it. Unfortunately  time hasn’t improved the films impact on me. It still doesn’t work and definitely does not scare me. Directed by Jaume Balagueró I was surprised that I didn’t like the film.  Jaume impressed the living hell out of me with Fragile and [Rec]. Of… Read More ›

An Arkansas Razorback in Queen Elizabeth Country 3

My cold-water flat was getting claustrophobic. Despite having a huge window, the room was oddly airless. Smells seemed to ‘dig’ into the room, refusing to leave no matter how much you ‘aired’ it out. The final straw came when a girlfriend, after a particularly amorous night, threw up a horrible mixture of Yukon Jack and… Read More ›

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