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Oculus dir. by

occulus

Tim is about to be released from protective custody. We’re not quite sure what happened him and his sister ten years earlier, but we get a glimpse of them fleeing what seems to be their father. His sister, Kaylie, is working for an auction house. She’s engaged to be married, and seems to be doing well. But they have unfinished

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The Book of Apex : Vol 4

The Book of Apex - vol. 4

Part of the Apex Blog Tour hosted by The Little Red Reviewer The problem I always have with reviewing a collection of short stories is that it is, as described, a collection of different stories. What if you hate one and love another? And especially when it is a collection by different authors. Maybe you like one author’s style and

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Bloodstones

Bloodstones ed. Amanda Pillar

A collection of horror stories, edited by Amanda Pillar. Part of my RIP VIII reading. Table of contents Introduction – Seanan McGuire The Bull in winter – Dirk Flinthart Euryale – Nicole Murphy A small bad thing – Penelope Love A moveable feast – Jenny Blackford Dead inside – Pete Kempshall Smoke gets in your eyes – MLD Curelas Sanaa’s

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The conjuring dir. by

The-Conjuring-Poster

Based on the true story. Or so they say. In the 1970s Roger and Carolyn Perron move into a new home with their five daughters. It’s a little run down, needs a bit of work, but its home. But the dog won’t come in to the house, and their very first night their results in horrible smells that fade in

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The Ballad of the Wayfaring Stranger and the Dead Man’s Whore by

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via Metafilter Inspired by classic American murder ballads and folk songs such as In the pines and Knoxville Girl this tells the story of a girl, taken by a haint. There isn’t much point in me recapping the plot. There is little enough story to it, but what there is, is well told. Demory’s short story is atmospheric and wonderfully

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Anno Dracula by

Anno Dracula by Kim Newman

The last of my RIP reads, and my All Hallows Swap book. What if Van Helsing had lost? What if Dracula had won that battle, married Queen Victoria, and taken power? What would Victorian England make of vampires coming out of the shadows, into high society, and becoming fashionable as well as powerful? Anno Dracula does just feature the cast

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Outcast dir. by

Outcast dir. by Colm McCarthy

Part of my RIP Peril Onscreen Fergal and his mother are on the run. They arrive in a rundown block of flats, clearly hiding out. Mary wants to keep her son safe, but he is a teenager, and trying to live a normal life. Meeting girls, hanging out. Mary doesn’t think this is such a good idea. She won’t force

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Zoo by ,

Zoo by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge

One of my RIP reads For years now Jackson Oz has been tracking animal attacks on people. It started out as a joke, but as the data kept coming in he began to think it was more than that. He has even named the phenomenon HAC. Human Animal Conflict. And it is getting worse. All over the world mammals are

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The Little Stranger by

The little stranger - Sarah Waters

Read for this year’s RIP event. Part of The Estella Society’s readalong, although a much delayed addition. The story opens with a happy scene at Hundreds Hall, our narrator is remembering how grand the house was. How impressive it was to a small child visiting from a poor family. Thirty years later when Doctor Faraday next visits the place it

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