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Book Review: The Doll by JC Martin

Most little girls love dolls and will do anything to have the one they want. Joyce Parker’s daughter, Taylor, is no different. On a mother-daughter getaway to Mexico, the girls decide to visit an unusual tourist attraction: The Island of the Dolls. On the island, there are hundreds of dolls hanging from the trees and placed on altars in various stages of decomposition and disarray. Warned not to disturb anything on the island, Joyce is already unnerved enough by the atmosphere and carefully watches Taylor as she admires the eerily beautiful dolls; but close enough.

Book Review: THEY by Vincent Hobbes

Deserted, rural, back mountain roads are unsettling in their own right, but add a blinding snow storm and four unnerved vacationers – it’s a recipe for disaster. Vincent Hobbes' short story THEY, is the embodiment of any traveler’s worst nightmare.

The Perfume of the Lady in Black (Il Profumo Della Signora in Nero) (REVIEW)

The Perfume of the Lady in Black (Il Profumo Della Signora in Nero)

A quick Google will tell you that "The Perfume of the Lady in Black" has had a kind of renaissance on some Horror blogs this year, due to the Raro Video DVD release and availability on Netflix Instant. The praise is well deserved. The movie's sumptuous visuals, subtly masterful direction, and hallucinatory, poetic journey are well worth your time.

Elvira's just like you - but with a bigger rack

There's so much to make fun of with Christine O'Donnell's "I'm not a witch" Campaign, but when Elvira spoofs you, it's pretty much a guarantee you've just suffered some Ownage.

Don't worry! Our enamored Lady of Darkness hasn't lowered herself to political statements or ads - she's simply here to attack the atrocious state of late night TV, & encourage you to watch her return to the air with Elvira's Movie Macabre!

Halloween Countdown - 25 Days to go!

I think it's safe to say we all love Halloween. So in order to make the wait JUST a tad more bearable, I'll be giving you random daily horror tidbits!

For today, I bring you the horror-comedy Hatchet! If you haven't heard, in a rather shit-tastic move, the recently released Hatchet II has been pulled from theaters. So since we can't watch that, we'll revisit the first one! Enjoy!

The Chicago Horror Film Festival

If you're even remotely interested in horror (and if you're not, why the hell are you reading this?) and you're anywhere near the Chicago area, you MUST check out the Chicago Horror Film Festival, hosted by author Jason Davis this coming weekend. This is a HUGE event spanning 3 days between this Friday, September 24th and Sunday the 26th. They have an amazing line up (click here to see), including one I've been salivating to see, "The Man Who Collected Food".

Dante Tomaselli's Torture Chamber in Production

Got a note from friend of the site and kick-ass indie filmmaker Dante Tomaselli recently that his long gestating film, "Torture Chamber" has begun production. I've been following Tomaselli since around 2003, when his sophomore film "Horror" was getting ready to be released. If you're a fan of strange, violent, surrealist horror, Tomaselli is an indie voice you should be checking out. Here's the official press release, and you can check out some of his trailers below that.

Retro Trailer: "Begotten"

In the history of heady, mind-altering cinema, "Shadow of the Vampire" director E. Elias Merhige's unforgettable black-and-white freak-out "Begotten" ranks among the very best. The picture's so-called plot is more than a little bizarre, as it deals specifically with the God's self-inflicted disembowelment and the Son of Earth's journey through a twisted lanscape populated with twitchy cannibals.

Short Film: "The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon"

Richard Gale's thoroughly entertaining short film "The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon" is one of the funniest horror spoofs I've seen all year, and that includes the Christmas-oriented gore masterpiece "Treevenge." Presented as a trailer for an upcoming nine hour feature-length motion picture, this insane 10-minute classic is very similar to the absurdist comedy stylings of The Kids in the Hall, Mr. Show, and The Upright Citizens Brigade. Since I don't want to spoil a single frame of this fantastic short for anyone who's yet to experience its greatness, I'll refrain from giving anything away. It's worth mentioning, however, that this clip isn't safe for work.

Trailer: "The Crazies" (2010)

Although I wasn't thoroughly impressed with the first trailer for Breck Eisner's upcoming remake of George A. Romero's 1973 shocker "The Crazies," the latest clip is definitely a little more effective. For whatever reason, I happen to think Timothy Olyphant is a decent actor, and it's good to see him recovering from the atrocity that was "Hitman." For those who are arriving late to the proverbial party, "The Crazies" chronicles the outbreak of a mysterious disease which turns ordinary, everyday suburban schlubs into blood-thirsty killing machines. Survivors try to escape, the government tries to keep everyone contained, and all Hell tries to break loose. If all goes according to plan, the film will infect your tender senses on February 26th, 2010. Check out the trailer below.

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