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Book Review: Stephen King's Joyland

Revisiting his old ways, Stephen King’s newest novel, Joyland has the heart of that disenchanted college youth you once were and the fun you were bound to have in spite of your looming shortcomings.Joyland is a quick read that ticks you slowly up the top of that rickety rollercoaster just to plummet you headfirst into unseen curves and humps. A nostalgic ride through a lost summer, a first love, a mysterious new place and the sweat of a summer job, King haunts you with things you’ve tried to forget and then those things you yearn to remember.

Book Review: Delphine Dodd by S.P. Miskowski

Left on the roadside by their wayward and absconding mother, Delphine Dodd realizes this time is not like the others. She and her little sister, Olive, have been discarded on the side of the road like trash, only to find themselves floating aimlessly into the care of their unfamiliar grandmother. Set in the early settlement years before the First World War, S.P Miskowski weaves Delphine’s vivid recollections of her adolescence into a haunting dreamscape.

Book Review: Mr. Hands by Gary A Braunbeck

**Important note: NO, this book has nothing to do with the infamous weirdo and horse video by the same name. Just in-case any of you get confused or decide to google "Mr. Hands." I'd definitely add "book" to those search terms - or don't, if you're into that kind of thing. **

Book Review: The Inheritance of a Swamp Witch by Sonia Taylor Brock

Who hasn’t had the tiniest notion of being the one to discover something new and exciting at some point in one’s career or life? Technically, I suppose that can be argued, but for my sake, let’s just agree to some extent that everyone wants to be a part of something unique, yes? Finding where one belongs and what one is destined for in their life is the foundation of Sonia Taylor Brock’s book one of the Swamp Witch series, The Inheritance of a Swamp Witch.

Netflix Instant Watch: "Supernatural" (TV Series)

One of my favorite things about Netflix is the growing number of television series that are available for instant streaming at my beck and call. "Supernatural" is one of those shows that I've recently started watching and so far, I think it's pretty great. Although I'm only just starting the second season its easy to see why the show has such a huge following. Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki star as Dean and Sam, two brothers on the hunt for their father, the man who taught them how to hunt supernatural entities.

Skew (REVIEW)

Skew Movie

It’s apparent that the nearly consistent 15 year long presence of “found-footage” and subjective camera POV visual aesthetics in film and television (FFSC from here out) has tapped into a certain type of audio-visual experience that connects with viewers. Though at first glance we could write off these stylistic techniques as cash-grabs it is surprising that the novelty of such techniques has continued to raise more eyebrows in curiosity rather than skepticism.

In Search of Lovecraft (REVIEW)

When it was announced this past July that Guillermo Del Toro would be making "At the Mountains of Madness," fans of H.P. Lovecraft and horror in general squealed with delight. In general the excitement can be attributed to the fact that in general, everything Del Toro touches turns to gold, but to a certain type of genre fan, the announcement meant even more. It meant that the work of Lovecraft would be featured in major motion picture with a substantial budget and legitimate actors, as opposed to the straight to DVD community theater-esque productions that they were accustomed to.

Horror Headlines: Monday June 14th, 2010

Hollywood loves its unnecessary remakes, so it shouldn't be too surprising that they are looking at Pascal Laugeir's "Martyrs" for the official treatment. What is surprising is that "Twilight" producer Wyck Godfrey is looking at Kristin Stewart to headline.

Breck Eisner thrilled us all with his remake of "The Crazies" and is moving on to some non-horror related fare such as "Escape From New York" and "Flash Gordon". He'll be making his way back to the horror work though as he has taken on the rights to the classic Dracula comic "Blood of the Innocent".

Joe Lynch's upcoming horror comedy "The Knights of Badassdom" just got a whole lot hotter as "Firefly" alum Summer Glau signs on to the cast.

Need some more Sam and Dean Winchester in your life? You better hope so as Warner Brothers Japan is preparing 22 episode "Supernatural: The Animation"! Details on the new show are scarce at this time, but the official site talks of recreating some of the fan favorite episodes of the series as well as some new adventures mixed in.

In Real People News: 

A 16 year old British boy is heading to juvie for four months after microwaving his brother's 1 year old Golden Hamster.

A Wilton man is sentenced to five years in prison after hitting and killing a motorcycle rider in a case of drugged up driving. Despite the happy news of a man getting his just deserts for his crimes, the true horror is the charges of tampering with evidence after he drank his own urine to keep it from being tested for drugs while in the hospital.

On this day in history: 

1648 - Midwife Margaret Jones is hanged in Boston for witchcraft. It is the first such execution for the Massachusetts colony, but not the first in the colonies.

Horror Headlines: Wednesday February 17th, 2010

We spoke earlier this week about the return of Vin Diesel to the "Riddick" franchise; plot details are starting to emerge. Expect back to basics with more monsters, which is always fun.

Roger Corman is heading back to the director's chair, teaming with the Syfy Channel for two epic features; "Dinoshark" and "Sharktopus". Sound horrible? Well of course it does! But that is Corman's bread and butter.

Jefferey Dean Morgan continues to grow his genre-cred as he joins Sam Worthington in "The Fields". This time around Morgan will be portraying a detective investigating Gulf area refineries for a murderer. Let's hope he does so as The Comedian.

Hey "Supernatural" fans, your dreams have come true! The CW has officially picked up the show for a sixth season. Maybe I should actually try watching it sometime!

In Real People News: 

Two bungling burglars are caught after misguided attempts at home robbery. Upon entering their victims houses, the two would-be thieves began to chat up their sleeping victims until Eli Powell woke up and realized what was going on. He then proceeded to choke out his assailant.

Two Memphis area residents are arrested for inciting a riot at a local Chuck E. Cheese. Sure, their pizza is terrible and that mouse is really damn creepy, is that really worth starting a fight over?

On this day in history: 

1993 - An overcrowded ferry carrying up to 1,500 people sinks off the coast of Haiti. Only 285 people were known to have survived.

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