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Wednesday, July 27, 2022

[Review] - 'Nightmare Fuel: The Science of Horror Films' by Nina Nesseth

Were you ever labeled as different or weird because of your love for horror movies? I can't speak for anyone else, but my answer is yes. I was the loner kid reading used horror paperbacks during high school lunch. Instead of going to a football game on Friday nights, I was alone in my bedroom watching rented VHS horror flicks while eating cheesy pizza and rotting my teeth on soda. Not once did I wonder why I loved scary movies, though, at the time, my mother was worried I would become a serial killer like Michael Myers. It's twenty-five years later, and I can assure everyone that my fascination with all things horror didn't affect me — too much.

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Review - Ripley's Believe It or Not! Mind Blown!

Many weeks ago, I received the newest Ripley's Believe It or Not! annual, "Mind Blown!" And to be completely honest, I was surprised the 17th annual was released. If you aren't living under a rock, then you would know 2020 has been downright horrible with the pandemic, riots, lockdowns, and elections. So, it's impressive that Ripley Publishing was able to put together another edition full of new astonishing and weird facts from around the world.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Review - Paperbacks from Hell

Bullied and feeling like an outcast during all of my high school years in the late '90s, I fell in love with the horror novels. I was already reading R.L. Stine, Christopher Pike, and dozen of other YA thrillers by the time I started reading Stephen King novels in junior high. While I was still reading King during high school, I later fell in love with  Anne Rice's erotic vampire tales, John Saul's creepy paperbacks, and Clive Barker's bloody stories.