Stinger Review

Stinger is a 1988 science fiction horror novel written by Robert McCammon and published by Pocket Books.  Set in the remote town of Inferno, Texas, an alien creature descends from the stars in search of another.  He then traps the town and ravages the land causing death and destruction in his wake, unleashing an army of horrible mutations…until the people rise up in a final, desperate battle for survival and for the fate of the planet. Positives: Great characters Great, well-written story Good pacing Violent, intense, and gory Great setting…

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Don’t Kill It Review

Don’t Kill It is a 2016 comedy horror film directed by Mike Mendez, starring Dolph Lundgren, Kristina Klebe, Tony Bentley, James Chalke, and Miles Doleac.  The story follows demon hunter Jebediah Woodley (Lundgren) who travels to Mississippi in the hopes of destroying an ancient, but homicidal demon. Positives: Interesting premise Good amount of gore Negatives: Terrible script Terrible direction Dolph Lundgren is terrible Forgettable characters Forgettable score Lackluster performances Plot: The story follows demon hunter Jebediah Woodley who travels to a southern Mississippi town when a demon is accidentally released,…

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Happy Death Day Review

Happy Death Day is a 2017 comedy slasher horror film directed by Christopher B. Landon, starring Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, and Ruby Modine.  The story follows Tree Gelbman, who wakes up again and again on the same day -her birthday – only to be murdered and restart the process until she finds out who killed her. Positives: Great performances Good cast Jessica Rothe is a good lead Great humor Interesting story Really good twist Good characters Great character development Good music Well-written script Negatives: Character stereotypes Plot:  The film follows…

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Underworld (Resident Evil #4) Review

Underworld (Resident Evil #4) is a 1999 science fiction horror novel written by S. D. Perry and published by Pocket Books.  Serving as the fourth installment in the Resident Evil book series, the story follows Leon Kennedy, Claire Redfield, Rebecca chambers and their comrades who set out to the American Southwest to take down one of the Umbrella Corporation’s most elaborate facilities and its genetically engineered horrors. Positives: Good characters Good action Interesting story Good writing Negatives: Reston is a forgettable antagonist The Planet is a lackluster setting Plot:  The…

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Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood Review

Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood is a 2003 black comedy horror film directed by Steven Ayromlooi, starring Warwick Davis, Tangi Miller, Laz Alonso, Page Kennedy, and Sherrie Jackson.  It is the sixth installment in the Leprechaun horror film series and follows the villainous Leprechaun rampaging through a town looking for his gold, which was stolen by a group of urban youths. Positives: Interesting premise Negatives: Poor performances Shitty script Worst direction Poor humor Poor characters Poor music Choppy editing Bad dialogue Uneventful story Plot:  Four urban youths (they’re not youths)…

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Friday the 13th Part 2 Review

Friday the 13th Part 2 is a 1981 slasher film directed by Steve Miner, starring Amy Steel, John Furey, and Adrienne King. The film serves as the second installment in the Friday the 13th film series and picks up five years after the previous film where a new murderer stalks and murders camp counselors at a nearby training camp in Crystal Lake. Positives: Great score Good use of special effects Good suspense Negatives: Lackluster characters Lackluster story Lackluster performances Too many jumpscares Lackluster editing Poor direction Terrible ending Plot: Set five…

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Evil Dead Review

Evil Dead is a 2013 supernatural horror film directed by Fede Alvarez (Don’t Breath), starring Jane Levy (Don’t Breathe), Shiloh Fernandez (Red Riding Hood), Lou Taylor Pucci (Carriers), Jessica Lucas (Cloverfield), and Elizabeth Blackmore (Isabel).  The fourth installment in the Evil Dead franchise serving as a reboot of the 1981 film The Evil Dead, the film follows five friends who head to a remote cabin, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods. Positives: Awesome use of…

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The Strain (The Strain Trilogy #1) Review

The Strain (The Strain Trilogy #1) is a 2009 vampire horror novel written by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, published by William Morrow.  It is the first installment in The Strain Trilogy and follows doctors Ephraim “Eph” Goodweather and Nora Martinez and a small band of fighters as they battle a vampiric virus that is slowing infecting the city. Positives: Awesome characters Well-written Great antagonist Great story Great suspense Great attention to detail Negatives: Conveniences in the plot Plot:  After a Boeing 777 arrives in an airport, completely dead with…

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Alien 3 Review

Alien 3 is a 1992 science fiction thriller horror film directed by David Fincher, starring Sigourney Weaver, Charles Dance, Charles S. Dutton, and Brian Glover.  Serving as the third installment in the Alien series, the film follows Ripley (Weaver) who crash-lands on Fiorina Fury 161, a maximum security prison. When a series of grisly deaths occur shortly after her arrival, Ripley realizes that she brought along a xenomorph. Positives: Good performances Great practical of xenomorph creature Great use of gore Great suspense Negatives: Poor CGI Tons of plot holes Poor characters…

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Vampyrrich Review

Vampyrrich is a 1999 supernatural horror novel written by Simon Clark and published by Leisure Books. The plot follows a group of four who are besieged by vampires in a small, isolated town. Positives: Great main characters Great, suspenseful atmosphere Well-written gore Good attention to detail Unique vampires Interesting story Negatives: n/a Plot:  David Leppington is a doctor who returns to his hometown of Leppington for a possible job as the current town doctor is retiring, while taking the time to visit his uncle George.  He takes up residence at…

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