Kill Creek – Scott Thomas || Horror Book REVIEW

If you’re a horror fan, you’ve probably been seeing this book EVERYWHERE! Scott Thomas was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award for Debut Authors so everyone has their eye on this guy!

So obviously, I couldn’t ignore the hype and had to check it out.

Did this book live up to the hype? Let’s find out!

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At the end of a dark prairie road, nearly forgotten in the Kansas countryside, lies the Finch House. For years it has perched empty, abandoned, and overgrown–but soon the door will be opened for the first time in many decades. But something waits, lurking in the shadows, anxious to meet its new guests.
When best-selling horror author Sam McGarver is invited to spend Halloween night in one of the country’s most infamous haunted houses, he reluctantly agrees. At least he won’t be alone; joining him are three other masters of the macabre, writers who have helped shape modern horror. But what begins as a simple publicity stunt soon becomes a fight for survival–the entity they have awakened will follow them, torment them, threatening to make them part of the bloody legacy of Kill Creek.

GENRE – Horror

RATING – R ( gore, violence, language, sexual activity, intense imagery, TRIGGER WARNING – suicide, self-harm, domestic violence, alcoholism, the death of a family member )

LENGTH – 416 pages

PUBLISHER – Inkshares

PUBLICATION DATE – 10 / 31 / 17

SPOOK FACTOR – 4 / 5 SPOOKS


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Unbury Carol – Josh Malerman || RANT REVIEW

So I’m a huge fan of Josh Malerman. I loved Bird Box! It was one of the most innovative and refreshing horror/suspense novels I had read in a long time. Then I read The House at the Bottom of the Lake. I rated it low, but I think the suspense in the book was top notch.

Then I came to Unbury Carol. I was SO excited to read Unbury Carol and had actually received an e-arc for the book but was unable to read it because it expired before I got to it.

So you can imagine my excitement when I saw that my library got a copy of Unbury Carol. I picked it up immediately and my friend Regina @ Bookish in Bed was excited too so we buddy read it. And….well….let’s talk about how I felt….

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Carol Evers is a woman with a dark secret. She has died many times . . . but her many deaths are not final: They are comas, a waking slumber indistinguishable from death, each lasting days.

Only two people know of Carol’s eerie condition. One is her husband, Dwight, who married Carol for her fortune, and—when she lapses into another coma—plots to seize it by proclaiming her dead and quickly burying her . . . alive. The other is her lost love, the infamous outlaw James Moxie. When word of Carol’s dreadful fate reaches him, Moxie rides the Trail again to save his beloved from an early, unnatural grave.

And all the while, awake and aware, Carol fights to free herself from the crippling darkness that binds her—summoning her own fierce will to survive. As the players in this drama of life and death fight to decide her fate, Carol must in the end battle to save herself

GENRE – Horror (?), Western

RATING – PG-13 (Intense scenes)

LENGTH – 367 pages

PUBLISHER – Del Rey

PUBLICATION DATE – 4 / 10 / 18

SPOOK FACTOR – 0 / 5 SPOOKS

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The First Purge || Horror Movie REVIEW

I’ll preface this review by saying I actually haven’t seen any of the other Purge movies. I thought, if there was any time for me to jump into the franchise, it would be at the prequel (other than the first one obviously).

Basically, I wanted to review this movie based off if it’s a “good prequel” based on the fact that I wouldn’t know any callbacks to the other movies.

So let’s just get into my thoughts on this movie.

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After the rise of a third political party, the New Founding Fathers of America, an experiment is conducted, no laws for 12 hours on Staten Island. No one must stay during the experiment yet there is $5,000 for anyone who does.

GENRE – Action / Horror

RATING – R

RUNTIME – 1 H 38 MIN

DIRECTOR – Gerard McMurray

STARRING –  Y’lan NoelLex Scott DavisJoivan Wade

SPOOK FACTOR – 1 / 5 SPOOKS


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The Stand – Stephen King || Book REVIEW (Stephen King read-through #5)

Man, this book was a freaking behemoth! I took me FOREVER to get through this one. Does that mean I didn’t like it? Not necessarily. With that being said, let’s jump into it!

Disclaimer – In my read through, I skipped the abridged version of The Stand. I had no interest in reading it, so I just went] to the Uncut version.

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This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death. And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides — or are chosen.

GENRE – Horror

RATING – R (intense scenes, gore, sex, language, violence, drug and alcohol use)

LENGTH – 1153 pages

PUBLISHER – Doubleday

PUBLICATION DATE – 5 / 1 / 1990

SCARE FACTOR – 2 / 5


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Until Dawn | Video Game REVIEW

I have owned Until Dawn and wanted to play it for awhile, but I was honestly too scared to play it. My final push was that my friend Regina @ BookishinBed recommended the game to.

Finally, I gathered my courage and started the game. So let’s chat about Until Dawn!

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Eight friends trapped together on a remote mountain retreat, and they aren’t alone.  Gripped by dread, with tensions running high, they must fight through their fear if they all hope to make through the night in one piece.

Play as each of the eight characters and experience fear like you never have before. Every decision you make in your terrifying search for answers could mean the difference between life and death, but for whom?  Your actions alone will decide who survives Until Dawn.

GENRE – Horror

DEVELOPER – Supermassive Games

PUBLISHER – Sony

RELEASE DATE – 8 / 25 / 2015

SCARE FACTOR – 3.5 / 5 (Jump scare central!!)

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Night Shift – Stephen King || Book REVIEW {REPOST} (Stephen King read-through #4)

This was originally posted 1 / 28 / 18! I am reposting all my original read-through reviews for continuity sake.

This is the first SK short story collection I’ve ever read and one of the only short story collections I’ve read. I was nervous because I didn’t really know what to expect. Did I enjoy it? Let’s find out!

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Never trust your heart to the New York Times bestselling master of suspense, Stephen King. Especially with an anthology that features the classic stories “Children of the Corn,” “The Lawnmower Man,” “Graveyard Shift,” “The Mangler,” and “Sometimes They Come Back”-which were all made into hit horror films.

“Unbearable suspense.” (Dallas Morning News)

From the depths of darkness, where hideous rats defend their empire, to dizzying heights, where a beautiful girl hangs by a hair above a hellish fate, this chilling collection of twenty short stories will plunge readers into the subterranean labyrinth of the most spine-tingling, eerie imagination of our time.

GENRE – Horror

RATING – R (intense scenes, sex, gore, language)

LENGTH – 326 pages

PUBLISHED – 2 / 1978 by Doubleday

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‘Salem’s Lot – Stephen King|| Book REVIEW {REPOST} (Stephen King read-through #2)

This was originally posted on 1 / 13 / 18! I am reposting all my original read-through reviews for continuity sake.

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Thousands of miles away from the small township of ‘Salem’s Lot, two terrified people, a man and a boy, still share the secrets of those clapboard houses and tree-lined streets. They must return to ‘Salem’s Lot for a final confrontation with the unspeakable evil that lives on in the town.

GENRE – Horror

RATING – R ( sex, alcohol, language, gore, some intense scenes)

LENGTH – 439 pages

PUBLISHED – 10 / 17 / 1975 by Doubleday

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