Tag: horror

FILM REVIEW: EDGAR ALLAN POE’S LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER

Like H.G. Wells, Stephen King and H.P. Lovecraft, the terrifying tales of Edgar Allan Poe have been scaring the bejesus out of people for many years – and with these authors in mind, Benjamin Cooper has taken Poe’s last recorded written work from May to August 1849, The Light House and has adapted the fragmentary sum of

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Dark Societies: In Conversation with Owen King

In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place…

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FILM REVIEW: The Body Tree

Director – Thomas Dunn Writer – Thomas Dunn, Mikhail Kukushkin Actors – Erica Dasher, Emma Dumont, Kyle Jones The Body Tree – directed by Thomas Dunn, a little known filmmaker, who may or may not have been making his directorial debut – is, to be frank with you, the absolute drizzling shits; the epitome of

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FILM ARTICLE: Stranger Things 2 and The Franchise Pit of Despair!

FADE IN: INT. CABIN – NIGHT A ramshackle lodge. We pan across the cluttered floor – empty containers of Eggo’s lay strewn amongst crude drawings of dark monsters. We slow down as we slide up to a bed. A WOMAN lies sleeping, her closed  eyelids fluttering in deep REM sleep. The cabin door opens violently.

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STORGY’s Basement of Horrors! – Return to Horror High

“Stab…you’re it!” Anon It’s Halloween! Not only do we have our last review of the BASEMENT OF HORRORS showcase – (Return to Horror High) we also have an essay on our STORGY.com page about gender and women’s roles in Horror by Emily Harrison – check out her article over there today! We’ve had a lot

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Horror and Gender: What is it about the treatment of women?

Horror is a gender stereotyped industry. That’s a fact, and there is plenty of evidence to suggest so (years upon years to be precise). But, before I bash horror, it should be said too, for parity, that so is nearly every other genre. You can’t escape stereotypes, because they create narratives from which writers build

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STORGY’s Basement of Horrors! – Among The Sleep

“Sleep, those little slices of death. Oh how I loathe them.” Edgar Allan Poe It’s the penultimate BASEMENT OF HORRORS before Halloween! We hope you’ve had fun over the course of the month watching reviews, retrospectives and some gaming with us, so for our last gaming session this month we’re playing as a child who

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STORGY’s Basement of Horrors! – DVD GIVEAWAY!

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” Mother Teresa We’re celebrating Halloween by giving away some frightening DVD’s – some obscure, some good, some bad and some ugly – keeping in vein with our reviews this year. In order to enter this is what you need to do:

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STORGY’s Basement of Horrors! – Dog Soldiers

“What would a racist call werewolves? Wargs? She kind of liked that one, but suspected that racist bastards didn’t read Tolkien” Patricia Brigss, (Fair Game) If you go down to the woods today, you’ll be in a for a big surprise… STORGY’s had zombies, vampires and other boogeyman in their reviews counting down the days

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STORGY’s Basement of Horrors! – Joe’s Diner (High Achievers Gaming)

“Everybody is a book of blood; wherever we’re opened, we’re red.” Clive Barker Joe’s Diner is not a good game. The High Achievers are back after narrowly escaping the room in DYING: REBORN and decide to take a stab at Joe’s Diner. Unfortunately, with sound effects that seem ripped from a four year-old’s fist attempt

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