Tag: suspense

BOOK REVIEW: The Labyrinth of the Spirits by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

The final volume from the critically acclaimed Cemetery of Forgotten Books cycle, in which the reader is transported once again into the mesmerising world of intrigue, suspense and compelling stories of beloved and new characters. The beautiful and enigmatic Alicia Gris is at the centre of this final volume, and her investigation leads to the

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FILM REVIEW: In Darkness

There’s a sub-genre of thriller which we might call the ‘blind woman in peril’ movie which generally revolves around the witnessing of a murder. Jennifer 8 and Blink are good examples, though the daddy of them all is late 60’s melodrama Wait Until Dark, which featured Audrey Hepburn as a sight impaired woman, trapped at home, desperately defending herself against

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BOOK REVIEW: The Outsider by Stephen King

Well what can be said about Stephen King that hasn’t already been said? Not a lot really, an author of over 50 books all of which are bestsellers. The master of horror has turned his hand masterfully to the crime writing genre most recently in Mr. Mercedes, Finders Keepers and End of Watch. Wrapping his

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BOOK REVIEW: The Upstairs Room by Katie Murray-Browne

Do you control your house: or does IT control you? This is Katie Murray-Browne’s debut novel, it is a peculiar subject matter but it is intriguing and was an enjoyable read. A typical family, Eleanor, Richard and their 2 young children buy a grand old Victorian house to renovate and make their own, BUT Eleanor

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FILM REVIEW: The Ritual

Folk horror’s modern roots, especially in cinema can be traced back to a handful of films, Blood on Satan’s Claw, Witchfinder General, and most famously, The Wicker Man. This triptych has had a huge amount of influence over filmmakers for generations, with their twisted echoes found in everything from New England folk-tale movie The VVitch,

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MOVIES: Top 10 Horror Suspense Moments in Film – List by Anthony Self

So the day is finally upon us – October 31st. The day when the dead walk the earth for one night of frivolous action. Where Witches ride in the night sky and cauldrons boil with the eyes of toads. If you’re too scared to venture out this evening, then check out this Top 10 list

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