Tag: horror

Scary Movies: The Invisible Man

It’s been a while since I’d seen this one, but I remembered it as being one of the better of the 1930s Universal horrors. On a whim, I watched it a few nights ago. Let’s see how it holds up! A strange man wrapped… Continue Reading “Scary Movies: The Invisible Man”

Scary Movies: Alien vs. Predator: Requiem

Alien vs. Predator: Requiem takes place shortly after the finish of the previous film in the combined franchise, where we saw a predator ship take off from Antarctica with xenomorph face huggers aboard, unbeknownst to the ship’s predator crew. A fight ensues between the… Continue Reading “Scary Movies: Alien vs. Predator: Requiem”

Scary Movies: Alien vs. Predator

My teenage son has really latched onto the Alien horror franchise and is determined to watch every one, apparently no matter the quality. Hence, Alien vs. Predator, which we watched a few weeks ago. Unlike the other Alien movies, this one is set on… Continue Reading “Scary Movies: Alien vs. Predator”

Top Five Songs to Inspire Horror Writers

In earlier posts, I suggested Five Songs to Inspire Writers and Five Songs to Inspire Fantasy Writers, but sometimes, you’re trying to scare the pants off your readers. Or, to paraphrase Steven King, if you can’t scare your readers, you can always gross them… Continue Reading “Top Five Songs to Inspire Horror Writers”

What I’m Reading: Bodies Full of Burning

Hey, it’s a Writers of Chantilly book, sort of! Bodies Full of Burning is a horror anthology, and one of the stories is by WoC writer D. A. Jobe. And I really probably wouldn’t have picked this up if not for that, as the… Continue Reading “What I’m Reading: Bodies Full of Burning”

Scary Movies: Tomb of Ligeia

Finally finishing up the horror movies from my family’s annual Halloween film festival, and we come to the Tomb of Ligeia. This is the third from director Roger Corman’s Edgar Allan Poe cycle that we’ve watched, the previous ones being The Raven and Tales… Continue Reading “Scary Movies: Tomb of Ligeia”

Scary Movies: Pet Semetary

I read Stephen King’s Pet Semetary in middle school and thought at the time it was the scariest book I’d ever read. I’m not sure how the book would hold up for me as an adult, but this movie surely did not. Quite a… Continue Reading “Scary Movies: Pet Semetary”

Scary Movies: Cat People

This is a movie I’ve long wanted to see. Most horror movies from the 1930s and 1940s, at least the best-known ones, are from Universal. RKO had their own line of horror films in the 1940s, however, produced by auteur Val Lewton (unusual, as… Continue Reading “Scary Movies: Cat People”