THE SOUND OF FEAR

THE SOUND OF FEAR is my premier book, a themed collection of speculative horror stories. Inside, you’ll find twelve lean, mean page-turners with twist endings that pit the living against the soundscapes of the beyond! All my sound-themed horror fiction in one place, PLUS four previously unpublished stories. Paperback or digital. Here’s the link: amazon.com/dp/1694373576/…

HORROR – CRAWL

#31DaysOfHorror – #French #extremist director Alexandre Aja (‘Haute Tension’) dives into the mainstream #American #horror market again with ‘Crawl’ (2019). A young woman contends with a category 5 hurricane + hungry alligators to save her father. Recommended. 8 out of 10.

HORROR – BRIGHTBURN

31DaysOfHorror – Here is a disturbingly simple premise: “What if young Superman was a psychopath?” ‘Brightburn’ (2019) brings #CosmicHorror (literal and metaphorical) to the adoptive parents… and all other humans who get in Brandon’s way. Recommended. 8 out of 10.

HORROR – DRACULA

31DaysOfHorror – Precious few “event” R-rated horror movies (to paraphrase @IcarusArts) have been released to #theaters in my lifetime; this is one of them. Coppola’s ‘Dracula’ (1992) isn’t perfect, yet the visuals and #music make it a must-see. 8.5 out of 10.

HORROR – DAWN OF THE DEAD

#31DaysOfHorror ‘Dawn of the Dead’ (1978). Genius director #GeorgeARomero simulates an #American apocalypse on a $640K budget. A group of Pennsylvanians barricade themselves in a shopping mall to keep safe from a horde of slow-moving flesh-eaters. Superb. 9 out of 10.

HORROR – LAID TO REST

#31DaysOfHorror – ‘Laid to Rest’ (2009). An amnesiac woman wakes up in a rural setting. She must remain one step ahead of a cool-looking serial #killer to survive. An extreme #slasher w/insanely gory, creative kills. Not for the squeamish! 7 out of 10.

HORROR – ALICE, SWEET ALICE

#31DaysOfHorror ‘Alice, Sweet Alice’ (1976). A young girl is a #murder suspect. Like any good #mystery, it all makes sense once you know the improbable climax. Thanks for the recommendation, Jay of the Dead! 8 out of 10.

HORROR – CANNIBAL FEROX

#31DaysOfHorror – ‘Cannibal Ferox’ (1981). Watching the TRAILER for this movie tore a hole in my brain. Despite “official” NR status, we’re in X-rated #BDSM #torture fantasy territory here. Realistic FX. Upsetting to watch. You have been warned! 7.5 out of 10.

HORROR – COLD HELL

#31DaysOfHorror ‘Cold Hell’ (2017). Özge is a kickass woman cab driver struggling with intolerance and hostility in #Vienna. Her week gets worse when she witnesses a brutal murder and becomes the #killer’s next target. A #thriller with #horror elements. Well-paced. 8 out of 10.

HORROR – FINGERS

#31DaysOfHorror – ‘Fingers’ (2019) – If you like #Lynch and #Jodorowsky, you might like this quirky #BodyHorror art film. A woman has a phobia of atypical human bodies. One day, a co-worker shows up at the office missing a finger…. Unique. 7 out of 10.

HORROR – MANIAC (2012)

#31DaysOfHorror – ‘Maniac’ (2012) trades early #1980s #NY grime + sleaze of the original for the neon sleaze of #2010s #LA. Amazing textural score from Robin Coudert (a/k/a Rob) + Elijah Wood’s spot-on performance make the title character disturbingly sympathetic. 8.5 out of 10.

HORROR – TUCKER AND DALE VS. EVIL

#31DaysOfHorror ‘Tucker and Dale vs. Evil’ (2010). Two hillbillies are mistaken for murderers. The actors know they are in a gory #comedy; the characters don’t. Brilliant performances. Recommended. 8 out of 10.

HORROR – THE CLEANSING HOUR

#31DaysOfHorror – ‘The Cleansing Hour’ (2019) – A hot wannabe priest and his hot production team stage fake #exorcisms for a living, then get caught up in the real thing during a live recording. Nice FX. 6.5 out of 10.