GNoH Review: The Triangle – The Rise Trilogy, Book One

Written by Robert P. Ottone

The world, as we know it, is over. Sea level rise has all but finished off life on Earth.

Born with a gift for engineering and technology, Azlynn and her father Merrill spend their days running a small shop in the flotilla community of Coral Cove. They scavenge shipwrecks, sunken vessels, and what precious little remains of the world before the planet drowned. With her best friend Ellis, they do their best to support their community, while struggling to survive.

When a group of scouts sent by The Order, a mysterious and powerful northeastern cabal, goes missing in the nearby Bermuda Triangle, Merrill is tasked with finding them. Unbeknownst to him, Azlynn and Ellis have snuck aboard to join in on the mission to find out what lurks within The Triangle. The ancient, cosmic truths they discover may be more terrifying than they ever imagined.

The Triangle is a solid introduction to Azlynn and the world she survives in, and I am sure I will find myself back with her some time in the future.

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GNoH Review: The Scary of 61st (2021)

Written by Dasha Nekrasova and Madeline Quinn

Directed by Dasha Nekrasova

Two roommates’ lives are upended after finding out that their new Manhattan apartment harbors a dark secret. Two roommates’ lives are upended after finding out that their new Manhattan apartment harbors a dark secret.

Although it wasn’t an instant classic for me, Scary is a promise of more to come from Nekrasova and the team.

Read the full review at Ginger Nuts of Horror HERE

GNoH Review: Terrifier 2 (2022)

Written and Directed by Damien Leone

After being resurrected by a sinister entity, Art the Clown returns to the timid town of Miles County where he targets a teenage girl and her younger brother on Halloween night.

David Howard Thornton as Art is just superb. Art is an incredible creation, and he oozes evil and demands fear. He can do so much with a simple wave of his fingers or a raised eyebrow; he’s a genuinely unsettling addition to the slasher Hall of Fame!

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Quick Review: The Cabin at the End of the World (2018)

By Paul Tremblay

Available at AMAZON

Seven-year-old Wen and her parents, Eric and Andrew, are vacationing at a remote cabin on a quiet New Hampshire lake, with their closest neighbours more than two miles in either direction.

As Wen catches grasshoppers in the front yard, a stranger unexpectedly appears in the driveway. Leonard is the largest man Wen has ever seen but he is young and friendly. Leonard and Wen talk and play until Leonard abruptly apologises and tells Wen, “None of what’s going to happen is your fault”. Three more strangers arrive at the cabin carrying unidentifiable, menacing objects. As Wen sprints inside to warn her parents, Leonard calls out, “Your dads won’t want to let us in, Wen. But they have to. We need your help to save the world.”

So begins an unbearably tense, gripping tale of paranoia, sacrifice, apocalypse, and survival that escalates to a shattering conclusion, one in which the fate of a loving family and quite possibly all of humanity are intertwined.

This could be the shortest review I ever write, just by simply telling you that you need to go out and buy this book if you don’t already own it. And you certainly need to read it if it is languishing in your TBR pile. I know, I know, I am a bit late to the party, but hey, at least I arrived!

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GNoH Review: Who Invited Them (2022)

Written and directed by Duncan Birmingham

Adam and Margo’s housewarming party is a success. One couple linger after the other guests, revealing themselves to be wealthy neighbours. As one night cap leads to another, Adam and Margo suspect their new friends are duplicitous strangers

WHO INVITED THEM will fill a Friday evening after a few too many Old Fashioneds but will likely be forgotten in the Saturday morning hangover fog.

Read the full review at Ginger Nuts of Horror HERE

GNoH Review: Sissy (2022)

written and Directed by Hannah Barlow and Kane Senes

Teen best friends Cecilia and Emma, after a decade run into each other. Cecilia is invited on Emma’s bachelorette weekend where she gets stuck in a remote cabin with her high school bully with a taste for revenge.

Aisha Dee as Sissy is the standout. She plays Sissy with a palpable level of anxiety and fragility so deeply embedded in her past experiences that her journey in the film is both expected and shocking.

Read the full review at Ginger Nuts of Horror HERE

Quick Review: The Watchers (2021)

By A. M. Shine

Available at AMAZON

This forest isn’t charted on any map. Every car breaks down at its treeline. Mina’s is no different. Left stranded, she is forced into the dark woodland only to find a woman shouting, urging Mina to run to a concrete bunker. As the door slams behind her, the building is besieged by screams.

Mina finds herself in a room with a wall of glass, and an electric light that activates at nightfall, when the Watchers come above ground. These creatures emerge to observe their captive humans and terrible things happen to anyone who doesn’t reach the bunker in time.

Afraid and trapped among strangers, Mina is desperate for answers. Who are the Watchers and why are these creatures keeping them imprisoned, keen to watch their every move?

Shine’s debut novel, The Watchers throws a disparate group of unfortunates together in a mysterious woodland prison where they are watched at night by the mysterious, and clearly very dangerous, creatures that live in the tunnels beneath them. Hiding away during the day, the creatures leave the group in peace to complete their daily chores, collecting water and scavenging for food to keep themselves alive long enough to live in fear the next night.

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GNoH Review: Control (2022)

Written by James Mark &  Matthew Nayman
Directed by James Mark

Get ready for a mind-bending sci-fi thriller. With a fragmented memory and no clear way out, Eileen (Sara Mitich, Star Trek: Discovery) is forced to complete tasks by an unseen entity whilst trapped in a mysterious room, or else her daughter will be killed. Her only clue is Roger (George Tchortov, Kick-Ass), the man imprisoned alongside her, claiming to be her husband – thrust into a reluctant partnership, the two must work together to save Eileen’s daughter. However, nothing is truly as it seems, and very quickly, a much greater plot is unveiled – with Eileen at the centre.

Overall, I enjoyed my time with CONTROL and, if the synopsis interests you, then I think you will too. It’s always a personal thing, but the lack of detail around Eileen’s incarceration may annoy some, but it is not a deal breaker on what is, otherwise, a decent low-budget thriller.

Control comes to UK streaming platforms on 26th September 2022.

See the full review at Ginger Nuts HERE.

GNoH REview: When the Screaming Starts (2021)

Written by Conor Boru and Ed Hartland
Directed by Conor Boru

When Norman Graysmith is invited into the home of an aspiring serial killer, Aidan Mendle, he believes he has the subject for the documentary that will make his career.

If you like daft films with silly humour, but with a human touch underneath the jokes, then When the Screaming Starts will definitely keep you amused.

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The Invitation (2022)

The Invitation (2022)

Written by Blair Butler
Directed by Jessica M. Thompson

Review by: Mark Walker

A young woman is courted and swept off her feet, only to realize a gothic conspiracy is afoot (IMDB)

There are likely some spoilers in this review but nothing that I don’t think has already been shown in the trailers.

Nathalie Emmanuel plays Evie, a struggling artist, working as a waitress for a crap boss and mourning the recent loss of her sick mother. With her father having died when she was 14, she is all alone apart from her close friend, Grace (Courtney Taylor). After sending off her DNA using a kit from a goody bag she and Grace nick from an event they are waitressing at, Evie discovers that she has distant family in England and agrees to meet up with her newfound cousin Oliver who is in New York on a business trip.

After getting to know each other over lunch, Oliver tells Evie about another relation marrying into a wealthy family and invites Evie to join him.

Defying all common sense, Evie agrees to go, despite the protestations of Grace, the sensible, sassy best friend. So far, so GET OUT; the lone black woman in a sea of white faces, far from home and out of her comfort zone. While the set-up is familiar, The Invitation takes a vastly different turn from GET OUT and doesn’t quite work as well.

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