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.

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GNoH Review: Mystery Road

Written by Kevin Lucia

Two Kevin Ellison Stories in One!

Mystery Road

Choices are like roads, taking us to destinations both planned and unexpected, but lofty thoughts like that are of no concern to young Kevin Ellison, who only cares about his dreams of basketball glory.

One day, however, while riding his bicycle to shoot baskets with his best friend, he comes across a side-road he doesn’t recognize, curving away into the woods. Intrigued, he rides down this unmarked road and encounters something both wonderful and quietly terrible, something that forever changes his understanding of the world…

A Night at Old Webb

Old Webb, an abandoned grammar school just outside Clifton Heights, is the place to be late summer nights in Webb County. A gathering place for friends to be themselves, away from grownups who have forgotten what it means to be young and free.

The summer of 1992, Kevin Ellison spent his Saturday nights there like everyone else. Everything was running according to plan: a college basketball scholarship, school, all the things everyone expected of him.

Then he met a girl named Michelle Titchner, and everything changed…

There is raw emotion at work here and both stories, despite their brevity, encompass feelings of wonder, confusion, love, and sadness all beautifully portrayed on the page. I can’t help but feel that Kevin Lucia has drawn heavily from his own past, and that lends credence and heft to the impact of these tales.

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GNoH Review: Orphan: First Kill (2022)

Written by David Coggeshall (screenplay by), David Leslie Johnson McGoldrick (story by), Alex Mace (story by)
Directed by William Brent Bell

After orchestrating a brilliant escape from an Estonian psychiatric facility, Esther travels to America by impersonating the missing daughter of a wealthy family. (IMDB)

In a weird way, and I suspect the director is just messing with your head, you may end up rooting for Esther.

See the full review over on Ginger Nuts of Horror HERE

GNoH Review: Darling (2022)

By Mercedes M. Yardley

Darling has its demons. Cherry LaRouche escaped the claws of Darling, Louisiana at sixteen. When she is forced to return after her mother’s death, Cherry and her children move back into her childhood home where the walls whisper and something sinister skitters across the roof at night. While Cherry tries to settle back into a town where evil spreads like infection, the bodies of several murdered children turn up. When Cherry’s own daughter goes missing, she is forced to confront the true monsters of Darling.

Mercedes skilfully fleshes out all her characters and the backstories that have shaped their lives, slowly filling in the gaps and presenting each as distinct and unique.

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GNoH Review: Dark Stars (2022)

Edited by John F.D. Taft

Created as an homage to the 1980 classic horror anthology, Dark Forces, this collection contains 12 original novelettes showcasing today’s top horror talent edited by John F.D. Taff. Within these pages you’ll find tales of dead men walking, an insidious secret summer fling, an island harbouring unspeakable power, and a dark hallway that beckons. You’ll encounter terrible monstersboth human and supernaturaland be forever changed. These stories run the gamut from traditional to modern, from dark fantasy to neo-noir, from explorations of beloved horror tropes to the unknownpossibly unknowablethreats.

Dark Stars is a celebration of the diversity, variety and joy of horror, an escapist delight to die-hard fans, and the start of a slippery, yet attractive slope for newbies.

So, grab a copy, settle in, and enjoy.

See the full review at Ginger Nuts of Horror HERE

GNoH Review: Dark Stars

Created as an homage to the 1980 classic horror anthology, Dark Forces, this collection contains 12 original novelettes showcasing today’s top horror talent edited by John F.D. Taff. Within these pages you’ll find tales of dead men walking, an insidious secret summer fling, an island harbouring unspeakable power, and a dark hallway that beckons. You’ll encounter terrible monstersboth human and supernaturaland be forever changed. These stories run the gamut from traditional to modern, from dark fantasy to neo-noir, from explorations of beloved horror tropes to the unknownpossibly unknowablethreats. (Amazon)

…Dark Stars is a celebration of the diversity, variety and joy of horror, an escapist joy to die-hard fans, and the start of a slippery, yet attractive slope for newbies.

See the full review at Ginger Nuts of Horror HERE

GNoH Review: Night’s End (2022)

An anxious shut-in moves into a haunted apartment, hiring a stranger to perform an exorcism which quickly takes a horrific turn (IMDB)

I liked the way it built up slowly; the more psychological elements of the story and how it affected Ken, taking away his control and grip on reality. It reminded me of Host and the way that builds up the terror by not really knowing what is going on and whether things are real.

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GNoH Review: Slapface (2021)

A boy deals with the loss of his mother by creating a dangerous relationship with a monster rumored to live in the woods. (IMDB)

If you want gore and intense, scary scenes then this isn’t for you, but if you fancy something a little more psychological, which doesn’t hold your hand through all the plot turns, then I think you will enjoy Slapface. The plot is not overly original and, while you can see most of the twists and turns coming, the set-ups and ending still leave you with some questions about what was real and what might just be supernatural.

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GNoH Review: GHOST: 100 Stories to Read with the Lights on

Chosen by Louise Welsh

Haunted houses, mysterious counts, weeping widows and restless souls, here is the definitive anthology of all that goes bump in the night. Hand-picked by award-winning author Louise Welsh, this beautiful collection of 100 ghost stories will delight, unnerve, and entertain any fiction lover brave enough…

Ghost is a bumper, wonderful collection of spooky stories that would be a fantastic addition to anyone’s shelf/bedside table. Louise Welsh has pulled together an eclectic mix of varied and fantastic work. Reading Ghosts is like sitting around a campfire telling spooky stories, just from the comfort of your favourite armchair or your bed.

Available to buy at AMAZON

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