Shock Room Horror
- October 25
- I write a blog about horror: films, books, graphic novels, Web series, and anything else that interests me. My mission: To share the horror.
MY RECENT POSTS
- Kick-Ass & Scary Little Girls
April 20, 2010 06:12PM
- Shutter Island
February 22, 2010 09:01PM
- Paranormal Activity: A
November 14, 2009 10:47PM
- The House of the Devil -
November 07, 2009 10:00PM
- Vile Things: Extreme
Deviations of Horror
October 14, 2009 12:33AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Nick, these are fairly
subtle points that I'm making.
they go to the heart
April 22, 2010 01:09PM
- “Thanks, Caroline! I
April 21, 2010 10:50PM
- “I hear you, ClarkK. You
might want to wait until you
a friend to go
March 01, 2010 10:20PM
- “ClarkK, I would be
interested to hear your view
on the film
versus the book
March 01, 2010 04:04PM
- “Shutter Island is a
lovely film. Not an earth
film, but well made
March 01, 2010 02:10PM
- MY LINKS
Now that I have seen the comedy action adventure Kick-Ass, I am more confident about the upcoming American remake of the Swedish horror masterpiece Let the Right One In (Let Me In). Chloe Moretz, who stars as Hit Girl, will play the leading role in Let Me In. I am a… Read full post »
It is 1954 and U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) is paired with Marshal Chuck Aule (Mark Ruffalo) to investigate the disappearance of an inmate from Shutter Island's hospital for the criminally insane. Daniels is shaky after a long ferry ride from the Northwest mainland, and in no mood f… Read full post »
Overheard at a grocery checkout stand. A is the bagger and B is the cashier.
A: So, did you see that? [Indicates a magazine cover featuring the success story of Paranormal Activity.]
B: No. I haven't seen it.
A: Man! That scared me so bad.… Read full post »
Directed & written by Ti West
The low-tech wonders of this detailed period film (set in the way back 1980s) include a honking giant Walkman, cranium-cinching headphones, a wall-mounted rotary phone and a plot-twisting pay phone, chipper co-anchors on a local news program, high-waist mom jeans o… Read full post »
Edited by Cheryl Mullenax
Featuring new or recent fiction by a dozen authors and anchored by reprints from horror literary giants Ramsey Campbell and Graham Masterton, the 2009 Comet Press anthology Vile Things: Extreme Deviations of Horror answers such questions as:
How can a mad scientist… Read full post »
There are plenty of intriguing new DVD releases in the horror section this week. Two titles stand out as the best bets, especially for those of us who are terrified of tots.
What are the rules of Halloween? And what happens when people don't… Read full post »
The Paperboy (1994)
Months ago on The Daily Show Jon Stewart cracked this joke: "What's black and white and completely over? Newspapers!"
It's true. This is the end of an era. And I, for one, could not be happier.
Once upon a time… Read full post »
Everyone has his or her own phobias and anxieties. What we call scary, on screen, varies depending on those particular fears.
Most horror films fit roughly into one of two categories:
Supernatural - Ghosts, fantasy creatures, religious or spiritual entities, the great beyond...
Psychological - Human… Read full post »
Independent horror filmmaking has a great tradition. For decades artists like George Romero, John Carpenter and Sam Raimi created indelible images for horror fans without a big budget or a Hollywood studio name. Along the way they learned every physical aspect of production. Now a new generation of i… Read full post »