Publication Date: October 28, 2016
Publication Date: October 28, 2016
Publication Date: June 1, 1991
Dirk Gently is a holistic detective who believes that everything is connected. He sets out to help a man named Richard’s whose girlfriend’s father has been murdered and is convinced that the crime must be solved to clear his own name.
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency is the first book in the Dirk Gently series.
Publication Date: November 8, 2010 | Audio Release Date: November 12, 2013
Annie Graceland’s move to Los Angeles from Wisconsin with her up-and-coming actor husband seems perfectly timed. Her life is falling into place as her business succeeds. If only she didn’t feel the emotions of others. Who needs to know about someone’s foot fetish or struggles with weight loss and insecurity? Annie’s perfect life shatters when she discovers that her husband has been cheating and when the paramour dies, Annie is the prime suspect. To add to the problem of her telepathy, Annie now has a super annoying ghost hanging out with her. Can Annie solve the murder and save her sanity?
Publication Date: June 13, 2011
Author and ghost hunter, Alice Carpenter, has been living with 10 ghosts. Alice’s cousin, Katy, calls her to the family home to help with demanding and destructive resident ghost who is desperate to know who killed him. Soon after arriving Alice meets a new ghost and Katy becomes a suspect in that ghost’s murder. Can Alice hope her cousin and stop a killer? She’ll need help from another world to solve this one.
Publication Date: May 6, 2015
Boston Metaphysical Society: Prelude is a seven-story prequel to the Boston Metaphysical Steampunk comic book. The anthology includes stories by Madeleine Holly Rosing and line art by Emily Hu.
Rabid Reader’s presents this year’s Spooky Halloween Reads and More round-up. Check what we read and viewed.
Release Date: December 28, 2012
Appalachia Mountain Folklore is a collection of 40 paranormal stories some handed down through generations and some recent ghost sightings.
Publication Date: October 31, 2013
When the living impaired won’t leave Jake Stone alone, does he have any choice but to become a ghostwriter?
Reviewed especially for Halloween:
The late Vincent Price was the master of horror and comedy. His movies had an eerie and unsettling quality that made him a horror film icon. Read a review of his biography written by his daughter, Victoria Price.
In the tradition of his enticing book Verliege, Rivers, once again, takes the reader on a supernatural adventure. This time, he chose the sea as a location for tragedy and suspense on board of The Black Witch—read what happens in this review.
This debut novel by Williams is a short story into the afterlife. The character, Ray, takes readers along on a emotionally-charged journey to the final destination. Read the The Oh Shit, I’m Dead! review.
Spooks Reads Recommendations
For this year’s Halloween, we put together some spooky reads that have been reviewed throughout the year on this website. Check out our Spooky Reads for Halloween 2015 list.
Once again, Rabid Reader’s Reviews is able to present one of Clive S. Johnson’s popular poems The Mariner’s Shadow. Don’t miss out on his other two poems From a Moorland Walk and Remiss that were published on this blog in 2014. Clive S. Johnson is a science fiction author and poet. Check out a review of the book Cold Angel Days, the fourth book in The Dica Series.
Romance, science fiction author, Veronica Scott, presents a special post and illustrations dealing with Victorian Veggie People for Halloween.
Last year’s movie reviews proved to be a success. This year again, we reviewed some movie classics for you:
House of Wax (2005 | 1958)
A remake of the original House of Wax starring the legendary actor Vincent Price that does not live up to its 1953’s predecessor. The message conveyed in the modern version is that if you’re going to take a detour, take a lot of friends to keep the killers busy while you look for a way out. Read more about House of Wax.
Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964)
This movie was one of the first that introduced the audience to a formulaic plot line and gory details. It is a parody of southern hospitality, which at times, has a very comical effect. The film was mostly played in drive-in movies and became on instant success. Read more about Two Thousand Maniacs!
The Screaming Skull (1958)
The Screaming Skull is a cult classic and a fun look at the classic, psychological horror genre. You won’t die of fright watching it, but it contains enough highly dramatic and scary moments to keep you watching. The movie was based on the classic horror story by the author F. Marion Crawford and originally published in 1911. Read more about The Screaming Skull.
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
This horror, comedy movie is a British-French-American production dealing with an apocalyptic zombie uprising and has become a cult classic. Because of its satirical approach, it is now considered one of the top horror movies of the decade and the best zombie movie ever made. According to Screenrant, Shaun of the Dead is one of Tarantino’s top 20 movies.
Ghost Ship (2002)
Originally, the screenplay was written as a relatively bloodless psychological horror movie. The script underwent several revisions and turned Ghost Ship into a gory film with an emphasis on the supernatural element.
The Uninvited (1944)
This atmospheric and moody film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Black and White Cinematorgraphy in 1945. The movie is based on the novel “Uneasy Freehold” by Dorothy Macardle that was published in 1942. The Uninvited is listed as one of the 11 scariest horror movies of all time by Martin Scorsese.
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (1978)
What type of movie do you get when scientists experiment with tomatoes? A musical, black comedy horror B-movie that is so bad, it became part of the pop culture. Although Attack of the Killer Tomatoes will probably go into the annals of the worst vegetable movie ever made, fans are pushing for a remake.
Killer Klowns From Outer Space (1988)
This movie is a science fiction, horror comedy that has reached a cult classic status. Aliens, who resemble evil circus clowns, invade a small town. Although the story line is considered quite simple, the movie, in general, is a reminiscent of past B-movies. Killer Klowns From Outer Space received praise for its special effects and visual design.
Around the Internet
On the Metro page you can check out the 5 tips (from scientists) on how to survive a zombie apocalypse.
Bored Panda has a great recipe for a red velvet zombielicious Brain Cake.
Live Science page has a ‘The Walking Dead’: How to Survive a Zombie Invasion article on their site.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Earth Edition is having a Halloween round-up. Articles include the history and traditions of Halloween, The Perfect Halloween Pumpkin, How to Make Green Goo/Gloop, Pumpkin-Potato-Polenta Dumplings and Scary Tales for Halloween.
Zombie Research Society is the leading expert on everything zombie. Their homepage is dedicated to zombie survival, zombie culture and zombie science. Enjoy articles like The Benefit of Cannibalism, Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, Zombie-Proof your Apartment, 7 Badass Zombie Kills, and the Apocalypse Check List: High-Tech Gadgets.
Business Insider released an article A giant ‘spooky’ space rock is flying close to Earth on Halloween, but that’s not the most disturbing part. We hope this is not any kind of zombie apocalypse.
Fast Company has run an article with photos on Running a Haunted House is Scarier Than You Think.
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Release Date: October 25, 2002 | DVD Release Date: August 10, 2010
A salvage crew finds an ocean liner that disappeared many years before. The crew soon finds that they’re not alone and whatever is on the ship is determined to kill them all.