Tag: scary

“It Follows” – A Movie Review

“It Follows” – A Movie Review

It Follows. No It Doesn’t!

*Spoiler Warning*

So I should’ve written this review a little while ago when I had just finished watching the movie, but I didn’t. Now I am, though, because people have to know why this is not a good horror movie and why it is not a good movie in general.

I became interested in seeing it shortly after it came out and critics were praising it. Seriously. 96% on Rotten Tomatoes with this as the consensus: “Smart, original, and above all terrifying, It Follows is the rare modern horror film that works on multiple levels — and leaves a lingering sting.

That is simply a lie and let me tell you why. Continue reading ““It Follows” – A Movie Review”

“A Year of Terror” – A Halloween-ish Horror Short Story Written by Stephen Kaplan

“A Year of Terror” – A Halloween-ish Horror Short Story Written by Stephen Kaplan

January 1st

It started with a knock. It was four in the morning and there was a knock on the door. Ordinarily something like that wouldn’t have even made me stir, never mind actually wake me up. There was something odd about this knock, it was much louder than a normal knock. Even weirder is that it was just a single knock. No rapid tapping, no door bell, no “shave and a haircut” knock, just one single house-shakingly loud knock.

I immediately sat up, feeling hungover from the night of partying and debauchery, thinking that maybe it was one of my friends who just needed a place to crash. I got out of bed, wrapped a robe around myself and proceeded to the door. When I opened it, to my surprise there was no one there. I looked around but the street was dead. The whole neighbourhood was dead in the chilly winter night.

Did I imagine the knock? Was it part of the dream I was having? Did I take too long to answer the door and they left? I swear, it wasn’t more than a minute from hearing the knock to getting to the door. Oh well. I decided to go back to sleep.

January 2nd Continue reading ““A Year of Terror” – A Halloween-ish Horror Short Story Written by Stephen Kaplan”

Post-Halloween Blues

So Halloween has come and gone again. We have to wait a whole ‘nother year to buy big boxes of candies and pretend that it’s for kids when it’s really for us. Oh well, if it happened all the time it wouldn’t be such a special day, now would it?

Though it’s kind of sad that Halloween doesn’t seem to be as big a deal anymore. I remember when I was a kid, I loved dressing up and going trick-or-treating. We also used to get a couple hundred kids coming to our house to get candy. Nowadays we’re lucky if 50 kids show up. It’s just gone really downhill which is pretty sad. Continue reading “Post-Halloween Blues”

The Ghost Post

Halloween is fast approaching. Since this is the closest Monday to Halloween (not including the first Monday of November because that’s after Halloween) I figure I should use this opportunity to tell you guys about my experiences with the paranormal. Now what you’re about to read is actually a note that I wrote on Facebook back in May 2012 and continually updated throughout the next year. The latest update was July 19th, 2013. So the first section will say “my girlfriend” or “Erica” but she is still my ex-girlfriend and sections that come after January 2013 that mention her say “ex-girlfriend”. Anyway, that’s enough introduction, enjoy.

I’ve been living in this house my whole life and, even though we’re nowhere near a cemetery and as far as I know no one has died in this house, there have been some weird occurrences happening. Strangely enough a lot of them happen to me or in my room. Continue reading “The Ghost Post”