Tag: 2018

Book Review – Branden Chowen on Jane Doe by Victoria Helen Stone

Title: Jane Doe Author: Victoria Helen Stone Published: 2018 Publisher: Lake Union Publishing Audiobook Narrator: Nicol Zanzarella — A couple months ago I finished my first novel from the thriller genre, and really enjoyed it. Since then, Victoria Helen Stone’s thriller, Jane Doe, popped up as an Audible Daily Deal, and I decided to give it…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on The Retreat by Mark Edwards

Title: The Retreat Author: Mark Edwards Published: 2018 Publisher: Thomas & Mercer Audiobook Narrator: Simon Mattacks — Although I have spent a lot of time with the horror genre, both in film and novel form, I’ve spent almost no time with novels that fall into the psychological thriller genre. In fact, The Retreat is the only…


Chris Ranson’s Top Ten Films of 2018

Oh, 2018. The year that felt like it went on forever. Not only did the year drag, but it was also one of the most bland years in the cinema that we’ve seen in a while. The Oscar season, which is normally rich with solid dramas, fizzled out, and Blockbusters ruled the year. That said,…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on Lullaby by Jonathan Maberry

Title: Lullaby Author: Jonathan Maberry Published: 2018 Publisher: Audible Studios Audiobook Narrator: Scott Brick — This was the first – and so far, only – Audible Original that I was actually excited to pick out. I knew of Maberry by name, and Twitter, but though I’ve wanted to check out his work before, I never…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on Clean Kill by Adam Nicholls

Title: Clean Kill (Bloodline, Book #1) Author: Adam Nicholls Published: January 22, 2018 Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform Audiobook Narrator: Paul Gewuerz — Clean Kill started off with a surprising amount of promise. The first few chapters had me engaged, genuinely curious about how things would play out. As the story progressed, though, it became…


The Cinefessions Podcast – Episode 136 – Summer Sequels 2018 Arc – The Strangers: Prey at Night (2018)

Welcome back The Cinefessions Podcast, episode 136! Today, Marc, Branden and Ashe are joined by Melissa, Marc’s fiancee, to conclude the Summer Sequels 2018 Arc with a review of The Strangers: Prey at Night (2018)! If you missed our review of the original film, check out episode 72. Do you want to be a part…


The Cinefessions Podcast Special Edition, Vol. II – The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) Review

Welcome to The Cinefessions Podcast Special Edition, Vol. II! On this episode, Branden and Ashe review The Cloverfield Paradox (2018), which hit Netflix immediately after the Super Bowl! In the interest of full disclosure, The Cinefessions Podcast Special Edition episodes are eventually going to become our Patreon-supported bonus episodes. Though these are available completely free…