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Book Review – Branden Chowen on Carrie by Stephen King

Title: Carrie Author: Stephen King Published: 1974 Publisher: Doubleday Audiobook Narrator: Sissy Spacek — After reading, and loving, Stephen King’s IT recently, I’ve decided I want to go back to the beginning of King’s bibliography, and see how far I can make it. Carrie is now officially the third Stephen King novel – fourth if you…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on IT by Stephen King

Title: IT Author: Stephen King Published: 1986 Publisher: Viking Audiobook Narrator: Steven Weber — If there was a book I would have pointed to on the (not so) definitive 25 scariest novels ever written list as one I’d never finish, it would be number six from that list (with 11 mentions), Stephen King’s IT. This is…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on Pet Sematary by Stephen King

Title: Pet Sematary Author: Stephen King Published: November 14, 1983 Publisher: Doubleday Audiobook Narrator: C. Michael Hall — The film adaptation of this Stephen King classic is a great horror movie that I fall more in love with every time I watch it. Because of that, I was excited to finally hit play on this…


13 Days of Halloween: Day 11 – Chris Ranson on Horns (2014)

Title: Horns (2014) Director: Alexandre Aja Runtime: 120 minutes — I fell in love with Joe Hill’s work after I read his debut novel, Heart Shaped Box (Hill is the son of famed horror novelist Stephen King). Since then, I read all of his books as they release, and constantly tell my Podcast buddies that…


Movie Review – Children of the Corn (1984)

Title: Children of the Corn (1984) Runtime: 92 minutes Director: Fritz Kiersch — I’ve seen the first half of this film quite a number of times, but something always came up, and I was never able to finish it (sometimes, it’s me losing the battle with my eyelids). The opening scene of the film promises…


Movie Review – Branden Chowen on Pet Sematary (1989)

Title: Pet Sematary (1989) Runtime: 103 minutes Director: Mary Lambert — First things first: Fred Gwynne, playing Jud Crandall, puts on one of the finest horror performances I’ve ever seen. He is brilliant through every scene, and helps legitimize the film. Without him, this might be just another Stephen King adaptation. With him, it’s one…


30-Day Horror Challenge – Day 23 – Too Scared for TV

“The rules are simple, just pick your favorite horror film for each day! However, you can’t pick the same horror film more [than] once. So once you pick say THE EXORCIST for your favorite horror film involving the powers of Hell, you can’t [pick] it again for any other day [whatsoever,] including favorite horror film.”…