Tag: thriller

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…


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…


Movie Review – Chris Ranson on Fate (2017)

Title: Fate (2017) Director: Dan Sheldon Runtime: 95 minutes — “After the government shuts down his project on time travel, a brilliant quantum physicist must find a way to continue his research in order to travel back in time and prevent his fiancé from being killed.” If this films plot sounds familiar it’s probably because…


Movie Review – Chris Ranson on Ghost Note (2017)

Title: Ghost Note (2017) Director: Troy Hart Runtime: 110 minutes — If you’ve read the Joe Hill novel Heart-Shaped Box, you’ll have a general idea of what’s going on in Ghost Note. The two projects aren’t connected, but they share a very similar theme of a spirit of a musician haunting a couple. Unlike that…


Movie Review – Chris Ranson on Strip Club Massacre (2017)

Title: Strip Club Massacre (2017) Director: Bob Clark Runtime: 101 minutes — Megan is having a terrible day. Her job has let her go because business is slow. She arrives home to find her boyfriend having sex with her roommate, so she decides to go visit her best friend, Amanda, and stay with her until…


The Cinefessions Podcast – Episode 88 – The PaxCast – A Simple Plan (1998)

Welcome to the 88th episode of The Cinefessions Podcast! Today Ashe returns to join Branden in honoring the late, great Bill Paxton by transforming the podcast into The PaxCast. This week, The PaxCast reviews A Simple Plan (1998). They also move on to round twenty-four of the Besting the Backlog Challenge. Don’t worry, Marc will…


The Cinefessions Podcast – Episode 74 – Home Invasion Arc – Knock Knock (2015)

Welcome to the 74th episode of The Cinefessions Podcast, and the final podcast release of 2016! This week, Branden, Marc, and Ashe conclude the Home Invasion Arc with a review of Knock Knock (2015). They also reveal the next podcast arc, and talk media goals for 2017. Do you want to be a part of…