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Annabelle: Creation, That Doll is the Devil

What does an isolated location, an orphanage, self-playing record players, demons, demented children, dark wells, face masks, Catholic priests and scary dolls all have in common? They are all common horror movie tropes… and they are all in this movie,… Continue Reading →

Creating Actual Horror With Annabelle: Creation

I don’t often have anything complimentary to say about big-studio horror movies. Most end up being watered down, PG-13 knock-offs of popular themes in the genre with a certain degree of fan service and pseudo-self awareness meant to be clever,… Continue Reading →

Annabelle 2: Conjuring Up a Franchise

I grew up an avid student of the occult and paranormal. Anything macabre, arcane or outright bizarre enthralled me and I would spend hours lying on my stomach in the living room floor leafing through pages of books about ghosts,… Continue Reading →

47 Meters Down Dives Into Rough Waters

In the trailers for 47 Meters Down, some critics are saying it’s the best shark movie since Jaws, the seminal movie that defined underwater horror, premiering in 1975. That’s more than 40 years of movies. So, apparently there hasn’t been… Continue Reading →

Beyond the Red Door: It Comes at Night

After seeing the teaser trailer for It Comes at Night, I had a bet going with my fiance. I thought that it would be a Zombie movie. She was leaning more toward psycho/isolationist killer. We both agreed that it would… Continue Reading →

Mummy Impossible: Franchise Starter

Stephen King’s book, Danse Macabre, is a fascinating take on writing, horror and society. He begins the book by offering three main archetypes. There is the werewolf, the vampire and the thing without a name. He spends much of the next… Continue Reading →

Prometheus was a Beautiful Misfire

Alien: Covenant hits theaters on May 19, almost five years after the release of Prometheus, Ridley Scott’s previous foray into the Alien Universe.  So, why is he now releasing a movie with “Alien” in the title, when, by all accounts, it should… Continue Reading →

Can You Outrun, Outlive and OUTLAST Pure Evil?

After my review of Resident Evil a few weeks ago, I got onto a horror gaming kick. However, in the back of my mind, I was wondering if any game could give me the chills and scares that Resident Evil… Continue Reading →

Luke Hawley: An Introduction

Hello all, I’d like to take the time, here, to introduce myself as the newest addition to Zombies In My Blog. I’m incredibly excited to be contributing to this site! I’ll let you know a little bit about myself, where… Continue Reading →

What Happened to The Walking Dead?

The Walking Dead has experienced a roller coaster of highs and lows in its storyline throughout 2016. Daryl has joined the Saviors. Carl has become Negan’s apprentice. Maggie, Sasha and Enid are up on Hilltop. Eugene is making bullets. Carol and… Continue Reading →

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