Shine On

One of the books that I’ve enjoyed recently is Night Film by Marisha Pressl. In it, Scott McGrath, a down-on-his-luck reporter is drawn into a deepening spiral of intrigue as he investigates the apparent suicide of the famous film director Stanislas Cordova. You see, it was over-zealousness in a story digging into allegations about the…

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Flickbuddies: I’ll Be Stalking You

As you might expect, our theme for October (yes, I’m just getting to October) was horror movies. And I thought three of them made an interesting evolutionary trio: Halloween, Friday the 13th, and The Cabin In The Woods. Now to me, Halloween represents that rare thing in Hollywood – an original and well-executed idea. I…

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ANOKS: Things On Tuesday

I’ve been pretty remiss keeping up with my ANOKS postings this past month as both work-life and home-life have ramped up.  You know, just in time for the Holidays. Kelly originally put “The Thing” in the “Animals Can Kill You” category, which is sort of a misnomer.  Though since she didn’t have an “Aliens Aren’t…

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ANOKS: Haunted Houses

Every locality has an old house or hotel – dilapidated and empty in which strange happenings  were rumored to occur.  When I was growing up, it was the old converted mansion that served as our local library.  Never would want to be caught in there after closing time, let me tell you. Haunted houses like that…

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ANOKS: The Ruins

One of the classic plot devices in horror movies is isolation.  The protagonists (or victims, whatever you want to call them) are in a terrifying situation because they’re alone, with little or no chance of calling for or finding help.  Think “The Thing”.  Think “The Shining”.  Heck, even movies we’ve already talked about like “Vacancy”…

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