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The Haunting of Hill House Triple Threat: 1959 Book vs. 1963 Film vs. 2018 Netflix Series

The Haunting of Hill House Triple Threat

I needed to know for myself how far Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House had diverged from the 1959 book and if it had actually improved on it. So I read the book first and then watched the 1963 film, The Haunting, which I’d heard was a classic. I must admit I enjoyed both of them – and found them very different from one another – so I decided that so I decided that all three needed to be compared.

“You may not believe in ghosts but you cannot deny terror!”

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Revisiting Hideo Nakata’s Chilling Tale of Technological Dread: Ringu リング

Revisiting Hideo Nakata's Chilling Tale of Technological Dread: Ringu リング

In March 2019 Arrow Video is re-releasing Hideo Nakata’s Ringu in celebration of its 20th anniversary; restored from the original negative in vivid high definition.

Ringu is based on a novel by Koji Suzuki, (known as the ‘Japanese Stephen King’) and for any western viewer this film is the starting point for any exploration of modern Asian horror.

“How did the rumours about the video even start in the first place? This kind of thing… It doesn’t start by one person telling a story. It’s more like everyone’s fear just takes on a life of its own.”

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Get Haunted by POLTERGEIST, POLTERGEIST II: THE OTHER SIDE, THE AMITYVILLE HORROR & PREDATOR Merchandise from Fright-Rags

Get Haunted by POLTERGEIST, POLTERGEIST II: THE OTHER SIDE, THE AMITYVILLE HORROR & PREDATOR Merchandise from Fright-Rags

From a dimension beyond the living, Fright-Rags has new merchandise to scare you to death; featuring Poltergeist, Poltergeist II: The Other Side, The Amityville Horror, and Predator.

“Some things have to be believed to be seen.”

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CARRIE Collection: Part 1 🔥 Now Available from Cavity Colors

CARRIE Collection: Part 1 Now Available from Cavity Colors

They’re all gonna laugh at you… If only they knew you had the power. 🔥 Cavity Colors have released their most highly ambitious, officially licensed collections to date, by force of the mind! If you’ve got a taste for terror… take Carrie to the prom.

“Take Carrie to the prom. I dare you!”

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The Haunting of Hill House (2018, USA) Season 1 Review

The Haunting of Hill House (2018)

People have been raving about this Netflix series for a while now. Even Stephen King has praised it, so I’ve given it a go. The Netflix series differs from the novel. The advantage of only being loosely based on the novel is with the differences the Netflix series has made. Eleanor “Nell” Vance, for example, was the main character in the novel, but by mid-season the dynamic changes, so you don’t know what is going to happen.

“A ghost can be a lot of things. A memory, a daydream, a secret. Grief, anger, guilt. But, in my experience, most times they’re just what we want to see.”

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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018, USA) Season 1 Review

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

In the original series you could really root for Sabrina as she learns witchcraft and all the negative aspects that came with it but here the stakes are much higher, not just regarding whether she will be a mortal or witch, but to be a witch she has to sign her name in Satan’s book and he could call on her at any time. There’s a stronger sense of Sabrina’s desperation to learn about her family history and what had happened to her parents, along with the struggles of being a half witch, giving the series a bit of a Harry Potter feel, even though the original Sabrina comics and 90s series predate it.

“Happy birthday, witch.”

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Veronica (2017, Spain) Review

Veronica (2017)

When Netflix dropped Spanish director Paco Plaza’s new film Veronica earlier this year, I doubt even they predicted it would get the attention it’s had? Some people have dubbed it “the scariest film ever!” and it’s supposedly based on a real events, so naturally I had to check it out to see what all the fuss was about. I’m a fan of Plaza’s [•REC] movie so I knew he would cook up some decent scares.

The story is set in Madrid in 1991 and focuses on teenager Veronica.

“Someone answered your call.”

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Waxwork Records Presents NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD & THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE Vinyl Soundtracks

Waxwork Records Presents NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD Vinyl Soundtrack Waxwork Records Presents THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE Vinyl Soundtrack

Waxwork Records is honored to present the 50th anniversary edition release of the original motion picture soundtrack to George A. Romero’s horror classic, Night of the Living Dead; and The Haunting of Hill House music from the Netflix horror series by The Newton Brothers.

“They won’t stay dead!”

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Waxwork Records Presents PHENOMENA Vinyl Soundtrack

Waxwork Records Presents PHENOMENA Vinyl Soundtrack

Waxwork Records is excited to present the expanded and deluxe vinyl release of Phenomena original motion picture score. Written and directed by Dario Argento and scored by Claudio Simonetti and Fabio Pignatelli of the progressive-rock group Goblin, Phenomena is a 1985 Italian supernatural giallo-horror film starring Jennifer Connelly and Donald Pleasance.

“It will make your skin crawl.”

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Waxwork Records Presents INFERNO Vinyl Soundtrack

Waxwork Records Presents INFERNO Vinyl Soundtrack

Waxwork Records is thrilled to present the expanded and completed release of Inferno original motion picture soundtrack. Written and directed by horror visionary Dario Argento and featuring a haunting soundtrack composed by the late Keith Emerson, Inferno is a 1980 Italian supernatural horror film that serves as a thematic sequel to Suspiria.

“Come face to face with hell.”

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The Order of the Dragon by Phil Hore (2016, Australia) Review

The Order of the Dragon by Phil Hore

The first in a trilogy of novels by Australian author Phil Hore, The Order of the Dragon introduces us to two very different characters: the learned, dryly humorous Amun Galeus, and his hulking friend Sebastian Vulk. While this might sound like standard bickering buddies fare, the novel doesn’t descend into cliché: it’s a fun, pulp horror piece that starts off slow, but once it hits its stride, rockets like a freight train.

“My name is Amun Galeas and it is hard for me to fathom that I now live in an age of instant communication. But then again, I’ve said similar things about many an age for as long as I can remember…”

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