10 Scary Horror Novels that kept me awake at night
I may be a horror writer, but I am a horror reader first. Every night I read for an hour or two, and I get through dozens of books every year. It’s unfortunate that many books I begin don’t grip me until the end, but here is a list of terrifying reads that I devoured happily. These books scared me, and they might scare you.
This book completely switched themes in the middle, but I stayed with it. The story starts out as a victim-tale, then quickly progresses to a revenge thriller, but it ends up in pure supernatural territory. If you like your horror to stick with one character and take you on a journey, then The Devil’s Prayer
is a fantastic read that will leave you thinking long afterwards.
Scary if you worry about what comes after.
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Hi everyone, so I thought I should write something on here as it’s been a little while. I have so much to do that blogging often escapes me. So, what’s new in the world of Horror? Well, I’m reading an awesome book about a witch. It’s called Hex
and you can get it cheap for Amazon Kindle.
I’ve also watched the recent remake Evil Dead twice this month as I just love having it on in the background while I work (that’s weird, right?).
What’s been on my mind the most, however, is the videogame Resident Evil. It has been the most enjoyable piece of horror I have experienced in a long time. It was just so… fresh! The story was a little hackneyed one could surmise, but the way it delivered the horror to me on screen was truly visceral in a way I can’t remember in recent memory. The opening scenes featured images that will stay with me forever. Sitting at the table with the Baker family was as iconic as any scene featuring Leatherface or Pinhead. Being forced-fed human-offal stay with you.
I also liked the evolving storyline that slowly shed sympathy upon the antagonists. They were more than the hammy stock villains you usually get in videogames. The puzzles were just the right amount, the combat was tense, and the graphics were sublime (1440p on Ultra with my GTX 1080). All in all, it was the best videogame I have played in a long while, and the fact that it was horror title just makes it all the better. Bring us more adult games like this please. I want to be afraid.
If you have a PC, then you can get a Steam Key for the game super cheap from CDKEYS here: http://www.cdkeys.com/pc/games/resident-evil-7-
If you have a console, then grab a used copy on Amazon. You really shouldn’t miss out on the experience.
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Demon Knight Movie Review – 10 reasons I love it!
I can’t believe Demon Knight
is more than 20 years old. I must have been about 10 when I first saw it on television late one night. It was unsuitable for a kid to watch, yet I wasn’t disturbed by it–I was excited. I had never seen a film like it or had so much fun. Even today it’s probably my favourite ‘people trapped in a house’ horror movie. Billy Zane and William Sadler are great too.
The plot concerns a drifter stumbling into a bar, apparently on the run. The man after him is Billy Zane, which is scarier than it sounds because Zane is a demon knight trying to reclaim a special key. The reason the key is so special is because of the blood inside of it (who’s blood you might ask?). Demon Knight is a 90s movie, which for me was a great era in horror. It was a time where special effects had come along but CGI was not yet prevalent, so we still got great practical effects. This movie reminds me very much of From Dusk till Dawn and Critters (get all 4 movies here), but it does enough to stand as a unique and original movie all on its own. The most modern comparison is the move Feast.
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Top 10 End of the World Novels
Hi guys. My sequel to The Gates will be out very shortly and as a way of getting you in the mood for some good apocalyptic fun, I wanted to give you my Top 10 End of the World Novels.
Here we go. In no particular order:
Let’s begin with the book that everyone will demand I include. Stephen King’s The Stand is a classic, and for good reason. Few books are as epic, and the amount of characters to connect with is astonishing. Everyone has their favourites like Stu or Nick, but the bad guys are equally as appealing and in many ways are grey of morality than outright black. What I love is that nearly everyone gets a character arc. No one is static and they all change (for better or worse). The book begins with a devastating plague, but the true theme of the book is simple: Human Conflict. Goddamn you, Harold.
“First came the days of the plague…
After the days of the plague came the dreams.
Dark dreams that warned of the coming of the dark man. The apostate of death, his worn-down boot heels tramping the night roads. The warlord of the charnel house and Prince of Evil.
His time is at hand. His empire grows in the west and the Apocalypse looms…”
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