Tag Archives: Horror

Movie Review: The Darkness (2016)—Toby Oliver’s abysmal cinematography renders this an unwatchable mess

Here’s the official marketing blurb: A family returns from a Grand Canyon vacation, haunted by an ancient supernatural entity they unknowingly awakened and engages them in a fight for their survival. Straight up, skip this movie.  I will address content, but … Continue reading




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Spooky Spotlight: Lost in the Pines, A Haunting New Play Produced by Magnetic North Theater Co.

Martin and Jaime Gutfeldt recently formed a theater company, Magnetic North Theater Co., and their first production, Lost in the Pines, will have its debut performance, in San Diego, the final weekend in February 2016 (roughly one month from now).  The Gutfeldts graciously provided … Continue reading




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Movie Review: The Forest (2016)—The use of setting is great, but for a film plot centered on supernatural illusions, this is no Oculus

Here’s the official marketing blurb: A woman goes into Japan’s Suicide Forest to find her twin sister, and confronts supernatural terror. The Japanese Suicide Forest is something I heard about several years ago, and yet when I heard that someone … Continue reading




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Early and Pre-Gothic Literary Conventions & Examples (October 2015 Literary Meeting)

Welcome to the October 2015 Literary Meeting! The theme for this month’s Literary Meeting was Early and Pre-Gothic Literary Conventions & Examples.  This fall we’ve been doing something a little different in that our theme lasts all semester instead of … Continue reading




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Spooky Small Town America (August 2015 Literary Meeting)

Welcome to the August 2015 Literary Meeting! The most recent literary theme has been “Spooky small town America.”  This is a topic for which there is an abundant supply of literary material, so the theme ran for two months rather that … Continue reading




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