This Time It’s Voodoo: Cassie-la Harpoons “Jaws: The Revenge” by Hank Searls

17 Aug

Jaws the RevengeBook: Jaws: The Revenge by Hank Searls
Movie: Jaws: The Revenge
Genre: Fiction, horror, sharks, voodoo is actually a much better explanation than no explanation
Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars (book), 2.6 out of 5 stars (movie)

Summary: Everyone’s favorite man-eating shark is back for his final adventure! Or rather, a possible relative of everyone’s favorite man-eating shark is back for his final adventure. In the 4th installment of the film series, turned the 3rd installment of the book series, yet another Great White Shark is torturing the Brody family, and it’s all because Michael Brody broke a witch doctor’s magical gourd. Leaving everyone who picked up this book to ponder: “Yeah, but is that why it roars?”

Yet another Shark Week has come and gone (with twice as many fake documentaries) and this year I chose to read perhaps the most torturous shark story to date — aside from last year’s read — a novelization of the film Jaws: The Revenge. AKA Jaws IV. AKA The One That is Somehow Worse Than Jaws 3.

Jaws: The Revenge: it’s a tale as old as time. Man kills shark. Man kills a different shark. Possible descendent of deceased sharks follows the man’s family to the Bahamas and begins systematically killing them.

You know, that old story.

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Universal Bought the Rights to Anne Rice’s “The Vampire Chronicles” So They Better Reboot “Queen of the Damned”

8 Aug

Interview with the Vampire

The vampire Lestat may be returning to us in more than just book form because Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment and Brian Grazer have snapped up the rights to the entire series.

Which is amazing since the Queen of the Damned film really deserves a reboot as good as the book.

Said deal gives the trio access to all of Rice’s vampire books in the series as well as the screenplay for Tale of the Body Thief written by Anne’s son Christopher Rice.

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Hot Off the Proverbial Presses: August 5, 2014

5 Aug

The Girl from the WellThe Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco

You may think me biased, being murdered myself. But my state of being has nothing to do with the curiosity toward my own species, if we can be called such. We do not go gentle, as your poet encourages, into that good night.

A dead girl walks the streets.

She hunts murderers. Child killers, much like the man who threw her body down a well three hundred years ago.

And when a strange boy bearing stranger tattoos moves into the neighborhood so, she discovers, does something else. And soon both will be drawn into the world of eerie doll rituals and dark Shinto exorcisms that will take them from American suburbia to the remote valleys and shrines of Aomori, Japan.

Because the boy has a terrifying secret – one that would just kill to get out.

The Girl from the Well is A YA Horror novel pitched as “Dexter” meets “The Grudge”, based on a well-loved Japanese ghost story.

WHY WE’RE EXCITED: Did you read the creepy, atmospheric-sounding synopsis? You must not have read it.

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“Will Grayson, Will Grayson” is Getting a Tiny Cooper Spin-Off Musical Book!

17 Jul

Will Grayson Will Grayson

The breakout character from the John Green and David Levithan penned novel Will Grayson, Will Grayson was hands down the larger than life Tiny Cooper AND HE’S GETTING HIS OWN SPIN-OFF!

That’s right, in 2015 Tiny Cooper will be returning in Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story. Looove.

Although as far as novel titles go, Hold Me Closer Necromancer sounds way more up Tiny Cooper’s alley.

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The “American Psycho” Musical is Coming to America

14 Jul

American Psycho Musical

After premiering in England with former Doctor Matt Smith in the role of Patrick Bateman, the American Psycho musical (based on the book of the same name) is coming to New York City via the Second Stage Theatre in early 2015.

The show originally premiered in the Almeida Theatre in London to an extended, sold out run. Although how much of that had to do with Matt Smith as the charismatic serial-killer and how much had to do with the 80’s inspired music we’re not sure.

“We’re going to put a bit more ‘psycho’ in the text and production; a little more horror and suspense,” said the book’s writer of the musical’s move across the pond.

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Joe Hill’s “Horns” Starring Daniel Radcliffe Finally Gets a Trailer and a Poster

14 Jul

In Joe Hill news, Hill’s second novel Horns is getting a film adaptation starring Daniel Radcliffe that is set to open in theatres this Halloween.

Finally! We were beginning to get worried.

You can watch Radcliffe in this first look at the atmospheric horror movie above, in which he plays Ignatius Perrish, a man who wakes up one day with horns growing from his head after the rape and murder of his girlfriend. And guess who the townspeople are pretty convinced is the guilty party?

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The Second “Mockingjay” Teaser is Even More Badass Than the First One

9 Jul

If you were equally chilled and excited after watching the first teaser for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, get ready to have those feelings doubled because the second teaser is here!

Much like the original, this one features President Snow in an all white room with his captive Peeta talking to the nation of Panem.

Unlike last time, the duo is also joined by fellow captive Johanna Mason (who is now blonde) and a message from District 13.

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