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Throwback Thursday: Christine, by Stephen King

Christine By: Stephen King Published: April 1, 1983 Length: 411 pages; paperback The Rundown: “’This is the story of a lover’s triangle… It was bad from the start.  And it got worse in a hurry.’ It’s love at first sight for high school student Arnie Cunningham when he and his best friend Dennis Guilder spot…… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Christine, by Stephen King

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Book Review: The Hunger, by Alma Katsu

The Hunger By: Alma Katsu Published: March 6, 2018 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Length: 376 pages; hardcover The Rundown: “Evil is invisible, and it is everywhere. Tamsen Donner must be a witch.  That is the only way to explain the series of misfortunes that have plagued the wagon train known as the Donner Party.  Depleted…… Continue reading Book Review: The Hunger, by Alma Katsu

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Throwback Thursday: The Omen (1976)

The Omen Director: Richard Donner Screenwriter: David Seltzer Released: June 25, 1976 Runtime: 1h 51m Rating: R The Rundown: “American diplomat Robert (Gregory Peck) adopts Damien (Harvey Stephens) when his wife, Katherine (Lee Remick), delivers a stillborn child.  Father Brennan (Patrick Troughton) warns Robert that Damien will kill Katherine’s unborn child.  Shortly thereafter, Brennan dies…… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: The Omen (1976)

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Movie Review: 1922 (2017)

1922 Director: Zak Hilditch Screenwriter: Zak Hilditch Released: September 23, 2017 Runtime: 1h 41m Rating: TV-MA The Rundown: “A rancher conspires to murder his wife for financial gain and convinces his teenage son to participate.” What a Wonderful World: The story is set rural Nebraska, and describes the events of the year 1922 from the…… Continue reading Movie Review: 1922 (2017)

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Throwback Thursday: The Bad Seed (1956)

The Bad Seed Director: Mervyn Leroy Screenwriter: John Lee Mahin Released: September 12, 1956 Runtime: 2h 9m The Rundown: “Air Force Colonel Kenneth Penmark (William Hopper) and his wife, Christine (Nancy Kelly), dote on their pig-tailed daughter, Rhoda (Patty McCormack)—as does their lonely landlady, Monica Breedlove (Evelyn Varden).  But self-centered Rhoda has a secret tendency…… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: The Bad Seed (1956)

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Movie Review: The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)

The Autopsy of Jane Doe Director: André Øvredal Screenwriters: Ian B. Goldberg, Richard Naing Released: March 23, 2017 Runtime: 1h 39 m Rating: R The Rundown: “A father and son, both coroners, are pulled into a complex mystery while attempting to identify the body of a young woman, who was apparently harboring deep secrets.” What…… Continue reading Movie Review: The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)

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Book Review: Authority (Southern Reach #2), by Jeff VanderMeer

Authority (Southern Reach #2) By: Jeff VanderMeer Published: May 6, 2014 by FSG Originals Length: 341 pages; paperback The Rundown: “After thirty years, the only human engagement with Area X—a seemingly malevolent landscape surrounded by an invisible border and mysteriously wiped clean of all signs of civilization—has been a series of expeditions overseen by a…… Continue reading Book Review: Authority (Southern Reach #2), by Jeff VanderMeer