• As Above, So Below (2014) In Theaters Now – Movie Review

    By Melissa Antoinette Garza There is almost nothing that I enjoy more than going to the movies with my best friend Meghan Winkler. Recently, we had the good fortune to see Oculus (2013) which was one of the best films of the year.  We have also seen absolutely horrible movies.  You’re Next (2013) for example [...]

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  • The Quiet Ones (2014) – Redbox New Release

    Reviewed by Melissa Antoinette Garza   Upon seeing the trailer for The Quiet Ones, I wasn’t very compelled to see it.  If not for Jared Harris portraying the lead character and Hammer films producing it, I most likely would have never wasted my time.  Hammer Films are respected by all true horror fans as it [...]

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  • Angry Video Game Nerd-The Movie (Atlanta Showing August 14, 2014)

    By Joseph Garza This is the first entry on Scared Stiff Reviews written by the very talented Joseph Garza, who excels in all aspects of his artistic craft. James Rolfe has won many fans with his web series, The Angry Video Game Nerd. Some of those fans nearly packed a theater on August 14th for [...]

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  • Happy Camp (2014) – SASQUATCH HORROR MOVIE REVIEW

    By Geno McGahee Horror has been in this found footage holding pattern for some time. They are easier to make and take less thought than any other sort of film. Put a bunch of people together, make small talk, and then have the money shot. In HAPPY CAMP we have mixed found footage with the [...]

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  • The Monkey’s Paw 2013 – A New Adaptation of an Old Story

    Reviewed by Melissa Antoinette Garza In 1902, W.W. Jacobs wrote one of the greatest and most well-known horror short stories of all time. The Monkey’s Paw is a tale about a man named Mr. White who despite a strong warning from his friend takes a magical Monkey’s Paw that grants the owner 3 wishes. First, [...]

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  • Wrestling Legend Rowdy Roddy Piper Reveals Painful Past

    By Melissa Antoinette Garza   Today was my brother’s 40th birthday. One of the gifts Steve and I bought him was The Great Amerian Bash 3 disc DVD set. We were having fun watching The American Dream Dusty Rhodes wrestle while Dusty himself provided hilarious commentary. It was overall a fun night, until Geno mentioned [...]

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  • Turner and Hooch (1989) – Tom Hanks and Dog MOVIE REVIEW

    By Geno McGahee Tom Hanks gets a lot of credit for his acting ability, but that credit came far after 1989, when he was known for Bosom Buddies, mostly. He was a budding comedic star and it is common to team up an actor like this with an animal. So, we get TURNER AND HOOCH, [...]

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  • THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE – Horror Movie Review

    By Geno McGahee The horror world has lost an icon.  Marilyn Burns, the actress that brought the true look of terror to the screen has passed away.  She is gone, but her legacy lives on and her role in one of the best movies of all time, TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, will live forever. In 1974, [...]

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  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994) – Renee Zellweger & Matthew McConaughey Video Nasty HORROR MOVIE REVIEW

    By Geno McGahee One of my favorite movies of all time is the 1974 classic THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE. The success of this film has led to many follow ups and many films that were heavily inspired by it. We’ve seen remakes and re-imaginings and a re-launch recently, but in 1994, there was an attempt [...]

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  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) – The Apes Take Control

    by Melissa Antoinette Garza I was a huge fan of Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) and anxiously awaited the sequel. I awaited for three years and when the first teaser trailer for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes came out, I was a bit disappointed. It just seemed as though they [...]

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as above so below

As Above, So Below (2014) In Theaters Now – Movie Review

By Melissa Antoinette Garza There is almost nothing that I enjoy more than going to the movies with my best friend Meghan Winkler. Recently, we had the good fortune to see Oculus (2013) which was one of the best films of the year.  We have also seen absolutely horrible movies.  You’re Next (2013) for example [...]

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The Quiet Ones (2014) – Redbox New Release

Reviewed by Melissa Antoinette Garza   Upon seeing the trailer for The Quiet Ones, I wasn’t very compelled to see it.  If not for Jared Harris portraying the lead character and Hammer films producing it, I most likely would have never wasted my time.  Hammer Films are respected by all true horror fans as it [...]

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Angry Video Game Nerd-The Movie (Atlanta Showing August 14, 2014)

By Joseph Garza This is the first entry on Scared Stiff Reviews written by the very talented Joseph Garza, who excels in all aspects of his artistic craft. James Rolfe has won many fans with his web series, The Angry Video Game Nerd. Some of those fans nearly packed a theater on August 14th for [...]

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Happy Camp (2014) – SASQUATCH HORROR MOVIE REVIEW

By Geno McGahee Horror has been in this found footage holding pattern for some time. They are easier to make and take less thought than any other sort of film. Put a bunch of people together, make small talk, and then have the money shot. In HAPPY CAMP we have mixed found footage with the [...]

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Pamela Jaye Smith – Author – Story Consultant

Podcast by Forris Day JR Author Pamela Jaye Smith discuses Mythology and how it relates to character development in writing with Forris on this episode of Coffee Shop Conversations. Smith has authored several books on character development and story development.. The books include “Inner Drives”, “The Power of the Darkside”, “Show Me the Love” and [...]

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Rudderless | New Trailer & More – MOVIE NEWS

On behalf of Samuel Goldwyn Films, we’re excited to share the NEW Trailer from William H. Macy’s upcoming directorial debut RUDDERLESS,starring Billy Crudup, Anton Yelchin, Felcity Huffman, Jamie Chung with Selena Gomez and Laurence Fishburne! —————————- RUDDERLESS – In Theaters and On VOD October 17, 2014 —————————- Starring: Billy Crudup, Anton Yelchin, Felicity Huffman, Jamie [...]

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The Monkey’s Paw 2013 – A New Adaptation of an Old Story

Reviewed by Melissa Antoinette Garza In 1902, W.W. Jacobs wrote one of the greatest and most well-known horror short stories of all time. The Monkey’s Paw is a tale about a man named Mr. White who despite a strong warning from his friend takes a magical Monkey’s Paw that grants the owner 3 wishes. First, [...]

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The Power of the Dark Side by Pamela Jaye Smith – BOOK REVIEW

By Forris Day Jr. “The Power of the Dark Side” by Pamela Jaye Smith is a book full of information designed to guide you in creating bad guys (or gals) for your stories. After all it is usually the bad guy that makes a story interesting. Without the conflict the villain creates there is no [...]

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Wrestling Legend Rowdy Roddy Piper Reveals Painful Past

By Melissa Antoinette Garza   Today was my brother’s 40th birthday. One of the gifts Steve and I bought him was The Great Amerian Bash 3 disc DVD set. We were having fun watching The American Dream Dusty Rhodes wrestle while Dusty himself provided hilarious commentary. It was overall a fun night, until Geno mentioned [...]

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Turner and Hooch (1989) – Tom Hanks and Dog MOVIE REVIEW

By Geno McGahee Tom Hanks gets a lot of credit for his acting ability, but that credit came far after 1989, when he was known for Bosom Buddies, mostly. He was a budding comedic star and it is common to team up an actor like this with an animal. So, we get TURNER AND HOOCH, [...]

tcm4

THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE – Horror Movie Review

By Geno McGahee The horror world has lost an icon.  Marilyn Burns, the actress that brought the true look of terror to the screen has passed away.  She is gone, but her legacy lives on and her role in one of the best movies of all time, TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, will live forever. In 1974, [...]

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AT THE DEVIL’S DOOR (Naya Rivera, Ashley Rickards, Catalina Sandino Moreno) on VOD/All Digital Platforms FRIDAY, AUGUST 8th – HORROR MOVIE NEWS

A Film by Nicholas McCarthy On VOD and all digital platforms August 8th / In Theatres September 12th Synopsis: When ambitious young real estate agent Leigh is asked to sell a house with a checkered past, she crosses paths with a disturbed girl whom she learns is the runaway daughter of the couple selling the [...]