Tag Archive: Horror

Melmoth the Wanderer

As the name suggests, Melmoth The Wanderer is about Melmoth, a man who trades his soul with the devil for an added 150 years to live. Using this, he travels the world, trying to tempt people into exchanging their place with him so that they get to live the extra years. Unlimited happiness and joys come to the man who switches over with Melmoth but true to little facts which are often overlooked, there is a small glitch. Though the man would get to live much more than a normal life, he is damned to eternal damnation after death.

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Joyland Picture

The latest offering from the undisputed ‘King’ of horror, Stephen King, is a crime thriller which is bound to excite all you fans out there. ‘Joyland’ is a distinctive deviation from the spine-chilling horror novels that we have to come to associate with the writer. This is more of a whodunit with a splash of the paranormal thrown in for good measure. I bet, King could not resist himself when he was writing the story. The story is narrated by twenty-one year old Devin Jones who decides to take up a job at the local amusement park to earn some extra money over the summer, and more importantly, take his mind off his sweetheart, Wendy Keegan who has just dumped him, albeit in not so many words.

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Carrie is Stephen King’s first published novel. It was actually his fourth novel which he had submitted to the publishers. It is interesting to know that the first three books found their publishers eventually though. This book is about a school girl named Carrie White. She is shown as a plain-Jane who is dealing with bullying at school and also with a fanatically religious mother. She is naïve and wears really strange clothes, upon her mother’s orders of course. And that is the primary reason why she is perceived as a weirdo at school and bullied to death all the time. There is another marked thing about Carrie – she possesses telekinetic powers. She can move things around by thinking about it. The writer makes it very believable by making references to Carrie’s condition through doctors, at a much later time as an object of research. So there is clearly a good and seamless blend of fiction and non-fiction. The story majorly focuses on how Carrie seeks revenge from all those who humiliated her at the school prom. Using her telekinetic powers, she brings everything to a gruesome end. And that is what the plot builds upto throughout the novel.

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Found footage horror movies have been done to death in recent years and it was only a while before someone went out and made a parody of it. ‘A Haunted House’ is exactly that and with less than impressive results. Now, don’t get me wrong, there are moments in the movie which are destined to make you laugh till your guts spill out but the number of such moments is too less and in-between. The effort is helmed by Marlon Wayans who has co-written the script as well acted in it. Given his prior experience with the Scary Movie franchise and the Dance Flick movies, perhaps one would expect a little better than what he has come up with but that’s my two-bit!

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Revealing the B***S**T


Silent Hill Revelation is another shot at making a long-awaited decent video-game-to-movie switchover and does it succeed? Well, if you are still asking me this question, then my dear Ladies and Gentlemen, you need to pay a whole lot more attention to the title of this post. I haven’t been more angry and irritated at anything since the time in seventh grade when my girlfriend ditched me for the school jock! Well, anyway, getting back to matters at hand, the movie Silent Hill Revelation is a disaster waiting to be torn down and kicked and shoved in the face before letting it burn to death slowly.
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Trust Stephen King to have the grit to take a subject as debated as the assassination of JFK and turn it on its head in the manner he has done. For all we know, King could probably write a book about watching wet paint dry and it would be a best-seller. But do not be fooled, for Stephen King’s latest offering 11/22/63 is much more than that. King has taken the most debated subject in the last century, JFK’s assassination and turned into an alternative version of reality and how we perceive it.
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