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9 Horror Books Scarier Than Most Movies



As you know all of us here at love a good scare.  However, sometimes Netflix seems a little bland and nothing worthwhile is in theaters – that’s when I urge you to reach for one of these Horror gems.  Some of these have been made into movies and some are in the process, but there’s something to be said for letting your mind conjure your own demons from the ink.

Your imagination can be a far scarier evil than anything a director can portray on screen.  So if your by the pool, beach, or hiding in from a summer rain – reach for one of these books scarier than any Horror out now.

1. The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff

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    What if you were the thing your neighbors whispered about, the dark shadow that everyone felt but no one acknowledged? The Replacements takes place in a town where every once in a while, a baby will be taken and replaced by a not-quite-right double that dies soon after the switch is made. The entire story is told from the perspective of one of the replacements that has mysteriously lived into his teens.

    2. Horns By Joe Hill

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    Pick up this novel written by Stephen King’s oldest son before the movie comes out, and you can only picture Daniel Radcliffe as the newly horned, deeply troubled protagonist Ig. It’s proof that the scariest creatures in fiction are not ghosts or vampires, they are characters so twisted by grief and rage they’ve become unrecognizable.

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    3. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

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    When people talk about what kind of superpowers they’d like to have, the most common are typically flight, invisibility and mind reading. Mara Dyer has the power of her fear and her anger, and it’s not until she walks into a room of live-caged bugs and walks out of a room of dead ones that she understands just how powerful she is.

    4. Handling the Undead by John Ajvide Lindqvist

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    Readers today are never at a loss for new zombie books, and any story about society crumbling under the weight of the brain-eating undead is bound to be terrifying. What makes Handling the Undead particularly spine-tingling is the window of hope for the characters that their undead loved ones might mean them no harm.

    5. The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

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    The best thrillers tap into a specific (and realistic) fear. The Coldest Girl in Coldtown opens in the aftermath of a typical party. But when the young heroine wakes up, instead of finding drunk people, she’s surrounded by dead people. And it only gets creepier from there.

    6. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

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    What’s truly creepy about this Shirley Jackson classic are all the unanswered questions left with the reader. At the end of most thrillers, you at least know what to be irrationally afraid of. With this novel, you won’t know if you should be wary of the haunted house on the corner or the mysterious woman who lives next-door.

    7. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

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    Cas has been killing ghosts for as long as he could handle his late father’s ghost-slashing knife. It’s a lonely life, but one that he fully accepted until coming face to face with Anna, the murderous ghost of a dead teen who wants to leave but can’t. Anna doesn’t want to kill but must, and she terrifies Cas — not because of her black eyes or blood-soaked dress, but because she makes him hesitate.

    8. The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson

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    This is the original Paranormal Activity, and definitely not a book to pick up before you move to a new house, or come anywhere near one. It can also provide a fun after-dinner game: How many terrifying noises, smells, or sounds does it take for you to move out?

    9. Miss Pergrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

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    This novel has the makings of any great horror flick: an abandoned orphanage, haunting children (Because the first rule of effective horror trailer-making is to include a small child’s eerie rendition of nursery rhymes.), and a horrible tragedy. If you doubt your ability to fill in the creepy pieces with your own imagination, the included spooky vintage photographs are guaranteed to haunt your dreams.

    Any other books you think should be on this list?  Let us know in the comments below!

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‘Ghostbusters’ Receives Slime-Covered, Glow-in-the-Dark Sega Genesis Cartridge




Sega Genesis’ Ghostbusters game was a complete blast and with the recent updates, patching in Winston and a few other characters was a much-needed update. The underrated game has recently seen an explosion in popularity thanks to those updates. Gamers are checking the full game out on Emulator sites. In addition, @toy_saurus_games_sales released some Sega Genesis game cartridges covered in glow-in-the-dark.


The Insta account @toy_saurus_games_sales is giving fans a chance to purchase the game for $60. The awesome cartridge also comes with a full-fledged exterior case.

Have you played the Ghostbusters game for Sega Genesis? If you have, let us know what you think.

In order to purchase the limited edition, slime-covered game cartridge head over HERE.

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John Wick in Development for a Sequel and a Video Game



John Wick 4 was a complete blast and the ending pointed at the odd fact that John Wick might actually be… dead. I didn’t believe it for a second. Not John Wick. The dude is a tank. Lionsgate has already greenlit development for a John Wick 5.

That isn’t all the studio has in store though. It also appears that we will receive a big triple-A game based on the Baba Yaga.

“What is official is that, as you know, Ballerina is the first spinoff that comes out next year,” President of Lionsgate Joe Drake said, “We’re in development on three others, including and including television series, “The Continental”, will be airing soon. And so, we’re building out the world and when that fifth movie comes, will be organic — will be organically grown out of how we’re starting to tell those stories. But you can rely on a regular cadence of John Wick.”

In addition to those awesome projects, we also have The Continental TV spinoff coming and a whole new Ballerina film based on the assassins introduced in John Wick 3.

The synopsis for John Wick 4 went like this:

With the price on his head ever increasing, legendary hit man John Wick takes his fight against the High Table global as he seeks out the most powerful players in the underworld, from New York to Paris to Japan to Berlin.

Are you guys excited about a John Wick 5 and a full-on, shoot-em-up video game based on Wick? Let us know in the comments section.

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Tim Burton Documentary Features Winona Ryder, Johnny Depp, and Other Regulars




Tim Burton will always be a part of horror for us. He has a page indexed here and we love it. From Beetlejuice to Ed Wood the director has broken the mold time and time again. A documentary focused on Burton is headed to Cannes this year and will feature all of the director’s co-conspirators in action.

The four-part documentary features Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder, Jenna Ortega, composer Danny Elfman, Christopher Walken, Danny DeVito, Mia Wasikowska, and Christoph Waltz. All of these awesome actors to talk about their time with Burton.

“Tim continues to build his aesthetic, the Burton-esque style, derived from a wealth of art, cinematic, and literary genres,” the release says “The documentary explores how Burton brings his vision to life through his own joyous idiosyncrasy and his ability to meld the ominous and the frightful with a sense of whimsy. Tim’s films are just the tip of the iceberg.”

The documentary will take us through Burton’s life and many adored films.

Are you excited to see Burton’s documentary? Let us know in the comments section.

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