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Knock Knock

Knock Knock Review

When it comes to genre-mashups, we all have our favourites involving horror. Whether it be Horror/ Sci-fi (Yes!), Horror/ Western (Yeehaw!) or Horror/ Romance (…meh). But my personal favourite is Horror/ Comedy. WHAT A COMBO! There’s just something about these two genres that work well together and I love it! You know what else I love? THE 80’s! Damn that was a good decade for movies. The cheesy soundtracks, the vibrant colours and the hilarious special effects. Imagine my delight when I realised that ‘Knock Knock’ has it all!

Here’s the IMDB Summary; ‘Knock Knock’ tells the story of down-on-his-luck former boxer Sam Grant, who one night finds himself caught in a whirlwind of conjecture and conundrum as his colorful and quirky neighbors come to him with scary tales of their apartment’s mysterious new resident. Inspired by the retro horror classics of VHS days gone by, ‘Knock Knock’, is sure to be a treat for any horror fan and aficionado.

The movie starts with a bizarre ad for a pizza company, complete with the typical visual flickers and sound quality associated with a VHS. The peculiar advertisement stars the dapper Walter D. Zaarke (complete with stick-on muttonchops) as he spends a couple of minutes describing the best, most wondrous, most mysterious pizza out there today. This sets the tone for the entire movie. Sounds ridiculous right? It is! And it’s FANTASTIC!

If the intro isn’t nostalgic enough for you, the opening soundtrack certainly will be. As soon as that synth-tastic, John Carpenter-esque tune hits your ears you’ll be transported back to the time of big hair, spandex and Rubik’s cubes. Once you’re settled, cue the comedy! With a hilarious script and perfectly cast actors you can’t help but laugh. It’s cheesy, goofy and if you imagine a grown up version of Scooby Doo (regrettably without the Great Dane himself) you’ll be pretty close to what Knock Knock is all about.

Knock Knock

When Sam ‘Stonefist’ Grant (Kerry Tartack) returns home, he doesn’t expect his quirky neighbour Olivia (Sisi Berry) waiting for him. Even more surprising is her theory about the newest resident in the building. With him partying all night and sleeping all day he’s just oozing vampiric traits. As a result, she’s invited fellow neighbours round to help; goofball stoner Dragon (Chuk Hell) and super smart Gretchen (Rachel Atterson).

You can easily envisage more movies with this brilliant cast and it’s clear that Director/ Writer Toby Canto Jr. has a flare for filmmaking. Now, don’t get me wrong, if you’re looking for an in-depth, story-driven movie with genuine scares, this isn’t the flick for you. However, if you’re looking for a wacky, fun, nostalgic experience, then dust off your old pastel tracksuit and enjoy the trip down memory lane.

If you like what you see then check it out!

Further info

The movie is available on DVD, BluRay, and streaming on Amazon Prime and Tubi. Check out the links below and enjoy!

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International Actress Bai Ling and celebrity superstar Ron Jeremy join the cast of what is now being called “possibly the craziest horror-comedy of all time”.

Ole Splitfoot update – Just days after the release of the film’s first official trailer the producers behind the horror-comedy “The True Tale of Ole Splitfoot vs. The Lesbian Warrior Nuns of the Great White North” announce that both Bai Ling (The Crow, Crank: High Voltage, Wild Wild West) and Ron Jeremy (The Boondock Saints, Orgazmo, Detroit Rock City)

These new additions to the cast join Michael Paré, Robert Lasardo, Bishop Stevens, Kaylee Williams, Jeanne Young, Julie Anne Prescott, Rebecca Rinehart, Max Koch, Katie Schooley and more. The film starts principal shooting this November, anticipating a second quarter 2021 release.

Synopsis:

Set in a remote Canadian town ,whose only industry is the local maple syrup processing plant, a group of lesbian warrior nuns, posing as strippers, stand guard, vigilant; the last defense against the hordes of Satan.
Late one chilly, northern night strip club The Beaver Dam! becomes the final battleground for the forces of good and evil to go head to head as a young mother frantically looks to protect her child from certain damnation!

Trailer on Youtube | Ole Splitfoot on Facebook | Horror-Fix | Twitter

The Ole Splitfoot update comes a week after the announcement of Scream Queen Kaylee Williams joining the cast

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Carrie Rickard, leaving an abusive relationship back in London, tries to escape her own past by throwing herself into her restoration project: Fairwood House, known to locals of Pagham-on-Sea as The Crows. Unable to resist as it whispers to her, Carrie’s obsession only grows when she discovers it was the site of a gruesome unsolved murder.

As Carrie digs deeper into the mystery surrounding the bloodless child stuffed up the kitchen chimney in the 1950s, she awakens dark and dangerous forces that threaten her own life.

Cue an introduction to her eldritch neighbour, Ricky Porter, a foul-mouthed modern-day Merlin in a hoody and a tracksuit, who claims he can see the future. But Ricky, as obsessed with The Crows as Carrie is, has an agenda and several secrets of his own, not least of which are what’s really under his hood, and what he’s got in the cellar…

…Is his offer of help sincere? Or is he the reason she’s doomed?

THE CROWS is a Gothic Paranormal novel for fans of haunted houses, eldritch monsters, and things that go bump in the night. Content Warning for psychological abuse, body horror, gore, strong language, and scenes of an unsettling nature.

What do you think? Sounds good? That was my first thought when I sat down to read The Crows. It was about 21:30 and I figured I’d read for an hour before heading to bed. FOUR HOURS LATER(!) I glanced at the clock. Never mind the content warnings in the blurb, it should warn you of the amount of time you inadvertently give to this book. I genuinely couldn’t put it down.

The story is gripping, immersive and written in a style that is easy to read and understand. Rosens writes as though she had lived through the tale herself. The convincing characters, descriptions of Pagham-on-Sea and the house itself all suggest she was writing from personal experience! Carrie is a down to earth, relatable character who, despite being thrown everything but the kitchen sink, manages to take it all in her stride.

However, it’s not just Carrie that is a well thought out protagonist. Each character is given their own individual personality and traits which either makes them loved or loathed. Their unique personalities and mannerisms often leads to hilarious outcomes/events (just thinking back now is making me smile)

The only downside I could find was the sheer number of characters mentioned. I occasionally found myself having to skim back a few pages to remind myself who certain characters were and how they were connected. However, that may have just been me reading too quick – a testament to how gripping the story really is. If you want an engrossing, unpredictable page-turner, The Crows is the book for you.

So, in conclusion; there’s humour, gore, compelling storyline, well written characters, with twists and turns along the way. What more could you want?

If you would like to check out the book yourself, you can find it here

And if you would like to find out more about C.M. Rosens, you can access her site here

Definitely an author to keep an eye on as she’s likely to keep going from strength to strength.

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Want to hear about another great horror writer?

Well we’ve got one for you; Jimmy Pudge!

Jimmy is a published author with his second novel due out soon, but more importantly – Jimmy is hilarious! Now that is something we admire here at Erebus Horror. Many horror writers can be dark, moody and depressing (hey it works!) but every once in a while, the likes of Jimmy Pudge comes along and automatically you crack a smile. Now ordinarily we tell you a bit about the author and what not, but not today…  Today Jimmy himself is going to tell you in his own words what he’s about.

Jimmy James “M.F.” Pudge was born into this world on 6-9-1979 in a truck stop toilet at a TA Travel Center in the backwoods of South Georgia. An honest and conscientious man, Jimmy served several prison sentences because he refused to give in to the federal laws that impose independent spirits’ rights to be entrepreneurs.  An expert in the art of pruno, shank construction, and paper dart blow guns, Jimmy briefly served as a leader in his dorm room before being released early for good behavior.

He now serves as a gourmet chef in the fast food industry and writes during his off time. He is the father of possibly four little girls, two of which he pays child support for. Jimmy briefly considered a run for political office before discovering felons were ineligible to participate in the democratic process.

When he’s not working or visiting his probation officer, you can find Jimmy James on Facebook. His favorite color is brown. His favorite TV show is Little House on the Prairie. He thinks Nelly Olson is a scumbag.

And I think that’s enough said! Check out the link below to purchase Jimmy’s book and see what all the fuss is about – Trust us, it will be a sound investment!

Click here to buy Bad Billy

If you want some further reading about Jimmy, visit his page here http://www.jpudge.com/

You should also look out for Ice Cream Man which comes out on 15th April 2012. If it’s anywhere near as good as Bad Billy, you’ll be in for a treat!

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this before, but in my opinion, horror anthologies are the bees knees! No matter where you are, no matter how much time you have, you can pick one of these bad boys up and just start reading. This is especially the case with this ‘End of the World’ anthology. Over the past week I have dipped in and out of this book during my hectic life (concluding with my little trip to jail – ouch!) and each time I did I was more and more impressed.

There are twelve stories in total (thirteen if you include the foreword) and all at varying lengths. There’s no way I’d be able to pick my favourite as all tend to instill a fear of what the end of the world will bring. Authors include: Hydra M. Star (who also edited the book), Andrea Dean van Scoyoc, Garth von Buchholz, Joseph DeRepentigny, Josephine Seven, Ken Knight, Larry Lefkowitz, Magan Rodriguez, Tibbie X and W. Freedreamer Tinkanesh. All of these authors were new to me (but may not be to others) and I can honestly say I was impressed with each and every one. Each brings a unique element to the book so it doesn’t just feel like the same armageddon ploy on each page. There’s differing dynamics, pace and plot which makes the book an entertaining read.

This book has everything from zombies to greek mythology, mind-numbing horror to sheer comedy. What else could you ask for?

Want to know more?

This book is sold in quite a few different places. Check out the links below for full details. The price varies depending on whether your want it as an e-book or paperback etc. Whichever you choose you will have made a sound purchase. No One Makes It Out Alive is one of a kind and you will be mad to miss it.

Kindle version, $0.99; http://www.amazon.com/One-Makes-Out-Alive-ebook/dp/B0074PLVMU/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1328272935&sr=8-2

The print edition, $9.99 (this will soon be listed on Amazon as well, but isn’t at the moment); http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/no-one-makes-it-out-alive-an-end-of-the-world-anthology/18862589

A PDF version, $2.99; http://www.lulu.com/product/ebook/no-one-makes-it-out-alive-an-end-of-the-world-anthology/18862585

And finally on Nook, also only $0.99; http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/no-one-makes-it-out-alive-hydra-m-star/1108620914