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Her Infernal Name & Other Nightmares

Her Infernal Name & Other Nightmares is Robert Ottone’s second collection of horror fiction, and what a collection it is! There’s no specific theme throughout, with a wide variety of topics that should entertain the vast majority of horror fans. Stories covering extraterrestrial life, the undead, gaming, animals, ants and… sugar. The diversity of the topics reflects Ottone’s creative flair and this is evident in every story.


From waking fears to heart-breaking nightmares, this collection of short fiction is a glimpse into the terrors we face every day from the mind of Robert P. Ottone.

In “The Arborist,” a woman hears the mysterious call of the forest.

Five friends exploring an archipelago find themselves set upon by the island’s hungry inhabitants in “The Monitors.”

A young woman confronts the mystery of her infertility in “Kelly Watch the Stars.”

These works are joined by the title novella, Her Infernal Name which is about the cruel intersection of desire and desperation, and many other stories crafted in the hopes of keeping you up at night.

As with many anthologies, the collection contains stories of varying lengths with some just over 4 pages, yet each as impactive as the last. If you are looking for a series of short stories that will give you chills, a sense of unease, or just to satisfy your bloodlust, then this collection is for you.

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Antebellum is no longer a cinema release

Another COVID-casualty to report. Lionsgate have announced that Antebellum is no longer a cinema release. However, rather than putting it back until next year, they’re opting to release it on demand on 18th September!


From the producer of Get Out and Us comes the highly anticipated Thriller Antebellum. Successful author Veronica Henley finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality and must uncover the mind-bending mystery before it’s too late.

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Veronica Henley, a successful author, finds herself stuck in a twisted reality after her abusive ex-husband incapacitates her on the way home one night. Desperate to be free of this nightmare, Veronica must navigate the unstable fantasy before her time is up.

Need a recap of the first trailer? Here it is.

Despite the fact Antebellum is no longer a cinema release, we’re still excited to watch on demand next month!

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Monstrous Review

When you think of monster movies, what comes to mind first? Are you old school, picturing Godzilla or King Kong? Or does your mind conjure up the newer editions to the horror family, as seen in the likes of The Ritual, A Quiet Place or The Monster? Whichever it is, we’ve all seen the low budget, cringe-fest, creature features that spring up from time to time. These deplorable b-movies tend to contain bad CGI, or worse; bad actors in a costume. However, you’ll be pleased to know that Monstrous contains neither of these!


Sylvia (Anna Shields), a lonely 20-something, goes searching for answers after her friend mysteriously vanishes in Whitehall, NY, an Adirondack town known for its Bigfoot sightings. She sets off with a mysterious, charming young woman, Alex (Rachel Finninger). hellbent on getting to Whitehall for different reasons. Sylvia soon learns that hiding in the woods is an evil more sinister than she could ever imagine. Also starring; Grant Schumacher, Hannah McKechnie, Catharine Daddario, Dylan Grunn and directed by Bruce Wemple.

So let’s start by stating the obvious. Yes, that is Bigfoot on the poster (a very well-designed poster, I’m sure you’ll agree…) However, all is not what it seems. Whilst Bigfoot does play an integral part in the movie, the storyline is a lot more in-depth than your average monster flick. The script is superbly written with mystery and intrigue throughout. All is not what it seems, and if you start watching with anticipation of a monster gore-fest, you’re going to be disappointed. However, go into it with an open mind and I guarantee you’ll enjoy it.

Director Bruce Wemple has done a stand up job in bringing Bigfoot to life with excellent cinematography and terrific casting. There’s great acting from all involved and a truly convincing friendship between Shields and Schumacher. Throw in the mysterious traits of Alex and the subsequent bond developing between her and Sylvia and you’ve got a perfect cast.

Overall, Monstrous is definitely not one to miss! Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think!

Monstrous premieres On Demand and DVD August 11 from Uncork’d Entertainment.

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The Tent

There seems to be a lot of apocalypse, end-of-worldy stuff being released at the minute (see our recent review of The One Survivor of Conifer). But The Tent takes this scenario to a completely different place. Now, let’s make one thing clear; it’s not a horror movie (not in the traditional sense anyway) and not what we’d normally review. But, seeing the terms ‘thriller’, ‘apocalypse’ and ‘creature-feature’ being bandied around, I blindly went for it.


An apocalyptic event known as The Crisis has devastated David’s (Tim Kaiser) world leaving him to rely on survival tactics learned from childhood. Isolated and alone, David has taken refuge in a tent on the edge of the wilderness. Soon enough, another survivor emerges, Mary (Lulu Dahl), who immediately begins questioning David’s tactics and ultimately putting them in the crosshairs of “Those Who Walk In Darkness”, unseen creatures that may or may not be responsible for The Crisis.

The Tent

In all honesty, during the first half of the film I was tempted to switch it off. There didn’t seem to be a whole lot going on. The majority of the story revolved around David and Mary conversing in the tent. There was also the added threat of creatures outside whose POV was portrayed through black and white footage (similar to that seen in Dog Soldiers’ depiction of werewolves). Throw in a few random flashbacks of David’s life at the beginning of The Crisis, and some cleverly included homemade footage of him when he was younger, and I was shrouded in a cloud of obscurity.

But then…

However, the storyline did start to come together. Those flashbacks began to make sense and all the pieces began to fall into place, right up until the hard-hitting conclusion. It turned out that director Kyle Couch has done a stand up job in delivering the message he wanted to portray. It could have possibly worked better as a short movie. But, saying that, it may not have been as impactive. The acting, although initially average at the beginning, improved tenfold by the halfway point. Kaiser and Dahl both did a tremendous job in delivering the emotionally-charged ending.

The Tent

Now, I’m not gonna lie, this film left me an emotional wreck! As it progressed, you could see the direction it was heading, but that didn’t stop the huge punch in the gut that it delivered at the end. As the last ten minutes began to unfold I wanted nothing more than to cling onto the cloud of obscurity! what it was unveiling was more horrifying than any creature-feature could be.

Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think. The movie is currently available on demand, and coming soon to DVD.

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The Redeeming Review


The synopsis for The Redeeming states; ‘A disturbed single mother confronts a mysterious stranger and the echoes of her past to protect her home.’

Vague, ominous and yearning for more. The movie centres around Joyce (Tracey Ann Wood) who lives alone in a secluded country house. From the outset we’re given a glimpse into the woman’s tentative psyche, which is only exacerbated with the introduction of John (Ryan Wichert) The young man has apparently injured his arm and seeks refuge in her home. Joyce obliges and not only lets the man in, but tends to his wounds as well. As the movie progresses it becomes apparent that not all is as it seems. The pair, despite apparently not knowing each other, seem to share a dark bond.

The Redeeming


As far as psychological thrillers go, director Brian Barnes does a great job of building suspense and keeping us on our toes. Personally, I thought from the outset that it was going to be a straightforward, cliche-ridden plot, but as the movie progressed I realised how wrong I was. The movie keeps you guessing throughout, with both characters portraying a secretive, almost sinister side at times. Think Misery with a paranormal twist and you’ll be close to the plot.

The Redeeming

The Redeeming was made with a considerably low budget, yet Barnes managed to overcome this through great casting and good cinematography. The only thing lacking for me was the intensity. There seemed to be a slight reluctance from both parties to be physically assertive when the time came. Whether this was down to the low budget and the subsequent “don’t damage my house” rule, or just an oversight in general, it was the only negative I could really find. However, with a convincing portrayal of diminishing mental health, a decent rapport between the pair, and a satisfying ending, the movie more than makes up for this.

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