Silent Night (2012)

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Jamie King and Malcolm McDowell co-star in this loose remake of the original classic, Silent Night, Deadly Night (my take on the original can be found here.) Like the original, it’s a cheap exploitation flick, but unlike the original there is no real story being told here. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It clocks in at a pretty tight 90 minutes and fills it with enough tits and carnage to make it worth your while. Continue reading

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“The Conqueor Worms” by Brian Keene

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The Conqueror Worms by Brian Keene is a novel about the end of the world, told from the perspective an elderly WW2 veteran named Teddy Garnet as he lays waiting for the end to take him.  The tale, as you can see from the cover and title, features giant worms coming up from the ground and killing people.  That sounds b-movie horror and uber-cheesey, but it’s not as bad as it could be.  Yes, it’s a silly concept, this a pure pulp fiction novel through and through, but it’s not as hokey as you’d expect.  Keene gives the book a serious edge from the outset by setting up Teddy’s arc of the story as a lonely old man whose lost his wife shortly before an unceasing rain descends upon the Earth. Continue reading