“The Secret History of Twin Peaks”, A Novel by Mark Frost.

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The Secret History of Twin Peaks, written by Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost was released last Fall in anticipation for the show’s then upcoming triumphant return, which started this past May on cable network Showtime. The Secret History of Twin Peaks comes pre-packaged in the mythology of Twin Peaks. The forward, written by FBI director Gordon Cole, describes that this document was written by someone named “The Archivist”, who has taken it upon himself to compile a history of the mysterious events that have been happening in the town. Gordon has assigned the document to be investigated by a yet unnamed FBI agent. Continue reading

Willow Creek (2013)

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Kelly and Jim are a young couple who decide to document their attempt to film Bigfoot. The two travel to the site where the original Bigfoot footage was shot in their quest, and end up in the “Bigfoot capital of the world”, Willow Creek. What follows is eighty minutes of copied and pasted tropes that other found footage films have been doing over and over for the past twenty years. Continue reading

“Suffer the Children” by John Saul

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One hundred years ago in the town of Port Arbello, a terrible crime was committed. A young girl named Elizabeth Conger, the youngest daughter in a prominent family was murdered. Now, in the modern day (1977), the “Conger curse” still looms, and children are starting to disappear. Jack Conger and his wife Rose must find out what is happening to protect their own children, Sarah and Elizabeth — the latter of whom bears a striking resemblance to her murdered ancestor of the same name. Continue reading

Baby Driver (2017)

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Baby (Ansel Elgort, The Divergent Series) is a brash young getaway driver under the thumb of crime boss Doc (Kevin Spacey, Seven, The Usual Suspects) to pay off a debt. After completing his final job for Doc, Baby dreams of driving away with a waitress he’s fallen in love with, only to find that Doc isn’t willing to let his “lucky charm” go that easily. Baby plans to do one last heist before making his own getaway, only to find that everything has it’s price. Continue reading

Beyond the Gates (2016)

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After their father’s mysterious disappearance, two estranged brothers come together to clean up his old used video store. In his office, they find an old VHS board game titled “Beyond the Gates”. Discovering the game’s VHS tape to be the last thing their dad watched, they decide on a lark to watch it, and find there is more to the game than they originally thought. If they win the game, they get to save their father. If they lose, THEY ARE BANISHED. Continue reading

The Minus Man (1999)

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An unassuming serial killer named Vann (Owen Wilson) takes up residence in a small town after poisoning a drug addict (Sheryl Crow). Vann finds residence in the home of a couple of grieving parents who are renting out the room of their missing teenage daughter, and takes up a job as a mailman during the Christmas season. After he poisons a star high school athlete, the town is turned upside down and Vann watches the ramifications of his actions while contemplating what it all means. There are quite a few twists and turns as Vann’s compulsive need to randomly poison people begins to put his new life in jeopardy. Continue reading

Ricochet (1991)

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A brash young police officer named Nicholas Styles (Denzel Washington), drifting apart from his childhood friend Odessa (Ice-T), rises up in the ranks of the force after taking down hitman Earl Talbot Blake (John Lithgow). Years later, Styles has become District Attorney, married with children, and Odessa is a criminal drug lord. Blake, stewing in prison with a huge chip on his shoulder, makes a plan for revenge. After a violent jail break, Blake enacts plan for vengeance that includes destroying Style’s career through a smear campaign. Will Styles lose it all or will Blake’s plan RICOCHET? Continue reading