Thursday, May 24, 2012

Thriller Thursday!

Welcome to Thriller Thursday!

Today's reviews are a pair of horror books one by Todd Russell titled Fresh Flesh and the other is Malice by Griffin Hayes.  If you love scary stories then these books are for you.  They will get your imagination flowing and have you jumping at things that go bump in the night.

Review: Fresh Flesh by Todd Russell
Review: Malice by Griffin Hayes

Scary stories and movies have always been around.  We've all come into contact with them at some point in our lives - summer camp, ghost stories at slumber parties, urban legends that we just had to try out and various other things.  These things for me have always been a guilty pleasure, especially the psychological thrillers that get in your head and completely mess with you.  I've been hooked on authors such as Stephen King and even as far back as reading the Goosebumps and Fear Street Saga series by R.L. Stein.  I've been a horror junkie for as long as I can remember.

I love things that get into your head and make you almost afraid to turn off the lights at night because well, there just may be something out there that can and will eat you! *insert evil laugh here!*

In all seriousness, some of my favorite movies are psychological thrillers such as The Cell staring Jennifer Lopez (I realize most people thought this movie was crap, but I ABSOLUTELY adored it!).  I also am so entirely a pathetically drooling fangirl of the original Silence of the Lambs movie (not so much the movies of the other books in this series).  Anthony Hopkins can be my boogie man any day...just like Tim Curry can be my nightmare inspiring clown whenever his little heart desires.

We are all afraid of something, no matter how hard we try and deny it.  Clowns, bees, wasps, insects in general, thunder, lightning, the dark.  Something terrifies us and makes us wish that we could be cuddled and coddled until it goes away, or makes us want to do something to remove said fear inspiring thing from the general vicinity.

What makes you tremble? What are you most afraid of?

What are your favorite horror stories? Your favorite urban legends? What is your favorite scary movie?


  1. Love most anything by HP Lovecraft. Whisperer in the Dark is one of my all time favorite short stories. Only story that I can say actually gave me the willies after reading it when I was a teen.

    The Stand by King was awesome. His works might be long in the tooth but he does build characters and places that folks can generally relate to - and then tears them down (kind of like Lynch did with Twin Peaks).

    I don't like spiders :)

    Also love reading old books about ghosts from the 1800's and early 1900's. Loved the writing style of that period.

    1. I don't think I've actually read any HP Lovecraft. I know, shame on me.