Summer of ’84 Movie Review from @kleffnotes

Set in Ipswich, Oregon in 1984, Summer of ’84 is full of eerie feelings and worried thoughts. Davey Armstrong is a 15 year old who thinks that a killer could be lurking anywhere in his suburban neighborhood. His conspiracy theories begin to come to head when he starts to suspect his own neighbor is a serial killer. Reminiscent of 1980’s classics like The Goonies, but with a Rear Window style edge, Summer of ’84 is a new movie that perfectly hits that nostalgic urge. Continue reading “Summer of ’84 Movie Review from @kleffnotes”

Hunter Movie Review from @kleffnotes

Hunter is a horror/thriller feature focused on a former professional fighter who is now homeless following the brutal deaths of his mother and sister. Not only is he grieving them, but he is also trying to cope with the knowledge that vampires killed them. With his memory trying to show him what really happened they night he lost everything and a new therapist and friend pushing him to work things out Hunter is drawn deep into a fight against the evil stalking the streets of Chicago in this movie. Continue reading “Hunter Movie Review from @kleffnotes”

The Neon Demon Movie Review from @kleffnotes

The Neon Demon is a flashy and beautiful film set in the modeling industry in Los Angeles. As the movie plays the use of lights and editing techniques makes it feel as though you are in some cases watching an art installation come to life. At first glance you would not expect this to be a horror film, but as it progresses the darkness that lies within the world of the models slowly begins to leak out. Continue reading “The Neon Demon Movie Review from @kleffnotes”

Pooka! Movie Review from @kleffnotes

After movie to Los Angeles an actor in search of work winds up at an interesting audition. While he has a monologue prepared the casting agent is far more interested in whether he can perform certain actions in a specific order. when he gets cast as Pooka for a massive holiday marketing campaign what seemed like a simple job becomes far more complicated. Continue reading “Pooka! Movie Review from @kleffnotes”

The Ice Cream Truck Movie Review from @kleffnotes

Mary just moved back to the town she grew up in and is trying to adjust to suburbia. For the first time in ages she is alone, but only because her kids are still in school. As a writer she has the flexibility to move earlier than the rest of her family and get the house set up. What strikes her about this new neighborhood is that there is an ice cream truck that drives through almost all day long. With strange neighbors and this ice cream truck circling Mary isn’t exactly feeling at ease in her new home. Continue reading “The Ice Cream Truck Movie Review from @kleffnotes”

The Meaning of Blood Book Review from @kleffnotes

The Meaning of Blood and Other Tales of Perversity by Chuck Caruso is a horror anthology from Cloud Lodge Books. This collection has a strong Southern feel too it, with some of the stories expressly using characters who speak in very specific drawls or who happen to have nicknames that fit within the paradigm of a Southern setting. Each of the stories draws on elements of the horror genre and creates vignettes of mayhem and destruction for the reader. I will note that the image being used as the header for this article is not the book cover. At the time of review no book cover was available for use. Continue reading “The Meaning of Blood Book Review from @kleffnotes”

Low Key Halloween Celebrating from @kleffnotes

Happy Halloween lovely readers! With Halloween on a weekday that often means that celebrating either has to be planned for the weekend before or the weekend after the big day. While I am all for celebrating Halloween for as many days as possible I thought I would share some easy ways you can celebrate today, even if you happen to be at work or just really busy on a Wednesday. Continue reading “Low Key Halloween Celebrating from @kleffnotes”

Classics Reimagined, Frankenstein Book Review from @kleffnotes

Mary Shelley’s famous Frankenstein turns 200 years old this year and to celebrate the 200th anniversary of this work of horror a brand new edition has been released with stunning imagery. From the Classics Reimagined line of works this version of Frankenstein from Rockport Publishers includes beautifully ornate details including vellum inserts that supplement the story from David Plunkert. This month is the perfect time to either return to the pages of Shelley or delve into the world of her famous monster for the first time with Classics Reimagined, Frankenstein. Continue reading “Classics Reimagined, Frankenstein Book Review from @kleffnotes”

E-Demon Movie Review from @kleffnotes

When four friends from college decide to video chat with each other one night things a seemingly goofy prank turns into a night of dark and complicated events. Set up as a sort of found footage film E-Demon presents itself as the full recording of a real call between friends that led to a massive multi-state murder. This horror movie works to create a scenario in which the internet can spread black magic and violence anywhere it wishes. Continue reading “E-Demon Movie Review from @kleffnotes”