I was more of a Goosebumps kid. Never read a Fear Street book before. When I saw the trailer for the Fear Street movie on Netflix, I knew it would be right up my alley. I wasn't disappointed.
Fear Street 1994 has the same horror vibes as, say, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark but with much more gore. And maybe speaks to an older audience. Which makes sense. Scary Stories was more of a kids book. And Fear Street was more of a YA horror series, if I'm not mistaken.
The plot of Fear Street 1994 is a lot of fun. It follows a lot to the same tropes as any slasher film before it, except with the added twist of witches and zombies, sort of? I can't really say much more than that without spoiling something.
The movie series comes in 3 parts. 1994, 1978, and 1666. At the time of writing this, I have only seen 1994. Though, 1666 comes out today. I'll probably have caught up by the time you've read this. But I can't talk about the series as a whole yet. However, 1994 was a good, fun horror tale and I can't wait to see where the rest of the series goes. Let me know what you thought of Fear Street 1994!
This month's horror corner features a new movie called A Quiet Place Part II. I was a big fan of the first one. The concept was fresh and original. The monsters were terrifying. A sequel had me worried because I didn't know where they could go from there. How do you keep the monsters scary after you know how to beat them? Well, A Quiet Place Part II delivers.
I can't say much about the overall plot without spoiling anything for you. But John Krasinski finds a way to keep the tension going all without changing the monsters at all. Often times in movies like these, you'll see the sequel ramp up the monsters with some sort of mutation or new ability to create something new for the protagonist to fight. This movie does not do that and it works so well.
There were moments in the theater where I knew what was about to happen and yet the tension was so high that it still made me jump. If you enjoyed the first movie, you will definitely love the sequel. If you haven't seen it yet, go and check it out! You'll have a lot of fun.
If you've seen A Quiet Place Part II, let me know what you thought of it. Did you like it? Or what didn't you like? I look forward to hearing back from you!
Let's talk about Train to Busan. More specifically, the new sequel that came our recently. Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula. The first Train to Busan movie was incredible. One of the best zombies movies I've seen in a long time. Though, there was a recent movie on Netflix called #Alive that was pretty damn close. But back to Train, I had high hopes for Peninsula due to my love of the original.
I can't say I disliked Peninsula. It was a lot of fun and I liked it a lot. But it was nowhere near as good as the first Train to Busan movie. It has some crazy horrors of its own. Like the game the survivors play with kidnapped people they call stray dogs. I won't ruin what they do, but yeah. It's dark.
All in all, Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula was a fun zombie movie but it didn't live up to the original, in my opinion. Though, I would still recommend both movies as they are great zombie flicks in their own right. The first movie is all subtitled but the sequel has a some moments of English. I'm not one to enjoy subtitled movies as I feel it takes away from the visual experience. But they do such a good job with these movies, that I didn't even notice I was reading for most of the movie. Give them a watch and let me know what you think!
Hello horror fans!
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One of my absolute favorite YouTube channels has to be Amy's Crypt. I can hear you asking, what's Amy's Crypt? Well, you've come to the right corner. Amy's Crypt is a paranormal investigation channel on YouTube. Amy travels the world and her home country of Australia for proof of the paranormal.
Here's why I like her channel so much. Instead of taking every little knock and sound as proof of ghosts, she's a skeptic. I can relate to her channel because of this. I've watched other channels where they clearly fake and pad their results. I mean, come on. How many times can you get a Ouija board to work for you? I'm looking at you Sam and Colby!
Amy's Crypt is fun. And even when she's not drowning in paranormal activity or proof, she's giving you the history of the abandoned places that she's visiting. And, more often than not, the scary stories behind the places are scarier than any ghost story could be. If you love abandoned places, the paranormal, and Australian accents, check out her channel. I can't recommend it enough! You can find her channel here and tell her I sent you. She has no idea who I am, so I'm not sure what good that will do. But, you know, tell her anyway.
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To cover up his search history, Evan Bond is a thriller/suspense author. As an outdoor enthusiast and horror lover, Evan Bond enjoys writing stories where the two come together. He lives in Florida with his wife and two sons.