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Helpful votes received on reviews: 74% (189 of 257)


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The Sleep Room by F. R. Tallis
The Sleep Room by F. R. Tallis
2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Are you kidding me???, 27 Oct 2013
When I came to the 'surprise ending' , my surprise was indeed so great that I had to read the last few pages again to make sure the author had really employed this hackneyed, puerile cliche for the conclusion of the story.

It's a shame, because I actually loved the measured, period-appropriate writing. The story concerns a doctor who comes to work at a 'sleep therapy' clinic which is employed to help psychiatric patients. He becomes aware of a poltergeist presence in the hospital, even as he begins a relationship with one of the nurses and becomes disillusioned with his superstar boss.

I found some of the scenes nicely eerie, although the first explanation of the… Read more
Thirty Scary Tales by Rayne Hall
Thirty Scary Tales by Rayne Hall
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
This is a well-written collection and a couple of the stories - 'By Your Own Free Will' and 'The Bridge Chamber' - were disturbing enough to stay echoing in my mind for hours afterwards.

Disturbing - that is the word.

If this book had been called '30 Disturbing Tales' it could have got a 5-star rating from me. I can't say more than two of the stories actually came close to scaring me. It's polite horror. Don't get me wrong, I am no fan of gore, torture-porn or similar hard-core horror, but the stories in this book seemed to stop too far short of visceral to be really scary. it doesn't evoke that feeling of 'other', that atavistic feeling that makes you afraid to… Read more
Zombie Virus On Mulberry Street [DVD] [2007] <b>DVD</b> ~ Nick Damici
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Little gem of horror, 18 Oct 2013
OK, it's not dead-people-come-to-life, so the 'zombie' mislead could make some people angry.

Apart from that, I rather loved this film. It has real characters you can care for rather than stock teens, or everyone thirtysomething and goodlooking. That's what made it stand out for me.

Basically, in a very real and unglamorous depiction of New York, a virus turns people into mutant rat/human hybrids with a taste for human flesh. A run-down apartment block of people who actually care about each other are trapped by the monsters, while the soldier daughter of the caretaker lead is trying to get home. Lesser films would have her burst in and save the day with a load of… Read more

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