Live Action Reviews! by Crystal Connor: Kindred


Plotline: A psychological thriller rippling with suspense, Kindred follows vulnerable mother-to-be Charlotte as she is taken in by her recently deceased boyfriend’s mother and her stepson, who seem increasingly obsessed with her every move Charlotte’s suspicions grow about Margaret and Thomas’ intentions for her unborn child.

Who would like it: People who love demented families, cults, cat and mouse and psychological horror

High Points: I like the way this movie was shot because it highlights the isolation of our heroine

Complaints: There is the suggestion of a cult and lots of symbolism of the occult but the movie doesn’t explain it, it’s just left as unanswered questions

Overall: This was pretty stressful to watching and the ending feels like an uppercut to the jaw.

Stars: 5

Where I watched it: Shudder 095, Shana Abe’

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Horror Hostess: Emerian Rich

Intro Music by: Cancer Killing Gemini


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Free Fiction Friday: Kindred

469064This week’s Free Fiction Friday selection is Kindred by John Gideon. This book tells the story of a man who looses his legs but gains immortality. Lewis Kindred is a Vietnam veteran who comes home a bitter and broken man who knows evil. He ends up playing a game of poker and wins an evil prize. He becomes a vampire but he is determined to keep his humanity and not be like other vampires.

This book was originally released in 1996, one review I read said it had a great mystery to it and another called it improbable and entertaining. John Gideon has written three other books including Greely’s Cove, Golden Eyes and The Little Soup Spoon. If you love vampire stories and you want to read this book for yourself, send an email to The first email I get wins the book.

HorrorAddictsCon: May Favorite Things – Emz TV Series

My Favorite Things

By Emerian Rich

The Others

College student Marian Kitt is terrified to discover that she has the power to see into the “other side.” Word of Marian’s vision spreads to Professor Miles Ballard, a student of paranormal and psychic phenomena. He introduces Marian to “the others,” a group of individuals with the ability to vicariously experience the feelings, thoughts and experiences of others, and to help them understand paranormal phenomena. Famed medium Elmer Greentree is their spiritual leader and a mentor figure for Marian, whose potential to see “all of the light” is strong. With Marian now among them, they will help each other understand their abilities as they encounter otherworldly, often frightening, alternative dimensions. And all the while, a dark force looms over them –

No, this is not the movie with Nicole Kidman. This is the awesome (though short lived) series The Others about a group of people who can feel/see spirits. Awesome show. Cancelled. And UNBUYABLE!!! What a tragedy! All I have left is recorded VHS’s which when my VHS breaks… will be of no use to me.

Kindred: The Embraced

Series based on the White Wolf role-playing game, Vampire: the Masquerade. Julian Luna, the undead Prince of the City, leads the Vampire Clans as he falls in love with Caitlin, a human reporter. –

I’ve already talked so much on the show about how I love this series. Julian Luna is perfect as Prince of the City. Lily is super sexy, Sasha is hard core sex on wheels, and Cash is the bad wolf boy out for revenge. Love it!

Ghost Whisperer

 A newlywed with the ability to communicate with the earthbound spirits of the recently deceased overcomes skepticism and doubt to help send their important messages to the living and allow the dead to pass on to the other side.– 

This show is a bit tame for this crowd I suppose. A little touchy feely and yes, I’ve been known to cry whenever someone feels or senses their loved one and finally knows Melinda is not full of crap. However, I’ve enjoyed these shows for their spooky, witchy content.

Dark Shadows – 1991

Victoria Winters comes to Collinwood, an isolated mansion in coastal Maine, to work as a governess, but soon finds herself drawn into a strange, Gothic world of vampires, ghosts and a family curse that dates back centuries. –

This is not the old original, but I like this one better. It carries all the mysterious gloom with it, but the scripts seem to be tighter than the old version (probably because it’s not filmed as so much of a soap opera… but like a mini-series). Also, it can be watched in a weekend, unlike the 1966 version. If you’ve tried to watch the old version and just can’t get into it, this one might be a good alternative for you. I can’t wait for the 2012 release of Dark Shadows the movie with Johnny Depp. I hope they don’t mess it up.

Twin Peaks

An idiosyncratic FBI Agent investigates the murder of a young woman in the even more idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks. –

Can this be called a horror series? Maybe. Maybe not. But if you’re like me and wake in a cold sweat from visions of BOB at the end of your bed, then yes… yes it is!

Now tell me about your favorites!