“Home Before Dark” by Riley Sager Spoiler-Free Review

Amazon Summary: A woman returns to the house made famous by her father’s bestselling horror memoir. Is the place really haunted by evil forces, as her father claimed? Or are there more earthbound—and dangerous—secrets hidden within its walls? When I first read the description of this book on the Book of the Month app, I was [...]

Thoughts on “You” Season 2 Netflix Series

Warning: The following contains spoilers for season 2 of You. If you have not seen this season but would like to, reader discretion is advised.  I confess over the years I've become jaded towards thrillers. True-crime podcasts left me feeling cold. Shows like Law and Order and CSI were all cookie-cutter snore-fests that made me question [...]

Thoughts on “The Turn of the Key” by Ruth Ware

Amazon Summary: When she stumbles across the ad, she’s looking for something else completely. But it seems like too good an opportunity to miss—a live-in nannying post, with a staggeringly generous salary. And when Rowan Caine arrives at Heatherbrae House, she is smitten—by the luxurious “smart” home fitted out with all modern conveniences, by the [...]

Black Mirror: Season Five Thoughts

SPOILER ALERT FOR SEASON FIVE OF BLACK MIRROR I consider Black Mirror to be one of the greatest sci-fi shows ever made. Its portrayal of the effect technology has on the human psyche has made for some of the most insightful and realistic stories I have ever come across. It has the ability to both [...]

The Twilight Zone: “The Comedian” Review

Disclaimer: The following review contains spoilers. To watch the free pilot, click here.  As a fan of the original Twilight Zone, I thought I would give the revival a try. I heard it would be helmed by Jordan Peele so it was in competent hands. Unlike many writers of political satire in the post-modern age, [...]

Thoughts on “You” a Netflix Series

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR THE SHOW "YOU". IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE SHOW AND PLAN TO DO SO, STOP READING NOW. P.S.  I wasn't aware it was a novel until after I started watching the series, thus, all of my opinions are based solely on the Netflix show. Some people find stories [...]

Unpopular Opinion: “Death Note” The Netflix Film Wasn’t THAT Bad

I know everyone is in shock about this but Netflix created a live-action film adaptation of beloved anime series and manga Death Note....and it was not well received. It was weird, it was convoluted, and it completely fell apart at the seams. .......but.... I don't think it's nearly as bad as people think it is. [...]

Why I’m Disappointed By Neil Gaiman’s “Trigger Warning”

Perhaps I'm just whingeing over semantics here, but I had to get this off my chest. When I purchased the audiobook for Neil Gaiman's book on short stories I was very excited. Not only am I a fan of Gaiman's writing, I am also a big fan of his narration. His dulcet tones and faint [...]

Thoughts on the “IT” 2017 Trailer

I am going to tell you something I wasn't sure I would ever admit on this blog..... A secret that I have been keeping under wraps for fear of being ostracized by the literary community. *takes a breath* I don't like Stephen King novels. I know, I'm sorry. It's not for want of trying. I've [...]

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” SPOILER FREE REVIEW

I had my misgivings about this movie the first time I saw the trailer. Sure, I wanted it to be good, but I was concerned about having a universe that's so spectacularly British expand to the other side of the pond. However, this story...this story was great. From the beginning, this tale hits the ground [...]