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‘Swallow’ is the genre-bending treat to break your bingeing rut

'Swallow' is the genre-bending treat to break your bingeing rut

Few things delight me more than a multi-hour trailer binge. With a laptop on my desk and cup of tea by my side, I’ll swim though YouTube’s cinematic pool with no intention of watching the movies being marketed. It’s a reliable way to pass the time, an endless nowhere-to-be activity that alludes to the possibility of adventure but revels in monotonous sameness. It’s comforting, frivolous, relaxing, safe.

But every once in a while, my scroll will be disrupted by a teaser so startling I’ve got to watch the full film right then. Such was my experience with Swallow, a psychological thriller from writer-director Carlo Mirabella-Davis as inexplicably seductive as it is repulsive.  Read more…

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7 Stephen King characters who mysteriously appear in multiple books

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The best thing about falling in love with a Stephen King character — something I’ve done many, many times — is that there’s a decent chance you might meet them again.

It’s one of the cool things about the horror master’s body of work: everything’s connected. Characters and settings crop up time and again in different books, often more than once.

It would be hard to go into absolutely every connection in just one article — there have been some impressive flowcharts made for this very purpose, and they’re incredibly complex — but there are a few big names that stand out. Read more…

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13 of the best Stephen King short stories you've never read

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I haven’t managed to read all of Stephen King’s novels yet — I’m still working on that — but I have read all of his short stories. All of the published ones, anyway.

While many authors release a collection or two early on and then switch their focus to novels, King has written short fiction throughout his epic 50-year career.

At the time of writing he has well over 100 short stories published across six different collections (and that’s before you even get started on his novellas, which definitely warrant a separate post of their own). Read more…

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William Peter Blatty, creator of The Exorcist, RIP

Writer and director William Peter Blatty, creator of The Exorcist, has died at age 88. Batty is best known for writing the story of poor, possessed Regan and her demonic resident Captain Howdy. He won an academy award for writing the screenplay for The Exorcist film in 1973.

Here is Blatty on The Tonight Show, January 17, 1974, talking about the surprisingly polarizing response to his classic novel of occult horror:

Tweet from William Friedkin, director of The Exorcist:

William Peter Blatty, dear friend and brother who created The Exorcist passed away yesterday

— William Friedkin (@WilliamFriedkin) January 13, 2017

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