Category: Reviews

Wine Review ~ Apothic Dark Red Blend

Posted by on November 24, 2015 in Gothic Living, Reviews | Comments Off on Wine Review ~ Apothic Dark Red Blend

  I’m serving this Apothic Dark Red Blend at Thanksgiving dinner because it’s a beautiful not too sweet, not too dry wine that would appeal to most red wine lovers. I tested it out last week and after the second glass (I had to confirm the results of the first glass and because – wine) decided that this is a […]

Do the Work by Steven Pressfield

  5 count them, 5 bats. Do the Work is another gem from author Steven Pressfield’s trove. He also wrote The War of Art – which is a worthy read as well. I like his website too – it has lots of spiffy things for readers and writers alike, including Writing Wednesdays. This is a great book that tells it […]

Captain Morgan’s Cannon Blast

  Okay, admittedly, I bought this on a whim because the bottle is so darn cool. Check it out. See. Look. *points to picture* Cool bottle, right? Right. Is it as cool inside? Eh. Depends on your tolerance for sweet rums. If you like citrus and you love syrupy sweet rums, say the coconut flavor, you’d probably enjoy this one. […]

Movie Review ~ Lake Placid: The Final Chapter (Horror)

Posted by on July 16, 2014 in Reviews | Comments Off on Movie Review ~ Lake Placid: The Final Chapter (Horror)

  Title: Lake Placid: The Final Chapter Director: Don Michael Paul Genre: Horror, creature feature Rating: 4 bats Okay, I admit it – I’m a fan of the Lake Placid franchise so my review is probably bias. This movie is like the others in the series – simple, fun crocodile doom! It takes place after the last one and the […]

Book Review ~ Against the Druries ~ Steampunk / Sci-fi / Fantasy

Posted by on July 08, 2014 in Reviews | Comments Off on Book Review ~ Against the Druries ~ Steampunk / Sci-fi / Fantasy

  Title: Against the Druries (League of Elder) Author: Ren Garcia Genre: Sci-fi, fantasy, steampunk Another fabulous adventure from Ren Garcia! Ren’s characters are visceral, vivid, three dimensional beings who spring to life on the page. They’re all flawed, interesting and exciting. He gives the reader enough to know the characters and yet, not know them so completely that they […]

Movie Review ~ Frankenfish (Horror)

Posted by on June 13, 2014 in Reviews | Comments Off on Movie Review ~ Frankenfish (Horror)

    Title: Frankenfish Director: Mark A.Z. Dippé Genre: Horror, creature feature Rating: 4 bats This quirky killer fish movie deserved a better title – something more exciting to fit with the tone the movie set. The blurb is also a bit off, as they portray someone (not going to say which, you’d have to watch it) as a main […]

Review ~ Blackout by Katherine Wynter ~ Horror

Posted by on April 25, 2014 in Reviews | Comments Off on Review ~ Blackout by Katherine Wynter ~ Horror

  Title: Blackout Author: Kathrine Wynter Genre: Horror, zombies Rating: 5 bats So, have to say, though I love zombie movies I find most zombie novels and novellas leave a lot to be desired. Hence, I’m fairly picky about zombie reads. Blackout is a fantastic story that annihilates the genre barriers of zombie fiction and takes the reader on a […]

Movie Review ~ Death’s Door (Horror)

Posted by on March 30, 2014 in Reviews, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Movie Review ~ Death’s Door (Horror)

    Title: Death’s Door Director: George Scileppi Genre: Horror, supernatural Rating: 3 bats Okay, I’ll admit, I rented this largely for the cover art but really wasn’t expecting much of the film itself. That said, I was pleasantly surprised. The story revolves around the cast and crew of ‘The Séance Hour’, where they film what many of them, including […]

Movie Review ~ Eye of the Beast (Horror)

Posted by on March 25, 2014 in Reviews | Comments Off on Movie Review ~ Eye of the Beast (Horror)

    Title: Eye of the Beast Director: Gary Yates Genre: Horror, creature feature Rating: 3 bats This is an interesting movie of tentacle doom. It takes place in a small fishing town with an angry populace due to the disappearing fish. Pressure mounts on the last remaining law enforcement officer after several people also disappear along the shoreline. Tension […]

Brew Review ~ The Poet (Stout)

Posted by on February 27, 2014 in Reviews | Comments Off on Brew Review ~ The Poet (Stout)

    Normally I don’t hold with beer of any sort (ack!) with the known exceptions of Guinness and Sin Eater. But seriously, look at the awesome packaging! It called to me…I HAD to! Heck, even if I didn’t like the beer itself, it would have been worth it just for the packaging. In fact, my middle son – who […]