The Devil's Complex — 2016

Hoia Baciu Forest Gives The Heebie-Jeebies In The Devil’s Complex

It is no secret that Romania is one of my favourite places on Earth. It is home to some of the best folklore and paranormal creatures, filling our nightmares with fright. Movies such as The Devil’s Complex are proof of that!

The Official Devil’s Complex Summary

Rachel Kusza and her team of filmmakers go missing while in a Transylvanian Forest. After searching for the film crew for two years, Rachel’s teacher finds a camera buried in the snow. — Google

Rachel and her team of filmmakers travel to Transylvania, Romania, to document the paranormal phenomena within Hoia Baciu Forest. — IMDb.

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Blood Creek — 2009

Would Cancel Culture Cancel 2009 Blood Creek?

With all the movements of awareness in today’s United States in the film industry, it’s hard to be edgy. The horror genre is often either overlooked or over-judged by people that aren’t horror fans, to begin with. So, my review of the movie Blood Creek, fourteen years later…

The Official Summary

In 1936, the Wollners, a German family living in Town Creek, West Virginia, are contacted by the Third Reich to host a visiting scholar. In need of money, they accept Professor Ricard Wirth into their home, unaware of the Third Reich’s practices in the occult or Wirth’s real mission, which will keep the family bound for decades to come.

Now, more than 70 years later, Evan Marshall’s older brother Victor mysteriously disappears near Town Creek for two years and suddenly returns very much alive, having escaped his captors.

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The Batman 2022

The Batman 2022 Revisits The Long Hallloween

As a DC Comics girl and a Batman Obsessive Fan, I hesitated to watch The Batman for many reasons. But last night, I fell in love with a detective story and a Bat I wasn’t expecting.

Before We Start, Riddle Me This! No, It’s Not A Riddle But Read It

WARNING!!! SPOILER ALERT!!!
MATURE AUDIENCES: All my articles are for adults.
TRIGGERS: PTSD, Gore, Trauma, Violence, Language, Death, Mob.

This is an in-depth review of the movie The Batman 2022. I reviewed many subjects and what was discussed before and after the movie. I also reveal plot points and many scenes that should remain unsaid if you haven’t watched the movie and considered watching it.

Also, this is a subjective article and a personal opinion of the movie. To the best of my knowledge, I give a review of what I believe is good or should be considered. This is all personal, and I respect everyone’s view of the movie. Batman is a beloved character, and we all have our preferences. With that said, let’s dig in! YOU ARE WARNED!!!

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Hellraiser: Hellworld — 2005

Hellraiser A Hell Of A World

Before watching the new Hellraiser series that looks absolutely fantastic, I wanted to watch the ten movies from the iconic franchise. One strangely stood out, to my surprise. It’s one everyone totally forgot about or doesn’t even know exists!

Before We Start, There Are Sights I Want You To See! Well, No, But Read It!

This is an in-depth review of the forgotten movie Hellraiser Hellworld from 2005. I rewatched the entire movie franchise and came out with subjects related to the plot of the Hellworld movie or eighth instalment. If you plan on watching the movie, do not keep reading this article, as it might ruin it for you.

This is all personal, and I respect everyone’s view of the movie and the Hellraiser franchise. Also, this is a subjective article and an opinion of the movie. 

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The Abaddon Hotel Home To Hell House LLC

There are many faces to horror, and some old tricks can become new again if done masterfully. The Hell House LLC trilogy is one of those unique movies that leave a mark and relaunched the found footage style for the better.

The Official Summary

 Hell House LLC

Five years after an unexplained malfunction causes the death of fifteen tour-goers and staff on the opening night of a Halloween haunted house tour, Hell House, a documentary film crew visits the scene of the tragedy to investigate what really happened that night.

 Hell House LLC II: The Abaddon Hotel

It’s been eight years since the opening night tragedy of Hell House LLC, and even so, many unanswered questions remain. 

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DC Comics - The New 52 - The Joker

Batman’s The Joker Is The Greatest Villain And Here Is Why

Have you ever thought about the psychological state of Batman’s villains? I do. So, let’s dive in and learn more about the worst that Gotham has to offer!

How It Started For Joker

In Spring 1940, the Joker made its first appearance in Batman #1. A few of us don’t know that he was meant to be a one-issue villain. We know that he is Batman’s archnemesis, but he is also a criminal mastermind. So, let’s see about the Joker’s psychological file!

However, due to his popularity, the prankster continued his journey in the comic book. Despite his popularity, reinvented as a harmless villain, the Joker fell into the abyss until the 70s.

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Christmas

Mercy Christmas To All And A Review

Gothic Bite Magazine has many types of reviews and one of them is movie reviews, all year-round holidays too. Our Christmas Specialist is on the case for spooky holiday treats! Here is one of them!

Original Summary

Mercy Christmas is not any holiday movie!

When Michael Briskett meets the perfect woman, his ideal Christmas dream comes true when she invites him to her family’s holiday celebration. Dreams shattered, Michael struggles to survive once he realizes HE will be Christmas dinner. — IMDb

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30 Miles From Nowhere

Have You Watched 30 Miles From Nowhere Yet?

There are many slasher movies out there or home invasion movies. But have you ever stopped and wondered, what if there could be a new twist on an old recipe? Here’s my review!

The Official Summary!

When five college friends return home for their estranged friend’s funeral, what begins as an uneasy reunion becomes a terrifying fight for survival. — 30 Miles From Nowhere

What Are 30 Miles From Nowhere About?

The movie revolves around the reunion of five college friends two decades after their graduation to attend the funeral of their friend, Max. In Wisconsin, the group of friends reside for a few days in their long-time memory cabin in the woods on Max’s property.

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Blair Witch 2: Book of Shadows

Do You Remember Blair Witch 2: Book of Shadows?

I am not ashamed to say I am a big fan of the Blair Witch franchise. But everyone despises the sequel, and it had me want to revisit it. Here is my review!

* WARNING: Spoilers Ahead!*

The Official Summary!

Do you remember Blair Witch 2: Book of Shadows? No? Let’s dig in!

As it follows the twisted path traveled by five people fixated on The Blair Witch Project, Blair Witch 2: Book of Shadows journeys into a dark and dangerous place where the line between truth and fiction blurs and perhaps vanishes altogether.

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The Autopsy Of Jane Doe

The Puritan Torture Of Jane Doe

When watching a horror period movie, I wonder if the torture they use is true to the time. I’m a medieval history nerd, and here is my conclusion on the matter.

Before The Puritan torture of Jane Doe let’s make something clear:

SPOILER ALERT is in effect! Movies are dissected, and plots revealed.
MATURE AUDIENCE: Subjects of violence, torture, sex, and gore are part of this article.
TRIGGERS: Abuse, Torture, PTSD, Mental Illness.

Consider yourself warned!

Official IMDb Synopsis of The Autopsy of Jane Doe

A team of father and son coroners investigate the death of a beautiful ‘Jane Doe’. As they aim to ascertain who she is and how she died they find an increasingly bizarre sequence of clues.

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Ghost Ship - 2002

Ships Passing In The Night

This week I flipped through to see if something could find anything movie wise that was new to me and of course watchable. 

Movies Of Ships

Two of my favorite horror movies that I feel I could rewatch time and time again and never tire of are Thir13en Ghosts (2001) and Ghost Ship (2002). This week I flipped through to see if something could find anything movie wise that was new to me and of course watchable. 

Death Ship (1980) caught my eye and you can guess which of my two favorites it led me to rewatch. In doing so it made me compare the two films, and even take a look at the reviews of both since both didn’t get the best of scores on their releases. So let’s take a look at them and kick back with ghosts on the high seas. 

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Poltergeist - 1982

Mainstream Horror Vs. Indie Horror

When we think about horror movies or series, we only think about the big screen names. But forced to be inside had me discover gems behind the curtains.

According To The Critiques

Mainstream vs. indie horror is a fair question. If we are talking about horror movies, titles like Halloween and Friday the 13th comes to mind. We can go older with The Exorcist and Psycho. It goes back to the 30s with Dracula and Frankenstein.

Horror is a genre that has been snubbed over the years, over decades! The general public sees horror as a genre without paying attention to all the subgenres. Horror is the tip of the iceberg, it’s what we see but everything underneath are the subgenres.

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Tremors

They Killed Burt Gummer

Biters, it’s time for an aftershock. Quite a few months back, I did a review on the 90’s cult classic Tremors.

*** SPOILER ALERT! ***

It’s All About Burt Gummer

This article will not be a film review on the sequels but more of a tribute to the film’s breakout character Burt Gummer.

If this intro has not tipped my hand already, major spoiler alert for Tremors Shrieker Island.

Last night I queued up Netflix and saw a new tremors film had come out, so naturally, I had to watch it. This film hit all the familiar beats I know and love from this franchise, but it also did something I never expected and shook me to my core. They killed Burt Gummer.

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Antique Film

The Ups And Downs Of Found-Footage

My favorite horror movie genre is found footage. It’s like I can’t get enough of that style, and I know what many people think, it’s cheap, and it’s cheesy and bad. But, many underrated movies are gaining popularity in the genre. Here are some!

The Found Footage Debate

Many of us believe that the found footage style began with The Blair Witch Project in 1999. Then you have those who argue that Cannibal Holocaust from 1980 is the first of its kind. However, maybe some of us were wrong. The ups and downs of found-footage started in the new millennium for sure!

*** Before we go any further, let’s remind ourselves of a great tool to avoid trauma while watching horror movies: Does The Dog Die ***

While Cannibal Holocaust was part found footage, it wasn’t all found footage. However, maybe they were the first to exploit the marketing method of asking their actors to hide to reinforce the “true story” part. The director was also dragged to court and had to pay a fee for animal cruelty.

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Cinema

Reviewing Horror Movies And The Subgenres

Horror is a vast genre. But, sadly, it rarely gets the recognition it deserves. Too often, critiques disregard horror, and yet, the fandom can’t have enough.

The Beginning of Horror

Reviewing horror movies and the subgenres is quite a task. But here we go!

Horror goes back centuries when folklore and legends were born. Creatures such as ghosts, vampires, demons, witches, and underwater monsters existed well before writing about them. So, I guess we can say in a way, horror is in our DNA.

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We Summon The Darkness

Summoning Darkness In The 80s

When it comes to horror movies, not many people are “into it.” The prominent categories are rarely associated with it, but Shudder is.

Official Summary of We Summon The Darkness

Summoning darkness in the 80s but first let’s read the summary!

The killing spree of murderous Satanists has already led to 18 deaths throughout America’s Heartland. Three best friends Alexis, Val, and Beverly embark on a road trip to a heavy metal music festival.

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An American Werewolf In London — 1981

What Howls In The Dark?

The week is near completion, and we are closing in with Favorite Horror Movie Week! Come by Gothic Bite Magazine to see what Dora Esquivel chose for this Friday!

An American Werewolf In London Official Summary

When two tourists, David and Jack, visit a local pub in Britain, they are attacked by a werewolf.

However, when David tries to explain the attack, the locals deny any knowledge of the wolf.

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Freddy vs. Jason - 2003

2 For 1 With Freddy vs Jason

Favorite Horror Movie week! Today, it’s James’ turn and it’s a 2 for 1 Iconic Faceoff!

Official Jason vs. Freddy Summary

It’s been nearly ten years since Freddy Krueger terrorized people in the dreams. The town’s folk want to keep him erased from their memory. Freddy still has one more plan on getting back to Elm Street.

He resurrects Jason Voorhees and sends him off to kill. The more bodies which fall to the ground, the strong in which Freddy becomes. This is until, Freddy realizes that Jason isn’t going to step aside easily, and must be taken down himself. — Written by Film_Fan IMDb.

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Ghost Ship - 2002

No Ghost Free Zone On A Ship

This week at Gothic Bite, we are letting you know some of our favorite scary movies.

*** SPOILER ALERT: In these articles you can expect spoilers about chosen subject and movies. Please consider yourself warned. ***

Back To The 00s

I have a couple that I was trying to choose from, but I decided to go with the 2002 film Ghost Ship

This is by far one of my favorite movies: and be warned there will be spoilers! So, if you have not watched it, you might want to skip the article.

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