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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The Assent — 2020

The Assent Demons On Netflix

This week we’re sharing our favorite horror movie. Mine is quite underrated and a demonic delight.

The Official Summary of The Assent

The Assent demons on Netflix has a summary and it’s quite intriguing.

After a series of disturbing supernatural events in his home, Joel, a young widowed father, comes to suspect that his young son may be possessed.

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Saw - 2004

Live Or Die Your Choice

This week it’s all about Gothic Bite Magazine’s writers favorite Horror Movie! Here’s Kendra’s choice!

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

I Want To Play A Game

Writers of Gothic Bite Magazine were asked this week to name their favorite horror movie. Some of us found that difficult to say the least.

There are so many gems in the horror genre and each is a favorite, even a comfort, for a reason. Maybe it gave you a thrill, the jump scares got you, perhaps the plot twisted your mind as you tried to keep up? 

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Night of the Demons - 1988

Yawn of the Demons The Sequel

One of my favorite horror movies is 1988, Night of the Demons. It changed my perspective on the paranormal, the sequel, not so much.

Official Night of the Demons 2 Summary

Let’s read the blurb for Yawn of the Demons, the sequel, shall we?

Angela, the universe’s most unpleasant party crasher, returns! Angela’s sister, Mouse, is taken by her bullying Catholic school classmates to a party at Angela’s favorite haunt.

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The Walking Dead

Undead, Living Dead, Walkers, ZOMBIES!

The week keeps going with the favorite monsters of our writers! Today, James shares his choice, and he liked them before it was cool to do so!

The Monster

The time has come Biters to talk favorite monsters. I can hear you now. “That’s easy. You said it’s the Graboids from Tremors!”

Or you call yourself GBM’s Skeleton in the Closet, so it has to be skeletons. But you’d be surprised. It’s actually zombies.

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SHUDDER App Logo

Shudder Hosts A Seance For You To Watch

Living in quarantine is hard enough. Even harder when you want to hold a séance but only have Zoom to help.

Shudder hosts a seance for you to watch from the comfort of your home as we are in the social distancing era.

Good thing for us that we are in the golden age of app cable! Shudder is a good place for horror fans of all genres and it doesn’t disappoint with its exclusive content!

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Slasher Season 1 The Executioner

A Slasher Series That Keeps On Giving

Right now, the interior of the house is safer than the outside. So, a Slasher series seems in order.

The Slasher Intro

A Slasher series that keeps on giving through an anthology of stories that is unique and old at the same time.

All is in the delivery of the story, right? Well, this Canadian show is quite a treat and currently plays on Shudder and Netflix.

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