The Last Kingdom — BBC-Netflix

The Last Kingdom Is A Gothic, Historical Story

Sometimes history hides heroes deep in the art and leaves a battlefield without a name. The Last Kingdom is about one of those men.

Where It Came From

The Last Kingdom is a gothic, historical story. But where to begin? History is an infinite source of ideas for authors.

It is becoming a series that has people glued to their small screens. Netflix didn’t waste time and jumped on Bernard Cornwell‘s work of The Saxon Stories and called it The Last Kingdom.

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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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Knightfall

Knightfall Is The Underrated Medieval Series Deserving Of More Seasons

When I finished watching The Last Kingdom, I was looking desperately for something to satisfy my Dark Ages addiction. Knightfall showed up, and quickly I found myself hooked on the last years of the infamous Templars.

The Official Summary

In 1306, the Knights Templar were winding down their run as one of the most powerful organisations in the Christian world. Acre, the Templar’s last stronghold, has fallen, and years later, a rumour is heard that the lost Grail is still in that area.

The Templars, led by the courageous, headstrong, but noble Templar Knight Landry, have shifted their attention to regaining a foothold in the Holy Land. They take their battle back to the Holy Land, and their battles become the Crusades.

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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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Headphones

Black Twilight By Lefki Symphonia Reviewed

Gothic Bite Magazine loves to give a platform to every type of artist, and that includes musicians. Our reviewers cannot wait to hear what the Gothic world has to sing about, and Mary listened well!

Reaching Out To GBM

Lefki Symphonia reached out to Gothic Bite Magazine, and in doing so here is the review and if you are an artist who wish to be on our website, proceed by sending us an email. Back to the review!

Lefki Symphonia is not a band I had heard of before. That excited me a bit. I love finding new to me bands and music. 

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Headphones

The Audiobook Review Of The Scarry Inn

The Scarry Inn by Shirley McCann and narrated by Joey Eugene is this week’s audiobook review by our very own, Mary Dean! Come by and see what she thinks of it!

The Official Amazon Audiobook Summary

Convinced they are the victims of a sick, practical joke, Heidi and her three friends are resigned to spending the night at The Scarry Inn, even though the atmosphere is anything but welcoming. Surely the owners, Dick and Thelma Scarry, are simply trying to drum up business for their new motel by terrifying the guests. 

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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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Microphone

A Duo Covers Like No Other

Gothic Bite Magazine reviews many different subjects and one of them is left to our pop culture specialist, James Vaughan. He loves his indie bands and his favourites are those who do covers of hits in a more rock and metal way!

It’s Been A While

A while back, in my Wolf Totem article, I did a mini review on somebody I’ve been wanting to talk about for ages Pamela Romvel and David Galardi, better known as The Covers Duo.

So, Biters, let’s move these two from the Gothic Bite Magazine opening act to the GBM headliners and take a closer look at The Covers Duo.

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Krampus Christmas

A Christmas Haunting: Clark Mansion by Carrie Bates

Gothic Bite Magazine has many types of reviews and one of them is book reviews, either read or audio. Our Christmas Specialist is on the case for spooky holiday treats! Here is one of them!

The Book Specs

Book: A Christmas Haunting: Clark Mansion
Author: Carrie Bates
Type: Audiobook Review
Narrated by: Steve McCutcheon

A Happy Mansion For A Happy Family

This was a suspenseful quick story about a family home that was anything but perfect. Bob and Emma buy the Clark Mansion hoping to make it a happy home for their family. What they don’t know is that the house has a gory past.

And it’s a past that hasn’t left the house. As the readers/listener, we get the history of the house. We also get the story of Bob and Emma’s family being plagued by the past.

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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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Music

“Your Nightmare” by Vampyrëan featuring Chris Pohl Review

I enjoy checking out new music blind to me. Vampyrëan was one I had not heard before.

A Solo Project

Vampyrëan is the solo project from Vlad Janicek, a former member of Nosferatu. That right away got my attention.

I am familiar with Nosferatu and really enjoy their gothic rock-infused music. I then saw that Chris Pohl from Blutengel is featured on the track. That made me even more excited to listen.

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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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Webtoon Somnium Theatre by _Mirach_

Webtoons are gaining popularity and here, at Gothic Bite Magazine, we have an amazing reviewer, Kayla Krantz to let us know her thoughts!

Somnium Theatre

WRITTEN BY #1 BEST SELLING AUTHOR KAYLA KRANTZ

After an encounter with a masked stranger, Stephanie is set for a request to solve one mysterious case in a parallel universe! But there’s only one way she can reach it, by using a less known technique of lucid dreaming…

WEBTOON

Somnium Theatre’s genre is Crime, Mystery and Fantasy.

NOTE: This comic is also available at WEBTOON

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Music

Testiculo Mutilaciones a Pantansosumpf Review by Mary Dean Kazen

Gothic Bite Magazine loves to give a platform to every type of artist, and that includes musicians. Our reviewers cannot wait to hear what the Gothic world has to sing about, and Mary listened well!

Reaching Out To GBM

Pantanosumpf reached out to Gothic Bite Magazine, introducing themselves as first a supporter of artists in many forms. They are a mixture of artists in Argentina and other parts of the world. 

They celebrate and promote all forms of artistic talent and really have created a movement, more like a community, of talented artists. They also have created a record label highlighting local artists. 

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Writing

The Review of Craven Manor by Darcy Coates

I am a new Darcy Coates fan. This is the second book that she has read, and I loved it from start to finish. If Darcy Coates isn’t a name you are familiar with, let me tell you a bit about her writing.  

 SPOILER ALERT! CONSIDER YOURSELF WARNED!

 The Suspense And The Mystery

Author Darcy Coates writes in the genre of horror suspense. Her books contain mystery, suspense, and that eerie feeling that horror fans love so much. Her characters are relatable, and she transports the reader into the story. At least that’s what happens to me when I read her stories. 

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Webtoon Light Within Shadow by BluMouse Review

Webtoons are gaining popularity and here, at Gothic Bite Magazine, we have an amazing reviewer, Kayla Krantz to let us know her thoughts!

Summary Of Light Within Shadow

WRITTEN BY #1 BEST SELLING AUTHOR KAYLA KRANTZ

Lizzie lives in simple town where not much happens. But strange and dangerous things have begun to stir. Never seeing the world is one thing, but how can she and her friends handle a reality that even the gods of Varaluz have never seen?

WEBTOON

Light Within Shadow‘s genre is Action and Fantasy by BluMouse.

NOTE: This comic is also available as a novel on WEBTOON

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Webtoon Fragmented Dreams by T.A. Teufel Review

Webtoons are gaining popularity and here, at Gothic Bite Magazine, we have an amazing reviewer, Kayla Krantz to let us know her thoughts!

Summary Of Fragmented Dreams

WRITTEN BY #1 BEST SELLING AUTHOR KAYLA KRANTZ

Plagued by never-ending nightmares and cursed with a mysterious ability to sense others’ emotions, 19-year-old Diana Massey is no stranger to the peculiar. 

Bizarre events start piling up when a young man named Casimir comes to live at her family farm. Shadowy monsters and magical warriors are just the beginning!

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