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Horror films streaming on Netflix: May 2017

Netflix seems to be the principal platform for streaming movies and TV shows to families across the nation. A service that comes heavily packed with movie galore, Netflix offers a variety of genres that many can enjoy. We’d like to focus on the horror genre in...

Alan Wake – The Nightmare Is Over…For Now

Remedy Entertainment’s horror masterpiece, Alan Wake, will be disappearing from digital retailers (such as Steam and GOG) as well as store shelves on March 15th, 2017. Due to music licensing the company will be forced to remove all copies of Alan Wake indefinitely, or...

Repentless; Slayer illustrate Pride In Prejudice

The legacy carried by one of heavy metal’s most influential artists, Slayer, has long endured a sea of controversy throughout their career spanning thirty-five years. Since their inception in 1981, Slayer have dominated the thrash metal scene with not only the...

12th Annual Texas Frightmare Weekend – 2017

Texas Frightmare Weekend 2017   The 12th annual Texas Frightmare Weekend, held in Dallas/Fort Worth from May 5th through May 7th, continues to expand its growing list of celebrities such as actors/actresses, directors, artists, and writers. The Texas Frightmare...

Nick Cutter engulfs his readers in the darkness of The Deep

“And who are my real friends? Have they all got the bends? Am I really sinking...this slow.” – The Bends, Radiohead   In many cases, fears can be considered irrational and are readily disregarded. I find the topic of fear important due to its effect on the human...

Don’t get lost in the melody of Little Star

“These have no longer any hope of death; And this blind life of theirs is so debased, They envious are of every other fate.” – The Devine Comedy, Canto III 46-48   Fourteen years ago, during an unforgiving south Texas summer, I decided to enroll in college courses. In...

Dead in the West Reigns in Terror and Grit

“Darkness had not taken full hold, but it had set in, and fingers of its shadow clutched the town, drawing it slowly into its fists.” – Joe Lansdale, Dead In The West   The Western frontier represents a time of discovery, wealth, and new beginnings in America’s...

Burke Disarms Readers in the Chaos of Sour Candy

Review of Sour Candy, Kealan Patrick Burke   Throughout history, the philosophical notion of good versus evil and its relationship to morality has oftentimes stirred more questions than answers. Most cultures, including our own in the United States, retain the notion...

Texas Frightmare Weekend 2017

12th Annual Texas Frightmare Weekend 2017 With the growing interest in entertainment conventions, this pop-culture phenomenon has definitely taken the reins on public relevance, continuing attendee growth with every passing year. Ranging from 40,000 to 400,000...

The Savage Dead book review

The Savage Dead: by Joe McKinney - Book Review With the zombie genre saturated by novels, film, and video games, I find myself reluctant in selecting a title of flesh eating corpses for fear of redundancy. It was during the heat of the scorching Texas summer that I...

San Antonio’s Monster Con 2016

Monster-Con of San Antonio Texas 2016 Although the first few days of autumn have arrived, Texas weather continues to scorch the people of the Alamo city with its unforgiving heat. Sitting along the crossings of two major freeways lies the Wonderland of the Americas...

From Novels to Video Games

Any author who is equipped with the tools and knowledge of surviving a living nightmare warns readers of impending dangers with foreshadowing and literary cues. In The Mountains of Madness, H.P. Lovecraft provides a perfect example of such a warning. Lovecraft warns...

Revisting a Cult Classic: An American Werewolf in London

For me, the top werewolf movie of all time is An American Werewolf in London directed and written by the great John Landis. Released in 1981, it was by far the most terrifying and realistic werewolf transformation ever produced on film. Rick Baker, who was responsible...

“You will have donated your remains to ‘science'”

Heads (1985) by David Osborn: A Book Review Applying ethical judgements and moral values to the practice of medicine may be a seemingly difficult task, especially when venturing into death’s territory. For others, such a practical application is as distinguishable as...

The Wolfen: A different kind of Werewolf story.

The Wolfen: by Whitley Strieber (1978) Manny Ortiz   One of my favorite undertakings at The Fright Chapel is to read older horror novels, especially classic works and books published decades ago. These are golden gems that people may have forgotten over the years. To...

Welcome to the Fright Chapel

Welcome to the launch of The Fright Chapel. A literary horror review and blog. Here at the Fright Chapel, we focus on horror fiction. We’ll bring you reviews and thoughts on novels, author profiles, up and coming books, and much more. Although our focus is not on...

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