Mike Flanagan injects life into the Ouija franchise utilising his directorial proficiencies, camera work, tension, and pacing.
A serial killer vlogs his exploits. A pensioner confesses in a product review. Users discuss the latest episode of a television drama. A picture holds the disturbing secret behind an ancient shrine.
There’s a story behind everything, and a thread that connects us to it.
“In this book the author has set himself the difficult task of re-casting the forms and vocabulary of internet culture into stylish literature, and he has succeeded.” – 5* review, Amazon User
“All the stories are gripping in different ways, the characters, the themes, the writing style, each made more interesting by the form it is delivered by: Videos, blog posts, product reviews est. with all their differences they are all totally believable and often forgot I was reading fictional stories.” – 5* review, Goodreads User
[threads] by Jivan Ward is a sparkling original short story collection focusing on stories and conversations uploaded onto the internet. These eighteen stories span genres, themes, and mediums. Delving into horror, philosophy, history, politics, romance, and the very nature of what it means to be a contemporary content consumer.
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[Buzz cut, portly, forty-something, black and orange torn shirt, sits in a leather office chair, looking into the camera; he rubs his palms over his face; he groans; he grins; he picks up a beer bottle and drinks:] Hi guys. I’ve done something important today. Something I’ve felt like doing for a long time, and I mean, a long time. As some of you may know, I’ve been having trouble in the community for, like, wow, [he runs fingers through his beard] months now. It’s been a long shitty time. I don’t even know where to begin. (more…)
In a well-crafted blend of genres, Spring creates a taut and romantic atmosphere that’s muddled by a disappointing ending.
The elaborate sets and eerie folklore of this Japanese classic craft a horror that’s insidious, peculiar, and captivating.
Gorgeous cinematography and a thrilling tension carries this succinct and concise haunted house film.
Parts creepy and philosophical, this French anthology into the darker realms of the imagination is aesthetically pleasing and absorbing.
Sentimental but uneven, the unpacking of its inherent mystery creates a semblance of tension that’s unfortunately foiled by it’s lack of originality.
All together disappointing, Life After Beth is deadpan enough for a few laughs, but fails to raise a pulse.
This measured horror creates a tense atmosphere but fails to elicit anything other than a vague sense of unease.