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Video Games Spotlight: Next Gen Survival Horror

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You wipe away the sweat that’s trickling down your face, hear your heart pounding in sync with the thumping of your boots as you run from something, and yet, you’re safe in your living room, with the lights on, playing a game — a survival horror game. The next generation of gaming is here and with the arrival of the Microsoft’s XBox One and Sony’s Playstation 4, a crop of terrifying things await. With satisfying … Continue reading

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TV Review: The Walking Dead (TV Series) (Season 2) (2011-2012)

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SYNOPSIS: The Walking Dead tells the story of life following a zombie apocalypse. It follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, traveling in search of a safe and secure home. The world has changed and they need to figure out how to survive it. But they need to figure out how to survive one another. In Season 2 Rick Grimes leads the group of survivors, Shane, Lori, Carl, Dale, Andrea, Glenn, … Continue reading

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Character Profiles: The Walking Dead: Maggie Greene

Now that the much anticipated Season 2 of The Walking Dead has ended, in the coming weeks I’ll continue to be bringing you a special look at our beloved cast of characters and a peak at some new ones. This week we’ll look at Maggie Greene. Lauren Cohan plays Maggie Greene. Maggie is Hershel’s oldest daughter and is Beth’s half sister. Maggie is a tomboy, posses a feisty, tactical and moody personality, and is attracted … Continue reading

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A Dummies Guide to Zombies! Part 2

Are you ready for the zombie apocalypse? If not, you SHOULD be by now. In Part 2 of A Dummies Guide to Zombies, I bring you the best in pop culture, more specifically, Video Games! Let’s get started shall we: Resident Evil Series (Video Game 1996-Present) Synopsis: Developed by Capcom the series starts out following Jill Valentine and her S.T.A.R.S (Raccoon City Police Department’s Special Tactics And Rescue Service) comrades. They are sent to investigate … Continue reading

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Character Profiles: The Walking Dead: Hershel Greene

Now that the much anticipated Season 2 of The Walking Dead has ended, in the coming weeks I’ll continue to be bringing you a special look at our beloved cast of characters and a peak at some new ones. This week we’ll look at Hershel Greene. Hershel Greene is head of the Greene family and takes care of the Greene farm. Scott Wilson portrays Hershel. He is the father to Maggie and Beth and employed … Continue reading

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A Dummies Guide to Zombies! Part 1

“When there’s no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth.” Zombies are linked to the basics of human nature, they play upon our fears of infectious disease, death and turn our switches on to the need to survive. They are the walking dead, following their basic instincts, which is to feed. They are de-evolution at it’s finest and most of the time no one knows how the infection spread but it spread … Continue reading

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Character Profiles: The Walking Dead: Carol Peletier

Now that the much anticipated Season 2 of The Walking Dead has begun and is currently in a mid-season hiatus, in the coming weeks I’ll continue to be bringing you a special look at our beloved cast of characters. This week we’ll look at Carol. Melissa McBride steps into the role of Carol Peletier. She is soft spoken, meek, a bit defenseless, the wife of an abusive husband Ed, and has a daughter named Sophia. … Continue reading

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Character Profiles: The Walking Dead: Daryl and Merle Dixon

Now that the much anticipated Season 2 of The Walking Dead has begun, in the coming weeks I’ll continue to be bringing you a special look at our beloved cast of characters. This week we’ll look at Daryl and Merle Dixon. Daryl and Merle Dixon are characters solely created for the television series. They do not appear in the comics, although Robert Kirkman has teased that he would like to introduce either one or both … Continue reading

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Character Profiles: The Walking Dead: Dale Horvath

Now that the much anticipated Season 2 of The Walking Dead has begun, each week I’ll continue to be bringing you a special look at our beloved cast of characters. This week we’ll look at Dale Horvath.

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Character Profiles: The Walking Dead: Andrea

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In anticipation for Season 2 of The Walking Dead, each week I’ll be bringing you a special look at our beloved cast of characters. This week we’ll look at Andrea. Andrea is one of the Atlanta camp survivors. Playing Andrea is Laurie Holden. She was a successful civil rights attorney living in Florida before the outbreak. While traveling with her sister Amy they became stranded in Atlanta. Dale Hoverath rescued them and they have been … Continue reading

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Character Profiles: The Walking Dead: Shane Walsh

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In anticipation for Season 2 of The Walking Dead, each week I’ll be bringing you a special look at our beloved cast of characters. This week we will take a look at Shane Walsh. The man that everyone loves to hate, who has apparent anger issues and is Rick’s best friend. Portraying Shane is Jon Bernthal. Shane is Rick’s best friend since high school and partner in the King County Sheriff department. When the outbreak … Continue reading

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Character Profiles: The Walking Dead: Glenn

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In anticipation for Season 2 of The Walking Dead, each week I’ll be bringing you a special look at our beloved cast of characters. This week we’ll take a look at Glenn. Glenn is the first survivor in Atlanta that Rick encounters. Playing Glenn is Steven Yuen and he is spot on as Glenn! Glenn is a survivor. Once a pizza delivery boy, he is very knowledgeable about the short cuts in town and this … Continue reading

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Character Profiles: The Walking Dead: Lori and Carl Grimes

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In anticipation for Season 2 of The Walking Dead, each week I’ll be bringing you a special look at our beloved cast of characters. This week we will focus on Lori and Carl Grimes. Rick’s family is his priority. Let’s look at them. Stepping into the shoes of Lori Grimes is Sarah Wayne Callies. Carl Grimes is portrayed by Chandler Riggs. Believing Rick to be dead, Lori takes Carl and follows Shane Walsh to Atlanta.This … Continue reading

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Character Profiles: The Walking Dead: Rick Grimes

In anticipation for Season 2 of The Walking Dead, each week I’ll be bringing you a special look at our beloved cast of characters. This week we shall take a look at our favorite cop from Georgia, Rick Grimes. He is the central character to the series and one of the most complex. Stepping into the shoes of an everyman cop turned hero during the zombie apocalypse, Rick Grimes, is Andrew Lincoln. After being wounded … Continue reading

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Spotlight: The Twilight Zone (1959-1964)

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You’re stuck between a rock and a hard place, you think you have your whole life figured out, then you’re swimming in the paranormal, things suddenly happen that you can’t explain. You’ve stepped into…the Twilight Zone! Even if you never have seen an episode, The Twilight Zone has such a cult following and is so extraordinary in the sci-fi/fantasy/horror community, I’m sure you have heard the theme song before. Did you know that even though … Continue reading

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Spotlight: Fantasy Director Guillermo Del Toro

“When I was a very young child, about 2 years old, I woke up one night after watching an Outer Limits episode called ‘The Mutant’. I was so scared by it that I started to see green ants on the wall and monsters in my closet. That’s exactly the moment when I made a pact with the monsters. I told them “If you’re nice to me and let me go to the bathroom, I’ll devote … Continue reading

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A Dummies Guide to Zombies! Part 3

So far you’ve seen films and have played games with the undead, now you can feed your head with some good old fashioned zombie literature! Lets get started: Marvel Zombies (2005-Present) Synopsis: A comic book meta-series, Marvel Zombies introduces us to our favorite heroes in a unique way. The series features zombified versions of Marvel Universe superheroes. Marvel Zombies started out as a limited series by Robert Kirkman and Sean Phillips. The were also at … Continue reading

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Spotlight: Mortal Kombat

One of the most successful and beloved fighting arcade games in recent history is also one of the most controversial. To celebrate the much anticipated 2011 re-imaging of Mortal Kombat, we go inside its brutal history, from the timeless feeling of battle in the arcade to the bloody battlefield players can now enjoy at home, this is Mortal Kombat! Remember arcades, the place where gamers used to gather to play their favorite games and to … Continue reading

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Spotlight: The Walking Dead (TV series)

The breakout hit of the season, The Walking Dead, has re-introduced zombies to the population in a unique way. Starting out as a monthly comic by Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead has managed to captivate audiences with deep storytelling, and rich character development set within a horrendous backdrop a zombie apocalypse. Here is a brief history of The Walking Dead, its hit as a comic and now as an amazing television show on AMC. It … Continue reading

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Top 7 Definitive Movies to Celebrate Halloween

Halloween is quickly approaching! It’s time to break out some candy and watch a few movies to get you inspired. Here’s a definitive list of movies to celebrate your 31 days of Halloween, or 13 days or to celebrate all year long! Of course there’s John Carpenter’s Halloween and Rob Zombie’s Halloween (2007):

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Spotlight: Survival Horror Franchise Silent Hill

“In my restless dreams  I see that town, Silent Hill…You promised you’d take me there again some day. But you never did. well I’m alone there now, in our special place. waiting for you…” There are some movies and games that stay with you long after their credits rolled, Silent Hill is one of these video games. Praised for the amazing and horrifying use of atmosphere, Silent Hill has effectively made it’s mark so much … Continue reading

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About Stephie

I am a former Marvel Entertainment web-editorial Intern, Writer, strange girl, movie lover, gamer and cat lady. I write reviews for another horror website, macabremansion.com. I'm also a staff writer for a weekly northern NJ newspaper where I cover two municipalities and school districts. Previously I covered events for eventsnetwork.com and freelanced for a weekly NJ newspaper. I am intrigued by international horror, The Twilight Zone, The Doctor, zombies, psychological thrillers, science fiction and fantasy. I am also occasionally a photographer and an art and music enthusiast. I love wookies, the TARDIS, lady GaGa, hello kitty, legos, cartoons & anime, sushi, sleep, halloween, and comics/graphic novels & books... Follow my quirky ramblings @: twitter.com/elusiveillusion