Film Review: The Lost (2006)

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SYNOPSIS: A charismatic psycho suspected of killing two innocent campers in a cold-blooded double homicide grows increasingly unstable as his suburban empire starts to crack at the foundations. REVIEW: It took a while for his work to make its way to the screen but Jack Ketchum is a force to be reckoned with. The one man responsible for spearheading this movement is modern master Lucky McGee. One of the first books he optioned was Ketchum’s … Continue reading

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Check Your Health Insurance, D.O.A.II is Coming

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To paraphrase a high pitched nutcase from a rather rowdy clan, I tend to enjoy getting a bit f*cked up, then partaking in actions and events that are of an equal condition. Okay, maybe more than just a bit. Why am I telling you this? More importantly, why should you care? Because, if you’re like me, then you should be fairly excited about some f*cked up shit Blood Bound Books has coming your way via … Continue reading

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Film Review: An American Crime (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: While The Girl Next Door (2007) was based on Jack Ketchum’s novelized account of this horrifying true story, Tommy O’Haver’s An American Crime goes straight to the court transcripts to present its version of events. The film opens with the 1965 court trial before inserting lengthy dramatised flashbacks to tell the story. The parents of Jenny and Sylvia Likens leave their two young girls with Gertrude Baniszewski (Catherine Keener) and her six children – … Continue reading

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Film Review: Mail Order (2011) (Short Film)

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SYNOPSIS: A woman seeks revenge on the man who filmed her being tortured for profit. REVIEW:   Producer: Rhoda Jordan Writer/Director: Eric Jordan Music: Bilvox Neidlinger Editor: Randy Stoudt Based on a short story by Jack Ketchum, “Mail Order” is the story of Howard, who makes his money from selling S & M tapes. It opens with him on the phone in his apartment bemoaning the fact that it isn’t as easy as it used … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Woman (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: When a successful country lawyer captures and attempts to “civilize” the last remaining member of a violent clan that has roamed the Northeast coast for decades, he puts the lives of his family in jeopardy Don’t Forget to check out the Trailer for “The Woman” REVIEW: By now you’ve probably seen the posters or caught wind of this new up and coming feature. Featuring the simple title of “The Woman”, it stars Pollyanna McIntosh … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Girl Next Door – Author Jack Ketchum

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THE GIRL NEXT DOOR by Jack Ketchum Published by Leisure Books Publication Date: 2005 Format: Black /White – 370 pages Price: $7.99 “We were juveniles-not criminals but delinquents. So that under the law we were innocent by definition, not to be held accountable for our acts exactly, as though everybody under eighteen were legally insane and unable to tell right from wrong.” Fuck me Freddy!!! Seriously… sh*t f*ck damn aaaaaaruuuuugaaahhhlaaahhhh! This book was recommended to … Continue reading

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