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Janel Spiegel

My name is Janel and I have been writing since second grade when I was first published. I previously wrote for RealityShack.com and many managzines and newspapers. Writing is in my heart, soul and blood! I do interviews for HORRORNEWS.NET and TheValleyLedger.com I graduated with National Honors Society and attended college, was Associate Editor of the college newspaper. I earned a Publishing award and plan to keep writing. I am in college now going for my Bachelor's. "May your nightmares inspire you." @butterflyjms

Interview: Javier Botet (Mara)

The Legendary Javier Botet took some time to discuss his new film, “Mara.” Botet has starred in “Mama”, “Slender Man”, “It”, “[Rec}”, “The Conjuring 2.” He is such a talented, brilliant actor. He makes these incredible characters his own. Thank you Javier for taking the time to speak with Horornews.net J.B. How are you? Hi Javier, How are you? J.B. …

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Film Review: To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story (2017)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story is the harrowing story of a stuntman overcoming a dehumanizing childhood filled with torment and bullying in Sparks, Nevada. After surviving a near-death burn accident, he worked his way up through Hollywood, leading to his ultimate rise as Jason Voorhees in the Friday the 13th series and making …

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Film Review: Summer of 84 (2018) – Review 2

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: SUMMER OF 84 stars Graham Verchere (“Psych,” “Once Upon a Time”), Judah Lewis (The Babysitter, Demolition), Caleb Emery (Goosebumps, “Dear White People”), Cory Grüter-Andrew (“Fargo,” “The 100″), Tiera Skovbye (“Riverdale,” “Once Upon a Time”), and Rich Sommer (“GLOW,” “Mad Men”).  The film is directed by the Montreal filmmaking collective RKSS (Turbo Kid) which consists of François Simard and brother & sister Anouk Whissell and Yoann-Karl Whissell, from a script by Matt Leslie and Stephen J. Smith. Summer, 1984: The perfect time to …

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Interview: Writer / Directors Holden Andrews, Ivan Asen and Victor Mathieu (Dead List)

It was a semi-nice day as I sat in my car preparing to interview these three writer/director/actors who made a cool movie called “Dead List.” I spoke with all three of these talented men. Holden Andrews, Ivan Asen and Victor Mathieu So, “Dead List”, tell me about how it started and how the idea manifested? I did get to see …

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Gunpowder & Sky’s SUMMER OF 84 by RKSS (Turbo Kid)

Gunpowder & Sky’s SUMMER OF 84 (You may be familiar with the classic, TURBO KID.) brings you this exciting new film. If you have followed old-school horror and slasher films. You will definitely enjoy this film. The film is written by: Matt Leslie and Stephen J. Smith. It is directed by RKSS: Anouk Whissell, Francois Simard, Yoann-Karl Whissell. “Even serial …

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Interview: Samantha Mathis (Boarding School)

“BOARDING SCHOOL stars Will Patton (Halloween, Armageddon), Samantha Mathis (The Punisher, American Psycho), Luke Prael (Eighth Grade), Sterling Jerins (The Conjuring, World War Z) and Nadia Alexander (Blame, Netflix’s “Seven Seconds”). From the producers of American Honey and Freak Show, BOARDING SCHOOL was written and directed by Boaz Yakin (Now You See Me, Remember the Titans).” Actress Samantha Mathis (“American Psycho”, “The Punisher”, “Little Women”, “The Thing Called Love” and more) took time to talk with me for an exclusive with Horrornews.net …

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Film Review: Prodigy (2017)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A secret branch of the military calls upon psychologist James Fonda to take the case of a dangerous patient, nine-year old Ellie. As their session begins, the young girl dissects Dr. Fonda’s unconventional methods, revealing her genius-level intellect. Only by challenging her to a battle of wits does Fonda begin to unravel the supernatural mystery surrounding …

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Interview: Bruce Davison (ALONG CAME THE DEVIL)

Legendary Academy Nominee Bruce Davison (“Alfred Hitchcock Presents”, “Ulzana’s Raid”, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”) who has been in this business since the late sixties and has worked with everyone imaginable took the time to speak with me and talk about his new film, “Along Came the Devil” directed by Jason DeVan and starring Bruce, Sydney Sweeney, Jessica Barth, …

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Film Review: The Nursery (2018)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: “A babysitter is stalked by a frightening ominous presence in The Nursery, creaking its doors open this June from Uncork’d Entertainment.   From filmmakers Christopher A. Micklos and Jay Sapiro comes the story of a young woman whose run-of-the-mill Saturday night quickly turns into a confrontation with unspeakable horror!   When Ranae, a college student babysits for a family with …

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