I like to think of them as B-Movies with a budget. Kind of like comfort food, probably not all that good for you – but enjoyable all the same.
You are utterly reliant on technology to keep you alive, breathing, and to stop your brains from exploding out through your eye sockets.
There’s a couple of other contenders – so you can’t make me stick to it! But I think my favourite jump scare is the “Nurse Scene” in the Exorcist III.
I’ve read a lot of zombie novels over the years but, The Rising is still one of my favourites and I reread it regularly.
One of my favourite jump scares is from Cat People (1942) credited as popularising or inventing a technique called The Lewton Bus.
I’ve been reading Post-apocalyptic literature for years, so I thought I’d try and list what I believe are the best post-apocalyptic novels I have read.
In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Stephen King published a handful of novellas and novels under the pseudonym Richard Bachman
Horror films often speak to contemporary anxieties, a reflection of societal fears and concerns. So it’s interesting to observe how the haunted house sub-genre of horror movies is evolving.
I love a lot of authors, but if I had to choose, my favourite author would undoubtedly be Stephen King
The tension is ratcheted up nicely as …oh boy, something’s not quite right here, segues into hands-over-the face, I-can’t-watch-this, bat-shit crazy.