Preview of Tananarive Due’s GHOST SUMMER


Upcoming September 2015 and I can’t WAIT for this new addition.  I am a long time lover of award-winning author Tananarive Due’s wonderful stories, especially the amazing African Immortals tales. I was THRILLED to learn via her page ( of this up and coming book.

Due’s upcoming work titled GHOST SUMMER is set to be released on September 15th, and Publishers Weekly had some great things to say about it.  Of course, PW can never say it as eloquently as I will, once I read what promises to be a fabulous book.

These stories complete the pantheon of multi-ethnic horror literature, without which I couldn’t have become Horrorcrone. While I wait for this book of short stories to drop, I will update the Totally Horror site with reviews of some of Ms. Due’s great tales. Please let me know your thoughts about her books.  I look forward to hearing from you.

“Oculus” Teaser Trailer Released, starring Doctor Who’s Karen Gillan

From the producers of Paranormal Activity and Insidious, comes perhaps 2014’s greatest horror hit.

Starring Karen Gillan (Amy Pond of Doctor Who), “Oculus” is a horror film that centers around a woman who tries to exonerate her brother, who was convicted of murder, by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon.

From the looks of the newly released trailer above, this horror looks like it has the potential to be on the list of 2014’s best horrors. Unfortunately, we have to wait until April to find out.

What do you guys think?

See Oculus April 11th.


New “American Horror Story” Fan-made Horror Series made by fans, for fans!

American Horror Stories

In August 2013, American Horror Stories uploaded it’s first teaser in honor of the hit FX horror anthology series, “American Horror Story”.  Created by Michael Davis, Zachary Simon, and Jessie Jones, this YouTube fan-made webseries has sparked up over 700+ subscribers and has over 5k hits. On October 28th, they released their first episode entitled “Misery’s Company”.

One night, after watching a full season of AHS on Netflix, I decided to look up some old AHS promos and stumbled upon this little piece of treasury. I’ve watched every episode of American Horror Stories, and I must say, it is the best fan-made series I have seen so far on the web.  The writing of each episode is very well done and even better executed. Here is one of the bone-chilling promos created by these hardcore fans of the FX show, “American Horror Story”.

What do you think?

Since October 28th, American Horror Stories has had a total of four episodes in this first season that centers on a woman named Jessica who has recently moved into a wood-surrounded apartment complex, known as Coldhill Estates, after a stressing divorce. One thing Jessica didn’t look much into on her new home was the history. Coldhill has a very, very terrifying and nightmarish background. In American Horror Stories, terror takes a new form.

If you are interested in watching this American Horror Story dedicated series, click here for the full Playlists of all the episodes to date. You won’t regret it.

“Insidious: Chapter 3” Has a Release Date!

April 3, 2015 is the currently locked release date for the third installment of the hit horror franchise Insidious which will be written by Leigh Whannell (writer/star of the first two films). We have still yet to hear if James Wan will return to direct the film, but we will keep our fingers crossed. If Wan doesn’t come to direct, who would you want to direct? Any specific horror masters in mind?

Insidious: Chapter 2

FAMILIAR (2012) – Review

Familiar (2012)

Familiar, from producer Zach Green and writer/director Richard Powell, is possibly one of the greatest psychological horror  films I’ve ever seen. In less than 25 minutes, Green and Powell succeeded in telling the story of a boring man named John with a wife and one daughter. John, played by Robert Nolan, narrates his life in a very poetic manner, explaining his very dull and unexciting life. To make things worse, John discovers his wife Charlotte is having another baby. This is where everything takes a wild turn.

During a very disturbing psychological meltdown, the “voice of reason” in John’s head turns the tables and begins to take control of him. It’s almost as if something inexplicably evil has possessed the already messed-up John.

Familiar at first seems like your average psychological horror short, but it then completely takes a sharp turn into something else. Something else meaning something so brilliantly terrifying, it will leave you at the very edge of your seat shivering. I haven’t seen much from Fatal Pictures, but now I am craving more.  And I am ashamed to say, that when I first watched the teaser trailer, I wasn’t expecting much. But, man, did I get much. Fatal Pictures’ work is much greater and deserves much more attention than what you see in today’s horror/thriller films.

In short, this is horror done correctly.

Familiar Poster


“SAW 8” In Development!

Saw (2004)
After almost a decade since the first Saw film, which was written and directed by James Wan (Insidious, The Conjuring, Dead Silence), the eighth installment of the hit horror franchise is currently in active development.

There has been mixed criticism with the past seven Saw movies. The ratings for each film did not increase or decrease in a specific order, but they did vary. Some of the Saw movies were terrific, while others were pretty bad. I wonder what they can do with this new installment that will shock audiences and get them off guard, having them begging for another one. I am sure of one thing that would make this reboot fantastic… If the dynamic horror duo James Wan and Leigh Whannel returned to write and direct it. Now that would be great.

What are your thoughts on this new installment?