Guillermo del Toro’s Adaptation of ‘Scary Stories’ Sets Cast

Guillermo del Toro’s Adaptation of ‘Scary Stories’ Sets Cast

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Ever tell scary stories on a dark and rainy night? Huddled with friends in your pajamas, trembling in fear as you guys freak each other out? If you have, you may have heard some of the stories from Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz, a compilation of horrific and gruesome stories that will make you jump with fright.   via Manic Expression   The Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is part of a three-book collection, narrated by Alvin Schwartz and includes haunting illustrations by Stephen Gammell. The first book is getting its own modern …

How’s the Terrifying Girl from ‘The Ring’ Doing? Very Well, Is the Answer!

How’s the Terrifying Girl from ‘The Ring’ Doing? Very Well, Is the Answer!

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According to AOL, the scary girl from The Ring (2002) looks different now.   Well, if you’re not familiar with the scary girl and her spooky things, let me make a short throwback for you. The thread of The Ring can be traced back to a Japanese mystery-horror novel by Koji Suzuki in 1991. With the big success the novel produced, the story was adapted into a 1995 film Ring: Kanzenban, a TV series Ring: The Final Chapter, a 1998 film Ring, a South Koran film The Ring Virus, and finally an American version The Ring.   No matter how the story is adapted, the …

Adam Nevill’s ‘The Ritual’ Is the Netflix Adaptation You Shouldn’t Miss

Adam Nevill’s ‘The Ritual’ Is the Netflix Adaptation You Shouldn’t Miss

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Damp rainy days agitate people, I know. How do I make myself more comfortable, you ask? Well, unlike most people who would go to comedy shows for some relief, I prefer to watch a spooky film to make all my nerves feel reorganized.   Here’s my most recent “ritual” to get through the rainy week - The Ritual      Image via Amazon and IMDb     Adapted from contemporary English writer of supernatural horror Adam Nevill’s The Ritual, the film tells a story about the reunion of a group of college friends planning a trip to the Swedish mountains to commemorate their …