What I’ve watched lately: ‘I Trapped The Devil’, ‘A Tale of Two Sisters’, ‘The Autopsy of Jane Doe’, ‘A Ghost Story’, ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’, ‘The Innocents’

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Still from The Killing of a Sacred Deer (A24)

Let’s catch up: Behold a list of (mostly) fantastic films I have watched recently.  (Embarrassed to admit that many of these were a first time watch– SO late to the party.)  Regardless– even though each and every one of these deserves an individual, in-depth, analytical review– for the sake of time, I’ll sound off some quick thoughts about each film, and why you should catch up with these jewels (or yell at me because I hadn’t seen many of these until recently.)

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BOOK REVIEW- Cooper S. Beckett’s horror debut: ‘Osgood as Gone: The Spectral Inspector’

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(@thespectralinspector on Instagram)

When author Cooper S. Beckett approached me about his upcoming horror novel, Osgood as Gone: The Spectral Inspector, he described it to me as “cosmic horror, with pulpy noir undertones.”  As his first major entry into the horror genre (and the first of a possible series?) Osgood as Gone is a dread-inducing, addicting mystery for the progressive, contemporary, horror-loving audience, that I completed in one day.  Read on to learn why.

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Sharp Objects gives us an abrupt, gut-punch of a series finale (Spoilers, Originally published by Nightmarish Conjurings)

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Camille (Amy Adams) is haunted by many things in her past, including her dead sister Marian. (HBO)

From its visceral images of Southern gothic aesthetic, its kinetic use of blink-and-you-will-miss-it memory flashbacks, and its brilliant dramatic acting from the likes of Amy Adams, Patricia Clarkson, and Chris Messina, HBO’s murder mystery hit of the summer, Sharp Objects, came full circle Sunday night, as we (SPOILER ALERT) discovered that the murderer of Wind Gap’s two young girls has been none other than kid sister/teenage femme fatale, Amma (played by breakout star Eliza Scanlen).

For those who read Gillian Flynn’s novel of the same name, this did not come as a surprise…and to be honest, this really should not have been a shock to those who went into the series completely cold, either.

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