Hello, my name is Jason and I love all things horror. This blog is dedicated to my love of the horror genre. I plan to share my reviews on movies and horror collectables I have accumulated. Thanks for stopping by!
The winner of the HFH September Giveaway was @mulhollanddaze who found out about the giveaway on Instagram. Congrats!!
HFH appreciates everyone who entered the September giveaway. If you entered and did not win, do not fret. You will have another chance to enter the MEGA Halloween October giveaway! Everyone who has entered the previous giveaways will automatically be entered into the HFH Halloween Mega Giveaway in October!
Be on the lookout in the coming days for details on the October giveaway.
Once again, thank you and we hope everyone has a wonderful, spooky week!
Hellraiser is a horror movie franchise based on the novel “The Hellbound Heart” by Clive Barker. The first film of the franchise was released in 1987 and the last in 2018. However, Hulu will exclusively be releasing a new Hellraiser film on October 7th!
With the anticipated release of the new Hellraiser film, I decided to binge watch every Hellraiser film. Yes, all ten of them.
Starting off, this was an easy task as I am a fan of the first few movies. When I first watched the original Hellraiser years ago, I had to rewatch it again just to fully understand what was going. The movie can be quite confusing but can reel you in. Despite not knowing what was going on at that time, I was still “hooked” by the movie. Watching someone solve the Lament Configuration and then seeing Pinhead and his grotesque Cenobites suddenly appear was frightening.
During my binge watch, I was fully entertained throughout the first four movies even though I have watched them multiple times before. For me, after the fourth film is where I felt a drop off. That started with Hellraiser: Inferno, the fifth installment of the Hellraiser franchise. Inferno was not originally written to be a sequel to the franchise. It felt more like low-budget psychological thrillers that I have seen many times.
I continued watching Hellraiser movies 6-10 and also felt the quality of those films were a huge drop off from 1-4. Each of those films have their moments though, gore being their best quality. Doug Bradley as Pinhead makes each film that he is in, worthy of garnering some bonus points. His performance as Pinhead throughout the franchise is fantastic! Bradley would star as Pinhead in Hellraiser I-VIII.
All of the Hellraiser movies have one thing in common, sadomasochism. Pinhead and his Cenobites get off on delivering physical and psychological pain to their victims. If you’re into BDSM, this franchise is right up your alley.
While I am not a fan of some of the latest films in the franchise, I can’t help but be excited for the release of the newest film. The Hellraiser franchise along with its iconic character Pinhead, is a must watch for every horror fan. I would suggest everyone reading this to binge watch the entire franchise before watching Hellraiser (2022).
There is not much known about the 2022 version, even the official trailer doesn’t give much. For me, that makes me more excited to see what it’s about.
Check out the trailer for Hellraiser (2022) below:
Welcome to the September Habitat For Horror Giveaway!
August was the first time we have done a giveaway and we are back again to give another round of gifts. We will also be doing a MEGA giveaway twice per year. Once in October, just in time for Halloween and another six months later in April.
This month’s horror giveaway includes: 1. Nightmare on Elm Street – Body Knocker – Freddy Krueger 2. 5 – Topps Fright Flicks Cards 3. 5 Horror Stickers
How To Enter:
1. Simply leave a comment in the comment section of this post. 2. In the comment be sure to leave your username from the social media platform you would like Habitat For Horror to reach out to you on if you are the winner. Eligible social media platforms at this time include: The Slasher App, Twitter, and Instagram. 3. No Purchase Necessary 4. Shipping costs will be covered by Habitat For Horror 🙂
The deadline to enter the September giveaway will be September 21st at 11:59 PM EST. The winner will be randomly selected using a list randomizer from Random.org. Habitat For Horror will then reach out to the winner via message on the social media platform they have listed in the comment section. The winner will have 72 hours to claim the prize. If they fail to claim the prize within 72 hours, another winner will be selected.
Each individual is eligible for one entry into the monthly giveaways. Entries for each monthly giveaway will also be included into the Mega giveaways in October and April. Users will also have the opportunity to earn additional entries into the Mega giveaways. More on that to be announced at a later date.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us on our social media platforms. Thank you and GOOD LUCK to everyone!
Glorious is a 2022 horror film directed by Rebekah McKendry. The film stars Ryan Kwanten, J.K. Simmons & Sylvia Grace Crim.
Not long after getting into this movie, I could sense the low-budget vibes. You continue to see that throughout, but it certainly does not ruin the film. In fact, I feel like the director did a great job despite the low-budget.
Glorious is pretty absurd and quite comical. The whole premise involves a man stuck in a rest stop bathroom, talking to an ancient God through a Glory Hole. I feel like I may have enjoyed it a lot more if I smoked weed beforehand.
It has enough mystery throughout to keep you watching and then wondering what the hell is happening? In the end, there is a pretty cool twist that I did not see coming that helped to bump up my score of the film. Overall, I was entertained throughout the movie but would not give this a second watch.
HFH Score: 5.8 View Date: 8/28/2022 Where I watched “Glorious?” Shudder
What Josiah Saw has received positive reviews, garnering a 6.1 rating on IMDB and a 90% score on Rotten Tomatoes. I was a little less fond of the film.
This movie has a slow burning feel to it that can either keep you engaged or make you totally lose interest. I was in the middle of that spectrum. At times I would lose focus and have to get myself back on track. Other times I was curious as how the plot would continue to develop.
The film has a dark and dreary vibe throughout which fits perfectly to the plot. The acting in What Josiah Saw made the movie more enjoyable for me as the top stars turned in top-notch performances. Nevertheless, by the time I finished watching the film I came away unsatisfied.
There were a few creepy moments but overall, the horror factor was lacking. My general consensus after watching was that it made me feel dirty and depressed.
In this edition of Horror Character Analysis, we explore a mysterious but terrifying horror monster. In 2001, a new horror character was born with the film Jeepers Creepers. In that movie, we learn of a monster that feeds on humans every 23rd spring, for 23 days. That character is known as The Creeper. We would also see the Creeper again in the 2003 sequel and again in Jeepers Creepers 3 in 2017.
The Creeper is one of the all-time enigmas of the horror genre. Without knowing much, it is a very hard character to analyze. There are so many questions to ask when it comes to it. What is it’s past? How old is it? What the hell is it? Why the hell does it love the Jeepers Creepers song so much?
Despite all those legitimate questions, we can draw a few conclusions. It has unbelievable athletic ability & strength. It is extremely intelligent. It also has a diet that would make Hannibal Lecter very proud, although eating only 23 years may be a bit on the unsafe side. Perhaps, that’s why The Creeper is so violent. Its hangry!
All jokes aside, The Creeper is one horror villain I would not want to run into. It has the ability to run fast and also fly which would make it difficult to evade it. At the same time, you’re also not safe in a car. The Creeper’s souped-up truck with the license plate “BEATNGU” can travel at extremely high speeds making it impossible to outrun. As mentioned earlier, it has incredible strength. Not only that, but The Creeper is also equipped with daggers and throwing stars.
We also know that The Creeper is extremely hard to kill due to all of the reasons mentioned above, and its ability to regenerate when it eats human organs.
Although much is not known about The Creeper from the previous three films, perhaps we will learn more about it soon. The latest installment of the Jeppers Creepers franchise will release on September 19th, 2022 with Jeepers Creepers: Reborn. While this will be a reboot, I hope it provides us with more answers instead of questions.
Either way, I am excited to get a new look at the creature that terrified me for the first time over 20 years ago.
The winner of the HFH August Giveaway was @TFox43 who found out about the giveaway on the Slasher App. Congrats!!
We appreciate everyone who entered the August giveaway. If you entered and did not win, do not fret. You will have another chance to enter the September giveaway! Also, everyone who entered the giveaway will automatically be entered into the HFH Halloween Mega Giveaway in October!
Be on the lookout in the coming days for details on the September giveaway.
Once again, thank you and we hope everyone has a wonderful, spooky week!
I recently completed reading “The Black Phone Stories” by Joe Hill. This book is a collection of short stories. While not all of the stories are filled with horror, most do have a paranormal theme to them. The name of the books author may not sound familiar but he is related to someone very well known in the horror genre. Joe Hill is actually the son of iconic author, Stephen King. He changed his name to Joe Hill out of a desire to make his own mark as an author.
I purchased the book because of my interest in The Black Phone, so I was excited to see all the other short stories inside. I don’t want to give too much analysis and spoil the stories for anyone who has not yet read the book. I will, however, provide a ranking of the stories from my point of view. These are ranked in order from favorite to least favorite.
The Black Phone Stories Rankings
The Black Phone Stories
20th Century Ghost
Best New Horror
My Father’s Mask
The Widow’s Breakfast
Better Than Home
In The Rundown
Bobby Conroy Comes Back from the Dead
You Will Hear the Locust Sing
Do you agree or disagree with the rankings? Let us know in the comment section below.
The latest addition to the HabitatForHorror collection is the Ultimate Michael Myers 7″ scale action figure from NECA.
Description from NECAonline.com: “Based on his appearance in the thrilling new Halloween movie, this all-new Michael stands over 7” tall and has received the Ultimate treatment, with over 25 points of articulation and tons of accessories. The Ultimate Michael Myers figure comes with 2 heads, knife, hammer, jack o’ lantern, interchangeable hands and more. Comes in display-friendly deluxe window box packaging with opening flap.”
As a horror collector, I realized that I did not have enough Michael Myers items in my collection. Besides that, what sold me on this action figure was two of the accessories, the victims head and the light up pumpkin. The victims head gives the action figure set a gruesome, violent vibe fitting to Michael Myers. The light up pumpkin to me is symbolic. With its cut heart shaped eyes, it universally represents the love that many of us have for the Halloween Holiday. However, for the people of Haddonfield, Illinois it’s a horrifying reminder that the boogeyman is close by, lurking in the shadows.
Hard Ride To Hell is a 2010, straight to video horror/action movie. The movie was directed by Penelope Buitenhuis and written by Matthew Chernov, David Rosiak, and the forementioned Penelope Buitenhuis.
The film stars Katharine Isabelle, Miguel Ferrer, Brent Stait, Laura Mennell, Brendan Penny, Brandon Jay McLaren & Sebastian Gacki.
I picked this movie up years ago on DVD. The description on the back of the case intrigued me enough to make the purchase. After taking it home and watching it I was surprisingly pleased.
I saw it laying around the house recently so I decided I would give it a second viewing. Sometimes when I watch a movie that I enjoyed for a second time, I end up not enjoying it nearly as much as the first time. I wasn’t sure what to expect this time around.
After watching again today, I realized that I enjoyed just as much as the first time. The plot is pretty cool and the characters overall turned in solid performances. The movie may fall more in the lines of an action film but also has a horror element which makes it my cup of tea. It’s nothing fancy but it entertained me, that’s all I ask for.
HFH Score: 6.5
View Date: 8/1/2022
Where I Watched “Hard Ride To Hell”: DVD/You can find this movie for free on three different apps: Fawesome.tv, FilmRise or Local Now