Often times, the movie that plays in your head while you're reading a good book can be better than any film you've seen before. With that in mind, I have paired some of January 2016's movie releases (theatrical or VOD), and books that are better than or just as good as the films. Let your imagination run wild!


The Forest (January 8th)

Everyone's been suggesting this or mentioning it, so for December we're checking out Head Full of Ghosts!

Head Full of Ghosts - Paul Tremblay

"The lives of the Barretts, a normal suburban New England family, are torn apart when fourteen-year-old Marjorie begins to display signs of acute schizophrenia.

Alright! The bookclub is back in action...even in our post Halloween stupor. Let's get spooky again with Nick Cutter's, "The Troop."

August’s pick is The Dark Descent Anthology, edited by David G. Hartwell. 


The second installment of the Bloody Good Horror Book Club is ready to go! For May we're checking out Stephen Graham Jones,' After the People Lights Have Gone Off. 

Commence: The BGH BookClub
Between waiting for the warmer weather and withering away in your snow and or ice encased home - what else do you have to do besides join in the literary amusement of BGH's bookclub? 
Read Don't Melt Your Brain

Here's the second edition of films and books that are probably better if not just as good for 2015: 


  1.  Film: Goodnight Mommy (January – Austria)

Young twin brothers living in the countryside with their mother wait for her return. As she returns home, she is bandaged from extensive cosmetic surgery and nothing is the same as it was before.

In leiu of a "Best of 2014" list, I thought it beneficial a list of upcoming 2015 movies/television and books are similar in vein or the books the film/series is based on to either hold you over until the release or fulfill that need for more of the same. 


1.Film: Fear Clinic (January)

I’ll give it to del Toro and Hogan this week. Opening episode four “It’s Not for Everyone” with the dissection of the plane captain was disgusting, fascinating, and an expository change of pace. The show’s “monster” aspects – and their obvious del Toro signatures – keep me coming back each week. The attention to detail of what we learn during the dissection, and to the stinger especially, is impressive.