28 October 2015

5 Scary Movies That Deserve a Sequel

I am an admitted scary movie fan - even the campy ridiculous horror movies tickle my fancy on occasion. And although you have some movies like Halloween and Nightmare on Elm Street that can't get ENOUGH of sequels, there are others horror movies that have so much potential for another chapter. So I thought I'd write up a post about five horror movies that I think deserve a sequel...especially since Halloween is just around the corner.

1) Sixth Sense (IMDB page)


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I think most of us have either seen this movie or heard of it, but it's basically about a little kid who has the ability to see dead people. Well, with that plot summary out of the way, I've been thinking about this sequel possibility for a long time. Even though Haley Joel Osmond is no longer a kid, but I feel like he could easily pull off being maybe a professor at a college and he gets involved with helping a ghost OR maybe he finds out that there is a kid out there just like him who has the ability to see ghosts.

This is just one of my favorite horror movies that I feel like could play out another story.

2) It Follows (IMDB page)

So this was recently released last year, so I guess it isn't fair to demand a sequel already, but there is a lot of sequel potential in this movie. It's about a teenage girl who has these creepy invisible zombie-like things that only she can see's that attack her - if they can get to her. It starts out when a guy she's slept with passes along this curse to her that she can only pass along if she sleeps with someone else. The creatures walk freakishly slow - slow enough for someone to run - but they look scary and are relentless to get to you.

I think this has potential to carry forward, mostly because I don't think this movie explored enough of these creatures. How did this even start and does it really stop? So, I'd like to see this quietly scary horror movie continue again. Maybe with a brand new set of characters, I imagine and a background of how these horrifying creatures even came to be.

3) Stir of Echoes

Okay, I know there was already a second movie made, but let's be honest, that second movie was awful. It was just terrible. I know I'm giving myself away here, but can you tell that I like movie's based around people that see things others don't? I love it. But this movie - based on  man who starts seeing images of a woman who has been killed in his house (and his creepy little boy who does too) - could have a similar sequel as the Sixth Sense idea that I had. The son was young enough in the movie that they could find an older actor who could play an older version of him. The new version could also carry forward another frightening ghost that has a need for their murder to be solved and needing someone out there to solve it.

4) The Strangers

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Kind of a cop out considering this movie already has plans of a sequel to come out, but this movie is based on a couple who go off to a cabin in the middle of the night, only to find there's someone knocking at their door that won't go away. Obviously, it gets much worse from there. It's a frightening movie to watch at night and I've always enjoyed it. It's a little gory though, especially towards the end but I can imagine this same trio who attack the couple to find themselves again at yet another house in the middle of the woods to attack a new batch. Or instead of playing out the same plot line, maybe Liv Taylor's character hunts that trio down after hearing of a series of break-ins and home invasions with a similar theme as the one she survived. Oops, Spoiler alert.

Or even better the trio that attacked Liv Tyler start to stalk her again. Or maybe a different setting entirely, like a school, maybe? Like a teacher is staying late on night and thus the terrifying situation begins.

5) Invasion of the Body Snatchers (IMDB 1978)

If you haven't seen this classic movie theme, I highly suggest that you do. I recommend the one from 1978 with Donald Sutherland. But the thing is you always learn about the DISCOVERY of the alien invaders. You never really get to find out what has happened ten years down the road. Although there have been about two remakes since the 1953 original - the 1978 included - I would love to see an actual sequel take place where we find out what people do that ARE normal and haven't been invaded yet. Do we live underground? Do we attempt to blend in like what happened towards the end of the 1978 Invasion? Is it possible to take them down long after they've already come in? I'd love to see. It's a theme that's been done a lot but I want to see more and I think there's potential.

So what about you? Are there any horror movies or scary movies that cry out for a remake?

19 October 2015

Twitter Party with Romance Author Kimberly Dean - Chat and Win Prizes!

On Sunday, November 1st at 2 pm (Pacific Time), I am so excited to announce that I will be chatting with romance author Kimberly Dean!  I KNOW this will be a good one! We will be talking about her new book Courting Danger and I invite you to join in on the fun to get to know the writer and win some prizes.



Here's a bit about the book we're talking about -

Rielle Sands ventured too close to the fire once and got burned. Now when it comes to men, she’s vowed to play it safe. But then a dashing, mysterious man shows up at Luxxor Limited after hours, the agency she manages, needing an escort.

Darien Scott isn’t what he appears to be. Beneath the sexy smile and wicked charm, he’s hiding secrets. Yet the sizzling chemistry between him and Rielle is real. He tries to stay away, but his attraction to her keeps pulling him back. When he discovers that he’s not the only one haunted by danger, he changes tactics. To protect Rielle, he may need to stay close. Super close. Exclusive Luxxor contract close.

The reward is more than worth the risk.

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I am so excited about this! Aren't you? Again the party is on November 1st at 2pm PST and not only will you be able to chat with the author, you can also win some amazing prizes.

You will have the chance to win an eBook copy of Kimberly Dean's book Everlasting. One winner will receive the eBook Roxie by Kimberly Dean. Another winner will receive a copy of the book Dream Man by Kimberly Dean. Two winners will receive front and back multi-color LED Bike-Wheel Lights. And one winner will receive a set of twelve multi-color LED battery operated tea lights. Plus there will be a Halloween Gift Bag to one lucky door prize winner!

If you have joined me for Twitter parties before, you know about the RSVP form right? Well, I'll make it a BIT easier on everyone. All I need for you to do is add your Twitter user name to the list below -

AND you must follow me on Twitter @BeingTheWriter and also follow Kimberly Dean on Twitter at  @KDean_Writer. Also to let me know you are joining in, click this link to send out a tweet -

Tweet: I'm joining with @BeingTheWriter on 11/1 at 2PM PST to chat w/author @KDean_Writer about her new book & win prizes! #CourtingDanger

And now for some disclaimers:

Winners to be announced throughout the Twitter Party. I am not responsible for shipping the prizes to the winner. Selections of winners are random and based on whether or not the participant has participated in Twitter party and include hashtag # in their tweets in response to questions asked of participants throughout the party. Prize winners will be announced throughout the Twitter Party and must follow necessary directions to claim prize.

Please only RSVP once. Multiple RSVPs will not increase chances to win prizes. I have been compensated to host this Twitter party. I am not eligible for prizes.
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