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The Curse of La Llorona: Does the ending hint at a potential sequel?

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The final seconds of The Curse of La Llorona may actually mean something quite sinister for one of the film’s main characters.

Easter weekend’s biggest new film release is the latest entry into The ConjuringuniverseThe Curse of La Llorona. The movie focuses on the legendary story of La Llorona, also known as the “weeping woman”. She is a central figure in Latin American folklore and her story has been spun into many different variations over the years.

The main similarities through these differing fables is that a woman is overcome with a jealous rage after finding out her husband has been having an affair. She decides to steal from him that which is most precious and drowns their children. In most versions, she is unable to deal with the grief and guilt afterwards and commits suicide.

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#SpringHorror Readathon!

Excited to announce I’ll be participating in my first readathon! My book of choice for the month will be Little Darlings by Melanie Golding, though, as an avid horror fan, I’ll likely be reading more than just that!

Title: Little Darlings
Author: Melanie Golding
Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Fiction

Synopsis: Everyone says Lauren Tranter is exhausted, that she needs rest. And they’re right; with newborn twins, Morgan and Riley, she’s never been more tired in her life. But she knows what she saw: that night, in her hospital room, a woman tried to take her babies and replace them with her own…creatures. Yet when the police arrived, they saw no one. Everyone, from her doctor to her husband, thinks she’s imagining things.

A month passes. And one bright summer morning, the babies disappear from Lauren’s side in a park. But when they’re found, something is different about them. The infants look like Morgan and Riley—to everyone else. But to Lauren, something is off. As everyone around her celebrates their return, Lauren begins to scream, These are not my babies.

Determined to bring her true infant sons home, Lauren will risk the unthinkable. But if she’s wrong about what she saw…she’ll be making the biggest mistake of her life.

Compulsive, creepy, and inspired by some our darkest fairy tales, Little Darlings will have you checking—and rechecking—your own little ones. Just to be sure. Just to be safe.

If you want to sign up to participate in the horror readathon you can find all the details on Seasons of Reading.

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Flash Fiction: The Crow

A/N: This is a piece that had been rolling around in my head for a while. I’m trying to get back into the swing of fiction writing so it’s rusty at best and I haven’t written much flash fiction before. I didn’t think it was good enough to be published but thought it might be fun to share anyways.

Nestled into the handsome mountainside sat a manor strangled by cords of ivy. The estate stretched out across twenty acres of land, some of which contained an apple orchard.

Of the many striking components that made up the Vicker family home, none were as eye-catching as the massive bay windows with rococo framing, so intricate and astonishing they looked like they should be containing stained glass and adorning the walls of a cathedral. They loomed out from behind the railing on the wrap-around porch.

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Update.

Okay I’m not sure if anyone even pays attention to this blog anymore at this point BUT. I’m going to post all my articles on a separate blog to become an online portfolio for myself and actually start using this one again as a legitimate blog… it’s a work in progress that I won’t be able to really dig into until the end of the month or so for various reasons but then I’m going to hopefully spruce things up and actually use this baby like I originally intended to again.

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The awful truth behind Lifetime’s newest film Love You to Death

Academy Award winner, Marcia Gay Harden, stars as the fictional counterpart of Dee Dee Blanchard in Lifetime’s latest film, Love You to Death.

Love You to Death is a fictional retelling of the events leading up to the murder of Dee Dee Blanchard. If you frequent the true crime circuit then odds are you’ve heard about this case in great detail since the 2017 HBO documentary, Mommie Dead and Dearest, put it back into the public eye.

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Single Parents – Graham D’Amato: Hot Lunch Mentalist – Review: I Forbid It

Will discovers a small technicality in he and Mia’s previous divorce papers, he realizes they are still technically married. The fix should be easy right? Just sign and deliver. But Will is having a difficult time resisting Mia’s worldly charms. He needs Angie to go full-throttle and prevent him throwing out the papers altogether. But then Mia speaks in foreign languages and does all those quirky little things that Will loves and he can’t resist falling back into bed with her, forcing Angie to kick him off the grid, after all, it’s for single parents only and if Will is still married, he’s not a single parent.

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine – Honeymoon – Advance Preview: Always Be Coconutting

The gang at the Nine-Nine is FINALLY back and better than ever! Anyone who might have worried the network swap could have somehow diminished the show need not worry, the season six premiere is as funny as ever.

In fact I’d say the swap to NBC is honestly the best thing that could have happened to Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

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Single Parents – The Magic Box – Review: I Feel Cherished

It’s Christmas time on Single Parents and I can’t tell you how happy it made me we got one in the first season. This might even be one of my favorite episodes of the season. It’s adorable and hilarious as always but with an extra dosage of stuff that will make your heart flutter.

“The Magic Box” was written by Joe Wengert and directed by Jason Winer and in addition to the main cast, Andy Favreau guest stars as Owen.

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Release Day: Slender Man

Slender Man officially released this past Monday, October 23rd! It’s the perfect book to read this time of year and a novel I truly believe finally gets the Slender Man story right, especially if you were as disappointed as I was in the recent film version!

The book is available for purchase in trade paperback, ebook, and audio formats!

If you’d like to check out my full review you can read it here.

PURCHASE: AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE

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Review: New Amsterdam – 1×02

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS, READ AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Last week we were introduced to the hectic world of New Amsterdam and its ever changing policies ushered forth into the new era by the latest medical director, Max Goodwin. We were casually introduced to all the main players of the series and we left off with some big revelations.

This week, Max is on a mission to stick to his mandate of making New Amsterdam a better place. Iggy is dealing with a tricky case involving a child drowning in pharmaceuticals. Floyd’s pride is tested and Helen struggles with the emotional swells of being a doctor.

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