A Month of Horror: Day 19

19 October

Movie: REC
Book:
The Children's Hour


A fluff news reporter stumbles on to the story of a lifetime when she, her crew, and a number of rescue workers become trapped in a building where...well, I'll let you watch and see. A prime example of how found footage can be done right. Remade into the incredibly disappointing Quarantine.

An author returns to his boyhood home where something horrible happened. The horrible thing comes back to haunt him and his family. It sounds like a retread plot that we've seen too many times, but Clegg turns in a many layered fear cake which is delicious. Granted, children are creepy in and of themselves, but in this horror master's hand they are downright terrifying.