Horror

On april 3 the sixth season of the show “The Walking Dead” ended.

The sixth season was produced and broadcast with the format has become usual: 16 episodes of which 8 were broadcast in October / November 2015 and the other 8 in February / March / April 2016. Meanwhile the first season of the spinoff titled “Fear the Walking Dead” aired but it arrived in Italy late so I’m still watching it.

The fifth season of “The Walking Dead” ended in the city of Alexandria, where Rick’s group established, and with Morgan’s arrival. The sixth season begins with a plan to get rid of a huge herd of walkers set up by the newcomers.

Rose Madder by Stephen King

The novel “Rose Madder” by Stephen King was published for the first time in 1995.

For years, Rose, called Rosie, has been the victim of her husband Norman’s abuses, which even caused her a miscarriage beating her when she was pregnant. When he hits her yet another time, it seems just one of many abuses she has suffered but the next day she finds a drop of blood on the sheets of their bed, lost from her nose after the blow. For the woman it’s like an awakening from a long slumber that convinces her to run away from that horror.

Frantically, Rosie runs away from home and travels to a distant city. Forced to handle herself for the first time in her life and terrified by the possibility that Norman finds it, thanks to a meeting she discovers the existence of a women’s shelter, where she finds help. When she tries to make some money by pawning her engagement ring, in the shop she finds a strange painting of a woman with a rose madder gown that hides much more than it seems.

On February 22 in the USA “The X-Files” 10th season (or if you prefer event mini-series) ended. It marked the revival of one of the TV shows that marked the ’90s. David Duchovny reprized his role as Fox Mulder, Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully and Mitch Pileggi as Walter Skinner.

Michael Lawson Bishop was born on November 12, 1945 in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. His father was in the military so while growing up he spent a lot of time in various countries where he was serving. He started his career as a writer in the ’70, at first writing science fiction then also other genres. His most famous novel is “No Enemy But Time” (1982), winner of the Nebula Award.

The Face That Must Die by Ramsey Campbell

The novel “The Face That Must Die” by Ramsey Campbell was published for the first time in 1979.

Some brutal murders are shocking Liverpool. Horridge knows that one of his neighbors is the culprit and decides it’s his duty to call the police to have him arrested. From his window, he sees the police arrive but after a little while they leave on their own and Horridge fears that they’re his neighbor’s accomplices.

For Horridge the situation is unsustainable. He decides to keep tabs on his neighbor and makes anonymous phone calls to let him know that he can’t get away with it and when a girl who lives in the same apartment complex busts him he pretends he’s a private detective. However, the moment comes when Horridge decides to take action.