A Note on the Passing of William Peter Blatty

Every writer has an author who inspired them at a young age. For me, that person was William Peter Blatty. I’m not prolific by any means. I’ve written one book, have about a dozen manuscripts I started but never finished over the years, and a few more ideas I would like to see published at…

“The Exorcist III” and “Legion” Marks the End of an Era

The rumors may have begun as early as 1990 when The Exorcist III immediately struggled at the box office and with critics. There was a superior cut called Legion somewhere out there, writer-director William Peter Blatty’s ultimate vision. As the years turned to more than two decades, fans anxiously waited. All they had were some…

HALLOWEEN 2K16: “The Exorcist III” Director’s Cut Blu Ray Is Out

I blogged about this in January when Morgan Creek had sent a series of cryptic tweets regarding the possibility of a long-awaited director’s cut of The Exorcist III. I followed the story for a few more months and then it appeared that all was for nothing. You could imagine my surprise this morning when I saw…

Halloween 2K16: A Full Schedule of Events at the Strauss Mansion

Just like last year, Reel to Real will feature a special series for the fall season. Titled “Halloween 2K16”, this will be where I blog about horror movies, share fall recipes, and also let you know what’s going on in my paranormal investigating adventures. October is going to be a busy month. My team, Ghosts…

More on “The Exorcist III” and Possible Director’s Cut

The Exorcist III plays in the background as I type this. I had to just give it another watch to get me in the mood in case a director’s cut is actually coming sometime this year. I also wanted to post a follow-up to yesterday’s article about the possibility. It was pretty well-read, so I…

Can We Expect an “Exorcist III” Director’s Cut in 2016?

The Exorcist III is a much-maligned film. Some love it and some hate it. I happen to really like it, almost as much as The Exorcist, which is one of my all-time favorites. It is totally different with a different feel than the original and first sequel. There is a sick and dark sense of…

1,000 Movies!

This weekend I finally reached a milestone: 1,000 movies viewed. This is according to my IMDB account where I keep track of the movies I watch by rating and adding them to lists in order to categorize them. I strongly recommend you to try the IMDB list feature. Users make them for all kinds of reasons, either…

Please Spare us the “Live Exorcism” Coming to Destination America in October

Thank God for Destination America, who never fails to impress me with the cheesiness surrounding their paranormal-related television shows. Examples being Amish Haunting and now, Ghost Asylum, where a team of red-neck hicks who make Deliverance look like an escape fantasy try to investigate haunted locations and trap the ghosts inside a special box. Well,…

Greg’s Top Ten Horror Movies

This might be the most difficult list I have ever compiled. As an avid horror film enthusiast, I had to narrow down my top ten of all-time, out of the 177 horror movies I have seen to date, according to my IMDB account. For good measure, I added three honorable mentions to get us to…

Popular Culture Needs to Be Exorcised of Exorcism Films

Demons! Demons everywhere! In a way, I blame the Discovery Channel series A Haunting, when back in 2005 or 2006, their episodes started to drift from ordinary haunted house stories to those of evil entities and demonic possession. From that moment on, no house was ever subject to a regular, good old-fashioned haunting by ghosts,…