Movie Review – 47 Meters Down

47 Meters Down (2017) Theatrical Release Poster.pngMovie Review – 47 Meters Down

Two sisters go to Mexico on vacation. Lisa and Kate have fun even meeting two local guys who convince them to come on a boat to watch sharks from a diving cage.

When they arrive, Lisa wants to backdown after seeing the rusty old cage, but her sister convinces her to go.

The Captain throws out chum in the water, which Kate calls him out on as it’s illegal to have it around divers. He says it’s the only way to guarantee sharks.

Before long, the girls are in the water when the pulley breaks, plunging them down 47 meters to an ocean floor cliff.

This movie has lots of sharks and scares. A few times, the sharks acted weird – like I wouldn’t see a shark snapping its teeth into a cave after prey – but I try to stay away from sharks 😉 so I could be wrong.

There was even a plot twist I wasn’t expecting.

If you like scary movies about sharks, this one is pretty suspenseful.


My rating 4.4 stars out of 5

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Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal,  and historical romance.

Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.

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#Halloween #Haunted House Novel

Halloween is a few short weeks away. What are your favorite pastimes for this Trick-or-Treat Holiday?

I like reading and watching scary stories.

Here’s one I’ve found:

Caught on FilmStill reeling from the loss of his fiancée, promising young filmmaker Jack Festerone convinces his childhood friend Shawn Dalton to invest in an old mansion with a gruesome past, hoping to distract himself with a new project: Jack aspires to compose the best haunted house script of all time. Ever-ready to ride his talented friend’s coattails, trustfund baby Shawn also sees an opportunity for some great partying and an ‘epic’ reality show. But after they make the cross-country trip to the Ross Estate, and see its strange effects on all who reside there, the ambitious duo begin to question everything, including each other. Will they realize their Hollywood dream – or will they find themselves blinded by the glare of the camera’s lens?

Caught On Film is written in the tradition of the American haunted house novel, like Jackson’s Haunting of Hill House, Matheson’s Hell House, and of course King’s The Shining. As a debut author, Otto does not claim to rival these giants; he humbly offers a modern take on the genre.

Caught on Film was awarded the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY) Bronze Medal for Horror.



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Andy OttoBiography

Andy Otto was born in Flemington, New Jersey but quickly moved to the great state of Texas. After growing up in the Houston suburbs, he attended the University of Oklahoma on a National Merit Scholarship, earning a degree in English/Writing, then obtained a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University. He now practices small animal medicine in the Kingwood/Porter area and is currently at work on a dystopian novel. He enjoys hardwood BBQ, fishing, and spending time with his wife (and highschool sweetheart) Emily, their son, and their houseful of animals.

Run So You Can Hide

In the spirit of #Halloween, please welcome Jacob Trace. His debut horror short story is available now for pre-order. I got a sneak peek and was thrilled to read a scary story with good characterization and a twist on the typical B-Horror shows.

Check it out for yourself:


Jerry and his friends travel to a beach party for booze and fun.

Soon, they discover a nightmare chases them and they might not survive.







Jacob TraceJacob Trace grew up in Ohio and dreamed of monsters and demons under his bed and in his closet. Then he decided to write about them.

Jacob is happily married to an amazing woman who puts up with his bullshit. He has three kids. When not playing with his kids or cooking his wife dinner, Jacob turns his nightmares into stories.

If dreams come true…then so can nightmares.