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What Nightmares Are Made Of – The Real-Life Inspiration Behind Freddy Krueger

Historical events directly impact what filmmakers create and monsters notoriously tend to reflect the perils of the times. Blending fact with fiction, film draws inspiration from folklore, various cultures and universal humanistic themes, to world events in order to create stories that allow audiences to escape reality for fun as well as fear. Common influences in horror films tend to …

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The Films Of Bruce Lee

Not so much of a film star, more of a phenomenon, Bruce Lee (born Lee Jun-Fan 1940-1973) was the first great martial arts entertainer to successfully make the crossover from China to Hollywood. One of the most influential martial artists of all time, Lee is an icon of the 20th century, and helped change the way Asians were presented in …

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Terrifying Trailblazers

It’s a sad truth that the world’s true innovators are often forgotten by history. When you think of the telescope does the name Hans Lippershey jump to mind? That’s too bad, because he invented it. Does the name Tim Berners-Lee ring a bell? Well you’re using his invention right now— a little thing called the World Wide Web. In 1903 …

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Lon Chaney, Jr.’s Trifecta of Terror

During the Golden Age of Horror, Universal Studios was the undisputed king of horror cinema, and its Big Three monsters—Dracula, Frankenstein’s monster, and the Wolf Man—remain definitive horror icons nearly a century later. Not coincidentally, the three actors most associated with those iconic Universal monsters—Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, and Lon Chaney, Jr., respectively—also remain the biggest names in classic horror …

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Top 10 Goriest Horror Movie Death Scenes

Howdy. I think everyone can agree that violence is awesome. It is something we are taught to appreciate since day one. There is nothing more culturally sophisticated than a nice, well done vision of sadistic, relentless, bloody violence. I’ve noticed that in all walks of life horrific bloodbaths have entertained, inspired, consoled and comforted so many people. There really is …

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Top 14 Horror Musicals

We’ve covered alot of subjects here at HNN in regards to the horror genre. I was asked awhile ago if we’d do a lil’ research on musical productions focusing on a horror themes. So as to not disappoint, we came up with a number of musicals being produced over the years to popular crowds that base their foundation on well …

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