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3 Frightening Horror-Themed Slots

The genre of film known as horror began more than a hundred years ago, influenced by the works of such literary giants as Edgar Allen Poe and Mary Shelley. Horror films try to grab audiences by their fears, invoking common nightmares and often including elements of the supernatural, like unknown malicious forces intruding upon our world. Camera angles, lighting, sound …

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Plagiarism in Hollywood Films – The Invasion of the Screenplay Snatchers – Part 2

ALIEN (1979) – Genre buffs are probably aware that this classic shares its concept with Edward Cahn’s 1958 monster on a space ship funfest It! The Terror From Beyond Space. But that similarity could be chalked up to its core idea being a science fiction trope rather than plagiarism. But viewers weaned on late night television also noticed that Alien’s …

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Plagiarism in Hollywood Films – The Invasion of the Screenplay Snatchers – Part 1

“The only ‘ism’ Hollywood believes in is plagiarism.”- Dorothy Parker 2016 has ended with the usual chorus of journalists endlessly recapping the year’s major and minor events. But they overlooked one Hollywood story that’s subject should have been near and dear to any writer’s heart—plagiarism. It all started in 2012 when French filmmaker Luc Besson co-wrote and took sole story …

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Majestic-12

I have a confession to make: I love a good conspiracy theory. Thanks to the internet, there are more conspiracy theories than ever before. They range from the simply fanciful – like KFC is owned by the Ku Klux Klan which laces the food with a drug that makes coloured men impotent – to the overly complex, like the death …

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Random Clown Appearances

The latest news to hit the horror film scene is sightings of clowns lurking in woods near residential areas. Many speculations have started to arise some of which involve horror movie releases. There are quite a few well known clown characters in the horror film genre, most popular being Pennywise from Stephen King’s “It.” Pennywise is a frightening clown played …

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Disturbing Movies: What We’re Talking About When We Talk About Extreme Cinema

These are the movies that you qualify with disclaimers like “This isn’t for everyone” or “Not your typical _____ movie.” They are controversial, they are disturbing, they tend to push the boundaries, not only of cinema but also of good taste. They might shock you, they might upset you, they might even offend you. These are the movies that demand …

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Extreme Cinema: Film’s Darkest Moments for Strong Stomachs and Minds

Extreme Cinema is not entirely a new classification (hence the fairly in-adequate wiki listing) but one that was attached to a genre of horror that challenges the limits of what we have been exposed to over the years. With television, cable, and pay TV taking things “much further” in recent years, that gray line has become awful thin. Certainly fans …

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Top 10 Must See Horror Movies from Film Festivals 2014

Throughout the year, dozens of horror films – possibly hundreds – are introduced to movie audiences within the confines of Horror Film Festivals both domestic and abroad. Many highly regarded and positively reviewed films grab mega buzz on horror sites and in fright film circles but never get a wide theatrical release or much press surrounding their DVD, VOD and …

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