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The Original Psycho’s Anniversary

The Original Psycho’s Anniversary by Margo Smith June 16th is the anniversary of the theatrical release of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. A ground-breaking and disturbing horror-thriller, the movie has spawned a hoard of sequels and remakes, and inspired creepy graphic novels, television series and Halloween costumes since 1960. You have to appreciate a man in a gray wig and house dress, …

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The Hunger For Retro Horror

The hunger for vintage and retro horror movies and horror culture has fascinated a large chunk of the horror community for a number of years now, and since I recently put out a book on the VHS rental era and the burgeoning horror VHS collecting scene I’ve discovered just how deep that hunger for classic scares goes. Since the release …

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William Castle

Plastic skeletons dangling on wires above the audience! Theatre seats wired to buzz the audience! Fright-breaks giving cowardly customers a chance to escape to the lobby! Insurance policies guaranteeing audience members against death by fright! These and other outrageous gimmicks designed to pull in more moviegoers may seem like the creations of a P.T. Barnum rather than a directorial master …

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Horror News on the Vampires: Pop Culture and Myth Panel at Comikaze

The “Vampires: Pop Culture and Myth” panel filled up quickly with costumed fans at Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo Friday night, November 1. Fanged folklore was explored by a panel of authorities on the subject, spanning television, comic book and music backgrounds. Juliet Landau, Drusilla on TV’s Buffy The Vampire Slayer, moderated the panel consisting of FEARnet’s Gavin Hignight, comic book …

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Horror Remakes: The Ones That Worked!

By following the most successful horror films in history, Hollywood remakes ultimately have a thankless task. Some manage to re-enact the spirit of the original with new special effects and creative plot twists, while others fall alarmingly short, providing tiresome makeovers without any real thought. Here are three that worked, just in time for Halloween: Dawn of the Dead Remaking …

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Top 10 Horror Video Games

The Top 10 Horror Video Games was a tough list to come up with, because there are so many great horror video games to choose from. I completely composed this list of next generation console games (Xbox 360 and Playstation 3), so you should be able to go out and purchase these titles at your local game retailer just in …

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Anticipation Is Your Weakness; What Do We Want from A New Star Wars?

A few months ago, Walt Disney Studios announced that they had acquired the intellectual properties of Lucasfilm Limited, which included franchises like Indiana Jones and Star Wars. Now, I know us film nerds were excited for a potential Marvel Studios produced remake of the classic Howard the Duck movie, but instead Disney announced that several new Star Wars films would …

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Meet Robert the Doll

Since the release of the terrifying horror film “The Conjuring” I have been hearing about creepy dolls nonstop. While the doll in that movie makes you feel uncomfortable, nothing is scarier than the Key West native doll named “Robert”. Artist Robert Eugene Otto was Born on October 25th 1900. As a 6 year old boy he was given the doll …

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