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Fear the Sarlaac

Greetings sweet children of the evening, this week I bring you a gift from the deep reaches of the stars themselves. Few cinematic universes can claim the tremendous following that the Star Wars universe has garnered through the years. It’s a universe with a plethora of characters and creatures some of which could on their own, provide a tantalizing opportunity …

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Best Horror Film One-liners

Everyone loves a good one-liner. Its something that anyone can shout out and most of the people will get the reference. Sometimes these one-liners can really add a punch to your joke or drive a message in deep. Most one-liners spoken today are from TV shows or movies. Some of my favorites that I use frequently are: “That’s what she said” “Ill …

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10 Reasons Why Pennywise the Dancing Clown of Stephen King’s IT Deserves Respect”

Greetings and salutations once again counts and countesses of the night, it’s time for another terrifying top ten list straight from me to you my little darlings. This week I’ll be giving you the top ten most terrifying things you should know about Pennywise from Stephen King’s IT, which as we are all aware is hitting theaters this fall. So …

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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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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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