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Serial Killer Films Compendium (F-O)

The following article is the second part of a three-part list of films featuring serial killers. I’ve deliberately avoided movies concerning ‘spree killers’, ‘obsessed fans’, and movies that contain supernatural elements. It is not intended to be a complete list nor terribly insightful, but a simple rundown of the best, worst and most interesting serial killer titles to be found, …

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Travis Walton: Story of the Movie Fire in the Sky

Who doesn’t love aliens? Travis Walton sure does, as is evident in his book ‘The Walton Experience’ (1978), which has since been adapted into a film called ‘Fire In The Sky’, directed by Robert Lieberman (The X-Files), starring D.B. Sweeney and Robert Patrick. Tinfoil hats at the ready, as the book is based on an alleged true alien abduction story …

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Horrifying History: Part 2 – The Real Chainsaw Massacres

Horror film history is filled with imaginary psychopaths whose exploits are based on real life maniacs. Classics like Psycho (1960), Henry Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986), M (1931), and Targets (1968) were all fictionalized versions of genuine human monsters who had fascinating stories well-worth revisiting. To kick things off, we’ll focus on the inspirations behind the late Tobe Hooper’s …

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Q&A: Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

Movie: Rosemary’s Baby (1968) – Questions and Answers This month is a discussion of Rosemary’s Baby, one of the three legendary films considered the unholy Hollywood trilogy, this film directed by Roman Polanski; it does not mention his crimes, rather only focusing on his movie. So why chose this film as the next Q&A in this series? The movie turns …

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Unsettling Short Films You Can’t Miss!

Short films are perhaps the most criminally overlooked elements of essential horror viewing and are becoming increasingly relevant, with them being able to reach audiences online that standard length horror films cannot. The true beauty of short films of any genre is their ability to condense a breadth of ideas, emotions, characters, etc. into a mere few minutes and in …

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Q&A: Psycho (1960)

Movie: Psycho (1960) – Questions and Answers WHERE DID THE ORIGINAL CONCEPT COME FROM? The initial concept came from the Robert Bloch’s novel Psycho (1960) inspired from the horrific crimes committed by serial killer Ed Gein, who murdered (to say it mildly) 40 women over a course of 10 years met with mixed reviews (which have changed, greatly to extremely …

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About Billy Milligan: The Living Inspiration for the Movie Split

One of the most talked about films of 2016 has been the critically acclaimed M. Night Shyamalan’ spectacle ‘Split’, a horror/thriller crossover which tells the story of Kevin, a man with 23 personalities who abducts 3 teenage girls and holds them captive in a small room in what appears to be an apartment complex. Gradually throughout the film, we start …

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Top 10 Dream-like Surreal Films To Experience At Least Once

Most films strive for linear, coherent storytelling, creating a believable world full of relatable characters. But occasionally you stumble across a film that breaks the shackles of logic and reason to explore a dreamlike realm. Here are ten films that offer a guided tour of a filmmaker’s inner thoughts, fears and desires. You can label them experimental, surreal, oneiric or …

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Horror Films That Never Got Made

For all the glitz and glamour on display, the film industry isn’t all that different from the average person. They cling to foolish notions, develop bad habits, and leave more than a few goals unaccomplished. Regardless of the amount of stories there are detailing the successful journey from script to screen, there are just as many projects that are arbitrarily …

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