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The Amityville Horror: Today 40 Years After The Book

It has always been very odd to see a horror franchise break into the mainstream so prevalently, but 40 years later, The Amityville Horror is still strong as ever, resting in the pit of people’s trauma and festering forever in horror literature and cinema. Spanning over 18 films, including 11 direct-to-video entries, 6 theatrical releases and 1 made-for-TV film, The …

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Fatal Films: Ten Movies Haunted by Lethal Tragedies

While researching this list, I came to the wholly unscientific conclusion that the most dangerous movie sets for performers and crew members are those for sword-and-sandals movies, followed by aviation flicks. Strangely, not a lot of search hits came up for accidents and deaths associated with horror movies, unless the comic VAMPIRE IN BROOKLYN (see below) qualifies. This is by …

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Kirk gets Spooky: Six Bizzare Horror Movies Starring William Shatner

As a young actor just starting out—years before STAR TREK (TOS)—William Shatner seemed to have a taste for roles that veered into the otherworldly or the macabre. His early filmography includes one episode of ONE STEP BEYOND, two episodes of the original TWILIGHT ZONE, one episode of the original OUTER LIMITS, and two episodes of Boris Karloff’s early 60s anthology …

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Paranormal Documentaries that Really Scared Us

The realm of paranormality is one which has been explored vastly within the horror community, remaining as one of the most universally loved topics within horror. Of course, as little children, most of you reading will recall telling your friends ghost stories that you had made up or that had been passed down to you through generations, scaring yourselves and …

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Bundyrama: Five Actors Who Played Ted Bundy Before Zac Efron

Now that former Disney teen idol  Zac Efron has been cast as serial killer extraordinaire Ted Bundy in an upcoming film called Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, it’s a good time look back at the actors who’ve already been there with Terrible Ted. In chronological order, they are: Mark Harmon in THE DELIBERATE STRANGER (1986), a TV miniseries, directed …

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Movies that Give You Nightmares Immediately – Part 2

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) – Directed by Wes Craven In Wes Craven’s ‘’A Nightmare on Elm Street’’, Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp) lives in the perfect suburban area of Elm Street, Springwood. After the death of her best friend, Nancy realises that Elm Street has a dark secret after constantly having nightmares about a disfigured child murderer named Freddy …

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Horrifying History: Part 1 – The Boyd Massacre

Sometimes I wonder why Hollywood leans so heavily on sequels and remakes when producers could just crack open a history book and find some of the most ghoulish tales imaginable. If Hollywood was pitching this epic they’d proclaim, “It’s MASTER AND COMMANDER meets THE HILLS HAVE EYES!” So lets kick off the Horrifying History series with that gruesome saga known …

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Modern Horror Scream Queens to Keep an Eye on

Scream queens: those beautiful, blood-spattered actresses who build a career and fanbase in horror. These ladies appear in film after film, becoming as iconic as actors as Jason or Freddy are as actors. Everyone knows the scream queens of yesteryear; Jamie Lee Curtis, Linnea Quiqley, Langenkamp, etc. But how many of you know names like Tristan Risk or Jessica Cameron? …

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Q&A: The Exorcist (1973) Movie

Movie: The Exorcist (1973) – Questions and Answers The next film in the unholy Hollywood trilogy comes from director William Friedkin, which incidentally celebrates its 45th anniversary in December, a film that still cares many, and leaves them wondering if the Demon/Satan won and the exorcism failed, well that question finds itself included as well as many others. Therefore, grab …

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