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George A Romero – More Than Just Ghouls

After George A Romero passed away on the 16th of July, BBC Nottingham got in touch with me to ask if I’d go on the air to talk about him. That chat sadly didn’t happen, but it did get me thinking about how Romero’s films were perceived. Sure, horror fans know his work inside out – particularly his early films …

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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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David Lynch and Twin Peaks Part 8: Giving The Crown of Master To The Visionary of the Greatest Horror of 2017

David Lynch. There are so many things about this unique man which come to mind when his name is mentioned. Everyone has their own individual feelings about who he is and where his projects stand in their own hearts and minds. Praise such as he is one of the most important visionaries of our generation, is beloved the world over …

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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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List of Greek Mythological Creatures

Amphisbaena Argus Panoptes Athos Calydonian Boar Centaur Cerberus Ceryneian Hind Charon Charybdis (Kharybdis) Chimera Chiron (a centaur) Chrysaor Clytias (Klytias) Cretan Bull Cyclopes (Kyklopês) Echidna Empusa Enceladus (Enkelados) Erymanthian Boar Fates- see the Moirae Furies Geryon Euryale Delphi Demigod Immortals Medusa Stheno Graeae Griffins Gigantes Harpies Hippocampus Hydra Ladon Laelaps (see also Teumessian fox) Lamia Manticore Mares of Diomedes Minotaur …

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The Films Of Bruce Lee

Not so much of a film star, more of a phenomenon, Bruce Lee (born Lee Jun-Fan 1940-1973) was the first great martial arts entertainer to successfully make the crossover from China to Hollywood. One of the most influential martial artists of all time, Lee is an icon of the 20th century, and helped change the way Asians were presented in …

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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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Top 10 List of Artsploitation Films

Artsploitation Films offer a unique, exciting, controversial and often-times challenging selection of art and genre movies from around the globe. What are the Top 10 Artsploitation Films? Here is our list. You can decide if you agree with the selections. 01- Vampyres (2015) In 1974, an English horror film titled VAMPYRES, written and directed by José Ramón Larraz Gil , …

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