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Alternative 3: Part 2 – The Public Freaks Out

Within minutes of Alternative 3’s broadcast the switchboard at Anglia Television was flooded by terrified viewers convinced they’d seen a genuine documentary; a phenomena that hadn’t been seen since the War of the Worlds radio panic. But while Orson Welles had gone into hiding after his historic broadcast, the makers of Alternative 3 happily faced the public. As director Christopher …

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Scooby-Doo, Who Are You?

Headless spectres, giant insects, demon sharks, vikings, werewolves, pterodactyls, kelp creatures, faceless zombies, moon monsters – since debuting in 1969 there’s been no mystery too great to deter the intrepid Great Dane and his four mod buddies from southern California. How did a phrase from a Frank Sinatra song become the name for one of the best-known cartoons in the …

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Alternative 3: The Strange Saga of the First Mockumentary

Reader beware—we are about to tear away the veil of secrecy surrounding what one researcher has called, “The most dangerous film ever made!” revealing a conspiracy so controversial that even Breitbart News wouldn’t have dared publish it. It was all the brainchild of a dark cabal that involved a respected British newscaster, the screenwriter of Amityville 3D, electronic music pioneer …

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10 Worst Films Of 2016

Fifty years from now, 2016 will be remembered as a outstanding year for horror films in general. There were some sizable horror hits at the box office this year, and while not all of the bigger hits were especially good films, it’s never a bad thing if the genre you’re particular to has a good year. But I’m not here …

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Interview: Rob Savage (Dawn of the Deaf (Part 1))

One of the most successful short films of 2016 found audiences from around the world and selected to such film festivals as “Fantasia”, “Fantastic Fest” & the “Morbdio Film Festival” to name just a few. Powerful, genre re-inventing and so well crafted with multiple story arcs feeding into the final moments before a pulse is unleashed in London. It takes many to create …

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3 Frightening Horror-Themed Slots

The genre of film known as horror began more than a hundred years ago, influenced by the works of such literary giants as Edgar Allen Poe and Mary Shelley. Horror films try to grab audiences by their fears, invoking common nightmares and often including elements of the supernatural, like unknown malicious forces intruding upon our world. Camera angles, lighting, sound …

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