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Top 10 Facts About Jason Voorhees

When one thinks about horror franchises, Friday the 13th will never stray far from the path of classic terror.  While Jason Voorhees is known for his high death count and bloodthirsty machete, there are some facts that still surprise moviegoers about one of our favorite masked killer years later. Jason Was Almost Named Josh The creator of Jason, Victor Miller, …

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Film Review: Tragedy Girls (2017)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Sadie and McKayla, two death-obsessed teenage girls use their online show about real-life murders to send their small mid-western town into a frenzy and solidify their legacy as modern horror legends. REVIEW: Director: Tyler MacIntyre Writers: Tyler, MacIntyre, Chris Lee Hill, Justin Olson Starring: Brianna Hildebrand, Alexandra Shipp, Josh Hutcherson Social media has undoubtedly become an …

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Fantastic Fest Interview: 1922

1922 is based on Stephen King’s 131-page story telling of a man’s confession of his wife’s murder. The tale is told from the perspective of Wilfred James, the story’s unreliable narrator who admits to killing his wife, Arlette, in Nebraska. But after he buries her body, he finds himself terrorized by rats and, as his life begins to unravel, he …

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Fantastic Fest Film Review: Thoroughbreds (2017)

Rate This Movie  SYNOPSIS: Two teenage girls in suburban Connecticut rekindle their unlikely friendship after years of growing apart. In the process, they learn that neither is what she seems to be, and that a murder might solve both of their problems. REVIEW: Director: Cory Finley Writer: Cory Finley Starring: Anya- Taylor Joy, Olivia Cooke, and Anton Yelchin The still …

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Fantastic Fest Film Review: Gerald’s Game (2017)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS:  While trying to spice up and ultimately save their marriage with a trip to their remote lake house, Jessie must fight to survive when her husband dies unexpectedly leaving her handcuffed to the bed frame. REVIEW:  Director: Mike Flanagan Writer: Stephen King, Mike Flanagan, Jeff Howard Starring: Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood If you’ve read Stephen King’s …

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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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