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The Race to Become the New Vampire – A Twilight Era

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It’s no secret vampires are the trendiest accessory this year. Vampires immerse everything from television to movies to books. They’ve been present in our culture for sometime but got a rocket-propelled boost from the popular teen series, “Twilight.” Vampires can’t be uttered as of late without mentioning the series. However, after the vampire decides to go on hiatus, who’s next in ...

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The Devil Won Tonight

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(Warning: This article contains spoilers for certain horror movies.) I recently rented Ti West’s ode to classic horror, “The House of the Devil.”After watching it I began to wonder: why does evil almost always win in occult themed movies? I mean seriously, what is up with the Devil being the victor? “House…” follows a young college student in search of ...

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Inspired by Actual Events – A Horror Incentive

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Based on actual events.’ ‘Inspired by actual events.’ Both phrases are often used to market movies, especially horror movies. Nothing drives fans in flocks to a movie theater faster than watching “real life” horror flash before their eyes. The mere idea of something frightening actually happening to some poor bloke makes audiences scream with excitement and gets their adrenaline running. ...

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Paranormal REAL-ity

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There are no shortages of reality television shows centering on ghost hunting and paranormal exploration. A&E is home to “Paranormal State.” Syfy touts “Ghost Hunters,” and “Ghost Hunters International.” But how “real” are these reality shows? Ghostly evidence on television can be suspect to fraud.  I want nothing more than to believe a medium when they state that they are ...

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Spawns of Satan

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Children are supposed to be joyous miracles of life. They are cute, funny, and usually the best company to keep. No one associates kids with evil or the devil. They are pure and the epitome of all that is good in the world. Too bad the horror industry didn’t get that memo. Writers have no problem transforming an angelic child ...

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REMAKES: they’s remaking what?

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What’s up with all the remakes? That’s what horror movie audiences are asking. Over the past few years, we’ve seen remakes for “Friday the 13th,” “My Bloody Valentine,” and Rob Zombie’s “new take” on “Halloween” and “Halloween II.” Those are only a few of the movies that have gone through the remake machine. But why? Are fans asking for them? ...

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