Author Archives: Selina Alaniz

Whatever Happened to Marilyn Manson?

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Who can forget the infectious and spine-chilling remake of “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” by the quiet and conservative (kidding) man who goes by the name Marilyn Manson? It was back in 1995, when mainstream radio introduced us to the man who paraded in white makeup and creepy outfits. Who can forget the devil worshipping accusations that sprinted forward by parents and religious groups. Manson entered the music scene with a bang and made … Continue reading

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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? Did John Doe write a letter to Screen Gems asking to see a “When a … Continue reading

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Horror Back as Fall TV Schedule Begins

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As we watch the school buses begin to crowd streets and feel the air begin to chill, we realize that our sweet summer has come and gone. Fall has arrived and with it, the return of the television season. This year brings forth many fan favorites such as “Supernatural” and “Vampire Diaries.” But, it also brings some rookies such as the much anticipated “The Walking Dead.” Horror fans have been patiently waiting to see the … Continue reading

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Masking What’s Underneath

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Masks are often used during Halloween as part of costumes. We use the opportunity to transform ourselves into something or someone else. Sometimes we like to mask ourselves as a famous actor or person. Other times, we like to delve into our dark side and become some kind of monster. Masks have also been used during rituals, ceremonies, and celebrations throughout time. Mardi Gras anyone? Regardless of how or when they are used, it all … Continue reading

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TV Show ‘LOST’ finds it’s way to a finale

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The End. The ever so typical phrase was the simple yet effective title to the series finale of ABC’s “Lost.” Creators Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse didn’t need a fancy title or a name of song. They knew the episode would speak for itself. And boy did it ever. A little over 13 million fans tuned into the show that has seemed to captivate many over the past six years (me included). Viewers waited patiently … Continue reading

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Vampire Diaries: A Fan’s re-Cap

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(Note: This article contains spoilers for the show.) And scene! The premiere season of the CW network’s “Vampire Diaries” came to a close this past Thursday. According to a press release from the CW, 3.48 million fans witnessed the Mystic Fall’s gang come thisclose to biting the dust. Needless to say Kevin Williamson and co. are smiling from ear to ear. They not only delivered plenty of fans to their home network but also left … Continue reading

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How will the world End…Maybe

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There’s been a lot of talk lately of the world coming to an end. Scientists are quickly finding ways to debunk that statement as believers are readying themselves for it. Regardless of what or who you believe, there are no shortages of creative theories on how our home will meet its doom. The most obvious way (and most popular) is simply that earth will give way to natural disasters. Could this be true? For years, the … Continue reading

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Teens and Horror

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Every horror fan is familiar with the typical slasher film plot. A group of teens get into mischief and invoke the rage of some psycho killer. Most of them end up brutally dismembered with the exception of the virginal hero/heroine. Yes, we are very much ‘in the know’ about this particular story but the question that arises: why are teens often the victims of these crazed killers? It’s almost like these psychos have a checklist … Continue reading

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Horror & Pop, Oh My

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Once upon a time, horror and pop songs never really played nice together. One liked blood, gore, monsters, and darkness. The other liked to spread joy, catchy choruses and synchronized boy band dance moves. For the longest time, neither really wanted to play together. Until one day, a young man decided he would try to get them in the same room. After some time and a lot of work, the young man was able to … Continue reading

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TV Networks Prepare for Summer of Horror – 2010

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Summer is just around the corner and our beloved fall/spring television season has gone on break. Alas horror fans! Not to worry. A few networks have some summer shows that may be of interest. One popular vampire show along with a few newbies is set to premiere this summer. They range from drama to reality all with a nice horror twist. Will they fill the void of shows like “Supernatural” and “Vampire Diaries?” We shall … Continue reading

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