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Rate This Movie No one mourns for Gronk. Well, okay, it’s a big world, maybe somebody out there does mourn for Gronk, but it’s not legions, and I’m certainly not talking about multi-million-dollar movie franchises, Next Generation television spin-offs, or even Gronk conventions. I’m talking about Gronk the forgotten. Gronk was the name of comedian Joe E. Ross‘s buffoon caveman …

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Doctor Who: Lucky 13 – The 13th Doctor

The impending changing of the guard for the next season of Doctor Who brings inevitable nervous anticipation. While the show, centered on a concept of regeneration and transformation, has become a metaphor for itself, many fans still feel trepidatious when it comes to change, becoming particularly distressed whenever it involves a regeneration of a Doctor they have come to know …

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Lon Chaney, Jr.’s Trifecta of Terror

During the Golden Age of Horror, Universal Studios was the undisputed king of horror cinema, and its Big Three monsters—Dracula, Frankenstein’s monster, and the Wolf Man—remain definitive horror icons nearly a century later. Not coincidentally, the three actors most associated with those iconic Universal monsters—Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, and Lon Chaney, Jr., respectively—also remain the biggest names in classic horror …

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William Castle – Tribute and Historical Overview (Part 1)

Plastic skeletons dangling on wires above the audience! Theatre seats wired to buzz the audience! Fright-breaks giving cowardly customers a chance to escape to the lobby! Insurance policies guaranteeing audience members against death by fright! These and other outrageous gimmicks designed to pull in more moviegoers may seem like the creations of a P.T. Barnum rather than a directorial master …

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William Castle – Tribute and Historical Overview (Part 2)

Castle became a celebrity that people knew as well as Alfred Hitchcock, except he wasn’t on television every week like Hitchcock, but everybody knew who William Castle was in the late fifties and sixties. Castle milked the Diabolique formula until another film came along with an even better formula. It was called Psycho (1960). In film after film thereafter, Castle …

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Hellraiser Franchise Movies Overview (Part 1)

Welcome to the Hellraiser Franchise Movies Overview (Part 1) Starting in March, every month at HorrorNews.Net will feature a new Bump in the Night column by Richard Sopko. Each one highlighting a franchise, monster, or phenomenon, the column will be a chance to revisit some of horror’s beloved icons. Join the conversation with your own memories, thoughts, and most of …

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Invasions Of The Body Snatchers – Historical Overview

Welcome to the Invasions Of The Body Snatchers full historical overview of this cult classic science fiction film In 1955 author Jack Finney published a novel entitled The Body Snatchers, first serialised in Collier’s Magazine the year before. It describes the fictional town of Santa Mira, California being invaded by seeds that have drifted to Earth from space. The seeds …

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Karloff vs. Lugosi: Clash of the Horror Titans

After more than one hundred years of horror cinema, reasonable people still disagree about who is the greatest horror star of all time, but most arguments tend to boil down to Boris Karloff vs. Bela Lugosi. While the versatile and inimitable Karloff may have boasted the more robust and impactful career overall, the dark and mysterious Lugosi—despite a legacy that …

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Dissecting Critters Movie Franchise

Critters The success of 1984s Gremlins, with its unique blend of horror and sardonic humour seemingly inspired a number of other “little monster” films of that decade. Critters is one of the best. Although its makers deny any influence it shares with Gremlins a sense of mischievous glee but also possesses its own brand of charm. This is family-friendly horror …

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Majestic-12

I have a confession to make: I love a good conspiracy theory. Thanks to the internet, there are more conspiracy theories than ever before. They range from the simply fanciful – like KFC is owned by the Ku Klux Klan which laces the food with a drug that makes coloured men impotent – to the overly complex, like the death …

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Exorcism

First Exorcism, I exorcise thee, most vile spirit, the very embodiment of our enemy, the entire specter, the whole legion, in the name of Jesus Christ, to get out and flee from this creature of God. He himself commands thee, who has ordered those cast down from the height of heaven to the depths of the earth. He commands thee, …

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