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The Surgeon’s Photo

“I realised for the first time, with complete assurance, the picture was not a fake and that the Loch Ness monster was real and tangible: a living animal, or one that had been real and alive when the picture was taken in 1934.” So said the late Tim Dinsdale (a Nessie hunter who took the only seriously considered film of …

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Serial Killer Films Compendium (F-O)

The following article is the second part of a three-part list of films featuring serial killers. I’ve deliberately avoided movies concerning ‘spree killers’, ‘obsessed fans’, and movies that contain supernatural elements. It is not intended to be a complete list nor terribly insightful, but a simple rundown of the best, worst and most interesting serial killer titles to be found, …

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Kara Riann Brown

How did you get involved in the horror industry? I have always had a love for the horror genre. The suspension of disbelief when you step into a movie theater and immerse yourself in the horror these actors bring to life is a phenomenal feeling. One day I saw a casting call on Facebook for the movie “Night Claws.” I …

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Tina Grimm

Horror Actress: Tina Grimm How did you get in to the horror industry? I just kind of fell into it. Shortly after production finished on my first film “Never Escape” in 2009, the film’s director, Jon Mancinetti asked me if I wanted to shoot a short called “Killerdate.com.” Although “Never Escape” had it’s thriller moments, it wasn’t a true horror …

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Why Are You Remaking The Craft?

So another film from an earlier era is going to get the remake treatment, and once again fans of the original aren’t all that impressed. This time out it’s The Craft, the 1996 supernatural teen horror originally directed by Andrew Fleming and starring Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, Rachel True and Robin Tunney. It followed four teenage outcasts as they used …

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Grace Patterson

Horror Actress: Grace Patterson How did you get in to the horror industry? Growing up horror films were my favorite! So when I started acting I was super interested in getting into some horror films. I auditioned for Sylance and got the part on the spot. That was my first experience on a horror film set.

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Morgan Tyler

Horror Actress: Morgan Tyler How did you get into horror films? The first film I was cast in was horror. It was Chuck Norfolk’s Getting Schooled. I self-submitted, did a screen test, and then found out I got the part. The film is the horror version of the breakfast club and I play Hilary, the princess character. It should be …

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A Look at the Living Dolls of Horror Films

My old friend Sigmund Freud claimed that most children fantasise about dolls coming to life, and psychologist Ernst Jentsch theorised that uncanny feelings arise when there is an intellectual uncertainty about whether an object is alive or not, and also when an object that one knows to be inanimate resembles a living being enough to generate confusion about its nature. …

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The Doctor Who Project: An Adventure in Time and Space

During the 50th anniversary celebration of Doctor Who the BBC along with BBC America celebrated the franchise by each month delivering a classic episode featuring each of the 11 Doctors. The First Doctor was featured in the episode The Aztecs which was an absolute treat for me because my memories of the First Doctor were limited to limited archived footage …

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