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Land of Shadow and Substance: Inaugural Article

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The Land of both Shadow and Substance with Thomas Scopel Inaugural Article The date, January 13th, 2013. The place…somewhere nestled in a small beachside cottage along the mid-eastern seaboard of Florida. Now usually, going as far back as Christ’s disciples, including Judas, which was the thirteenth, to the more recent popular slasher horror film franchise, the number thirteen is primarily ...

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Four Faces Of Deadly Earnest

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Deadly Earnest was a late-night horror host active on Australian television from 1966 to 1972. Broadcast weekly on the 0-10 Network, Deadly Earnest’s Aweful Movies featured mainly B-grade horror films introduced by Australian celebrity Ian Bannerman. Following Bannerman’s tongue-in-cheek characterisation, the program was notorious for showing the absolute dross of supernaturally-themed cinema, even going so far as to present the ...

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Grand Illusions

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In the current climate of rampant digital effects, ultra-real prosthetics and virtual 3-D cinematography, audiences are being spoiled. Special effects have become commonplace and of such a high standard that jaws are no longer dropping. This wasn’t always so. Special effects have come a long way since the invention of cinema and the path they have walked is fascinating. Arguably, ...

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Ingmar Bergman

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Horror News is mostly devoted to horror as a definable separate genre, that is, to films that draw upon (and occasionally expand) an existing tradition. Most of the directors and writers who work in this field are very conscious of belonging to a generic tradition. But fantasies and nightmares can be created by anybody, and it sometimes happens that directors ...

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Unexplained Confidential: Brad and Sherry Steiger talk about ‘Conspiracies and Secret Societies’

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Unexplained Confidential presents: Exclusive HorrorNews.net Interview w/ Brad and Sherry Steiger Book: Conspiracies and Secret Societies Conspiracies and Secret Societies have become common place in American history. Do you think in 2012, our Government now hides more or less from “we the people” than it has in the past? It is now more difficult than ever to discern the cover-ups ...

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Clive Barker Being Sued – Accused of Giving Ex HIV and Kicking Him Out

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Famed horror writer Clive Barker is in the major media today for being sued by his ex-boyfriend for allegedly giving him HIV then kicking him out of his house and leaving him broke. Emilian David Armstrong filed suit against Barker alleging that they had a relationship stemming from the 90’s and that he was diagnosed with HIV in 1996. He ...

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Invasions Of The Body Snatchers

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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 replace sleeping people with perfect physical duplicates grown from plantlike pods, while their human victims turn to dust. ...

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Video Nasties

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‘Video Nasty‘ was a term coined in Britain around 1982 which applied to certain films distributed on video cassette that were criticised by the media and various religious organisations for their violent content. While cinema violence had been regulated by the British Board of Film Censorship for many years, the lack of regulations for video sales (combined with the claim ...

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