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The Devil Tree

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They say that, sometimes, seeing a ghost is just a matter of situational gravity. The 1995 earthquakes in Kobe, Japan brought with them a wide, broad rash of ghost sightings. So too did the tsunami in Thailand, 2004, and Hurricane Katrina, 2005. Ghost sightings are a dime a dozen at battlefields the world over, and it’s relatively accepted that any ...

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FANS WEIGH IN: Do you think the new MUNSTERS remake will be any good? Good idea or bad idea?

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NBC has announced that they have charged PUSHING UP DAISES creator Bryan Fuller to pen a pilot for their remake of the original 1960’s classic series THE MUNSTERS. NBC plans to make the show a “darker version” of the original campy sitcom to show “another side” of the family and what it is like to live in their world. The ...

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FANS WEIGH IN: Should Tex Watson Be Paroled From Prison

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Former “Right-hand man” and Manson follower Tex Watson is up for parole today for the 14th time since being convicted of the Tate/LeBianca murders in 1971. Originally sentenced to death, Watson’s sentence was commuted to Life In Prison after the death penalty was temporarily abolished in 1972. Watson’s legal team is asking for his release back to into society and ...

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Sam Peckinpah

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Since 1967 a number of American filmmakers have tried their hand at making movies of great violence that have managed to further refine the complexity of the statement contained in the groundbreaking big-budget Hollywood blockbuster Bonnie And Clyde (1967). One filmmaker who earned his ‘Red Badge’ is Sam Peckinpah who, like Arthur Penn and John Frankenheimer, can be seen as ...

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Twin Peaks (TV series)

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While it’s feasible that there’s the odd person over thirty years of age out there that didn’t see the Twin Peaks series when it was first televised in 1990, it’s unlikely that they are unaware of the cultural run-off from the groundbreaking show. Catchphrases like “She’s dead – wrapped in plastic” and “Who killed Laura Palmer?” adorned T-shirts, fans held ...

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Interview: Richard Lovejoy (Charred Oak, Satan Camp)

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Interview with Richard Lovejoy Actor, Writer, co-founder of Charred Oak Films What made you decide to write Satan Camp? Like all good stories about the origins of things, this starts at a bar. I was enjoying some whiskey with actor Kent Meister and director Scott Chinn, talking about this insane script I had just completed called Mosquito. That script involves bloody ...

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Esoterror Sinema: The Good Sisters

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Since the classic film Haxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages, cinema has been bewitched with the various guises of the occult within its frames. Yet with typical Hollywood foible, the representation of the esoteric in cinema is cursed within blasphemous misrepresentation. Most of what is illustrated on screen as actual witches or practicing magickal formula is far strayed off of its ...

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Dai Of The Dead: Macabre Families Horror Fans Wish They Could Have Grown Up With

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Macabre Families Horror Fans Wish They Could Have Grown Up With Television families have always been a staple from every generation since the dawning of the Boob tube. Most of the generations have grown up watching The Cleavers, The Osmonds, The Jacksons, The Partridges, and the Bradys among others but thankfully true horror fans have had families to grow up ...

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Key Genre Films 1960s

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Throughout the sixties, Hammer studios continued with their blood-and-thunder remakes, including The Curse Of The Werewolf (1960), The Two Faces Of Doctor Jekyll (1960), The Brides Of Dracula (1960), The Phantom Of The Opera (1962), Kiss Of The Vampire (1964), The Evil Of Frankenstein (1964) and Dracula Prince Of Darkness (1966). Hammer also delved into other aspects of fantasy over ...

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Horrors of Humanity: Dick and Jane’s Belly

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Anthropophagy is a practice traced back to the earliest of man sitting inside of a cave staring at their clansman thinking, “What’s that taste like?” Oh wait, allow me to enlighten you with some fancy stuff to make me sound smart. “Anthropophagy” is a ten-dollar word originating from some Greek squiggly things meaning “human being” and “to eat”. For those ...

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