Today with every person on the planet blogging (whether they have something to say or not) you can find quite a few choices out there on any single subject.Â A quick example would be â€śTop Horror Films of the Decade.â€ť
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It’s entirely possible that you’re not going to run out, rent and line these up for Christmas day. And it’s also pretty likely that quite a few of these titles are just simply beyond renting anyways. Most likely an old VHS rental local might do the trick. However, it’s always nice to know what your options are…and for your viewing pleasure we have rounded up 20 of the best of the best and best of … Continue reading
13. Time After Time (1979)
This movie makes the list even though it isnâ€™t really a horror movie. It isnâ€™t scary at all, actually, but the plot, while a bit cheesy at times, also contains a bit of genius, including its star Malcolm McDowell. Hereâ€™s the deal: the notion of a serial killer is not a modern one. Jack the Ripper, while arguably the most famous serial killer, is not modern … Continue reading
10 Horror Movie Rumors that Never Took Place (and by the Grace of God Never Will)
People just generally enjoy spreading rumors, especially in the horror movie business.
Iâ€™ve heard a ton of horror flick rumors during my day and while some of them sound like they had the potential to be true there are others that are just so out there and downright weird that I dismissed them immediately. I not sure where or … Continue reading
The â€śVampires: Pop Culture and Mythâ€ť panel filled up quickly with costumed fans at Stan Leeâ€™s Comikaze Expo Friday night, November 1. Fanged folklore was explored by a panel of authorities on the subject, spanning television, comic book and music backgrounds.
Juliet Landau, Drusilla on TVâ€™s Buffy The Vampire Slayer, moderated the panel consisting of FEARnetâ€™s Gavin Hignight, comic book artist Georges Jeanty (TVâ€™s Buffy), Grimmâ€™s creator/writer Jim Kouf, Buffy/Angelâ€™s writer-director David Greenwalt, Bauhausâ€™ David … Continue reading
There is an interesting article by Alison Nastasi over at Flavorwire.com about fifteen obscure horror film titles.Â I always love reading these lists that other writers come up with because invariably there are some titles on them that I have not only not seen yet but have never even heard of before.Â This list is no exception, and itâ€™s unfortunate that a film like Letâ€™s Scare Jessica to Death (1971), released … Continue reading
On Tuesday October 29th 2013 I was given the Halloween treat of a lifetime. The amazing Robert Kurtzman was kind enough to invite me over to his studio in Crestline Ohio for one of the coolest events I have ever had the honor to attend.
First, a little back story as this year Robert kicked off what is hopefully going to be a Halloween tradition here in Northeast Ohio, Robert Kurtzmanâ€™s Mad FX … Continue reading
Ok, as the store shelves quickly empty in the last minute costume frenzy for 2013, we had to quickly throw out some Halloween horror ideas that fit nicely within this year’s trends. Freddy, Pinhead, Michael Myers and Jason may be a bit old school with all their remakes a thing of the past, but fear not as horror is still as strong as ever. The characters have evolved into new faces with the re-hashing of … Continue reading
We at HorrorNews.net,Â know that tis the season to pull out the Halloween themed greats that focus on the Halloween season itself. There isn’t alotÂ of movies that fit the bill, but these will definitely do the trick.
Since Nosferatu (1922) rose from his coffin in GM Munreauâ€™s classic silent movie of Dracula, cinematographers have loved to scare the pants off of their audience.Â No time of the year is better than Halloween to do this, so here … Continue reading
By following the most successful horror films in history, Hollywood remakes ultimately have a thankless task. Some manage to re-enact the spirit of the original with new special effects and creative plot twists, while others fall alarmingly short, providing tiresome makeovers without any real thought. Here are three that worked, just in time for Halloween:
Dawn of the Dead
Remaking Dawn of the Dead was a difficult task because George Romeroâ€™s original is such … Continue reading
While it’s safe to say that most horror films are works of fiction, there have been a small hand full that have actually been based on or “inspired from” true stories that have occurred in the past. In fact, it’s also safe to say that most horror films have been “inspired” from something or other, however this list pays tribute to the top 10 horror films that are more closely based on true stories.
Even … Continue reading
It’s going to be zombies, guts, and gore galore when The Walking Dead finally returns to AMC for the season four premiere. We most recently got a look into what we can expect from the episode by way of a 30-second clip that debuted during the series finale of Breaking Bad. Even though plenty of folks are still mourning the death of that much loved, universally acclaimed show, at … Continue reading
One of the first movies I remember seeing was Universalâ€™sÂ Son of Frankenstein,Â starring Karloff as the monster and Lugosi as Ygor. I’m not certain but, by juxtaposing the memory with others, my guess is that I was four years old. It was onÂ Chiller Theater,Â a weekend late-show aired out of Pittsburgh. Watching the screen with eyes wide, I sat safe and snug on the couch with my dad, an aficionado of horror movies who was breaking me … Continue reading
Insidious Chapter 2 is enjoying remarkable box office success on its opening weekend, bringing in a whopping $42 million on a small $5 million budget. Incredible. The reviews have been mixed as best, however. At the time of this writing, the film has a 37% on Rotten Tomatoes, a 39% on Metacritic and a B+ on CinemaScore. Listening to episode 24 of the Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast, you will hear hosts The … Continue reading
The Top 10 Horror Video Games was a tough list to come up with, because there are so many great horror video games to choose from. I completely composed this list of next generation console games (Xbox 360 and Playstation 3), so you should be able to go out and purchase these titles at your local game retailer just in time for Christmas. Also, I had to determine what I … Continue reading
If your like me, you find yourself frequently growing tired of redundancy in the horror market. You know what I’m talking about…..a group of teens go on a road trip, campers terrorized by woods folks, slasher has rough childhood and grows up, scientist’s secret virus gets loose..shall I go on? In any case, you might change your whole perspective by occasionally throwing on something that is far outside of mainstream and richly inventive. Now out … Continue reading