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Horror In Store for The Rest of 2014

With only four months left of 2014 and Halloween rapidly approaching, the horror genre is in full force. The season of spook promises to incite fear into every extremity of your withering body. This year’s offerings include sequels, prequels, and a few new story lines that are sure to get your blood pumping.

Tusk [R]

Release Date:September 19, 2014

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Top 5 Horror Movie Franchises Ever

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With any horror film that strikes a chord with the audience and has them flocking to the theatres, it is always tempting to build on the successes of the first film and make a sequel, or two, or three and the next thing you know you have a full blown franchise on your bloodied hands.

While many don’t quite carry the same level quality all the way through an oft-elongated series of films, these five … Continue reading

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Streaming Horror Films Has Never Been Easier

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Whether your flavor is psychological, gore-filled, B-Rated, Chop House, bizarre, comedic or other genre-blend, in today’s world you can discover, share your findings, and even post your horror flick or project. With the expansion of the internet and availability to stream and upload, a person can open their dark horizons and discover new horror with ease.

A connoisseur of zombie horror, for example, can find several hundred titles to view. From the obscure … Continue reading

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Top 10 Scary Clowns in Horror Movies

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Hey there Horror Fans! Got a inkling for a scary clown movie? Do creepy clowns freak you out? How about just plain haunting face paint that rubs you the wrong way? Well I think we all had to do a double take after the Gacy years, but for the meantime we thought we’d give you a nice little selection to choose from. Now my disclaimer on this list is “clown horror” films that I’ve yet … Continue reading

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Top 25 Best Serial Killer Movies of All Time

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Writing a list of top serial killer films is a rather massive undertaking. While this list is limited to 25, the amount of true serial killer films ranges well over 200. There is also alot of contradiction as to what really constitutes a serial killer film. (For instance if a madman traps a bunch of kids on a house and kills them all, is he a serial killer…or just a lousy host??)

Now if you … Continue reading

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Top 15 Giant Monster Movies

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Whether you are a new comer or an old hat, you gottta give it up for horror’s giant monsters. Maybe it originates from the “Jack and the Bean Stalk” days or simply seeing a gorilla climb one of America’s largest buildings. Who’s to say. For me, it was those crazy Asians and their monster suits stomping over buildings and electric cables. Still till this day we are fascinated with things that appear very large in … Continue reading

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Top 10 Rock ‘n Roll Horror Movies

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Upon contemplating my next list, it was quickly apparent to me that there wasn’t much in he way of horror lists involving fictional rock bands / performers as the centerpiece. Not so much real artists like Kiss (though I’ve still included it), or Dee Snider, but horror films centered around the rock act as the main horror antagonist. “Trick or Treat” being a perfect example. Now the usage of the word “top” is rather subjective … Continue reading

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Video Games Spotlight: Next Gen Survival Horror

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You wipe away the sweat that’s trickling down your face, hear your heart pounding in sync with the thumping of your boots as you run from something, and yet, you’re safe in your living room, with the lights on, playing a game — a survival horror game. The next generation of gaming is here and with the arrival of the Microsoft’s XBox One and Sony’s Playstation 4, a crop of terrifying things await.

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LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT – Will the Legend ever be Uncovered?

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London After Midnight, the legendary lost Lon Chaney film, still eludes the eyes of the world. Originally released in 1927, the suspense/horror tale was directed by Tod Browning (of ‘Freaks’ notoriety) and adapted from his own short story.

As legend now states, the last known copy of the film was destroyed in the catastrophic vault fire at MGM studios in 1967, and has since then moved into the realms of myth as film lovers … Continue reading

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Top 3 Iconic Horror Movie Characters

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The Horror movie genre is chock-full of a vast and storied range of truly frightening characters that have kept us awake all night, made us afraid to turn off the lights or had us looking over your shoulder in fear for as long we can remember.

While there has not been a villain/killer/psycho to fully capture our imagination in recent years, we’ll always have the iconic horror heroes of the past to keep us entertained.

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Tokyo Shock Cinema – A Retrospective

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Tokyo Shock Cinema – A Retrospective

If you are a horror fan, if you are an Asian film horror fan or if you are an extreme horror fan, you have likely come across one if not more of these wonderfully quirky over-the-top films. The genre has struggled with classifying them as they tend to combine several different influences both Asian an Western. Lets throw out a few classifications, so that … Continue reading

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A Superhero Horror Film: Why the New Spawn has the Potential for Awesomeness

A Superhero Horror Film: Why the New Spawn has the Potential for Awesomeness

by guest writer: Margo Smith

 

As of yet, there is no release date for the upcoming remake of Spawn, but creator Todd McFarlane has said that he is hoping to begin shooting this year and has plans to turn the superhero epic into a horror film. Safely assuming that, like me, many horror fans are also at least moderately fond … Continue reading

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5 Horror Remakes that Sucked and 5 that were Pretty Damn Good

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Remake. Just the very word sends shivers down the spines of many horror fans and feels them with a sense of dread in general. Let’s face it, how many times have you heard that one of your favorite horror films was being remade and you were immediately filled with rage seconds later as a result? It’s happened to me more times that I can remember and my initial reaction every single time I hear that … Continue reading

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The Original Psycho’s Anniversary

The Original Psycho’s Anniversary

by Margo Smith

June 16th is the anniversary of the theatrical release of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. A ground-breaking and disturbing horror-thriller, the movie has spawned a hoard of sequels and remakes, and inspired creepy graphic novels, television series and Halloween costumes since 1960. You have to appreciate a man in a gray wig and house dress, on October 31st! There is no denying that Norman Bates and his mother have … Continue reading

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The Hunger For Retro Horror

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The hunger for vintage and retro horror movies and horror culture has fascinated a large chunk of the horror community for a number of years now, and since I recently put out a book on the VHS rental era and the burgeoning horror VHS collecting scene I’ve discovered just how deep that hunger for classic scares goes. Since the release of VHS ATE MY BRAIN in March, I’ve had all manner of messages from … Continue reading

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The Black Saint’s 10 Best Movies Of The Year

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It’s been such a long year for this old saint. I can honestly say I’ve seen more films this year than ever before and while that might sound awesome to most of you, in actuality it can be something of a chore. Think about it for a hot minute or so, you get to watch nearly every movie released this year but how many of them do you actually have a good time watching? I … Continue reading

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William Castle

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 of suspense and terror. In fact, they’re the creations of a man who is … Continue reading

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Top 20 Horror Christmas Movies

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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

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Top 13 Greatest Serial Killer Movies

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13. Time After Time (1979)
This movie makes the list even though it isn’t really a horror movie. It isn’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. Here’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

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10 Horror Movie Rumors that Never Took Place

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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.

I’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

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Horror News on the Vampires: Pop Culture and Myth Panel at Comikaze

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The “Vampires: Pop Culture and Myth” panel filled up quickly with costumed fans at Stan Lee’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 TV’s Buffy The Vampire Slayer, moderated the panel consisting of FEARnet’s Gavin Hignight, comic book artist Georges Jeanty (TV’s Buffy), Grimm’s creator/writer Jim Kouf, Buffy/Angel’s writer-director David Greenwalt, Bauhaus’ David … Continue reading

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