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Top 10 Zombie Films Worth Your Time

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I sit to begin this list with the background noise of Romero’s Day of the Dead playing, and it’s a great flick to have as motivation for putting together a list like the one I’m about to compile.

It’s not a part of this list, which is no slight; this list isn’t necessarily about the best, most common or most loved zombie flicks. If it was, Day of the Dead would probably be around #6 … Continue reading

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Tortured Over Being Misunderstood

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Saw has ultimately become the most popular of the so-called “torture p*rn” franchises in existence. This subgenre of the horror industry has become a hotly contested subject. Is torture p*rn right? Should we support it as fans? Perhaps a better question to ask is, “Does torture p*rn even really exist?”

In the Freshman Rhetoric and Composition course I teach, we call the release of Saw VI an exigence – meaning an “event” or “thing” worth responding … Continue reading

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Goth and Horror

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Modern day Goth has evolved from the 80’s punk ties being first coined by a band manager Anthony Wilson of ‘Joy Division’. He described the band as ‘Gothic compared to the pop mainstream’ the scene eventually started taking on a more ‘Gothic’ look, dressing in darken clothing, mimicking the tall shadow filled buildings of the Gothic Period.

Goth transformed from its musical sub-culture to a way of rebelling against the average daily … Continue reading

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Character Profiles: The Walking Dead: Shane Walsh

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In anticipation for Season 2 of The Walking Dead, each week I’ll be bringing you a special look at our beloved cast of characters. This week we will take a look at Shane Walsh. The man that everyone loves to hate, who has apparent anger issues and is Rick’s best friend.

Portraying Shane is Jon Bernthal. Shane is Rick’s best friend since high school and partner in … Continue reading

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The Brain Dead Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

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Disclaimer: Result of death during Zombie Apocalypse after reading this guide may still occur. Author has no liability for reader’s safety.

Hiking to the heights of Bear Brooke in the middle of the night, little Sammie and her boyfriend Joe are looking for a fun and interesting experience. Everything in this whole park is closed, not a human is in sight. But wait, Joe’s ears catch something low and baritone-like.

“What was that?” He stopped … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Horror Actresses and Filmmakers

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With the advent of the prosumer camcorder, more and more “filmmakers” are coming out of the woodwork in a similar fashion to the infamous GWC’s of the modeling industry. 

Basically a GWC is a “guy with a camera” or “guy with camera.” These are males with little to no equipment who hold nude modeling shoots usually for their “private collection.” Often, once they’ve gotten the model naked, they’ll either proposition the model or push the boundaries even … Continue reading

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Murder, Media, Macabre Collectibles and Killer Publicity

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What is America’s fascination with holding cold blooded killers’ status at a celebrity level? The higher the body count, the more fame is pasted to the infamous name. Many choose to write books on them, make movies about them and even make fan clubs or websites devoted in their honor (or in some cases, freedom, such as Charles Manson or Tex Watson). Is this dark fascination (and sometimes extreme obsession) with these criminals growing in … Continue reading

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Top 10 Horror-themed Thriller TV series of 2011

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Ok, horror fans, it’s that time again to round up this Fall‘s selections in the horror / fantastical arena. There are a few familiar returns with a few new faces as well. Of course, the ones that ARE returning are personal favs of mine, so no harm there. From this list of returning champions we have “True Blood”, “Supernatural”, “The Walking Dead”, and “Fringe”. We did lose a few from last year, which includes “V”, … Continue reading

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Horror, Religion, & Voodoo

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Horror historically always seems to hover around the aspect of religion, good defeating evil for that matter all early wars evolved around religion until the true discovery of using petroleum as a fuel, now we fight about religion and oil but I am almost crossing the line about politics!

The 1791 Slave Rebellion in Haiti is a classic example of good defeating evil sort of… People of the day held religion as their highest priority. … Continue reading

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Top 10 Historical Torture Devices

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 I am not talking about Sadism and Masochism or affectionately abbreviated S&M a favorite past time of… well that is a whole other story… Torture can be perceived as one of the earliest forms of entertainment.

Very popular during the Medieval ages and still popular today with the popularity of the Saw Series of movies whose total budget for all 6 films was $47Million but has taken in a cool $731million+ or close … Continue reading

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Character Profiles: The Walking Dead: Glenn

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In anticipation for Season 2 of The Walking Dead, each week I’ll be bringing you a special look at our beloved cast of characters. This week we’ll take a look at Glenn. Glenn is the first survivor in Atlanta that Rick encounters. Playing Glenn is Steven Yuen and he is spot on as Glenn!

Glenn is a survivor. Once a pizza delivery boy, he is very … Continue reading

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Top 10 Horror Movies that got me thru Highschool

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In a sentence that I feel will hit hard at home with a bunch of horror fans, I wasn’t a wildly popular young man as my high school career began. Through time and fiercely sticking to being the man that I am, I won over a great deal of folks, but it was certainly a war of attrition, one that took people I liked, lusted for and loved away from my life throughout the years.

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Top 10 Most OverHyped Movies in History

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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. A quick example would be “Top Horror Films of the Decade.”

Type that in to googizzle and what do you come back with? 19,600,000 hits, that’s what! Why do I tell you this? Get ready for 19,600,001…
Top Horror Films of the Decade:

I’m just messin with ya, … Continue reading

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Family, Dysfunction and Battle Royale

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Battle Royal is one of those films which come out of Japan and make people look and say to each other “WTF Japan”. The film shows the rapid creation, destruction and perseverance of family structures. That’s academic talk for explain how and why people create families in tense situations. It happens all the time. Look at high school or your workplace. People have roles they fall into and they see themselves as a family unit. … Continue reading

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Top 10 Movies that Scared the Hell Out of Me

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I realize that different things scare different people. I am scared to death of clowns, monkeys, and robots (God help me if I am ever attacked by a robot dressed like a clown that has a pet monkey with it, while these things may not bother anyone else in the least little bit. The same thing can be said about movies. I know a lot of people who were really freaked out by “The Blair … Continue reading

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Character Profiles: The Walking Dead: Lori and Carl Grimes

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In anticipation for Season 2 of The Walking Dead, each week I’ll be bringing you a special look at our beloved cast of characters. This week we will focus on Lori and Carl Grimes. Rick’s family is his priority. Let’s look at them.

Stepping into the shoes of Lori Grimes is Sarah Wayne Callies. Carl Grimes is portrayed by Chandler Riggs. Believing Rick to be dead, Lori takes Carl and follows Shane Walsh … Continue reading

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Defining Crap – A look at Horror Movies – A fan perspective

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So the other night I cooked up a massive plate of buffalo wings and sat down for a sweet viewing of “Rabid Grannies”. Seemed like a pretty solid venture to me: A movie about two 80+ year old women who become possessed by demons and go on a MURDEROUS rampage. My kind of stuff! Right??  Well…maybe not. Even though this movie had all the hallmarks of stuff I get a lot of enjoyment from, somehow it just didn’t work … Continue reading

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Top 60 Disturbing Horror Music Videos of All Time – Part 1

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While, it’s fair to say that music videos don’t get as many opportunities to explore horror themes as I would like, there still is an impressive helping of ones over the years that have visited the horror genre in an interesting way. We owe some of the greater accomplishments to video directors such as Floria Sigismondi, Samuel Bayer and Chris Cunningham.  I’ve assembled a pretty eclectic mix of horror themed music videos that have paid … Continue reading

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Top 60 Disturbing Horror Music Videos of All Time – Part 2

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11- NIN Inch Nails – Happiness In Slavery

12- Mein Teil – Rammstein

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Top 60 Disturbing Horror Music Videos of All Time – Part 3

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21- Skinny Puppy – Worlock

22- The Horrors – Sheena Is A Parasite

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Top 60 Disturbing Horror Music Videos of All Time – Part 4

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31- Marilyn Manson – Sweet Dreams

32- Meshuggah – Bleed

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