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HorrorNews.net says Google+ and Get on Board!

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If you’ve been on vacation for the last 2 weeks, you’ll want to seriously consider grabbing your Google+ Business Page. Usually I don’t use this site for social media advice, but I see enough relevance to warrant some movement in the Horror community.

First the basics:
1- create a personal profile
THEN
2- create a Business page (if applicable)

You’ll have to follow in that order, … Continue reading

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11.11.11 – A Beginning to the End??

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Yes, today is what I call the peak day for new Agers and numerologists. It also happens to be the day for a few important films to debut, though that’s just savvy marketing at work. You can read our review on the Darren Bousman release by the same title, though for me I have my eyes set on seeing “Immortals”.

I’m guessing that the search for this date will … Continue reading

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Nietzsche and Marxism in Eli Roth’s ‘Hostel’

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As has already been stated, I’m a graduate student over at Penn State, and when I first arrived there, there was all this talk in my courses by my fellow graduate students about this guy by the name of Foucault. Grad students were saying, “Oh, well, Foucault says, this and Foucault says that.” I didn’t even know who this guy Foucault was and I was getting a little sick and tired of hearing what Mr. Know-It-All Foucault … Continue reading

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Dolls of a Feather – Scary Creepy Dolls for your Pleasure

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When I was just a wee and strange little child I had two great loves in life – Barbie dolls and ghost stories. The only trouble with Barbie is that pink lame kind of leaves me feeling nauseated and a sparkly corvette is by no means my idea of a dream car. So I spent a good many childhood hours stitching Barbie up my idea of a dream wardrobe and spray painting her corvette black … Continue reading

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Inspired by Actual Events – A Horror Incentive

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Based on actual events.’ ‘Inspired by actual events.’ Both phrases are often used to market movies, especially horror movies. Nothing drives fans in flocks to a movie theater faster than watching “real life” horror flash before their eyes. The mere idea of something frightening actually happening to some poor bloke makes audiences scream with excitement and gets their adrenaline running. But what are these ‘actual events?’

We go into a movie thinking that whatever is … Continue reading

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Horror Trends in Television

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Television tends to move in trends, in terms of what is popular and what is not. For example, during different points in time, things like sitcoms, soap operas, and reality shows have been extremely common, but none of these sorts of shows seem to stay on top indefinitely. One of the most interesting such trends lately has been the extent to which dark, horror-themed shows have taken over viewers’ interests. It used to be that … Continue reading

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Top 15 Water Based Horror Films

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It was a conversation from Dai and her not liking aquatic films that prompted me to create this list just for her. As I gathered the most notable titles in this area, I began to realize that there were alot of water-based films that I really liked. In fact, I’ll go as far to say as “favorites”. Though there is a bit of difficulty when creating a purely aquatic list. That being the level … Continue reading

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Horror Website – An Insight Perspective – Database Domination

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He (or she) who has the biggest database wins!
It’s funny as you evolve as a web site and begin to take the marketing study end seriously, you also learn of what makes a web site tick and what is needed to move ahead into the market. Now of course this doesn’t take away more important things like “quality writing”, “a staff who are NOT viewed as ass holes and insight … Continue reading

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Top 10 Horror Films from the 90′s That Weren’t Awful

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Of course, we all remember the Scream films and maybe include The Blair Witch Project on a list of non-sucky 90′s horror flicks, but as a young one coming up in that decade, I remember the theaters containing a whole lot of awful horror.

Granted, I enjoyed the film greatly, but I remember at one time that Wes Craven’s New Nightmare was the best horror film I’d seen in a theater. If that doesn’t indicate … Continue reading

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Character Profiles: The Walking Dead: Dale Horvath

Now that the much anticipated Season 2 of The Walking Dead has begun, each week I’ll continue to be bringing you a special look at our beloved cast of characters. This week we’ll look at Dale Horvath.

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Possession, Movies and True Stories

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Possession is surely a topic up for plenty of discussion in today’s society as it has been in the past. There are those who believe it exists and those who think it is nonsense. Some religions recognize it as a real phenomenon while science views it as undiagnosed health problems.

Despite this, the movie world has not shied away from the subject and has created a few frighteningly disturbed movies that feature … 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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New York Comic Con: Nightmare at the Javits

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The Comic Con of New York, like that of San Diego, is the geek version of Mecca. Here you can find everything entertainment related from toys and television to comic books and film. Even Anime makes an appearance at the NYCC. Free swag is found at every turn and there is a lot to do – assuming you get around the place without being trampled, lost, and knocked unconscious or being forced into a warehouse … Continue reading

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New York Comic Con: Top 10 Best Things

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Hello again, True Believers! If you read my initial thoughts on the NYCC then you were expecting this Top 10. If you have NOT read that piece then, well – shame on you! The New York Comic Con is geek central. It is the Mecca for all things movies/tv, pop culture, comic books and anime. Despite some of the negative things there are some that are also good. This list will take care of those … Continue reading

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When Everything Is Dark…Turn On The Night by John Everson

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When Everything Is Dark…Turn On The Night
By John Everson

Editor’s note: Go to the new site for The Pumpkin Man: http://www.thepumpkinman-horror.com and ask the online Ouija Board your darkest questions! And then enter the Contest to win free autographed John Everson books or e-books, as well as autographed CDs from the band New Years Day. Make sure you note that you are entering the … Continue reading

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How Do You Take Your Zombies? Fast or slow?

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Scenario 1:
You are walking in cemetery one dark, dreary night (not sure why, but this seems to happen a lot in scenarios like this). You are alone and the only sound you can hear are your footsteps making crackling sounds on the dead leaves. Suddenly, you notice movement from the graves
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Then, hands, arms, and finally bodies begin to ascend slowly from the graves. “Zombies!” you say, all slowly limping toward … Continue reading

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