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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:

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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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Top 60 Disturbing Horror Music Videos of All Time – Part 5

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41- Marilyn Manson – Tourniquet

Marilyn Manson excels in disturbing videos, though most of this goes to director Floria Sigismondi who knows how to connect nightmares and music under one shell. MM is the perfect subject model to experiment with in surreal situations. This remains one of the top disturbing music videos of all time.

42- Slipknot – Wait And Bleed

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Top 60 Disturbing Horror Music Videos of All Time – Part 6

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51- Depeche Mode – Wrong

52- American Head Charge – All Wrapped Up

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Top 25 Best Serial Killer Movies of All Time – Part 2

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See Top 25 Best Serial Killer Movies of All Time – Part 1

13- Jennifer Eight (1992)
This is one of those classic serial killer films that came earlier than the others. A serial killer of blind girls, now there’s an interesting concept. This film was an earlier role for Uma Thurman who played the blind girl Helana Robertson. I  believe this film brought her name into higher acting circles that attracted roles such as … Continue reading

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Top 10 Stephen King Films of All Time

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There are dozens (literally, I counted) of films, television movies, mini-series, short films, and even television series based on the works of Stephen King. So picking a list of just ten titles to claim as his “Top 10 Films” takes alot of thought and effort and decision making. Should I include the short films, many of which are hard to find and only limited audiences have ever seen? What about TV movies, or TV miniseries? … Continue reading

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The Horror of Social Ignorance

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“I want to study Gothic literature and film adaptations.”

“Oh?” The professor advising me on my academic career path sat back in his chair. “Do you think you might know a time period?”

“I haven’t decided on that. I was thinking post-World War II. Begin with Lovecraft, work my way up to Bloch, Matheson, Blatty.”

“Hmm…well, for the time period you’re speaking of, it’s becomes a matter of you may be facing an uphill battle as … Continue reading

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Top 13 Weird Weapons in Horror Films

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Joey Danikan: you are amazing. Thank you for this idea. I owe you one.

1. Pogo stick—Leprechaun (1993)
“Try as they will, and try as they might, who steals me gold won’t live through the night.”
So says the leprechaun at the heart of this franchise. Let’s just forget about the sequels, which turned to drivel by the time Back 2 tha Hood came around. The first film was pretty good though. And … Continue reading

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The Bloody Brief – A Horror Comparison

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So today I am quite pleased to introduce a new feature here at The Bloody Blender called “The Bloody BRIEF”. Pretty catchy and original huh? “But Loren, what is The Bloody Brief? What’s it all about and why are you doing it? Have you seen Timecop?” For those who have been religiously following my column to date (all 1.7 of you) you are no doubt familiar with the fact that I like to BLAB about a group of … Continue reading

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Character Profiles: The Walking Dead: Rick Grimes

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 shall take a look at our favorite cop from Georgia, Rick Grimes. He is the central character to the series and one of the most complex.

Stepping into the shoes of an everyman cop turned hero during the zombie apocalypse, Rick Grimes, is Andrew Lincoln. After … Continue reading

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Hostile Rebirth of Horror: The Morality of Eli Roth’s Hostel 1 and 2

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Not since the late 1970s and early 1980s when woman revenge films like I Spit on Your Grave and social critiques like Cannibal Holocaust were released has the horror industry produced a burst of socially provocative films like the current wave of violently graphic horror flicks conversing with the existence of torture in Western society. Recent productions over the past decade such as the Saw franchise created by Asian-Australian filmmaker James Wan, the psychological thrillers of … Continue reading

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