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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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Top 20 Scariest Movies of All Time – Part 2

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Also see Top 20 Scariest Movies of All Time – Part 1

11- [REC] (both 1 and 2)
A forefront winner in the cinema verite category that engages the user much like a video game might. The things that pop out and attack the camera are damn creepy and frightful to behold. The American film “Quarantine” was a direct copy, but lacked some of the original appeal. … Continue reading

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Top 20 Scariest Movies of All Time – Part 1

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With Halloween around the corner, we wanted to make sure we included our mark on the top 20 scariest films of all time. The selections have been scrutinized over and in fact mirror many other such lists. Though we’d added a few surprises that I think get forgotten from time to time. I wanted to point out something painfully obvious.

Alot of our scariest films occurred at the 70′s end years. I don’t think it’s … Continue reading

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The 13 Coolest, Most Badass Bad Guys in Horror Movie History

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So, in my mind, amongst horrible and bloody thoughts of you, I have a growing mass of villains and horror icons that I both love and admire and yet, have never really seen any such compilation from any other esteemed and notable columnist that wasn’t the same old regurgitated sh*t being used over and used over for the sake of churning out another mediocre horror-themed article. It occurred to me while drunk and sharpening axes, … Continue reading

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Did You Hear the One About?

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A young couple decides to head to a secluded area for a little make-out session. As the date begins, the music is interrupted by a news report stating a mental patient with a hook for a hand has escaped from an institution.

The couple pays no attention. Initially, the date starts out fun and a bit steamy. As the couple continues their date, the girl hears scratches on the car door. She tells her boyfriend … Continue reading

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Dai Of The Dead: Macabre Families Horror Fans Wish They Could Have Grown Up With

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Macabre Families Horror Fans Wish They Could Have Grown Up With

Television families have always been a staple from every generation since the dawning of the Boob tube. Most of the generations have grown up watching The Cleavers, The Osmonds, The Jacksons, The Partridges, and the Bradys among others but thankfully true horror fans have had families to grow up watching as well. We are gonna talk about the top horror/macabre families that most horror … Continue reading

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Horror is No Laughing Matter

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WARNING: The following article may be controversial and objective to some without an open mind. While most of my articles are informative (this is as well) this one is strongly opinionated. A sense of humor is not required….

I just thought I’d unleash some personal opinions on the mixing of the Horror and Comedy genres. Why is there such a combination? Horror is supposed to leave you with an uneasy feeling of dread, fright and … Continue reading

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Horrors of Humanity: The Revenge of Erotica

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It is mankind that is responsible for all of the horrors of the real world. It is my belief that mankind is a cosmic virus in need of eradication, but that is just the opinion of a misanthrope and irrelevant within the scope of this article. Anger, hatred, and violence are at the root of many of these horrors but are they all unwarranted? This is where the concepts of revenge and vengeance come into … Continue reading

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American Horror Story – Possibly A New Fan Favorite

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The premiere of FX’s new horror themed show AMERICAN HORROR STORY happened tonight and I must say that I have a few words about it. It’s about time that a network grew the type of gonads that horror fans (who aren’t die hard zombie fans) have been screaming for on network television! AMERICAN HORROR STORY is about a family who moved into a mansion in LA that has quite a few skeletons … Continue reading

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Blackmail (1992): Sometimes a Cigar is a Hitch(cocktail)

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Alfred Hitchcock’s Blackmail marked the first time, in British cinematic history, that sound was used for an entire feature film. The infamous American musical The Jazz Singer (1927) has been cited as the first film to use dialogue; however, Al Jolson’s notorious film barely passes as a “talkie” as it incorporated only a “few” lines of dialogue. When considering the inability to adequately market a full-“talkie” at the time (only 20% of theatres could … Continue reading

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Senseless Censorship Hits The Horror Genre Again

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When The Pot Calls The Kettle TOO BLACK:
Senseless Censorship Hits The Horror Genre Again

We all have heard the stories and even some of us have experienced discrimination based on our involvement or love of the horror industry; but when it happens to a written publication and comes from hypocritical entities that reproduce content on the same lines as what they are trying to censor, well it’s time to call them out.

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Top 10 Most Stereotyped Characters in Horror Films

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Every horror fan knows that horror films have more stereotyped characters in them than a rabbi, priest and a black guy who walk into a bar. But why is this? Is it because these types of people are so easy to make fun? Or is it because there is just a shortage of original ideas for characters? Look at it this way, we all like to see the dumb blonde die, or the stupid teenage get his … Continue reading

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Politics of the Dead

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Growing up as a horror fan living in New Jersey meant that I was inundated by Lloyd Kaufman’s Troma films, a ridiculous amount of zombie films and, of course, Jersey Devil films. Since I had long ago adopted the typical horror fan’s code of skepticism (that is, many of us have a tendency to reject mainstream thinking and authority figures – sometimes simply for the sake of rejecting anyone telling us what to … Continue reading

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Character Profiles: The Walking Dead: Andrea

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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 look at Andrea.

Andrea is one of the Atlanta camp survivors. Playing Andrea is Laurie Holden. She was a successful civil rights attorney living in Florida before the outbreak. While traveling with her sister Amy they became stranded … Continue reading

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