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2012: Science of Superstition

2012: Science of Superstition

I went to see the movie “2012 Science or Superstition” on December 21 2008, it was a sneak preview of the highly informative film at the Downtown Independent in Los Angeles. It was pretty cool to see a movie about 2012 on the big screen but my experience was also escalated because it was the Winter Solstice, 4 years to the day before the much speculated date of 12/21/2012. The movie was quite entertaining yet … Continue reading

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Top 15 Worst Horror Franchise Follow ups after Horror Classics

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Yes, you have voiced your opinion over and over about how remakes and sequels should shut the hell up and you could make the best horror movie ever if you only had the budget that was wasted on these current, needless continuations and resurrections, right? Well, you smug little asshole, every sequel or remake has been based upon impressions of what the target audience wants to see these days as a mass. These companies put … Continue reading

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Top 10 list of Horror Films Involving a Mask

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Let’s face it – masks and horror movies go together like cold beer on a warm day. They’re inherently creepy for all sorts of deep-seated, psychological reasons and are usually more than a little awesome. So, we figured it’d be fun to do our round-up of the Top Ten Horror Movies to Feature a Mask. Dust off your dead skin mask, put on some Slipknot and heat up the popcorn.

10 – Predator (1987)
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Finding Quigley: An American Scream Queen

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A high school music teacher sticks around after class to tickle the ivories and sing a few tunes he learned in his youth. 

His glory days are long gone but if he closes his eyes he relives just a little piece of them…in his head anyway. He was once just another guy that played in a band, but to his students he paints a very different picture. 

To them he was a … Continue reading

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Horror On The Kindle: A New Frontier

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The Amazon Kindle (and Kindle apps for Android and iOS devices) has really caught the imagination of a lot of readers around the world, and has given a lot of writers (myself included) a genuine chance to have their work seen by a potentially massive audience who otherwise may have missed out on them altogether. Horror on the Kindle is well represented by a wide variety of writers both new and established, … Continue reading

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Horror Don’t Movies – An Overview of The Don’t Factor

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I know what a lot of you are going to think about me writing about “Don’t” movies: “WhatEVER dude…you ripped this idea off from the ‘Grindhouse’ trailer! Why don’t you try and be ORIGINAL for a change, and write about something that DOESNT SUCK douchebag!”

To that I say: “WRONG!”

My fascination for the “Don’t” movie actually stems back to the summer between my Junior and Senior years of High School. i.e. The summer of … Continue reading

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Ghosts and Goblins – in film and Beyond

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Ghosts have always been present from the moment man could make up stories about the unexplained. The Bible even references ghosts in various parts to help put an almost tangible creature to help explain some unexplainable events or interactions between people and the ‘unknown’. Even Jesus is referenced as part of the Holy Ghost or Holy Spirit. But where would horror be with-out the basis of ghost and goblins? 

What is a ghost … Continue reading

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Horror Website – An Insight Perspective – Commenting part 2 (spam bots)

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Hey everyone, Glad you could join me for another “running a horror web site” article. Today, something caught my eye that as a Marketing person seemed too interesting not to comment on. I’m sure like myself, there are many who rub blogs, deal with comments and often are confused with the content in comments. Now, it goes without saying that if a comment contains vulgarities, swearing or such that it instantly transported … Continue reading

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The Art of Ocular Violence – Eye Violence in Horror

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Hello there and welcome to my little corner of the video store. Don’t mind all of the strange looks the other customers are giving you. I know what you are here for and today is your lucky day. I have some suggestions for you to keep your EYE out for. You might want to listen up because you SEE today I’m going to show you some tapes that contain something any of you reading this will … Continue reading

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Spotlight: The Twilight Zone (1959-1964)

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You’re stuck between a rock and a hard place, you think you have your whole life figured out, then you’re swimming in the paranormal, things suddenly happen that you can’t explain. You’ve stepped into…the Twilight Zone! Even if you never have seen an episode, The Twilight Zone has such a cult following and is so extraordinary in the sci-fi/fantasy/horror community, I’m sure you have heard the theme song before. Did you know that even … Continue reading

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Crisis in Horror: A Call to Horror Fans – Take Action!

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One could say that the last bastion of free thought and free speech is the Internet. It is here that we have the opportunity to say whatever the f*ck we like, whenever the f*ck we like, at whatever the f*ck speed we like. However, there is growing concern that this may one day draw to a close – and sooner rather than later.

Some of you reading this are already saying, great another article on net neutrality … Continue reading

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Top 10 Signs that you Might be in a Horror Movie

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Every year many people die because they do not realize that they are in a horror movie. These people end up getting stabbed, shot or tortured because they didn’t realize the tall-tale-signs. As lovely readers of Horror News, I do not want you to go on living without knowing the signs that you may in a horror movie. So below I have created a list of ten sure signs that you may be in a horror movie. In the … Continue reading

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Horror Website – An Insight Perspective – Commenting

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Welcome to another session of running a horror website. This week I’m going to discuss the art of commenting. Or maybe “lack of” for that matter.

Now for those who already run a blog, know there are 3 types of comments. 1 – the valid credible comment. This kind is the honest opinion, the concerned reader, the person who has something worthwhile to say. We all hope for those kinds.

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Film Music – A quick look at horror scores

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Can you hum the theme to The Twilight Zone? Of course you can, it’s an oscillation of three notes. Do you think you could pick up cello for the first time and work out the melody line of Jaws? I have every confidence in you. Oh, here’s a good one. Using a lint filter and a nylon sock, recreate the soundtrack to Psycho. Okay stop, it’s annoying.

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Top 10 Recommended Foreign Films

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More often than not, when I find myself in a conversation with someone else about horror flicks, it goes through the gross stuff, the slashers, the big names and the ones so bad that everyone knows them. Within a few minutes, we’re through all of the “have you seen this?” and “have you seen that?” of the regular horror film diet, and then we’re left with little else than to start making sexual innuendo or … Continue reading

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Paranoia Activity – Horror in the Mind

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Horror movies have been a big part of my life. I was told that my first horror movie was Clive Barker’s “Hellraiser” though I can’t really remember much about that time seeing as I was about four years old. Time has passed and I am now a horror movie junkie.

I have watched and forced my sisters to watch, some of the scariest stuff to the most idiotic. If it’s horror, it’s in my DVD … Continue reading

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Top 10 Animated Horror Movies

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When you think of animated movies you probably think of two thinks, children’s movies and Pixar. Well after reading this list you will now associate animated movies with horror. The world of animation is really a great one in horror because with animation the limits are endless. Advances in CGI are changing the way we look live action films, but most horror films don’t have the budget for CGI. So for outrageous, wild horror scenes that you could only … Continue reading

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Serial Killers: Dr. Harold Shipman

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Ladies and gentleman hold on to your grannies and don’t let them go to the doctor. Because if you do they just might not make it back alive.

This was the usual case for the 236 confirmed victims of Dr. Harold Shipman the Angel of Death in England. He has one of the largest confirmed body counts in the world. With more than 100 + assumed victims under his belt, he is … Continue reading

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A Nightmare on the big Screen – A Retrospect on the film and remake

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It would appear that the mighty Freddy Krueger is about to be beaten by his greatest nemesis of all: Apathy. Initial reviews of the remake of A Nightmare On Elm Street are not all that favourable, and each new one I see seems to cement the opinion that this was a big mistake even further. It was a done deal to bring icons like Jason Voorhees, Leatherface and Michael Myers back to the big screen, … Continue reading

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Top 10 Horror Films About Camping

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If  you are a horror film buff, then you know what bad, horrible things that can happen while camping.  So, before you head out into the great beyond, read my list of the ten best horror films about camping. Then after you finish, you can decide whether or not you really want to go camping.

Some of the films below are equally bad and some are equally good so they are in no particular order.  

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Top 20 Satanic Movies

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“Satanic” in the company of these films is something best kept loose. While some entries featured the devil in all his nastiness, others merely featured the antichrist or a possession “by” the antichrist. Still taking it one layer deeper, maybe it was just a nasty ass demon calling the shots (under his masters will) …..Well, maybe it’s better to say a pretty high ranking one. (Was Exorcist really about the devil or just one of … Continue reading

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