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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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Top 10 Horror Movies that Could Happen

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Horror movies, not like urban legends, are not likely to be based on a grain of fact. They can be based on some long lost ancient myth passed down from American Indian tribe to tribe. I look at horror movies and I ponder how much fantasy is present vs. realism. I want to know if it is possible for someone to kill me in my dreams or to never die.

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Tokyo Gore style – a Retrospective on the Films and Trends

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If you are a horror fan, if you are an Asian film horror fan or if you are an extreme horror fan, you have likely come across one if not more of these wonderfully quirky over-the-top films. The genre has struggled with classifying them as they tend to combine several different influences both Asian an Western. Lets throw out a few classifications, so that we are on the right page.

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Horror Fandom: Giving Back Some Scares

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Have you ever wanted to create your own horror masterpiece? Have you ever wanted to give something back to the genre that you love and join in the fun? Brilliant. We’re honoured to have you as fellow fans. Seriously, it’s a brave step for any fan to take. There comes a time in many horror fans’ lives in terror when a certain thought occurs; “Now it’s MY turn.” This is how countless … Continue reading

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Trailers, trailers and well ……more trailers!

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We got a small comment on one of our trailers today, and it got me to THINKING about a short article that I’ve been holding off on. Namely, it’s this Internet issue with trailers. Now, my first comment would be that there is no issue, as we love trailers and love to be able to do a quick query on any title to find one.

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Top 10 Horror Comedies

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If you are a horror genre connoisseur, you already know that it helps to break the ice with an occasional horror comedy. This of course is most effective when done right. As I contemplated a top list, it occurred to me that 10 wouldn’t be enough, so with that said I am presenting the Top 10 Horror Comedies knowing full well that there are more than 10 that just wont make this list. It’s probably … Continue reading

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Spotlight: Fantasy Director Guillermo Del Toro

“When I was a very young child, about 2 years old, I woke up one night after watching an Outer Limits episode called ‘The Mutant’. I was so scared by it that I started to see green ants on the wall and monsters in my closet. That’s exactly the moment when I made a pact with the monsters. I told them “If you’re nice to me and let me go to the bathroom, I’ll … Continue reading

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A Dummies Guide to Zombies! Part 3

So far you’ve seen films and have played games with the undead, now you can feed your head with some good old fashioned zombie literature! Lets get started:

Marvel Zombies (2005-Present)

Synopsis: A comic book meta-series, Marvel Zombies introduces us to our favorite heroes in a unique way. The series features zombified versions of Marvel Universe superheroes. Marvel Zombies started out as a limited series by Robert Kirkman and Sean Phillips. The … Continue reading

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Horror Classics: Titles That Never Lose Their Power

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As fans of the horror genre, we find ourselves in something of a unique position. Where many so-called ‘Genre Classics’ in other areas of cinema and literature tend to date and lose some of their lustre (be it due to societal changes in the way issues are perceived, the technology used in the making of the films or whatever), while there are countless examples of horror films that have not only dated … Continue reading

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