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Top 13 finest Bruce Campbell moments

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It would be useless to try and rank Bruce Campbell’s films for two reasons: 1) There’d be whiners commenting about the merits of each of the Evil Dead films and why they should each be number one, and 2) You can’t quantify that much greatness. As such, even though I numbered them, this list is really in no particular order.

13. From Dusk Till Dawn II: Texas Blood Money (1999)
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Underworld: What’s Next for Selene

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Now that Underworld: Awakening has been released and bitten into by fans around the world, the question is arising as to where the franchise will go next, if anywhere. While Underworld: Awakening is certainly a complete film in its own right, the story is left wide open for a fifth instalment. Questions are left unanswered, a few plot points are left unresolved, and all seems to be in place for another adventure. … Continue reading

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Countdown to 2012: Alignment, The Mayans and more

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There are many scientific theories and ancient prophecies predicting a massive global (and perhaps even a solar system wide) event to occur on the Winter Solstice of 2012. The theories and predictions and any current events that may correlate with them as we approach the purposed end date are met with healthy skepticism, as they should. While we should consider any and all events that may affect us and Earth, we do … Continue reading

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The Art of Reviewing Horror Films – A website perspective

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As the founder and CEO of Horrornews.net, I can say it’s been an interesting ride seeing, watching and receiving so many horror films per month. I imagine that other sites who offer the same are also pretty inundated with a mailbox full of screeners. For those who don’t run horror sites, I’m sure you are wondering how it all works and what the process is. After all, there hasn’t been a book … Continue reading

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Countdown to 2012: Tipping Point

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Our environment, our world is basically our reality and human impact is affecting its stability. Many speculate that we are approaching a tipping point with the future our existence because of the impact our species has made, and continues to make on the planet with minimal environmental concern. Other speculation concerning the date 12/21/2012 and life on this planet experiencing an evolution of consciousness, fuels interest in confronting the negatives features of our actions as … Continue reading

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Countdown to 2012: Solar Activity and Magnetic Pole Shift

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Solar Activity and Magnetic Pole Shift

Of the many subjects included in the growing 2012 theories, those concerning an increase of solar activity and a magnetic polar shift may be the most lethal to mankind as well as the most realistic. Their possibility of affecting/destroying life on earth is backed by extensive scientific evidence that magnetic polar shifts have occurred numerous times before in earth’s history and that they will happen again.

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Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence Banned In UK

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It has been stated by the BBFC that The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence, has been refused a certification and thus cannot be legally released in the UK. The sequel to the recent horror hit is stylistically different from the first, in that it uses the first film as a piece of fiction rather than actual events. In it, the main character becomes “sexually obsessed” with the film and replicating the onscreen … Continue reading

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Shaun of the Dead – A Masterclass in Longevity

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Once more, an evening has been most enhanced by a viewing of Shaun of the Dead. It’s a film that continues to improve with age, and is still a very long way away from having its delights dulled by the passage of time. The amazing thing is that it came out seven years ago (already? Crikey), and that no matter how many times it finds itself on our screen, it still entertains … Continue reading

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Top 5 Most Badass Women in Horror

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Horror movies typically have strong male characters that are protecting all of the innocent, frail and scared female characters. It is far and few between that horror fans see a woman as the lead in a horror movie, but when they come around, ohhhh man, what a great film it usually is. 

Let’s face it, what guy doesn’t want to see a woman kicking some zombie ass, or chopping the heads off of aliens, all while … Continue reading

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13 Greatest Horror Homages in Tv Series ‘Spaced’

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I’ve been thinking lately about in-references within horror movies (you know, like how in Evil Dead there’s a ripped poster for The Hills Have Eyes in the cellar and in A Nightmare on Elm St. Nancy watches Evil Dead to try and stay awake). One of the people whose referential talents cannot be matched is Edgar Wright, co-writer/director of Shaun of the Dead and, most recently, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. His … Continue reading

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13 Greatest Horror Movies of the ‘40’s and ‘50’s

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13. I Walked with a Zombie (1943)
This movie is basically Jane Eyre in the West Indies with a touch of voodoo thrown in and it relies mostly on merging the dichotomies it spent so long building up: voodoo/Christian, black/white, dead/alive, magic/science. This sense of ambiguity is the only unsettling force in a too-literal plot and otherwise tame film.

12. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
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Giallo: The Dawn of A New Wave?

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There are dark and strange things afoot, which for folks like us is a wonderful thing. Something is bubbling back up to the surface of the moviegoing consciousness, something special. With films such as Black Swan and Amer in recent times bringing a sense of surreal and artistic nastiness to a film climate awash with torture p*rn and artless schlock, are we seeing the resurgence of the Giallo tropes that made that … Continue reading

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Latin Horror: Cinco De Miedo

The Black Saint was lucky enough to be in attendance last night for an evening of horror shorts. All of them either written, produced or directed by Latinos. Subtitled “Cinco De Miedo (a nice take on Cinco De Mayo), The event was held at the Anthology Film Archives on the lower East side of Manhattan & featured a nice selection of shorts followed by a feature. The whole event was put together by Edwin Pagan … Continue reading

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Cinematic Autopsy – The Dissection of the Slasher Genre

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What is the American obsession with seeing screaming victims helplessly hacked to pieces? Since the beginning of the slasher film, many have asked this question. Why this morbid passion has become so phenomenal. Fear, for some, is an emotion that is sought out on a regular basis. “Thrill seekers” of all walks of life enjoy a good scare. Some seek it in outdoor events, such as rock climbing or skydiving. Others prefer roller coasters or … Continue reading

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The Dark Side: Welcome Back To The Shelves

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The Dark Side, The UK’s longest-running horror magazine, is back on the shelves again in what would appear to be something of a spectacular rebirth. The previous incarnation of the magazine vanished due to financial issues brought on by the recession, but it has recently been reborn by scene stalwart Allan Bryce, but this time it is without the assistance of Ken Mills, who has sadly passed away recently. The Dark Side … Continue reading

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Top 13 Most Un-Horror Moments in Horror Films

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13. It (1990)

It is a scary movie, but only because of Tim Curry. Plus, clowns are scary. Other things that are scary: blood coming up from your drain, phantom balloons that pop and spray blood everywhere, pictures that come alive, and people who live in sewers. This miniseries has all of these. The least scary part? The ending. Talk about a letdown. The clown that’s given us nightmares transforms into a terrible stop-motion … Continue reading

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