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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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Spotlight: Mortal Kombat

One of the most successful and beloved fighting arcade games in recent history is also one of the most controversial. To celebrate the much anticipated 2011 re-imaging of Mortal Kombat, we go inside its brutal history, from the timeless feeling of battle in the arcade to the bloody battlefield players can now enjoy at home, this is Mortal Kombat!

Remember arcades, the place where gamers used to gather to play their favorite games and … Continue reading

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Video Nasties: The Covers – part 3 – A Visual list

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Video Nasties: The Covers – part 3
Presenting the entire legendary collection of Video Nasties Box cover art.
At one time the most disturbing horror titles on the market (and off)

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Scream Is Back. What Could Return Next?

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So Scream 4 is here and we are once again in a world where Ghostface is asking people what their favourite scary movie is. Yeah, it’s a sequel, but it’s wonderful that the series didn’t go down the reboot/remake route. Surely there are other franchises out there that are due another sequel? And let’s be serious, no DVD sequels. As much as I enjoy cheap DVD sequels, they rarely do the source … Continue reading

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Sucker Punch: a response to reviewers and critics.

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Right from the get go, I’ll just say: Fuck you moronic motherf*ckers. In the ass. With a candle rolled in broken glass. Now that I feel better, I can begin to speak with a modicum of civility and intelligence. 

Sucker Punch has been getting beat around by critics. The overall gist seems to be that it’s real pretty, but without substance and story, to which I can only respond by asking if … Continue reading

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Paranormal Activity Shadows the Blair Witch

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When filmmakers Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez wrote and directed The Blair Witch Project which debuted in theaters ten years ago this past summer, they ushered in a sub-genre of filmmaking that was part reliant on the power of suggestion, part pre-reality TV, and part old-fashioned exploitation fright film.

Certainly, Blair Witch was a phenomenon in 1999, coming right at the end of perhaps the most pioneering decade in American independent filmmaking, due at least … Continue reading

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Top 10 tips to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse

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So you are sitting at home playing Left for Dead 2 just minding your own business, when you hear gunshots, screaming and a thud at your door. You look outside and you know exactly what has happened, Zombie’s are taking over the world. You turn on the news and see that some biological engineer college senior split a few too many genes and created the Zombie virus which is now infecting the entire area and soon the … Continue reading

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Delamorte’s Dungeon: March Madness Edition

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Hello there Fiend Club!
So here we are. . it’s March and I have so much madness in store for you all! I am now in a new location with a brand new love. . but the freakish fun will continue the exact same way! Just like the homicidal Dexter Morgan. . I am unleashing my “Dark Passenger” on the streets of sunny Florida. . and I hope to meet some new faces real … Continue reading

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Bloody Blender: Zombies VS Demons

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I am quite comfortable at this stage of my life telling you that my favorite horror sub-genre is the zombie film. Killer aliens on spaceships are probably a close second, but I go through long stretches where all I’ll watch is zombie-horror. 

Now, I’m sure there’s some psycho-analyst out there who can spout on and on about the flesh-eating subtext, but I assure you it’s not the cannibalistic … Continue reading

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Top 15 favorite horror movies of the 70′s – Black Saint – part 2

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The Black Saint has been very busy as of late. What with dealing with gale force winds buffeting my mausoleum & some uncommonly warm weather for February, I was in a bit of a tizzy for awhile. Then I had to figure out whether I wanted to eat or pay the mortgage on the mausoleum. I decided on food. I figure my acolytes will all chip in on the whole mortgage brouhaha. They better if … Continue reading

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Video Nasties: The Covers – part 2 – A Visual list

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Video Nasties: The Covers – part 2
Presenting the entire legendary collection of Video Nasties Box cover art.
At one time the most disturbing horror titles on the market (and off)

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Top 13 Best / Worst Horror Movies based on Books

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Books are magical. Immersing yourself in the depths of the written word can whisk you away to the far reaches of imagination and drag you naked through the intricacies of epic tales of love, adventure, romance and horror. Unfortunately, the way I see it, books take a lot of time away from the more important enjoyments in life like drunkenly and maniacally weilding a chainsaw just to f*ck some sh*te up. I have also found … Continue reading

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Horrors of Humanity: More Reasons to Take a Bath – Jodi Arias

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Beads of water quickly turn scarlet as steel repeatedly pierces naked flesh. Screams overpower the symphony of a spraying shower as the cleansing stream becomes the arterial splatter of death. The crumpling body grasps at the shower curtain in vein. Its once protecting vinyl now entangles wet and bleeding flesh as a mortuary shroud.

This is death experienced within a shower scene, one of the most famous visual examples of biological exit within cinematic horror. … Continue reading

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Horrors of Humanity: Atrocious Crimes

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Who says films don’t influence crime? And who cares anyway? In California, a large man wearing a Michael Meyer Halloween mask raped a woman while carrying a large knife. Donald Pleasance was not there to try and shoot him.

There’s an old Roald Dahl story called “Lambs to the Slaughter” in which a woman beats her husband to death with a lamb, which she then serves to the investigating police officers who … Continue reading

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Top 15 favorite horror movies of the 70′s – Black Saint – part 1

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As I peruse the varied articles posted here on Horrornews.net I am constantly amazed at the amount of information that is disseminated each & everyday. I’m especially intrigued by the “Lists” columns. There are so many categories of lists that I never would have thought of posted weekly, And all of them are very entertaining & informative. I thought about what I could contribute to this long line of lists and I decided to make … Continue reading

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