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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)
Yes, the remake is better (two words, … Continue reading

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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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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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