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The 10 Best Halloween Horror Films

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We at HorrorNews.net, know that tis the season to pull out the Halloween themed greats that focus on the Halloween season itself. There isn’t alot of movies that fit the bill, but these will definitely do the trick.

Since Nosferatu (1922) rose from his coffin in GM Munreau’s classic silent movie of Dracula, cinematographers have loved to scare the pants off of their audience. No time of the year is better than Halloween to do this, so here … Continue reading

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Horror Remakes: The Ones That Worked!

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By following the most successful horror films in history, Hollywood remakes ultimately have a thankless task. Some manage to re-enact the spirit of the original with new special effects and creative plot twists, while others fall alarmingly short, providing tiresome makeovers without any real thought. Here are three that worked, just in time for Halloween:

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Remaking Dawn of the Dead was a difficult task because George Romero’s original is such … Continue reading

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Top 10 True Story Based Horror Movies

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While it’s safe to say that most horror films are works of fiction, there have been a small hand full that have actually been based on or “inspired from” true stories that have occurred in the past. In fact, it’s also safe to say that most horror films have been “inspired” from something or other, however this list pays tribute to the top 10 horror films that are more closely based on true stories.

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What To Expect From The Walking Dead’s Season Four Premiere

It’s going to be zombies, guts, and gore galore when The Walking Dead finally returns to AMC for the season four premiere. We most recently got a look into what we can expect from the episode by way of a 30-second clip that debuted during the series finale of Breaking Bad. Even though plenty of folks are still mourning the death of that much loved, universally acclaimed show, at … Continue reading

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Frankenstein, My Old Man, and the Hippies

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One of the first movies I remember seeing was Universal’s Son of Frankenstein, starring Karloff as the monster and Lugosi as Ygor. I’m not certain but, by juxtaposing the memory with others, my guess is that I was four years old. It was on Chiller Theater, a weekend late-show aired out of Pittsburgh. Watching the screen with eyes wide, I sat safe and snug on the couch with my dad, an aficionado of horror movies who was breaking me … Continue reading

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The Good, The Bad and The Insidious: What’s in a sequel

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Insidious Chapter 2 is enjoying remarkable box office success on its opening weekend, bringing in a whopping $42 million on a small $5 million budget. Incredible. The reviews have been mixed as best, however. At the time of this writing, the film has a 37% on Rotten Tomatoes, a 39% on Metacritic and a B+ on CinemaScore. Listening to episode 24 of the Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast, you will hear hosts The … Continue reading

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Top 10 Horror Video Games

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The Top 10 Horror Video Games was a tough list to come up with, because there are so many great horror video games to choose from. I completely composed this list of next generation console games (Xbox 360 and Playstation 3), so you should be able to go out and purchase these titles at your local game retailer just in time for Christmas. Also, I had to determine what I … Continue reading

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Top 25 Weirdest Horror Movies I’ve Ever Seen

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If your like me, you find yourself frequently growing tired of redundancy in the horror market. You know what I’m talking about…..a group of teens go on a road trip, campers terrorized by woods folks, slasher has rough childhood and grows up, scientist’s secret virus gets loose..shall I go on? In any case, you might change your whole perspective by occasionally throwing on something that is far outside of mainstream and richly inventive. Now out … Continue reading

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The World’s End: Mid-Life Crisis of Faith? (spoilers included)

 

Okay, folks, I’m going to try something here. I hope you’ve seen The World’s End by this point. You have, haven’t you? The last entry in Edgard Wright and Simon Pegg’s Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy? You really should see it. It’s a good time. Also, I’m about to spoil the ever loving shit out of it in a moment here, so I suggest watching the movie first. I don’t think this entry … Continue reading

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Anticipation Is Your Weakness; What Do We Want from A New Star Wars?

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A few months ago, Walt Disney Studios announced that they had acquired the intellectual properties of Lucasfilm Limited, which included franchises like Indiana Jones and Star Wars. Now, I know us film nerds were excited for a potential Marvel Studios produced remake of the classic Howard the Duck movie, but instead Disney announced that several new Star Wars films would be produced. This not only includes a new trilogy of films that would chronologically follow … Continue reading

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Top Ten Paranormal Investigators in Film

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The Conjuring is officially a summer blockbuster, taking in over $107 Million in the U.S. alone (as of August 10, 2013), a phenomenal feat for a supernatural film coming out mid-summer amongst a bevy of big-budget tent pole films with big stars attached. James Wan is a master of suspense and fear with Insidious, Saw and the often overlooked Dead Silence behind him. With The Conjuring, James Wan and writers Chad Hayes and Carey Hayes … Continue reading

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Top 10 Latest Scariest Movies

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With all the lists floating around, especially in the “scariest movies of all time” lists, I thought we were due for a “recent” scariest films list. If not for purely the sole purpose of driving a fewer new rentals where they might rightly be deserved to just siphoning thru all the mishmash to point out a few scary favorites.

As sort of a ongoing “tuck in the back of your mind” exercise, I try and … Continue reading

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Meet Robert the Doll

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Since the release of the terrifying horror film “The Conjuring” I have been hearing about creepy dolls nonstop. While the doll in that movie makes you feel uncomfortable, nothing is scarier than the Key West native doll named “Robert”. Artist Robert Eugene Otto was Born on October 25th 1900. As a 6 year old boy he was given the doll by his maid who was known to practice voodoo. … Continue reading

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Top Ten Most Disturbing Movies of All Time – A Todd Martin List

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What movies bother you? If you are like most people you can name several films that you’ve seen that are so disturbing that they stayed with you for days after you watched them. I have seen quite a few movies that made me feel more than just a little uneasy, but there are some that stand out more than others. Some of them are horror films and some are not (one in particular is aimed … Continue reading

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Horror Funding: The Quandary of Kickstarter Press Releases

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I figured it might be due time to tackle the issue that has sparked incredibly to the forefront in recent years in regards to Horror Project Funding Sessions. To clarify for those who are unaware, it is the rise in funding campaigns that include new films, products, books, toys and a smaller genre specific projects.

These are easily recognizable as they always start with an introduction about the film or project ending … Continue reading

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World Horror Convention 2013

With its ghosts, vampires, and voodoo, is there a better place for a horror convention than New Orleans? The HWA didn’t think so, and thus from June 13-16 World Horror Convention 2013 convened upon the haunted, historic city. In attendance at the French Quarter’s Hotel Monteleone were many of horror’s heavyweights, including guests of honor Robert McCammon (also a Lifetime Achievement Award winner), Ramsey Campbell, and Jonathan Maberry; editors Ellen Datlow, Don D’Auria, … Continue reading

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