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Creature profiles: Big Foot

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Standing 8 feet tall and weighing well over 500 hundred pounds, with reported sightings all over the world in all 50 states and on every single continent, comes one of the most exciting monster to ever come out of a creature-feature. It is probably the most well-known of all crypto-zoology myths, with tales abundant around every corner of the earth.

This creature has been named differently all over, and … Continue reading

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Paranormal REAL-ity

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There are no shortages of reality television shows centering on ghost hunting and paranormal exploration. A&E is home to “Paranormal State.” Syfy touts “Ghost Hunters,” and “Ghost Hunters International.” But how “real” are these reality shows? Ghostly evidence on television can be suspect to fraud. 

I want nothing more than to believe a medium when they state that they are talking to some spirit. I want to believe a ghost investigator when … Continue reading

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Frightful Japan: The Devil’s Gate (Kimon)

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Frightful Japan: The Devil’s Gate

Oni stand taller and broader across the shoulder than any person you’ll ever meet. They’re heavily muscled and completely naked except for their tiger-skin loincloths and the heavy iron rings encircling their wrists and ankles. If you’re ever unlucky enough to come across an oni, you’ll notice among other things it has either one or two horns growing out of its massive head and … Continue reading

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Creature profiles: Zombie

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A very historic event is upcoming and will change the world significantly. The people on this planet will suddenly get a new outlook, and everything will change drastically. If you think this is reference to the inauguration you are plum insane. In the near future a catastrophic event will occur to the earth, whether air born, animal born, or bred and nurtured in a laboratory. This disease will be the cure of all … Continue reading

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Holiday Horrors: Rare Exports and Sint

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Doc Rotten shares some Holiday Cheer Fear.

From time to time horror film makers point their carnivorous camera lenses at Santa Claus and create holiday horror treats that tear and claw at the world’s fascination with jolly old Saint Nick. This season is no different with two European filmmakers putting Santa through the wringer.

With both features hearkening back to the ancient European legends of Saint Nicholas, the Krumpas and Sinterklaas, Jalmari Helander’s … Continue reading

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Spotlight: The Walking Dead (TV series)

The breakout hit of the season, The Walking Dead, has re-introduced zombies to the population in a unique way.

Starting out as a monthly comic by Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead has managed to captivate audiences with deep storytelling, and rich character development set within a horrendous backdrop a zombie apocalypse.

Here is a brief history of The Walking Dead, its hit as a comic and now as an amazing television show on AMC. … Continue reading

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Going Gaga for Horror

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Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta aka Lady Gaga steam rolled the music scene in 2008 and gave us pop hits like “Just Dance” and “Pokerface.” During these initial introductions to Gaga, no one was really ready for the chaos and notoriety the “Haus of Gaga” was about to bring on. Lady Gaga not only popped out dance hits but also some rather strange and horror inspired outfits to go … Continue reading

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Video Nasties: The Legend, The Myth, The Films

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“Video nasty” was a terminology fabricated in the United Kingdom in the 1980s that formerly correlated to numerous films distributed on video cassette that were denounced for their violent content by various religious organizations, in the press and by commentators such as Mary Whitehouse. While violence in cinema had been subjugated of censorship for many years, the insufficiency of a regulatory system for video sales merged with the possibility of any … Continue reading

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Ruthless Killing: It’s a Man’s World

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Warning: This post contains spoilers for; Friday the 13th, Cry_Wolf, All The Boys Love Mandy Lane, Dead End and Switchblade Romance.

In 1980 Friday the 13th slashed and stabbed its way on cinema screens. It continued the success of slasher movies that had become a new horror trend. Films like John Carpenter’s Halloween and Black Christmas had laid the foundations for the sub genre but Friday the 13th did something … Continue reading

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Creature profiles: Scarecrow

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Imagine you’re walking with your friends on a cool Autumn evening. The breeze is crisp and leaves scatter and dance in front of your path as you travel. You guys decide to walk to the corn mazes up the road and see if you can find trouble. when you arrive you all see the silhouette of the cornfields’ infamous scarecrow. He had a creepy sack with eye holes carved in, as if … Continue reading

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Now That’s a Scary Thought

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Horror fans are spoiled when it comes to film franchises. When you can’t get enough of a certain villain or storyline, you don’t have to fret because there are most likely four to six sequels that follow. Have a passion for Michael Myers? No problem, just watch any of the eight sequels. Also, let’s not forget the two new Rob Zombie versions. The same goes for a lot of the … Continue reading

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Paranormal Romance

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With the crazy success of the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer which has grossed close to a Billion Dollars to date with a bunch of Bedazzled vampires it is clear to see romance sells but Paranormal Romance Sells BIG!

I am a fan of the Twilight series even though I have a tough time getting past the shimmering Robert Pattinson who my daughter defines as ‘Dreamy’ or the attractive Kristen Stewart who my … Continue reading

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Creature profiles: Medusa

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The youngest of the three Sisters, Medusa was also the most beautiful. She and Poseidon became romantically entangled, and they violated Athena’s palace. Other versions of this story show Poseidon raping Medusa or Medusa seducing Poseidon. When Athena finds out that they desecrated her temple, she transforms Medusa into a hideous monster, with living serpents for hair and the curse of turning anyone who looks at her into stone. No one would … Continue reading

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Creature profiles: Frankenstein

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In the event of our birth, every single human being has the chance to meet our “creators” in a sense. Our parents at one point came together and decided (or maybe not) that we should be born. When we first open our eyes we look upon the face of our smiling parents, over adorned with joy looking at the beautiful being they made. However, none of us will ever get to meet our … Continue reading

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Event Coverage: NYC Horror film festival – Day 3 – Awards

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The Black Saint is bloodied & bruise but still kicking ass & taking names here at the end of the 9th annual NYC Horror Film Festival! It’s been a brutal 4 days & 43 (!) films, both features & shorts, that we sat through. In between films we all would run to the bar & imbibe mightily for an hour or so & then go right back to the theatre to watch some more kick … Continue reading

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Creature profiles: The Boogeyman

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As human beings, we’ve all got at least one irrational fear that we’re not so proud of. Some of us are afraid of snakes, spiders and other creepy crawlers. Then there are those who have fear of the dark or the unknown. There is a significant group of people that hate to swim in open water or oceans. They think of their feet dangling down into the depths and something swimming by and … Continue reading

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