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How will the world End…Maybe

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There’s been a lot of talk lately of the world coming to an end. Scientists are quickly finding ways to debunk that statement as believers are readying themselves for it. Regardless of what or who you believe, there are no shortages of creative theories on how our home will meet its doom.

The most obvious way (and most popular) is simply that earth will give way to natural disasters. Could this be true? … Continue reading

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Teens and Horror

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Every horror fan is familiar with the typical slasher film plot. A group of teens get into mischief and invoke the rage of some psycho killer. Most of them end up brutally dismembered with the exception of the virginal hero/heroine.

Yes, we are very much ‘in the know’ about this particular story but the question that arises: why are teens often the victims of these crazed killers? It’s almost like these psychos have a … Continue reading

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In Praise of Heathens

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Earlier this week I received a somewhat anonymous email from someone regarding my Kickstarter campaign for my series Death’s Doormaking some fairly interesting accusations and suggestions. I decided to correct some of the copious spelling errors he made in the interest of readability, other than that, here it is word for word.

“You must be aware that your God will reject your soul if you continue to support zombies. God will not save … Continue reading

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Horror Movies: The Next Step

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What will be the next step in the evolution of the horror movie? There are any number of permutations of the horror genre available for movie lovers to indulge in right now, ranging from your average slasher to your full-blown gore epics, psychological thrillers to twitching torture p*rn. All of these things exist under the umbrella of horror, but the actual definitions of the term are always changing.

As with any form … Continue reading

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Blogging for Horror

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One of the courses I’m enrolled in this semester is being taught by Master Blogger Michael Bérubé. (You can check out his blog, “American Airspace”, at

http://www.michaelberube.com

Every couple weeks, the course requires that we post a blog entry on a closed blog about the assigned reading for that week. At first, I stared at the blog text box wondering what in the world to write about regarding a 100+ page reading assignment … Continue reading

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Accidental Cannibalism

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So now you know that I get my bones from research facilities, and they come nicely cleaned up, ready to be used in all the ways I can possibly imagine (although you can buy leftovers from cadaver dog training, these bones are inevitably greasy and foul smelling – which doesn‘t make for great art unless you want to go for the full sensory experience).

The next question I get asked quite often is – “What … Continue reading

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Horror & Pop, Oh My

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Once upon a time, horror and pop songs never really played nice together. One liked blood, gore, monsters, and darkness. The other liked to spread joy, catchy choruses and synchronized boy band dance moves. For the longest time, neither really wanted to play together.

Until one day, a young man decided he would try to get them in the same room. After some time and a lot of work, the young man … Continue reading

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Are Remakes Killing Horror?

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Another day, another news story about some beloved (or not so beloved) horror flick getting a modern makeover. It is a sad state of affairs that so much in the way of original horror gets ignored by major distributors, while ill-conceived remakes get full theatrical releases and a ton of press.

As someone that loves many of the original versions of these flicks, I can’t help but feel more than a little bitter about the … Continue reading

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8 Films to Die For – After Dark Fest 2010

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The horror community is always a bit on edge. Coming January 29th are the next series of films from Afterdark and this grouping seems to be a better than the last set. First on the plate is a little knee slap of a film called “Lake Mungo”. Of course, in normal society, a “mungo” is something of a sideshow freak, a moron, a political figure if you will. Not so in this helping of monstrous … Continue reading

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Handmade Horrors: Volume One: MORBID DECOR’s Classic Horror Lightbox Lamps

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Interview with Dave of Morbid Decor and showcase of his handcrafted creepy classic horror themed lightbox lamps! Continue reading

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Famous Monsters Convention 2010

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On July 9-11, 2010 Wyndham Hotel and Conference Center hosted Famous Monsters of Filmland Convention to bring together horror fans from all over the Midwest for a celebration for all things horror. This was Famous Monsters of Filmland’s first convention in Indianapolis, IN with much to prepare and anticipate after a very successful Horrorhound Weekend just three months prior in the same city. 

The convention opened its doors to fans with special passes at 4 PM … Continue reading

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TV Networks Prepare for Summer of Horror – 2010

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Summer is just around the corner and our beloved fall/spring television season has gone on break. Alas horror fans! Not to worry. A few networks have some summer shows that may be of interest. One popular vampire show along with a few newbies is set to premiere this summer. They range from drama to reality all with a nice horror twist. Will they fill the void of shows like “Supernatural” and “Vampire … Continue reading

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The Annual Coffin Races – Manitou Springs, CO – 2009

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It’s that time of the year, when Coloradians come out of the nooks and crannies to join for the annual Manitou springs coffin Race. Horrornews.net was there to capture a bit of the festivities and show ya that Colorado knows how to party for Halloween. The gathering which blocks off most of downtown Manitou Springs, races coffins down the street 2 at a time. Before that, we get a parade of ghouls, creeps, hearses and … Continue reading

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Crypticon 2009

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Dates: 10/16-18, 2009

Location: Reliant Center- Houston, Texas

Guests: Courtney Gains, Michael Berryman, Edwin Neal, Eileen Dietz, Kristy Swanson, Lloyd Kaufman, Teri McMinn, Dee Wallace Stone, Jonathan Breck and Adriane Barbeau among others

Review:

Hell-o, Horror geeks and freaks! I’m here to tell you which Horror conventions were worth the buck or a flying f*ck! Of course, all of them progress as they have future presentations and they all try their hardest to put on a … Continue reading

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Monster Mania – 2009

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Man, I waited for months to go to this convention and the morning of it I woke up feeling like I got hit by a mac truck. I was achy and stuffy but I forced myself to take a pain pill and trudged on because I knew I needed to do this article for our website. At first I thought I was going to just die and never get thru the day but finally the pill … Continue reading

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Comic Con 2009

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Oh hey there Wizards, Goblins, and Damsels

Even though I am a lifelong lover of all things con-worthy, I am very new to the whole “fest” and “con” thing. Till now I’ve elected to geek out in the privacy of my own home. Hard to say why really given I live for this stuff. Part of it is that for some bizarre reason I always had the perception that no one else in the universe could possibly like … Continue reading

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Horrors of Humanity: Dead Baby Horrors?

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Happy New Year and Some Dead Babies Too!

Welcome to yet another year my dear readers. That is unless you have died, then if you are dead and still reading this article that means you are the undead and should give me a call on my cell phone because I have some things I need you to do for me.

 If you have not, well either get your eyes checked or ask the doctor for … Continue reading

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Dragoncon 2009

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Dragon Con.
Those words ring out through the world of geek fandom like an innocent but determined war cry. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, imagine that one house in the neighborhood that really goes all out for Halloween. Now imagine the house next to it is doing the same thing except it is celebrating Gene Roddenberry’s birthday. The next one down is sponsored by Nintendo, and so on.

To paraphrase Ted … Continue reading

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My Year in Horror – 2008 Retrospect

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

The passing of another year can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people. The optimists feel like it’s an annual clean slate. Take all the missteps of the previous 365 days, learn from them and move on to the dawn of a new day. The grumpier of us may feel more like “Hey look…this just means I’m one year closer to being an old fart. It’s the dead of winter … Continue reading

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