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Return of the Werewolf – Guest Article by Brad Steiger

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Author The Werewolf Book: An Encyclopedia of Shape Shifting Beings
On February 12th, The Wolfman, starring Benicio Del Toro as Lawrence Talbot and Anthony Hopkins as Sir John Talbot will be released after a nearly twoyear wait on the studio shelves.

Those of us who are werewolf fans are eagerly waiting to view the new interpretation of the 1941 classic and to see … Continue reading

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Of Men, Moons and Werewolves

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The full moon shines its brightest for a few nights each month, illuminating the darkness that envelops the world. It should be a symbol of hope and comfort, yet mankind has long feared what terrors the satellite may bring. Why is it that the full moon inspires such dread?

The most identifiable culprit is the prevailing myth of the werewolf. Since time immemorial, the moon has been associated with … Continue reading

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Horror Back as Fall TV Schedule Begins

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As we watch the school buses begin to crowd streets and feel the air begin to chill, we realize that our sweet summer has come and gone. Fall has arrived and with it, the return of the television season. This year brings forth many fan favorites such as “Supernatural” and “Vampire Diaries.” But, it also brings some rookies such as the much anticipated “The Walking Dead.” Horror fans have been patiently waiting to see the … Continue reading

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Horror Fandom: I Could Do That Better

Come on, we’ve all thought that at some point or other. When sitting in front of some less-than-brilliant horror flick. It’s a natural reaction. We all think we can do better. Thankfully, there are those amongst us that are actually going that extra step further and getting out of their chairs and making something themselves. We’re in an age where movie lovers are able to shoot and edit their own movies to … Continue reading

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Top 10 Most Claustrophobic Horror Films

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Devil, the new horror film produced by M. Night, is set to release this Friday September 17th, I don’t know how I feel about it yet since M. Night ruined The Last Airbender series for me, but that is neither here nor there.  In honor of this horror/thriller film that takes place entirely in an elevator, I have decided to search through my collection of horror films and bring you the top ten horror films … Continue reading

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Why Horror?

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Someone asked me recently why I liked horror movies. They asked me that because they do not. While I can appreciate one’s personal preferences, the question struck me, as I have always liked horror. While I may not have been on this Earth as long as the undead, I have seen many a horror flick in my short time here.

The short answer to the question is simple. Fantastical escapism. Same reason I like any … Continue reading

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Horror Fandom: Spreading The Disease

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As fans of this bloodiest of genres, we are often looked at as a bit mad by other people, and  especially those that a close to us. It can be difficult to explain to others just what we find  so fascinating about the horror genre, and if friends come round for a movie night, it can be  even harder trying to figure out what to show them that won’t have them running … Continue reading

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Modern Horror Directors

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When you think of a Horror Movie Director you get visions of John Carpenter, Wes Craven, Clive Barker and of course Steven Speilberg. Steven Speilberg you might ask? Well some of his more recent movies have been less than horrifying besides for their lack luster content, but he has made some pretty terrifying films to start. His 1975 release of ‘Jaws’ still makes me tread only so deep in the ocean’s waters. … Continue reading

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Masking What’s Underneath

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Masks are often used during Halloween as part of costumes. We use the opportunity to transform ourselves into something or someone else. Sometimes we like to mask ourselves as a famous actor or person. Other times, we like to delve into our dark side and become some kind of monster. Masks have also been used during rituals, ceremonies, and celebrations throughout time. Mardi Gras anyone? Regardless of how or when they are … Continue reading

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THE VICTIM Set Visit: Part 1 of 3 (w/ EXCLUSIVE photos!)

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The epic bellow for bug spray echoed down the ridge as I was struggling to climb a sheer wall of dirt and rock in my, poorly chosen, footwear choice of sandals. To be more accurate, I shimmied up on my hands and backside to avoid the inevitable Jerry Lewis like tumble I would have taken trying to use the feet attached to my legs. Once atop the ridge, said insect repellant requester turned out to … Continue reading

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The History of Scifi in Horror

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Growing up in the 80’s for the most part, I found myself a Horror fan as much as the next kid. My best friend Wally and I joined a local movie-rental club; we would ride our bikes down to the movie place and rent every horror film the guy had. Being 13-14 it was great because he would let us rent the -R- movies with the gratuitous nudity in them.

Looking back, I am still … Continue reading

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The Asian Western

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Last week celebrated the American DVD/Blu-ray release of Ji-woon Kim’s The Good, the Bad, the Weird. The film is more or less a remake of Sergio Leone’s spaghetti western of a similar name involving three mercenaries in hot pursuit of buried treasure and get caught in the midst of a civil war. Here, it’s 1930s Manchuria and the Imperial Japanese army is battling the Qing Dynasty over territory dominance. It has the same “this land … Continue reading

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TV Show ‘LOST’ finds it’s way to a finale

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The End. The ever so typical phrase was the simple yet effective title to the series finale of ABC’s “Lost.” Creators Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse didn’t need a fancy title or a name of song. They knew the episode would speak for itself. And boy did it ever.

A little over 13 million fans tuned into the show that has seemed to captivate many over the past six years (me … Continue reading

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HORROR FANDOM: Paying the past its due

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One aspect of horror fandom that always brings a warm glow to my geeky heart is the fact that we are always able to appreciate the glories of the past as well as the latest releases. In some corners of movie fandom there is a horrible tendency to dismiss anything that could be classified as old school, while in horror circles, many older films are seen as something sacred. Those films … Continue reading

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Top 10 Best Horror / SciFi TV Series of the Last Decade (2000′s)

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Hey it’s list time again. This round up consists of the top televised series that fall into the horror /sci genres. Series like the variety of Star Trek, Stargate and Battlestar Galactica off shoots were not included as to be quite frank I never watched them. But I like to think as these as the ones that fall into the fantastical….some more horror driven than others. To be fair, I’ve included some special mention ones … Continue reading

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Extreme Cinema: Top 25 Most Disturbing Films of all time – part4

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Special mention: “Funny Games” (1997)

Take my advice and just stick with the 1997 German version. The accents will drive you a bit crazy but what made this film work so well was the directors way of lingering on shots. 2 boys torture a family and play games through the movie. What I found almost unbearable was the camera style that stays with certain shots …without cuts and lets … Continue reading

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