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Never let it be said that horror posters don’t strike inspiration. Or maybe it’s “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”? You may have performed one of those double takes here and there for good reason. Poster art (and in this case horror poster art) has been recycled for ages in one form or another. While some of these are in a similar themes. Others are just plain rip-offs from the original (I know you’ll … Continue reading
Saturday June 9th:
At last the Witching hour had descended. Only remnants and residue remained from the dayâ€™s crowd. I overheard someone allegedly report that over five thousand people had browsed the confines of the Scotiabank Convention Centre. The turn out was impressive to witness all that was macabre as I was yet to embrace the most paralyzing nightmare … Continue reading
Time travel films easily rank among my favorite through outÂ the genres. Most of the time these movies are presented in a science fiction film foundation (but not all of the time). A film like the comedy “Groundhog Day” is proof of that. With over 200 films created that deal with time travel, trying to create a “top 10 list” is a rather difficult task. Though as they say, things are subjective. I feel these 10 … Continue reading
Cooking up a good scare is nothing more than congealing the right ingredients. While some of the best recipes are typically a matter of taste, most will include darkness and solitude as a base. Keep in mind that no formula is the same and while one ingredient may work well in one instance, it may not in another. Therefore, experimentation is highly encouraged, requiring adding a pinch here and taking away a dash there. … Continue reading
NFCC AND MACABRECON 2: Where Dreams Come True And The Occasional Nightmare Too
Saturday June 9th:
The entire golden horseshoe area and beyond was all a buzz about the forthcoming convention held at the new Scotiabank Convention Centre at 6815 Stanley Avenue just minutes from the world famous falls. No one could argue the event was highly promoted and hyped through all media one could fathom in newsprint, radio ads and websites. Fans, enthusiasts and … Continue reading
NIAGARA FALLS COMIC CON/MACABRE CON: Where Dreams Come True And The Occasional Nightmare Too
Friday June 8th:
What better way to spark the electric energy in the air, than a launch party of epic proportion Heavy Pickle style? Counting down the hours to the forth coming Niagara Falls Comic Con/Macabre Con spectators clambered to bash to get the festivities rolling. Hosted at the rustic Seneca Queen Theatre at 4630 Queen Street, Niagara Falls, entertainment from … Continue reading
Look, I’m not a fan of remakes. They tend to be rather pedestrian affairs with only the slightest amount of the originals’ power, and as such most are utter nonsense. Case in point would be remakes of A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Halloween, The Amityville Horror, The Grudge, One Missed Call and any number of others in recent years.
The thing is, despite both critical reactions and box-office numbers … Continue reading
With the inclusion of several 2011 TV series adding to the roster, the official “10 most frightening horror TV series ever made” has indeed changed within the last year. We of course have a few classics that will most likely never get topped (case in point – Kolchak: The Night Stalker), however the public interest in all things horror has gained momentum thus resulting in a network need to accommodate. With “The Walking Dead“, scaring … Continue reading
Celebrate the day! Being a long time follower of cult films over the years, I figured it was due time to create an appropriate Top 20 list of Cult Film Directors for readers who might “still” be seeking out worthy films to indulge in (Director collectives..that is). I knew creating this list that not every favorite cult director would make it on here (meaning in the public’s eye and that it was limited to 20). … Continue reading
Ok, you found your way here looking for some clarity on the whole demon possession thing. Well I’m hear to tell ya…… I don’t type haphazardly (and rather consider the details) . The subject has been analyzed and evaluated to qualify and disqualify common misconceptions.
First let’s be clear…demon possession is exactly that. That doesn’t mean possession if you “ARE” the antichrist (aka The Omen) that you are possessed, as therefore you’d be doing the … Continue reading
Basically, I am a horror nut. I watch the movies, I look at the magazines, I check out the websites, and I write the stories. Most people limit their horror intake and conservatively save it simply for Halloween time. Not me, I try to employ these fright feelings all year long. This is what I did one time.
It was October 1991 and I went to a film location that was the place where a … Continue reading
Ok, if you caught our cancellations and renewals list for Fall 2012 TV, you also might be curious as to what’s new coming down the pipe from the networks. Now we don’t have a ton to report on, though it has been reported that a hand full of “new” shows will debut this Fall that we felt would be of interest to our niche. This … Continue reading
As the 2012 Fall TV season rolls forward, we’ll have to say goodbye to a few decent genre “related” shows. Though with cancellation comes renewals as well, so hopefully this will help you plan your viewing nights appropriately. With the exception of 1 or 2, I hate to see any of these go…….but with that, let’s hope that there’s something more interesting to take their place for the genre fans. (please note: there may be … Continue reading
Now that the much anticipated Season 2 of The Walking Dead has ended, in the coming weeks Iâ€™ll continue to be bringing you a special look at our beloved cast of characters and a peak at some new ones. This week weâ€™ll look at Maggie Greene.
Lauren Cohan plays Maggie Greene. Maggie is Hershel’s oldest daughter and is Beth’s half sister. Maggie is a tomboy, posses a feisty, tactical and moody personality, and … Continue reading
When I asked Horror News readers and Facebook friends to tell me their favourite vampire films, I received a terrific response. The suggestions poured in, and all kinds of weird, wonderful and outlandish films fronted up for selection. So while I can’t deny the quality or appeal of films like Planet Of The Vampires (1965), Count Yorga Vampire (1970), Vampyres (1974) or Shadow Of The Vampire (2000), I can only count it … Continue reading
Jason Stephenson.Â NFTS Productions (which stands for â€śNot for the Squeamishâ€ť).Â Ever hear of them?Â Chances are you probably havenâ€™t â€¦ yet.Â Stephenson has directed five movies since 2004 and with each movie you can see his confidence and skills grow.Â Stephenson lives and makes genre films in Minnesota with, no doubt, a close circle of friends and family who also share a love for horror movies and who believe in his … Continue reading
Ah, itâ€™s that time again. The heat of the sun beating down on your skin, the sound of laughter at every turn, water hitting the sand, blood curdling screams of young adults ringing through the air as they are chased down by psychotic killers, sharks, and crazed infections. Oh, spring break, thank goodness you have finally decided to grace us with your presence. This time of year allots for some good horror entertainment. It doesnâ€™t … Continue reading
We have always thought we were different from the rest. We, as in lovers of all things horror, just couldnâ€™t explain our fascination with the macabre. Sure there have been blogs, books and film reviews written. There are even conventions hosted throughout the world that dutifully pay homage to the horror genre and why â€śweâ€ť love it. But, nonetheless, it was pretty obvious that there had to be more behind our passion. There has to … Continue reading
Are you ready for the zombie apocalypse? If not, you SHOULD be by now. In Part 2 of A Dummies Guide to Zombies, I bring you the best in pop culture, more specifically, Video Games! Let’s get started shall we:
Resident Evil Series (Video Game 1996-Present)
Synopsis: Developed by Capcom the series starts out following Jill Valentine and her S.T.A.R.S (Raccoon City Police Department’s Special Tactics And Rescue Service) comrades. They are … Continue reading
Itâ€™s no secret vampires are the trendiest accessory this year. Vampires immerse everything from television to movies to books.Â Theyâ€™ve been present in our culture for sometime but got a rocket-propelled boost from the popular teen series, â€śTwilight.â€ť Vampires canâ€™t be uttered as of late without mentioning the series. However, after the vampire decides to go on hiatus, whoâ€™s next in line to take the horror throne?
Some fans make the argument that … Continue reading
What do you call a three day weekend chock full of music, madness and mayhem all devoted to the undying spirit of HORROR?
Rock and Shock, thatâ€™s what!
Indeed, promoter Massconcerts and the city of Worcester did a great job as always hosting this annual event, this year presented at the cityâ€™s DCU and Palladium venues. Between all of the bands playing the Palladiumâ€™s two stages, the … Continue reading