Exclusive Articles

HorrorNews.net Original and exclusive horror articles, reporting on trends, genre focused pieces and research.

Dolls of a Feather – Scary Creepy Dolls for your Pleasure

dolls_of_a_feather_clip_image004

When I was just a wee and strange little child I had two great loves in life – Barbie dolls and ghost stories. The only trouble with Barbie is that pink lame kind of leaves me feeling nauseated and a sparkly corvette is by no means my idea of a dream car. So I spent a good many childhood hours stitching Barbie up my idea of a dream wardrobe and spray painting her corvette black … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Inspired by Actual Events – A Horror Incentive

Texas-Chainsaw-Massacre-large

Based on actual events.’ ‘Inspired by actual events.’ Both phrases are often used to market movies, especially horror movies. Nothing drives fans in flocks to a movie theater faster than watching “real life” horror flash before their eyes. The mere idea of something frightening actually happening to some poor bloke makes audiences scream with excitement and gets their adrenaline running. But what are these ‘actual events?’

We go into a movie thinking that whatever is … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Horror Trends in Television

The-Walking-Dead-zombies-scary-tv

Television tends to move in trends, in terms of what is popular and what is not. For example, during different points in time, things like sitcoms, soap operas, and reality shows have been extremely common, but none of these sorts of shows seem to stay on top indefinitely. One of the most interesting such trends lately has been the extent to which dark, horror-themed shows have taken over viewers’ interests. It used to be that … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Top 15 Water Based Horror Films

deep_blue_sea

It was a conversation from Dai and her not liking aquatic films that prompted me to create this list just for her. As I gathered the most notable titles in this area, I began to realize that there were alot of water-based films that I really liked. In fact, I’ll go as far to say as “favorites”. Though there is a bit of difficulty when creating a purely aquatic list. That being the level … Continue reading

13 Comments

Horror Website – An Insight Perspective – Database Domination

eyesbleeding-and-oozing-blood

He (or she) who has the biggest database wins!
It’s funny as you evolve as a web site and begin to take the marketing study end seriously, you also learn of what makes a web site tick and what is needed to move ahead into the market. Now of course this doesn’t take away more important things like “quality writing”, “a staff who are NOT viewed as ass holes and insight … Continue reading

2 Comments

Top 10 Horror Films from the 90’s That Weren’t Awful

wishmaster-2-evil-never-dies

Of course, we all remember the Scream films and maybe include The Blair Witch Project on a list of non-sucky 90’s horror flicks, but as a young one coming up in that decade, I remember the theaters containing a whole lot of awful horror.

Granted, I enjoyed the film greatly, but I remember at one time that Wes Craven’s New Nightmare was the best horror film I’d seen in a theater. If that doesn’t indicate … Continue reading

2 Comments

Character Profiles: The Walking Dead: Dale Horvath

Now that the much anticipated Season 2 of The Walking Dead has begun, each week I’ll continue to be bringing you a special look at our beloved cast of characters. This week we’ll look at Dale Horvath.

Leave a comment

Possession, Movies and True Stories

possession_emily-rose-1

Possession is surely a topic up for plenty of discussion in today’s society as it has been in the past. There are those who believe it exists and those who think it is nonsense. Some religions recognize it as a real phenomenon while science views it as undiagnosed health problems.

Despite this, the movie world has not shied away from the subject and has created a few frighteningly disturbed movies that feature … Continue reading

Leave a comment

New York Comic Con: Nightmare at the Javits

HorrorNews.net-Thumbnail

The Comic Con of New York, like that of San Diego, is the geek version of Mecca. Here you can find everything entertainment related from toys and television to comic books and film. Even Anime makes an appearance at the NYCC. Free swag is found at every turn and there is a lot to do – assuming you get around the place without being trampled, lost, and knocked unconscious or being forced into a warehouse … Continue reading

Leave a comment

New York Comic Con: Top 10 Best Things

HorrorNews.net-Thumbnail

Hello again, True Believers! If you read my initial thoughts on the NYCC then you were expecting this Top 10. If you have NOT read that piece then, well – shame on you! The New York Comic Con is geek central. It is the Mecca for all things movies/tv, pop culture, comic books and anime. Despite some of the negative things there are some that are also good. This list will take care of those … Continue reading

Leave a comment

When Everything Is Dark…Turn On The Night by John Everson

john-everson-mugshot_sm

When Everything Is Dark…Turn On The Night
By John Everson

Editor’s note: Go to the new site for The Pumpkin Man: http://www.thepumpkinman-horror.com and ask the online Ouija Board your darkest questions! And then enter the Contest to win free autographed John Everson books or e-books, as well as autographed CDs from the band New Years Day. Make sure you note that you are entering the … Continue reading

Leave a comment

How Do You Take Your Zombies? Fast or slow?

zombies-article-7

Scenario 1:
You are walking in cemetery one dark, dreary night (not sure why, but this seems to happen a lot in scenarios like this). You are alone and the only sound you can hear are your footsteps making crackling sounds on the dead leaves. Suddenly, you notice movement from the graves
.

Then, hands, arms, and finally bodies begin to ascend slowly from the graves. “Zombies!” you say, all slowly limping toward … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Top 20 Scariest Movies of All Time – Part 2

Event-Horizon-movie

Also see Top 20 Scariest Movies of All Time – Part 1

11- [REC] (both 1 and 2)
A forefront winner in the cinema verite category that engages the user much like a video game might. The things that pop out and attack the camera are damn creepy and frightful to behold. The American film “Quarantine” was a direct copy, but lacked some of the original appeal. … Continue reading

1 Comment

Top 20 Scariest Movies of All Time – Part 1

exorcist1-510x196

With Halloween around the corner, we wanted to make sure we included our mark on the top 20 scariest films of all time. The selections have been scrutinized over and in fact mirror many other such lists. Though we’d added a few surprises that I think get forgotten from time to time. I wanted to point out something painfully obvious.

Alot of our scariest films occurred at the 70’s end years. I don’t think it’s … Continue reading

10 Comments

The 13 Coolest, Most Badass Bad Guys in Horror Movie History

hannibal_lecter-large

So, in my mind, amongst horrible and bloody thoughts of you, I have a growing mass of villains and horror icons that I both love and admire and yet, have never really seen any such compilation from any other esteemed and notable columnist that wasn’t the same old regurgitated sh*t being used over and used over for the sake of churning out another mediocre horror-themed article. It occurred to me while drunk and sharpening axes, … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Did You Hear the One About?

supernatural-hookman

A young couple decides to head to a secluded area for a little make-out session. As the date begins, the music is interrupted by a news report stating a mental patient with a hook for a hand has escaped from an institution.

The couple pays no attention. Initially, the date starts out fun and a bit steamy. As the couple continues their date, the girl hears scratches on the car door. She tells her boyfriend … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Dai Of The Dead: Macabre Families Horror Fans Wish They Could Have Grown Up With

the-munsters

Macabre Families Horror Fans Wish They Could Have Grown Up With

Television families have always been a staple from every generation since the dawning of the Boob tube. Most of the generations have grown up watching The Cleavers, The Osmonds, The Jacksons, The Partridges, and the Bradys among others but thankfully true horror fans have had families to grow up watching as well. We are gonna talk about the top horror/macabre families that most horror … Continue reading

1 Comment

Horror is No Laughing Matter

satan-s-little-helper

WARNING: The following article may be controversial and objective to some without an open mind. While most of my articles are informative (this is as well) this one is strongly opinionated. A sense of humor is not required….

I just thought I’d unleash some personal opinions on the mixing of the Horror and Comedy genres. Why is there such a combination? Horror is supposed to leave you with an uneasy feeling of dread, fright and … Continue reading

3 Comments

Horrors of Humanity: The Revenge of Erotica

14_clip_image004

It is mankind that is responsible for all of the horrors of the real world. It is my belief that mankind is a cosmic virus in need of eradication, but that is just the opinion of a misanthrope and irrelevant within the scope of this article. Anger, hatred, and violence are at the root of many of these horrors but are they all unwarranted? This is where the concepts of revenge and vengeance come into … Continue reading

Leave a comment

American Horror Story – Possibly A New Fan Favorite

American-Horror-Story

The premiere of FX’s new horror themed show AMERICAN HORROR STORY happened tonight and I must say that I have a few words about it. It’s about time that a network grew the type of gonads that horror fans (who aren’t die hard zombie fans) have been screaming for on network television! AMERICAN HORROR STORY is about a family who moved into a mansion in LA that has quite a few skeletons … Continue reading

2 Comments

Blackmail (1992): Sometimes a Cigar is a Hitch(cocktail)

blackmail-stills-2

Alfred Hitchcock’s Blackmail marked the first time, in British cinematic history, that sound was used for an entire feature film. The infamous American musical The Jazz Singer (1927) has been cited as the first film to use dialogue; however, Al Jolson’s notorious film barely passes as a “talkie” as it incorporated only a “few” lines of dialogue. When considering the inability to adequately market a full-“talkie” at the time (only 20% of theatres could … Continue reading

Leave a comment