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Top 10 J-Horror Movies (Japanese Horror Movies)

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Asian horror films on the most part fall somewhere between “deep to my heart” to recycled nonsense. Though I do enjoy the thrill of weeding thru all the stinkers to find the gems. For anyone new to these, they present a special brand of fear and dread that is far removed from many Western releases. In fact, I’m quite confident in saying that Asian films tend to rule in the ghost and loony categories. Usually … Continue reading

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Special Effects on a Budget

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Some film genres rely more on special effects than others, and horror is right at the top of the list. When making a horror film, you need all sorts of special effects from fake blood to open wounds and special make-up to help actors appear good and dead! However, if you’re working on a low-budget film and only have a few hundred quid to spend, how can you create realistic special effects without going over-budget? … Continue reading

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Horror Tattoos – aka HorrorNews Contest (You pick the topic, and we will write about it!)

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Once the province of criminals and sailors, tattoos have steadily gained traction in popular culture as a trendy form of body modification. For true tattoo enthusiasts, it becomes more and more difficult to distinguish themselves with a unique piece of art. While young adults looking to shock their parents and the world at large often turn to horror for inspiration (skulls are still one of the most widespread tattoos, after all), horror provides a … Continue reading

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Anthology Television Part 2

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Continuing on with our essay,  we present -  Vintage Screams: Anthology Television Part 2. If you missed the first part you can access Vintage Screams: Anthology Television Part 1 directly here.

DARKROOM aired from 1981 to 1982, each hour-long episode featuring two or more stories of varying length hosted by actor James Coburn. Starring Steve Allen, David Carradine, Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs, June Lockhart and Esther Rolle, in stories of suspense and terror which … Continue reading

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Anthology Television Part 1

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An anthology television series is a program that presents a different story with a different set of characters in each episode. These normally have different actors each week but some employed a permanent ensemble of actors who would appear in a different drama each week (like Four Star Playhouse). Others would have different actors and stories set in the same ‘shared world’ (like Welcome To Paradox). Many anthology shows would have a … Continue reading

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Top 15 Worst Horror Remakes of All Time

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You know the term well. The dreaded re-make! We are certainly in an era of history repeating itself. Though as in this list, history doesn’t always mean better. This list of turds is our tribute to the worst of the remakes to come along in the horror genre. As an incentive, many of these movies spawn from the influence of great films. So while they may not be up to par, the films they were … Continue reading

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Character Profiles: The Walking Dead: Carol Peletier

Now that the much anticipated Season 2 of The Walking Dead has begun and is currently in a mid-season hiatus, in the coming weeks I’ll continue to be bringing you a special look at our beloved cast of characters. This week we’ll look at Carol.

Melissa McBride steps into the role of Carol Peletier. She is soft spoken, meek, a bit defenseless, the wife of an abusive husband Ed, and has a daughter … Continue reading

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Key Genre Films 1980s

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How things have changed. In the forties, for instance, one would find it difficult to name twenty good genre films of the decade but, since the late seventies, Hollywood has learned that their baby-booming audiences could not only handle strong horror and science fiction concepts, they craved them. Filmmakers everywhere went into overdrive. Like television today, there wasn’t a production house around that didn’t have at least one genre project in the making.

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Top 10 Films for 2011 | Black Saint List

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It has been a interesting year for horror/sci-fi films this year. In my opinion, it’s been something of a down year for genre films. There have been some really good films released this year but by & large I think the bad ones far outweighed the good ones. I even scrambled to watch “The Orphan Killer” & “The Woman” in the last few days because of all … Continue reading

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Horrors of Humanity: I am So Goth I am Dead…now!

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I am so Goth I am dead…Now!

What the f*ck can I say about the Goth subculture that could not already be summed up within my last bowel movement? They are both kind of dark, smell weird, stay in a confined area away from sunlight, and float in a bowl. Wait a minute; maybe they are different so forget I compared the two.

Goth comes with a defined set of sociological … Continue reading

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Pins & Needles: The Art of the Voodoo Doll

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My world isn’t just all disjointed doll heads and dried out human body parts, occasionally it also includes voodoo. And of course quite a few dolls holding on to pins and needles for various reasons, I can imagine you are not surprised by this so let me give you a little lesson about the ins and outs of voodoo dolling.

Voodoo dolls as we know them are largely a New Orleans entity. … Continue reading

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My Dolly Dearest

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Growing up as a girl means a lot of things: pigtails, dress-up, tea parties, and… dolls. The latter seems harmless right? Playing with a mini-size baby or an 11.5 inch fashionista model is a rite of passage for a lot of young girls. As dolls inhabit their own houses and convertibles, no one and I mean no one, ever thinks for a second these plastic, smiling characters would commit some rather … Continue reading

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Horrors of Humanity: W Mesa Bones and Green Chili

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New Mexico, the “Land of Entrapment” as the locals call it, is a swell place to go to observe Southwest culture. You can experience all of the Natives wearing the same Slipknot shirts while validating that we should have offered their great grandparents even more rotted meat and smallpox blankets. You can also witness their whining about being f*cked over by the white man all the while abusing the legal and … Continue reading

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Horrors of Humanity: Smiley Face Killers

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Smiley Face Killers!

When I see happy smiling faces the first thing that usually comes to mind is that I want to take a big sharp knife and slice their f*cking smile off of their smiley sunshine f*cking faces. I want to stick that blade in their sternum and gut them like a fish but continue the process up through the neck and into their smiley f*cking mouth. Does that suggest I have mental problems? … Continue reading

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The Devil Won Tonight

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(Warning: This article contains spoilers for certain horror movies.)

I recently rented Ti West’s ode to classic horror, “The House of the Devil.”After watching it I began to wonder: why does evil almost always win in occult themed movies? I mean seriously, what is up with the Devil being the victor?
“House…” follows a young college student in search of a job. Naturally, she comes across a ‘babysitter needed’ flyer … Continue reading

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The Devil Tree

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They say that, sometimes, seeing a ghost is just a matter of situational gravity. The 1995 earthquakes in Kobe, Japan brought with them a wide, broad rash of ghost sightings. So too did the tsunami in Thailand, 2004, and Hurricane Katrina, 2005. Ghost sightings are a dime a dozen at battlefields the world over, and it’s relatively accepted that any place that has a heavy history has its share of spirits.

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