Laughing Through the Scares: A Look At Horror Comedies

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Horror comedies are hard to pull off. Despite some similarities in the genres, it’s difficult to find a balance between the screams and laughs. There are a variety of pathways from which to accomplish one, whether through reaction, satire or balls out craziness. However, the big question is how the classics in this subgenre accomplished it. A lot of it may have to do with the simple fact that the two genres really aren’t that … Continue reading

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Find The Hidden Truths Of GHOSTBUSTERS In This Trailer For SPOOK CENTRAL

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If you have taken the advice of those of us serving you here at Horrornews.net then you’ve already seen ROOM 237 the documentary about all the hidden meanings in THE SHINING and right in that same vein comes this new flick from down under. It’s titled SPOOK CENTRAL and it goes in depth with a group of fans from Australia calling them themselves “Friends of Gozer” and much like the fans in ROOM 237 they … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ghostbusters 2 (1989)

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SYNOPSIS: The discovery of a massive river of ectoplasm and a resurgence of spectral activity allows the staff of Ghostbusters to revive the business. REVIEW: The monstrous success of “Ghostbusters” in 1984 guaranteed that a sequel would be put on a fast track to get made. Columbia pictures put immediate pressure on original writers Dan Aykroyd & Harold Ramis to script a sequel as quickly as possible. Pressure was also put on director Ivan Reitman … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ghostbusters (1984)

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SYNOPSIS: Three unemployed parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.

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Eerie Indiana, Ghostbusters and More! Animated favs coming Soon to Fearnet

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‘TALES FROM THE CRYPTKEEPER’ AS WELL AS LIVE-ACTION SERIES ‘EERIE, INDIANA’ AND ‘DARK ORACLE’ WHEN IT ADDS THE ‘FUNHOUSE’ WEEKEND PROGRAMMING BLOCK SATURDAY, AUGUST 18 FROM 10 AM TO 12 PM ET FEARnet, cable’s premier destination for horror, suspense and thriller content, is adding a new two-hour weekend programming block starting August 18. The morning segment, dubbed “Funhouse,” features half-hour animated programs “The Real Ghostbusters” and “Tales from the Cryptkeeper,” as well as live-action suspense … Continue reading

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Unexplained Confidential – Delaware Valley Paranormal Association

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Who ya gonna call? I never realized how many Paranormal Investigation groups existed before I started writing this column. The fact that some of these groups are active every single weekend completely blows me away. While the economy is wrecked, it really seems like we are in the middle of a Ghost Hunting boom. The paranormal activity just in my area alone has got to be off the charts. This week we are talking with … Continue reading

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Zombie Epic Crosses into Blockbuster Hollywood Franchises

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San Diego, CA – A first in comic book history, IDW Publishing is proud to announce INFESTATION! Starting in January 2011, INFESTATION will infect STAR TREK, GHOSTBUSTERS, TRANFORMERS and G.I. JOE comics with zombies, zombies, and more zombies. To help create this multi-dimensional saga, IDW is teaming up with fan-favorite writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (The Thanos Imperative, Legion of Super-Heroes) and artist David Messina (TRUE BLOOD). “This is definitely one of those ‘there’s no way they’ll ever do this’ kind of events,” said … Continue reading

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Interview: Bill Bryan (Stay Puft Marshmellow Man)

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MOVIES: GHOSTBUSTERS, PHANTOMS, MEN IN BLACK, ARMY OF DARKNESS When there’s something strange in the neighborhood, who you gonna call? BILL BRYAN!! Wait, who? That’s right folks – Bill Bryan, or, some of you may know him better as THE STAY PUFT MARSHMALLOW MAN. You have chosen the form of the destructor, and i’m sitting down with him for some serious issues. Let’s find out what’s beyond the big puffy foam suit, and get inside … Continue reading

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