Horror Fandom: Halloween Shenanigans

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So yeah, here we are at the time of year where a bunch of people start turning their attention to all things macabre. Well, kind of anyway. Halloween can be fun, with uproarious parties, movie nights, dressing up and all that other good stuff that goes with it. Is is any different for the avid horror fan? A little. This is the time of year that stores are filled with things that ideally we’d like … Continue reading

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2010 NYC Comic Con

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New York City’s residents aren’t exactly known for being conservative in their fashion sense. However, even in the city that never sleeps, it was easy to tell as I walked the streets of Manhattan that I was getting closer to the site of the 2010 New York Comic Convention.  As I approached, I spotted fans dressed as comic book icons with intensifying frequency. Avatar, The Incredible Hulk, The Predator — they were all present on … Continue reading

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Book Review: Witch Craft – Compiled by Margaret McGuire & Alicia Kachmar

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WITCH CRAFT: WICKED ACCESSORIES, CREEPY-CUTE TOYS, MAGICAL TREATS, & MORE! (HARD COVER) Compiled by Margaret McGuire & Alicia Kachmar Published by Quirk Classics Publication Date: 2010 Format: Color – 96 pages Price: $14.95 “Double, double, toil and trouble! The instructions in Witch Craft will help you conjure up 25 totally wicked treasures – everything from vampire bite necklaces to graveyard cupcakes. You’ll also find tips and tricks for transforming found objects and everyday items into … Continue reading

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Scary String Dolls Are Here for Halloween

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Hey horror hounds! In the spirit of Haunting Season, with Halloween right around the corner, I wanted to share a special treat with you (no tricks, sorry!) that came in the mail for me today; I received a nifty little Halloween trinket that immediately reminded me of the “Bride of Chucky.” The trinket is in fact a little String Doll keychain from the website www.mystringdolls.com (called “Nightmare Bride”). The entire string doll is made up … Continue reading

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Top 10 Performances from a child star in Horror

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10. Kyra Schon as Karen Cooper in “Night of the Living Dead” Kyra Schon’s performance as Karen Cooper, the zombie who killed her mother with a garden trowel after eating her father, is perhaps one of the most well-known performances in horror history. Her frightening performance truly stole the show and made an impression on viewers everywhere. Although “Night of the Living Dead” was her only performance, it alone earns her a spot on the … 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 used, it all … Continue reading

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Unexplained Confidential: Deja Vu

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There are many doctors of horror, and even more patients. There are Count Horrors here and Sir Horrors there, but I am untitled. I am, dare I say, Unexplained. You can simply call me to by one name. I am Joyhorror. This is Unexplained Confidential. And… You are about a die. Well, maybe not this very sitting but continue to read on and let Horrornews absorb into your eye balls and the effects will be … Continue reading

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Interview: Courtney Gains

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COURTNEY GAINS Interview – 10.16.08 MOVIE: CHILDREN OF THE CORN , HALLOWEEN, BURBS MJ: Children of the Corn has become such a classic for horror fans old and new, back then… did you have any idea? CG: No. I had no idea, it was my first film and I was just trying to do a good job. MJ: Malachi is beloved by horror fans, but I must say Hans Klopek gave me the creeps! What … Continue reading

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