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Film Review: The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death (2015)


SYNOPSIS: 40 years after the first haunting at Eel Marsh House, a group of children evacuated from WWII London arrive, awakening the house’s darkest inhabitant. REVIEW: Hammer Films and Susan Hill start off 2015 with The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death a sequel to the Daniel Radcliffe ghostly feature from 2012. Tom Harper steps in to direct while ...

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Film Review: The Quiet Ones (2014)


SYNOPSIS: Videographer Brian McNeil is asked to join Oxford Profressor Joseph Coupland and his group of Quiet Ones, a small group of trusted students who help him investigate the supernatural. Coupland needs Brian to record their experiments involving a young girl, Jane Harper, who is prone to unexplained projections similar to those described as poltergeist activity. Coupland hopes to be ...

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Hammer Giveaway: Frankenstein Created Women Blu-Ray


HorrorNews.net wants to give you a copy of the Hammer Cult Classic, Frankenstein Created Women now available on Blu-ray.   Here is what you need to do — Email joyhorror@horrornews.net and put “Frankenstein Created Women” in the subject line.  In the body of the email, please list your full name and complete address.  US Only. To kick-off the upcoming New Year, ...

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Film Review: The Icons of Suspense: Hammer Films (2010)


SYNOPSIS: Hammer Films made their name with monsters and vampires, but this third complication from Columbia Pictures – all new to DVD – proves they could frighten you without them. Topping the set is the uncut version of the futuristic classic THESE ARE THE DAMNED, directed by the legendary Joseph Losey. Peter Cushing and Andre Morell match wits in CASH ...

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Doc Rotten’s Halls of Horror: Remembering Ingrid Pitt (1937 – 2010)


In the span of a few years, Ingrid Pitt burst upon the horror scene and left an indelible mark on the halls of horror. With her stunning, voluptuous beauty and top-notch talent, she solidified her position as a leading scream queen in the history of horror. For Hammer Films, she launched the Karnstein trilogy with Vampire Lovers (1970) proving a ...

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Doc Rotten’s Halls of Horror: Michael Ripper, an introduction

Curse of the Werewolf

Michael Ripper, an introduction This Halloween season, I’ve been sitting down each weekend with my nine year old daughter to watch the Hammer horror festival on Turner Classic Movies. Horror of Dracula, The Mummy, Curse of Frankenstein, Plague of the Zombies, they’re all here. As we began our third week of flicks to enjoy, my daughter made an enlightening observation; ...

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A Little Bit of History Repeating?


If we look at today’s horror output from major Hollywood studios we must ask the question “Is Hollywood making the same mistakes it has before?” A quick glance at movies currently in production shows a terribly high number of remakes and sequels, (monikered as ‘franchises’ by production companies) much to the dismay of many horror fans. It seems like major ...

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Doc Rotten’s Halls of Horror: Female Movie Monsters


The most famous of Universal Monsters are the Frankenstein Monster, Count Dracula, the Wolfman, the Mummy and the Creature from the Black Lagoon. Horror icons of classic thriller cinema are Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney, Jr., Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee and Vincent Price. Modern horror monsters are Freddy Kruger, Michael Myers, Leatherface, Jason Voorhees and Pinhead. It is easy ...

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