Horror Classics: Titles That Never Lose Their Power

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As fans of the horror genre, we find ourselves in something of a unique position. Where many so-called ‘Genre Classics’ in other areas of cinema and literature tend to date and lose some of their lustre (be it due to societal changes in the way issues are perceived, the technology used in the making of the films or whatever), while there are countless examples of horror films that have not only dated well, but retain … Continue reading

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Hellraiser: How can the series get back on track?

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Hellraiser: Revelations, the ninth movie in the series inspired by Clive Barker’s novella The Hellbound Heart, has completed principal photography (in just 13 days of actual shooting time… yikes). A cut exists already, and the flick will hit DVD next year. Will it bring some fans back to a franchise that many have left for dead? Possibly. While the film was apparently rushed into production due to the impending end of the license on the … Continue reading

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Horror Fandom: Spreading The Disease

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As fans of this bloodiest of genres, we are often looked at as a bit mad by other people, and  especially those that a close to us. It can be difficult to explain to others just what we find  so fascinating about the horror genre, and if friends come round for a movie night, it can be  even harder trying to figure out what to show them that won’t have them running and screaming  from … Continue reading

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Horror Movies: The Next Step

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What will be the next step in the evolution of the horror movie? There are any number of permutations of the horror genre available for movie lovers to indulge in right now, ranging from your average slasher to your full-blown gore epics, psychological thrillers to twitching torture p*rn. All of these things exist under the umbrella of horror, but the actual definitions of the term are always changing. As with any form of genre cinema, … Continue reading

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