Top 10 Supernatural Reality Altering Horror Characters

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A horror list most likely way overdue. I’ve always had a soft spot for supernatural characters. The ones that stick out are characters who seem to possess powers that warp time, space, and everything around them. Consider it sort of a technique for making nightmarish things happen that you wouldn’t find happening within a film like “Halloween” or “Friday the 13th”. You definitely wouldn’t find it in zombie films, vampire films or aquatic creature films. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Rasen (1998)

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SYNOPSIS: A young pathologist seeks answers to the mysterious death of a friend and soon comes into contact with the same cursed videotape that caused the death of the friend’s wife and son, which is haunted by the curse of Sadako, a relentless spirit. REVIEW: Most people haven’t heard of this film, and not without reason. Rasen is the first sequel to Hideo Nakata’s Ring, with some of the same cast but with a different … Continue reading

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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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Top 20 Scariest Movies of All Time – Part 1

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With Halloween around the corner, we wanted to make sure we included our mark on the top 20 scariest films of all time. The selections have been scrutinized over and in fact mirror many other such lists. Though we’d added a few surprises that I think get forgotten from time to time. I wanted to point out something painfully obvious. Alot of our scariest films occurred at the 70′s end years. I don’t think it’s … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Ring (2002)

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SYNOPSIS: A young journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone in a week of viewing it. REVIEW: To review a film as groundbreaking as “The Ring”, is to note its contribution to not only the genre, but to the Asian horror market as a whole. The year was 2002, the Asian market was not prepared for the wave that would head their way from the Western world. A … Continue reading

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Doc Rotten’s Halls of Horror: Female Movie Monsters

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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 to see that the horror genre is a male dominated field of cinema.  Most of … Continue reading

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The Asian Horror Remake Formula

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A large chunk of the American film industry is devoted to remakes, adaptations, and sequels. This is no news to you. But there’s a problem: we’re running out of stuff of our own to remake. That’s why we’re dipping into whatever is popular in the international horror bay for a quick coin, and thus we get films like Shutter and The Ring. You may have noticed one of the recent French extremities Martyrs, which is … Continue reading

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Top 30 Horror Films of the Last Decade

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(BECAUSE TOP 20 ISNT ENOUGH!!) (Not in any particular order) Hey there horror fans, it’s that time of the year when we all reflect on what and where the previous years have brought us.. You’ll read alot of lists this time of year, though that doesn’t mean that they are the final say but rather an individual’s perspective. We wanted to give you a chance to hear us out of what we thought were the … Continue reading

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