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Film Review: Deadly Friend (1986)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Loosely adapted from Diana Henstell’s novel Friend, “Deadly Friend” revolves around boy genius Paul (Matthew Laborteaux) who has moved to a new town with his mother his mother and his robot pal that he built himself named BB. Paul soon falls in love with pretty neighbor Sam (Kristy Swanson), who lives with her abusive father. Things …

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Horror Happens Radio: Halloween Episode Panel Discussions from HorrorHound Weekend!

With Horror Happens Radio rising from the dead on Halloween this year, the Rondo Nominated Horror talk radio program with over 1100 chats and guests will play three near 60 minute panels from the September Indy HorrorHound Show. Part of the four hour live radio program (3-7 PM EST) on HomeGrownRadioNJ via the TuneIn App, the lineup will feature panel …

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Film Review: Shocker (1989)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: When a vicious serial killer named Horace (really guys? Horace?!? Were all the good names taken?) is sentenced to die in the electric chair he instead becomes a supernatural being capable of controlling electricity and possessing the bodies of others. He uses his newfound powers to continue his killing spree and becomes obsessed with trying to kill …

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Film Review: The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: An anthropologist goes to Haiti after hearing rumors about a drug used by black magic practitioners to turn people into zombies. REVIEW: Wade Davis, a Harvard-educated anthropologist, traveled to Haiti in the early eighties to research the Vodou religion and its practices.  His specific focus was concentrated on zombies, and the assortment of ingredients utilized in creating the poisonous …

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What Nightmares Are Made Of – The Real-Life Inspiration Behind Freddy Krueger

Historical events directly impact what filmmakers create and monsters notoriously tend to reflect the perils of the times. Blending fact with fiction, film draws inspiration from folklore, various cultures and universal humanistic themes, to world events in order to create stories that allow audiences to escape reality for fun as well as fear. Common influences in horror films tend to …

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Nightmare on Elm St. II Director Jack Sholder on Horror Happens Radio to Promote “Freddy fest” May 9th

Horror filmmaker Jack Sholder (THE HIDDEN & WISHMASTER 2) will be talking live on Tues May 9th with the Rondo Nominated Radio Host & Writer Jay Kay to open THE HORROR HAPPENS RADIO SHOW at 325 PM EST/1225 PM WEST. They will be talking about his entry into the NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET franchise as well as the up and coming FREDDY FEST …

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Film Review: The Last House on The Left (1972) – Review 2

The Last House on The Left (1972)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: In this cult horror favorite from twisted writer-director Wes Craven, a pair of repulsive, sadistic escaped convicts kidnap, rape, torture and murder two teenage girls — but the criminals have picked the wrong teens to victimize. One of the girls’ parents, not content with turning to the law, set out to exact an equally brutal revenge …

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Film Review: Scream (1996)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Horror maven Wes Craven — paying homage to teen horror classics such as Halloween and Prom Night — turns the genre on its head with this tale of a murderer who terrorizes hapless high schooler Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) by offing everyone she knows. Not your average slasher flick, Scream distinguishes itself with a self-parodying sense …

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