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Serial Killer Films Compendium (P-Z)

The following article is the third and final part of a three-part list of films featuring serial killers. I’ve deliberately avoided movies concerning ‘spree killers’, ‘obsessed fan’ films, and movies that contain supernatural elements. It is not intended to be a complete list nor terribly insightful, but a simple rundown of the best, worst and most interesting serial killer titles …

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7 Great Horror Movies that were Slammed by Critics

Night of the Living Dead (1968), directed by George Romero; starring Duane Jones and Judith O’Dea as two strangers who join forces to survive the original Zombie Apocalypse. One of the most influential horror movies ever made, Night of the Living Dead was initially dismissed by many critics as a cheap “exploitation” film (Rex Reed was a notable exception). In …

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Fringe Realities & Beyond

It’s Joyhorror once again exploring the impossibilities of the possible. Last time out I mentioned the Fringe finale and the image of the World Trade Center shown in an Alternate Reality. Is the concept of a Parallel Universe that far fetched? What exactly is a Parallel Universe? It is reality as we know it – but it’s a little different. …

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Top 10 Scariest Horror Movie Ghosts We’ve Seen in Film

Ghost stories were my first introduction to all things spooky and scary – M R James stories (and their television adaptations) used to keep me awake at night, straining my eyes to see spooky patterns in the curtains or wallpaper that were almost definitely ghosts. Ghosts are terrifying for so many reasons: They are often intangible so cannot be physically …

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Evolution of Michael Myers: Halloween Thru the Years

With the upcoming release of Halloween on 19th October, it’s only fitting that we look through the evolution of one of the most iconic slasher stars, Michael Myers. Whether you’ve been there from the beginning or just starting to be introduced to the Halloween franchise, you’re doubtlessly well-acquainted with the masked murderer, who has been tainting large butcher knives for …

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The Grease-Painted Corpse of Americana: Revisiting Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects

In a 2012 interview with The News & Observer, Alice Cooper says, “Rob Zombie and I are basically best friends, because he totally gets that horror and comedy are in bed together.” Certainly, the uneasy connection between humour and revulsion informs Rob Zombie’s first two films, House of 1000 Corpses (2003) and its sequel The Devil’s Rejects (2005). However, rather …

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10 Worst Films Of 2016

Fifty years from now, 2016 will be remembered as a outstanding year for horror films in general. There were some sizable horror hits at the box office this year, and while not all of the bigger hits were especially good films, it’s never a bad thing if the genre you’re particular to has a good year. But I’m not here …

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Q&A: The Omen (1976) Movie

Movie: The Omen (1976) – Questions and Answers This time, I concluded the unholy trilogy from Hollywood with The Omen, likely one of the most supposedly curse films surpassing the claims of The Exorcist and equaling that of Poltergeist. Director Richard Donner noted these incidents plaguing the production and the PR firms championed them during the production, however if one …

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