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Luis Buñuel

While the commercial form of genre cinema was being shaped, first in Germany in the twenties and then Hollywood in the thirties, it was receiving a rather different kind of input from several non-commercial intellectual filmmakers in Europe. Yet it was not so very long before the influence of the artistic movement of surrealism was making its way into the …

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William Castle – Tribute and Historical Overview (Part 1)

Plastic skeletons dangling on wires above the audience! Theatre seats wired to buzz the audience! Fright-breaks giving cowardly customers a chance to escape to the lobby! Insurance policies guaranteeing audience members against death by fright! These and other outrageous gimmicks designed to pull in more moviegoers may seem like the creations of a P.T. Barnum rather than a directorial master …

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Top Horror Movie Sex Scenes

Perhaps everyone’s secret favourite horror movie cliche, sex scenes have dominated decadent B-movie horror sleaze from the ‘80s onwards. Of course, if you’re in a horror movie and take part in such scenes, you’re almost guaranteed to be killed during these scenes, which is what makes horror sex scenes so much better than any old romantic comedy scene. Who doesn’t …

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Horrifying History: Part 5 – The Real Story Behind Fritz Lang’s M (2 of 2)

   In part one, (see part 1 of Frtiz Lang’s M) we covered Fritz Lang’s immortal film M and the vampire serial killer that inspired it. But we were only breaking the skin in terms of Teutonic maniacs. This round we’ll slice a little deeper. A word of warning—I don’t recommend eating bratwurst while reading this article. Here we go! …

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Bundyrama: Five Actors Who Played Ted Bundy Before Zac Efron

Now that former Disney teen idol  Zac Efron has been cast as serial killer extraordinaire Ted Bundy in an upcoming film called Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, it’s a good time look back at the actors who’ve already been there with Terrible Ted. In chronological order, they are: Mark Harmon in THE DELIBERATE STRANGER (1986), a TV miniseries, directed …

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That Friday Feeling: A Study on the Friday the 13th Feature Films – Part 2

“THOSE DAMN ENCHILADAS!” FRIDAY THE 13TH PART V – A NEW BEGINNING New beginnings eh? Who doesn’t love those. A chance for revitalization and purpose reborn. The problem with new beginnings is they often slip back into old habits and turn out to be a load of false starts and empty promises… So, picking up after the final (definitely not …

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Serial Killer Films Compendium (F-O)

The following article is the second part of a three-part list of films featuring serial killers. I’ve deliberately avoided movies concerning ‘spree killers’, ‘obsessed fans’, 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 to be found, …

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The Amityville Horror: Today 40 Years After The Book

It has always been very odd to see a horror franchise break into the mainstream so prevalently, but 40 years later, The Amityville Horror is still strong as ever, resting in the pit of people’s trauma and festering forever in horror literature and cinema. Spanning over 18 films, including 11 direct-to-video entries, 6 theatrical releases and 1 made-for-TV film, The …

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Unsettling Short Films You Can’t Miss!

Short films are perhaps the most criminally overlooked elements of essential horror viewing and are becoming increasingly relevant, with them being able to reach audiences online that standard length horror films cannot. The true beauty of short films of any genre is their ability to condense a breadth of ideas, emotions, characters, etc. into a mere few minutes and in …

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Paranormal Documentaries that Really Scared Us

The realm of paranormality is one which has been explored vastly within the horror community, remaining as one of the most universally loved topics within horror. Of course, as little children, most of you reading will recall telling your friends ghost stories that you had made up or that had been passed down to you through generations, scaring yourselves and …

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Fear the Sarlaac

Greetings sweet children of the evening, this week I bring you a gift from the deep reaches of the stars themselves. Few cinematic universes can claim the tremendous following that the Star Wars universe has garnered through the years. It’s a universe with a plethora of characters and creatures some of which could on their own, provide a tantalizing opportunity …

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