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Dissecting Critters Movie Franchise

Critters The success of 1984s Gremlins, with its unique blend of horror and sardonic humour seemingly inspired a number of other “little monster” films of that decade. Critters is one of the best. Although its makers deny any influence it shares with Gremlins a sense of mischievous glee but also possesses its own brand of charm. This is family-friendly horror …

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Horrifying History: Part 5 – The Real Story Behind Fritz Lang’s M (1 of 2)

For this chapter in Horrifying History we’re focusing on the groundbreaking, but sadly overlooked, 1931 film M and the devil’s brigade of real life monsters that inspired it.  Fritz Lang’s M is a remarkable accomplishment on multiple levels, and, like all those we’ve featured, it’s inspired by grisly real-life events. This time we’re traveling back to Germany’s post World War …

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Fatal Films: Ten Movies Haunted by Lethal Tragedies

While researching this list, I came to the wholly unscientific conclusion that the most dangerous movie sets for performers and crew members are those for sword-and-sandals movies, followed by aviation flicks. Strangely, not a lot of search hits came up for accidents and deaths associated with horror movies, unless the comic VAMPIRE IN BROOKLYN (see below) qualifies. This is by …

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Horrifying History: Part 4 – Peter Bogdanovich’s Targets

Originally this installment was going to cover 1968’s TARGETS and 1931’s M. But these were too hefty for one piece so we’ll just stick with Targets—an overlooked film that you must see, inspired by a nightmarish event we shouldn’t forget. In 1966, Peter Bogdanovich was a film critic and cinema junkie with visions of directing. A chance meeting with producer/director …

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Best Horror Film One-liners

Everyone loves a good one-liner. Its something that anyone can shout out and most of the people will get the reference. Sometimes these one-liners can really add a punch to your joke or drive a message in deep. Most one-liners spoken today are from TV shows or movies. Some of my favorites that I use frequently are: “That’s what she said” “Ill …

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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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Vampire Movies – A Look Back at Some of Horror’s Greatest Contributions

When I asked Horror News readers and Facebook friends to tell me their favourite vampire films, I received a terrific response. The suggestions poured in, and all kinds of weird, wonderful and outlandish films fronted up for selection. So while I can’t deny the quality or appeal of films like Planet Of The Vampires (1965), Count Yorga Vampire (1970), Vampyres …

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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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Invasions Of The Body Snatchers – Historical Overview

Welcome to the Invasions Of The Body Snatchers full historical overview of this cult classic science fiction film In 1955 author Jack Finney published a novel entitled The Body Snatchers, first serialised in Collier’s Magazine the year before. It describes the fictional town of Santa Mira, California being invaded by seeds that have drifted to Earth from space. The seeds …

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Eibon Press: A Look Back

As comic publishers trend towards endless reboots and universe redefining events, I think about the long lost movie adaptation. I was hooked by comics at the age of thirteen, and while I loved Mutants and Kryptonians as much as the next guy, it was the adaptations of Child’s Play 2 and Freddy’s Dead: the Final Nightmare, that did the hooking. …

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