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Horrifying History: Part 2 – The Real Chainsaw Massacres

Horror film history is filled with imaginary psychopaths whose exploits are based on real life maniacs. Classics like Psycho (1960), Henry Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986), M (1931), and Targets (1968) were all fictionalized versions of genuine human monsters who had fascinating stories well-worth revisiting. To kick things off, we’ll focus on the inspirations behind the late Tobe Hooper’s …

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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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That Friday Feeling: A Study on the Friday the 13th Feature Films – Part 1

The human psyche is a complex thing. Not content with the status quo we fashion for ourselves, we seek to push the limits of our capabilities in the form of self-imposed challenges. This may be something personal, like weight loss, something educational like learning a language, or something elemental like climbing a mountain. Over recent months I have lost a …

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Robert Altman

Robert Altman, the director of M*A*S*H (1970), Nashville (1975) and Gosford Park (2001), is not an easy artist to summarise. He has always been a fiercely unpredictable ‘lone wolf’ (like many of his heroes) in the film business. But surprisingly, the one category in relation to his work is seldom discussed is the fantastic. Yet at least five of Bob’s …

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Disgusting Horror Films Recommended for Consumption

Ever since their release, horror films have been keeping us from sleep and making us wonder what goes bump in the night. But horror films have also been known to disgust us, showing classic scenes of teenagers getting random appendages sliced off, disembowelment or even torture scenes. The modern film audiences expect horror films to have gore in them, its just a …

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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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Henry Fuseli’s Nightmare Painting

Henry Fuseli’s painting The Nightmare represents the earliest entry of the visual arts into the Romantic and Gothic movements. Painted in 1781, The Nightmare came at a time when the Neoclassical era was coming to an end. Due to Neoclassical’s connection to the Enlightenment, the artistic movement focused on structure, restraint and objectivity in its works. The painting A Philosopher …

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Marisa Mirabal’s Top 10 Horror Films of 2018

Don’t be fooled. 2018 has been a fantastic year for horror despite what any naysayers may try to tell you. The horror genre gained significant recognition with Get Out’s four Academy Award nominations and secured the Oscar win for Best Original Screenplay. Fangoria was resurrected with a quarterly magazine distribution and audiences were gifted a remake of Suspiria and continuation …

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