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Scary Music II: 13 Legendary Halloween Songs and What Inspired Them

Halloween is creeping up on us and everybody’s got their favorite spooky playlist, including me. However, some readers may be interested to know, what really inspired the following 13 songs about werewolves, monsters, witches, Faustian deals, and the like? Some of the answers are surprising. Who would have thought that Zelda Fitzgerald (wife of The Great Gatsby author F. Scott) …

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Hellraiser Franchise Movies Overview (Part 1)

Welcome to the Hellraiser Franchise Movies Overview (Part 1) Starting in March, every month at HorrorNews.Net will feature a new Bump in the Night column by Richard Sopko. Each one highlighting a franchise, monster, or phenomenon, the column will be a chance to revisit some of horror’s beloved icons. Join the conversation with your own memories, thoughts, and most of …

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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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Horror T-Shirt Top Ten List

Horrornews.net in association with TeePublic has put together a TOP TEN LIST of horror t-shirts. If there is one thing that goes hand and hand with a good horror movie, it’s a great horror t-shirt. 10. We All Float Down Here This is the perfect pick for the number ten spot, with all the clown activity from 2016 and the …

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Failure to Communicate at Manchester Morgue

Long-time fans of horror films likely can’t shake the shock from seeing “cannibal zombie entertainment” find mainstream acceptance. Decades ago, George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead pulled in well over $5 million during its original 1968 theatrical run, yet few production companies took a change releasing an equally violent copycat. It wasn’t until 1974 that a creepy film …

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10 Great Horror Movies Not on Blu ray (We’d Love to See Shout Factory Release!)

Welcome horror fans to our top recommended list of great horror films that SHOULD be on bluray. We realize that keeping this to 10, was a struggle, however the list still represents 10 films that aren’t on high resolution yet!!??. I do welcome readers to comment more below in the hope that distributors read this piece and are ambitious enough …

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Time Travel

Our world, our universe, may not just be by itself. We might be just one of many parallel universes. It leads to the possibility that when you make a decision, there’s another you who made the opposite decision in a parallel universe.” – Dr. Ronald Mallett, professor of physics at the University of Connecticut The Grandfather Paradox is one of …

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The Four Faces Of Deadly Earnest Late-Night Horror Host

Deadly Earnest was a late-night horror host active on Australian television from 1966 to 1972. Broadcast weekly on the 0-10 Network, Deadly Earnest’s Aweful Movies featured mainly B-grade horror films introduced by Australian celebrity Ian Bannerman. Following Bannerman’s tongue-in-cheek characterisation, the program was notorious for showing the absolute dross of supernaturally-themed cinema, even going so far as to present the …

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Introduction to Japanese Cyberpunk

Cyberpunk is an offshoot of science fiction, usually set in a dystopian future with a focus on “low life-high tech”; advanced technology in contrast with dire living conditions, pollution and social disorder. The genre has it’s beginning in the 1960’s and 1970’s with authors like Phillip K. Dick, Roger Zelazny and J. G. Ballard taking science fiction to darker paths …

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HALLOWEEN Comics 2019

Everyone’s entitled to one good read! Or in this case, six. Having previously done a list of personal favourites and then my best horror adaptations, this year I thought I’d jump the line and do a ‘best of 2019’ in time for your Samhain fireside reading. That way when everyone else is compiling their lists in time for Xmas, you …

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