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Key Genre Films 1940s

The forties got off to a cracking start with Paramount’s Technicolor production of Doctor Cyclops (1940) starring Albert Dekker as a crazed scientist who discovers the secret of miniaturisation deep in the South American jungles. The film contains superb special effects sequences which required the construction of gigantic sets and props of everyday articles, including books, chairs, pot-plants and scientific …

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The Most Horrifying Opening Scenes (You Should Totally See!)

Stabbings. Stranglings. Ghastly dolls. Anxiety-fueled phone calls. Bludgeonings. Chases. Unseen terrors. There’s no single recipe to cook up a horrifying opening scene. Some tease you with scares before blasting you with the horror. Others gut punch you with the horror right away. The greatest opening scenes do have one thing in common. They make a promise to the viewer. This …

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Director Ingmar Bergman – A Retrospective of His Works

Horror News is mostly devoted to horror as a definable separate genre, that is, to films that draw upon (and occasionally expand) an existing tradition. Most of the directors and writers who work in this field are very conscious of belonging to a generic tradition. But fantasies and nightmares can be created by anybody, and it sometimes happens that directors …

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Unexplained Confidential: Do You Believe ?

Today, we ask the question… Do you believe?   We have asked this same question to a number of celebrities throughout different interviews conducted here at HorrorNews.net!  This is a collection of answers to the question, Do you believe in…. things like ghosts and ghouls and paranormal activity, and just those things that go bump in the night. Read everyone’s answer …

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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 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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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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