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Marisa Mirabal

Hailing from the Lone Star State, Marisa is a cinephile who possesses a zeal for horror, Halloween, and playing her records backward more times than she probably should. Her love for the macabre and creature features can be traced back to the video store aisles of the late '80s. She is also a contributing writer for Birth.Movies.Death., /Film, Collider, and The Austin Chronicle.

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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Top 10 Animated Horror Films for the Holidays

For most horror fans, the love of Halloween and affinity for the macabre originated at a young age. Dressing up in costume, going trick-or-treating, and watching spooky shows were all meaningful events during our favorite time of year growing up. Mostly, our introduction to horror was spoon-fed to us either by friends or family through animation films and TV shows– …

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Film Review: The Devil’s Doorway (2018)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: In the fall of 1960, Father Thomas Riley and Father John Thornton were sent by the Vatican to investigate a miraculous event in an Irish home for ‘fallen women’, only to uncover something much more horrific. REVIEW: Director: Aislinn Clarke Writers: Martin Brennan, Aislinn Clarke, Michael B. Jackson Starring: Lalor Roddy, Ciaran Flynn, Helena Bereen Magdalene laundries, …

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Film Review: Pyewacket (2017)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A frustrated, angst-ridden teenage girl awakens something in the woods when she naively performs an occult ritual to evoke a witch to kill her mother. REVIEW: With a title like Pyewacket, I couldn’t help but be intrigued. Thanks to the glorious internet, I discovered that this was the name of a familiar spirit detected by the …

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Top 10 Facts About Jason Voorhees

When one thinks about horror franchises, Friday the 13th will never stray far from the path of classic terror.  While Jason Voorhees is known for his high death count and bloodthirsty machete, there are some facts that still surprise moviegoers about one of our favorite masked killer years later. Jason Was Almost Named Josh The creator of Jason, Victor Miller, …

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TEXAS FRIGHTMARE WEEKEND 2018 Film Lineup Is Announced

Get ready, gorehounds! Texas Frightmare sent out a press release this morning detailing all of the killer films that will be screening this year.  Running from May 4-6 in Dallas, TX, your weekend will be filled with horror icons, sick posters, movie memorabilia, rad records, film screenings, panels, and plenty of ghoulish vendors to wreak havoc on your bank accounts.  …

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Film Review: Tragedy Girls (2017)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Sadie and McKayla, two death-obsessed teenage girls use their online show about real-life murders to send their small mid-western town into a frenzy and solidify their legacy as modern horror legends. REVIEW: Director: Tyler MacIntyre Writers: Tyler, MacIntyre, Chris Lee Hill, Justin Olson Starring: Brianna Hildebrand, Alexandra Shipp, Josh Hutcherson Social media has undoubtedly become an …

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