Shared Universal Monster-Verse Director Wishlist

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In case you haven’t been paying attention, Universal Studios wants to get in on the shared universe trend that is taking the world by storm since Marvel made a billion dollars. I guess, they kind of were head of the curve since the Wolfman eventually met Frankenstein and they all had a run in with … Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘What We Do In the Shadows’

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Director: Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement Cast: Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement, Jonathon Brugh, Stuart Rutherford, Rhys Darby Plot: A documentary crew follow a small group of vampires who share a flat in Wellington, New Zealand, as they go about their ‘lives’ and prepare for the annual ‘Unholy Masquerade’. Review: You might initially be thinking that the last … Continue reading

Dracula: The Actors Behind the Cape

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Few characters in the history of pop culture have grown past their literary origins to become embedded in the minds of people across the world. One of the most prominent figures to do this is none other than the most popular vampire of them all, Count Dracula. From the novel by Bram Stoker, this creature … Continue reading

Werewolf Movies to See Before You Die

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One of the most iconic monsters in film history is, the werewolf. Tales of people who could transform into wolf-like creatures have circulated the world over for centuries, but victims of lycanthropy have found new popularity thanks to the art of cinema. Beginning with the classic Universal Monsters franchise and continuing to the present day, … Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Candyman’

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It has been argued many times, that if you want to know what a civilization feels at any given time look at the stories which scare them. Throughout the twentieth and twenty first centuries, horror films have held a dark mirror to society showing them the darker aspects of themselves. In the 1990’s this continued, … Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘The Sacrament’

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Directed by: Ti West Starring: A.J. Bowen, Joe Swanberg, Amy Seimetz, and Gene Jones Plot: A documentary crew follows a friend to check on his sister who might be in a cult. Review: Ti West is a master manipulator and impressed me right out of the gate. Both The House of the Devil and The Innkeepers are some of the … Continue reading

Spotlight On: Jack Ketchum

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In literary horror there is no shortage of tales about; ghosts, werewolves, vampires, and their ilk. But one author in the horror genre who has earned a massive cult following does not rely on any of these tropes, instead Jack Ketchum, writes books about humans, who in his hands become scarier than any monster. Over … Continue reading

Horror Movies for Beginners: A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Into the Horror Genre

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I’m a huge fan of horror films and a friend of mine recently asked me to give her some recommendations. She’s never been into scary movies before so this is brand new territory for her and I decided to lay out a step-by-step process for anyone interested in getting into the horror game. It gets progressively … Continue reading

The True Story Behind The Exorcist

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Chances our whenever a large group of people are polled over the question “What is the scariest movie of all-time?” there is no doubt that in the runner-up column you will see titles like; The Shining, House on Haunted Hill, or Psycho. But inevitably the single film that is chosen as the single most frightening picture is, The Exorcist. Directed … Continue reading

WTF Hollywood??? Stop stuffing the zombie genre down our throats!!!!

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There’s an old saying in Hollywood about sequels which goes something like, “keep makin’ um until they stop making money.”  Anyone who’s familiar with the recent Saw or Paranormal Activity franchises can probably agree with me.  In a more general sense I also believe Hollywood ascribes to the notion, “keep riding the gravy train of … Continue reading