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Sep 142014
 
Get these essential Halloween party supplies

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Sep 082014
 
Creepy crawlers in tiny spaces: Interview with 'Crawl or Die's' Nicole Alonso

Horror has earned a bit of a bad rap with women over the years, often making them weak and vulnerable, and of course, naked. Hey, we get it guys; you like boobs. It’s not a crime. But when a movie has a kickass female lead — and doesn’t use gratuitous flesh to sell itself — it’s a pretty cool thing and a refreshing change.  Plus, if you add in super tight spaces and a spider-like, ravenous alien in those tight spaces, you’re bound to get the attention of a claustrophobic or arachnophobic horror fan. But god help you if you […]

Sep 052014
 
'American Horror Story' releases three new teasers

We knew those folks at “American Horror Story”  had been quiet way too long. I mean, it’s been days since they released a teaser trailer. So Thursday they released three at once. And if the show goes as creepy as some of the new teasers, we are in for a dark carnival ride, indeed. One video features a sword swallower, but the other two feature clowns — very, very bad looking clowns. Even if you don’t have a phobia about them, these trailers will create one in you. Which do you think is the scariest?   “American Horror Story: Freak […]

Sep 042014
 
Retro Cinema: 'The House That Dripped Blood'

When people think of Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee, they think of legendary film studio Hammer. But there was another British film studio that liked to pair the two in horror movies, Amicus films, who put out some great horror anthologies. Not only did we have the House of Hammer, but the House of Amicus, and like it’s better known rival, Amicus was a house that dripped plenty of blood. One of the best anthologies produced by Amicus was “The House That Dripped Blood.” This four-part anthology featured Cushing and Lee, although they performed in separate segments. It also featured […]

Sep 022014
 
'Saw' back in theaters this Halloween

This Halloween, Lionsgate will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the theatrical release of “Saw”, the film that kicked off the most successful horror franchise in history, by bringing it back to theaters nationwide for one week only.  The film will open on Friday, October 31st, with select screenings beginning Thursday night, October 30th.  The seven “Saw” films grossed $874 million at the box office worldwide and were hailed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the “Most Successful Horror Franchise” of all time. “The launch of SAW was a signature event in Lionsgate’s history, establishing our first franchise and paving […]

Sep 012014
 
Retro Cinema: 'Hellraiser'

It’s no coincidence that this week’s Retro Cinema choice is “Hellraiser.” Because in case you haven’t heard, the remake has been given a green light. Now, I know you hard-core horror fans like me are out there saying “Oh, God no, not another remake!” But fasten your seatbelts kids, because for once this is good news: Clive Barker is gonna direct and Doug Bradley is coming back as Pinhead. Now that’s how you do a freakin’ remake. When Barker first directed “Hellraiser,” he had a very limited budget and in fact, he confesses in the DVD commentary that he basically […]

Aug 282014
 
Will 'The Pyramid' be another Mummy movie?

Movies that go underground make me claustrophobic, and there seems to be an awful lot of them lately. “The Pyramid” throws in some Egyptian mythology and old-fashioned curses to up the ante, with results that look pretty scary, at least in the trailer. The ancient wonders of the world have long cursed explorers who’ve dared to uncover their secrets.  But a team of U.S. archaeologists gets more than they bargained for when they discover a lost pyramid unlike any other in the Egyptian desert. As they unlock the horrific secrets buried within, they realize they aren’t just trapped, they are […]

Aug 272014
 
Bigfoot stalks a cabin in the woods in 'Exists' (TRAILER)

It seems this particular group of young adults in this new trailer for “Exists” accidentally selected the Bigfoot option for their run in at the classic (overused) “cabin in the woods” horror film scenario. And it seems instead of “going ‘Squatching,” Sasquatch is hunting them. The film documents five friends on a camping weekend in the remote woods of East Texas, who find themselves struggling to survive against a legendary predator that is stronger, smarter, and more terrifying than anything they would have ever believed exists. Let me guess: we can expect lots of sex, gratuitous language and gore, all […]

Aug 152014
 
'Wer' redefines the werewolf genre

It’s so hard to find — and presumably make– a good werewolf movie. It’s certainly one of the most complex creatures to create realistically, with a varying rate of success in the past and present. For instance, you have the classic “American Werewolf in London” where the werewolf effects were done the old-fashioned way with animatronics, with a very good result, at least for it’s time. But looking back at it now, it’s obviously dated in the special effects department and with our 21st-century eyes, we see how unrealistic it is. On the other hand, you have the full-blown CGI […]

Aug 062014
 
'Oculus' is one big ball of (creepy) confusion

Haunted mirrors with evil spirits can be very creepy, as can watching someone break down into mental illness and violence. If presented in a simple, straightforward way, it’s effective, but some of the great disturbing moments of “Oculus” get muddied up in whiplash-causing cuts between past and present in rapid succession. It’s hard to stay in the moment when you’re trying to figure what the hell is going on. Now that I think about it, “Insidious 2″ also falls into the same trap of mixing past and present and confusing viewers, or least some of us. Dear filmmakers, this does […]

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