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Screenwriter. Blogger. Horror Movie Aficionado. Wisconsin Sports Fan. IT Guy. Father. Smartass. People's Champion. TIME Person of the Year - 2006.

International ‘Jigsaw’ Poster Revealed


The Japanese Twitter account for Lionsgate’s Jigsaw recently shared the international poster for the eighth film in the Saw franchise. The poster features the famous puppet used throughout the series that often speaks as the proxy for the killer. You know the one. The puppet who most often and famously delivers the line: “I want to play a game.” Check this bad boy out! Jigsaw synopsis from …

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‘The Conjuring’ Franchise Scares Up $1 Billion At Box Office

The Conjuring 2

If you love The Conjuring films, you’re not alone. Sue Kroll, President of Worldwide Marketing and Distribution at Warner Bros. Pictures, announced this week that the franchise has passed the $1 billion mark at the global box office. Annabelle: Creation, the fourth film in The Conjuring cinematic universe, pushed the series over the top. It’s quite good, by the way. You should …

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Watch ‘Evil Dead 2’ In The Woods With Bruce Campbell!

Evil Dead 2

When it comes to music, Elvis is The King. When it comes to horror, that title belongs to Bruce Campbell. Here’s your chance to go out into the woods with horror royalty and watch Sam Raimi’s classic Evil Dead 2! SYFY and Alamo Drafthouse are partnering to present the SYFY25 Screening Series in honor of the network’s 25th anniversary. For Evil …

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Review: ‘The Thing Artbook’ is a ‘Thing’ of Beauty!

The Thing Artbook

John Carpenter’s The Thing is my favorite horror film of all time. It may be my favorite movie, period. I said as much in the retrospective I wrote for The Thing‘s 35th anniversary. It goes without saying that when I heard they were doing an illustrated tribute to the film called The Thing Artbook, I was beyond excited! Of course, …

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‘Turbo Kid’ Team Going Back To The ‘Summer of ’84!’

Summer of '84

“Every serial killer lives next door to someone.” That’s the tagline for Summer of ’84, the latest project from RKSS, the creative team behind Turbo Kid. Variety broke the news that Rich Sommer (Mad Men) and Tiera Skovbye (Riverdale) will star in this retro horror thriller written by Matt Leslie & Stephen J. Smith. Filming began last month (July) in Vancouver and …

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Connor Strader’s ‘Bag Man’ Is Silly, Bloody Fun!

Bag Man

Connor Strader (Misfortune Teller, Black Magic) is back with an all new short horror film with a “Go Green” message: Bag Man! Indie production company American Projects unveiled the all-new slasher villain in the teaser trailer for their upcoming short film earlier this month. Bag Man is set to drop on August 5, 2017, but we got an early look. Check out the …

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A Slasher Sleepout Goes Bad In New ‘Ruin Me’ Trailer

Ruin Me

They paid to be scared. They didn’t know how much it would cost them. That’s the tagline for Preston DeFrancis’s upcoming indie horror film Ruin Me. Alexandra reluctantly tags along for Slasher Sleepout, an extreme event that is part camping trip, part haunted house, and part escape room. But when the fun turns deadly, Alex has to play the game …

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Trailer for ‘Bag Man’ Teases Slasher Fun

Bag Man

From the twisted mind of Connor Strader (Misfortune Teller, Black Magic) comes an all new short horror film with a “Go Green” message – Bag Man! Indie production company American Projects unveils an all-new slasher villain in the teaser trailer for their upcoming short film. Bag Man is set to release in August, 2017. Jared Morales (Director of Photography) and Garren …

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“Join Us…” In Checking Out This ‘Evil Dead’ Custom Birdhouse!

The Evil Dead

The Evil Dead trilogy is a national treasure. Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell’s 1981 indie horror masterpiece and its sequels are among our all time faves! We didn’t really care for the remake (you can’t win ’em all), but Ash vs Evil Dead is pretty darned cool. As such, you can imagine our excitement when we saw this Evil Dead inspired …

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Happy Birthday to Kate Beckinsale!

PopHorror would like to take this opportunity to wish a very happy birthday to the lovely and talented Kate Beckinsale! Kathrin Romany Beckinsale was born on this day in 1973 in Finsbury Park, England. Happy 44th birthday, Kate! We love you in, well…everything! When you hear the words “Scream Queen” you don’t generally think of Kate Beckinsale, but she’s done …

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