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Villain Of The Month: Henry Evans From ‘The Good Son’

As horror fans, we have seen it all. From blood sucking vampires, demonic poltergeists, to real-life, sadistic serial killers, evil proves it can take on many forms. However, there is one evil I find to be more unsettling than most: children who kill. Kids are supposed to be pure and innocent, so when I hear about children committing crimes, it legitimately …

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Netflix’s ’13 Reasons Why’ Indulges in the True Horror that Lives Among Us

I know the traditional concept of horror involves blood, guts, and a madman on the loose… but I believe horror is subjective. Although monsters, ghosts, and serial killers can be scary, to me, true horror is often based on real life situations that most of us hope would never happen. Suicide, teen suicide specifically, is one of those tragic incidents that …

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The Year of the Clown: Crepitus Vs Pennywise

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In case you guys didn’t know, it’s the year of the clown, baby! Although clown films are released all the time, it’s not ever year that two highly anticipated ones are coming out one right after the other another: Crepitus and IT. You can smell the coulrophobia in the air and the sounds of extra locks being bolted on doors in preparation for …

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Why ‘The Editor’ Is My Favorite Horror Film

When you ask me what my favorite horror movie is, you are opening a deep, dark well into my mind where I could choose a different film every time you ask. However, there is a genre of film that I always go back to and that is Italian cinema. Since my first viewing of Suspiria, I’ve been a huge fan …

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‘Tremors 2: Aftershocks’ Turns 21!

As a child, it was not uncommon for me to see franchises out of order. After all, beggars can’t be choosers and I was not in a bargaining position. I think that is where my love of sequels started. Tremors 2: Aftershocks was one of those films. Released on April 9, 1996, Tremors 2 went the straight-to-video route (unfairly), but that …

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Pop Culture’s King: A Tribute to Roger Corman

If cinema is a circus, then it needs a ringmaster. Choosing such a leader is often a Herculean task involving cool heads and tough questions. But, when we’re talking about popular cinema, there’s only a handful of honest candidates. And out of them, there’s really one, obvious, correct answer. Thankfully, we have Roger Corman. Born in Detroit on April 5, …

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Midnight Clown: The Legend of Lon Chaney

Let’s talk, you and I, about legends. Let’s talk about tall tales and folklore and myths. Now that we’re all in the right state of mind, let’s talk about Lon Chaney. Born to deaf and mute parents in 1883, Leonidas Frank Chaney became one of the most prolific and talented actors of silent horror cinema. In 1912, when he first …

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Top 5 Golden Age Slashers You’ve Definitely Never Seen

In the 1980s, horror had a genre explosion like we’ve never seen before or since. This seemingly unhinged growth in the movie world owes everything to one subgenre: slashers. There were so many slashers. According to IMDb user CaptainCracker, between 1980 and 1989 there were roughly 293 slasher films produced and distributed. That’s bananas, right? With Halloween (1978) and Black Christmas (1974), there …

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Top 5 Almost Horror Films of All Time

 If you’ve ever googled “Bigfoot,” you’ve probably seen the hulking, out-of-focus photograph of a monster in the woods. For me, that’s the most frightening part of the entire Bigfoot myth, he (or she – let’s not be sexist about Bigfoot) is blurry. By being blurry, Bigfoot might be an ape, might be a bear on its hind legs, might be a …

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What’s Wrong With Esther? Orphan (2009)

Loved by horror audiences, 2009’s Orphan is disliked by adoption groups and certain film reviewers. Let’s examine why, shall we? First of all, take a look at the plot basic plot of Orphan: After losing a child in birth, Kate and John Coleman (Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard) decide to adopt a child from a local orphanage. Who do they decide to …

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