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Why ‘Aliens’ Is My Favorite Horror Movie

When asked to describe my favorite horror movie, why did I choose Aliens (1986) over any other over every other horror movie I’ve ever seen, including the first Alien? It’s very simple. Aliens was the first horror movie I ever watched, way back at the age of three. Back in the day, my father used to have hundreds of movies on VHS thanks to …

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The Silence Of The Lambs Turns 26!

After 26 years, the lambs still haven’t stopped screaming! February 14th marks the day of love, but it is also the anniversary of The Silence of the Lambs, one of the greatest psychological thrillers ever made. The Silence Of The Lambs is one of very few films ever to have won five of the major Oscars for best picture for the …

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Happy 24th Birthday, DEAD ALIVE!

Braindead

No, that’s not a typo. Peter Jackson’s epic zombie gore fest Dead Alive celebrates its 24th birthday today! Originally released in New Zealand as Braindead in 1992, Dead Alive crossed the oceans to premiere in America on February 12th, 1992. Has it really been 24 years? I can hardly believe it myself! Peter Jackson, you say? Yes, that Peter Jackson: the same director who brought …

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Mimic 2: A Strange and Terrible Case of Roach Meets Girl

Critics all seem to hate Mimic 2. I seem to like it. It’s commonly said that everyone’s a critic, so what the hell does that make me? Set in some downtrodden inner city high school, Mimic 2 is about a major roach problem — a man-sized, man-mimicking roach problem! At times, it seems like there isn’t enough bug spray in …

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Dario Argento’s Classic SUSPIRIA Turns 40!

Dario Argento's Suspiria

When it comes to Italian horror, few films are as widely praised and respected as Dario Argento’s SUSPIRIA. Do a search for “Classic Italian Horror” and this 1977 classic appears on every “Best Of” list you’ll find. Fans and critics alike consider it a true masterpiece of horror. Suspiria was released in Italy 40 years ago today. Take a look back …

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5 Creepy, Relatively Obscure TV Episodes

If you’re anything like me, your childhood wasn’t always about being active. At times your brain was probably turned to sludge by TV programs — perhaps permanently corrupted by immoral, putrid garbage. Honestly, I have some fond memories of this phenomenon myself. On that note, here’s a list of some of the creepiest bits of sludge I encountered as a youngster, and …

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Final Destination: 17 Years Later, Escaping Death is Still Just As Terrifying

Final Destination has become a household name in the horror society, with its one-of-a-kind kills and a highly successful film franchise. However, we’re going to go back to where it all started, 17 years ago, to the original 2000 film where we learned that death doesn’t take no for an answer. James Wong directed and helped write the film along with Jeffrey …

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Retro Review: Tales From The Crypt’s Demon Knight

The basis for most horror films is the fight between good and evil. Sometimes the good guys prevail while other times they are not so lucky. In 1995, this concept took on a new meaning when our old pal the Crypt Keeper returned to bring us a full feature-length film. That’s right, kiddies! Tales From The Crypt transitioned to the …

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Alone With Her (2007) Turns Ten – Underrated Gem Retro Review

Boy notices girl, boy starts to videotape girl, boy sets up cameras everywhere in her apartment and watches her every move. These are the typical ways a boy wins a girls heart, right? Just kidding. However, in 2007’s Alone With Her, they made stalking look easy. Let’s take a look back on this frightening ten-year-old movie and see what makes …

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