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Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack

Have you ever thought to yourself, “I need more Jack Burton in my life?” Well, if so, then your prayers have been answered! It was just recently announced that in September, BOOM! Studios will launch a four-part comic series called Big Trouble In Little China: Old Man Jack. The series, co-written by John Carpenter himself, will revolve around Jack Burton’s …

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Celebrating 35 Years of John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’

The Thing

John Carpenter’s The Thing (1982) is my favorite horror movie. It may be my favorite movie, period. It is, frankly, a masterpiece that sits atop many a horror aficionado’s Top 10 list. I remember watching it with my father as a kid. It terrified me. It stuck with me. It’s a big reason I love horror as much as I …

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‘The Strangers 2’ Director is Inspired by John Carpenter

The sequel to Brian Bertino’s popular home invasion film, The Strangers is in the midst of being filmed. The Strangers 2 is being directed by Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down). She recently had an interview with Dread Central where he says that John Carpenter was a huge influence on the sequel. Here is what he had to say. I “I’m …

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9 of the Creepiest Horror Film Scores!

Music is one of the most frightening aspects that horror films have. Without their terrifying scores, these films wouldn’t have the same effect on audiences. Today, in honor of SCORE: A Film Music Documentary, which will be in theaters on June 16th, PopHorror looks back on some of the most spine-chilling horror film scores that were both haunting and beautiful.  Jaws (1975) …

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The Thing: Infection At Outpost 31 Board Game Coming In October!

The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31

Mondo Tees and Project Raygun are teaming up to bring you a new horror-themed board game – The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31! According to their recent announcement, the regular version of the game will be in stores and online nationwide this October. If that’s not cool enough for you, a limited edition Mondo exclusive version will be available at The …

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Interview with B Movie Queen Sarah French

Sarah French has been doing independent horror films for many years now. Sometimes going by the name Scarlet Salem, the star of nearly fifty horror films, including PopHorror favorite Monsterland (2016), Beach Massacre at Kill Devil Hills (2017), Shriek of the Sasquatch! (2011), Killer Biker Chicks (2009) or The Half-Life Horror From Hell or: Irradiated Satan Rocks the World! (2014), took a few …

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7 Nights of Perfect Double Features

The horror nerd knows the unique pain and pleasure that comes with putting two movies together for a truly killer double feature – the kind of exciting combination that makes the entire viewing experience a new, sublime cinematic journey and makes each movie stand out as exceptional against the other. Being successful at this is a skill. It’s a trained …

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PopHorror’s Top 5 Masters Of Horror Episodes!

Masters Of Horror was a fantastic anthology horror series. The show brought some of the most talented horror directors together and gave them the artistic freedom to create disturbing and original stories. After much deliberation, here are PopHorror’s Top 5 Masters Of Horror episodes. 5. Pick Me Up Directed by Larry Cohen (The Stuff) Synopsis: In the middle of nowhere, a …

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In The Mouth of Madness – Retro Review

In The Mouth of Madness (1994) is a somewhat forgotten John Carpenter (The Thing 1982) movie save for a few memes circulating the internet today. Why is that? It doesn’t get much play time on television and good luck finding it on Netflix. It is a shame, too, because this movie happens to be very good. The CGI is outstanding by 1994 …

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Michael Myers is back in 2018! In Halloween 3?

I first watched the Halloween series when I was 5 or 6 years old. There was a very distinct moment where I learned I could be wrong. I had just finished Halloween 2  the previous weekend and my Grandma and I were back at the local video rental store. It was one of the small ones, the kind that had the best …

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