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My Favorite Horror Movie – ‘Carrie’ (1976)

Being a huge horror buff, I was having a hard time deciding what my favorite horror movie was. I love horror so much that nine out of ten times, I am watching horror in my house. However, we all have that one favorite, the film that we keep going back to, time and time again. For me, that movie is …

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How ‘IT’ Gave Me a Childhood Hero in Richie Tozier

It’s the scariest moment in the movie, and you make a joke. The audience relaxes and the monster waits for another opportunity to strike, scare, and wreak havoc. This is what it means to be Richie Tozier, a member of the Loser’s Club from Stephen King’s novel IT. In the 2017 film reimagining of the book, Richie is played by …

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Please Stop Calling ‘It’ a Remake

Maybe this is splitting hairs on terms and phrases. I keep seeing people posting things like, “Well, the new It was better/worse than the original.” Let’s not forget the outright internet rage when it was announced they’d be “remaking” It for the big screen. Here’s the thing. The film is not actually a remake. I’ll tell you why. First, I’m …

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Spread the Clown Love! The Importance of Creepy and Non-Creepy Clowns

The IT remake signifies powerful marketing, but also a popular need to revisit the “creepy clown” phenomenon. As a BBC article reminds us, they’re here to stay. Creepy clowns are an old phenomenon — ancient. There was Joseph Grimaldi’s clown “Joey” of the 19th Century, the Native American Booger Dance, and even some dark clowning in ancient Rome. In fact, …

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‘American Horror Story: Cult’ Premiere: Striking At The Heart Of Current Events

The long awaited premiere of American Horror Story: Cult finally hit the airwaves on Tuesday, September 5th. Although I’ve been a fan of the FX series for some time due to its twisted and unique standalone themes with subtle crossovers, my interest has gradually dwindled over time. While some people remained diehard fans, I found Hotel lacking focus and Roanoke to be a glorified …

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Kids In Horror Costumes: How Old Is Old Enough?

Halloween is coming up soon, and people are already ready for the season of spookiness! People are buying candy, costumes, pumpkins, and decorations, all to indulge in the one day a year where you can be anyone you want to be and no one will think you’re a weirdo. Unfortunately, this year there has a bit of controversy surrounding one …

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Let’s Just Call It Horror: The First 3 Episodes of ‘Breaking Bad’

Though not all would agree, I believe the first 3 episodes of Breaking Bad could function as a self-contained, dramatic, topical horror movie. And no, I’m not saying this because I’m high on meth (I swear that I’m not). Pilot Episode To begin with, Breaking Bad is about what many horror movies dabble in: Certain horrors hidden behind mundane, ho-hum, …

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Rob Zombie’s ‘Halloween’ Turns 10!

Rob Zombie’s Halloween is certainly one of the most controversial horror remakes. It’s completely divided horror fans in the ten years it’s existed. Today, PopHorror celebrates Halloween’s ten year anniversary! Official synopsis: After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers (Tyler Mane), now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution and immediately returns to Haddonfield …

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