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FRIDAY THE 13th – The Final Chapter – 30 Years Later
Posted by Tim Hannigan | Posted 2 days ago.
Friday April 13th 1984 was advertised as “Jason’s Unlucky Day”. Of course – three decades later we can appreciate that when the word “Final” is used in a horror franchise it is simply a marketing gimmick – sort of like a KISS Farewell Tour. If people believe that this is the last one they will [...]

Taking No Prisoners: The Horrors of New French Extremism
Posted by Jared | Posted 4 days ago.
The genre of “New Extremism” is deeply routed in horror’s history and a sub-genre of that, recently dubbed “New French Extremism” is a version I find particularly interesting.  New French Extremism lingers in those moral grey areas that litter our world, shocking audiences with its’ unrelenting deceptions of brutal violence and graphic sexuality.  Taboo is [...]

Horror Spotlight: Mario Bava Part 1
Posted by Shaun Huhn (CineNiche) | Posted 9 days ago.
Welcome to the world of Mario Bava, in this two part series we will examine the maestro’s legacy and the films that have been inspired by his artistic vision. Before the slasher boom of the eighties and before the Italian greats: Michele Soavi, Dario Argento, Ruggero Deodato, and Lucio Fulci there was Mario Bava. There [...]

7 Underrated Apocalypse Movies
Posted by Gwendolyn Kiste | Posted 10 days ago.
Most horror fans love a good apocalypse.  I know I sure do.  Night of the Living Dead, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and 28 Days Later are practically my bread and butter, and I bet you feel the same way.  But what does a horror fan do when you’ve already marathoned through all of Romero’s [...]

The Best Horror Movie Monsters that Used No CGI–Part 2
Posted by Gwendolyn Kiste | Posted 17 days ago.
As promised last week, here is Part II of the best CGI-free monsters of horror. This round focuses on the full-body creations and the inimitable puppets that have worked their way into our gore-loving hearts. (If you’re looking for the straightforward makeup designs, then check out Part I.) So in chronological order, here are this [...]

10 Terrible Horror Movies With Great Titles
Posted by Chris Egan | Posted 18 days ago.
Movie titles are one of the most important parts of the entire process of film-making from inception, to the marketing and finally the release. It gives us insight to what the film will be about. In many cases it may even incite or deter us to/from seeing a particular movie. There are many instances of [...]

The Best Horror Movie Monsters that Used No CGI — Part 1
Posted by Gwendolyn Kiste | Posted 25 days ago.
Since Universal Horror ruled the marquee, movie monsters have entertained us with their madcap, bloodthirsty antics. But these villains are not created equal. A skilled makeup artist understands that each design hinges on how the monster will elicit fear. Zombies, for example, are scary precisely because they’re made in our image, albeit a ravenous, reanimated [...]

The 10 Best Hammer Horror Films
Posted by DeadHorse | Posted 31 days ago.
Let me set for you the stage. An impressionable lad (yours truly) has just been forced to sit through Bible School thanks to his highly religious and over-bearing grandmother.  After church Mom would be doing chores and my grandparents would inevitably fall asleep in their easy chairs. Despite their respectful attempts to keep me pure [...]

Top Ten Women of Hammer Films
Posted by Gwendolyn Kiste | Posted 34 days ago.
Ah, Hammer Film Productions. Any truly devoted horror fan thinks of those beautifully lavish studio sets and smiles. Alright, very few of you readers remember the sets quite so well as the buxom beauties that pranced across them, in glorious Technicolor no less. To say films don’t make ‘em like they used to doesn’t even [...]

5 Things Horror Movies Taught Us about Witchcraft
Posted by Gwendolyn Kiste | Posted 39 days ago.
In just a few weeks, we’ll reach the Spring Equinox. You’re probably wondering why you should care. Most people don’t. Maybe you’ll see a quick blurb on a news site about the topic, but otherwise, an equinox tends to concern only astronomers and hippy-dippy New Age people who celebrate chakras and life energy. Oh, and [...]

The Best Horror Movies of the 1980s
Posted by Gwendolyn Kiste | Posted 52 days ago.
When the average person thinks of the 1980s, shoulder pads, power suits, and Huey Lewis and the News come to mind.  But when most horror fans imagine the decade, visions of Camp Crystal Lake, raucous Gremlins, and the Overlook Hotel tend to beat out Madonna and Ronald Reagan as the prevailing icons.  Back then, horror [...]

Ten Years Later: Saw & the Torture Porn Genre
Posted by Jared | Posted 53 days ago.
Ten long years ago a new horror movie trailer hits the internet which ends up igniting a long lasting fire in the world of horror arguably creating or at least launching a subgenre into the mainstream. Whether horror fans like it or not the ‘torture porn’ genre is here to stay and plays an important [...]

5 Harmless Animals that Are Deadly in Horror Films
Posted by Wolfman1959 | Posted 58 days ago.
Hello Folks! it’s your wholesome Werewolf back with another bunch of movies featuring bad animals menacing us Big Bad Humans. This time 5 Creatures that don’t readily come to mind as vicious but appearances can be deceptive just ask their victims! Here we go in reverse order :- 5. NIGHT OF THE LEPUS (1972). This [...]

Do Horror Movies Objectify Women?
Posted by Herner Klenthur | Posted 59 days ago.
The horror genre is typically and incorrectly set forward as a genre for men alone and that women in the genre are nothing more then objects. It is somehow thought that women tolerate the horror genre only because their male partners enjoys it and I would have to say that this couldnt be farther from [...]

8 Badass Female Characters in Horror Films
Posted by Gwendolyn Kiste | Posted 59 days ago.
February is Women in Horror Month.   In honor of this momentous occasion, here are eight horror movie characters who prove being a girl doesn’t mean you’re not ready for war, even if said combat involves a maniac serial killer, an army of aliens, or a horde of zombies.   As a female badass, you just get [...]

Overlooked & Underrated: Highwaymen (2004)
Posted by Tim Hannigan | Posted 60 days ago.
I feel fortunate that I grew up in the 80s – for me it was one of the best decades to be a horror fan and some of the most important works of the genre emerged in the “Decade of Decadence” – movies that might have been lost in the theatres became cult classics by [...]

Top 10 Proto-Slashers
Posted by Shaun Huhn (CineNiche) | Posted 60 days ago.
In researching the slasher genre, I was once under the impression that Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960) or Michael Powell’s Peeping Tom (1960) were the first two blueprints that created what we know today as the slasher film. They certainly left their mark on all horror to come, but there are films before Psycho and Peeping [...]

New Horror Movies on Netflix Canada, Feb 9th 2014
Posted by Herner Klenthur | Posted 65 days ago.
Time for another installment of New on Netflix. This go around we have a list of the newest titles to land on Netflix Canada for our Canadian readers. Hope you enjoy it! In no particular order here is a list of the very latest horror movie additions to Netflix with some commentary where applicable. Shrooms [...]

The Best Subtitled Horror Movies
Posted by Herner Klenthur | Posted 65 days ago.
I first started really getting into foreign horror movies because of Luke Franklin and Justin Haaksma two talented contributors to this site who are about as well versed in foreign horror films as you can get. Because of them I have discovered a whole new world of horror films over the last 10 years and [...]

Watch These Ten Fantastic Short Horror Films
Posted by Jared | Posted 66 days ago.
The internet is littered with short films from all around the globe both good and bad.  Coming up with a list of the best is almost impossible but here is a small collection of short horror films to check out! SuckaBlood Playing off the childhood fears we all once had this dark fairy-tale and very [...]

10 Horror Movie Diseases That Will Kill You Dead!
Posted by Gwendolyn Kiste | Posted 66 days ago.
Somewhere between the Midwest and the Eastern Seaboard, there’s a current plague going around. No, it’s not the one you’ve been waiting for, so put your Daryl Dixon-loving crossbow back on the shelf. It’s just the common flu. Perhaps you or someone you know is suffering from the aforementioned pestilence. If so, then it’s a [...]

An Open Letter To Movie Pirates, From a Filmmaker
Posted by Herner Klenthur | Posted 72 days ago.
Editors Note: This is an open letter from Filmmaker Lee Vervoort to all the people who pirated his indie movie ‘GunTown’. Earlier today we had an interesting discussion on full length horror movies on YouTube and whether filmmakers care or not. This is Lee Vervoort’s thoughts on those people who pirated his movie. Letter begins now; I’m [...]

Lets Talk Money & Horror Movies
Posted by Herner Klenthur | Posted 72 days ago.
The Wu Tang Clan once wrote a song named C.R.E.A.M, which appropriately stands for “Cash Rules Everything Around Me”.  While most sane people enjoy this rap song for the novelty that it is, The Wu seem to be more of prophets rather than a rap nonet.  In entertainment and media, all that matters to the [...]

Good or Bad? Nightmare on Elm Street 2 Stirs War of Words!
Posted by Herner Klenthur | Posted 72 days ago.
Last month we shared an article that BlondeRobyn girl wrote where she shared her list of the  5  Worst horror movie sequels. As with all articles like this she got some polite disagreement, some completely uncalled for personal attacks and managed to catch the eye of Mark Patton who starred in Nightmare on Elm Street [...]

New Horror Movies on Netflix USA, Feb 2nd 2014
Posted by Herner Klenthur | Posted 73 days ago.
We all love to bemoan the poor selection on Netflix but in the same token where else can you find the selection they do have at the price they offer? Netflix continues to add more and more new titles both good and bad and we are back to recap the latest additions. Last month we [...]

Overlooked & Underrated : Black Christmas (1974)
Posted by Tim Hannigan | Posted 73 days ago.
The entire horror movie genre is often overlooked by main stream movie-goers and critics. Some of the most important and well respected horror films often began their existence by being overlooked by audiences and completely underrated by critics. Take John Carpenter’s “The Thing” for instance. If you ask anyone worth their salt to list the [...]