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What Is Wrong With Modern Horror?
Written by MovieMaven, Posted 125 Days Ago. | 11 Comments
What is Wrong with Modern Horror? A question often asked, and a question often answered on our boards. As much as I love horror films of all types and subgenres, there are several gripes that I have as a fan of horror in relation to modern, mainstream horror movies. Of course everyone within shouting distance [...]

Thrills and Chills- The Purge Goes on Tour
Written by Jason McDonald, Posted 125 Days Ago. | No Comments
This week’s attraction is a unique one because, instead of you having to travel to it, it’ll be coming at you this summer.  To promote the release of “The Purge: Anarchy” this July, Universal and Blumhouse Productions are putting together a “Purge” themed attraction that’ll go on tour throughout the U.S. The attraction will be [...]

Must See Horror Films of the 1970s — Part Two
Written by Gwendolyn Kiste, Posted 125 Days Ago. | 4 Comments
As promised last week, here is Part Two of the Must See Horror Movies of the 1970s.  The competition for the final few spots was fierce, and yes, I did exclude a number of highly respected horror films (sorry, Deep Red and Deathdream fans).  If you haven’t already, be sure to check out Part One, [...]

Thrills and Chills- The Power of Imagination
Written by Jason McDonald, Posted 132 Days Ago. | 1 Comment
It was a slow week in the world of roller coasters.  There weren’t any POV videos of titillating new roller coasters and there certainly weren’t any exciting announcements.  I considered the possibility of not posting an article today.  However, my Mom always encouraged me to think outside of the box when I was presented with [...]

Zombie Zeitgeist: The Influences & Culture of Zombie Movies
Written by Shaun Huhn (CineNiche), Posted 132 Days Ago. | 5 Comments
From its humble beginnings in 1968, the zombie film has flourished into an international phenomenon. In the hands of its inventor George A. Romero, the films were full of social commentary. Whether those themes were racism, consumerism, military infiltration, terrorism, or simply the bleak nihilistic vision of humanity; Romero made his voice heard through the [...]

Woman Power in Horror Movies: Top 10 Female Horror Roles
Written by BlackTequilaKiss, Posted 133 Days Ago. | 18 Comments
Ever since horror movies, a certain label has existed: The women play the damsel in distress and the men typically are the heroes of the day. But as the years pass, horror has changed. This mantra that once existed has long disappeared. Since the 70′s and before, the woman protagonist has become a more prevalent [...]

Must See Horror Films of the 1970s — Part One
Written by Gwendolyn Kiste, Posted 133 Days Ago. | No Comments
Like any successful horror movie, some articles get sequels. And same as those horror follow-ups, these articles should be done for the fans, not just the creator’s joy. As a continuation of my Best Horror Movies of the 1980s list, I hope this article will be as fun for you as it is for me. [...]

13 Horror Movies To Watch on Mothers Day
Written by Herner Klenthur, Posted 134 Days Ago. | 6 Comments
Its Mother’s day this weekend which means today you should be doing incredibly nice things for your mother dearest. If you dont you might just face her wrath! In honor of Mothers Day we are looking at 13 horror movies to watch on Mothers Day that are sure to make you want to hug your [...]

So Cal Zombies Are Trying to Go to Prom
Written by Jason McDonald, Posted 134 Days Ago. | 1 Comment
Prom is a magical night full of possibilities.  Even if you are a rotting corpse.  The San Diego Zombie Walk, a Southern California tradition that takes place during San Diego Comic Con, is attempting to put together an unforgettable night for its zombie participants by sending them to prom. For the last eight years Jennifer [...]

Top Ten Sympathetic Horror Killers
Written by Gwendolyn Kiste, Posted 135 Days Ago. | 9 Comments
Not all horror movie murderers are created equal. From the reticent Jason Voorhees who toils away at the thankless job of slaughtering campers to the gleeful Freddy Krueger who revels in every tally mark he gains when murdering a Springwood teen, plenty of killers seem perfectly suited to their vocations. But in the annals of [...]

You‘re Killing ME: The Driving Factor Behind 1970’s Horror
Written by Scott Dell, Posted 145 Days Ago. | 1 Comment
No one walked away from the gang rape of The Last House on The Left without a deep scar, knowing full well, “I can’t un-see this.” It was disturbing, and it was all too real. Real, this key word is where the horror films of the 1970’s stood out against everything else in the horror [...]

Horror Writers Wanted!
Written by TheM, Posted 146 Days Ago. | 2 Comments
Do you love horror? Do you want to write about the horror genre? Well, we have the gig for you! We are specifically looking for a day-to-day news contributor to join our daily horror movie news team. If you are up on the latest horror news and have it dripping into your blood stream from an [...]

10 Ways Stephen King’s Carrie Changed Horror
Written by Gwendolyn Kiste, Posted 151 Days Ago. | 9 Comments
This month marks the fortieth anniversary of Stephen King’s debut novel, Carrie. While this article technically missed the official anniversary back on the 5th, I’ve found myself pondering a certain ineradicable loner ever since learning of the ceremonious four-decade occasion. What is it about the 1974 book that has inspired countless reprints, four films, and [...]

4 Reasons Horror Has the Best Directors in Hollywood
Written by Gwendolyn Kiste, Posted 156 Days Ago. | 4 Comments
Horror gets a bad rap.  As a fan of the genre, you probably already realize this.  Non-aficionados throw out wild accusations like “It doesn’t take any talent to make a horror movie.  Anyone can do it!” or “All you care about in a movie is blood and boobs”.  Okay, for some of us, that last [...]

Horror Spotlight: Mario Bava Part 2
Written by Shaun Huhn (CineNiche), Posted 157 Days Ago. | 1 Comment
Welcome back to the world of Mario Bava. If you haven’t had a chance to read the first part of the spotlight you can check it out here. If you’ve already read it, then lets jump right back in. We begin the second half with Blood And Black Lace. Mario Bava’s next film became the true [...]

FRIDAY THE 13th – The Final Chapter – 30 Years Later
Written by Tim Hannigan, Posted 160 Days Ago. | 4 Comments
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
Written by Jared, Posted 162 Days Ago. | 6 Comments
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
Written by Shaun Huhn (CineNiche), Posted 167 Days Ago. | 1 Comment
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
Written by Gwendolyn Kiste, Posted 168 Days Ago. | 9 Comments
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
Written by Gwendolyn Kiste, Posted 175 Days Ago. | 1 Comment
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 [...]