The Art-Horror Film: Genius or Pretentious?

The Art-Horror Film: Genius or Pretentious? Under penalty of potential ostracism, I’m about to confess something no horror fan should ever utter (or type). I don’t really enjoy Dario Argento’s films. Ditto Mario Bava. I’m not big into Stanley Kubrick or Val Lewton either. From the 1930s surreal vampire flick, […]

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9 Most Frightening Clowns in Horror Movie History

9 Most Frightening Clowns in Horror Movie History No matter what people say clowns are pretty scary. With their pale painted faces, huge freakish grins and massive feet it is no wonder that clowns have been so successful in horror movies. These mischievous maniacs can murder their way across the […]

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The Babadook Movie Review [Stanley Film Festival]

The Babadook Movie Review [Stanley Film Festival] Director Jennifer Kent, in her first full-length feature, has crafted a lovely, dark and often creepy story about death and mourning through the mechanism of a seriously unsettling children’s book character. The Babadook is a film that is executed on a very high […]

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The Ten Best Horror Movie Anthologies of All Time

The Ten Best Horror Movie Anthologies of All Time This week I had planned to do the final installment of my three-part series on Top Ten Body Part Traumas but I decided instead to switch it up a bit and bring you this fun list instead. One of my beloved […]

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Top Ten Horror Movie Sidekicks

Top Ten Horror Movie Sidekicks Oh, horror sidekicks: the true unsung heroes and heroines of the genre. Sometimes, they hang around just to play best friend to the protagonist, offering moral support and possibly supplying an extra tally mark to the final body count. Other times, these bastions of storytelling […]

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5 Ways Twilight Ruined Vampire Movies

5 Ways Twilight Ruined Vampire Movies I don’t want to come off as harsh but the TWILIGHT movie franchise is a vampire abomination. Oh it’s based off a series of books? Ok well that is an abomination as well.  Where 30 Days Of Night was the greatest modern Vampire movie […]

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True Story Horror Movies, How True Are They?

True Story Horror Movies, How True Are They? If there’s one thing more abundant in horror films than elaborate death scenes and nudity, it would be clichés. Don’t have sex; never wander off alone; don’t stand up to the guy in the mask. The one cliché that tops them all […]

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Screams, Scares, or Slashers: What Makes a Horror Movie?

Screams, Scares, or Slashers: What Makes a Horror Movie? When video stores were still in their heyday, nothing was quite as exciting as a trip to those hallowed aisles. Remember before Netflix and its thousands of titles, when just a hundred choices felt overwhelming? On one auspicious visit when I was about ten […]

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The 10 Greatest Werewolf Movies of All Time!

The 10 Greatest Werewolf Movies of All Time! This may seem like an odd film for this list, but I have to admit it’s a guilty pleasure for me.  This movie is just flat out fun.  And hey, Christopher Lee is in it…how awesome is that?  As a sequel, it’s […]

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Top 10 Giallo Horror Movies

Top 10 Giallo Horror Movies The Giallos (or Gialli, in the native tongue) are a type of Italian literature and film that originally derived from early American crime pulp and mystery novels.  The word giallo is actually Italian for “yellow” and refers to the genre’s paperback novels with yellow covers. […]

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