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Good Bad Habits: Director Mariano Baino on Nunsploitation Epic DARK WATERS

The sunken depths of Manhattan’s Lovecraft bar seem like the perfect place to talk to Mariano Baino, whose 1994 film DARK WATERS is resurfacing as a long-awaited Blu-ray from Severin Films today. Severin and publicist Josh Johnson (dressed for the occasion in a nun’s habit) set up an interview op with Baino last night in […]

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Ice-T Talks His Love of Japanese Horror Movies, His New Album BLOODLUST and the Kind of Film He’d Direct

In both his music and his movies, Ice-T has never been one to shy away from dark, confrontational fare. And on the eve of the release of his Body Count band’s new album BLOODLUST, the rapper/actor (represented on screen this month in the Prohibition vampire flick BLOODRUNNERS) reveals that he consumes extreme entertainment as enthusiastically […]

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Five Horror Posters That Didn’t Want You to Know What the Movies Were About

From the beginning of cinema, the movie poster has been the gateway to the screen experience, tantalizing potential viewers with a taste of what the feature has in store. The horror-movie poster has become an art form unto itself, many offering the first good look at the featured creature, killer, demon, etc.; others have more […]

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Author Grady Hendrix Explores the Spiritual and Supernatural in SUMMERLAND LOST

With his popular novels HORRORSTÖR and MY BEST FRIEND’S EXORCISM, Grady Hendrix has put satirical spins on the supernatural as it pertains to some of life’s most commonplace routines. Lately, however, he has demonstrated his skill for not just the written word but the spoken one, and exploring a couple of extraordinary lives, with SUMMERLAND […]

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5 Horror Movies Directed by Former Adult-Film Makers

Every director has to start somewhere, and many well-known names in the horror-filmmaking world first got behind the camera in the world of pornography. Back in the 1970s and ’80s, X-rated features were often more professional and respectable than their current counterparts, and such genre specialists as Abel Ferrara, William Lustig, David DeCoteau and Tim […]

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Five Horror Novels Worth Seeking Out (Instead of the Film Versions)

Conventional wisdom when it comes to movie adaptations of prose properties is that “the book was better.” That has certainly often been true when it comes to the horror genre, and in some cases, the films have nonetheless enjoyed a higher profile than the worthier books that spawned them. Any fright fan can cite Stephen […]

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When Creepypasta Kills: The Chilling Upcoming Documentary BEWARE THE SLENDERMAN

Anyone who frequents this website has become intimately familiar with Creepypasta, those little servings of horror in legend and real life. For your typical fright fan, they provide entertaining diversions—but what happens when an obsession with a popular modern myth takes over an impressionable mind? It happened in 2014 in Waukesha, Wisconsin, and the story […]

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Here’s a Look at the New, Very Limited CAT IN THE BRAIN Theatrical Poster!

Lucio Fulci’s gory meta movie CAT IN THE BRAIN is currently making its way through theatrical rerelease across the U.S. courtesy of Grindhouse Releasing. The company came up with a special poster exclusively to accompany the big-screen play, which you can see below. “We only made a handful of these for the theaters; we’re not […]

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THE SHALLOWS Director Talks Returning to ORPHAN and More Liam Neeson Action

THE SHALLOWS, which pits Blake Lively against a marauding great white shark and opened this past Friday, brings director Jaume Collet-Serra back to the horror field where he began his career, with the 2005 version of HOUSE OF WAX. He saw his greatest success in the genre with 2009’s ORPHAN, and while talking up THE SHALLOWS […]

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Director Jaume Collet-Serra Talks Giving Good Shark Value in THE SHALLOWS

Jaume Collet-Serra first made a splash by directing the Dark Castle productions’ HOUSE OF WAX and ORPHAN, and now he’s making a literal one in the open ocean with THE SHALLOWS. Opening this Friday, the film finds a young woman played by Blake Lively venturing to a secluded cove on a surfing trip, to clear […]

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Exclusive News and Gruesome Photos: a CALL SHEET for Murder!

Michael Walker, writer/director of the psychological horror films CHASING SLEEP and THE MAID’S ROOM, ventures into more extreme horror territory with CALL SHEET. The movie recently wrapped principal photography, and we’ve got exclusive info and a couple of grisly pics from the movie. A co-production of Pango Films and Backseat Conceptions, CALL SHEET is Walker’s […]

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Director Jon Watts: How CLOWN Went from Fake Eli Roth Trailer to Real Eli Roth Production

This Friday, the long wait for the U.S. release of Jon Watts’ CLOWN ends—and appropriately enough, the journey started out with a joke. As Watts explains in this interview, he and his friends’ mock trailer about a loving dad becoming a demonic clown wound up becoming a real movie, which filmed in 2013 for release […]

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Horror At The Oscars! PART THREE!

Last night, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD took home 6 Academy Awards (!) for Best Costume Design, Production Design, Makeup & Hairstyling, Film Editing, and both Sound Mixing and Editing. But in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Oscar was more about madwomen than mad men. In 1988, FATAL ATTRACTION got six nominations, including Best Picture, […]