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8 Horror Films with Only One Main Location

Over the past decade, as horror film budgets drop more and more, productions are always looking for ways to cut costs. One of the biggest means of doing so is to reduce the number of locations. This money-saving trend has forced filmmakers to utilize single settings as a means of enhancing the horror. And some horror films […]

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The Goriest Short Film You Will See This Year: Check Out WHEN SUSURRUS STIRS!

It is with great pleasure that we are premiering the fantastic (and horrifying) short film WHEN SUSURRUS STIRS. I first met filmmaker Anthony Cousins at Phoenix Comic Con several years ago. I was very excited to hear about his project and thrilled when I saw it playing a number of festivals the following year. Based on […]

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Fantasia Film Festival: The Dark, Heartbreaking Comedy LOVE AND OTHER CULTS

This was not the film I expected, and I’m happy about that. LOVE AND OTHER CULTS, from Japanese filmmaker Eiji Uchida, is probably the most unique film to come out of Japan in a long time, and it is quite possibly my favorite film at the Fantasia Film Festival. With themes of discontentment and angst, […]

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The Gory, Perverse Insanity of Yoshihiro Nishimura: 5 Must-See Films

This past weekend at Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal, we had the honor of seeing Yoshihiro Nishimura’s newest film and the latest inclusion in the MEATBALL MACHINE series, MEATBALL MACHINE KODUKA. Nishimura has become famous worldwide not only for his amazing special effect work but also for his self-styled fast-moving gonzo films, all of which […]

Fantasia Film Fest: The Heady, Philosophical Horror of THE LAPLACE’S DEMON

I have always been a huge fan of horror films that involve a puzzle. Think SAW, but specifically films that also require some prior nerd knowledge. Examples of this small sub-genre include CUBE and FERMAT’S ROOM, both of which involve deep philosophical theories and victims trying to outsmart captors with math, science, and other classes […]

Predicting the Future of the Internet: Peering Deep into MY LITTLE EYE

In today’s world of Internet voyeurs and exhibitionists, there is no limit to what you can see and do online. Want to post a video of yourself yodeling to Taking Back Sunday? Go for it! Want to see a goat knock over a small child? Then just google it. The only limit is your imagination. […]

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6 Legendary Female Horror Directors from Film History

Female directors are finally on the rise in the horror industry, though there is still a long way to go. As we applaud the talented works of contemporary filmmakers like Jennifer Kent, Karyn Kusama, and Jen and Sylvia Soska, let’s also take a moment to look back at some of the ladies who have laid the groundwork […]

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Awesome Horror and Thriller Finds on Netflix!

Looking for some good stuff on Netflix? We’ve got you covered! Not all of these projects are pure horror, but they all will appeal to horror fans. Aliens, murder mysteries, and gore abound in this week’s selections. EXTRAORDINARY: THE STAN ROMANEK STORY (2017) Whether you believe in extra-terrestrial life or not, this is one fascinating […]

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R.I.P. Director George Romero, Age 77

It is with great sadness that we report that director George Romero passed away today at age 77. Considered to be the “father of zombie movies,” Romero had been battling lung cancer and died in his sleep. His horror movie career began in 1968 with the legendary horror classic NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD. Romero […]

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The Most Shocking Film of 2017?: THE UNTAMED

For the past several years, we have seen some amazing controversial and transgressive films come from Mexico. 2013 brought HERE COMES THE DEVIL, 2016 had the wild and pornographic WE ARE THE FLESH, and now 2017 has THE UNTAMED, which may possibly be one of the most shocking and bizarre films of the year. The […]

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Attend a Live SHOCK WAVES Taping at Midsummer Scream Con

This July 29th and 30th, the Midsummer Scream Convention is returning to the town of Long Beach, CA. This Halloween-themed festival celebrates everything from haunts to spooky theme parks to horror films. Midsummer Scream features plenty of vendors, amazing guests like Elvira/Cassandra Peterson and Sid Haig, and fourteen different haunted attraction walk-thru experiences. And the SHOCK WAVES and Blumhouse.com crew […]

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Check Out the Chilling Horror Short THERE ARE MONSTERS

Have you ever felt like someone’s face just looked slightly off, like their eyes were just a bit too wide or their smile was unnaturally big? Could they be a monster? In a small Canadian town, people are experiencing this more than normal. Is there something larger going on? THERE ARE MONSTERS made the festival circuit […]

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Taking a Trip Back to 1991’s THE BONEYARD

When I look back at the horror films that I watched repetitively during my formative adolescent years, there are a lot of “classic” horror titles like THE MONSTER SQUAD and THE LOST BOYS. And then there is one movie that few other people are familiar with, THE BONEYARD (1991). To me, THE BONEYARD was the […]