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From BATES MOTEL To PSYCHO: The Sad Existence Of Norman Bates

Although considered a disappointment upon its initial release, both critically and commercially, I look back on 1986’s PSYCHO III in retrospect as the linchpin of the entire franchise. Helmed by Norman Bates himself Anthony Perkins, the sequel picked up immediately following the events in PSYCHO II, but did something that the franchise hadn’t really ever attempted before […]

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Saluting the All-Time Creepiest “Monsters of the Week” From THE X-FILES

It’s winter… and if you’re like me and you live in the Midwestern US, chances are things have been pretty gray. See, starting in November, Ohioans retreat to our homes, where we grow very pale and irritable. We long to go outside, but shudder at the idea of even crawling out of bed if it’s […]

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5 Tactics THE WALKING DEAD Should Implement in Season 7 to Win Fans Back

It’s no secret that THE WALKING DEAD has been in danger during season seven. Viewer tallies are absolutely plummeting. AMC isn’t going to dump the show on a dime, as 10 million viewers is still mighty impressive. But with dwindling viewership fewer dollars will roll into production, and the show could conceivably take a hit […]

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Terror Toys: Five Horror Franchises Worthy of Their Own Action Figures

Toys. Action Figures. Collectibles. If there’s a movie or TV series with even a modicum of popularity, chances are there’s some form of plastic totem, ranging from the cute and kitschy Funko figures to the insanely articulated and intricate work from Hot Toys. But while superhero franchises and sci-fi blockbusters take up a sizable chunk of real estate at […]

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The Road To Stephen King’s CASTLE ROCK!

For years, the name Castle Rock was synonymous with Stephen King.  With J.J. Abrams’ recent announcement, it looks like it will be again. Horror fans already remember Castle Rock as the author’s most famous fictional town.  King made his first visit to the town around 1972, in a short story called “It Grows on You.”  […]

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Five Classic Horror-Edged Episodes of the Anime Series CASE CLOSED

Playing out like some kind of odd fusion of Scooby-Doo, Agatha Christie, and Sherlock Holmes (with the occasional detour into slasher and giallo territory), the Japanese anime CASE CLOSED is an incredibly addictive show that more US-based horror fans should take the time to dig into. With 25 seasons under its belt, the continuing series […]

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Is J.J. Abrams Bringing All Of Stephen King’s Characters To Hulu Series CASTLE ROCK?

Wow. So, if you’re a Stephen King fan, the teaser trailer to J.J. Abrams new Hulu TV series simply titled CASTLE ROCK, is going to blow you away. Castle Rock is, of course, the town in which a good chunk of King’s novels take place. If the implication of this teaser is true, then we’re […]

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AMERICAN HORROR STORY Shocker: Season 7 Theme Will Be the 2016 Election

Yes, you read that right… and come to think of it, I can’t imagine a more terrifying topic for the controversial TV series to tackle next. AHS Showrunner Ryan Murphy broke the startling news last night during his appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, revealing that the 2016 election cycle will indeed […]

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Meet 4 Fellows That Unfortunately Happened To Be Named Norman Bates!

This is great! As a life long PSYCHO fan, I’m both excited yet slightly saddened that BATES MOTEL on A&E will be wrapping up with their upcoming 5th and final season. However, in honor of their grand conclusion, they’ve been putting together some fun promotional videos for their Facebook page, and here’s an idea I […]

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Do You Have A Love/Hate Relationship With THE WALKING DEAD?

This past Sunday, after a brief mid-season break, THE WALKING DEAD resumed it’s seventh season with episode 9 “Rock In The Road,” once again helmed by the great Greg Nicotero, and as usual, most of us horror lovers tuned in to watch. Mid-way through the episode, my roommate turned to me, and said/asked, “this sucks, […]

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Stranger Waiting: Shows and Movies to Help Tide You Over Until STRANGER THINGS Season 2

During the Super Bowl there was a moment that lead to a great many people crying. I’m not talking about the first half when the Patriots were getting clobbered. Or the second half when the Patriots came back from what seemed like an impossible deficit to overcome. I’m talking about when the trailer for STRANGER […]

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Talking AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ROANOKE with Executive Producer Tim Minear

Tim Minear is a two time Emmy-nominated screenwriter/producer/director known for his amazing contributions to the Horror genre such as AMERICAN HORROR STORY and X-FILES, as well as other shows like FIREFLY, ANGEL and DRIVE. Minear has consistently re-defined horror content in regards to cable television programming. Blumhouse.com had the honor of catching up with him briefly to ask a bit […]

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CHANNEL ZERO Gets Picked Up For 3rd And 4th Installments!

One of the best surprises last year was the 6-episode mini-series for CHANNEL ZERO: CANDLE COVE. We got to learn a lot about the history and origins of the “creepypasta” inspired Syfy series when we had Nick Antosca and Harley Payton on the Shock Waves podcast. And while the second season, which focuses on NO-END […]