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What Happens on THE LAST HALLOWEEN? This Terrifying Short Might Have the Answer

I don’t need to keep reminding you how we live in truly terrifying times (even though I just said it again), but as lovers of all things scary, we’re faced with a bit of a conundrum here. After all, Halloween is looming large on the horizon (the stores are already starting to stock up, in […]

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Audience Network Debuts Trailer For Stephen King’s MR. MERCEDES!

2017 has been the year of the King! On top of the new TV series based on THE MIST, THE DARK TOWER and IT hitting theaters later this year, and the announcements of CASTLE ROCK for Hulu and FIRESTARTER for Blumhouse Productions, we’ve got yet another Stephen King adaptation coming, this time an AT&T original […]

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John Carpenter Signs on to Co-Produce TWO New Horror TV Series!

The Blumhouse team is already beyond thrilled to be involved in the return of genre legend John Carpenter to the HALLOWEEN film franchise, but today fans of the beloved filmmaker, author and musician have even more cause for celebration. It’s just been announced that Carpenter will also be returning to horror-themed television — for the first […]

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Willem Dafoe Oozes Evil in New Trailer for Netflix’s DEATH NOTE!

If you’re itching for more creepy footage from the upcoming live-action adaptation of Tsugumi Ohba’s classic manga DEATH NOTE, today’s definitely your lucky day… because a new trailer has just dropped featuring Willem Dafoe in the chilling role of Ryuk, the embodiment of a shinigami — literally a god of Death in human form. Directed […]

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Shake, Rattle and Roll: A Second Look at CLUE

CLUE was released on December 13, 1985, underperforming at the box office and receiving mixed reviews. It was the first and pretty much only of its kind: a movie with multiple endings. Depending on which theater you saw it at, the ending might have been different than the one showing at another theater across the […]

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CINEMA IN EXTREMIS: Art Imitates Life (and Death) in Marian Dora’s CANNIBAL [NSFW]

You’ve probably heard fans of extreme or outsider cinema describing their favorite films as “an acquired taste” — much like a gourmand might share their fondness for escargot, or a connoisseur of modern art may find enlightenment in the scribbles and splatters of abstract painter Cy Twombly. But when it comes to highly controversial German […]

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The Chilling New IT Trailer Takes You Down to the Sewers of Derry!

Viewers of this year’s MTV Movie & TV Awards got a shocking visit from Pennywise the Dancing Clown — courtesy of the latest official trailer for Andres Muschietti’s highly-anticipated feature film adaptation hitting screens this Fall, which the network unveiled Sunday night. In addition to giving us more personal time with “The Loser’s Club” (including a […]

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CINEMA IN EXTREMIS: Behind the Scenes of EXTREMITY with Director Anthony DiBlasi

Previously in this column, the writing team of Scott Swan and David Bond revealed details about a film that looks to be the ultimate word on the “extreme haunt” trend — appropriately titled EXTREMITY. They also revealed that one of my favorite genre filmmakers, Anthony DiBlasi (LAST SHIFT, MOST LIKELY TO DIE), would be helming the […]

The Unsettling Awesomeness of Katherine Dunn’s GEEK LOVE

Freak shows first began to come into the public eye as early as the 16th century, when people with unusual, deformed, or extreme body types would be displayed for royalty as objects of curiosity and medical intrigue. The tradition of the freak show continued to centuries, and they became a staple of traveling circuses, offering […]

H.P. Lovecraft: Separating the Man from the Monster

The genre of horror has always had a lot of subversive appeal. Much like punk rock and other artistic subcultures, it dwells comfortably outside of the mainstream (save for when it’s co-opted with usually dismal results), and many of those who live and breathe horror value it as a space where society’s faults and biases […]

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Why the Politics of AMERICAN PSYCHO Are Shockingly Relevant Today

Since I choose to actively eschew the word “controversial,” I elect to describe famed 52-year-old novelist Bret Easton Ellis as “confrontational.” Ellis is a direct author who aims to shake readers from their societal complacency by peeling back all the wet, fleshy layers of good decorum to reveal the blackened, hedonistic, selfish heart of a […]

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Gay Porn and Blue Murder: Making the True-Crime Biopic KING COBRA

The stylishly subversive and hyperkinetic re-imagining of the infamous Brent Corrigan/Bryan Kocis porn murder case KING COBRA (based on the true crime book COBRA KILLER by Anthony E. Stoner & Peter A. Conway) has ushered in a powerful new voice in independent queer cinema by the name of Justin Kelly. It was while conducting hard […]

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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 […]