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EXCLUSIVE: Watch the Freaky New Trailer for BLESSED ARE THE CHILDREN!

2017 is already shaping up to be the year when the horror genre goes all-in to tackle hot-button social and political topics, and while studio releases like Blumhouse’s own GET OUT are likely to inspire a lot of intense conversation soon, don’t forget that independent horror filmmakers have been in there swinging for a long, […]

Films Scary Fun 

You’d Better Watch Out, or Santa and Krampus Will Make You Their CHRISTMAS B***H!

At this point, not only have horror fans totally embraced the infamous Germanic holiday demon known as Krampus [thanks in part to eye-opening articles like these, thank you very much], but popular culture has also managed to catch up with the Krampus Kraze… but in the process, the monstrous hell-spawned punisher of naughty children might […]

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The Suburban Nightmares of Todd Solondz

Todd Solondz is largely considered an infamous and controversial filmmaker. During his career, the writer-director has enjoyed pulling back the twitching curtain on the quintessential suburban facade, revealing a gallery of the grotesque hidden behind the pristine picket fences, innocuous bake sales, pleasant PTA meetings and seemingly well-adjusted American families. The director has delved into […]

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Exclusive Premiere: The Surreal Short PERDITION Conjures a Grisly Existential Nightmare

Some short-form horror films serve up concentrated shocks, while others creep inside your head and make you question everything you’ve seen. Writer-director Jake E. Sampson’s moody horror short PERDITION falls into the latter category, and we’re honored to host its online premiere, just in time for Halloween. PERDITION finds desperate protagonist Alan (Dan Heyerman) inexplicably transported […]

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The Slasher in WINK Doesn’t Put on a Happy Face… He IS One!

This year, horror filmmakers aren’t just employing the latest in media tech to tell their stories… they’re also conjuring a lot of creepy tales about the pervasive and often intrusive nature of modern media itself. Writer-director Alex J. Mann and production outfit Space Oddity Films have devoted numerous short-form horrors to this very topic, including the […]

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R.I.P. Director & B-Movie Mogul Ted V. Mikels

The year 2016 has been ruthless to some of the horror genre’s most beloved names, and even the hardest-working, most prolific writers, filmmakers and performers in the industry have been taken from us seemingly without a second’s warning. It saddens me to add yet another name to this year’s long In Memoriam list — a […]

Films Scary Fun 

Watch This Horrifying Short Based on the Infamous Creepypasta “The Expressionless!”

Attention, all creepypasta connoisseurs: in our recent feature about ten infamous creepypastas based on a single, terrifying image, I highlighted one of the oldest and possibly most nightmare-inducing stories ever to span the web: “The Expressionless.” In brief, the story is claimed to be a first-hand account from the sole survivor of a bizarre mass […]

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Eduardo Sanchéz Interested in Releasing “Extended Cut” of THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT

Ever since the revelation at this year’s Comic-Con that Adam Wingard’s latest feature film (previously titled THE WOODS) is an official sequel to 1999’s THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT (simply titled BLAIR WITCH), fans’ attention has returned to this landmark of found-footage horror. After its shocking premiere at Sundance, and a wildly successful theatrical release the […]

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The Doomed Generation: The Apocalyptic Cinema of Gregg Araki

In the opening scenes of Gregg Araki’s THE LIVING END, Luke (Mike Dytri) — a leather-clad, whiskey-swilling buff beefcake and bona fide psychopath with a death-wish — dances in the sun-scorched desert, while Jon (Craig Gilmore) — a film-critic who rips other people’s work apart for 25 cents a word — receives news of an […]

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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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Watch This Creepy Giallo-Style Teaser for BLESSED ARE THE CHILDREN

The upcoming slasher/giallo feature from actor-filmmaker Chris Moore (PERVERSION, THE HOUSE OF COVERED MIRRORS) is sure to raise some eyebrows, given its controversial subject matter. But if this teaser trailer — which taps into the mood of ‘70s and ‘80s horror trailers and TV spots — is any indication of the film’s overall tone, it […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

Meet “Oscar” — The Latest in Blood-Drinking Body Horror Tech!

What you’re looking at in these images — that is, if you can bear to look without squirming a little — is not some kind of bionic bird corpse. Actually, that would be easier to handle than what it’s really supposed to be. His creators named him “Oscar,” and he made his internet debut on […]

Real Life Scares 

This Baltimore Murder House Could Be the Scariest Site You’ve Never Heard Of

There’s an abandoned, overgrown house outside of Baltimore, Maryland that’s known by locals for its horrific history and creepy atmosphere. But only recently, it’s been drawing the attention of urban explorers and paranormal investigators — some of whom believe it to be the dwelling place of an extremely evil presence. According to police reports, on […]