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The Insanity That Is TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE NEXT GENERATION

Here’s a question for the philosophers and art critics: If an artist sets out to make something that is deliberately terrible, and they succeed… have they really succeeded? It was 1996. I was a mere 18 years old. I was going to college in Tacoma, WA, and I was slowly becoming a movie obsessive. A […]

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Five Famous Horror Movies ALMOST Directed by Tobe Hooper

This history of the horror genre is one littered with “almosts” — those movie and director match-ups that came so close to happening, but never saw the light of day. In some alternate reality, there are movie theaters and drive-ins in the ‘80s playing Joe Dante’s HALLOWEEN III and John Carpenter’s FIRESTARTER; George Romero should […]

Films Real Life Scares 

THE EVIL WITHIN: Deep Inside Andrew Getty’s Real-Life Nightmares

As our Senior Editor Rob G noted recently, Amazon and other movie services have now made the horror movie THE EVIL WITHIN available for rental. Released with little fanfare alongside the usual Z-level, straight-to-streaming horror dreck, THE EVIL WITHIN might have escaped notice were it not for the story of its production. It began with […]

Films Scary Fun 

What’s Under Your Sofa Right Now? Watch the Short DO WE PLAY and Find Out!

You’re never too old to play a little game of hide-and-seek, but this nightmarish three-minute horror film from award-winning filmmaker Tony Morales will make you more cautious about whom you choose to play with… assuming they haven’t already chosen you first. Once I saw stylish and spine-tingling DO WE PLAY, an entry in Spain’s 15th […]

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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 […]

Films Scary Fun 

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 […]

Films 

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 […]