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This Pint-Sized Pennywise Cosplay is Both Adorable AND Terrifying

A tiny new incarnation of the world’s scariest clown is somehow making the entire internet scream “Awwww…” and “AAAAAHHHH!” at the same time. But whether you feel like running in terror or giving this little guy a hug (choose wisely), I think three-year-old Louie Tilghman would take the top prize in just about any costume […]

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Peachfuzz Returns! Mark Duplass Reveals CREEP 2 Info

Production on the long-awaited sequel to CREEP — the Netflix found-footage fave from 2014 starring Mark Duplass as a weirdly adorable serial killer — has been kept on the down-low for a while… but indie outfit The Orchard has finally pulled back the curtain on the bizarre horror-comedy featuring the antics of Duplass’s charming madman […]

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Remembering Tobe Hooper: Much More Than the MASSACRE

I don’t need to tell you how much influential filmmaker William Tobe Hooper changed the entire landscape of horror cinema with his 1974 feature THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE… nor do I need to tell you how much we’re all feeling the pain of this devastating loss to movie history. It’s bad enough we’re still […]

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THE WITCH Director & Star May Re-Team for NOSFERATU Remake!

It seems just yesterday the groundbreaking art-house historical horror epic THE WITCH scored global critical acclaim while landing on many horror fans’ Top 10 lists for 2016… but this recent news is likely to stir up even more controversy among genre audiences and film historians alike. Justin Kroll of Variety just announced award-winning director Robert […]

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Metal, Madness and Murder Meet with SADISTIC INTENT in This Heavy Indie Thriller

Writer-director Eric Pennycoff has seriously deep roots in independent genre cinema; he’s an alumni of Larry Fessenden’s legendary company Glass Eye Pix, and has worked frequently with Brooklyn, NY-based production outfit Midnight Treehouse (behind the “M is for Mariachi” segment of ABCs OF DEATH 2.5 and the sci-fi short THE POD), to name just a […]

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Relive a Deadly Paranormal Incident (and its Aftermath) in the Chilling Short INTRUDERS!

Without a single word of dialogue, Quebec-based filmmaker and FX artist Santiago Menghini has conjured slow-burn chills and some seriously intense scares with his stylish, dreamlike horror short INTRUDERS — based in part on a pair of short comic-book stories by Al Columbia (“5:45 AM”) and Uno Moralez (“Jacov”), with a third tale (“Inspector”) that ties […]

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Check Out the Ultra-Chilling Trailer for Darren Aronofsky’s MOTHER!

It’s been ages since director Darren Aronofsky delved into the realm of dark fantasy and surreal psychological horror with the critically-acclaimed and multi-award-winning BLACK SWAN… but if the first full-length trailer for his upcoming feature MOTHER! is any indication, it looks like he’s going even darker for this new project. After unveiling this gorgeously macabre […]

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Celebrating 40 Years of Wes Craven’s THE HILLS HAVE EYES

It’s a bit tough wrapping one’s head around it, but it’s actually been four decades since Wes Craven’s censorship-defying chiller THE HILLS HAVE EYES arrived and left viewers sitting in stunned silence. While the enthusiastically gritty LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT differed significantly in premise, it did serve as a bit of a precursor of […]

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Five Shocking and Awesome Horror Movie Alternate Endings

Ever pick up a DVD or Blu-ray and learn that the horror movie you’ve been aching to see happened to have an awesome alternate ending? This phenomenon isn’t entirely uncommon, but it’s always an interesting experience. One would automatically assume that an official theatrical release, or a standard home-release edition, would feature, by default, the […]

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CINEMA IN EXTREMIS: Watch the Creepy Original Short That Inspired EXCISION

In our previous article on underrated horror films from the current decade, one of the most perplexing, disturbing, humorous and heartbreaking titles to make the cut (no pun intended) is Richard Bates, Jr.’s feature debut EXCISION — which also quite rightly made several horror sites’ Top 10 lists during its release year of 2012. Though […]

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The Awesomeness of Carl Theodor Dreyer’s VAMPYR

The best horror films resemble dreams, and the best dream-like horror films come from the 1920s and 1930s. One can’t get through a screening of ISLAND OF LOST SOULS, THE MAN WHO LAUGHS or NOSFERATU without being marked. Tod Browning’s DRACULA remains powerful to this very day for its stagey qualities, which deeply infuse it […]

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Celebrate 30 Years of PREDATOR and Hunt Down These Collectibles!

Thirty years ago, an alien hunter messed with the wrong major and wound up exploding himself all over the jungle of Val Verde. PREDATOR debuted on June 12, 1987 and we’ve been obsessed with those heat-seeking killers ever since. The John McTiernan-helmed film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Shane Black, Jesse Ventura, Bill Duke, Richard Chaves and […]

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Power Through Slavery: HELLRAISER’s “Chatterer” and BDSM Culture

Clive Barker fans swooned when it was announced that the graphic novel HELLRAISER ANTHOLOGY: VOLUME 2 will feature an origin story for the “Chatterer” Cenobite; what’s more, the story is being written by Nicholas Vince, the actor who made that same character iconic in HELLRAISER (1987) and HELLBOUND: HELLRAISER II (1988). The intimidating, semi-mute member […]