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Extreme Metal Legends Dawn of Ashes Announce Upcoming Album DAEMONOLATRY GNOSIS

A little more than a year ago, I interviewed my friend and colleague Kristof Bathory, the founder and creative force behind iconic extreme-metal band Dawn of Ashes — as well an avid practitioner of ritual magick and a student of the occult, appointed last year as Ambassador to the Greater Church of Lucifer. Kristof has […]

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Music 

That Old Hoodoo: Ten Scary Blues and Jazz Tracks

What kind of spooky music do you prefer? Are you the type who screams forth their inner demons into the bleak skies while wrathful heavy metal shreds holes in your skull? Are you an ethereal sprite who drifts through solid matter while listening to ancient organ tirades? Are you a down-to-earth Halloween geek who obsesses […]

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Scary Fun video games 

Revisiting the Classic Horror PC Game THE 7TH GUEST

Old Man Stauf built a house and filled it with his toys. Six Guests were invited one night, their screams the only noise. Blood in the Library, blood right up the hall, Dripping down the attic stairs, “Hey Guests!, try not to fall.” Nobody came out that night. Not one was ever seen. But Old […]

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Films Music 

Gregory Burkart on Scoring the Experimental Slasher MADE ME DO IT

I very seldom exploit my position as Senior Writer to talk about my work beyond the walls of Blumhouse… but I was recently invited to take part in a feature film project that I’m very stoked about, so I’d like to take a moment to give you a peek behind the scenes. One of my […]

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Music Scary Fun 

Norwegian Black Metal Frontman Elected to City Council — Against His Will

Gylve “Fenriz” Nagell, lead singer of venerable Norwegian black metal band Darkthrone, can add “city councilman” to his dark resume. Fenriz was recently elected to the city council of Kolbotn, an Oslo suburb, in spite of campaigning against his own election. A good citizen (and an avid hiker), Fenriz agreed to add his name to […]

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Music Scary Fun 

10 Ultra-Creepy Music Videos That Will Rock Your Nightmares [NSFW]

With October drawing near, we’ve been seeking some musical inspiration for the Halloween season — and we’d like to share that holiday spirit in the most disturbing way possible, by compiling a little playlist of some seriously horrific music videos from a wide range of genres. The consistent theme throughout these selections is a creepy […]

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Music 

Supergroup “Necromancing The Stone” Hell-Bent On Resurrecting Metal With New Album

Heavy metal and horror make an impeccable pair. Menacing imagery and earsplitting guitar sweeps are as perfect together as peanut butter and jelly. Flowers and sunshine. Dirt and maggots. Refrigerators and severed body parts. They’re just made for each other. The band Necromancing the Stone has entwined and cemented this morbid union of music and […]

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Films Music Scary Fun 

Watch This Amazing Musical Love Letter to FRIDAY THE 13TH PART V

I’ll tell you this straight-up: I consider FRIDAY THE 13TH PART V: A NEW BEGINNING one of my favorite slasher movies of all time. It’s one of the least-loved among the franchise (mostly for one reason, which you’ll know if you’ve seen it), but I’m not the only one who finds it one of the […]

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Films Music 

Ten Classic Horror Movies That Scared Me With Sound

We’ve written a great deal about the role of a truly great musical score in crafting a memorable horror film, but today I’m going to dig a little deeper into what makes a movie sound terrifying. Along with dialogue and practical sound effects, there are often dozens of layers to a film’s sound design, and […]

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Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

These Eerie Robots Will Sing Your Favorite Tune… But You May Not Want Them To

Allow me to introduce the members of the “Mirai Capsule Choir,” an all-robot musical ensemble from Japan. In the front row, pictured from left to right: Pepper, Pepper, Pepper, Pepper, Pepper, Pepper and Pepper. In the back row: Pepper, Pepper, Pepper, Pepper, Pepper, Pepper and Pepper. Conducting the choir, with its back to the camera, […]

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Films 

Terror In THE ‘BURBS: 5 Reasons Joe Dante’s Classic Comedy is a Genuine Horror Movie

Few things are as terrifying as the paint-by-numbers conformity of suburbia — but what if there’s something even more sinister lurking in the background? Joe Dante explores this idea in his genre-defying 1989 classic THE ‘BURBS. Although loaded with laughs and starring Tom Hanks — who, while a fan favorite, isn’t exactly known for horror […]

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Music Scary Fun 

If You’re Terrified of the Dentist, Don’t Watch This Video

Not surprisingly, the amazing visual style of director Peter Strickland (BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO, THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY) lends itself well to the musical format… and his new video for the track “Never Enough” by UK-based synth duo The KVB captures much of that same sexually confusing, vaguely threatening and totally dreamlike vibe that has become […]

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Films 

Michael is Coming Home! Blumhouse is Co-Producing the New HALLOWEEN — With John Carpenter Onboard!

Just like its unstoppable villain Michael Myers, it seems the HALLOWEEN film franchise — which launched in 1978 with John Carpenter’s original classic and spawned seven sequels as well as a remake with its own sequel — was destined to come back to life again. We’re thrilled to announce that Michael has found a new […]