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This Clip Replaces WONDER YEARS Narration with Horror Music… and It’s Hilariously Creepy

This awesome little experiment was first mixed by comedian Jon Friedman nearly a decade ago… and its source material, of course, is way older still. But for reasons no one can explain, it’s suddenly experienced a viral resurgence. I’m going to assume you have at least a passing familiarity with THE WONDER YEARS, an incredibly […]

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Watch the First Full Trailer for AMERICAN HORROR STORY: CULT!

“What’s the thing that scares you the most?” After redefining the whole concept of “teasers” by mercilessly assaulting our eyes and ears with hallucinogenic, clown-filled clips, the creators of the tensely-awaited seventh season of AMERICAN HORROR STORY have finally unleashed the beast. The new official trailer, which now contains a wealth of footage from the […]

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Behold the Creepy Full Trailer & Poster Art for CHANNEL ZERO: NO-END HOUSE!

“This is not how reality works!” We’ve been teasing the second season of the creepypasta-themed SyFy series CHANNEL ZERO ever since we learned they would be tackling another terrifying viral legend – the tale of “No-End House” [check out our in-depth feature on the original creepypasta here]. While CHANNEL ZERO’s acclaimed debut season focused on […]

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The Five Most Brilliant Episodes From Season 3 of THE TWILIGHT ZONE

While the third season of Rod Serling’s magnum opus THE TWILIGHT ZONE feels just a tad uneven, the brightest moments shine so brightly they just about leave us forgetting about the amazing episodes from the other four seasons of this classic series. So prepare yourself to see some of the most recognizable episodes of the […]

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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 […]

Films 

Is CHILD’S PLAY the Greatest Genre Franchise of All Time?

There are a ton of horror franchises out there, and the one thing they all seem to have in common is constant fluctuation in quality. The first few HALLOWEEN flicks were amazing, and then things began to spiral around the fifth film; FRIDAY THE 13th was a blast early on, and then PART 3 came […]

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The Five Most Brilliant Episodes From Season 2 of THE TWILIGHT ZONE

Continuing on in our coverage of Rod Serling’s groundbreaking series THE TWILIGHT ZONE [be sure to check out our previous entry here], we arrive at Season Two with plenty of top notch footage to sort through. This is a season loaded with iconic episodes and imagery, stunning twists and gorgeous production… but what episodes remain high […]

Perchance to Scream! Revisiting FREDDY KRUEGER’S SEVEN SWEETEST DREAMS

THE NIGHTMARES ON ELM STREET: FREDDY KRUEGER’S SEVEN SWEETEST DREAMS paperback promises the reader what they’d likely expect from an original collection of Krueger-centric short stories — death, destruction, and bad dreams. Released in 1991, the same year as FREDDY’S DEAD: THE FINAL NIGHTMARE, this book doesn’t have any hard and fast rules about the franchise’s timeline, […]

Real Life Scares 

CREEPYPASTA: Did This Religious TV Program Contain a Deadly Hidden Message?

Today’s story originated with a user identifying himself as RoboKy, who claims to know bizarre and previously unpublished information about a locally-produced television program known as Words of Light With the Reverend Marly Sachs. The show aired every Sunday from 6-7 am on WSB-TV Channel 2 in Atlanta, Georgia, from October 18, 1987 to Sunday, February […]

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CINEMA IN EXTREMIS: The VHS Atrocities of Psychic TV’s FIRST TRANSMISSION [NSFW]

Not long ago, I explored the dark and mystifying lore of “snuff cinema” in its many forms — including works of alleged onscreen murder and mutilation which, though stomach-churning in their realism, were either hoaxes, misrepresented footage or works of transgressive underground “murder art.” In another feature, I examined a notorious example of the latter […]

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Nine Useful Life Lessons (Courtesy of Jigsaw’s Deadliest Traps)

If you’re a SAW fan like me, you’re already quite familiar with the franchise’s main theme. Sure, to the uninitiated viewer, it would seem creative deaths and so-called “torture porn” are the only things these films have to offer — but I’m sure no one can deny that SAW is probably one of the most consistent […]

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Ryan Murphy’s FEUD and the Resurrection of Hagsploitation Horror

With the FX series FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN, AMERICAN HORROR STORY creator Ryan Murphy’s pathological adherence to cult affiliations continues with his immersive, semi-biographical exhumation of two of the most iconic figures in the narrative history of cinema — Joan Crawford and Bette Davis — and in the process resurrects a brief and bygone cinematic […]

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CINEMA IN EXTREMIS: I (Barely) Survived a VIOLENT SH*T Marathon! [NSFW]

Happy Friday, fellow extremiacs! Put on those rain ponchos, ‘cuz you’re gonna get a little red on you again. When I first launched this column a couple of months ago, I made a point of emphasizing the concept of extreme horror movies as “outsider art,” expressing some bold and unconventional ideas through the medium of […]