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Horror Movies’ 5 Creepiest Psychics

Mar 19, 2020 No Comments by

Many of the greatest horror movies have psychic elements. Telepathy, although useful if belonging to good characters, has caused unbelievable havoc when used by the evil characters in these movies. While only some horror movie psychics are evil, almost all are creepy – even if they use their powers for good. It’s a casualty of the job, […]

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Fear on 4 Wheels: 5 Of Horror’s Most Terrifying Cars

Feb 20, 2020 No Comments by

Amaxophobia is defined as ‘the fear of being a passenger’ and is a specific phobia that can cause a paralyzing sense of dread when in a car. It’s a serious condition affecting real people, and it can arise for a number of real-life reasons. Moreover, it’s also something you might expect to see in a […]

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5 Unforgettable Horror Movie Costumes

Jan 23, 2020 No Comments by

A horror movie relies on many things in order for it to work. Apart from a killer plot and good acting, they also rely largely on visual effects that include costume, makeup design, and all the gory special effects that keep us captivated for hours on end. While we more often than not don’t pay active […]

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5 Home Invasion Movies You Should Never Watch Alone

Jan 16, 2020 No Comments by

Of the numerous horror movie sub-genres there is one that hits closer to home than any of the others: home invasions. This is not surprising considering the nearly 2 million home invasions that take place in the USA every year. The idea of intruders entering your home and threatening you and your loved ones is one of […]

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The Ultimate ‘70s Horror Movie-Inspired Road Trip

Dec 26, 2019 1 Comment by

The road trip is a classic American pastime that has been featured in horror films such as Jeepers Creepers, Funny Games, and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. And while your idea of a good time may not involve getting chased by a psychopath on wheels, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t go on a horror movie-inspired […]

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When Gifts Go Wrong: Horror Movie Addition

Oct 09, 2019 No Comments by

Despite having the best intentions at heart, sometimes an innocent and thoughtful gift can turn into a living nightmare. Whether it be an expensive diamond ring, a cute looking teddy or a jack-in-the-box, some toys and accessories have a world of their own and may be plotting to terrorize or even murder their unsuspecting new […]

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Horror Movie Camping Trips Gone Wrong: A List

Sep 04, 2019 No Comments by

Everyone loves a good toe-curling, teeth-clenching and spine-tingling horror story! Some of the most nerve crunching scary movies have been set in the woods during camping trips, and for good reason. The unfamiliar surroundings and vast rural settings mean that the fear of the unknown looms large. Exposed and vulnerable, the imagination plays tricks on […]

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On the Fringe: Villains as Social Outcasts

Aug 01, 2019 No Comments by

In horror, it’s generally easy to tell who the victim is and who is the villain.  The victim can usually be found screaming and running from the killer, often in vain.  But what makes a villain villainous? With some characters there is an intrinsic sense of evil, like Randall Flagg from The Stand or the […]

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Fact or Fiction: The Line Begins to Blur for These Horror Villains

Jul 05, 2019 No Comments by

Horror fans are a ravenous breed, and their numbers are swelling. 2017 was a record setting year for the genre, scoring a collective box office yield of well over $700 million. But what makes a horror villain iconic? For some it’s the actor, such as Tim Curry’s endlessly frightening portrayal of Pennywise the Clown in 1990’s classic, […]

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How Technology Influences Horror Movies

May 01, 2019 No Comments by

It has been over twenty years since Ringu hit our screens with a vengeance. Never before had one little girl been so utterly terrifying. The key to the movie’s success was the fact that it featured technology we find in our own homes—the simple videotape—to bring fear, death and bloody destruction. It certainly wasn’t difficult to imagine Sadako, […]

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