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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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5 Horror Books That You Can Judge by Their Covers

Oct 04, 2018 No Comments by

79% of people say that a book’s cover plays a decisive role in whether they purchase the book or not. Readers don’t want to see books with repetitive, cliché covers as those covers don’t entice people to want to pick up their respective books and read them. It’s a common phrase that you shouldn’t judge a […]

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10 Horror Movies and The Posters That Made Them A Success

Sep 21, 2018 2 Comments by

The year 2017 saw $733.5 million brought into the box office by horror movies alone, with people enjoying a good scare more than ever. People love horror movies, whether it’s an evening in with your friends or the latest movie at the cinema to make you jump out of your seat. The promotion of a horror movie can […]

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Back-to-School Horror Movies: A List

Aug 28, 2018 No Comments by

It’s that time of year again. When morning commutes are doubled, outlet malls are swamped with discounts and there’s a great chance you’re going to catch a cold at work because one of your co-workers’ kids brought a virus home with them. It’s Back to School time, people, and what better way to celebrate this […]

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Become the King (Or Queen) Of Horror Movie Night

Aug 14, 2018 No Comments by

Mess with the minds of your friends as you move and manipulate them in the best horror movie night ever. Don’t just think of it as putting a movie on the TV and switching off the lights, there is a method to the madness. And your first and most important decision is the movie selection. It […]

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Terror on the Air: Ten Terrifying Horror Shows from Radio’s Golden Age

Nov 13, 2017 No Comments by

No special effect ever created can match the power of the human imagination, the ability of the mind’s eye to envision endless possibilities. Or create endless terror. In today’s computer saturated world, it seems hard to believe that people once gathered around the radio as their primary source of entertainment. But for over thirty years, […]

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Viy: A Russian Folk Horror Movie

Jul 05, 2017 No Comments by

When it comes to spooky tales of witchcraft and deviltry, Russia and surrounding countries like Ukraine and Belarus should never be overlooked. The old Slavic myths that saturate these countries are brimming with stories of ghosts, forest demons and cannibal witches but are not that well-known here in the West. Well, with me being a […]

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Dissecting the Trailers for IT and THE DARK TOWER

May 10, 2017 No Comments by

2017 is going to see its fair share of Stephen King love.  With a few book projects due out later this year (Gwendy’s Button Box on May 30, Sleeping Beauties on September 26) and reports of a Firestarter remake as well as a J.J. Abrams-produced television series based in the King-created town of Castle Rock […]

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