Capitalizing on the Paranormal: Ghost Hunter Shows

“Can you make a noise if you are here?” “The temperature is dropping and I do not feel well.” “Did someone just touch me?” These are all phrases that will...

If You Love to Party, You Love to Scream!

Even as an adult, I have spent many nights wide awake, contemplating whether there is a demonic presence in my closet or under the bed. I have also driven my husband...

Mainstream Horror TV: What Does It Mean for Horror Fans?

Horror TV is not a new phenomenon. Shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Tales From the Crypt, Dark Shadows, and Night Gallery have been and continue to be influential to scribes of contemporary genre fare....
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Not Appropriate for Children? An In-depth look at Scary Stories to Tell in the...

In each generation, there are the must read books in grade school, despite the fact such literature may not be appropriate for the children vying after it. Today’s youth...
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Contracted Director Eric England Speaks to His Major Influences and Long Term Goals

When asked to write an article about my own personal influences, I nearly had an anxiety attack trying to think of all the right things to say. The first...
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A Look Back at the Best and Worst of Early 2000’s Horror

The early 2000’s were a very interesting time for the horror genre. This was a period just after the renaissance of the late 1990’s and before the swarm of...
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The Most Interesting Man in the World: Remembering Christopher Lee

I vividly remember my first encounter with Christopher Lee. I was very young. I had already seen the Universal Dracula and had become completely enamored not only with the...

Why Paranormal Activity Might Not be to Blame for the Found Footage Boom

Found footage movies keep on coming. They seem to be finally dying down, perhaps, but it’s a small dent in the boom that has persisted over the past several years....
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Why it’s So Hard to do Throwback Horror

“They don’t make ‘em like they used to.” Maybe one of the most overused quotes of all time, we all hear someone say it on an almost daily basis. Especially...
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Exploring Why Audiences Fell Out of Love With Practical FX

In the 1980’s, makeup effects artists like Tom Savini, Stan Winston, Dick Smith, Kevin Yagher, Rick Baker and Rob Bottin were the superstars of the industry. In the 1990’s,...
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Why The Scream TV Series Could Work

The Scream TV series, premiering this June on MTV, could be an absolute failure. There are a lot of ways it could not work. This isn’t really a secret...
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We Had Such Sights to Show You: A Eulogy for Pinhead

Today is the release of The Scarlet Gospels, something that should excite most horror fans. This is it. This is the final Hellraiser story and it has been delivered...
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Why I Stopped Using the Phrase “Guilty Pleasure”

Guilty pleasure. It's a phrase that is commonly used by horror fans to explain away our reasoning for liking a film that we think we shouldn't. But I'm starting...
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Why Universal’s Upcoming Monster Slate Is Doomed From the Start

It’s always been a dream of mine to one day see the Universal classic monsters return to dominate the screen. Van Helsing tried to do this, but failed spectacularly....
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Whatever Happened to the Masters of Horror?

It’s a legitimate question. When it comes to the modern masters of horror, we all know their names. John Carpenter, Wes Craven, Clive Barker, George Romero, Joe Dante, Stuart...