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Seven Horror Films With Effects Better Than the Movie Itself

As horror fans, we go crazy for practical effects. Genre output from the 1980s was rife with expertly rendered practical FX work. By the mid-’80s, the effects had become the main attraction of m...

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Gothic Horror Movies That Broke from Tradition

Gothic horror has a longstanding tradition of being moody, melodramatic and—on film, at least—visually driven from its production design down to its costuming. When the silent era and the Universal mo...

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How The House by the Cemetery Inverted the Zombie Genre

Lucio Fulci’s House by the Cemetery is, I’ll admit, my least favorite of the director’s “Gates of Hell” trilogy. But that doesn’t mean that the film is without merits, it’s just that some of the...

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Chronicling the Death of Italian Horror Cinema

There was a time, fondly remembered and not all that long ago, when Italy was the pinnacle of horror filmmaking. In the 1960’s Mario Bava helped define the giallo, a precursor to the American slasher ...

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Top Five Lucio Fulci Films

Lucio Fulci shares the “godfather of gore” title with fellow director Herschell Gordon Lewis. But Fulci may win between the two of them solely for the visceral response his movies evoke. They’re very ...

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Nastiest Video Nasties – Banned Horror

[soliloquy id=”10971″] Video nasties were the general term for the movies that were banned in the UK in the early 1980’s, criticized for the violence and sexuality. Some of them weren’t as...

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Golden Year: The Horror Of 1981

In the eighties, horror movies took off in a big way, garnering mainstream success and becoming mega-hits for the first time. It all started in 1981, after the circulation of success between powerhous...