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Oren Peli

Oren Peli (Creator of Paranormal Activity) on Night Terrors: Bloody Mary [Exclusive]

Oren Peli is largely responsible for the popularity and success of the found footage sub-genre as we know it today. While he wasn’t the first filmmaker to try his hand at the POV filmmaking styl...

the demon inside

Review: The Demon Inside Presents Two Strong Concepts That Each Require Their Own Films To Work

The Demon Inside centers on Sam Parsons (Joseph Rene, Run, Race to Win) and the haunting of his family, wife Courtney Parsons (Madeline Thelton, Alabama Dirt, Big Bad) and daughter Harper (newcomer Ch...

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Seven Horror Movies Almost Ruined by Their Own Hype

I love getting excited for movies, I love when horror flicks become popular and impact the cultural zeitgeist. That’s something that should always be celebrated. It’s a good thing when a horror featur...

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Eight Franchises That Could Benefit from Going DTV or VOD

Even today, terms like straight-to-video, DTV and VOD are regarded as dirty. They’re second-rate. Movies that get that kind of release are treated as failures before they even come out. We’re getting ...

Paranormal Activity

Paranormal Activity: Does it Hold Up?

When Paranormal Activity burst onto the scene, it felt as big as The Blair Witch Project. In fact, it was the same movie of that type that I’d seen since Blair Witch, except for a few straight-to-vide...

Puppet Master III

Small Beginnings: Horror Prequels That Actually Work

Prequels tend to get a bad rap. Fans are very easily dismissive of them, and to some extent, I get it. Too much backstory can be a bad thing. You don’t want to over explain your monster. Many series e...

War Zone

3 Creepy Ghost Encounters From War Zones

War is one of the worst acts that human beings can wage against one another. Whether countries fight internally or externally over ideals, politics, or money, the reason never makes a difference when ...

Cecil Hotel

The Twisted History Of The Cecil Hotel

All throughout history, there have been locations that secure their spot in infamy thanks to their illustrious pasts. Locales such as the Amityville House, Eastern State Penitentiary the Sands Hotel i...

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Why the Paranormal Activity Franchise Owes us One More Film

The Paranormal Activity franchise should not be allowed to get away with this. Oren Peli’s premise for the original Paranormal Activity was very simple: It focused on the story of a couple (Kati...

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