Kevin Smith’s First Horror Movie ‘Red State’ is Even More Terrifyingly Relevant 10 Years Later

From Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later to Scorsese’s Shutter Island, some of the most entertaining genre films are made by established directors attempting to challenge themselves by trying something new. Mostly known for his indie comedies, Kevin Smith might not be the first name that comes to mind when one thinks of legitimately chilling movies, […]

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“Mockingbird Lane” – Looking Back on Bryan Fuller’s Edgy Reboot of ‘The Munsters’

When it comes to Gateway Horror, it’s hard to name a better example than The Munsters. Based on tropes and characters from the Universal Monster movies, this lovable family of misfits has been entertaining audiences for almost 60 years. That’s why it’s no surprise that they’ve also survived numerous attempts at reboots and remakes. While […]

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6 Critically Panned Horror Movies from the 2010s That Are Worth a Watch

Film criticism has never been an exact science, and movie critics themselves are still fallible human beings. That’s why it’s no surprise that some horror movies only find a welcoming audience years after being dismissed during their initial release. While the rise of the internet means that it’s now much easier to recommend underrated flicks […]

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Spooky World-Building: Looking Back on the Sci-Fi Channel’s ‘Blair Witch’ Mockumentaries

In professional wrestling, the concept of “Kayfabe” refers to an unspoken agreement between fans and performers to never acknowledge the fictional aspects of the sport. In the horror genre, we have something similar with the way Found Footage movies invite audiences to play along with the scares to enhance their viewing experience. And when it […]

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Ranking the Entire ‘Paranormal Activity’ Franchise Before ‘PA: Next of Kin’ Releases This Friday

I’ve been in love with the Paranormal Activity franchise ever since I first stepped foot into a midnight screening of the first film back in 2009. The movie was spooky enough, but what really stuck with me was how its subtle scares managed to follow me home after the credits rolled. Of course, I wasn’t […]

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Six Indie Games That Would Make Great Horror Movies!

While I think there’s a case to be made in defense of films like Paul W.S. Anderson’s Mortal Kombat and Christophe Gans’ Silent Hill, it’s easy to understand why videogame adaptations were once regarded as the lowest form of cinema. Fortunately, recent years have been kinder to gamers who also like to see their favorite […]

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Unauthorized Terrors: A History and Defense of Horror Fan Films

From in-depth analysis to casual appreciation, there’s no wrong way to engage with art. However, some fans go the extra mile when demonstrating their love for certain franchises and characters by incorporating them into fanfiction. While these unauthorized stories are usually limited to the written word, a surprising number of die-hard fans are willing to […]

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Chronicling the Rise of “Z-TV” – A History of Zombies on Television

George A. Romero’s classic Dead films may have sparked an explosion of zombie media, but it took quite a while for these undead ghouls to invade television screens. Unlike ghosts, werewolves and vampires, which benefited from popular shows like Dark Shadows, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Supernatural, shambling corpses were usually left out of prime-time […]

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You Can’t Kill the Boogeyman: What’s Next for the ‘Halloween’ Franchise After ‘Halloween Ends’?

It’s hard to keep a good Slasher down. With the cyclical nature of these movies being part of their appeal, it’s rare for studios to greenlight a definitive end to their popular franchises. For every Final Chapter and Final Nightmare, there’s a Jason Lives and New Nightmare to undo the conclusions of the past. Now […]

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Screaming Live on Snapchat: 6 of the Most Unique Found Footage Movies!

I’ve always admired how Found Footage gives indie filmmakers the opportunity to craft legitimately scary movies without breaking the bank. Not only does this underappreciated sub-genre allow for experimentation and intimate thrills, but it also stands out by constantly reinventing itself as modern media continues to evolve. Mockumentaries and simulated home movies can still be […]

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How Rob Zombie’s ‘Halloween II’ Paved the Way for a New Kind of Horror

Filmmakers have been using horror as a tool to explore serious issues since the very dawn of cinema. Unfortunately, while we’ve been treated to award-winning hits like The Exorcist and The Silence of the Lambs, many of the more experimental horror flicks of the past were doomed to become critical and box-office flops, only being […]

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Faux-Grindhouse at its Finest: Celebrating 10 Years of ‘Hobo with a Shotgun’!

Nostalgia is a curious thing, especially when it comes to film. Multi-media empires have been built on filmmakers revamping the entertainment of their youth for new audiences, but it’s extremely difficult for modern productions to capture the spirit of older movies without turning into exaggerated parodies. Of course, there are exceptions to every rule, and […]

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There’s a Monster in My Basket: Six More of the Most Unique Movie Monsters!

Last week, we shared a list of Six of the Most Unique Movie Monsters that were created exclusively for the big screen. While these beasts were carefully chosen according to originality and the quality of the special effects used to bring them to life, there are just so many great creature-features out there that it’s […]

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Looking Back on the Mundane Monsters of MTV’s “Death Valley” 10 Years Later

Here’s a question no one’s ever asked before: what do you get when you hire one of the minds behind Scrubs (Curtis Gwinn) and the creator of Fat Guy Stuck in Internet (Eric Weinberg) to create a TV show based on an idea by Powerman 5000 frontman Spider One? Well, you get the criminally underseen […]

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Land Sharks, Horny Beasts and Glow-in-the-Dark Aliens: 6 of the Most Unique Movie Monsters!

There’s nothing like a good old-fashioned monster movie to get the blood pumping, and with decades of vampires, werewolves and zombies consuming poor victims on the silver screen, there’s no shortage of films to choose from. Personally, I have a soft spot for productions that come up with original monsters that aren’t based on any […]

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