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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‘Hell Fest’ Is a Halloween Treat for Old School Slasher Fans [Young Blood]

Horror contemplates in great detail how young people handle inordinate situations and all of life’s unexpected challenges. While the genre forces characters of every age to face their fears, it is especially interested in how youths might fare in life-or-death scenarios. The column Young Blood is dedicated to horror stories for and about teenagers, as […]

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‘Cemetery of Terror’: A Mexican Cult Classic for Halloween [Horrors Elsewhere]

Horrors Elsewhere is a recurring column that spotlights a variety of movies from all around the globe, particularly those not from the United States. Fears may not be universal, but one thing is for sure — a scream is understood, always and everywhere. Rubén Galindo Jr. was still attending college in the U.S. when his […]

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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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Out of Order and Out of Time: How the ‘Halloween’ Franchise Was My Guide to Horror Movie Obsession

My brother and I settled into our seats. The theater was dark but still dimly lit as more people filed in excitedly. There was a bit of electricity in the air, almost as if the crisp autumn breeze outside had infiltrated the space, carrying with it a whiff of bonfire and a few scattered red […]

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The Queer Horror of “Chucky”: Episode 2 – “Give Me Something Good To Eat”

Each week Joe Lipsett will highlight a key scene or interaction in Don Mancini’s Chucky series to consider how the show is engaging with and contributing to queer horror. After last week’s premiere tackled concerns about coming out to unsupportive parents, it’s fascinating to see parents back at the center of attention – albeit in […]

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‘The Brides of Dracula’ is a True Masterwork of the Macabre [Hammer Factory]

While Hammer Studios has been in business since 1934, it was between 1955 and 1979 that it towered as one of the premier sources of edgy, gothic horror. On top of ushering the famous monsters of Universal’s horror heyday back into the public eye, resurrecting the likes of Frankenstein, Dracula and the Mummy in vivid […]

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The Iconic Transformation Scene in ‘An American Werewolf in London’ Remains an All-Timer [Scene Screams]

Scene Screams is a recurring column that spotlights the scenes in horror that make us scream, whether through fear, laughter, or tears. It examines the most memorable, and often scariest, scenes in horror and what it is about them that makes them get under our skin.  So much about An American Werewolf in London makes it a standout […]

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How the ‘Halloween’ Young Adult Novels from the ’90s Surprisingly Parallel the Current Films

I have a deep love of horror novelizations and tie-ins. I’ve written about them several times. Anything that expands the story beyond the films, even for a franchise as largely simplistic as Halloween or Friday the 13th, I’m there. That love started in a very specific place, when I walked into Mr. Paperback with my dad in 1998 and […]

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The Scariest Scene in John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’ Touched Upon a Real Suburban Nightmare

The scariest scene in Halloween doesn’t involve a knife or a gruesome death. In fact, the most terrifying scene in the movie doesn’t even involve Michael Myers. John Carpenter’s 1978 classic about the boogeyman come to life explores the nature of evil in an ordinary town where gunshots triggered track meets, not sirens. Haddonfield, Illinois […]

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Juan Piquer Simón’s ‘Slugs’ Still Has Us Squirming from Head to Toe [Horrors Elsewhere]

Horrors Elsewhere is a recurring column that spotlights a variety of movies from all around the globe, particularly those not from the United States. Fears may not be universal, but one thing is for sure — a scream is understood, always and everywhere. Over the years, horror has turned the most innocuous creatures into rabid […]

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[Interview] Malek Akkad Talks With Bloody Disgusting About ‘Halloween Kills’ and the Future of Michael Myers

This Friday, October 15th, horror fans will finally be able to lay their eyes on Halloween Kills, the twelfth installment in the forty-three year old franchise and the direct follow-up to 2018’s series reboot Halloween. Delayed from its original October 2020 release by the coronavirus pandemic, this sequel finds director David Gordon Green once again […]

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The Queer Horror of “Chucky”: Episode 1, “Death By Misadventure”

Each week Joe Lipsett will highlight a key scene or interaction in Don Mancini’s Chucky series to consider how the show is engaging with and contributing to queer horror. There are plenty of thrilling moments in the premiere of Don Mancini’s Chucky series on Syfy. In addition to homages to both the series’ films and […]

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Everybody’s a Suspect: Meet the New Generation Cast and Characters of ‘Scream’!

Ghostface, Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell), Gale Weathers (Courtney Cox), and Dewey Riley (David Arquette) are all back in the new Scream, arriving in theaters on January 14, 2022. So, too, is original screenwriter Kevin Williamson, this time as executive producer. But the trailer makes it clear that fans can expect a new generation to get brought into the […]

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