10 ‘Scooby-Doo!’ Episodes and Movies That Are Perfect for Halloween!

The Scooby Gang can’t take a step without running into some kind of villain; they’re constantly chased by things that go bump in the night. Ever since 1969, the iconic Great Dane and his loyal companions have found themselves in trouble wherever they go, in or out of Coolsville. And though it may seem unnecessary […]

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The Queer Horror of “Chucky”: Episode 2.01 – “Halloween 2”

Each week, Joe Lipsett will highlight a key scene or interaction in Season 2 of Don Mancini’s “Chucky” series to consider how the show is engaging with and contributing to queer horror. Welcome back to another year of Chucky coverage through a queer lens. Last year, I spent eight weeks exploring the various visual and […]

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‘Buffy’ Tie-In Novel “Halloween Rain” Pits the Slayer Against Samhain [Buried in a Book]

Because Buffy the Vampire Slayer debuted in the Spring of 1997, there was no Halloween episode in the first season. However, Simon and Schuster’s series of tie-in novels fixed that oversight by including an original story that expands on Buffy Summers’ first year at Sunnydale High. Here the Chosen One is still getting used to […]

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Six Underseen Horror Shows for the Halloween Season

With dozens of shows like What We Do in the Shadows and Chucky representing our favorite genre on the small screen, there’s no denying that we’re living through a horror renaissance on television. However, the amount of quality programming being produced is simply staggering, and it’s becoming hard to keep up with all these new […]

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‘Orca: The Killer Whale’ – One of the Few ‘Jaws’ Knockoffs That Stands On Its Own

The sights and sounds we take in growing up often have the power to stick with us well into adulthood. These images can be from film or television and can encompass any tone or genre of storytelling. More often than not, however, it’s the stuff that frightened and disturbed us in those formative years that […]

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Sweet Suffering: A Definitive Ranking of All Ten ‘Hellraiser’ Films!

As we prepare for David Bruckner’s new take on Clive Barker‘s iconic text Hellraiser, what better time to re-evaluate the state of the franchise up to this point? Even a cursory glance at the ten existing Hellraiser films (four theatrical, six direct-to-video) reveals that not all Cenobite films are made equal. And while the top […]

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Losing Hope: Re-Evaluating the Shocking Ending of ‘The Mist’ 15 Years Later

Content Warning: Suicide It may not be one of Stephen King’s most popular stories, but The Mist is still a surprisingly influential piece of genre fiction. From Half-Life to Silent Hill, several horror properties have openly drawn inspiration from this eerie novella. That’s why it’s surprising that it took so long for the story see […]

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The “Solar Opposites Halloween Special” Brings Back John Kassir as the Cryptkeeper!

John Kassir returns as the infamous Cryptkeeper, who dispenses puns and helps save Halloween, as Solar Opposites pays tribute to this horror icon. A lot of horror anthology series have made their mark on the medium, but one of the reasons that HBO’s Tales From the Crypt remains such a perennial favorite is because of […]

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‘Frighten Barbara to Death’ – A Classic Filipino Ghost Story [Horrors Elsewhere]

The antagonistic ghost of Patayin Sa Sindak Si Barbara (Frighten Barbara to Death) refuses to go in peace. In this 1995 remake of the 1974 cult classic Patayin Mo Sa Sindak Si Barbara, the title character returns to her ancestral home to pay her respects and find closure. Yet Barbara’s late sister Ruth isn’t so […]

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‘Hellraiser’ – The Alternate Casting Choices That Would’ve Changed Clive Barker’s Original Movie

If filmmaking is a puzzle, casting is a corner piece that, when chosen correctly, helps hold everything together. I recently told you about Coil’s Hellraiser soundtrack that almost was, but what about the cast? Clive Barker captured lightning in a bottle with his 1987 directorial debut, but here are some casting choices that could have […]

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Christopher Pike’s ‘The Midnight Club’ – Why It’s Such a Unique Story of Young Death [Buried in a Book]

Christopher Pike knows his way around death, but how the author approaches the act of mortality in The Midnight Club is unique, even for him. In spite of the foreboding blurb and Brian Kotzky‘s creepy artwork, this 1994 book isn’t about young people dying at the hands of an external threat. Here death comes from […]

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‘The Birds II: Land’s End’ – Showtime’s Misguided Attempt at a Hitchcock Sequel [TV Terrors]

For this month’s installment of “TV Terrors” we revisit The Birds II: Land’s End, the direct-to-TV sequel to the Alfred Hitchcock classic that aired on Showtime back in 1994. Man. The Birds II: Land’s End was a bad idea. Even in 1994, we all knew that it was a bad idea. Not many people remember, but […]

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‘The Black Phone’, ‘Summer of 84’ and a Deep Fear of Abduction [Double Trouble]

The tragedy cast a very long shadow. Up on Droop Mountain, a college student discovered the bodies of hitchhikers Vicki Durian and Nancy Santomero. They’d both suffered close-range gunshot wounds and were left for dead. The year was 1980, and the summer had barely ripened. The entire region, down to my hometown 20 minutes away, […]

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‘Smile’ and 10 Other Horror Movies Based on Short Films

There are typically three destinations for a short horror film. Most of the time, they stay short and sweet. Another common outcome for these quick flicks is their joining others in compilation movies (also known as “frankenthologies”). As for the last and most fortunate fate, a short might be turned into something bigger. There is […]

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‘Goodnight Mommy’ – The Kind of Remake That Gives Remakes a Bad Name [Revenge of the Remakes]

Anyone who’s kept pace with “Revenge of the Remakes” here on Bloody Disgusting knows I’m a rather outspoken advocate for horror remakes. They’re inevitable, serve multiple purposes, and aren’t the poison to filmmaking culture some claim. That said? Matt Sobel’s American remake of Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala’s Goodnight Mommy exemplifies everything you hate to […]

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