The Dysmorphia of Being Online in ‘We’re All Going to the World’s Fair’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Baby Catfish April is firmly in the rearview, though Trace and I are still basking in the great conversations we had about Mexican sci-fi film The Untamed, 80s live-action/animation technical marvel Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and our pair of vampire films: Swedish teen coming of age ‘Let The Right One In and Western/Horror hybrid Near Dark. Now […]

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Where the ‘Blair Witch Project’ Franchise Could Go Next

There’s no overstating the cultural impact of The Blair Witch Project. It wasn’t just one of the most profitable movies ever made (grossing nearly $250 million on a production budget of $35,000), but it was also a storytelling landmark that signaled a shift in how audiences interact with media. That’s why it’s no surprise that […]

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‘The Found Footage Phenomenon’ – Shudder Original Documentary Coming in May! [Trailer]

A brand new Shudder original documentary, The Found Footage Phenomenon has been announced with a trailer today, and it’s set to begin streaming on May 19, 2022! Shudder previews, “The documentary tracks the origins of the found footage technique and how it transformed with technological changes throughout the last few decades. The Found Footage Phenomenon […]

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‘The Fourth Kind’ Blended Fiction and Reality for a Unique Experiment [The Silver Lining]

In this edition of The Silver Lining, we’ll be covering Universal’s underappreciated alien horror movie, The Fourth Kind. While I usually take eye-witness accounts with a sizable grain of salt, I’ve always been obsessed with ufology and extraterrestrial conspiracies. Not only are these tales of mysterious lights and unexplained disappearances entertaining on their own, but […]

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‘Apollo 18’ – Finding the Good in Found Footage’s Ambitious Trip into Space [The Silver Lining]

Watching a bad movie doesn’t necessarily have to be a bad experience. Even the worst films can boast a good idea or two, and that’s why we’re trying to look on the bright side with The Silver Lining, where we shine a light on the best parts of traditionally maligned horror flicks. This time, we’ll […]

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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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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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[Editorial] Facing the Horrors of Reality TV With ‘Series 7: The Contenders’

From Scream to Goosebumps and even those annoying little snap bracelets, you’ve got to admit that the 90s were pretty terrifying. However, there’s no doubt in my mind that the scariest thing to come out of that decade was the rise of Reality Television. Quick and cheap to produce while allowing for endless variations of […]

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‘Man Bites Dog’: The Controversial Mockumentary is Still a Disturbing Masterpiece 30 Years Later

It can be said that our fascination with serial killers began long before the term was even coined, with famous murderers like Gilles Garnier and Jack the Ripper paving the way for more recent monsters like Jeffrey Dahmer and Ted Bundy. It seems like we only get more obsessed with these deranged killers as time […]

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