6 Horror Movies That Deserve Multiplayer Video Game Adaptations

Spooky narratives tend to be scarier when experienced alone, and that’s why I’ve always preferred single-player horror gaming. That being said, there’s no denying that multiplayer has taken over videogames over this past decade, captivating players with the unpredictable thrills of online cat-and-mouse matches. Now that horror juggernauts like the Friday the 13th franchise and […]

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‘Poltergeist’ at 40: How the Classic Film Changed Haunted House Horror Forever

Poltergeist was released forty years ago, on June 4, 1982, and successfully earned a spot in the top ten grossing movies of that year. The horror classic, directed by Tobe Hooper with a story by producer Steven Spielberg, earned Academy Award nominations for Best Original Score, Best Sound Effects Editing, and Best Visual Effects. Poltergeist even tested the MPAA, […]

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The Iconic ‘Poltergeist’ Clown Doll Still Triggers Nightmares [Scene Screams]

The restless spirit tormenting the Freeling home in 1982’s Poltergeist uses every scare tactic possible in its attempts to snatch young Carol Anne Freeling (Heather O’Rourke). That includes utilizing each family member’s worst fears against them and, in turn, ours. Director Tobe Hooper tackled two phobias at once when the poltergeist targets Robbie (Oliver Robins), ushering in the climax […]

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Mediums, Mothers, and the Miraculous Women of ‘Poltergeist’

Poltergeist is an American classic. The 1982 story of paranormal forces haunting a suburban family is a collaboration between two of horror’s most celebrated filmmakers, director Tobe Hooper and producer/writer Steven Spielberg. Forty years after its premiere, the film has permeated our culture and become one of the quintessential haunted house tales in cinematic history. […]

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Chainsaws, Space Vampires and Killer Crocodiles: Ranking All 16 of Tobe Hooper’s Horror Movies

Tobe Hooper is my favorite director. Not just my favorite Master of Horror, not just my favorite director in the horror genre, my favorite director period. That makes ranking his filmography an almost impossible task, because even those titles that rank lower on the list are still movies I love – or, at the very […]

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