Published on 2012-11-12 20:02:16
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Published on 2012-07-30 19:34:51
A friend asked me recently what my top three favorite zombies movies are, and I listed Shawn of the Dead among them. The friend immediately said, “No, it has to be horror movies, not a spoof.”
Well, that annoyed me a bit, because Shawn of the Dead is a horror movie. Sure, it has plenty of comedy, sure, but this movie is – at its core – a horror film.
A very good horror film.
Yeah, the stars and director are known for comedy. Yeah, it has a satirical title that plays of [..]
Published on 2012-07-25 19:35:11
Written by: David Roden
“…and when is this most tragic of melancholy topics most poetical? When it most loosely alludes itself to beauty.”
Here it is, the long awaited return to horror for director Francis Ford Coppola. This is something I have been waiting for since I first saw Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Needless to say, my expectations couldn’t have been higher. The idea of Coppola and Tom Waits working together again was enough for me. At least that’s how I felt before [..]
Published on 2012-07-13 20:17:09
Written by: David Roden
If you are a fan of indie horror and you don’t know who AJ Bowen is, there is a problem. He is easily the strongest actor in the genre these days. From The Signal to Hatchet 2, he delivers every time. The only thing more impressive than his acting chops is his glorious beard. All fanboy aside, this film is a bold, unique take on the “sympathetic psycho.” While Mr. Beardly McPsychopath is the driving force behind this solid genre piece, it is the writ [..]
Published on 2012-06-27 23:49:44
The most common debate about zombies these days is the “fast zombie vs. slow zombie” debate. I’ve seen this debate last for days in various online forums and groups. People will debate this topic endlessly, but a zombie-related topic I rarely see discussed is whether or not zombies are scarier as supernatural “living dead” creatures or as regular people gone insane.
The Romero-style zombies are obviously the best example of the supernatural undead. In all of his “Living D [..]
Published on 2012-06-23 14:34:13
Written by: David Roden
Over the last few years I have seen some truly incredible French horror films. Something more than the paint by numbers type films American audiences seem to love so much. I don’t want to watch some tame, formulaic film where the hero wins and the opposing force gets its just desserts. Here are a few that are a must see for horror fans.
1. High Tension (Switchblade Romance)- Alexandre Aja’s first big hit, this movie really caught me off gu [..]
Published on 2012-06-15 15:43:31
Are you tired of the zombie craze yet? Are you looking forward to seeing this fad pass on by? If so, I’m afraid I have some bad news for you… It’s not going to die.
Sure, we may think the craze is dead from time to time, but it always comes back from the grave, just like the zombies the movies are about.
Since George Romero brought the modern ghoul to a mainstream audience back in the late 60’s, people have never completely escaped them. They go aw [..]
Published on 2012-06-08 00:00:01
Written By: Brandon Hale
In my last article, I talked about how modern vampires have been “de-fanged.” There are, however, many movies (old and new) where vampires still act like vampires.
This is my list of vampire movies that still have some bite. The vampires in this list don’t sit around crying about their horrible lives. They’re still villains. They’re still monsters. And since we’re all horror fans here, I think we can agree that it’s fun to see a monster act lik [..]
Published on 2012-06-01 18:45:52
Written By: Brandon Hale
Let me start by saying I loved Interview with the Vampire (both the book and the movie). I think Anne Rice told a great story and gave us an interesting twist to the vampire mythology. Lestat is a great character. Louis is genuinely interesting as a vampire who hates what he has become, especially considering this was first published back in 1976.
She didn’t invent the idea of a vampire who is regretful and sympathetic, but she almost certainly brought th [..]
Published on 2012-05-24 19:15:29
Written By: David Roden
"I believe the most rational mind can play tricks in the dark.”
Unfortunately for Author Kipps (Radcliff) there are no tricks here, just a pissed off ghost and a great deal of sadness.
I want to start by saying I have not seen the original TV movie. This will not be a comparison of the two. I have heard great things about the original, so I’ll be watching it as soon as I can get my mitts on it.
The story follows a lawyer from London who is sent off to [..]
Published on 2012-05-18 19:36:54
Written by: David Roden
“I just think that so many conflicts and problems in the world are caused by a lack of communication, ya know?”
Here we have the perfect example of taking and old genre cliché and finding a way to do something completely new with it. At first glance it may seem like another in a long line of b-horror films that can easily be forgotten, but that isn’t the case here.
T & D isn’t a film about a group of teenagers camping in the wood and being terrorized b [..]
Published on 2012-05-12 23:58:32
Published on 2012-05-11 13:54:23
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“You don’t really think I would want to miss out on heaven, do you?”
Great horror film sequels do still exist. Over the past few year I have been subjected to some truly terrible sequels, The Woman is my savior. This film is dark, gruesome, original and at times funny. That is basically every thing I look for in a horror film these days. Leave it the director of May (a disturbing film about an outcast) to break this cycle.
Lucky McKee’s The Woman, wh [..]
Published on 2012-05-10 22:29:15
“Dad, they’re already here. They’re already here and they shot mom!!”
Let me just get this out of the way, I LOVE HOME INVASION FILMS. If done correctly a home invasion can be devastating (Inside). The whole idea is that you don’t have to have done anything wrong or be anywhere you aren’t supposed to be in order to suffer. The idea of someone coming into your home to deliver these horrid acts is more than chilling, it’s an attack on your very own s [..]
Published on 2012-05-09 02:01:41
The Devil’s Rock (Netflix Review)
“WHAT IN GOD’S NAME IS GOING ON HERE?!?!
I can assure you there is nothing in god’s name going on here.”
Of all the horror film clichés I must say I find the Nazi trying to use supernatural means to win the war to be one of the most entertaining. Nazis make the perfect villains, as we all already view them as such. Throw a demon into the mix and you are looking at one happy horror fan.
The film is about a two man Australian spec-ops team that i [..]
Published on 2012-05-06 00:31:27
“Ok, I'm drawing a line in the fucking sand. DO NOT read the Latin!”
The Cabin In The Woods is next to impossible to review without spoiling EVERYTHING, so what I am going to do is split this review into two sections.
GO WATCH THE CABIN IN THE WOODS. I can’t say much else about it to be honest. I will however offer this warning, DO NOT watch any trailers or read anything about this film online. Simply coming here and reading this before seeing it was, to be blunt, a [..]
Published on 2012-05-05 07:32:09
Scary movies, everyone loves them. We go to the theater to see them and when were not doing that we watch them on television. Some of us can't get enough of scary movies.
I love scary movies because I grew up watching them. They have become a part of who I am as a person and I absolutely wouldn’t have it any other way.
My baptism into the eerie world of horror movies was a process that took place over the span of a series of Saturdays for me as a young boy as I would spread out in front of t [..]
Published on 2012-04-10 22:34:34
Jennifer's Body, where do I start, with “her Body” or with the movie? I think I’ll start with her body, since it was the only likable thing about the movie and Megan Fox so graciously lent that body to the title role. I guess for any horny teenager or two Meagan Fox alone was worth the price of admission.
Unfortunately, most horror movie fans require a little more than a pretty face and a sexy body to satiate them when it comes to their horror movies. Sure the movie was bloody and there w [..]
Published on 2012-04-05 02:39:36
What is a top horror movie? A top horror movie is a movie that not only prompts you to go see it, based on its reviews and trailer but once you see it, it effect you on some level, staying with you long after the experience.
If you are an avid follower of the horror movie genre you only have to look to the countless example of such movies over the many decades that fall into this category.
A Top horror movie usually tops the “best of list”
Each year as well as each decade a number of hor [..]
Published on 2012-03-27 01:01:09
I’ll just get right to it and state that I liked The Descent. Not only did I like the original I liked the sequel. In fact there was a lot to like about this movie. I saw it some time ago on Netflix and have seen both movies at least twice since then.
The Descent is about a group of close female friends who decide to spend some quality time together; doing something they all enjoyed doing, subterranean cave exploration. This time though, they would venture into a cave unlike any other they’ [..]
Published on 2012-03-24 17:04:53
Movies that leaves you scratching your head
Black Christmas (2006)
The Fog (2005)
House of Wax (2005)
The House on Haunted Hill (1999)
Amityville Horror (2005)
Bram Stroker’s Dracula (1992)
Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein (1994)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
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Published on 2012-03-23 21:49:41
It doesn't get too much worse than these "stinkers"
Bloody Murder (2000)
Basket Case (1982)
976- Evil (1988)
Black Christmas (2006)
Dark Fields (2006)
Hatchet II (2010)
Dead and Breakfast (2004)
The Gate (1986)
Zombie Strippers (2008)
Dracula 2000 (2000)
Jennifer’s Body (2009)
The Kingdom of Spiders (1977)
The Amityville Horror 3-D (1983)
The Amityville Horror: The Possession (1982)
Fun House (1981)
The Car (1977)
worse horror movies ever part 1
Before you leave make sure [..]
Published on 2012-03-21 01:17:22
“Some things in life aren’t meant to be explored or delved into”.
I’m a firm believer that people should not screw with the following things, black magic, voodoo, the occult or the box that was one of the subjects of the movie Hellraiser.
Hellraiser is a really dark horror movie. And when I say “dark” I mean it in the sense that it wasn’t the typical knife-wielding mad man style horror movie. It was anything but, in fact, the [..]
Published on 2012-03-20 19:13:54
From time to time, we see so many horror movies come and go. Spooky, haunted houses, serial killers, slashers, maniacs, mentals, satanic and many others have been pictured in the movie. A lot of sub genres, a lot of remakes, a lot of variations, twist and all that can easily be found through the ages. Yeah, it's all true. But have we ever thought where it all came from?
Or how does the horror movies genre change from time to time?For you who share the same passion about horror movies, and want [..]
Published on 2012-03-16 23:02:13
Are you tired of having a good night's sleep every night? Do you want a little more excitement in your dreams? Nothing sends me off into nightmare land like watching blood and guts spew all over the television screen. Thank God for DVD's. Here are a few of the bloodiest.Blood Sucking Freaks If you ever want to see the sickest, most disgusting movies ever made, then Blood Sucking Freaks might just be the one for you. This 1976 horror flick sends women to their deaths in a S&M Torture Chamber a [..]
Published on 2012-03-16 04:17:29
Freddie Krueger from A Nightmare on Elm Street was created from the mind of Wes Craven, the same man that brought horror fans the “Scream” series of movies. I would venture to say its no way he could have known that when he sat down to create the character that later would be embodied by the extremely talented actor Robert Englund he would be creating an iconic horror figure that would stand the test of time as not only one of horror fan’s favorite villains but one of the greatest to ever [..]
Published on 2012-03-09 19:17:14
“What’s the boogie man”?
“I wanna play a game”
“We’re gonna need a bigger boat”
“Join me and be my victim”.
A Nightmare on Elm Street
“One, two, Freddy's coming for you. Three, four, better lock your door. Five, six, grab your crucifix. Seven, eight, gonna stay up late. Nine, ten, never sleep again…”
An American Werewolf in London
“Oh shit David what is that”? [..]
Published on 2012-03-04 18:37:51
Horror films or otherwise:
Texas Chainsaw Massacre family
2 brothers and girl friend in "The Last House on the left"
Family from “The Devils Rejects”
"Jigsaw” twisted killer from the “Saw” series
Killer from “American Psycho”
kathy Bates character in "Misery"
Can you think of anyone more sick than these people? Let us know.
Published on 2012-03-03 00:03:24
I don’t think it would be a stretch for me to say that Hollywood has put out a plethora of absolutely terrible horror movies over probably the last 30 or 35 years.
Follow along as I attempt to establish “the why” behind this common occurrence in Hollywood.
I’ve seen many horror movies, as I’m sure you have over the years and in the process I had to painfully endure watching not just really bad horror movies but horror movies that weren’t even remotely good or entertaining.
A few [..]
Published on 2012-02-21 11:13:41
An American Werewolf in London should go down as one of the best werewolf movies ever made. I certainly think it warrants this type of consideration.
I had the pleasure of not only seeing it when it first came out but some years later read the screenplay.
I always give extra consideration to the writer or director who respectively pays homage in their movie to either an actor or a role they made famous. John Landis does this twice in American Werewolf in London by alluding to Lon Chaney, Jr a [..]
Published on 2012-02-20 12:24:03
Legendary producer / director Dan Curtis (DARK SHADOWS, THE NIGHT STALKER) teams up with writers Richard Matheson (I AM LEGEND, THE TWILIGHT ZONE) and William F. Nolan (LOGAN’S RUN, BURNT OFFERINGS) to present three tales of horrific suspense in this made-for-television anthology that also showcases the tremendous acting talent of Karen Black (FIVE EASY PIECES, THE DAY OF THE LOCUST), who plays no less than four distinct roles. In "Julie," an aggressive college student seduces and ultimately [..]
Published on 2012-02-19 17:43:54
Based on the King Of Horror's 1986 Best Seller, "It" is a jittery, jolting excursion into personal fear. "It" raises goosebumps-and brings out the stars. Harry Anderson, Dennis Christopher, Annette O'Toole, Tim Reid, John Ritter, Tim Curry and Richard Thomas star in this thriller about a malevolent force in a small New England town. Price: $5.98
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Published on 2012-02-18 16:38:47
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Published on 2012-02-16 19:54:40
- just another reason for loving the horror movie
Alien was truly not only frightening but it was undoubtedly one of the best horror monsters every put on film. After seeing it after it had grew to adulthood we the audience collectively said along with the character in the movie, "oh sh*t", which basically said it all.
The monster in the Predator movie was like many other horror movie monsters, in that his only objective was to kill. Hunt and Kill I should say, which [..]
Published on 2012-02-14 10:37:48
Some of the greatest scary horror movies or characters ever created and there were many, from Wes Craven’s wonderfully and frightening character, Freddie Krueger, in A Nightmare on Elm Street, as brought to life by the great Robert Englund, who by the way, in this movie, was the living, breathing incarnation of the “angel of death, the grim reaper himself, was only made possible by many of the great horror legends of the past and some of the rolls that they made famous.
One scary horror mo [..]
Published on 2012-02-12 01:18:23
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Published on 2012-02-11 19:43:35
Written by "MonsterMan"
Child’s Play—the use of dolls in horror movies
“Child’s play” was a horror movie that came out in the 80’s at a time when most of the movies that were being produced in Hollywood were not just horror movies but “slasher films” most of which were nothing more than low-budget “GrindHouse” fare. And like many of its contemporaries, although not a “slasher film” Child’s play in retrospect was an average film at best.
The movie is about a doll na [..]
Published on 2012-02-11 19:41:27
Written and or Posted by the "MonsterMan"
The movie industry tapped into the fear of dolls when the industry was in its adolescence. In the movies, dolls almost always become fully animated and begin their killing sprees before the movie is thirty minutes into the plot.
We have to applaud the movie makers for being in tuned with their spiritual senses to make the film in the first place, but the concept is vastly distorted from that point on.
Not all cute little threats are actually capable o [..]
Published on 2012-02-10 21:04:39
Been hit Halloweek, Japanese film genre of film in a few weeks, ranging from hard and look at it it an unfortunate trend that there is no or. Paranormal activity 3 box office hit until all of the changes.Started looking from ago the early midnight screenings hit a major theatrical release. PA2 on brought midnight screenings in movie at $ 6300000 took improvement $ 8 million.According to deadline, PA3 currently in $ 45 million increase in estimated pulled around, + $ 50 million mark debut at the [..]
Published on 2012-02-10 18:47:57
Written by the "MonsterMan"
Hatchet Movie Review: Is Victor Crowley the Next Icon of Horror?
The movie Hatchet, written and directed by Adam Green and set in Louisiana’s bayou (during Mardi Gras) is about a GROTESQUE LOOKING homicidal maniac named Victor Crowley, portrayed by Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th) who goes on a killing spree for reasons I thought, from a story development standpoint were implausible. After all we’re talking Hollywood here, so who needs a reason (a plausible one tha [..]
Published on 2012-02-10 16:53:11
You another edition of easily at the site of one of my favorite editorial vote time. More Halloween since part of the normal you can expect to see this one appears once per week. This we move is what your favorite horror movies is the safety of the entire family, we asked 14,000 on a strong community Facebook. We now have focused on what you can see the presence of children is of course follow up part after best Halloween horror movies in General.Our society is this top 25 bets are sure to find [..]
Published on 2011-10-25 19:52:01
Ultimately, zombies are terrifying for a number of reasons. Unlike vampires, there is nothing romantic about them. Zombies are simply there to not only destroy humanity but to convert it. After all, the end result of a zombie apocalypse is that a population of people who were once alive are transformed into the bloodthirsty walking dead.Zombies are apocalyptic, which also conjures up certain nightmares in our psyche. People are obsessed with the end of the world. Writers, religious scholars, sci [..]
Published on 2011-10-25 11:19:01
Horror movies, we all love a good scare and to be quite frank, the world would be a different place without them. The movie industry would be somewhat different as well. Producers, writers and directors from around the globe frequently test their skills and divulge into one of cinema's oldest and most famous genres, but have horror flicks maintained their scare factor over time? 95% of horror films made today are still entertaining to some degree, but very rarely do these films really have the a [..]