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BLUMHOUSE Returns to TEXAS FRIGHTMARE WEEKEND for 2018!

While you’re still on that Halloween high, today’s the chance to pounce on discounted passes for one of the biggest and most star-studded annual horror conventions in the world… yup, it’s time to start planning for the Texas Frightmare Weekend! Hosted once again by DFW’s Airport’s Hyatt Regency Hotel, this year’s con celebrates its lucky […]

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Watch the SHOCK WAVES Crew on Hulu’s New Series FRIGHTS AND INSIGHTS!

During this year’s “Huluween” festivities, the popular streaming service is handing out some fun-size holiday treats (no tricks necessary!), featuring your favorite Blumhouse.com alumni! Genre guru Rob Galluzzo is currently hosting the newly-launched FRIGHTS AND INSIGHTS series, in which Mr. G chillaxes in the screening room with the creators and stars of Hulu’s “Now Screaming” […]

Films Scary News 

This Pint-Sized Pennywise Cosplay is Both Adorable AND Terrifying

A tiny new incarnation of the world’s scariest clown is somehow making the entire internet scream “Awwww…” and “AAAAAHHHH!” at the same time. But whether you feel like running in terror or giving this little guy a hug (choose wisely), I think three-year-old Louie Tilghman would take the top prize in just about any costume […]

Films Scary News 

This Teaser for CARTRIDGE Expands the Infamous Legend of a Haunted Video Game

Some of the most disturbing web legends out there involve video games which have been dangerously altered — whether it be through a horrific curse, the angry spirit of a deceased player, a top-secret mind experiment, or even some combination of the above. Among these tales of dangerous or deadly games, arguably the most enduring and […]

Films 

What Happens on THE LAST HALLOWEEN? This Terrifying Short Might Have the Answer

I don’t need to keep reminding you how we live in truly terrifying times (even though I just said it again), but as lovers of all things scary, we’re faced with a bit of a conundrum here. After all, Halloween is looming large on the horizon (the stores are already starting to stock up, in […]

Films 

Relive a Deadly Paranormal Incident (and its Aftermath) in the Chilling Short INTRUDERS!

Without a single word of dialogue, Quebec-based filmmaker and FX artist Santiago Menghini has conjured slow-burn chills and some seriously intense scares with his stylish, dreamlike horror short INTRUDERS — based in part on a pair of short comic-book stories by Al Columbia (“5:45 AM”) and Uno Moralez (“Jacov”), with a third tale (“Inspector”) that ties […]

Films 

The Goriest Short Film You Will See This Year: Check Out WHEN SUSURRUS STIRS!

It is with great pleasure that we are premiering the fantastic (and horrifying) short film WHEN SUSURRUS STIRS. I first met filmmaker Anthony Cousins at Phoenix Comic Con several years ago. I was very excited to hear about his project and thrilled when I saw it playing a number of festivals the following year. Based on […]

Films 

THE JESTER Has a Deadly Trick Up His Sleeve in This Chilling Short

Ready for a little taste of Halloween in July? No problem! THE JESTER can deal you in… but the stakes in his game are higher than you think. Directed and co-written by Colin Krawchuk and the filmmaking team of MakeDo Entertainment, this slick and stylish short is more of a tone poem than a narrative […]

Films 

Is the Devil’s Toy Box a Real-Life HELLRAISER Box?

Thirty years ago, Clive Barker brought his sadomasochistic vision of Hell to life in the 1987 release, HELLRAISER. This tale of demons who offer pleasure or pain (and are summoned a puzzle box) was truly a unique vision in the world of horror. As it’s my absolute favorite horror film, I’ve watched every installment, as well […]

Films 

Dakota Fanning Squares Off With a Horrifying “Monster Made of Men” in the Latest Short from Neill Blomkamp’s OATS STUDIOS

If you’re sci-if/horror fan – and you’re looking for a way to beat the insufferable summer heat – this should send more than a few shivers up your spine.  Streaming now from Neill Blomkamp’s newly-christened OATS STUDIOS is ZYGOTE, the latest in the South-African filmmaker’s new series of experimental sci-fi shorts. A quick recap for the uninitiated – […]

Films 

Check Out the Chilling Horror Short THERE ARE MONSTERS

Have you ever felt like someone’s face just looked slightly off, like their eyes were just a bit too wide or their smile was unnaturally big? Could they be a monster? In a small Canadian town, people are experiencing this more than normal. Is there something larger going on? THERE ARE MONSTERS made the festival circuit […]

Films 

Was CRITTERS Based on a Real Story?: Exploring the Kelly-Hopkinsville Alien Encounter

Was there genuine truth to the Kelly–Hopkinsville encounter? It’s one of history’s greatest questions and time has left it surprisingly powerless. That’s not a complete mystery when you consider today’s technology, the elaborate depths one will dive too in order to create the most believable hoax, and what can be presented and spread like wild […]

Films Scary News 

Bonus SHOCK WAVES Episode! Strange but True Tales from Horror Movies

This week on a bonus episode of SHOCK WAVES, co-host Rebekah McKendry is joined by her husband David Ian McKendry to discuss some the legends and weird tales behind horror movies. Specializing in strange history and urban legends, Bekah and Dave explore the real story behind Wes Craven’s movie THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW, looking […]