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AMERICAN HORROR STORY Goes Political in Season 7: What Are the Possibilities?

If it’s one thing Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s AMERICAN HORROR STORY has taught us it’s to always expect the unexpected… and nothing could have been more unexpected than Murphy’s recent announcement that the show’s seventh season would be covering a recent slice of terrifying history: the 2016 presidential election. Murphy later went on to […]

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Blumhouse.com and SHOCK WAVES Nominated for 2016 Rondo Awards!

The nominations are in for this year’s Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards — among the horror genre’s most esteemed honors — and we’re proud to announce that both Blumhouse.com and our flagship SHOCK WAVES podcast made the list for 2016! Blumhouse.com, which celebrated its first year online last October, now has its first Rondo nomination, […]

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Ryan Turek’s 10 Favorite Horror Films of 2016

Since I was old enough to mail in my ballot for Fangoria’s Chainsaw Awards (yes, snail mail with a stamp and all!) I’ve been fashioning my own “best in horror” lists. Tastes and selection process have changed over the 25 years or so, of course. This year, as you peruse my picks below, I want […]

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Can You Face the Horror That is 2016: THE MOVIE?

Yeah, I know… 2016, right? Just a few days left and this year is still finding new ways to kick us all in our metaphorical gonads. At least it’s been a damn fine year for horror cinema… and that’s no accident, either. We create imaginary monsters to better arm us for battling the real ones. […]

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Rebekah McKendry’s Ten Favorite Horror Films from 2016

The year 2016 may generally have sucked in regards to current events, politics, celebrity deaths, and social affairs, but it was a great year for the horror genre. For the past several years, my top 10 lists have mostly been independent horror movies that had quiet releases, but this year several studio pics made their […]

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Gregory Burkart’s Top 10 Creepypastas of 2016

Let’s face it, folks… 2016 has been one of the scariest years on record, no matter how many decades of life you’ve managed to survive so far. It comes as little surprise to me, then, how horror entertainment in all its forms has flourished during this tumultuous period. No greater authority than Stephen King himself has […]

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7 Awesome Horror Films from 2016 Available Now on Netflix!

2016 may have sucked, but at least the horror movies were good! This past year delivered some terrific inclusions to the genre, and many of them are currently available on Netflix Instant! Below are seven of our favorite horror flicks released in 2016 that you can view on Netflix right now. Watch some terrific horror […]

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Blumhouse.com’s Most Anticipated Movies of 2016- UPDATED!

Earlier this year, we posted a list of the films we were most looking forward to in 2016. Well it’s now July. Movies have come and gone, releases have been bumped, and many other projects have been announced. Here is our updated list highlighting the 10 films we are really looking forward to in the […]

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L.A.’s Screamfest is Returning This October — Here’s a First Look!

It’s the biggest annual horror film festival in the US, it’s been the proving ground for dozens of up-and-coming genre filmmakers, and it’s officially returning for its 16th year just in time for Halloween 2016. Fest promoters have just announced the dates for Screamfest 2016, which will run from October 18-27 at Hollywood’s TCL Chinese […]

video games 

The Release of DOOM 2016 Reminds Us That Nostalgia Has Value

There’s nothing wrong with a little nostalgia, but basing our entire popular culture around it probably isn’t a very good idea. The occasional remake or reboot is undeniably fine, but if we continue to eschew original content in favor of repeated trips to an increasingly dry well, that’s all we’re going to get. Recycled ideas, […]

Looking Back at Horror Fiction in 2015: A Year of Highs and Lows

In the world of publishing and horror, 2015 was a year of as many highs as lows. This column is not a long one, so I’ll hit the highlights (and lowlights), then count on you to do further research on anything that may intrigue you. In a ray of light around the world, sales of print books […]

The Most Anticipated Horror Games of 2016, Part 2: The A-List!

If only half of the horror games scheduled for release this year deliver on their promises, 2016 will be the year horror gaming breaks huge. Whether it’s the wealth of innovative, quirky games coming out of kickstarter (check out that list here), disturbing psychouts that bubble up from the darkest corners of the web, AAA […]

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The Most Anticipated Horror Games of 2016, Part 1: It Came From Kickstarter!

There aren’t a whole lot of horror games coming out from the big game publishers in 2016. Instead of trying to scare you, EA, Activision and the rest are dropping a ton of tried and true war simulators, fantasy games, and sequels. But don’t despair. This is great news for fans of horror games. In […]