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Films 

Found Footage Horror is Not Dead… and These Films Prove It

It may have been a while since feature-length horror films shot in the so-called found footage or mockumentary approach brought home major box-office receipts, especially after the conclusion of the lucrative PARANORMAL ACTIVITY franchise, not to mention lackluster reaction to last year’s BLAIR WITCH reboot and last month’s Ridley Scott-produced PHOENIX FORGOTTEN… although it could […]

Films 

Ten Obscure Horror Flicks Streaming Right Now on Amazon Prime

We’ve all been there. Scrolling through our favorite streaming video service, desperately searching for something in the horror section that we haven’t actually seen before. Instead of giving up and just watching GREEN ROOM again, here are 10 more obscure titles that you can try out, all currently streaming on Amazon Prime. Note that some of […]

Films 

Amazon’s Crackdown On “Extreme” Content Goes Beyond Censorship

Being an independent filmmaker used to be a much greater struggle before the dawn of the revolutionary DIY age in which works of art can be showcased through online streaming platforms. Having proper distribution was everything and if your film was considered grotesque or too risqué, you were lucky to be granted exhibition in a […]

Films 

Have A Look At The Trailer To THE EVIL WITHIN, A Horror Film 15 Years In The Making!

I’m always fascinated by long-lost horror projects, although the case with this one is rather unique. THE EVIL WITHIN wasn’t exactly lost. It just was never completed. (Until now!) The behind-the-scenes tale of getting to this point is as interesting as the premise for the film itself. According to an lengthy report on the movie’s […]

Author Terry M. West Channels Political Fears in Apocalyptic Fable ALL OF THE FLESH SERVED

For many of us, each day’s news headlines bring another wave of anxiety as we look to an uncertain future, and as genre fans, we often divert our attention to tales of the fantastic — on the page or the screen — as temporary escape from the harsh realities of the world around us. But […]

Scary Fun Toys 

This Epic Cthulhu Statue is a Must-Own for H.P. Lovecraft Fans [VIDEO]

It’s been a while since I posted to our horror-lovers’ Gift Guide… but when something this amazing comes to my attention, it’s tough to pass up. While I’m not a dedicated collector of horror collectibles, I do have a few cherished pieces displayed in my office and home studio — usually those with strong sentimental […]

Real Life Scares 

Spiders, Sharks, Scorpions and More Horrors from the Headlines

Face it, folks: the world we live in is getting weirder by the minute. Seriously, at this point, the urge to retreat into a world of fictional monsters is nearly impossible to resist. But journalists still have a job to do (even if we’re just writing about demon sightings, botched exorcisms and… uh, Florida?). Honest, well-researched […]

Films 

Feast Your Eyes On The Trailer To Nicolas Winding Refn’s THE NEON DEMON

Just ahead of its upcoming Cannes Film Festival debut, a new trailer has just emerged for Nicolas Winding Refn’s latest flick, THE NEON DEMON. It defies explanation, just watch it below. Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn (DRIVE, ONLY GOD FORGIVES) and co-written by Mary Laws and Refn, THE NEON DEMON stars Elle Fanning, Jenna Malone, Keanu Reeves, […]

Creepy Horror Book Trailers: Do They Really Scare Up Sales?

Over the last decade or so, a relatively new way to sell novels has expanded into the marketplace: Book Trailers. The thinking in the beginning was that if trailers sell movies, why wouldn’t they work for books? Suddenly self-proclaimed experts were dropping out of the sky with suggestions on how to make a fine book trailer that […]

Films 

Grindhouse Releasing Revs Up the Chainsaw for PIECES Blu-ray Release!

The ad campaign for the notoriously gory, outrageously campy, hilariously goofy 1982 slasher flick PIECES promised “You don’t have to go to Texas for a chainsaw massacre!” Well, now you can have that massacre delivered right to your living room in glorious high-definition — thanks to the upcoming Deluxe Edition Blu-ray release of the cult […]

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 […]

Films 

Amazon Primal: CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON vs. ANACONDA

During the 1930s and ’40s, most of the more familiar movie monsters hailed from musty old Carpathian castles and fog-­shrouded European forests. So when Universal Studios ushered in the science fiction boom in the 1950s, the gothic soundstage sets were discarded for more exotic locales, such as steaming jungles, ominous deserts and subterranean temples. The name of […]