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The Real Life Story Behind the Alien Abduction from AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM

One of the things I love so much about AMERICAN HORROR STORY is its ability to pull stories from real life and adapt them for the screen. This season we’ve seen AHS’s take on the Roanoke Colony as well as an adaptation of Gwen Graham and Cathy Wood, two nurses from Michigan who murdered five […]

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She Built a Torture Chamber in the Attic- AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN is Based on a REAL Story

Delphine LaLaurie (played by Kathy Bates in AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN) is quite possibly the most evil character in the series. Her pitiless cruelty and disregard for human life is so completely vile that being buried alive for decades seems like a small price to pay for her crimes. Unfortunately, the Delphine LaLaurie is not the […]

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GEARS OF WAR, AMERICAN HORROR STORY and THE PURGE: THE SERIES – This Week’s Horror News Rundown

Horror fans have a lot to celebrate this week, with exciting new movie and television announcements, unexpected adaptations and the always-encouraging premise of monsters getting chainsawed in half. Let’s not waste any time getting to this week’s Horror News Rundown, where you can get all the biggest horror news of the week in one place! […]

Real Life Scares 

AMERICAN HORROR STORY Maze at Universal Horror Nights Hollywood: Visit Murder House, Freak Show, & Hotel!

This year Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights has outdone itself with a great assortment of mazes including HALLOWEEN 2, KRAMPUS, THE EXORCIST, and many more. But the one I was most excited about was the AMERICAN HORROR STORY maze. For years now, this TV show has been a high point of my horror viewing. I’ve watched […]

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Psychics, the Roanoke Colony, and Witches: Breaking Down this Week’s Episode of AMERICAN HORROR STORY

***SPOILER ALERT!*** The search for Flora continues, without much luck. Mason is found murdered. We meet a strange psychic named Cricket who tells us the “real” story of the Roanoke Colony: the governor’s wife, Thomasin White, was left to govern while her husband went back to England for supplies. She was exiled by hungry, angry […]

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AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ROANOKE’s Murderous Nurses are Based on a True Story!

This season of AMERICAN HORROR STORY, entitled ROANOKE, is the sixth season of the popular FX’s horror anthology. The ROANOKE series takes on a completely different style, presented in a documentary fashion with actor reenactments. The story of a young couple who find themselves the not-so-proud owners of an old rural home, these first few episodes […]

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Rituals, Nurses, and Lady Gaga: A Closer Look at AMERICAN HORROR STORY Episode 602

“My Roanoke Nightmare” continues with the discovery of strange rituals performed in the woods by 16th century settlers with pig men. Lee’s daughter makes friends with a ghost who threatens to kill everyone. A video tape found in a root cellar reveals the (recent) history of the house: that it was used as a nursing […]

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It’s Halloween in July! Blumhouse.com is Coming to Long Beach’s MIDSUMMER SCREAM

Even for serious horror fans like us, it’s really hard to hang onto that “Every Day is Halloween” feeling while you’re being fried alive in the midsummer heat… but we’ve got it on good authority that the folks behind this year’s Midsummer Scream Halloween Festival, taking place July 30 & 31 in Long Beach, CA, […]

Films 

Fame is a Bitch From Hell: A Horror Fan’s Perspective on NEON DEMON, STARRY EYES & MULHOLLAND DRIVE

[Note: Mild spoilers and NSFW images ahead] What film buffs term “Hollywood Noir” or “Hollywood Gothic” is certainly not a new genre in itself; the concept of Tinseltown as a soulless, ravenous beast devouring the hopes and dreams of the innocent — especially young women with visions of stardom — is prime material for gothic […]

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ASH VS. EVIL DEAD, THE WALKING DEAD and Comic-Con 2016 – This Week’s Horror News Rundown

It’s almost that time of year again, when pop culture fans converge on San Diego, CA to share their love of superheroes, sci-fi, fantasy and horror. And as always, the entertainment industry is going to use Comic-Con as an excuse to make big announcements and reveal exciting footage. This week on the Horror News Rundown […]

Films 

We Have to Stop Supporting Bad Horror

Imagine, for a moment, that you are sitting with your friend at a coffee shop. Imagine your friend says to you “Want to go see THE BROTHERS GRIMSBY?” Confused, you ask “Why would you want to see that? It looks terrible.” Your friend looks down, sad. They respond, “I know, but we need to support […]

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Does This 1919 Photograph Reveal an Infamous New Orleans Serial Killer?

Today’s creepypasta needs a little backstory for those unfamiliar with one of New Orleans’ most terrifying unsolved crimes — the bloody and horrific killing spree of “The Axeman,” a brutal (and still unidentified) psychopath allegedly responsible for the deaths of half a dozen people between May 1918 and October 1919. During the Axeman’s reign of […]

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GONE GIRL Author’s Debut Horror Tale SHARP OBJECTS Headed to HBO!

While this installment is a bit of a departure from our ongoing examination of the horror genre through a LGBTQ perspective, it will still appeal to horror-inclined LGBTQ readers for several reasons. A novel that has been under option with Blumhouse founder Jason Blum for a few years now has finally received an eight-episode order from HBO, with GONE […]