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Films Music 

Bonus SHOCK WAVES Episode! We’re Playing Music Themes From Summer Horrors!

Are you ready for the summer? Your hosts Ryan Turek and Rob Galluzzo are! And for this special bonus episode of Shock Waves, the duo are playing their favorite music themes from “summer” themed horror movies. From the disco grooves of FRIDAY THE 13TH, to the sweet sounds of “Angela’s Theme” in Camp Arawak, to the […]

Films Real Life Scares 

The Horrifying, Controversial and Secret History of the Snuff Film

[Warning: graphic images ahead] Hang on, folks — this is gonna to be a rough ride. You see, from a journalistic standpoint, it’s tricky to approach any story about so-called “snuff” films, for a couple of very important reasons. First, it’s never been conclusively proven that these films even exist at all — in the […]

Films 

THE GREEN INFERNO and Anti-Slacktivism

Eli Roth seems to be the only one who carries the torch when it comes to extreme gore in the movies anymore. So many modern horror films – found footage or otherwise – tend to be ghost stories that are rated PG-13, and the modern milieu is one of fighting off home invaders. And while […]

Films 

Five Controversial Films Prosecuted for Extreme Violence… or MURDER

As horror fans, we are no strangers to acts of on-screen violence, cruelty, and murder. The rest of the world doesn’t wallow in the grime we wallow in, and because of that they are perhaps a little more shocked by this imagery, willing to believe that it is real. Frequently, these films are censored or […]

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Horror Movies Banned in the UK: Getting to Know the Video Nasties!

Cannibals, criminals, and more than a few chainsaws. You know the stories, you recognize the images, and it is impossible for you to forget the characters. It is no secret that modern horror grew into its big-girl-pants in the 1980s, but did you know that the staples of the horror genre required defending in many […]

Films 

Killer POV Pick Of The Week – BONE TOMAHAWK

One of the most talked about stand out films that played earlier this fall at Beyond Fest was the Western, BONE TOMAHAWK. Now that it’s officially available on Amazon VOD for rental (with a Blu-Ray/DVD release queued up for December 29th), I rented the flick and it immediately not only became my Killer POV pick of […]

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Are These Five Horror Subgenres Clinically DEAD?

The recent release of PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE GHOST DIMENSION has instigated numerous online think-pieces and casual genre-related conversations about the current cultural presence of the “found-footage” subgenre of horror films. Some people have said that the genre is still going strong, and will continue for the foreseeable future. Others have said that found-footage is already […]

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Does Classic Italian Eurohorror Have a Place in the Modern Genre?

The following guest editorial was written by Ted Geoghegan, writer/director of this year’s new horror sensation WE ARE STILL HERE, which premieres today on Blu-ray & DVD. While most would agree the modern slasher film was born in Canada with 1974’s BLACK CHRISTMAS, it rose to prominence in the United States, where, to this day, […]

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We Have A “CANNIBAL” Music Chat With Sebastiaan Putseys of One Way Static Records!

One of the biggest advantages of the recent horror soundtrack vinyl revival is that long sought after scores are finally becoming available for the first time, much to the satisfaction of many savvy genre fans. A perfect example would be the soundtracks to two of the most notorious movies of all time CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST and CANNIBAL […]

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We Discuss CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST/FEROX With Grindhouse Releasings Bob Murawski!

As horror fans, we’re always on the quest to find something new, something unique, something different. We want to test our limits and see if there’s anything out there that’s even too much for us. Can we still be scared or grossed out after we’ve seen everything? At some point, you stumble upon the Italian […]