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WTF Was That? Revisiting Larry Cohen’s Bizarre GOD TOLD ME TO

Filmmaker Larry Cohen is a well-regarded figure in the horror film community, mainly because of the weird ups-and-downs of his varied career. Cohen started out with raw exploitation dramas like BONE, and eventually worked his way through a few horror cheapies like Q: THE WINGED SERPENT, the three amazing IT’S ALIVE movies, and the outrageous killer […]

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How to Summon an Otherworldly Entity with Your Bathroom Mirror!

So you want to summon a supernatural entity or demon into your bathroom mirror… What are ya, crazy or something? You’re meddling with forces beyond your control or understanding, piercing the veil between Life and Death, and imperiling your immortal soul… and for what? So you can freak out your friends? Seriously: Do not perform […]

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CREEPYPASTA: Church Service Included a Surprise Exorcism… Then the REAL Horror Began

Today’s tale may have surfaced more recently among the creepypasta community, but the most commonly-shared version is reportedly derived from the testimony of multiple witnesses during a church ceremony which took place in a small New England town in the early 1980s. Details of some events may have been altered, and the names of certain […]

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Eerie Facebook Image Allegedly Shows a Winged “Demon” Walking the Streets

It all started with a single image post from Facebook user Richard Christianson in Phoenix, Arizona… captioned only with this question: “What the hell do you see in this picture… for reals? Anybody?” Since that post, which popped up on New Year’s Day (and apparently has since been removed), all of Facebook exploded with theories […]

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Elric Kane’s Top Ten Horror Films of 2016!

If you’ve read the other Shock Waves lists by now you know the basic rules: Only films released in 2016, no festival only screenings and keep it subjective. This is not a “Best of” but a “Favorites of” list as there is no objective way to experience cinema. I will add to this something I’ve […]

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These Horrifying Dolls PROBABLY Won’t Kill You in Your Sleep This Christmas

In the interest of your mental health, if you suffer from pediophobia — the fear of dolls, as defined by the American Psychiatric Association — I’d strongly suggest you stop reading this article immediately. All others, brave onward… ‘cuz I’m about to give you a serious case of the creeps. The bizarre but extremely popular […]

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SHOCK WAVES Episode 30: The Rise Of The “Shockers,” Year End Recommendations & I’ll Be AMSTERDAMNED

This week on Shock Waves, join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Ryan Turek, Rebekah McKendry and Elric Kane as they catch up on all the latest horrors! First up, we talk about the rise of the “Shockers,” the new Facebook group “Shock Waves Horror Movie Club” created by our listeners and fully endorsed by the Shock […]

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Slashback! Why CEMETERY OF TERROR is Mexico’s Best Slasher EVER

I know you’ve been missing my regular column on vintage slasher flicks… but it’s okay, you don’t have to reveal your dark and secret shame by admitting it. If you’re familiar with my previous installments, you know I tend to focus on more obscure oddities from the often-maligned slasher subgenre, as opposed to the classic […]

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Does the Bizarre Board Game RAP RAT Have a Horrifying History?

Jackson Stewart’s retro-stylin’ horror feature BEYOND THE GATES has a lot of genre fans looking fondly back to that once-popular trend of VHS-based interactive board games like NIGHTMARE, in which players are guided by the instructions and time limits decreed by an onscreen game-master. Those players’ fates are decided not by a roll of the […]

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Year End Guide To 2016’s Last Batch Of Horror Films!

The year 2016 is winding down to its bitter end, but for us horror fans, we tend to celebrate and look for solace in onscreen horrors as opposed to the real life ones. That’s why we love the genre, isn’t it? Escapism! And this year has had plenty to offer. I’m sure a lot of […]

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How to Play the Terrifying Game “Don’t Look Behind You”

When I was a kid, we used to play a slumber party game called “Don’t Look Behind You”. The game has forever haunted me. The terror brought on from the power of suggestion during the game (or possibly the demon) has frightened me well into my adulthood. I’ll also state that I have seen multiple […]

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The Demon Murder Case of Arne Cheyenne Johnson

We, as humans, tend to like happy endings. We like when the bad guy loses. We like when the hero falls in love. We like when the kids are safe. From time to time, we’ll mix in a sad story to break up the pace, but let’s be honest – would STAR WARS be a […]

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Are Freddy Krueger and Slender Man the Same Person?

The boogeyman exists, and it exists for just one purpose: to scare the bejeezus out of you. That’s why I spent a significant portion of my childhood cowering under my bedsheets, hoping that Freddy Krueger wouldn’t kill me in my sleep. Because say what you will about the disfigured child murderer who became an all-powerful […]