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R.I.P. Simon Sayce, Designer of the Original HELLRAISER Puzzle Box

It’s one of the most iconic and beautiful works of art in the history of horror cinema: The Lament Configuration — also known as “Lemarchand’s Box” — originally crafted for Clive Barker’s 1987 classic HELLRAISER by phenomenal artist, designer and effects expert Simon Sayce. Regrettably, we must share the announcement that Sayce passed away earlier this […]

Real Life Scares 

Did Adolf Hitler Really Invent the Sex Doll?

While historians have recorded the battles, atrocities, and ghost blimps of World War II in great detail, Hitler’s secret sex doll program remains shrouded in mystery to this day. The Borghild Project was (supposedly) a super-secret attempt to stop the spread of syphilis by providing Nazi soldiers with inflatable sex dolls. That’s right: Hitler invented […]

Films Music 

Gregory Burkart on Scoring the Experimental Slasher MADE ME DO IT

I very seldom exploit my position as Senior Writer to talk about my work beyond the walls of Blumhouse… but I was recently invited to take part in a feature film project that I’m very stoked about, so I’d like to take a moment to give you a peek behind the scenes. One of my […]

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Holiday Hell-Hordes Invade Universal Halloween Horror Nights’ KRAMPUS Maze!

Even before the Krampus Kraze swept the US, I was professing my love for the original Christmas demon, Santa’s “bad cop” partner who punishes naughty boys and girls in truly horrific ways. It was nice to be ahead of the curve on that one, but especially rewarding to see Krampus-themed merchandise and other goodies becoming […]

Films 

Get an Even Closer, MORE Horrifying Full-Size Look at IT’s New Pennywise!

It’s turning out to be a good week (and maybe a sleepless night or two) if you’ve been craving new updates on the mammoth big-screen adaptation of Stephen King’s IT from MAMA director Andrés Muschietti. Just this morning, we shared some amazing, clue-filled images from Muschietti’s own Instagram account (which includes a first look at STRANGER […]

Real Life Scares 

Designer Experimenting With DNA to Create Human Skin Clothing

Just yesterday, we told you about a man who used actual human brain juice to get high, and this story’s a perfect follow-up. Although the details are a lot more sophisticated, and don’t involve any criminal activity (that I’m aware of), the concept behind this story is actually a bit creepier. This particular approach to using human […]

Films Music 

Ten Classic Horror Movies That Scared Me With Sound

We’ve written a great deal about the role of a truly great musical score in crafting a memorable horror film, but today I’m going to dig a little deeper into what makes a movie sound terrifying. Along with dialogue and practical sound effects, there are often dozens of layers to a film’s sound design, and […]

Scary Fun 

You KNOW You Want to Guzzle Coffee From a Zombie’s Head…

…and now you can, thanks to the truly twisted — and frankly amazing — mug designs of artist Turkey Merck, whose creations have been steadily gaining popularity among horror fans since the first images of “Slow Joe,” a one-eyed, rotting zombie head coffee mug, crept onto Merck’s Facebook and Instagram feeds. Based in Georgia, Merck […]