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Films 

CINEMA IN EXTREMIS: Exclusive Images from Anthony DiBlasi’s EXTREMITY!

In previous installments of this column, I’ve offered some tantalizing behind-the-scenes information on the making of EXTREMITY, a sure-to-be-controversial work of transgressive cinema from talented director Anthony DiBlasi (LAST SHIFT, DREAD), including interviews with the director and his creative collaborators David Bond and Scott Swan, who share an enviable list of genre credits (including John […]

Films 

Good Bad Habits: Director Mariano Baino on Nunsploitation Epic DARK WATERS

The sunken depths of Manhattan’s Lovecraft bar seem like the perfect place to talk to Mariano Baino, whose 1994 film DARK WATERS is resurfacing as a long-awaited Blu-ray from Severin Films today. Severin and publicist Josh Johnson (dressed for the occasion in a nun’s habit) set up an interview op with Baino last night in […]

Films 

After This Chilling Short Film, You Will Never Get AWAY FROM IT ALL

Some of the best horror shorts are terrifying cautionary tales, often employing an extra macabre twist, in the mode of old-school horror comics. That’s the creepy vibe we’re feeling in AWAY FROM IT ALL, a moody short film that also happens to be the creation of frequent Blumhouse.com contributor and “Journalist of the Bizarre,” Stephen […]

Films 

CINEMA IN EXTREMIS: Writers David Bond & Scott Swan Are Changing the Rules of Horror

The mission of this column is to challenge your definitions of horror film — and even the nature of cinema itself as a transgressive art form. That means not only shining a light on disturbing, challenging productions operating deep beneath the surface of what we consider mainstream [here are six prime examples], but also offering […]

Films Music 

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: The Mind-Bending Horror Short FACE OF 4!

You may already be familiar with the creative output of Alexander Azzi — already known to the music world as electronic music producer, DJ and composer Drop Goblin. I covered Alex’s music frequently back in the day as music reporter for FEARnet, and his horror-inspired projects have amazed EDM-loving genre fans from around the globe. Now […]

Films 

EXCLUSIVE: Watch the Freaky New Trailer for BLESSED ARE THE CHILDREN!

2017 is already shaping up to be the year when the horror genre goes all-in to tackle hot-button social and political topics, and while studio releases like Blumhouse’s own GET OUT are likely to inspire a lot of intense conversation soon, don’t forget that independent horror filmmakers have been in there swinging for a long, […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

Watch the Latest Blumhouse.com Original CREEPYPASTA Video — THE BOOK

As you may recall, when we posted our second creepypasta video THE MESSAGE last week [be sure to check it out if you missed it], I promised you there would be more of these videos coming in 2017… and while most folks think I’m a little weird, they have to admit I do keep my […]

Films 

Virtual Reality Gets Too Close for Comfort in the Chilling Short “NightmARes!”

The three-dimensional, 360-degree virtual experience opens up all kinds of opportunities for immersive thrills. But every new form of technology comes with its own unique set of problems… and some are a bit more hazardous than others. This is the scenario of NightmARes — a short horror film directed by James Mansell. It involves a […]

Films Scary Fun 

Take a Creepy Peek at the Limited-Edition BABADOOK Book!

If it’s in a word or in a look, you can’t get rid of THE BABADOOK… but who’d want to get rid of it when it comes in such an attractive package? I’d give you an Amazon link so you could buy one for your own child, but the illustrated, 50-page pop-up picture book is […]

Films 

Exclusive Premiere: The Surreal Short PERDITION Conjures a Grisly Existential Nightmare

Some short-form horror films serve up concentrated shocks, while others creep inside your head and make you question everything you’ve seen. Writer-director Jake E. Sampson’s moody horror short PERDITION falls into the latter category, and we’re honored to host its online premiere, just in time for Halloween. PERDITION finds desperate protagonist Alan (Dan Heyerman) inexplicably transported […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

Author Grady Hendrix Explores the Spiritual and Supernatural in SUMMERLAND LOST

With his popular novels HORRORSTÖR and MY BEST FRIEND’S EXORCISM, Grady Hendrix has put satirical spins on the supernatural as it pertains to some of life’s most commonplace routines. Lately, however, he has demonstrated his skill for not just the written word but the spoken one, and exploring a couple of extraordinary lives, with SUMMERLAND […]

Films 

EXCLUSIVE: Check out Pics from Upcoming Horror Film THE BLACK ROOM

We just got some exclusive stills from the upcoming horror film THE BLACK ROOM directed by horror veteran Rolfe Kanefsky. The film is premiering at the Nightmares Film Festival in Columbus, Ohio on October 22nd at 3:30pm. We will keep you posted on further release and distribution info as it is announced. Synopsis: A young couple […]

Films Scary Fun 

EXCLUSIVE: Blumhouse.com Original CREEPYPASTA Video THE LAST TRAIL

If you’ve been following our creepypasta coverage (and you should be), get ready to level up: starting today, we’re expanding our coverage of viral legends and weird tales from the darkest corners of the web… and jumping from text-based stories to a brand-new web series. Our pilot episode is based on a post which originated […]