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Watch Eli Roth’s Epic New TV Spot for Universal’s HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS

It’s that time again, folks: Universal Studios is about to roll out a new cavalcade of wide-awake nightmares for this year’s HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS, plunging patrons into living, bleeding incarnations of their favorite horror flicks. But this year, the commercial hyping HHN’s 2017 edition features a veteran horror filmmaker behind the camera as well: the […]

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5 Bizarre Hollywood Cults

Hollywood is a land of transplants, arriving alone and looking for connections. Most eventually find friends or core groups of like-minded souls to share their experiences with. Others find connection in religion, but some end up in stranger fringe groups commonly referred to as a cults. When discussing Hollywood cults, the Manson family is always the […]

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A Complete Explanation of What the Hell is Going on in MULHOLLAND DRIVE

An aspiring actress arrives in Los Angeles with her head full of dreams only to encounter a mysterious woman who can’t remember her name, a decomposing body, a strange blue key, and an insane amount of symbolism and imagery. MULHOLLAND DR. is David Lynch’s neo-noir masterpiece. A blatant indictment of the Hollywood monster far too […]

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In An Alternate Reality, David Lynch’s LA LA LAND Is Up For A Bunch Of Oscars

I mean, really. Doesn’t this article title say it all? Alright, some explanation may be required. The fine fiends over at CineFix have taken footage from Damien Chazelle’s multi-Oscar nominated feature, and recut it as if it were directed by the one and only David Lynch. And yes, it’s glorious. Check it out. Hey, I liked […]

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They Don’t Skimp on the Meat at Halloween Horror Nights’ TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE Maze

Running the gauntlet through nearly a dozen Halloween mazes in a single evening is a pretty daunting task for all but the hardiest haunt-lovers… and despite being a bit beaten and bloodied by the Midnight hour, I promised myself I’d seek out certain sites at all costs. The new TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: BLOOD BROTHERS maze […]

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Revisiting the Bizarre “Hollywood Hag” Genre

A salient line of dialogue from the rarely-mentioned 1996 comedy film THE FIRST WIVES CLUB really pinpointed the way women are treated by the Hollywood machine. In the film, Goldie Hawn — 50 at the time — plays an actress who finds that she is aging out of certain roles, and laments that Hollywood tends […]

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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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The Life, Death, Afterlife, and Curse of Rudolph Valentino

Rudolph Valentino is an icon of early Hollywood. The “Latin Lover” was a sex symbol during film’s silent era; was rumored to have been a homosexual; died at age 31, which left fans in hysterics; and is now said to haunt various Los Angeles locations. Oh, and he had a cursed ring that has caused […]

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Watch the World’s Most Epic Dad Turn His Four-Year-Old Into an Action Movie Star

This has been a pretty rough week for all of us, so I thought maybe I could do my small part to help by ushering a little awesomeness into your weekend. As kids, we’ve always imagined ourselves as our favorite movie, TV and comic book heroes when we’re playing with our toys (and by “toys” […]

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Exploring the Eerie Deserted Wasteland of the Salton Sea

For a number of years now, I’ve been fascinated by the Salton Sea. Ever since I moved to Los Angeles, I have wanted to take the 2 ½ hour drive to what was once called “California’s Riviera”. And on Sunday evening, I finally had the opportunity to see for myself how a once vibrant and popular […]

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A Visit to NECROMANCE — Hollywood’s Macabre One-Stop Goth Shop!

If you were an aspiring Goth in Los Angeles in the early 1990s — as so many of us were — then you likely knew all of the best joints to grab your garb. Goths required, and still require, a very specific uniform, and finding proper Goth clothes has always been a bit of a […]

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L.A.’s Screamfest is Returning This October — Here’s a First Look!

It’s the biggest annual horror film festival in the US, it’s been the proving ground for dozens of up-and-coming genre filmmakers, and it’s officially returning for its 16th year just in time for Halloween 2016. Fest promoters have just announced the dates for Screamfest 2016, which will run from October 18-27 at Hollywood’s TCL Chinese […]

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We Attended Slamdance’s JACK BROOKS: MONSTER SLAYER Reunion Screening!

Slamdance Cinema Club continues its screenings of great fare, and this week was no exception when Hollywood’s Arclight Cinema hosted a screening of JACK BROOKS: MONSTER SLAYER. For those that missed this horror/comedy romp when it premiered back in 2007, it follows the story of Jack Brooks (Trevor Matthews), an angry young plumber who has […]