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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 

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 

Interview: Chatting with Allison Williams and Daniel Kaluuya about GET OUT

Blumhouse’s newest horror film, GET OUT, will be hitting theaters nationwide on February 24th. We caught up with stars Daniel Kaluuya and Allison Williams to chat about the film. And be sure to watch our interview with GET OUT director Jordan Peele here.

Films 

Interview: Actor Bradley Whitford Discusses His Upcoming Movie GET OUT

The horror film GET OUT is releasing to theaters nationwide on February 24th. In the movie, Bradley Whitford plays the father of a young woman who brings her African American boyfriend home for the first time. But there is much more to it than that; this is a horror movie after all! Blumhouse.com had the pleasure […]

Films Scary Fun 

Stephen King Examines Childhood Fears in This Amazing Animated Short

Back in October of 1989, during an interview for WAMC’s Public Radio Book Club, Stephen King was posed a question he’s likely heard thousands of times over the course of his four-decade career: Where do our darkest fears come from? King could have provided a generic answer… but instead, he does what he does best: […]

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 […]

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 […]

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Check Out the First Trailer for Jordan Peele’s Blumhouse Horror Feature GET OUT!

A while ago, we teased the news that multi-talented Jordan Peele signed on with Blumhouse for his feature horror directing debut GET OUT. Just last month, we were thrilled to have Peele join us for a recent episode of our SHOCK WAVES podcast, where he discussed his childhood genre obsessions — which influenced his own […]

Scary Fun 

Meet Tattoo Artist Paul Acker: A Master of Ink Horror Realism

I’m not scared of needles. I’ve had more piercings and tattoos than I can count. For a while I looked like Jody from PULP FICTION. “The one with all that shit in her face?” Yeah, that was me. As far as tattoos are concerned, it’s something about that rush of adrenaline you get while you’re […]

Music 

Supergroup “Necromancing The Stone” Hell-Bent On Resurrecting Metal With New Album

Heavy metal and horror make an impeccable pair. Menacing imagery and earsplitting guitar sweeps are as perfect together as peanut butter and jelly. Flowers and sunshine. Dirt and maggots. Refrigerators and severed body parts. They’re just made for each other. The band Necromancing the Stone has entwined and cemented this morbid union of music and […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

EXCLUSIVE: “The Tension Experience” is Real… But It Goes Deeper Than You Think

A few months ago, we ran a chilling article presenting an insider’s point-of-view on “The Tension Experience” — a fully interactive, real-world narrative that combines elements of Halloween haunts, Artificial Reality Gaming (ARG) and immersive theater. The closest cinematic equivalent would be David Fincher’s film THE GAME, in which Michael Douglas plays an executive who […]

Films 

Director Jaume Collet-Serra Talks Giving Good Shark Value in THE SHALLOWS

Jaume Collet-Serra first made a splash by directing the Dark Castle productions’ HOUSE OF WAX and ORPHAN, and now he’s making a literal one in the open ocean with THE SHALLOWS. Opening this Friday, the film finds a young woman played by Blake Lively venturing to a secluded cove on a surfing trip, to clear […]

Films 

James Wan Talks “Redefining Horror” in This New Promo for THE CONJURING 2!

With the highly-anticipated sequel to James Wan’s chilling blockbuster THE CONJURING less than two weeks away, the film’s promoters have assembled some pretty intense preview materials… for example, we recently shared some audio excerpts from the Warrens’ case files which may lead to a few sleepless nights. In a new follow-up promo uploaded today, CONJURING director Wan […]