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Films Real Life Scares 

Was the Movie MARTYRS Based on a Real Story?

The early 2000, specifically 2003 to 2009,  saw a rise in a horror sub-genre that became known as French Extremism. These films were known for  excessive brutality and extreme mutilation, and included titles like FRONTIERS, INSIDE, and HIGH TENSION.  2008’s MARTYRS was probably one of the most discussed films of this sub-genre for both its use […]

Films Scary Fun 

The Scariest Films of the 2000s

It’s October, and everyone is on a quest to find some highly scary viewing for the Halloween holiday. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be working my way through the decades, highlighting the absolute scariest horror films from each. The new millennium brought some fresh horror movie trends including an onslaught of Asian remakes, torture […]

Films 

Euro-Sleaze: Landmarks in European Queer Cinema

The blame for my indoctrination into the human despair, psychological violence and sadistic glee of European Queer Cinema lies entirely with French writer, filmmaker and rape-survivor Virginie Despentes. In my boyhood I went along to a screening in Dublin’s IFI (Irish Film Institute) of her vengeance-themed and violently pornographic BAISE-MOI. The tagline piqued my morbid […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

Rebekah McKendry’s Destroying Media Theory: I Watch Horror Films Daily, but Faint at the Sight of Real Blood

I have witnessed some of the most extreme movies ever made. AUGUST UNDERGROUND, GUINEA PIG, MARTYRS-  I have seen them all. The gore never bothers me. Yet, after countless impalings, eviscerations and head burstings, if I lightly graze myself on a not-so-safe safety razor, my head will be spinning before the first drop of blood […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

Secret Search for the “Gateway of the Mind” Ends in Horror — and Death

According to most accounts, today’s creepypasta allegedly took place within an undisclosed scientific facility in the year 1983, and its status as one of the internet’s most terrifying mysteries has been steadily rising since it was first circulated via Reddit’s NoSleep community in 2012. While it bears a strong resemblance to another infamous urban legend, […]

Films 

6 Foreign Horror Movies We Want On Blu-Ray

Yesterday, we looked at 6 classic horror titles that, for whatever reason, have not made the upgrade to Blu-Ray, at least commercially here in the States. Cultivating that list of movies managed to get me thinking about a lot of other deserving flicks that still haven’t been given the proper high def / special edition […]

Films 

SCREAMFEST 2015 Report!

One of Los Angeles best and most anticipated horror film festivals of the year is always Screamfest, as it always takes place around mid-October, just as everyone is at the height of their Halloween celebration frenzy. And so, patrons of the festival are in the spooky mood and anxious to be introduced to what Pinhead […]