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Films Scary Fun 

Watch Horror Films and Live: A Survival Guide

Every now and then, a random fact picked up very unceremoniously and unintentionally along the way can come in handy — for example, I once got a free cup of coffee because I knew what the capital of South Dakota was. It’s a fleeting but magnificent feeling of vindication when all that seemingly superfluous knowledge […]

Films 

Five More Completely Bizarre Movies You’ve Probably Never Seen

Inspired by previous lists of bizarre, hard-to-find movies recently posted here [if you missed our first and second installments, check those out ASAP], I’ve compiled my own collection of obscurities. The five films below are rarely seen and mostly unknown, but cinematic explorers who seek ‘em out will be rewarded with strange delights unknown to the average person. […]

Films 

Found Footage Horror is Not Dead… and These Films Prove It

It may have been a while since feature-length horror films shot in the so-called found footage or mockumentary approach brought home major box-office receipts, especially after the conclusion of the lucrative PARANORMAL ACTIVITY franchise, not to mention lackluster reaction to last year’s BLAIR WITCH reboot and last month’s Ridley Scott-produced PHOENIX FORGOTTEN… although it could […]

Films TV 

Nine Lesser-Known Horror Titles Currently Streaming on Hulu

It might not be the most popular streaming service around, but Hulu is a force to be reckoned with, especially now that their limited series THE HANDMAID’S TALE is drawing HOUSE OF CARDS-level buzz. So if you’re thinking of jumping on the Hulu bandwagon, I’m here to be your handy guidepost to the genre material […]

Films 

11 Insane Horror-Themed Pornos That Actually Exist [NSFW]

We’ve all hunkered down to the classics: EDWARD PENISHANDS, WET DREAM ON ELM STREET, THE XXXORCIST, SCREAM XXX: A PORN PARODY, or perhaps THE BARE WENCH PROJECT. When it comes to porn parodies, your options are pretty much limitless, as the porn parody has become a cottage industry unto itself — and that includes, of […]

Films 

Ten of Horror Cinema’s Greatest Actor-Director Duos

It’s no secret that directors often find comfort in working with certain performers. Directors trust these particular actors, so they tend to cast them as often as possible. There are a slew of examples we can point out, but we wanted to place the focus on ten of the most accomplished and recognizable genre duos out […]

Films 

Six Norwegian Horror Movies You Need to Seek Out Immediately

Unlike us Americans, Norwegian folks seem to find pleasure in making exactly the kind of films they want to make, as opposed to the kind a studio executive thinks people want to see. This artistic freedom is greatly esteemed, and the decision to craft stories out of love — as opposed to dollar signs — […]

Films 

Ten Obscure Horror Flicks Streaming Right Now on Amazon Prime

We’ve all been there. Scrolling through our favorite streaming video service, desperately searching for something in the horror section that we haven’t actually seen before. Instead of giving up and just watching GREEN ROOM again, here are 10 more obscure titles that you can try out, all currently streaming on Amazon Prime. Note that some of […]

Films 

Wilmywood: How FIRESTARTER Sparked DAWSON’S CREEK

As a proud North Carolinian, I can say that my home state has it all: Mountains, beaches, a perfectly-measured dosage of metropolitan culture, small-town bucolic charm, and a pretty impressive dossier of film locations. However, back in the early 1980s, all of these except the last one rang true — I can’t say absolutely nothing […]

Films 

The Weirdest Reasons Films Have Been Banned Around the World

Sorry to break it to you, dear reader, but all art is political. Historically, even the most innocuous forms of popular artistic design have, at one point or another, been the subject of suspicious government scrutiny. And while books and printed materials have been, on terms of volume, the central focus of most politically-backed censorship […]

Films 

Nine Lesser-Known Horror Gems Currently Streaming on Netflix

Netflix does a great job of delivering a wide variety of genre pics for us lunatics to consume in abundance. But sometimes we tend to skim over the titles that don’t ring a bell — and that’s a serious no-no, as Netflix has been adding sleeper hits for a long time now. The following films […]

Films 

Everybody’s Got a Bomb: The Most Horrifying Nuclear Apocalypse Movies Ever Made

Those who grew up during just about any phase of the Cold War know exactly how it feels to have the ever-present possibility of total extinction hovering over our heads like the Sword of Damocles. That metaphorical blade, of course, is the very real concept of global nuclear war — a conflict that, regardless of how or […]

Films 

CINEMA IN EXTREMIS: I (Barely) Survived a VIOLENT SH*T Marathon! [NSFW]

Happy Friday, fellow extremiacs! Put on those rain ponchos, ‘cuz you’re gonna get a little red on you again. When I first launched this column a couple of months ago, I made a point of emphasizing the concept of extreme horror movies as “outsider art,” expressing some bold and unconventional ideas through the medium of […]