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David Bowie Premieres the Chilling, Epic Short Film BLACKSTAR

There are very few artists capable of reinventing themselves to amaze several generations within their own lifetime… and David Bowie stands tall among them. At age 68, the Thin White Duke is still blazing new creative trails, riding high on the amazing success of his 2013 album The Next Day, which thankfully marked the end […]

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Blumhouse.com was Invited to Try ‘THE DREAM’ Experience…And Found Fear

With Halloween behind us, it would be easy to assume that haunt season has come to an end. Fortunately, for me, the ride continues. Throughout September and October, I have witnessed many of the new mutations that have sprung up and evolved with the various adaptations of haunts that exist in Los Angeles, yet I […]

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Music, Magick and the Movies: An Interview With URILIA’s Kristof Bathory

Several years ago, I made the acquaintance of Kristof Bathory, who at the time was the founder and frontman of the band Dawn Of Ashes. Originally an an electro-industrial group, DOA evolved through many permutations, ultimately fusing the hard electronic elements with extreme metal into a potent hybrid of apocalyptic intensity, often focused on themes […]

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Watch Joe Lynch’s Video for Faith No More’s ‘Sunny Side Up!’

Genre fans know actor/director Joe Lynch for his work on WRONG TURN 2, CHILLERAMA and KNIGHTS OF BADASSDOM, as well as his roles in HATCHET II and Adam Green’s horror sitcom HOLLISTON… but he also cut his directorial teeth on some excellent music videos – most memorably his holy-shit amazing EVIL DEAD-themed short for Strapping […]

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THE SIMPSONS’ Ned Flanders Goes Metal!

Here’s something you probably never expected: a Ned Flanders-themed metal band. Called Okilly Dokilly (after Ned’s unique way of speaking), the band plays hardcore heavy metal while dressed as the popular, Bible-thumping SIMPSONS character. The homage is more than skin deep. The entire band has Ned names (Red Ned, Thread Ned, Head Ned, Stead Ned, […]

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Check Out This MOTLEY CRUE / Norman Bates Mash-Up!

I love Norman Bates. And I love the PSYCHO franchise. And I also love music. Most people are aware of my love of PSYCHO, since I made a documentary honoring the franchise about 5 years back. And so anytime someone comes across (or even makes themselves) something cool and PSYCHO related, I usually find it in my […]

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Jack Black’s Gonna Goose Ya with the GOOSEBUMPS Rap!

If you grew up with R.L. Stine’s GOOSEBUMPS novels and TV series, you were probably fully immersed in ‘90s pop culture as well… and whether you’re ashamed of that fact or not, the nerds at Nerdist totally feel you. To tease the upcoming release of the GOOSEBUMPS movie, co-writer/director Ben Mekler teamed up with Jack […]

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The 13 Scariest Heavy Metal Album Covers [NSFW]

Since the dawn of rock and roll, there have been detractors who heard the devil in the music. Years later the offshoot “heavy metal” began to take shape and officially embraced the idea of horror in popular music, featuring disturbing lyrics, confrontational themes and Grand Guignol album covers that many well-intentioned parents wouldn’t even allow […]

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First Annual FOUR STATE SLASHER CON is Coming Soon!

An explosive celebration of extreme horror, music and more will be taking over Virginia this month, with an impressive lineup of celebrity guests, tons of horror-themed bands, incredibly twisted films, and plenty more scary (and sexy) surprises. There are lots of horror conventions worldwide this time of year, but this one is the first of […]

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John Carpenter’s First Live Music Performance Is Scheduled… For Iceland!

We’ve all been ecstatic since horror legend-turned-rockstar John Carpenter released LOST THEMES, the filmmaker/composer’s first album of entirely new compositions, and our mania was further fueled by his announcements of both a follow-up record, new artist collaborations… and just maybe a few actual live shows. Well, you can scratch the “maybe” part, because we’ve just […]