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The REAL Story of BOOGIE NIGHTS: John Holmes and the Wonderland Murders

In 1997, Paul Thomas Anderson made his mark on Hollywood with a daring look at the “other” Hollywood. For those who still have not checked out this now-cult classic, BOOGIE NIGHTS is the story of Dirk Diggler, a young man with a unique endowment that makes him perfect for the adult film industry. Based on Anderson’s […]

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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 […]

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STORMSWEPT: The Line When Horror Becomes Porn

Blockbuster Video once stood astride the home video market like the Colossus of Rhodes. In the mid 1990s, if you wanted to see a film after its theatrical release, then you had little choice but to visit a Blockbuster Video. It’s where many people began their film education and where the masses went to check out […]

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CINEMA IN EXTREMIS: The VHS Atrocities of Psychic TV’s FIRST TRANSMISSION [NSFW]

Not long ago, I explored the dark and mystifying lore of “snuff cinema” in its many forms — including works of alleged onscreen murder and mutilation which, though stomach-churning in their realism, were either hoaxes, misrepresented footage or works of transgressive underground “murder art.” In another feature, I examined a notorious example of the latter […]

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CINEMA IN EXTREMIS: Erotic Artists INSIDE FLESH Blur the Line Between Sex and Horror [NSFW]

Welcome back, brave readers… this week, I’m going to be testing your tolerance in a slightly different way by daring to enter the endless, often hostile debate over the vague and ever-changing definitions of art and obscenity. I’m not going to recap the history of that argument; you can easily look up the works of […]

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Gay Porn and Blue Murder: Making the True-Crime Biopic KING COBRA

The stylishly subversive and hyperkinetic re-imagining of the infamous Brent Corrigan/Bryan Kocis porn murder case KING COBRA (based on the true crime book COBRA KILLER by Anthony E. Stoner & Peter A. Conway) has ushered in a powerful new voice in independent queer cinema by the name of Justin Kelly. It was while conducting hard […]

Films Scary Fun 

BREEDS WITH ANYTHING! The Wildest, Weirdest and Kinkiest Bigfoot Movies Ever Made

Considering they’re probably the best-known cryptids in history, the humanoids known variously as Sasquatch, Bigfoot, Yeti, the Abominable Snowman and so forth don’t get much respect in modern cinema. While thousands of hours of film and video have been dedicated to these elusive man-beasts, there’s something about the big dude that makes it nearly impossible […]

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5 Horror Movies Directed by Former Adult-Film Makers

Every director has to start somewhere, and many well-known names in the horror-filmmaking world first got behind the camera in the world of pornography. Back in the 1970s and ’80s, X-rated features were often more professional and respectable than their current counterparts, and such genre specialists as Abel Ferrara, William Lustig, David DeCoteau and Tim […]

The Most Dangerous Man in America: The Violently Subversive Writing of Dennis Cooper

There is subversive, there is controversial… and there is Dennis Cooper. I can think of no other writer better acquainted with the language of violence. A latter-day Marquis de Sade, he scrutinizes the pain, guilt and fear of gay teens, amplified by human horror and the predatory older men who speak that language fluently. What […]

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Horrified UK Ghost-Hunters Stumble Onto a Macabre Porno Shoot

It started out as your typically spooky graveyard tour, with paranormal guide Mike Covell escorting a group of ghost-hunting tourists through an allegedly haunted cemetery in Sculcoates Lane, Hull… until, as the saying goes, the gig went weird. According to the Hull Daily Mail, the group began to hear strange moans coming from a dense […]

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Red Hot Horror: Even MORE Freaky Horror-Porn Crossovers!

The history of horror is full of sex, and the history of sex is full of horror. And while that second part is usually a tragedy, sometimes it’s a lot of fun, especially where porn parodies are involved. Today, Blumhouse presents its third installment of our favorite horror porn crossovers (you can check out the […]