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From Broke to Blockbuster: Indie Directors That Deserve Studio Films

We live in the age of the remake, sequel, prequel and spin-off. Fans like us have to delve deep into the smaller independent circuits to find new and original horror films and we drudge through a lot of crap, but we do happen upon some gems from some really cool new talented filmmakers. Lately there’s been […]

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Everybody Be Cool: How to Rise Above Genre-Fan Backlash

As horror lovers and fans of all things curious and strange, we’ve all probably met with backlash sometimes — from family members who worry about your mental health, to strangers who give you weird looks when you walk around sporting your favorite horror fashion. Perhaps weird looks and whisperings don’t happen as often in big […]

Films Scary Fun 

The Horror Remakes We Genuinely Love

Remakes have been and always will be a tricky thing. Some enjoy them, and some don’t. Some of them work, and some don’t. Some are made for the right reasons, and some are made for a buck. That’s the nature of the game. We’ve been fortunate enough to see a few remakes come along that […]

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5 Horror Films Desperately in Need of a Remake

Remakes. Reboots. Re-imaginings.  The names may change, but the song remains the same. Take an existing concept or title, mix it up for a new audience and hope for a financial windfall. And, as the editor-in-chief pointed out here, we really need to stop getting bent out of shape about it. Because there are many more coming […]

Films Scary Fun 

13 Horror Movie Remakes & Reboots Coming in 2017

Yesterday I wrote an article on how remakes and reboots are an inevitable part of Hollywood (read it here). Love them or hate them, there are plenty of horror reboots and remakes heading your way in 2017. Here are the thirteen that we are paying close attention to. AMITYVILLE: THE AWAKENING Releasing: January 5, 2017 […]

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Can We Please Stop Complaining About All the Horror Remakes?

It happens every single time. The press will get wind that someone might be thinking about remaking a horror movie. Within minutes, legions of enraged fans hop online to rant and bitch about how the source material is sacred and must never be touched. Every. Single. Time. The hard cold fact is that we will […]

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Are We Stuck in the ’80s? The Pros and Cons of Horror Nostalgia

As it has been stated by a slew of critics over the course of cinema history, horror is the one genre that will never die. In terms of mainstream cinematic entertainment, other trends fall in and out of fashion, and certain genres rise and fall at the mercy of popular opinion. Horror, however, has always […]

Films TV 

Is The “TV Remake” Bubble Finally About To Break?

Remakes are nothing new.  In fact, they’ve been around since the very beginning of cinema. Edison Studios produced the very first adaptation of Mary Shelley’s FRANKENSTEIN way back in 1910, and we’ve gone on to know many versions of the famed monster, from James Whale’s classic 1931 version, to Hammer Films’ FRANKENSTEIN series, to Robert DeNiro’s […]

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Check Out This Supercut Of Remakes Vs Originals, Side By Side

Ah, to remake or not to remake. Sadly this isn’t a dilemma for us to decide. Original stories have been reinterpreted since the beginning of film and will continue to be redone. But it’s always interesting to compare and contrast between different takes on the same material. Vimeo user Jaume R. Lloret thought the same […]

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ENOUGH! Five Things Horror Needs To Let Rest

I love horror. You love horror. If you didn’t, I can’t imagine why you would be checking out an article on Blumhouse.com. Unless you’re my mom, who doesn’t like horror, but likes seeing her son’s name on the internet. Hi mom! For the rest of us, we need to admit a few things about our […]