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Films Real Life Scares 

Did You Know There’s a REAL-LIFE Cult Leader in ROSEMARY’S BABY?

Before Rosemary Woodhouse rescues her devil-baby as he cries in a room surrounded by Satan worshippers in ROSEMARY’S BABY, she has a party to celebrate her seemingly normal pregnancy. In the scene, the camera pans on a dark-haired man with tan skin for an instant—but just long enough to catch your eye. The man, Michel […]

Films 

Still STEPFORD After All These Years

Before BLACK MIRROR turned us into masochists hellbent on letting a science-fiction show emotionally gut us with every episode, there was a cultural juggernaut, and iconic slice of Americana, THE TWILIGHT ZONE. One episode in particular, “The Number 12 Looks Just Like You” still serves as my favorite. To give you an idea of the premise, […]

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 TV 

Enjoying THE HANDMAID’S TALE? Check Out These 9 Other Allegorical Horror Titles!

Hulu has pulled a Netflix with their latest original series THE HANDMAID’S TALE, based on Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel of the same name. In the buzzed-about hit, American women are forced into a hyperbolic form of subjugation after a plague of infertility. All women capable of childbearing are now “handmaids,” the property of wealthy commanders […]

Films 

ROSEMARY’S BABY and the War on Women’s Reproductive Rights

Roman Polanski — perhaps the most unlikely commentator on women’s rights — made ROSEMARY’s BABY at an idealistic time. In 1960, the first birth control pill Enovid was placed on the pharmaceutical market thanks in part to Margaret Sanger. While “the pill” was originally prescribed for menstrual disorders and irregularities most women were secretly using […]

Films Scary Fun Toys 

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide For That Spooky Someone

Valentine’s Day is sometimes tough for the male humans out there carrying a bleeding heart because hunting down the perfect gift for that spooky someone can be a nightmare. You want to get her something that says “be mine”… or “please don’t give me the hose again.” Unfortunately, you won’t find anything that makes that […]

Films Real Life Scares 

The Haunting Of New York’s Infamous Dakota Building

New York City is chock full of famous buildings. Empire State. Flatiron. Chrysler. Saint Patrick’s. You’ve seen one or all of these buildings either in person or in movies a million times. They are landmarks the like of which few other cities have. There are so many strange and interesting stories about these man made […]

Films Real Life Scares 

Real Life Hauntings And Strange Cursed Movie Sets

You’re by yourself, working late at the office or on set.  You leave, walk back to your car and you’re clearly in your own world and not focused on your surroundings.  Do you ever have a feeling someone or something is there with you?  When you’re home alone, sitting in the dark with only your desk […]

Films 

10 Recommended Criterion Releases

It’s once again that time of year. For all you savvy movie enthusiasts out there, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Twice a year, Barnes & Noble bookstores run a month-long 50 percent off sale for all Criterion titles. That’s right, for a short window of time, they’re actually priced normally for once! I […]

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 […]

Films 

Five Horror Movies That Deserve the Criterion Treatment

In the world of home video distribution, there is The Criterion Collection and then there is everyone else. The venerable institution has helped define the very concept of a special edition, with groundbreaking LaserDiscs (remember those?) that solidified the commentary track as the most indispensable special feature, and helped elaborate on the artistic process of […]

Films Scary Fun 

5 More Horror Movie Staples Now Streaming on Netflix!

Last week, we listed five awesome horror movie standards that were currently streaming on Netflix. Check out our prior list here- http://www.blumhouse.com/2015/12/28/5-horror-movie-standards-streaming-this-week-on-netflix/ Well, we have found 5 more must-see genre staples that are required viewing for any horror fan! All of these are currently streaming on Netflix, so watch and revisit these modern classics while you […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

The Jinx of THE OMEN: Did Satan Curse This Horror Classic?

When there’s money to be made, no one in Hollywood can take a hint, even a Satanic one. According to many in Hollywood, The Dark Lord hurled countless plagues and curses at horror filmmakers back in the ’60s and ’70s, but he seems to have saved his best work for 1976’s THE OMEN. His Dark […]