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5 Killers Who Found Inspiration in Horror Films

Serial killers and psychopaths have been around forever. Hell, at one point horror films weren’t even a wet dream in the mind of many a serial killer. But today, with film as relevant as it is, technology as powerful as it is, with an endless array of digital entertainment forms flooding our brains 365 days […]

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Some People Who Watched This Smiley GIF Aren’t Smiling Anymore — They’re Dead

Today’s report dates back to the early days of 4chan, and like most lore involving allegedly haunted content, it revolves around an image file — which, according to most accounts, is dangerous or even deadly to anyone who opens it. In this particular case, the file is an animated GIF, which is said to evolve […]

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Wes Craven and the Sins of the Parents

Any horror fan worth their weight in red-dyed Karo syrup knows the name of Wes Craven. The late horror master managed to change the face of horror three decades in a row. In 1972, he took the genre to a new, raw plane with a low-budget, exploitation-flavored remake of Ingmar Bergman’s THE VIRGIN SPRING called LAST HOUSE […]

Bonus SHOCK WAVES Episode On The Music Of The SCREAM!

It’s Thanksgiving, so you’re entitled to an additional treat! Perhaps you’re about to take a long commute to spend it with family, or perhaps you’re enjoying a quiet day at home. Whatever the case, we thought we’d give you some bonus SHOCK WAVES to savor over the holiday break! Join your Shock Waves co-hosts Rob Galluzzo […]

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In Defense Of The Damsel In Distress

After the explosion of misogyny that came along with the new GHOSTBUSTERS movie, there’s been a lot of discussion about female representation in male dominated film genres. Women are often regulated to secondary characters and a large amount of films fail the Bechdel test, a test that asks whether a work of fiction features at […]

Artist Redesigns Horror Icons for Awesome Custom Toy Line

We are living in truly blessed times as horror fans who also happen to collect toys, but no matter how many different licenses companies like NECA and Mezco scoop up, the reality is that MANY of our favorite movies will never make the leap to the toy shelf. And that’s where customizers take over. When […]

Meet the Staff: 10 Questions With Blumhouse Office Assistant Kevin Easley

Our ongoing series of interviews with the Blumhouse crew continues, in which we share our collective passion for all things scary, discuss our personal and career histories in the genre we all know and love, reveal our favorite films, and maybe even share a few spooky stories. Today we sit down for a Q&A with […]

Blood in the Forecast: Horror Movie Snow Globes!

Snow globes are undoubtedly more synonymous with Christmastime, grandma’s house, and cheerful tidings than they are horror movies, so you probably wouldn’t expect those two very different things to come together all that often – if ever. But sometimes, wonderful and magical things happen out there in the world. And horror movie snow globes, you […]

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Could Your Next Date Be A Serial Killer?

According to Randy Meeks from SCREAM, sex equals death when it comes to horror, so it makes perfect sense that a serial killer should be strategically added into the equation at a speed-dating event aimed at those with a taste for the macabre. This cardinal rule was surely in the back of the mind of […]

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Which Screen Psychopath is Most Realistic? Science Has the Answer!

Now this is the kind of intensive scientific study just about any horror fan would love to participate in: Samuel J. Leistedt M.D., Ph.D, a professor of psychiatry in Belgium who specializes in analysis of psychopathic behavior, assembled a diverse team of experts in forensic psychiatry and film criticism who were willing to watch hundreds […]

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A Wes Craven Tribute Worthy Of The “Master Of Horror”

Since the news of Wes Craven’s passing, a lot of people have done various tributes, editorials and testimonials to the “master of horror’s” legacy. But one in particular worth sharing is this video essay put together by Nelson Carvajal for RogerEbert.com. Craven was a truly gifted and intellectual filmmaker that managed to challenge the way […]