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THE THING Super-Fans Planning a Trip to the Actual Filming Locations!

John Carpenter’s 1982 classic THE THING — which occupies a place of honor on just about every horror and science fiction fan’s Top 10 list — turned 35 years old last month, and people are marking the occasion in all kinds of ways, including original 35mm and digitally-remastered theatrical screenings around the world, and watch […]

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Slashback! Remembering Bill Paxton’s Short But Sweet ‘80s Slasher Career

We’re all still reeling over the untimely death of beloved actor-director and all-around cool guy Bill Paxton, whose impact on genre cinema will never be forgotten. His decades-spanning career began with early behind-the-scenes work on Roger Corman films like GALAXY OF TERROR and BIG BAD MAMA, and his first notable project as director was the […]

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I Was a Witness to the GET OUT “Garden Party Massacre!”

Nestled into the leafy hills of Universal City, CA lies a cul-de-sac called Colonial Street — a set of seemingly innocuous suburban houses which have served, over the years, as the location for shows like LEAVE IT TO BEAVER and DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES. It was against this backdrop that Universal Pictures decided (with no small amount […]

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Exclusive News on the Upcoming VOLUMES OF BLOOD Anthology Sequels!

Horror anthologies are hotter than ever, and there are many more highly-anticipated omnibus features looming on the horizon. One of the more notable indie anthologies headed your way is the follow-up to 2015’s award-winning feature VOLUMES OF BLOOD. First, a little background… the original anthology was the first feature-length production from the “Unscripted Film School” program, […]

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Dread Central’s “DreadVision” Presents 30th Anniversary Screening of NIGHT OF THE CREEPS!

Some of you out there might remember the days when the only way to see a new horror film was to cross your fingers and hope it reached a theater within driving distance of your house… but even if that was before your time, I’m sure you understand the thrill of watching your childhood favorites […]

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Rob Zombie Teases September 1 Preview Screening of “31”

In the run-up to his controversial, partially crowd-funded (and nearly NC17-rated) retro splatter epic 31, Rob Zombie has dropped a little tease via his official Instagram this morning: apparently, “super fans” will be treated to an advance theatrical screening of the film on September 1, far ahead of its official October premiere… Zombie has been […]

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Gregory Burkart Stares Into the EYES OF FIRE: The Witch Before THE VVITCH?

Since I came to live in Los Angeles, I’ve had amazing opportunities to check off quite a few items on my list of lifetime movie-going ambitions (I despise the term “bucket list,” because it creates unrealistic expectations). Some items on that list had once been relegated to the dusty storage locker of my memories… including the chance […]

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The True Story Behind the Legendary “Lost Ending” of THE SHINING

Stanley Kubrick’s THE SHINING has one hell of an ending: maniac Jack Torrance’s frozen grimace, followed by the slow push-in on the antique photograph on the Overlook Hotel wall, is one of the most memorable one-two gut-punches in film history. But Kubrick’s original version of the film included another scene inserted between these two iconic […]

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We Attended Slamdance’s JACK BROOKS: MONSTER SLAYER Reunion Screening!

Slamdance Cinema Club continues its screenings of great fare, and this week was no exception when Hollywood’s Arclight Cinema hosted a screening of JACK BROOKS: MONSTER SLAYER. For those that missed this horror/comedy romp when it premiered back in 2007, it follows the story of Jack Brooks (Trevor Matthews), an angry young plumber who has […]

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Larry Fessenden’s THE SHAPE OF THE WENDIGO

Fans of independent horror cinema not only know the name of Larry Fessenden, founder of celebrated production company Glass Eye Pix and writer-director-star of cult vampire classic HABIT, but they know his face as well: he’s appeared onscreen in dozens of horror projects — from Brad Anderson’s chilling SESSION 9 to the hit horror game […]