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Films 

After This Chilling Short Film, You Will Never Get AWAY FROM IT ALL

Some of the best horror shorts are terrifying cautionary tales, often employing an extra macabre twist, in the mode of old-school horror comics. That’s the creepy vibe we’re feeling in AWAY FROM IT ALL, a moody short film that also happens to be the creation of frequent Blumhouse.com contributor and “Journalist of the Bizarre,” Stephen […]

Films 

A Rare Glimpse at Kurt Cobain’s Homemade Horror Movies

Nirvana was one of the defining bands of the 1990s, and a staple in the CD players of Generation X-ers like myself. The day lead singer Kurt Cobain shot himself to death is still a fresh memory, even more than twenty years later. It plays like a horror movie in my mind: coming home from […]

TV 

When Jason Met Arsenio: The Weirdest Talk-Show Interview Ever

It’s kind of amazing how little the culture refers to Arsenio Hall anymore. Hall, to remind you, was a well-known actor and comedian who appeared in such films as HARLEM NIGHTS, COMING TO AMERICA, and the funniest segment of AMAZON WOMEN ON THE MOON. He voiced Winston on THE REAL GHOSTBUSTERS, and had guest appearances […]

Films 

The Slasher in WINK Doesn’t Put on a Happy Face… He IS One!

This year, horror filmmakers aren’t just employing the latest in media tech to tell their stories… they’re also conjuring a lot of creepy tales about the pervasive and often intrusive nature of modern media itself. Writer-director Alex J. Mann and production outfit Space Oddity Films have devoted numerous short-form horrors to this very topic, including the […]

Films 

Remembering Siskel & Ebert’s Misguided 1980 Anti-Slasher Campaign

Before I launch into this week’s column, I want to make one thing very clear: I have always had and still maintain the utmost respect and admiration for America’s most famous film critics — Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel. Not one episode of their PBS series SNEAK PREVIEWS, which ran from 1975 to 1981, was missed in […]

Films 

THE DUMB WAITER Packs a Feature’s Worth of Suspense Into 16 Minutes

I’m going to try something a little different for this week’s column, and bring your attention to an almost-forgotten 1979 short film from UK writer-director Robert Bierman. I’m going to argue that this short sums up everything that works in slasher cinema — without resorting to attention-grabbing techniques like graphic violence, sleazy exploitation or a short-attention-span […]

Scare Your Boo: The Best Haunted Houses Open This VALENTINE’S DAY Weekend

Trying to live up to the Valentine’s Day hype can be scary. These days, a heart-shaped box of chocolates from the gas station just won’t cut it. Even the “dinner and a movie” date has become stale. Thankfully, there is a superior date option for this Valentine’s Day: Take your significant other to a haunted […]

Image Credit: Kyle Cassie

Films 

Watch the Making of Blumhouse’s Interactive Slasher FIFTEEN!

Blumhouse recently made horror history with a Halloween’s launch of FIFTEEN – the first interactive POV slasher film to use the Periscope app, allowing audiences to actually determine the outcome of a killer’s reign of terror in real time. While the end product appears totally spontaneous and improvisational (and much of it was), it’s also […]

News 

Can You Solve the Mystery of this Disturbing Viral Video?

We’ve previously introduced you to some of the creepiest paranormal videos ever posted to YouTube (be sure to check them out if you’re ready for a sleepless night), but this find might be even more disturbing; despite making no claims to being supernatural in nature, there is something about this clip – and particularly the […]

Films 

Unlock a Bloody Hidden Clip From Eli Roth’s Interactive Slasher CHAINSAW!

Billed as an “interactive digital story,” CHAINSAW is coming soon to the recently-launched digital network CryptTV. Co-founders Eli Roth and Jack Davis, in a partnership with Blumhouse Productions and Culprit Creative, want to give you a terrifying preview… and invite you to take part in controlling the story’s outcome. The project involves an ominous, hulking maniac […]