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Five Reasons to Finally Catch Up with Slasher Series HARPER’S ISLAND

Premiering in April of 2009, CBS’s hour-long drama HARPER’S ISLAND was, alongside SUPERNATURAL, one of the earliest examples of a TV show going for broke providing hardcore horror of a kind that had previously been absent on prime time for quite a while — if at all. A slasher film masquerading as an Agatha Christie-style murder […]

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The Five Most Brilliant Episodes from Season 1 of THE TWILIGHT ZONE

Picking favorite episodes of Rod Serling’s brilliant late ’50s to mid ’60s hit THE TWILIGHT ZONE is a daunting task. Every single season of the show has a few groundbreaking tales — but believe it or not, there’s a slight dearth of sublime episodes in its debut season. That said, the greats of season one are […]

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Terror Toys: Five Horror Franchises Worthy of Their Own Action Figures

Toys. Action Figures. Collectibles. If there’s a movie or TV series with even a modicum of popularity, chances are there’s some form of plastic totem, ranging from the cute and kitschy Funko figures to the insanely articulated and intricate work from Hot Toys. But while superhero franchises and sci-fi blockbusters take up a sizable chunk of real estate at […]

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Five Classic Horror-Edged Episodes of the Anime Series CASE CLOSED

Playing out like some kind of odd fusion of Scooby-Doo, Agatha Christie, and Sherlock Holmes (with the occasional detour into slasher and giallo territory), the Japanese anime CASE CLOSED is an incredibly addictive show that more US-based horror fans should take the time to dig into. With 25 seasons under its belt, the continuing series […]

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AMERICAN HORROR STORY Shocker: Season 7 Theme Will Be the 2016 Election

Yes, you read that right… and come to think of it, I can’t imagine a more terrifying topic for the controversial TV series to tackle next. AHS Showrunner Ryan Murphy broke the startling news last night during his appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, revealing that the 2016 election cycle will indeed […]

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BEASTS: The Creepiest Slow-Burn Horror Series You’ve Never Seen

As a life-long fan of televised horror anthology series — from landmark classics like THE TWILIGHT ZONE and NIGHT GALLERY to more recent compilations like MASTERS OF HORROR — I’ve managed to uncover a wealth of obscure gems along the way, many of which have long since been consigned to the recycle bin of “disposable” […]

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Celebrating the Hilarious Horrors of MONTY PYTHON!

Genre cross-pollination has always been a concept that — unintentionally or not — can push audiences into directions they might not otherwise go. For horror fans, Monty Python was always a source of humor that traversed the boundaries of acceptability on both TV and at the movies… and consequently, the British troupe’s output helped its […]

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The Frightening History of Real Life Haunted Televisions

No matter how fast technology evolves, the supernatural have the disquietingly bad habit of mastering state of the art devices faster than a toddler with the latest iDevice; and in my household that’s lightning speed, parent-humiliatingly fast. Gone are the days of brushing books off of shelves, launching teacups across the room or spelling mystic messages out […]

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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 […]

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Five Ghosts and Creepy Anomalies Found in Feature Films and TV Shows

There is a ton of home-shot footage on the Internet that purports to capture ghosts, monsters, or UFOs, but shaky cellphone footage is easily faked, and hoaxers are plentiful. For lasting paranormal gravitas, you have to capture inexplicable phenomena in a feature film or TV show. Since no one wants a spirit to mess up […]

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New Documentary to Investigate “The Werewolf of Cannock Chase?”

Few outsiders have heard about the horrific tales originating from a woodland region of Britain’s Staffordshire County known as Cannock Chase… but the research of Damon Simms might change all that. Simms (pictured above), who writes a column for the Stoke Sentinel entitled “Supernatural Staffordshire,” has dedicated much of his research to the many monstrous […]

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The Original UNSOLVED MYSTERIES Makes its Streaming Debut Soon!

Nearly three decades after it first premiered on network TV, one of the most chilling true-crime TV series ever made is about to debut on digital streaming services. The show’s current distributor FilmRise announced today that original episodes of UNSOLVED MYSTERIES will be available soon via digital streaming platforms. The announcement did not specify which services […]

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Why ROANOKE is AMERICAN HORROR STORY’s Best Season Ever

The sixth season of Ryan Murphy’s & Brad Falchuk’s AMERICAN HORROR STORY is arguably their most ambitious installment yet. ROANOKE is a meta-multilayered approach to revisionist horror, with allusions to several cinematic properties that we’ve now become accustomed to over the years, including BLAIR WITCH, THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, THE AMITYVILLE HORROR and PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, […]