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Ten Gruesome Deaths Suffered by the Original Crew of STAR TREK’s U.S.S. Enterprise

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of STAR TREK, geek gatekeepers and talking heads will be regurgitating a lot of the same-old rhetoric favored by the faithful.  You’re going to hear about humanitarian values and technological advances, while awash in lists championing great people who wouldn’t be where they are today without witnessing the valiant […]

Films Scary Fun 

BREEDS WITH ANYTHING! The Wildest, Weirdest and Kinkiest Bigfoot Movies Ever Made

Considering they’re probably the best-known cryptids in history, the humanoids known variously as Sasquatch, Bigfoot, Yeti, the Abominable Snowman and so forth don’t get much respect in modern cinema. While thousands of hours of film and video have been dedicated to these elusive man-beasts, there’s something about the big dude that makes it nearly impossible […]

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On the Inside — The Cult of PRISONER: CELL BLOCK H

It has been decades now since the cell doors of Wentworth Detention Centre shut up shop (er, prison), but the Australian drama still attracts an international cult following. The inaugural season of the violent female-dominated soap opera PRISONER (or PRISONER: CELL BLOCK H abroad) — broadcast on Australian television from 1979 to 1986 — started […]

This Haunting TV Ad Led a Horrified Viewer to THE QUIET ROOM

Today’s terrifying tale crosses the line from reality to nightmares… and makes it very hard to tell which is more dangerous. The story originated from a user named Blipcs, and made its way into the community via Creepypasta.org on April 11, 2013. The author, a self-professed film fanatic, writes about recently witnessing a TV spot […]

Films 

Exploring VIDEODROME: The Perfect Horror Film for the Modern Media Age

At this very moment, probably from right where you are sitting, you currently have direct and immediate access to more televised/filmed entertainment than you could perhaps watch over the course of a hundred lifetimes. Thanks to the internet, popular online streaming services, and an explosion of constantly-running cable TV networks, there is more entertainment being […]

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SyFy Launches a Terrifying New Trailer for Creepypasta Series CHANNEL ZERO

During my recent follow-up coverage on CANDLE COVE — one of the most chilling and infamous of all creepypasta tales to circulate the web — I mentioned that SyFy’s new creepypasta-based anthology series CHANNEL ZERO would be taking that particular tale as the source material for a six-episode narrative arc. SyFy has been keeping details […]

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Remembering Showtime’s MASTERS OF HORROR: Season One

Horror TV is alive and thriving. It’s talked about daily here, as well as other genre-based sites. Sure, a lot of it is trying to bring in new horror fans with great TV adaptations of well-known series like SCREAM and BATES MOTEL, while others haunt our deepest psychosexual fears like AMERICAN HORROR STORY. We know […]

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THE LOST BOYS, BEFORE I WAKE and CLUE — This Week’s Horror News Rundown!

Life is full of little victories and tragedies, and this week has had a little bit of both. Classic movies are getting ambitious new television series, while other classic movies are getting “iffy” new reimaginings. A highly anticipated new horror movie got pushed back while a high-profile horror remake showed off its scariest stuff for […]

Films 

Battle of the EXORCIST Prequels — EXORCIST: THE BEGINNING vs. DOMINION

How can one gauge the impact William Peter Blatty’s 1971 novel THE EXORCIST — and the subsequent 1973 film — had on popular culture? In 1973, the notion of a nationwide super-hit was still something of a novelty (1972’s JAWS was the first film to be released in theaters nationwide simultaneously, ushering in the modern […]

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Past Due: Five Genre TV Shows That (May) Have Overstayed Their Welcome

In the past couple of years, an interesting trend has been settling in on genre television: We have seen more series take a “less is more” approach, in regards to longevity. In the past year alone, we’ve seen the third and final seasons of both PENNY DREADFUL and HANNIBAL. Whether by choice or by network […]

Scary Fun TV 

Was the Monster from STRANGER THINGS Based on THIS Creepypasta Creature?

STRANGER THINGS has been the addiction of every sci-fi/horror fan for the past couple of weeks, myself included. The NETFLIX show oozes an unabashedly nostalgic feel of our favorite 80s horror and science fiction classics — from E.T. to POLTERGEIST to THE GOONIES — but also has some fantastic elements that give it a very unique […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

CREEPYPASTA: A Scrambled Signal Turns Terrifying on “The Channel”

The following entry, as in the case of most creepypasta posts, could not be traced to a specific author, and this particular account was a bit erratic and disoriented in its original form, so I’ve edited it for clarity. The origin of this story dates back to the days before digital television signals, so there may […]

Films Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

Before CONJURING 2, There Was GHOSTWATCH: A Terrifying TV Special About the “Enfield Poltergeist”

I’m ashamed to say it took me almost a week to catch up with CONJURING 2 — hey, life happens — but once I emerged from the darkened theater (smiling, because it was an excellent film), I immediately headed home to dig out my DVD copy of a notorious early ‘90s UK Halloween TV special […]