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R.I.P. EXORCIST Creator William Peter Blatty

Novelist, screenwriter and creator of THE EXORCIST William Peter Blatty has sadly passed away. He was 89. Director William Friedkin, who helmed the classic film adaptation of THE EXORCIST was the one to break the news via Twitter. William Peter Blatty, dear friend and brother who created The Exorcist passed away yesterday — William Friedkin […]

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The Real Stories Behind 5 Supposedly Cursed Horror Films

Even if horror films don’t frighten you, sometimes the “behind-the-scenes” production stories are downright chilling. It has long been thought that entire productions could be cursed going all the way back to Shakespeare’s HAMLET. And these production curses are still going on today. Here are some of Hollywood’s most popular cursed movies. POLTERGEIST (1982) The POLTERGEIST […]

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True Evil: The Tragic Life of Anneliese Michel

It was well below freezing on February 25, 1978, and the harsh winds weren’t making the environment any friendlier. Still, the stabbing cold didn’t keep a crowd from gathering at the Klingenberg Cemetery in Germany. The onlookers did not come to witness a burial; they were there to watch two men dig up the grave […]

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Five Real-Life Exorcisms That Were Turned Into Movies

Ah, what an excellent day for an exorcism. It seems like something that can only occur in film, but exorcisms do happen. Exorcisms are performed to expel an evil spirit from an individual’s body. They can be performed in a variety of ways, and in the Catholic religion they must be approved by the church […]

How CASTLEVANIA Led To INSIDIOUS! Leigh Whannell Is On The Latest SHOCK WAVES!

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo (that’s me!), Ryan Turek, Elric Kane and Rebekah McKendry as they discuss all the latest horrors on episode 23 of Shock Waves! First, the gang catches up on horror TV with THE EXORCIST, THE WALKING DEAD, ASH VS EVIL DEAD, CHANNEL ZERO and much more. Bekah checked out THE CONJURING […]

We Go Behind-The-Scenes Of HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS On SHOCK WAVES!

Join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Ryan Turek and Rebekah McKendry as they catch up on all the latest horrors, and this week, there was a lot to catch up on! The entire gang reports back on Beyond Fest 2016 where they got to see DAWN OF THE DEAD 3D, SADAKO VS KAYAKO, THE […]

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The Horrifying True Story Behind THE EXORCIST: The Possession of Ronald Hunkeler

William Peter Blatty’s novel THE EXORCIST (1971), later adapted into a film by William Friedkin in 1973, sparked an intense curiosity in the world of demonic possession. Exorcisms were rarely practiced before the novel, and film brought the practice to the main stage. So then what was the inciting incident that inspired Blatty to delve into […]

Meet The Guys Behind THE FINAL GIRLS On The Latest SHOCK WAVES!

On the latest episode of the Blumhouse.com presented podcast SHOCK WAVES, join your hosts Rob Galluzzo (that’d be me!), Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry and Ryan Turek as they catch up on all the latest horrors! First up, Elric checked out the 80’s “slasher” flick GIRLS NITE OUT, EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT, DARLING and THE GREASY […]

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Real Life Hauntings And Strange Cursed Movie Sets

You’re by yourself, working late at the office or on set.  You leave, walk back to your car and you’re clearly in your own world and not focused on your surroundings.  Do you ever have a feeling someone or something is there with you?  When you’re home alone, sitting in the dark with only your desk […]

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 […]

10 Awesome Action Figures of Female Horror Movie Icons

Much ado has been made in recent years about the lack of female characters on the toy shelf with movies like AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON and STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS leading parents and collectors alike to ponder why the female leads aren’t being represented in the same way as the males. The same can […]

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The Jinx of THE OMEN: Did Satan Curse This Horror Classic?

When there’s money to be made, no one in Hollywood can take a hint, even a Satanic one. According to many in Hollywood, The Dark Lord hurled countless plagues and curses at horror filmmakers back in the ’60s and ’70s, but he seems to have saved his best work for 1976’s THE OMEN. His Dark […]

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Is THE EXORCIST Cursed? Seven Reasons Why Some Think the Film is Haunted

In 1973, William Friedkin set out to bring William Blatty’s novel, THE EXORCIST, to the big screen. The story of a young girl possessed by a demon, THE EXORCIST instilled terror in audiences. Taking on the subject of demonic possession and a very controversial Catholic ritual was sure to turn a few heads (no pun […]

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EVIL DEAD II As Retold By Claymation Cats

EVIL DEAD II is my favorite movie of all time. So pretty much anything with the words “evil” and “dead” and “2” in it and I’m sold. So naturally my buddy Josh Obershaw forwarded over this video that’s been floating around the interwebs since the summer of 2012, but which I’m only now discovering. EVIL […]