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Films Real Life Scares 

5 Real Exorcisms That Were Turned Into Movies

Ah, what an excellent day for an exorcism. And with INCARNATE opening in theaters December 2nd, we’ve got exorcisms on the brain. 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 […]

Films 

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 […]

TV 

Why Aren’t You Watching THE EXORCIST?

Long, long ago, in a time when there was no second life for cancelled TV shows, I badgered my friends to watch ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT. Some of them took my advice, some didn’t. The show got the axe after its 3rd season. A few years later, when ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT first hit Netflix, but before they announced […]

Films 

6 Things We Learned From Scream Factory’s THE EXORCIST III Blu-Ray Release

It’s a great time to be a fan of THE EXORCIST. William Friedkin’s 1973 film adaptation of the novel by William Peter Blatty has long been considered “the scariest movie of all time,” and for most people, that title remains firmly intact, despite the existence of a few misguided sequel/prequels sharing the same name. There is […]

Films 

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 […]

Films Scary Fun 

Live Through The Night He Came Home With Universal Halloween Horror Nights HALLOWEEN II Maze!

‘Tis that time of year again! And like other like-minded horror fans, in an attempt to celebrate the Halloween season to the fullest extent, I’ve mapped out my itinerary of all the local haunts, attractions, mazes and revival screenings. At the top of my list, and always a highlight, is Universal Studio’s annual Halloween Horror Nights, […]

Real Life Scares 

Enter Into THE EXORCIST at Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood

THE EXORCIST is the blue print for all demonic possession films and has held on to that achievement for over four decades. Released in 1973, it quickly became one of the most iconic and recognizable horror movies ever made. But how could it ever be made into a haunted house or maze? Most horror heavy hitters […]

Films 

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 […]

Films 

Art Is Subjective, So STOP Nitpicking Cover Art

Look, art is subjective. Any art, whether it be movies or music or an actual drawing or painting, is subjective. Clive Bell, who coined this phrase, once said, “We have no other means of recognizing art than our feeling for it.” If you’re on this website, then you no doubt, like me, are a huge […]

Films 

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 […]

Films Real Life Scares 

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 […]

Films 

John Carpenter Almost Directed EXORCIST 3!

The 1980s were a hectic time for horror icon John Carpenter, who helmed the equivalent of one film a year between ’80 and ’88, in addition to writing, producing or scoring many others. In the midst of hopping across and transforming genres with THE FOG, BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA, THE THING, and STARMAN, the […]

Films 

Ten Classic Horror Movies With Powerful Socio-Political Undertones

With the release of THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR, we’re about to return to one of the more challenging and unsettling horror franchises to deal with the concept of class warfare in a very literal sense. Where the first film presented the horrific downside of the false utopia presented by the New Founding Fathers, the second […]