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The 10 Best Gateway Horror Films To Bring In New Fans

A lot of people talk about gateway horror movies, the ones that usher the previously uninitiated into the hallowed halls of our beloved genre. These films usually have a few things in common like accessibility, reliability, and not being too intense. In other words, they’re easy to find, easy to understand, and showcase one or more […]

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Brace Yourself! The EMPIRE PICTURES Blu-Ray Collection Is Coming!

A lot of us from the VHS and early DVD generation spent a good chunk of our spare time watching the wacky films of Empire Pictures! In fact, one of my most anticipated releases of this upcoming year is Daniel Griffith’s documentary CELLULOID WIZARDS IN THE VIDEO WASTELAND: THE SAGA OF EMPIRE PICTURES. (We chatted with […]

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Stephen King’s Inspiration For IT!

Everyone has something they’re afraid of. As time goes on some people will face and overcome their fears, while others choose to avoid them altogether. Stephen King’s 1986 novel IT revolves around the fears created in a person’s childhood, and follows the characters and their trauma into adulthood. The horror story gave us the infamous clown-disguised […]

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Shock & Rock! The Strangest Casting of Musicians in Horror Films

Musicians have a very long history of crossing over into film. Sometimes, their acting abilities are pleasantly surprising. Other times, it’s a complete and utter disaster. Now, I understand that it makes financial sense to add a celebrity to an otherwise no-name production. But I’ve noticed some instances in which famous musicians were not utilized in […]