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Films 

The AARON’S BLOOD Trailer Offers Yet Another Unique Spin On Vampire Horror

I love vampire movies. The ones that I love the most tend to be unique, challenging, fiercely original. For example, the Swedish masterpiece LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, Larry Fessenden’s HABIT, George Romero’s MARTIN, Kathryn Bigelow’s NEAR DARK. There are so many great gems yet to be uncovered. And I like this seemingly current trend […]

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Exclusive Notebook Art From Vampire Obsessed Flick THE TRANSFIGURATION

Just yesterday, we shared the trailer to the new indie feature THE TRANSFIGURATION, which follows troubled teen Milo who hides behind his fascination with vampire lore. When he meets the equally alienated Sophie, the two form a bond that begins to challenge Milo’s dark obsession, blurring his fantasy into reality. A chilling portrait of violence, THE […]

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THE TRANSFIGURATION Trailer Offers A Unique Spin On The Vampire Genre

When it comes to the vampire sub-genre, I’m always interested when filmmakers attempt new and bold things. As seasoned horror fans, we’ve seen it all! But then something like Larry Fessenden’s HABIT will come along. Or a beautiful tale like LET THE RIGHT ONE IN. Or more recently, the black and white Iranian vampire flick […]

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Examining “Gay Panic” Themes in the Vampire Classic, FRIGHT NIGHT

In Harvard Professor Marjorie Garber’s invaluable 2000 work BISEXUALITY AND THE EROTICISM OF EVERYDAY LIFE (one of the only notable scholarly works on bisexuality, although Kenji Yoshino’s THE EPISTEMIC CONTRACT OF BISEXUAL ERASURE also comes recommended), she posits (to make a generality about her work) that bisexual women are typically eroticized in films to directly […]

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The Haunted World of Mario Bava’s PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES

From the forbidden reaches of interstellar space a distress call is answered and the would-be rescuers become the victims of an alien terror meeting death in the most horrible ways imaginable. Sound familiar? Well then, you might be a fan of director Mario Bava’s stylish, low budget, promethean nightmare, PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES. Bava, perhaps […]

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Player Beware! Looking Back at GOOSEBUMPS Game ESCAPE FROM HORRORLAND

For many kids born and raised in the 1990s, GOOSEBUMPS was their first taste of the horror genre. R.L. Stine’s successful book series spawned an equally beloved TV series, and led to a merchandising empire that wouldn’t be challenged until a certain scarred wizard came onto the scene. One of the inevitable multimedia avenues that […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

These Horrifying Dolls PROBABLY Won’t Kill You in Your Sleep This Christmas

In the interest of your mental health, if you suffer from pediophobia — the fear of dolls, as defined by the American Psychiatric Association — I’d strongly suggest you stop reading this article immediately. All others, brave onward… ‘cuz I’m about to give you a serious case of the creeps. The bizarre but extremely popular […]

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Is 1931’s DRACULA Still Scary?

People who live in the trenches of horror movie consumption – that would be you, dear readers, as well as the entire writing staff of Blumhouse – likely have a working knowledge of the horror classics. We know which horror films are considered the best, which ones are well-regarded, and which films are significant to the […]

Real Life Scares 

Was This Castle the Home of a Real Vampire?

Travel to the north eastern coast of England, and you will find Alnwick Castle. The building of this mammoth structure began in 1096 and was completed in 1136, after the Norman conquest of the region. The home to the Duke of Northumberland, it was the second largest inhabited castle in England. But the Duke and […]

Real Life Scares 

The Legendary Story of the Vampire of Croglin Grange

Vlad the Impeller, Elizabeth Bathory, and Akasha are all world renowned supposedly real vampires, but on the British Isles, none are more famous than The Vampire of Croglin Grange. Old Croglin made his presence known in the 1890’s when his exploits were documented by Augustus Hare in his book STORY OF MY LIFE. Since its […]

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LET THE RIGHT ONE IN: The Scariest Film of the 2000s

Children on TV and in movies all tend to be, rather frustratingly, alike. Mainstream screenwriters — to make a generalization — tend to treat children as objects of innocence, free from the fetters of adult worry, eager to run around and have fun. If a child ever becomes ill, gets into trouble, or find themselves […]

Films Real Life Scares 

The Science Behind The Scare: Debunking America’s Favorite Monsters

Ancient myth and folklore have told tales of monsters as old as time, scaring the bejeezus out of people for centuries. Hollywood has capitalized on those fears, making monsters such as the vampire, zombie, and werewolf staples of American pop culture. People love to be scared, but people also have this burning desire to make […]

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QUIZ: What Kind of Monster Will Kill You?

Sometimes, when I can’t sleep, I like to lay in bed and try to figure out what kind of monster I would most likely be killed by if monsters were real. What? You don’t do that? You never wonder if you’re the perfect meal for a werewolf? Or if you’re blood type is a vampire’s […]