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From Page to Screen: F. Paul Wilson’s THE KEEP

In 1981, F. Paul Wilson released the first of his six-novel “Adversary Cycle,” entitled The Keep. It was an instant classic of horror fiction, playing on the theme of evil vs. evil by pitting Nazi soldiers against an even greater menace. In doing so, he successfully updated H.P. Lovecraft’s ancient gods into a World War II setting. The […]

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Which Screen Psychopath is Most Realistic? Science Has the Answer!

Now this is the kind of intensive scientific study just about any horror fan would love to participate in: Samuel J. Leistedt M.D., Ph.D, a professor of psychiatry in Belgium who specializes in analysis of psychopathic behavior, assembled a diverse team of experts in forensic psychiatry and film criticism who were willing to watch hundreds […]

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THE CHICKENING: This Psychotic Poultry-Themed SHINING Remix Will Break Your Brain Forever

The clip you’re about to witness is without a doubt the most bug-shit insane five minutes of video you’ll see all week… no, scratch that. All year. ALL YEAR. THE CHICKENING, a short film by Canadian directing team “Smearballs” — a.k.a. Nick DenBoer and Davy Force — recently annihilated audiences at both TIFF and the […]

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The Shocking History of the POLTERGEIST Curse

The POLTERGEIST curse began with skeletons. Lots of them. The Spielberg-produced horror flick spawned two sequels, a reboot, and countless bad dreams, but according to some, the use of dozens of real human skeletons as props in the movie bred a deadly curse that continues to this day. Lots of movies, particularly horror flicks, are said […]

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Scientists Prove Scary Movies Can LITERALLY Curdle Your Blood!

The old-fashioned expression “blood-curdling” is still used to describe anything extremely scary, but according to a scientific study recently published in the British Medical Journal, that term might e accurate: watching horror movies can literally trigger a measurable change in your blood. The study, entitled “Bloodcurdling Movies and Measures of Coagulation: Fear Factor Crossover Trial,” […]

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Macaulay Culkin Hasn’t Forgotten HOME ALONE… and Someone’s Gonna Pay in Blood

If you consider HOME ALONE a yuletide viewing tradition at your house, then this 5-minute “sequel” will definitely create some new holiday memories for you… because you’ll never forget what you’re about to see. Macaulay Culkin himself plays the adult version of little Kevin McCallister in the premiere episode of :DRYVRS, a new web series […]

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The 1979 ALIEN Toy That Was Too Terrifying For Kids To Play With

Ridley Scott made quite an impact with his second feature, unleashing the Dan O’Bannon-scripted ALIEN on audiences in 1979. Films like THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE and HALLOWEEN had by that point already become ingrained in the nightmares of movie-goers, and Scott’s sci-fi/horror masterpiece rounded out that golden age of truly terrifying films by giving rise to […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Jason Blum on the PARANORMAL ACTIVITY Phenomenon

This story is part of a series done in partnership between Blumhouse.com and PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE GHOST DIMENSION. Jason Blum, founder and CEO of Blumhouse Productions, has been an integral part of the PARANORMAL ACTIVITY franchise from the very beginning, when he guided Oren Peli’s low-budget found footage horror feature from obscurity to worldwide theatrical […]

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A Brief History of PARANORMAL ACTIVITY

This story is part of a series done in partnership between Blumhouse.com and PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE GHOST DIMENSION. We’re down to the final hours before the long-awaited premiere of PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE GHOST DIMENSION – the fifth and possibly final chapter in the cinematic saga, which began eight years ago with Oren Peli’s micro-budgeted independent […]

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Larry Fessenden’s THE SHAPE OF THE WENDIGO

Fans of independent horror cinema not only know the name of Larry Fessenden, founder of celebrated production company Glass Eye Pix and writer-director-star of cult vampire classic HABIT, but they know his face as well: he’s appeared onscreen in dozens of horror projects — from Brad Anderson’s chilling SESSION 9 to the hit horror game […]

Meet The Staff: 10 Questions With Blumhouse.com Senior Editor Rob Galluzzo

It’s time for the next in a series of candid interviews with the staff of Blumhouse Productions, 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, and maybe even share a few spooky stories. Today we sit down for […]