Smile Should Put a Grin On Horror Fans’ Faces Ahead of Halloween

In a year where Jordan Peele’s third movie, Nope, was released, and Halloween Ends promises to end the story of Laurie Strode and Michaels Myers, Smile has received quite the push from Paramount. Trailers have been playing for several months. And Paramount went the extra mile with some clever viral marketing at a handful of […]

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Mr. Harrigan’s Phone Dials For Horror, Gets a Wrong Number

If Stephen King wrote two words down on a napkin, Hollywood would likely scramble to adapt it into a movie. Since Brian DePalma turned King’s first novel, Carrie, into a horror classic, studios and filmmakers have turned to the author’s work time and time again. Some of these efforts – The Shining, Misery, It, The […]

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The Devil Made Me Do It – Seven Of the Best Exorcism Movies for Halloween Season

Demons and, in many cases, the Devil himself have a long history in horror. Silent Swedish film Häxan introduced film-goers to the occult with its fictionalized documentary approach to pagan practices. As public interest in the occult grew, Burn, Witch, Burn, Black Sunday, The Devil Rides Out, and Rosemary’s Baby exploited fears about Satanic cults, […]

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Spell Doesn’t Have Enough Magic To Stand Out

A lot of movies saw their release schedule delayed in 2020 at the height of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Other movies were shuffled off to streaming platforms. One of those movies, Spell, looked like it had the production budget and potential for an October release. Instead, Paramount quietly dropped this story of Appalachian Hoodoo onto […]

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My Best Friend’s Exorcism Won’t Appeal To Most Horror Fans, But It Makes For Good Gateway Horror

And October has finally arrived. Most of the streaming platforms have their Halloween titles lined up. Studios have a handful of anticipated releases ready for the season including Smile, Halloween Ends, and Prey for the Devil. Don’t forget about AMC FearFest, which kicked off earlier today. For its part, Amazon Prime got things started early […]

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Rob Zombie’s Movies Ranked From Worst to Best

Though it’s hard to believe, metal madman Rob Zombie’s debut feature length debut, House of 1000 Corpses, is nearly 20 years old now. Over the course of his filmmaking career, Zombie has divided horror fans like few horror directors in the past. Given his obvious affection for horror and exploitation cinema, Zombie seemed is a […]

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Sissy a Social Media Horror Movie Worth Clicking on ‘Like and Subscribe’

Social media horror has totally been trending over the last few years. For horror filmmakers interesting in a bit of social commentary with their jumps, several recent movies have taken aim at influencer subculture and the social media obsession with followers and ‘likes’. Some of these movies have used social media or influencers simply propel […]

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Haunted Trail Offers Nothing New to the Haunted Attraction Horror Subgenre

October is just around the corner now, so cue the haunted attractions-based horror movie for this Halloween season. Over the last several years, the genre has treated horror fans to deadly escape rooms (Escape Room), killer haunted attractions (Haunt, Hell House LLC, The Houses October Built), and chilling fun houses (The Fun House, The Fun […]

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