The House on Haunted Hill: Dare To Spend An Evening With This Remake?

Legendary director and producer William Castle was the master of gimmicks. Most of his work was cheesy, low budget B-films. But Castle filmed and marketed his productions with a childlike enthusiasm. As a result, Castle’s movies have retained much of their charms in spite of the passing years. One of Castle’s best movies was The […]

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Rock N’ Roll Can Never Die: Five Perfect Uses of Rock in Horror Scenes

Rock and roll was transgressive stuff when it hit airwaves in the 1950s. Perhaps then it makes sense that rock music and the horror genre would make such suitable bedfellows. For a genre that relies so heavily on audience mood and feeling, picking just the right song can take a fairly standard moment and turn […]

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William Castle: The P.T. Barnum of Horror

Born on April 24th, 1914, vintage horror fans remember legendary filmmaker William Castle for his showmanship. As a director and producer, Castle had a knack for stretching small budgets to create memorable horror films. Before The Blair Witch Project claimed to be “found footage”, Castle floated prop skeletons over audiences. Years before The Texas Chainsaw […]

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Enter These Haunted House Films … If You Dare

Today, Lionsgate Films is releasing the haunted house film Winchester, to streaming platforms. Based on the real Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California, Winchester tells the supposedly true tale of Sarah Winchester, widow and heir to the Winchester gun manufacturer. She believed that she was haunted by the spirits of all those unfortunate souls killed […]

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