Slender Man: Internet Boogeyman Exceeds Low Expectations, But Still Underwhelms

Maybe you’ve heard of the Slender Man urban legend. If you’re young and hip, then you likely first heard of the fictional character through a creepypasta Internet meme. Eric Knudsen, or “Victor Surge”, created the legend on the Something Awful forum. If you’re older, you likely don’t know a creepypasta from a seafood linguine. As such, […]

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April Fool’s: When Pranks Go Wrong in Horror Movies

Happy April Fool’s Day! Currently, most people are probably not craving any April Fool’s pranks. To date, the entire 2020 year has been kind of one big, cruel joke. Besides, every horror fan knows that practical jokes never work out. After all, it was a practical joke that gave Jason Voorhees his iconic goalie mask. […]

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The Marshes a Soggy Aussie Horror

Most horror fans can probably agree that Netflix’s catalogue leaves much to be desired. Enter horror-streaming service, Shudder. In addition to a pretty impressive library of older horror movies, Shudder platforms some decent indie productions. Last year, Shudder released two stand-outs in Prevenge and Revenge. Now early in 2020, Shudder’s latest release is Aussie slasher […]

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Gehenna: Now Cursing Netflix

Promotional materials matter. For proof look no further than the posters for Gehenna: Where Death Lives. Its promotional posters call to mind some of the worst Grade-Z horror movies you can imagine. But the Chicago Indie Horror Film Festival gave Gehenna some love. So do we have a hidden gem on our hands? Or does Gehenna’s marketing […]

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Urban Legend: The Beginning of the End for the Slasher Renaissance

Last weekend, Slender Man brought the Internet urban legend to life on the big screen. Sadly, the meme-based boogeyman was a critical dud. It’s too bad because urban legends are rich with opportunity for horror films. Most urban legends have developed over years based on deeply entrenched fears just waiting to be exploited. In a […]

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Have You Checked The Children: Five Good Horror Films Based On Urban Legends

This weekend Sony Entertainment and Screen Gems are feeding Slender Man to The Meg in a box office sacrifice. It’s a sad fate for the infamous digital urban legend given the promise its mythology held for a horror film. If you’re fascinated with urban legends and love horror films, there’s no reason to despair with […]

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Slender Man Set To Creep Into Theaters on August 10

Maybe you’ve heard of the Slender Man urban legend. If you’re young and hip, then you likely were familiarized with the fictional character through a creepypasta Internet meme created on the Something Awful forum by Eric Knudsen, or as he is also known, “Victor Surge”. Now if you’re older like me and don’t know what […]

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