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Pop culture for horror junkies; all about the famous films, creepypasta tales, trends and tropes that bled from the fringes of fright into the macabre mainstream.

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Erin O'Neil5 days ago
Why Buffy Should Have Ended up with Spike
I’d love to simply say Spike is the best and leave it at that. I won’t do that, as much as I’d like to. Fans will be asking: "What about Angel?" while non-fans will be asking: "Why?" I’m going to answ...
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Erin O'Neil8 days ago
The Evolution of Vampires in Film and Television
In this day and age, vampires are seen as romantic figures—these beautiful, misunderstood creatures that we can’t help but fall in love with. This wasn’t always the case, though. Vampires used to be s...
Kyle Øashu15 days ago
Top 10 Horror Games For the Halloween Season
October is easily one of my favorite months out of the year, with the changing of the seasons beginning to show light, the temperature dropping, the leaves changing, and of course Halloween. Halloween...
WatchMojo 16 days ago
Top 10 Horror Movie Masks
They’re creepy, they’re freaky… a few of them are downright terrifying. They are WatchMojo's picks for the "Top 10 Horror Movie Masks." For this list, we’re looking for the most iconic horror movie ma...
Sydney Essex23 days ago
Dark Origins
The lost meanings behind the songs we sang as children, that your mother may not have taught you...
The Books of the Salem Witch Trials
The Witch Trials of the 1600s During the late 1600s, there was a very popular theory going around that witches were living among the common folk. Many books were written, biographies were published an...
Nathaniel Corns2 months ago
Why Are We Scared of Clowns?
You know what clowns are—typically men wearing white makeup, a big wig, and a big nose that are hired to entertain children at birthday parties or at the circus. So why do we also see these seemingly ...
synovelle w.2 months ago
The Horror Genre and Jump-Scares: A Thought
Boo. Didn’t really scare you, did I? Of course not. Text can’t really give you a good ol’ startle. It doesn’t make you jump from your britches and let out a yell of surprise, huh? I guess the word I’m...
Don Anderson II2 months ago
Why I Don't Watch Horror Movies
I never understood why people loved being scared or at least why some of my family members did. It's one thing for me to watch a movie with horror elements, but I can't watch horror movies like some o...
Tom Baker2 months ago
Celluloid Red!
Some of the worst cinematic dogs (er, turkeys is probably more appropriate here, if rather trite) have, it seems, the word "blood" in the title: Bloodsucking Freaks, Blood Feast, I Drink Your Blood, M...
Pierre Roustan2 months ago
The One Movie You Thought Disney Would Never Do: 'The Sixth Sense'
And you thought that it was an M. Night Shyamalan affair, right? Wrong. Believe it or not, but the minds behind the ominous tale about a man trying to solve the mental breakdown of a kid who sees "dea...
Evelyn Starr2 months ago
Reasons Why Horror Movies Are Good for Your Health
Turns out that your parents were wrong to ban scary films at your slumber parties because horror movies are good for your health. Yup. Stop covering your ears and hiding your eyes during the gory part...
Angel Tapia3 months ago
Fascination of Horror
Growing up, I always had this love for the horror genre. I've watched movies like The Evil Dead, IT (1990), Friday the 13th, and A Nightmare on Elm Street; and played games like Resident Evil, Until D...
Skunk Uzeki3 months ago
Top 10 Blogs & Websites for Horror Fans
Horror is one of those genres that people get obsessed with, big time. You can usually tell a horror fan right off the bat, because they will be the ones who suggest you buy them creepy gifts or insis...
Mr. Davis3 months ago
"Based on True Events" Is a Problem. Here's Why
Think about some of the most common tropes in horror movies. You've got gore, sex, and all that fun stuff, but there is one trope that seems to be exploited. The idea of a movie being "based on a true...
Thomas Sebacher3 months ago
Horror of Lovecraft
To begin any discussion of H. P. Lovecraft, one must begin with an analysis of the times in which he lived, the times where science seemed to explain everything, when human knowledge was expanding at ...
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Bill Burnett3 months ago
People Want to Take Religion Seriously
In the "there-are-no-atheists-in-foxholes" department, I recently rewatched William Friedkin's The Exorcist for perhaps the 12th time. I once again had my judgement confirmed that it is a great movie,...
Carl Murray4 months ago
Dead Meat: A Fan's Review
Dead Meat, also known as Dead Meat James, is a horror movie YouTube channel that is run by James A. Janisee with the help of his girlfriend who appears in videos, Chelsea Rebecca. First off, this YouT...