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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.

Han Kempa year ago
Social Media: A New Medium for Horror
Creepy Twitter threads are the latest inventive way of creating urban legends online.
Nathaniel Cornsa year ago
Stephen King's 'IT,' Homophobia, and Charlie Howard
** Disclaimer: This post contains spoilers for the novel IT by Stephen King **Trigger Warnings for: Homophobia, Violence** Stephen King has never been one to shy away from hard hitting topics. One of ...
Andrea de Leraa year ago
Can We Have a 'What We Do in the Shadows' but With Every Mythological Creature?
As of recently, FX confirmed a 10-episode TV series adaptation about the acclaimed Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement's What We Do in the Shadows (2014), and both of them are working on a spin-off of t...
Sydney Essexa year ago
Darker Disney
We’ve all seen these Disney movies, but I bet you haven’t seen them like this.
Sydney Essexa year ago
Dark Disney
Everyone knows the stories that Disney produced to us when we were kids, but who would’ve thought the cute fairy tales possessed a darker origin than told?
Henry Jonesa year ago
What Frightens Us in Films and TV?
The Oxford dictionary defines “horror” as “a literary or film genre concerned with arousing feelings of horror” (Oxford Dictionary, 2018). The horror genre has been a staple of entertainment since bef...
Chelsea Winonaa year ago
16 Facts You May Not Know About Your Favorite Horror Movies!
Here are some facts you may not have known about some of the classics!
Tim Hortona year ago
'Stranger Things Series 3' Initial Plot Details Revealed
If you’re still caught up in the nostalgia of Stranger Things Season 2 and haven’t yet seen Ready Player One then this should come as very welcome news to you. Early plot details have been revealed th...
Pierre Roustana year ago
The Top 10 Streaming Scary Movies of Today (According to Netflix)
Maybe too clever? I don't know. Somehow whenever I think of numbers, it doesn't account for those other variables—the kinds we can't really measure. This is especially the case for the entertainment i...
Owen Barbeta year ago
The Joy of Horror
Most parents become overjoyed when their children first learn to speak or walk or write. And very often, later in life, these parents like to regale their offspring with fun stories of their first tim...
Pierre Roustana year ago
4 Reasons Why 'Stranger Things' Has Created a Movement of Kid Horror Films and TV
To be fair, Stranger Things certainly had help from the likes of the Goonies, Monster Squad, and the original IT movie (and book) everyone was always so fond of. It was like horror and thrills literal...
Claire Raymonda year ago
9 Horror Movie Cliches
Let me start by saying that I love horror movies; they are my favorite kind and I would watch horror and action all day, every day if I could. I hate romantic comedies and I have no desire to watch te...
Pierre Roustana year ago
'The Shape of Water' and 'Get Out' Cleaned Up at the Academy Awards 2018, and Here's Why:
Long gone are the days when the horror film is nothing more than a cheesy guilty pleasure, wrought with unbelievable circumstances and lackluster characters featuring one-dimensional brain neurons cho...
Escapism Through Horror
People watch horror films for many different reasons. Maybe they like the idea of being scared s***less, maybe their interest lies in the special effects and the creation of gore, or maybe they watch ...
Matthew Clancy2 years ago
One Simple Mistake Cost This Horror Classic Everything
If you live on Earth and you haven’t spent your life under a rock, chances are high that you’ve heard of the movie Night of the Living Dead. The original movie, released in 1968, was ultra successful,...
Pierre Roustan2 years ago
5 Top Articles on Kids Horror Proving Goosebumps Are Still Aplenty for the Younger Crowd
That's right, I'll always opt for the more youthful horror sub-genre! Because it tends to be more fun than some of the "gorier" content out there. That's not to say I can't handle a little SAW here or...
Why Does Hasbro Make Ouija Boards?
Hasbro Inc. is one of the best known toy companies in the entire world. They are responsible for manufacturing Nerf products, Baby Alive dolls, the Easy Bake Oven, and beloved board games such as Cand...
Edward German2 years ago
Bedtime Stories
Are you ready for something scary, bizarre, or just plain weird? Well log on to Bedtime Stories on YouTube and prepare to get scarred. The vidcast which is both written and narrated by Richard While r...