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In a 2012 interview with The News & Observer, Alice Cooper says, “Rob Zombie and I are basically best friends, because he totally gets that horror and comedy are in bed together.” Certainly, the uneasy connection between humour and revulsion informs Rob Zombie’s first two films, House of 1000 Corpses (2003) and its sequel The
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One of the most recognizable movie monsters in horror cinema is the Frankenstein Monster. Beginning with Frankenstein (1910) and, more famously, Frankenstein (1931) from Universal, Mary Shelley’s man-made monster has taken many forms. In 1957, Hammer Films jettisoned the creature into the Technicolor age with Curse of Frankenstein. Throughout the Sixties, Hammer Films would produce
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Greetings fell beings of the evening, today we’ll be discussing sex and violence in slasher films. What do they contribute thematically to the genre of horror? Can we have a slasher film without these two aspects appearing prominently in them? Let’s dive in and find the answers to our questions. Dim the lights and open
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Horror cinema is riff with franchises. It’s both a burden and something of a joy to shift through the countless series based on anything from child-cults to murderous cookies. What isn’t so fun is when a promising set of films goes unfinished leaving fans wondering what might have been. Those are the sort of films
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Don’t be fooled. 2018 has been a fantastic year for horror despite what any naysayers may try to tell you. The horror genre gained significant recognition with Get Out’s four Academy Award nominations and secured the Oscar win for Best Original Screenplay. Fangoria was resurrected with a quarterly magazine distribution and audiences were gifted a
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A serial killer is defined as an individual who has murdered three or more people over a period of more than a month, usually with a cooling-off period between murders, and whose motivation for killing is usually based on psychological gratification. Serial killers are not the same as mass murderers nor spree killers, who usually
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The following article is the third and final part of a three-part list of films featuring serial killers. I’ve deliberately avoided movies concerning ‘spree killers’, ‘obsessed fan’ films, and movies that contain supernatural elements. It is not intended to be a complete list nor terribly insightful, but a simple rundown of the best, worst and
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The forties got off to a cracking start with Paramount’s Technicolor production of Doctor Cyclops (1940) starring Albert Dekker as a crazed scientist who discovers the secret of miniaturisation deep in the South American jungles. The film contains superb special effects sequences which required the construction of gigantic sets and props of everyday articles, including
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Today, we ask the question… Do you believe?   We have asked this same question to a number of celebrities throughout different interviews conducted here at HorrorNews.net!  This is a collection of answers to the question, Do you believe in…. things like ghosts and ghouls and paranormal activity, and just those things that go bump in
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Just as the thirties had been a golden age for Gothic horror films, so the fifties would do the same for science fiction. The power of the atom had undeniably hooked the public on the wonders of science. This, coupled with the development of rocket power and the first major UFO sightings, provided a wealth
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For this chapter in Horrifying History we’re focusing on the groundbreaking, but sadly overlooked, 1931 film M and the devil’s brigade of real life monsters that inspired it.  Fritz Lang’s M is a remarkable accomplishment on multiple levels, and, like all those we’ve featured, it’s inspired by grisly real-life events. This time we’re traveling back
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Deadly Earnest was a late-night horror host active on Australian television from 1966 to 1972. Broadcast weekly on the 0-10 Network, Deadly Earnest’s Aweful Movies featured mainly B-grade horror films introduced by Australian celebrity Ian Bannerman. Following Bannerman’s tongue-in-cheek characterisation, the program was notorious for showing the absolute dross of supernaturally-themed cinema, even going so
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Welcome to the Hellraiser Franchise Movies Overview (Part 1) Starting in March, every month at HorrorNews.Net will feature a new Bump in the Night column by Richard Sopko. Each one highlighting a franchise, monster, or phenomenon, the column will be a chance to revisit some of horror’s beloved icons. Join the conversation with your own
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If you’re anything like me, you’ll have spent most of October gorging on horror flicks in the build up to the actual ‘most wonderful time of the year’. Comics have long snuggled up to movies, and whether it’s adaptations or spin offs, they often give iconic characters a rebirth from beyond the screen and onto
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Robert Altman, the director of M*A*S*H (1970), Nashville (1975) and Gosford Park (2001), is not an easy artist to summarise. He has always been a fiercely unpredictable ‘lone wolf’ (like many of his heroes) in the film business. But surprisingly, the one category in relation to his work is seldom discussed is the fantastic. Yet
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