Urban legends are an integral part of childhood. We have monsters under our beds, and witches who live in abandoned houses. Some locales have more specific legends—Mothman in Point Pleasant, VA, or Ogopogo in the Okanagan in Canada.
So you've written something; congratulations! You have produced something beautiful from nothing, and you're now ready to share it with the world.
Friday the 13th is arguably one of the most iconic, well-known horror franchises ever created. The centerpiece for this franchise is, of course, Jason Voorhees - the king of all psycho killers. Though he had a slow start, only appearing in flashbacks and hallucinations in the original Friday the 13th (1980), he quickly became an icon as he slashed his way through film after film (there are currently 12, but who knows if they'll make more). But how did Jason go from an innocent kid who drowned in a lake to the subject of a collective pop culture nightmare?
Nowadays, there's an app for everything. Apps for getting food, apps for finding taxis, apps for making friends and talking to friends you've already got. Apps to make your dog look like he talks. Apps everywhere. So of course, there are horror movies that have emerged in response to the age of the app. Unfortunately, all of these selections have HORRIFIC ratings (the highest is a 6.1 on IMDb), but these first pioneers could be a picture of what is in our future, so check them out anyway.
Along with manga, music, and fashion, horror movies are one of Asia's main cultural exports. With different censorship laws, different legends to draw from, and unique cinematic styles, Asian horror movies are uniquely terrifying, especially to a Western audience that's unfamiliar with some of the legends and themes. Here are the 10 best Asian horror movies to binge this Halloween.
Dungeons and Dragons (which I'm shortening to D&D from here on in) has been around for decades, ever since Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson published their original box in 1974. Back then, it was all pen to paper - MAYBE you had a handheld calculator to handle the numbers. But it's the Digital Age now, and there are tools out there to make all aspects of D&D easier for players and dungeon masters (DMs) alike. Here are 5 that I've checked out since I started playing.