Latest in Horror

  • Arvind Pennathur
    Published about 7 hours ago
    'IT Chapter 2': A Different Type of Horror Film

    'IT Chapter 2': A Different Type of Horror Film

    When I first started to learn about the horror film genre, one of the first icons I encountered was Pennywise the Dancing Clown. At first, I was a little befuddled as to how a clown would be considered scary; the clips I had seen consisted of him laughing comically while holding a red balloon or simply smiling (somewhat creepily) at random kids. (Well, there was that one scene… but not much aside from that). The 1995 miniseries made him look more goofy than scary, despite everyone on the Internet saying the contrary. I began to dig a little deeper, reading up on the Stephen King novel from which the character was from, and I, being the naïve 11 year old I was, quickly lost interest in the complicated and somewhat nonsensical plot (A giant turtle? Really?). However, I’m happy that I discovered the character in the first place, as it paved the way for my love of the horror film genre, and also ensured that I would be over the moon when it was announced that a film remake of the miniseries was being done. I watched it with a group of friends, and found that the film didn’t disappoint one bit—what I had always imagined as a very complicated plot was just a simple, heartfelt story about a group of misfits fighting something much bigger than themselves. However, as the credits rolled, I knew that the story wasn’t over, and waited anxiously for the news of the next part to be revealed. Two years later, here we are, with IT: Chapter 2.
  • Kira Lydia G.
    Published about 7 hours ago
    Paint the Roses Red

    Paint the Roses Red

    Layla stood outside staring at the red roses, the medical examiners and police inside doing their jobs. Blood everywhere, even covering the grounds... this brunette stood wrapped in a blanket as the shock had her frozen... the blood dripping from her hair and clothes...
  • Elijah Taylor
    Published a day ago
    Vatican Castle

    Vatican Castle

    FADE IN: THE SCENE FADES IN TO A CASTLE FAR OFF THE COAST OF VATICAN CITY {EVENTS TAKEN SHORTLY AFTER PRIMEVAL DARKNESS}
  • Michael J Pennington
    Published a day ago
    Eat the Food

    Eat the Food

    Eat the Food: Part one Feast
  • Angie Robinson
    Published a day ago
    5 Hidden Netflix Horror Gems - Female Name Edition

    5 Hidden Netflix Horror Gems - Female Name Edition

    Oftentimes it's a struggle to find a decent horror film to watch that hasn't been played in theatres. More often than not, they're unbearable. The modern horror films are usually overrated due to the exposure it receives during the constant trailers that play nonstop prior to the film's actual showing. So when the time comes to actually watch it, the hype that it has built up never matches the level of expectations. That's why I like to go through Netflix to find the secret hidden gems of the horror genre. Once again I have gathered for you five hidden gems of Netflix. Meet the secret hidden FEMALE titled horror flicks. (Be sure to check out my previous articles https://vocal.media/stories/5-hidden-horror-gems-on-netflix and https://vocal.media/stories/20-must-see-netflix-crime-documentaries, if you haven't already.)
  • Jacob Harold
    Published a day ago
    Why Creepypastas Are Important

    Why Creepypastas Are Important

    If you've been on the internet for any amount of time, then you probably have heard of the Slenderman or Jeff the Killer. These iconic and yet lackluster creations of the internet's best attempt at horror have come from what the internet calls "Creepypastas," or the internet's scary stories.
  • Elijah Taylor
    Published a day ago
    Vatican Cove

    Vatican Cove

    FADE IN: THE SCENE FADES IN TO A COVE OFF OF VATICAN CITY
  • Winter Spring
    Published a day ago
    The Legend of the Bell Witch

    The Legend of the Bell Witch

    With Halloween quickly approaching, the nation's need for those spine-tingling scares is slowing increasing. And, the hunger for the next big horror fiction is everywhere we turn. However, what most people don’t realize is that the true horror stories are all around us. One such story dates all the way back to the 1800s. It takes place in 1817, in a small sleepy town in Tennessee and involves the Bell family, which consisted of John Bell, his wife Lucy and his six children: Betsy, Richard, John Jr, Drewry, Benjamin and Jesse. The family lived a relatively normal life. So, when John and his family started to have strange sightings around their home, it was more than just a bit alarming.
  • Marielle Sabbag
    Published a day ago
    'The Eye' - A Movie Review

    'The Eye' - A Movie Review

    No, you’re not seeing things. You’re just trying to decipher why a young mysterious boy was asking you about his report card.