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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.

  • Matt Loftus
    Published 3 years ago
    Entries for the 15 Second Horror Challenge are Open for 2017... Get Involved!

    Entries for the 15 Second Horror Challenge are Open for 2017... Get Involved!

    They say third times a charm and we should definitely hope so, as the #15secondhorrorchallenge returns for it's third season this year. The brainchild of filmmaker Andrew Robinson, who felt inspired to create a network for up and coming horror directors and writers to showcase their collective works online. The 15-second challenge aims to freak YOU out in as little time as possible, not a bad idea in this busy old world we live in. Frankly, I LOVE the idea of watching a mini-horror anthology while sat in a coffee shop or on the train home (I never take the train but whatever). Read on and beware! You're in for a few shocks...
  • Matt Loftus
    Published 3 years ago
    Do You Love Horror? Then Come Get Some!

    Do You Love Horror? Then Come Get Some!

    Summer is coming to an end and those dark, VERY dark, nights are starting to draw ever closer. Every horror fan loves this time of year as its the official season for celebrating all things evil and it usually culminates in horror movie binges on Halloween night. I love to do this regardless of the time of year and horror will ALWAYS be my go-to genre. So, I figure, why wait any longer? Check out some of my own terrifying short-films that (hopefully) will keep you up at night...
  • Matt Loftus
    Published 3 years ago
    Why You'll Agree 15 Seconds Is the Right Length for a Horror Film Today

    Why You'll Agree 15 Seconds Is the Right Length for a Horror Film Today

    A horror movie's job, essentially, is to scare the audience by building up tension throughout its run-time and venting this tension at key points in the film. Most movies run somewhere between an hour and a half to two hours (unless you're Peter Jackson then all bets are off) giving enough time to really spin a story and get into the characters. However as a species we're heading into an era of ever decreasing attention spans and it seems those 'slow burning' horror films from the golden era are not being adopted by this new generation.
  • Paul Writes
    Published 3 years ago
    Just Crazy Enough To Work: All The Best 'Walking Dead' Fan Theories In One Place

    Just Crazy Enough To Work: All The Best 'Walking Dead' Fan Theories In One Place

    If there's one thing that Walking Dead fans can't get enough of, it's a good fan theory. From the very beginning of the series, fans have been analyzing each frame of the series, and producing their own theories on what it might mean for a particular character.
  • Tisha Eaton
    Published 3 years ago
    'Hocus Pocus' to Get A Stage Show

    'Hocus Pocus' to Get A Stage Show

    Disney has announced that the Sanderson Sisters, from the famous movie Hocus Pocus released in 1993, will be getting their own stage show at Disney parks during the Halloween season.
  • RoAnna Sylver
    Published 3 years ago
    Raunchy Comments Do Horror Movies - and it's Hilarious! (Not actually that NSFW!)

    Raunchy Comments Do Horror Movies - and it's Hilarious! (Not actually that NSFW!)

    Don't worry, I'm not about to start showing you things unsuitable for your tender ears and eyeballs. I AM about to show you something that's really freaking funny. (At least I think so. Your mileage may vary.)
  • Tom Chapman
    Published 3 years ago
    No Fairytale Ending: The Horrific Story Of Creepypasta's 'Abandoned By Disney'!

    No Fairytale Ending: The Horrific Story Of Creepypasta's 'Abandoned By Disney'!

    Abandoned theme parks, zombie mascots, and an Area 51-style conspiracy — just in time for Halloween. Plucked from the hellish nightmares of Walt himself, the story of Abandoned By Disney comes "first hand" from Christopher Howard Wolf, aka Redditor Slimebeast. On a par with the story of Slender Man, Abandoned By Disney is one of Creepypasta's most notorious stories. As with all these "true events" stories, the question remains — "Is there any truth in the story?" With X-Files like intuition I am here to find out, but warn you to turn back now — you will never hug Donald Duck again, ever!
  • Paul Writes
    Published 3 years ago
    'The Walking Dead': How Will Rick and Negan Resolve Their Differences in The Mid-Season Finale?

    'The Walking Dead': How Will Rick and Negan Resolve Their Differences in The Mid-Season Finale?

    The latest episode of The Walking Dead, "Sing Me A Song" was quite memorable in the least. Between seeing Negan exhibit some humanity towards an unexpected guest and Negan using a hot iron to burn one of the Saviors' face, there were several instances of The Walking Dead comics being mirrored on-screen in "Sing Me A Song". Apart from Negan's outlandish mannerisms in tonight's episode, it was his interactions with Carl that were of more interest.
  • Paul Writes
    Published 3 years ago
    Was Season 7 of 'The Walking Dead' Supposed to Go in a Completely Different Direction?

    Was Season 7 of 'The Walking Dead' Supposed to Go in a Completely Different Direction?

    After last week's Season 7 premiere, the violent spectacle that is The Walking Dead reached new heights in killing off two major characters on the series, Abraham and Glenn. By depicting the execution of two fan-favorite characters, fans were left in shock and awe. Both deaths were already expected to take place but no one imagined Glenn and Abraham's death would be depicted in such a brutal manner.
  • Lee Drake
    Published 3 years ago
    Awarding Horror

    Awarding Horror

    In 1896, Le Manoir du Diable ushered in what was to become a legacy. Horror has been a staple of film since its inception. Horror has received many notable honors within the film industry. Even the prestigious Criterion Collection has its fair share of macabre tales. The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari, Nosferatu, and Thomas Edison’s Frankenstein are considered pioneering pieces in film. Yet, many organizations within Hollywood still refuse to acknowledge horror as a legitimate genre in film.
  • Tyler Callaway
    Published 3 years ago
    'The Walking Dead' Season 5: Could Charlie Sheen Play Negan!?

    'The Walking Dead' Season 5: Could Charlie Sheen Play Negan!?

    One of the much anticipated characters coming to "The Walking Dead" - maybe even in Season 5 - is the ruthless Negan; possibly the scariest character in all of the comics. Creator Robert Kirkman has been coy about when he will meet Rick and his gang, but say's he is on his way.
  • Lestat de Lioncourt
    Published 3 years ago
    Could There Be A New Frankenstein In Town?

    Could There Be A New Frankenstein In Town?

    #MaryShelley’s iconic monster could see itself adapted to film again, but this time the creature and his creator, #Frankenstein, will be transported to war-torn Iraq. Reuters Arabia last week announced that Iraqi writer, Ahmed Saadawi’s award-winning novel Frankenstein in Baghdad, will be adapted to film by a heretofore unnamed British production company.