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.
The Cursed Portrait: Unveiling the Secrets of the Manor
The dilapidated manor stood as a solemn testament to the bygone era, its grandeur marred by the passage of time and neglect. Its walls echoed with the whispers of forgotten souls, and the air was heavy with the weight of centuries-old secrets. Among the faded tapestries and moth-eaten furniture hung a portrait that had long been the subject of sinister tales and ominous legends. The portrait depicted a figure shrouded in darkness, its eyes seemingly following anyone who dared to gaze upon its haunting visage. It was this portrait that had drawn Amelia to the manor, her fascination with the occult and the esoteric leading her on a perilous journey into the heart of the forsaken estate.
Echoes of the Forgotten: A Tale of the Abandoned Asylum
The abandoned asylum loomed like a sinister specter on the outskirts of town, its weathered facade standing as a testament to the horrors that had unfolded within its walls. For years, it had remained a forbidden place, shrouded in rumors of unspeakable atrocities and the restless spirits of the tormented souls that had once been confined within its confines. But for Sarah, the allure of the asylum's dark history proved irresistible, drawing her inexorably toward the forgotten edifice.
How My Love of Horror Began
My love of horror films was a bit like a sexual awakening. It’s hard to pin down the exact moment I became a horror lover, just as it’s hard to say the precise point at which I realised my sexuality. It was a love that developed gradually. Before I was ever allowed to watch a horror film, I pined for them. They were a forbidden fruit that I was desperate to taste.
Day of the Dead
Zombie movies are films whose subtext is undeniably that of a shuffling, mind-benumbed society slowly eating itself. The corpses are stand-ins, perhaps for the bourgeoisie, perhaps for the Third World (ironically enough) as has been suggested by one critic. Whatever the case, the dead return, again and again, to shuffle mindlessly in the worm-encrusted clothing they wore on their last day; inarticulate, slow, shambling, and having a relentless hunger for human brains.
Five must-watch new horror classics to watch for Halloween week
It's now officially Halloween season with the spookiest day of the year nearly upon us. For many of us horror movie and fright fans it is the best week of the year and time to dig out all the old classics and be wary of things that go bump in the night.
3 Great Horror Podcasts
I think everyone and their pet dog probably knows how obsessed I am with the horror genre by now and though it is no secret, I have not yet shared (though I do not remember sharing) my favourite horror podcasts. There are many that I listen to but there are also obvious ones that are better than others. Sooner or later I will do the same thing but for my favourite horror YouTube channels (though I have to admit I do not actually watch enough YouTube to have more than three horror channels that I like. It's more like a once a month proceedure). So, without futher discussion, let us go through my top three favourite horror podcasts.
"Eternal Love's Reckoning"
In the moonlight's gentle caress, I watched as my beloved, Emily, and I strolled hand in hand through the tranquil cemetery. Our love had transcended time and mortality, and in death, we found a connection deeper and more profound than any life could offer.
Natural Born Killers
Prophetic. That's all you can say. Natural Born Killers is an explosive, sensationalistic piece of satirical cinematic fireworks, an atrocious black comedy with an in-your-face Dadaistic sensibility (or perhaps, a lack of sensibility would better describe it). It stars Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Robert Downey Jr., Tom Sizemore, and Tommy Lee Jones (with appearances by Rodney Dangerfield among other less notable celebs) acting and behaving as living caricatures of some of the ugliest aspects of the human condition. No one in this film, except maybe for a Native American shaman played by the late Russell Means, has ANY redeeming value as an individual. There is no moment of let-up here; it's entirely bleak and distorted from start to finish. However, in the end, for a brief moment during a prison riot scene, it becomes almost transcendent, thanks in large part to the song on the soundtrack, "Anthem" by the late Leonard Cohen.
What Are Your Theories on Donnie Darko (2001)?
I keep seeing visions of bunnies. Released to theaters in 2001, Donnie Darko centers around a troubled teen who narrowly escapes death after a mysterious jet engine crash-lands in his room. As he navigates through a distorted reality, Donnie grapples with a disturbing crisis as he encounters a haunting rabbit figure named, Frank.
Is Halloween (2007) a Worthy Remake?
Evil returns to Haddonfield tonight. Halloween is a 2007 remake of the cult-favorite 1978 classic. Showing the backstory of Michael Myers’ origin in madness, he escapes from the asylum after 15 years. On the prowl in Haddonfield, Myers stalks Laurie Strode on an unforgettable and deadly Halloween night.
In a small, forgotten village nestled amidst a dense forest, a chilling legend persisted through the generations. It told of a vengeful spirit, a tormented soul seeking justice for a heinous crime committed centuries ago. The tale began with a murder most foul, and it ended with a haunting that would never be forgotten.
Icons of Horror: Freddy Krueger
”1…2 Freddy’s coming for you…” That nursery rhyme has sent chills down the spines of countless for nearly 40 years. It’s purpose belongs to Fred “Freddy” Krueger aka the Springwood Slasher from the “A Nightmare on Elm Street” franchise.