Stories in Horror that you’ll love, handpicked by our team.
Killer Life Lessons from Michael Myers
I've often said we can learn a lot from villains. And whether we like to admit it or not, we're always drawn to those characters who flaunt the rules of society and go after their dreams... however sick and twisted those dreams may be.
The Evolution of Vampires in Film and Television
In this day and age, vampires are seen as romantic figures—these beautiful, misunderstood creatures that we can’t help but fall in love with. This wasn’t always the case, though. Vampires used to be something that terrified us, that gave us nightmares. How did that change? I won’t be going into the why, but rather the how. There have been many vampire films and TV shows over the years. This is a look at their progression—their evolution from terrifying monsters to creatures we love and lust after. There are far too many to go through all of them. I will be looking at the big ones that were either very well known at the time of their release, or mark a change from what had been done before.
Top 10 Dumbest Decisions in Horror Movies
In horror movies, these are the perfect ways to die. Welcome to WatchMojo, today we’ll be counting down our picks for the "Top 10 Dumbest Decisions in Horror Movies."
A Filmmaker's Guide to the Horror Techniques Used in 'The Shining'
(This article will contain frames from The Shining and so, in order to gain the best insight, it is recommended that you watch the film at least once).
My Wife Was a Ghost Whisperer and Her Story Is Amazing, Yet Terrifying
My wife to this day can communicate with the dead. As a child, her abilities were stronger than ever. This is her story. Before getting started, we shut off most of the lights to set the mood. The house we were staying at was quiet. I got my son to sleep and went back into the living room. Samantha and I took a deep breath and for the first time in our relationship, I asked her from start to finish what happened with her spiritual gifts as a child.
Ten Scariest Japanese Urban Legends
10. The Fatal Fare I will admit that this urban legend isn't exactly unique to Japan, which is why it's last on this list. I couldn't ignore it though, because it's still plenty creepy.
10 Best Slasher Villains of All Time
The horror genre has always been littered with incredible villains. From unknown creatures and demons to your run of the mill psychotic serial killers, there is no denying the lasting effect these antagonists have in pop culture today. Everyone can list one or two names from a horror movie that has kept them up at night. It's the reason people continue to indulge in the genre year after year, to satisfy their need to be scared.
The Horror Genre and Jump-Scares: A Thought
Boo. Didn’t really scare you, did I? Of course not. Text can’t really give you a good ol’ startle. It doesn’t make you jump from your britches and let out a yell of surprise, huh?
5 Famous Slashers (And Their Real-Life Counterparts)
No matter how much blood and gore splatters the screen when you're watching a horror movie, you can always comfort yourself by repeating the ancient, childhood mantra of, “It's only a movie. It isn't real.”
Reasons Why Horror Movies Are Good for Your Health
Turns out that your parents were wrong to ban scary films at your slumber parties because horror movies are good for your health. Yup. Stop covering your ears and hiding your eyes during the gory parts for the sake of your health. Some movies are worth getting scared by. A study put on by the University of Westminster uncovered results that suggest how much horror films can improve your mental, physical, and emotional health. Turns out that scary movie aficionados probably are equipped to survive a zombie apocalypse than everyone else. See how horror can affect your life, and you might become a fan, too.
Halloween Horrorthon 2018 - The Finalists
Hello one and all. So, it's 2018 and I'm laying a few key choices for which movies to watch on the eve of all Saints. As I did last year, I managed to add a new movie, which was the defacto belated sequel, Jigsaw which really should've died along with the torture porn craze that it started with. No big surprise, the one on everyone's lips is the David Gordon Green reboot of Halloween which is said to be a direct 40-year-old sequel to the classic 1978 John Carpenter classic which is also bypassing all of the franchise films in between. We will see if that film makes the cut as the final one in my annual horrorthon.
8 Steps to Terrifying Horror Fiction Writing
Sit tight. You’re going to learn how to scare the holy crap out of your readers. You’re going to do it well and you’re going to enjoy every minute, every second, and every nano-second as admissions to mental health institutes suddenly rise in the wake of the release of your next unholy tome. You alone will be responsible for the mass nervous breakdown of the human race.