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“Night Of” Horror Movie List

Entertainment, Horror Movies, Lists

Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981) I first saw Dark Night of the Scarecrow when I was nine years old and, appropriately enough, it was on TV. It used to be that not every made-for-TV movie made for network television was terrible—just MOST of them were. You used to get gems like this, Duel (Spielberg’s […]

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The Best Horror and Sci-Fi Sequels

Entertainment, Horror Movies

Guest post by Billy Russell Sequels are largely terrible. Most sequels are created specifically to cash in on the success of something that was original and money is the prime motivation for its creation, not artistic expression. But sometimes, just sometimes, you’ll catch a part two or even a part three that captures the spirit […]

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Oculus, A Great Drive-in Movie

Horror Movies

Review by Billy Russell Going to the ol’ drive-in is still one of the most fun ways to experience a movie. You don’t go to the drive-in if you’re obsessively concerned with having the best possible sound and audio quality surrounding you with such pristine remasterings that any flaw or error will stand out like […]

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Incredible Movie Poster Art by LAURENT DURIEUX!

Entertainment, Horror Movies

They don’t make movies posters like they used to …or do they? We’ve recently been drooling over the movie poster art of Laurent Durieux, who has risen from the ashes of a dying art form. The days are long gone when movie posters were thrilling conceptual works of art you’d proudly displayed on the walls […]

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From the VHS Vault: Habit (1995)

Entertainment, Horror Movies

There’s just something about thrift store finds. You see something on tape with a bizarre cover and a semi-promising recommendation from Roger Ebert on the front explaining that it’s a realistic vampire movie, whatever that means. But, since the price tag on it is $0.99, it’s not much of a gamble. If it sucks, chuck […]

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The 14 Greatest Horror Movie Trailers Ever Made

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There’s nothing more exciting to us then an awesome horror movie trailer. A great horror trailer should trigger an intense emotional response while simultaneously being creepy and mysterious. Basically, it needs tp pique your interest enough to make you shell out your hard earned cash at the box office. As simple as that sounds…there are […]

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The Worst Horror Movie Remakes Of All Time!

Horror Movies, Lists

With the good come the bad…the flip side of Billy Russell’s previous remake list, the worst horror movie remakes of all time! Halloween I had a hard time going back and forth on this. When considering a movie as a terrible remake, do you consider the movie on its own standalone terms or do you […]

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The 5 Best Horror Movie Remakes

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Horror movies receive a lot of remakes. Here writer Billy Russell presents his case for the 5 best horror movie remakes of all time… Dawn of the Dead Back in 2004, when this was newly announced, I don’t think anyone didn’t wring their hands in nervous anticipation, expecting the very worst. The original…what made it […]

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The Best Horror Movies of 2013

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These are the days and months when many people start reflecting on their year’s accomplishments and failures–the Ghost Diaries reflects on horror movies. We look back on the year with nostalgic fondness, running a slow motion highlight reel of brutal murders, screaming faces, demonic possession, and pools of blood spreading across new laminate floorboards. 2013 […]

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George Romero Disses ‘The Walking Dead’

Entertainment, Horror Movies

The godfather of zombie movies, George Romero, had some unflattering words to say about The Walking Dead series in a recent interview with The Big Issue. Romero said, “They asked me to do a couple of episodes of ‘The Walking Dead,’ but I didn’t want to be a part of it. Basically it’s just a […]

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Ti West: Burgeoning Master of Subtle Horror

Horror Movies

Post by Billy Russell One of the freshest directors working in horror movies these days is Ti West. His movies are unique in that he cherishes suspense almost as much as a pay-off. It’s refreshing to see a filmmaker take pride in fear-making and not just the amount of blood that can feasibly be made […]

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6 Best Family-Friendly Halloween Movies

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By Billy Russell Halloween Season is upon us. Now is the perfect time to turn the lights off in the living room, warm up some popcorn and watch something that chills us to our very core, or something that indulges our inner-macabre. Everyone loves to be scared. Below are some movies I think the entire […]

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My 6 Favorite Horror Movie Adaptations

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Guest Post by Billy Russell Ghost Diaries regular Billy Russell lists his 6 favorite horror movie adaptations… Jaws Oh, sweet Jaws. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways… 1. The direction and editing on the beach scene climaxes with a child turning into a tornado of gore and a vertigo shot is […]

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Insidious 2 is a Bank Heist

Horror Movies

We were huge fans of the first Insidious film but, unfortunately, last night we discovered that for the sequel the filmmakers decided to take some kind of dissociative psychedelic drug while writing the script. The opening scene is unspeakably boring. Characters discuss the paranormal as though they’re in an episode of Are You Afraid Of […]

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New Zombie Film, Super Zero, on Kickstarter

Entertainment, Horror Movies, Zombies

Horror community, we take care of our own, like brothers and sisters of a bloodthirsty gang…not so much? Okay, well either way, there’s a new zombie movie that needs your help! It’s called Super Zero and writer/director Mitch Cohen has launched a Kickstarter campaign that has 6 days to go. At the heart of Super […]