Oculus, A Great Drive-in Movie

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Guest post 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 […]

Dario Argento’s Nightmare Fuel: the Surreal Horror of Suspiria

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*Guest Post by BILLY RUSSELL Much more so than many other “surreal” or “nightmarish” horrors, Suspiria truly captures the feeling of being trapped in a bad dream and being unable to awaken from it. There’s a self-contained logic that is never fully explained and real life is never allowed to intrude on the macabre story […]

Incredible Movie Poster Art by LAURENT DURIEUX!

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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 […]

From the VHS Vault: Habit (1995)

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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 […]

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 […]

The Worst Horror Movie Remakes Of All Time!

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

George Romero Disses ‘The Walking Dead’

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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 […]

Ti West: Burgeoning Master of Subtle Horror

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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 […]