Horror Movies

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My 6 Favorite Horror Movie Adaptations

Entertainment, Horror Movies

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 […]

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The Conjuring: James Wan’s Horror Masterpiece

Entertainment, Horror Movies

Guest Post by Billy Russell Tonight is a perfect night for a horror movie. From my window, I can see flashes of lightning illuminating a half-dead tree with dying, brown needles shedding off of it and decaying on the ground below. There’s a stillness, an electricity in the air and the smell of rain is […]

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The Future of Fear: Horror Movies In 50 years

Entertainment, Horror Movies

We love horror movies. We also love futurism and overwrought speculation. With transhumanism and the Singularity entering the mainstream–much to the chagrin of its esoteric handlers–we found ourselves trying to imagine what horror movies would be like in 50 years. By then technology will have evolved to near incomprehensible levels and the entertainment industry will […]

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The Best Campy Horror Films on Netflix Streaming

Entertainment, Horror Movies

Guest post by Billy Russell To preface this list, let me clarify that not every film discussed below is necessarily “campy”. It’s more that they remind me of a time in my childhood that was somewhat trashy. These are all horror movies that are great in their own ways and specifically appeal to the camp […]

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The Ten Greatest Horror Films Of All Time

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Guest post by Jamie Naqvi The Ghost Diaries is always in search of opinionated writers willing to definitively state the way things are. Few tasks could be harder for an inspired cineaste and horror fan than to narrow down the entire genre down to just 10 films, but writer/filmmaker Jamie Naqvi has done so. Without […]

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World War Z Review: Martial Law, UN Militants and Zombies!

Entertainment, Horror Movies, Zombies

We found ourselves pleasantly surprised–moderately shocked, actually–at the movie theater Friday evening: World War Z wasn’t a complete piece of shit. In fact, for a PG-13 rated Hollywood-commandeered adaptation of a violent zombie novel, it was an above average summer blockbuster and a possible honorable mention on our Best Zombie Movies of All Time list. […]

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Movie Review: V/H/S 2 and the Horror Panopticon

Entertainment, Horror Movies, Zombies

We’re in the Golden Age of the found footage genre. In the empire of the panopticon, horror movies thrive off 24/7 street surveillance, surgical cameras, security cameras, microscopic cameras, smartphones, webcams, etc. We live in a hunted, stalked society, consumed and regurgitated like a freshly turned zombie’s black bile. Cameras are everywhere–watching our carefully scripted […]

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The 40 Best Zombie Movies Ever Made: Part Two

Entertainment, Horror Movies, Lists, Zombies

It’s hard to explain why we love zombie movies so much. It’s more than the fear or the gore. It’s more than the camp or the B-movie nostalgia. There’s just something fundamentally exciting, almost poetic, about the idea of the undead chasing down living humans and eating them alive. And more importantly, there’s something both […]

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Movie Review: The Purge

Entertainment, Horror Movies

Guest Post by Billy Russell The premise in The Purge is a pretty original one: For twelve hours in one day of the year, all crime is legal. Because of this, all Americans have the opportunity to purge their sins without legal repercussion and violent crime is at an all-time low. Things are going well […]

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The 40 Best Zombie Movies Ever Made: Part One

Entertainment, Horror Movies, Lists, Zombies

You asked for it and we’re delivering the goods. We’ve watched over 150 zombie movies in order to compile this list. We nearly lost our minds in the process. And yes, this includes many different types of zombies. Whether they’re infected with a virus, or turned undead by a voodoo curse or radioactive goo, as […]

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The Changeling (1980): Subtle Horror Masterpiece

Entertainment, Horror Movies

A ghost story is a hard one to manage. As far as concocting a scary story for a horror movie, it’s easy for a movie about a haunting to slip into utter ridiculousness as each scare, by formulaic definition, must top the last one until, at the very end of the movie, anything that once […]

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Evil Dead Remake: Bloodlust, Gore, and A Dog Named Grandpa

Entertainment, Horror Movies

There’s something decidedly un-scary about a horror movie with a plot that eschews mystery in order to lay out a diabolical, supernatural plan. In Evil Dead, the remake of the beloved cult classic original, The Evil Dead (dropping the titular “The” is about the closest this film gets to original deviation), it’s made clear that […]

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6 Tragically Horrifying Romance Movies

Entertainment, Horror Movies

Instead of flowers or chocolates, for Valentine’s Day this year we decided to get our readers something from the heart…a list of demented romance movies that will make for slightly uncomfortable but ultimately rewarding dates on this day of Cupid’s fatal arrow. Let the Right One in This Swedish vampire movie was everything that Twilight […]