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Top 10 FRIDAY THE 13TH Movies Ranked

Entertainment, Horror Movies

by Billy Russell Happy Friday the 13th, everyone!  In celebration of the day known for bad luck, we wanted to list our favorite entries in the film series of the same name, the franchise starring Jason Voorhees and his trademark hockey mask, killing promiscuous teenagers at the iconic Camp Crystal Lake. Ranked, below, are our […]

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Are You Ready For the Slender Man Movie?

Entertainment, Horror Movies, Paranormal

by Matt Kim (INVERSE) Something Awful forum’s meme Slender Man is probably the most successful horror creation native to the worldwide web. Originating as a “creepypasta”, or a collected series of internet-native legends and stories, Slender Man quickly grew into a pop-culture figure. Video games, internet videos, comics and even real-life violent crimes based on the […]

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Top 10 Stephen King Adaptations

Entertainment, Horror Movies

by Billy Russell With 11.22.63 airing only once a week on Hulu, you might need to venture elsewhere to get your Stephen King fix. But, where to go? Stephen King adaptations veer from what I’ll politely refer to as “not good” all the way to “sublime example of the filmmaking process.” Below are my ten […]

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The Witch Horrifies You and You’re Not Sure Why

Entertainment, Horror Movies

by Billy Russell The Witch follows the tradition of a new breed of horror movie, which itself is a throwback to essential horror of the 1970s that values the slow burn over gore, jump scares, or cheapening a plot for immediate satisfaction. The Witch, first a foremost, is interesting in telling a story. Everything that […]

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Top 10 Summer Horror Movies of All Time

Entertainment, Horror Movies

by Billy Russell The dog days of summer are here, so we all know what that means: beer, barbecue and the possibility of seeing things exploding in the sky. And, if you’re lucky, it also means you have some extra days off of work. Why not take the day to watch some of summer’s finest […]

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10 Horror Movies With Hidden Activist Agendas

Entertainment, Horror Movies, Lists

guest post by Charles Reis Horror movies are pop culture staples in America and much of the rest of the industrialized world, too. While many people regard them merely as entertainment vessels or, worse, mindless pieces of cinematic garbage filled with blood, guts and exploitative sexuality, some horror movies actually have powerful sociopolitical narratives and […]

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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 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

Entertainment, Horror Movies, Lists

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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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

Entertainment, Horror Movies

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

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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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

Entertainment, Horror Movies, Lists

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. […]