horror movies

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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. […]

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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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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 […]

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The Shining: Behind the Scenes Photos

Entertainment, Horror Movies

In celebration of one of the greatest horror movies of all time, we decided to put together some behind the scenes photos of the making of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. We here at The Ghost Diaries can never get enough insight into Kubrick’s brilliant filmmaking process, especially in The Shining. We study every ingenious frame […]

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Top 15 Found Footage Horror Movies of All Time Pt. 2

Horror Movies, Lists

It’s time to finish what we began in PART ONE. Few things are harder for film critics than to list the very best movies of a particular genre. Fortunately, we’re not film critics here at the Ghost Diaries–just dudes who like to be scared and then talk about it afterwards. So without further ado, here […]