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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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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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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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Long-Awaited AI Directed Horror Film Full Of Zombie Cliches

Entertainment, Zombies

Every once in a while a film comes along that is so ground-breaking, so cinematically revolutionary, so awe-inspiringly vital that all you can do is sit back, take a deep breath, and say “wow.” The Future Dead is not one of those films. Despite the fever pitch fanfare and sociological hysteria accompanying the release of […]

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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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Top Unanswered Questions From The Walking Dead

Entertainment, Zombies

Full disclosure: The Ghost Diaries is not familiar with The Walking Dead comic series. But we are voracious lovers of the TV series. Now that Season 3 has concluded, it’s time for us to seek some answers. We’ve compiled a working list of the biggest unanswered questions from The Walking Dead TV series and even […]

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Frankenstein and the Gothic Tradition

Entertainment

The Ghost Diaries now offers the first in a series of book reviews of classic horror novels: Frankenstein and, soon enough, Dracula. Although, admittedly, this is more about the development of the gothic tradition than the plot or characters. You’ll also notice an emphasis on the importance of science fiction in the development of the […]

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Top 15 Found Footage Horror Movies Of All Time

Horror Movies, Lists, Most Read

Those of us here in the Ghost Diaries’ underground cave are avid fans of the found footage horror genre, so much so that we’ve seen virtually every offering put out there–the good, the bad and the ugly. We decided to put out our own list of the best found footage horror movies ever made. Keep […]

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Eli Roth Opens Goretorium

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Horror fans rejoice! Just when you thought Sin City couldn’t get any more sinful, Eli Roth has unleashed his gore drenched hotel of horrors on the strip. So wipe that blood off your lips and get ready for the most intense creep fest of a lifetime. This is not your run of the mill haunted house, […]