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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Insidious 2 is a Bank Heist

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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 […]

Movie Review: “You’re Next”, Goofy, Derivative Horror Fun

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*Guest post by Billy Russell You’re Next is the new-ish horror movie directed by Adam Wingard (director of the “wraparound” story segments in 2012’s V/H/S, which was originally filmed and completed in 2011, toured on the film festival circuit, and finally saw a release this year in 2013. The plot of the film concerns an […]

5 Unexpected Celebrities Who Got Their Start in Horror

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*Guest post by Billy Russell Most people know Kevin Bacon was in Friday the 13th and that Crispin Glover was in that series’ third sequel. Tom Hanks got an early start in He Knows You’re Alone and George Clooney popped up early in Return to Horror High. Below are some people who aren’t really known […]

The Conjuring: James Wan’s Horror Masterpiece

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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 […]

Long-Awaited AI Directed Horror Film Full Of Zombie Cliches

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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 […]

Movie Review: Martin, George Romero’s Forgotten Vampire Film

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Guest post by Billy Russell In 1976, sandwiched between Dawn of the Dead and The Crazies, George A. Romero directed a little-known movie called Martin. In some ways, I find Martin to be similar to Francis Ford Coppola’s movie, The Conversation, the other brilliant movie he made in the 1970s between The Godfather, Part II […]