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Five Films Whose Origins Are Based Within True Events

9 June 2016 5:01 AM, PDT | | See recent Icons of Fright news »

*This list was contributed by up and coming writer Cassie, and we thought you fright fanatics might enjoy giving it a read-Josh


Many ingredients go into making the perfect horror film, but one thing that is guaranteed to make your skin crawl is when stories are based on real events. Watching the plot unfold before your eyes and knowing that it happened to someone, somewhere, is the icing on the cake for those who love an element of fright from their cinema.

With so many fantastic examples of terrifyingly captured real-life tales, it can be hard to find the best. However, these five knuckle-whitening spectaculars are some of the most terrifying “based on a true story” films available today and are definitely worth the watch.


The Exorcist (1973)

This film took America by storm during its release year in 1973, and for all intents and purposes, it seems as if all the events pictured are true, »

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The Outre Eye of Daniel Xiii featuring Children Shouldn’T Play With Dead Things, Rage Of Honor, Excess Flesh, and More!

25 February 2016 12:30 PM, PST | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

A whole lotta reviewin’ goin’ on!

Children Shouldn’T Play With Dead Things

•             Release Date: Available Now on Blu-ray

•             Written By: Alan Ormsby, Bob Clark

•             Directed By: Bob Clark

•             Starring: Alan Ormsby, Valerie Mamches, Jeff Gillen

First up we have an early effort from comedy maestro Bob Clark (Porky’S, A Christmas Story… Ok, Ok, he die-rected the original Black Christmas and Deathdream too) titled Children Shouldn’T Play With Dead Things. Now, if you are of a certain age, you have doubtless seen this flick and know of its merits (or charming lack thereof), but for the majority of you, this is going to be your first time. So, much like that captain of the football team did on prom night, I’m going to gently ease you through this experience… or fondle you clumsily.

At the insistence of their boorish (that’s really too polite; douche-nozzle would probably be more accurate) stage director, »

- DanielXIII

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Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things

16 January 2016 11:16 AM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Hey, let's dig up a rotting corpse, just for fun! A group of crazy Florida theater students plays a group of crazy Florida theater students in Bob Clark's no-budget, spirited attempt to ride in the wake of Night of the Living Dead. An hour of bad jokes is capped by a satisfying zombie onslaught that got the film a major release and launched a career. That's how a score of good directors got started in the 1970s. Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things Blu-ray Vci Entertainment 1972 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 76 min. / Street Date February 23, 2016 / 24.99 Starring Alan Ormsby, Valerie Mamches, Jeffrey Gillen, Anya Ormsby, Paul Cronin. Cinematography Jack McGowan Film Editor Gary Goch Art Direction Forest Carpenter Original Music Carl Zittrer Special Makeup Creator Alan Ormsby Written by Bob Clark, Alan Ormsby Produced by Gary Goch Directed by Bob Clark credited as Benjamin Clark

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

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- Glenn Erickson

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