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Images Preview Alex Aja and Robert Englund Vr Project “The Skull of Sam”

Images Preview Alex Aja and Robert Englund Vr Project “The Skull of Sam”
Alexandre Aja, the man behind High Tension and The Hills Have Eyes, is heading into the Vr arena with anthology series “Campfire Creepers,” which sounds like a new take on shows like “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” and “Tales from the Crypt.” The series “invites the viewer to join the fire circle at Camp Coyote as a group of campers […]
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Catalog From The Beyond: Freddy’S Nightmares Episode “It’s a Miserable Life”

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Happy Women in Horror Month! I’m sure most of the ladies who enjoy horror would argue that every month is Women in Horror Month, and I would agree. But I don’t think there’s anything wrong with taking some time out to make special mention of women who make the genre that much more wicked. With that in mind, this month’s installment will be a small tribute to the Matriarchy of the Macabre with a nod to my favorite Final Girl of all time, Lar Park Lincoln. I’ve made no qualms about professing my love for a certain unloved entry in the Friday the 13th franchise, so I’m not going to bother going into specifics about the movie. I will, however, focus on the fact that even without her turn as the brain to match Jason’s brawn, Lincoln is a true horror fan, a champion for the genre,
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At The Earth’S Core – The Blu Review

Review by Roger Carpenter

Based upon the classic first novel of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ seven-book Pellucidar series and produced by British genre film company Amicus Productions, At the Earth’s Core (1976) is a star-studded tale of science fantasy complete with dinosaurs, a psychic master race of pteranodon-like monsters, and a caste-like civilization featuring a monkey-faced race who have enslaved the humans who populate the prehistoric land found inside the Earth.

Directed by Kevin Connor (The Land That Time Forgot; The People That Time Forgot; Warlords of the Deep; Motel Hell) and starring Doug McClure (The Land That Time Forgot; The People That Time Forgot; Roots; Humanoids from the Deep), the gorgeous Caroline Munro (The Spy Who Loved Me; Starcrash; Maniac), and the inimitable Peter Cushing, At the Earth’s Core is a fun, kid-oriented special effects extravaganza, with the emphasis on kid-oriented.

Though Amicus is best known for its portmanteau
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Monstrous Nostalgia and Universal’s Dark Universe

Though the plastic teeth felt awkward in my mouth, and the fake blood tasted like cough syrup, I knew that these were small sacrifices to make in the achieving of my Halloween goal. With my hair slicked back and my cape and cowl on, complete with plastic medallion, I resembled a miniature Bela Lugosi as he appeared in Dracula (1931). Well, Dracula if he wore metallic green parachute pants in place of black trousers. I worked with what I had. That night as my parents took me trick-or-treating through the neighborhood, and then later through my elementary school, I showed off my vampire prowess by hissing and twirling my cape. Instead of yelling trick-or-treat I echoed, “I want to suck your blood,” followed by, “I like your house, what’s this?” I was a curious child. Once I returned back home I dug through my candy bag searching for my favorite
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Director Steve Hughes interview: Creeped Out, Doctor Who

Louisa Mellor Jan 23, 2018

We chatted to director Steve Hughes about making Cbbc’s eerie anthology series Creeped Out and Doctor Who

TV and film-making is an arduous, competitive business. Unless a project is particularly close to the hearts of those making it, it’s unlikely to survive the process. Talent and a good idea can get you part of the way, but it takes really, really loving that idea to drive it through to the end, attracting more talent and love along the way.

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Cbbc’s Creeped Out buzzes with love from the people who make it. A thirteen-part eerie anthology series inspired by Spielberg’s Amazing Stories, it tells emotionally resonant horror, sci-fi and fantasy-tinged tales that are suitable for kids and irresistible to adults.
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Drive-In Dust Offs: From A Whisper To A Scream (1987)

Ever since seeing Creepshow (1982) when it first arrived on video, I’ve been enamored with anthology films; reaching back to Amicus’ ‘60s and ‘70s treasures like Tales from the Crypt (1972) all the way up to Epic PicturesTales of Halloween (2015), omnibuses scratch a very particular itch for this viewer. Falling somewhere in the middle of my terrorline is From a Whisper to a Scream (1987), a proud and nasty addition to the sub-genre. This bugger does not mess around.

Released by Moviestore Entertainment stateside and by Cineplex-Odeon up here in Canada the following year, From a Whisper to a Scream (Aka The Offspring, which is what I knew it as) made back its $ 1.1 million budget plus a few dollars more, and the film received mixed reviews from critics in its limited release. Scrappy and mean, with a delightful turn from Vincent Price in the wraparound, From a Whisper to a Scream
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HorrorCon UK announce new May convention guest

Taking place at the Magna Science Adventure Centre in Sheffield, HorrorCon UK is one of the highlights of the UK horror convention calendar. We’ve been to a number of the events since its launch in 2015 and this years event looks to be the greatest yet!

With genre icon Dee Wallace already announced to appear HorrorCon UK organisers have announced the latest guest in attendance this year – none other than actor Billy Wirth (pictured below). Wirth is probably best known for his iconic role, as the long haired biker vampire “Dwayne” in Joel Schumacher’s The Lost Boys (1987); but Wirth has also appeared in the films Body Snatchers, Boys on the Side, Echoes, Being Flynn, Seven Mummies, Powder Blue, Starlight, as well as popular TV series such as Charmed, Sex & the City, Tales from the Crypt, Chicago P.D. and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

For more info on the event, check out the official website: www.
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Black Mirror Season Four Review – ‘Black Museum’

Martin Carr reviews Black Mirror’s ‘Black Museum’…

Darker than pitch and exploring areas of the human condition which others may shy away from ‘Black Museum’ works on multiple levels. A barren desert scrubland with nothing for miles except an imposing structure with blacked out windows. Inside are artefacts curated by a highly intelligent, morally flexible owner with stories to weave and exhibits of questionable benefit.

That is the launch pad for what may be season four’s darkest morality tale. Told with economy, told in partial flashback and featuring multi-faceted performances with a twist in the tail. Psychological torture goes hand in hand with groundbreaking advancements as ‘Black Museum’ explores the breadth of human endeavour, human frailties and human self-interest. Brooker once again stretches the boundaries of what is happening, expanding it out to an exaggerated yet perfectly plausible conclusion. Both stomach churning in theory and ultimately unhinged come those closing credits.
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It Came From The Tube: And All Through The House (1989)

Happy Horrordays, Boils and Ghouls! ‘Tis the season to be…murdered, perhaps? Okay, I’ll stop with The Cryptkeeper puns because: A) I’m terrible at them, and B) see A. But it is the season when we focus on blood dripping from the tinsel-laden tree, and there are more than enough solid to great Xmas goodies to help cope with a visit from that racist aunt who’s pleasantly surprised Idris Elba speaks so eloquently. (Don’t pretend you don’t have one.) Mining the Vault of Horror comics, HBO’s Tales from the Crypt delivered their holiday cheer in Season One’s second episode, And All Through the House. If you’re looking to get the kiddies into horror but they still have an affinity for Old Saint Nick, this is not the place to start.

Originally broadcast on Saturday, June 10th, And All’s programming is certainly
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Christmas Evil: Unwrapping the Taxi Driver of the Horror Genre

When we think about maniacal Santa Clauses in horror, we often go straight to the axe-wielding Billy from Silent Night, Deadly Night, or the homicidal madman who stalked Joan Collins in the Tales From the Crypt movie segment “…And All Through the House” (or its TV episode remake from 1989). For what it’s worth, all these classics have been unseated in my personal Psycho Santa Hall of Fame after a viewing of Christmas Evil, a story that’s more about the psychological unraveling of a factory worker than it is about a body count. In fact, it has far more in common with Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver than any other Christmas horror story around.

Lewis Jackson’s Christmas Evil follows Harry Stadling (Brandon Maggart), an oddball of a human whose obsession with Santa Claus began when he shockingly discovered the truth about Santa. When he was just a boy
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Drive-In Dust Offs: Nightmare (1964)

While us horror lovers revelled in the ripped bodices and cobwebbed corridors of another vampire plagued castle, Hammer was busy trying to clear the halls and make their way into the modern world. Take Nightmare (1964), an effective black and white thriller that shows you don’t need fangs to be fearsome.

Released in its native U.K. in April and stateside in June, Nightmare (Aka the amazing Here’s the Knife, Dear: Now Use It) still has a lot of wandering down darkened hallways, but instead of coming up against the undead, our heroine has to do battle with her own brittle mind. Or has the dead come back for her?

Pity poor Janet (Jennie LindenOld Dracula). Our film opens with her hearing a distant voice calling her name. She leaves the comfort of her bed and follows the whispered voice which leads her to a shadowed room where
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Forbidden Tomes: Skeletons in the Skull – The Psychological Ghost Stories of J. Sheridan Le Fanu

The Victorian era, which saw a surge in literary realism, also witnessed a growing fascination—maybe obsession—with spiritualism. Ghost stories and accounts of hauntings were hugely popular, especially around a Christmas fire. Several authors, including M.R. James, F. Marion Crawford, and Edith Wharton, contributed to its popularity. Most of these tales revolve around some anonymous narrator encountering the supernatural—good for nothing but a nice chill and moment of fear. Irish author Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu sets himself apart by summoning his spirits through psychology, even if his version of it is often backwards.

Like the anecdotal, often epistolary stories of M.R. James, many of Le Fanu’s tales read as true hauntings written in an analytical or reminiscent style from the perspective of a witness. “An Account of Some Strange Disturbances in Aungier Street” or “An Authentic Narrative of a Haunted House” are, as they sound, entertaining reports.
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Daily Dead’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide – Day 10: Amazing Horror & Sci-Fi Artwork

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Happy Monday, readers! We took a little weekend break over the last few days, but we’re back today with our tenth installment of Daily Dead’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide. Now that we’re less than three weeks away from Christmas, that means shopping season is beginning to kick into high gear, and today we’re celebrating all sorts of amazing artwork that can be purchased online by the likes of Francesco Francavilla, Matty Ryan Tobin, “Ghoulish” Gary Pullin, Ken Taylor (and other assorted artists featured in his shop), BeastWreck, Electric Zombie, Jason Edmiston, Chris Kuchta, Pixel Elixir, Quiltface Studios, and assorted prints from Hero Complex Gallery and Gallery 1988.

And as usual, what we’re listing in today’s Hgg is only just a fraction of what’s out there, so be sure to take a look around each of the respective online stores because there are a Ton of
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Daily Dead’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide – Day 8: Over 100 Horror and Sci-Fi Themed Enamel Pins

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Welcome back, readers, for another installment of Daily Dead’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide! For day eight, we are going all in on enamel pins, simply because there are so many amazing designs out there and it was hard to narrow down the list. That being said, here’s a list of over 100 horror and sci-fi themed enamel pins that we discovered online, and we guarantee there’s absolutely something for every genre fan out there, so if you need some stocking stuffer or holiday gift ideas, look no further!

Do keep in mind that in most cases, what you see below is only a partial listing of each site’s inventory, so I recommend digging around each online store for all kinds of goodies, because there are some truly amazing enamel pin designs out there (I could have easily done a list of 200, but my sanity won out).

Also, Daily
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Interview: Michael Ballif Talks The Witching Season and They Live Inside Us Feature

Recently I watched an indie horror anthology series online called “The Witching Season.” The series was created by Michael Ballif and consists of 5 separate short films centered around the most beloved holiday of Halloween. Being a fan of anthology series like “Tales from the Crypt” and “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” I took […]

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Make Your Christmas Spooky with Spectacular Optical’s Yuletide Terror

The season of scares may be over in the public’s popular opinion, but horror films are hardly regulated to one month of the year. Some of the most effective genre fare takes place in snowbound cabins and quaintly decorated suburban homes during the season of joy. Santa suits become costumes for deranged murderers, and carolers drown out the screams that echo upstairs.

The combination of Christmas cheer and icy terror may seem culturally nonsensical, but what better time to explore horror than the darkest nights of the year? For those who celebrate their winter holidays with a dash of arsenic in the eggnog, Spectacular Optical presents a perfect Christmas gift: their new book, Yuletide Terror: Christmas in Horror Films.

The Canadian publisher has graced us with a number of brilliant academic tomes, exploring macabre topics such as Jean Rollin’s Gothic cinema and paranoid occult horror in the ’80s.
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John Rhys-Davies interview: Aux, Orcs, Lord Of The Rings, Indiana Jones and more

Duncan Bowles Nov 14, 2017

John Rhys-Davies tells us about Aux, autograph hunting, horror, the Lord Of The Rings TV series and more.

In the world of geekdom, Mr John Rhys-Davies is a legend. He may well have over two hundred and fifty acting credits to his name, but it’s his part in two of the biggest (and greatest) franchises of all time that will always leap to the forefront. As Sallah in both Raiders Of The Lost Ark and The Last Crusade and Gimli in the Lord Of The Rings trilogy, he portrayed characters whose external demeanors may have differed, but whose unswerving sense of loyalty and open heartedness made them something to treasure.

We were fortunate enough to have a chat with him over the phone about British horror film Aux, in which he plays an elderly WWII veteran, who has a unique insight into a recent spate of
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Effects Artist is Selling “Tales from the Crypt” Props Including Baby Crypt Keeper!

Not only is makeup effects legend Kevin Yagher credited as both designer and executor of the Chucky doll for the original Child’s Play, but he’s also the man who designed the iconic Crypt Keeper for HBO’s “Tales from the Crypt.” Yagher is also known for redesigning Freddy for A Nightmare on Elm Street 2 and he even directed Hellraiser: Bloodline, easily the most […]
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First Look at Mickey Rourke in Horror Anthology Nightmare Cinema

We're getting our first look at the horror anthology movie Nightmare Cinema that features five shorts from five different genre film directors that include Mick Garris, Joe Dante, David Slade, Ryuhei Kitamura and Alejandro Brugues.

Similar to other iconic anthology films like The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits, this movie centers on a group of individuals who enter the rundown Rialto Theatre. Their deepest and darkest fears are brought to life onscreen by the theater's projectionist (Rourke), a mysterious man who holds the nightmarish futures of all who attend — and cannot escape — his screenings.

Based on that description, one could possibly compare Rourke's role in the movie as host of sorts, similar to The Crypt Keeper in the popular horror series Tales From the Crypt.

THR shared the exclusive photo of Mickey Rourke as the creepy caretaker. and a few other images from the film. Check them out below!
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Horror Highlights: Sideshow’s Court Of The Dead, Space Goat’s Kickstarter, Liilith, By Night: Origins, The Redeeming, Ao-terror-oa, The Gatehouse, Whispers, Killer Kate!

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Sideshow Collectibles has added another imposing (and beautifully crafted) character to the ranks of their Court of the Dead with the new Mortighull Premium Format Figure that's featured in today's Horror Highlights, which also includes an update on Space Goat Productions' Evil Dead 2 Kickstarter campaign, a teaser trailer for Lilith (starring Jessica Cameron), a new clip from the anthology series By Night: Origins, details on the world premiere of The Redeeming, the first short film from the new anthology series Ao-Terror-Oa, The Gatehouse release info, the cast for Killer Kate!, and UK and Ireland release details for Whispers.

Sideshow Reveals New Reaper Premium Format Figure: From Sideshow: "Sideshow is proud to present Mortighull: The Risen Reaper General Premium Format™Figure, a terrifying new addition to our original Court of the Dead collection…

The Reaper General Mortighull is far from a mirror image of his mentor, the resolute Demithyle. Mortighull
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