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Doctor Who Review: Dark Water – 7 Ways To Deal With The Devil

3 November 2014 3:44 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »


Warning! Spoilers: This post contains spoilers and speculation for the Doctor Who series eight episode “Dark Water”.

Death is banal. The act itself contains no mystery. We walk with it every single day. We forget to water the plant, casually crush the many-legged pest and ignore the mangled piece of fur lying in the roadway. Death is such an innate part of our existence that we pay no heed until it snatches away what we are desperate to hold close. Then we are lost. This is a cataclysmic event. Everything and everyone must stop and take notice of our loss. They never do. There’s nothing special about dying. It is the most common act of all.

Steven Moffat’s “Dark Water” is a subversive reimagining of an epic tragedy. The hero experiences no moment of heightened glory and dies without fanfare or redemption in the most ordinary way. »

- Mary Ogle

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“All Of My Friends Are Monsters, and My Heroes Are Survivors”: An Ode to The Grandmother of Scream Queens

6 August 2014 2:20 AM, PDT | | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Yesterday, we all found out that Marilyn Burns had passed away, and while it might not have affected some, it certainly did leave a mark on horror fans everywhere. It seems that a lot of people throw stories up about the passing of genre greats almost immediately, and for a good while today, I fought the urge to. Not because I wasn’t affected by it, or that I didn’t want to, but because it actually affected me in a very profound way. Last year, I wrote a very personal article regarding why and how the horror genre came my way as a child. I wasn’t attracted to horror because of the monsters initially, no, it was the survivors of the genre that really helped me tremendously. I found my voice through the journeys of characters like Andy Barclay, Laurie Strode and every other character that faced such »

- Jerry Smith

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Top 13 Total Horror Film Gross-Outs!

13 June 2014 11:29 AM, PDT | Destroy the Brain | See recent Destroy the Brain news »

It’s Friday the 13th and a full moon tonight so we let the crazies loose and are bring back one of our favorite staff posts, The Thirteen! If you aren’t familiar with The Thirteen, it was initially conceived to be a Top 13 list of films about a certain topic. Sadly, we started it last September and it fell by the wayside. Read our past two posts:

13 Songs Used in Films That Take On a Haunting Feeling

13 Female Villains & Anti-Heroes in Film


contribution by Jeremy Jones

A young boy sees his dad abducted by some unseen force. Three years later a meteor hits in the middle of the woods and brings something icky. Written, directed and scored by Harry Bromley Davenport, Xtro is a demented labor of love. The first twenty minutes are the most chunk blowing worthy moments. Including perhaps the grossest thing ever, walking in on your parents having sex. »

- Andy Triefenbach

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