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What’s Your Favorite Scary Movie? How About Your State’s Favorite?

Have you ever wondered what horror film is your state’s favorite? Me neither…until the fine folks over at Streaming Observer gathered the data to show us what is every state’s favorite! Don’t believe me? How did they do it, you ask? Well…science, of course.

According to their website:

Using data from Rotten Tomatoes, proprietary Amazon MTurk surveying, and other public sources, we compiled a list of the most popular horror movies of all time. Then, we partnered with Mindnet Analytics and used Google Trends data to determine which horror movie each state was most obsessed with relative to other states. read more

The Tenth Annual Knoxville Horror Film Festival is Set to Melt Faces!

Just in time for Halloween, the Knoxville Horror Fest will be rolling out it’s tenth annual weekend of fears on October 18th through October 21st. Screening alongside legendary films like Fulci’s Zombie (a new 4K restoration) and Lustig’s Maniac (also a new 4K restoration) are up-and-coming films like Anna and the Apocalypse and The Ranger which have both been tearing up the festival circuit since last year.

From the press release:

TENTH ANNUAL KNOXVILLE HORROR FILM FEST RUNS OCTOBER 18-21 read more

‘Pyewacket’: The Horror News Network Review

The real question here is why did I allow myself to watch this movie in my dark basement while everyone in my house was asleep? I must really be a glutton for punishment because I did exactly the same thing with this year’s other terrifying supernatural film, Carlos Algara’s Verónica. There are two sub-genres of horror that really strike a nerve with me: one is home-invasion and the other is, you guessed it – the supernatural.

Now, I don’t know for sure what I “believe” when it comes to the supernatural, demons, possession, etc. What I do think, however, is that it’s possible…and since I think it’s possible, movies about the supernatural that are well done really make my skin crawl; well, Pyewacket made my skin crawl damn near off my body. read more

WonderCon 2018 – Friday Photos

It is WonderCon Weekend in Anaheim, California! This convention is one of the largest on the West coast (64,000 attendees in 2017) and is operated by the same team who bring San Diego Comic-Con to life each year. Known for its wide variety of exhibitors, excellent outside area for cosplay photos, and programs that need an arena to fit the crowds, WonderCon is a Southern California favorite. This year, WognderCon extended their offsite offerings to not just food trucks, but an “experience” as well. Fans could enter AMC’s “The Terror” for a preview of the new show in an atmospheric setting. Also new this year is Future Tech Live in the North Hall for demos of VR gaming. Check out some of our photos below. read more

FANGORIA Magazine Set to Return in Time for Halloween

Once the reigning king of horror rags, Fangoria hasn’t delivered a print magazine since October 2015’s issue #344. Every kid who was into horror from the 80’s on, grew up with clippings and torn-out pages of Fango on their walls; you couldn’t even see the paint on my walls in between all of those colorful pages of gore (and Slayer posters, of course).

Well, long-time Fangoria managing editor Mike Gingold posted a rather interesting video of a copy of Fango being delivered through a mailslot with the simple tagline, “exciting news will be coming soon…” read more

The Trailer for ‘Hellraiser: Judgment’ is Here

In 1987 Clive Barker and his cenobites had “such sites to show you” in the iconic film Hellraiser. Thirty-one years and now ten films later,  Gary J. Tunnicliffe wants to show you why “Evil Seeks Evil” in his latest film Hellraiser: Judgment.

It’s been quite a rough ride for the Hellraiser franchise which has been on a downward spiral ever since Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth and then perfectly flat-lining with the Doug Bradley-less Hellraiser: Revelations in 2011. Tunnicliffe who wrote, but did not direct, the dismal Hellraiser: Revelations, told 60 Minutes With that, “I knew what I wanted to make, and I felt like ‘you know what, I wrote a traditional Hellraiser story with Revelations and I got raped by the fans. I’m not going to try and appease the fans anymore.’ I’m going to make a film for me and I have a very strong idea visually on where I want to go with the story and its going to be very different. I’m going to make a food for me and offer everybody a bite.” read more

Kurtis Spieler Discusses ‘The Devil’s Well’

Hitting the streets on January 23rd is The Devil’s Well courtesy of Wild Eye Releasing and writer/director Kurtis Spieler, best known for his indie horror film Sheepkin.  We caught up with Kurtis to talk about his latest film and what horror fans can expect from his take on the found footage paranormal flick.

Horror News Network: The Devil’s Well centers around a paranormal old legend.  Being based out of Connecticut, with New England being such a hotbed of paranormal activity, how do you think that shaped your view on this type of plot? read more

Top 17 Horror Films of 2017

So here we are at the end of another fun-filled year of blood and gore and it’s time to wrap up by giving you my top 17 films of 2017. So many awesome movies came out this year that I literally started this list with nearly 40 titles before eventually whittling it down to a final 17. My sincere hope is that you haven’t seen some of these films and that I can help bring some disturbing, and maybe even humorous, cinema to you life. Enjoy.

Oh yeah, and this list is in no particular order. Other than the one that I mention below as probably my favorite of the year, the order is totally random (yet partially alphabetical). read more

Netflix Hit “Dark” Renewed for Second Season

In the land of horror/sci-fi television series’, is any network hotter than Netflix right now? Proving that you don’t even have to speak English to woo an English-speaking audience, Netflix’s newest genre series Dark debuted on December 1st and has already been greenlit for a second season. That’s not to say that the show isn’t a hit overseas as well because it certainly is.

Created by Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese, Dark takes place in the German town of Winden and follows the events surrounding the disappearance of two children which sets four families on a frantic hunt for answers as they unearth a mind-bending mystery that spans three generations. read more

‘Train to Busan’ Director’s ‘Psychokinesis’ Grabbed by Netflix

Great news for fans of Yeon Sang-ho’s 2016 hit zombie film Train to Busan as media giant Netflix acquires the rights to his next film Psychokinesis. Last year’s Train to Busan was on many people’s “top horror films of the year” list so it comes as no surprise that his next film was snatched up quickly.

Written and directed by Yeon-Sang-ho, Psychokinesis is about a man who inadvertently acquires superpowers and uses them to help his daughter and others, but runs into trouble in the process. According to Variety, “Netflix announced a 2018 global outing for Psychokinesis. It did not provide any details of release schedules, but confirmed that [it will] receive theatrical releases in Korea.” read more