Horror Movie – Horror Fanatics http://horror-fanatics.com/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 13:51:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://horror-fanatics.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/horror-fanatics-icon-150x150.jpg Horror Movie – Horror Fanatics http://horror-fanatics.com/ 32 32 10 horror movies to watch this Thanksgiving https://horror-fanatics.com/10-horror-movies-to-watch-this-thanksgiving/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 13:51:59 +0000 https://horror-fanatics.com/10-horror-movies-to-watch-this-thanksgiving/ Ah, Thanksgiving, a time for turkey, a time for football, a time for… family-centric terror? Well, depending on your family, that might be the case in real life, but it might also be the case on your couch after the bird has been eaten and the loved ones have all gone home. Sure, Halloween is […]]]>

Ah, Thanksgiving, a time for turkey, a time for football, a time for… family-centric terror? Well, depending on your family, that might be the case in real life, but it might also be the case on your couch after the bird has been eaten and the loved ones have all gone home. Sure, Halloween is the classic horror holiday, but when you’re in a turkey coma, a good scare might be just what you need to kick things off again.

So horror films from set on Thanksgiving Day to horror movies that seem to match the mood, here are 10 scary movies to check out on this Turkey Day.

Alien Abduction: Incident in Lake County (1998)

Before The Blair Witch Project sparked a new found footage horror boom, there was The McPherson Band, a story of alien abduction from the perspective of a camcorder filming a family celebration. The 1989 film was successful enough to land a higher-budget remake in 1998, again directed by Dean Alioto, this time swapping the first film’s birthday party for a family Thanksgiving suddenly disrupted by a spaceship and doom. strange creatures. It’s a little hard to find now, and perhaps a little less effective than its low-budget predecessor, but if you want a tense alien story with a turkey at the center of the table, it’s definitely worth a look.

black anger (1987)

Perhaps the most successful slasher movie to take place on Thanksgiving, black anger makes up for its small budget with pure, unadulterated murderous madness. The film centers on the twin brothers (Mark Soper and Mark Soper), one of whom was committed to an asylum years earlier, and the murderous rampage that erupts one Thanksgiving Day when the hired brother escapes and family dynamics change. If you still haven’t seen it, the less you know about this twisted Oedipus nightmare, the better.

blood relatives (2022)

Noah Segan’s feature debut doesn’t take place on Thanksgiving, but the family dynamic at its center still makes it the perfect movie to settle in and watch with a slice of pumpkin pie. The story of a lonely vampire (Noah Segan) who learns he has a daughter (Victoria Moroles), it’s both a wonderfully unpredictable horror-comedy and a thoughtful, emotional family journey. (blood relatives premieres on Shudder November 22)

Kristy (2014)

There is always this person who finds himself alone during the holidays, and Kristy Use this feeling wisely. Oliver Blackburn’s film follows a college student (Haley Bennett) who has to stay in her dorm over the Thanksgiving holiday. But as she prepares to settle down for a college weekend, a group of masked murderers have other plans. Tense, chilling, and featuring some genuinely innovative kills, it’s an underrated Thanksgiving horror gem.

Mist (2007)

Yes, Frank Darabont’s acclaimed adaptation of Stephen King’s short story of the same name has nothing to do with Thanksgiving. We know. We also know there’s no bad time to watch Mistand that if nothing else this film will remind you of the terror that enters a crowded supermarket with only a day or two before the turkey goes in the oven.

The oath (2018)

More black comedy than pure horror, Ike Barinholtz The oath will always leave you deeply uneasy with its story of a Thanksgiving family crippled by a looming deadline for a dystopian government pledge of allegiance. It’s tense from the first moment, but it’s also quite funny, and by the time the absolutely bonkers third act unfolds, you’ll be way too awake for that turkey nap.

Pilgrim (2019)

A wealthy mother trying to create the perfect Thanksgiving for her family hires a pair of Plymouth re-enactors to provide an authentic holiday experience. But when they arrive, these Pilgrims aren’t just there to go turkey and talk a bit about the first Thanksgiving. What happens next is a dark descent into violence that’s also an interesting commentary on appropriation and how we lie to ourselves about the roots of the holidays.

Ready or Not (2019)

Anyone who’s been through that awkward first Thanksgiving with a partner’s loved ones, or whoever does this Thanksgiving, can turn to Ready or Not for comfort. Of course, the celebration at the heart of the film isn’t Turkey Day, but this wild horror comedy from Radio Silence is about what happens when you realize your new family’s traditions are completely out of balance and, more importantly, how you survive it.

Thank Killing (2007)

No Thanksgiving horror list would be complete without Thank Killing, the turkey killer movie produced for a few thousand dollars in 2007 that seemed tailor-made from the start for cult classic “too bad it’s good” territory. Yes, it’s ugly. Yes, it is extremely low budget. But it’s also a movie about a killer turkey murdering people on Thanksgiving, and it’s just a lot of fun. Additionally, there are two higher budget suites to look forward to.

you are next (2011)

you are next is about a family reunion, not Thanksgiving, but just like you are next, it remains deeply satisfying for anyone who’s ever vacationed with a weird family you’d rather not know well. There’s a great girl finale, some seriously incredible violence sequences, and plenty of dark comedy to keep things a little lighter. In short, it’s the perfect film to end the evening. Just take a drumstick out of the fridge and press play.

BONUS: Eli Roth’s Thanksgiving trailer (2007)

You know you were thinking about it. We all think about it. It takes three minutes. Just look.

Or, if you don’t want to watch a horror movie on Thanksgiving, you can sStream Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade on Peacock.

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‘Presence’ Review – Psychological Horror Film Lost at Sea https://horror-fanatics.com/presence-review-psychological-horror-film-lost-at-sea/ Wed, 16 Nov 2022 17:29:45 +0000 https://horror-fanatics.com/presence-review-psychological-horror-film-lost-at-sea/ Coming from Dark creators Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar, 1899 is a suitably spooky and mysterious period thriller about a missing (possibly haunted) ship. The eight-episode Netflix series is a combination of the first season of Terror and ghost ship with a touch of Downton Abbey. The series opens with a nightmare as Maura […]]]>

Coming from Dark creators Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar, 1899 is a suitably spooky and mysterious period thriller about a missing (possibly haunted) ship. The eight-episode Netflix series is a combination of the first season of Terror and ghost ship with a touch of Downton Abbey.

The series opens with a nightmare as Maura Franklin (Emilie Beechum), an English doctor, wakes up from a dream where she is threatened by a mysterious man shrouded in shadows. Immediately after leaving her room, it’s clear she’s already on a ship, crossing the ocean to New York like her brother Henry. He and more than a thousand other people have been missing for four months since Something arrived at the Prometheus, a sister ship to the one Maura is on. Her only clue to what happened is a letter to Henry asking him to come to New York as soon as possible.

There is a strange symbol embossed in the wax sealing the letter: an inverted triangle with a line running through the bottom (almost the reverse of how icebergs in water are often drawn). This symbol appears regularly throughout the series: on the floor under a bed, on one character’s necklace, and as a tattoo on another’s neck. It’s a striking recurring visual, though early in the series its purpose or meaning is unclear.

fans of Dark will probably discover the secrets and mysteries of 1899 a little conventional. Friese and bo Odar’s previous Netflix series was an incredibly convoluted and thought-provoking serial killer story. 1899 still contains many unanswered questions, but, compared to Dark, its approach to storytelling should be much easier to follow for casual audiences.

However, there’s still plenty of atmosphere, and the production design is top-notch. Except for some dodgy special effects work when the figures stand on deck, the period costumes are immaculate, and the art department has outdone itself with the expensive, textured look of the ship’s interior. There’s even a light palette shift in the rich, vibrant wood of the upper-class levels versus the dark grays of the lower decks where poor families are packed like sardines.

The distinction between classes is brought into even sharper relief in the scenes with Olek (Maciej Musiallisten)), an often shirtless member of the engine crew whose job it is to fuel the giant engines with coal. His story intersects with that of Jérome (Yann Gael), a black stowaway posing as a crew member whom Olek discovers and befriends just as the central mystery emerges: the coordinates of the missing ship begin to transmit from an unexpected location.

What happened aboard the Prometheus is the main question of the series, but like all good mysteries, the answer is far from simple. To complicate matters further, nearly everyone aboard Maura’s ship has a reason for fleeing Europe, and the intertwined stories of what the characters are fleeing from are almost as compelling as the ghost ship. Throw in a dumb boy hiding in a closet (Fflyn Edwards) and a wet stranger (Aneurine Barnard) who sneaks aboard when no one is looking and it’s clear that weird things are brewing very clearly.

Curiously, the diversity of stories aboard the ship means that 1899 highlights multiple languages. Both ships were once owned by a German company and then sold to the British with half the German employees retained. This means that the two main characters are a British female doctor and the German captain Eyk Larsen (Andreas Pietschmann). There is also a woman posing as a Japanese noblewoman (Isabelle Wei) who secretly practices the language in his room with his authoritarian master.

A minor element that detracts from the enjoyment of the series is how the score is sometimes used. In one scene, a locked predatory homosexual (Michel Bernardeau) locates his object of affection – a lower-class man (The rainit is Lucas Lynggaard Tonnesen) – in a bathroom to force a cigarette case into his pocket. The score that accompanies this scene would not be out of place in a horror movie; while Bernardeau’s character is clearly acting sleazy, the use of the score gives the impression that Michael Myers is stalking Laurie Strode.

The same musical tactic is used when Jérome sneaks into the cabin of French bride Clémence (Mathilde Olivier) to leave an object on her husband’s desk. Considering that Jerome is one of the only non-white characters in the series, it’s uncomfortable and unusual that the 1899 The creative team uses the score to suggest that marginalized POCs and queer characters are threatening or terrifying characters.

Minor demerits aside, 1899 is a polished and compelling period mystery. There’s a lot of intrigue in the events of the vanishing ship, as well as the diversity of characters whose futures are intertwined in its reappearance. There’s nothing else like 1899 on TV right now.

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Deep Dive and Behind-the-Scenes Trivia of This Scary On The Road Horror Film – Scary Catalog https://horror-fanatics.com/deep-dive-and-behind-the-scenes-trivia-of-this-scary-on-the-road-horror-film-scary-catalog/ Sun, 13 Nov 2022 17:53:19 +0000 https://horror-fanatics.com/deep-dive-and-behind-the-scenes-trivia-of-this-scary-on-the-road-horror-film-scary-catalog/ Lewis just wants to get home from college for summer vacation in his cool car and pick up his crush, Venna, along the way. Unfortunately, his delinquent older brother Fuller has to follow him, and he insists on installing a CB radio in the car to talk to nearby truckers. What starts out as a […]]]>

Lewis just wants to get home from college for summer vacation in his cool car and pick up his crush, Venna, along the way. Unfortunately, his delinquent older brother Fuller has to follow him, and he insists on installing a CB radio in the car to talk to nearby truckers. What starts out as a harmless prank – tricking a trucker into thinking he’ll meet a beautiful woman named Candy Cane at a motel – turns deadly when the subject of their prank seeks revenge.

The brothers create a prank to bring Rusty Nail to the next motel room, but the plan quickly goes awry.

tower of joy (2001) gave the world of horror classic lines and scenes that have stuck with fans more than two decades later. From the haunting voice of vengeful trucker Rusty Nail saying “Candy Cane” to a love for Steve Zahn’s brand of comedic relief in another terrifying horror movie on the road, the film is stuffed. The film is filled with casting gems like Paul Walker and Leelee Sobieski, features a wide range of alternate endings, and has an icon for the voice of Rusty Nail. Read on for a deep behind-the-scenes dive into the making of tower of joy.

Be warned: there are major spoilers ahead.

The cast and crew of tower of joy

Most of the film takes place in and around Lewis’ 1971 Chrysler Newport.

Each film begins with a script. tower of joy was written by creative duo Clay Tarver and JJ Abrams. Although this was Tarver’s first screenplay, he would later write several episodes of Silicon Valley (2014-2019). Abrams wrote: tower of joy before his career-defining projects like Lost (2004-2010), Cloverfield (2008), and the recent star trek movies.

Although director John Dahl began his career in film, he has spent the decades since tower of joy make hit TV series like Yellowstone (2018-) and Bad (2019-).

Three main characters make up the main cast of tower of joy: brothers Lewis and Fuller, and Venna as the object of their affection at once. Since most of the film takes place in Lewis’ car, casting these three characters was crucial.

Paul Walker starred in two driving films in the same year: tower of joy and The fast and the furious.

For Lewis, the production needed an actor who could play the nice college guy with the crush while also being a believable muscle car driver. While they had several actors in mind, including Tobey Maguire, they ultimately went with the late Paul Walker. At the time of filming in 1999, Walker was best known for his roles in teen films like college blues (1999) and She is all that (1999). He would eventually become best known for his role in six of Fast and Furious films, the first of which was released in 2001, the same year as tower of joy.

Steve Zahn plays Lewis’ lovable delinquent older brother, Fuller.

The role of Lewis’s brother, Fuller, had to go to someone who could convincingly play both a delinquent and a bit of comic relief. Steve Zahn landed the role, adding tower of joy on his long list of films where he plays the funny guy. This includes This thing you do (1996), You’ve got mail (1998), and Sahara (2005).

Leelee Sobieski ended up filming more romantic scenes with the two brothers, although much of it was cut from the final product.

Leelee Sobieski rounds out the main cast as Venna. As she joins the brothers halfway through the film, her presence signals the acceleration of antagonist Rusty Nail’s revenge. Only 17-18 years old when filming, Sobieski already had roles in deep impact (1998) and never been kissed (1999). Although she’s had a few roles here and there over the past two decades, she mostly avoids the spotlight and has focused her attention on her artistic career, as you can see. on his Instagram.

Besides the three main characters, the most important character is the vengeful trucker, Rusty Nail. Two people were hired to fill the role: one for the on-camera personality who appears at the end of the film, and one for the iconic voice heard on CB radio. Although both roles were uncredited, Matthew Kimbrough played Rusty Nail on camera. This character actor has had a wide range of small roles in film and television since the 1980s.

The role of Rusty Nail’s voice was a lot harder to fill, but if you listen closely, you might recognize the man behind that iconic voice.

The man behind the voice of “Rusty Nail”

You’ll never look at a CB radio the same way again.

For many fans, it was Rusty Nail’s deep, haunting voice calling Candy Cane over CB radio that made this movie so memorable. We tremble with fear and revulsion with Lewis, Fuller and Venna. The voice makes or breaks the film, which is why it was difficult to find their official Rusty Nail for the production.

During filming, someone on set would provide the voice of the film’s killer so that the rest of the cast would have someone to act out their scenes. It wasn’t until post-production that they finally found the right person to play the role: Ted Levine. If you’re unfamiliar with the name, you’ll definitely be familiar with his other roles.

Ted Levine haunts audiences as Buffalo Bill in Thesilenceofthelambsabove.

Ted Levine is best known for his role as serial killer Buffalo Bill in Thesilenceofthelambs (1991). He uses an equally haunting voice for this role as he tells a captured woman, “she rubs the lotion on her skin, or else she gets the hose back”. Perhaps it’s the subconscious memory of that role that makes Rusty Nail’s drawl so terrifying.

Movie and TV fans will also recognize Levine from Monk (2002-2009), shutter island (2010), and big sky (2020-), among many other roles.

Four alternate endings

In the film’s theatrical ending, the police find a dead body in the driver’s seat of Rusty Nail’s truck, assuming it is the man himself. But just as Venna and the Thomas brothers slowly begin to relax, they hear Rusty Nail’s voice on the ambulance’s CB radio. The killer has fled and the survivors will never feel safe again.

Venna takes matters into her own hands in an alternate ending to tower of joy.

That’s not the only ending they filmed, though. In the end, they had four alternate endings, which can be found on some DVD and Blu-ray releases of the film:

  • Lewis breaks a plank holding the truck up, causing it to crash into Rusty Nail, killing him.
  • Venna breaks free from her bonds, grabs the shotgun that was set up to kill her, and uses it to shoot Rusty Nail instead.
  • Rusty Nail ends up inside the hotel room and is pushed into the path of the shotgun when the cops enter, setting it off to shoot him.
  • During the cornfield scene, rather than jumping to the motel, Rusty Nail ends up chasing Lewis in his truck before hitting a tank and exploding. The trio then watch Rusty Nail die in the hospital from his burns before the final credits.

Interestingly, none of the alternate endings allowed Rusty Nail to survive the end of the film. Only the theatrical ending kept it alive and left the film open for a possible sequels.

More behind-the-scenes questions for tower of joy

The production used airplane landing lights in place of headlights during spooky night scenes.

1. The original working title of tower of joy has been To crush. Other final title contenders included barley sugar and highway horror.

2. It was renamed kill on the road in the UK and Roadkill in Australia due to the negative connotations of “joy rides” as stealing cars rather than fun roadtrips.

3. Most of the film takes place in Lewis’s car: a 1971 Chrysler Newport.

4. Rusty Nail’s death count: 2. He killed the driver of the ice cream truck, using his body as a decoy at the end of the film, and the night manager of the last motel. Although he ripped out the jawbone of the man in Room 17 and left him for dead, it appears he survived the official ending of the film.

The Lone Star Motel, where the brothers’ prank goes wrong, was filmed in Wells, Nevada.

5. Although considered an expansive road trip film, tower of joy was filmed only in California, Nevada and Utah.

6. In an alternate ending that included Rusty Nail’s semi-explosion, you can see a water tower in the background. The production spent $100,000 on the tower with plans for it to break down and pour water on his truck, but they ran out of time to film that aspect of the scene. With that ending not even being used, it was a sunk cost that never materialized.

We first see Rusty Nail himself as he creates an elaborate gun trap for Venna.

seven. No need to worry about the tape wrapped around Leelee Sobieski’s head and wrists in the final scene. The production used cling film instead so there was no adhesive to pull on her hair and skin.

8. Filming took much longer to tower of joy than is typical for movies. Filming began in 1999 and ended in 2001. With many reshoots and alternate endings, the filming duration lasted two years, whereas filming normally wraps in a few weeks or months at most.

9. tower of joy had a budget of $23 million and earned $36.6 million at the box office.

ten. Even though the box office profits weren’t significant, tower of joy was always a favorite for critics and fans alike. He has a rotten tomatoes rating of 74% and an audience score of 66%.

11. The cult success of tower of joy spawned two sequels: Joy Ride 2: Death Ahead (2008) and Joy Ride 3: Kill on the Road (2014), both of which were direct-to-video releases that did not feature any of the original cast.

Meet the author

Trisha Bartle

Trisha has been watching and loving horror movies since the 80s and is happy to write about them. She likes slasher and campy horror movies the most and her all time favorite is A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors. She hosts a “Halloween Movie Month” every October.

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10 Arguments All Horror Movie Fans Tackle https://horror-fanatics.com/10-arguments-all-horror-movie-fans-tackle/ Thu, 10 Nov 2022 16:15:00 +0000 https://horror-fanatics.com/10-arguments-all-horror-movie-fans-tackle/ From original movies like The menu to the new hellraiser, horror fans have plenty to choose from in fall 2022, proving just how versatile and popular the genre is. Although some releases are so well done that everyone praises their performances, twists and plots, it’s rare that a horror movie doesn’t cause disagreements among an […]]]>

From original movies like The menu to the new hellraiser, horror fans have plenty to choose from in fall 2022, proving just how versatile and popular the genre is. Although some releases are so well done that everyone praises their performances, twists and plots, it’s rare that a horror movie doesn’t cause disagreements among an enthusiastic audience.


It’s fun to enjoy a friendly debate over which is the best example of a subgenre or whether a new entry in a franchise is as exciting as what came before it. Horror fans often have similar conversations that get to the heart of why they love the genre.

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Which movie is better, hereditary or average?

Split image of Annie in Hereditary and Dani in Midsommar

Hereditary is so dark that it stunned audiences and continues to be discussed to this day. Ari Aster has established himself as a favorite writer/director thanks to his bold style. After watching the story of Annie Graham becoming demon-possessed and her children collapsing, fans were curious about Aster’s next film. Midsommar.

Hereditary is one of best motherhood movies and Midsommar is just as intense a ride. Horror fans often debate which is the best movie, and because movies can be so subjective, there’s no definitive answer. The films explore similar themes of family and tragedy.

What is considered the absolute best classic horror movie?

Freddy Krueger with knife fingers in A Nightmare on Elm Street

Most horror fans are introduced to the genre with some classic movies that are held up as prime examples of character development, real scares, clever direction, and villains that matter to the genre’s history. While fans agree on a handful of films that are considered the best crafted, no one can quite say which is the absolute best.

Fans consider freddie, the brilliantand The Exorcist be the favorite classics, and it’s hard to say which one is the best. These films have been a huge influence and inspiration for contemporary filmmakers.

Is the new Halloween trilogy any good?

Corey Cunningham in the photo from the end of Halloween

While horror fans agree that the 1978 Halloween is fantastic, it is more difficult to find a consensus on the trilogy released in 2018, 2021 and 2022. After watching Halloween endsaudiences discussed the need for these films and whether Laurie Strode’s story was properly concluded.

While the 2018 Halloween and halloween kills focus on Laurie’s relationship with her daughter Karen and granddaughter Alyson Nelson, and it’s compelling, Halloween ends focuses on a new character named Corey Cunningham. Audiences don’t know what they think of him since the franchise has always focused on Laurie.

Should there be more Scream movies?

Ghostface killer in a hospital in Scream 2022

Scream (2022) balance old and new characters and many fans of Scream franchise thinks the fifth film has the same sparkle, humor and vibe as the previous ones. This is a good thing since the franchise now has new writers and directors.

However, some still think the franchise can’t continue under Wes Craven’s brilliant direction, and not everyone believes there should be future movies. With Cry 6 a story in New York, that’s a fair point that’s up for debate.

Is Unfriended great or is the computer screen trend frustrating?

Blaire screams in Unfriended

friendless is a fun spin on the trend of putting an entire movie on a laptop screen, as Blaire Lily talks to her friends and they wonder if a spirit has taken over. Incredibly dark secrets come out and everyone’s true selves are revealed, which is not good for this group. The characters have horrible pasts that the ghost wants to expose.

Those who love this genre have many discussions about whether it is a good trend or if it has been overplayed. While some like the tone and setting of this Blumhouse movie, others don’t think it works and would like a different structure.

Are there prequels or remakes?

Mia Goth in Pearl

Of pearl at Fire starterthere have been several prequels and remakes released in 2022. These are still tough grounds to cover as comparison is the name of the game here. pearl is a brilliant and impressive example of a prequel that adds important and necessary detail to an already beloved story, and Ti West’s film is every bit as good as X.

Whenever a prequel or remake is announced, some will look forward to the chance to see popular characters again and learn more about a specific world. But perhaps even more will say there’s no reason to remake a classic movie and say a prequel can’t be as exciting and compelling as the first film.

Does The Final Girl Trope work?

Sally Hardesty tied to a chair in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

Sally Hardesty The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is one of best horror movie final girls and his ability to stand up to Leatherface is still impressive. It’s touching to watch Sally try to live while she’s shocked by Leatherface’s violence.

Horror fans often argue about the necessity and importance of the latest female trope. While at times these characters can be strong and well designed, and really fleshed out, some fans find the trope sexist and irritating.

What’s better, supernatural stories or more grounded slashers?

A demon behind Patrick Wilson in Insidious

Horror fans also argue over the best types of movies, as it can be subjective. Some think slashers are the most exciting because they feel grounded, but others enjoy watching a spirit haunt a family or a main character.

Some like the supernatural and like to see the twists this subgenre can take, with Insidious being one of the most popular releases of the last decade. Others think these movies never make sense and would rather watch a story that has a more relatable hook.

Is Halloween III cool and different or the worst movie in the franchise?

The pumpkin mask in Halloween III Season of the Witch

Halloween III: Season of the Witch stands out among the other franchise entries because it has nothing to do with the rest of the films. Laurie isn’t in it and it’s a sci-fi story about a mask-making factory, and the story takes place in some weird places.

It’s a movie that horror fans often talk about. For some it is a ignored and excellent horror sequel. To others, it’s confusing, weird, and doesn’t seem to fit the franchise. There will likely always be people who love this movie and those who choose to move past it by re-watching the rest of the film. Halloween movies, preferring to watch Laurie and Michael Myers instead.

Are Freddy Kruger or Jason Voorhes the ultimate horror villain?

Shared image of Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees

One of the funniest debates to have is about the ultimate horror villain. It is likely that fans will agree that the most famous is Freddy Krueger in freddie and Jason Voorhees in Friday 13. Both are out for revenge and have masks or outfits that everyone knows. They are also responsible for some disturbing deaths.

Since some prefer Freddy’s jokes and outfit to Jason’s hockey mask, and freddie is considered a more stylistically good film than the Friday 13 franchise, some might vote for Freddy here. Still, many appreciate Jason’s looks and love the campy fun of these movies set at Camp Crystal Lake.

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Why games are well suited to horror movies https://horror-fanatics.com/why-games-are-well-suited-to-horror-movies/ Sat, 05 Nov 2022 01:00:00 +0000 https://horror-fanatics.com/why-games-are-well-suited-to-horror-movies/ Horror, especially in recent years, is a very crafty and unique genre. Some movies are pretty straightforward, some make you think, and some are just weird. But some movies are pure and simple fun. Movies that are good for movie night or those that just dive into the genre. Perhaps the most interesting and entertaining […]]]>

Horror, especially in recent years, is a very crafty and unique genre. Some movies are pretty straightforward, some make you think, and some are just weird. But some movies are pure and simple fun. Movies that are good for movie night or those that just dive into the genre. Perhaps the most interesting and entertaining concept for a horror movie is games.


Now you might think we’re talking horror video games adapted into movies, but while it’s an absolutely fun genre, it’s in a category of its own. We’re talking about in-person games turned into horror movie plots – whether they’re board games or puzzles.

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The subgenre has a knack for spoiling audience nostalgia with dread and often plays on such a thing. There are versions of classic childhood games like hide and seek and complex escape rooms. What’s most interesting, however, is how different each feels from the other – where some lean more towards the horror aspect, others go for a more humorous and aesthetically pleasing route. Whatever the choice, they are always a one of a kind piece and are a great era.

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The gamification of horror

It’s only natural that when you think of horror, you think of jumping, gory scares or killers stalking in the shadows – so the thought of fun games slipped into that environment seems like something that just wouldn’t work. But it’s quite surprising how well it works. It’s also surprising how much horror games can sometimes derive from the fun they seem to originate. Sure, on paper, turning silly party games like Would You Rather and Truth or Dare into horror movies sounds like a fun concept, but seeing it updated is pretty terrifying. In 2012 would you rather in particular, the film fills its audience with so much dread and a game that is normally played with the most outrageous and stupid options is turned into a game of life or death.

There are also movies like Bodies, bodies, bodies which are more of a comic version of the subgenre, opting for more modernized humor and light tricks rather than jump scares and gore. But even with the humor, it’s still a terrifying situation that seems rather helpless, especially considering that they’re pretty isolated in one place, which is often the case in horror movies centered on the game. The characters are usually stuck in one place, fighting their challenge and trying to escape. He can feel claustrophobic and anxious and only adds to the seriousness of the character’s situation.

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Often these films take aspects of classic horror and mix them with a more humorous or lighthearted feel that appeals to many audiences today. It is a balance that has been most famously attempted by Scream in 1996, but has since become a bigger part of the genre, and it fits in extraordinarily well when incorporating games into horror. After all, they are just that: games. They are meant to be fun.

But there’s also the underlying morality of these films that is often lost. Since the games played often become a fight to survive, the characters will do anything to get by. Even if it means sabotaging those around them or sacrificing someone else to ensure their own safety. This sometimes makes the characters hard to root for, because everything gets so carnal, but maybe that’s what makes them so interesting to watch.

Why gamification works

Game-centric horror movies are entertaining because of how different they are. There’s so much creativity in the subgenre, and each film is different from the last, often with stellar twists you don’t see coming. But that doesn’t always equate to something succeeding in what it attempts. On paper, it doesn’t feel like horror games should perform as well – in fact, they often seem better suited to comedies or straightforward thrillers. So it’s surprising every time a new one hits theaters. But what makes them work?

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As we know, horror has certain rules, and those rules help make games work so well. You can’t drink or take drugs and a lot of the games are drinking games. You can’t ask who is there. You cannot move alone. You cannot separate from your group. You cannot have sex. And of course these are all things that feel completely natural so of course they are done. It only adds to the atmosphere and amps up the tension, just knowing that these actions are big no-no’s in a horror movie.

But perhaps the fear factor also comes from playing nostalgia and transforming classic childhood games into survival of the most appropriate situations. It will always be unnerving to see a game that we know to be innocent and friendly turn into a terror-filled nightmare. But sometimes it also comes down to the fact that the situation is often hopeless, as most of the games the characters play are cheated and unwinnable, which makes the character’s situations more stressful. The biggest example being Seen sureand while not all games are truly unwinnable, there is often some sort of body modification that must be done to successfully win.

Ultimately, horror is an ever-evolving genre, and it’s always nice to see something new come out of it that gets audiences talking. And while game-centric horror is a relatively small subgenre in the grand scheme, it only serves to make each movie feel unique in its own right and like a breath of fresh air.

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Exclusive Photos + Quotes from the Set of Milford’s New Horror Movie https://horror-fanatics.com/exclusive-photos-quotes-from-the-set-of-milfords-new-horror-movie/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 08:55:10 +0000 https://horror-fanatics.com/exclusive-photos-quotes-from-the-set-of-milfords-new-horror-movie/ In August (2022), we shared with you that a horror movie was filming in the local area called “Candlewood”. Filming is now complete and we have the opportunity to recap everything we learned and saw. Below, you’ll see footage from the set of the film. We spoke to the filmmakers again on Tuesday (1/11/22) and […]]]>

In August (2022), we shared with you that a horror movie was filming in the local area called “Candlewood”. Filming is now complete and we have the opportunity to recap everything we learned and saw.

Below, you’ll see footage from the set of the film.

We spoke to the filmmakers again on Tuesday (1/11/22) and asked them to complete filming, we heard from director Myke “Foo” Furhman and writer/executive producer Victoria Flores-Argue. . Listen below

Exclusive photos, videos and interviews from the set of Milford’s new horror film

“Candlewood” is a horror movie that just wrapped filming in New Milford, CT. Here’s how the filmmakers described the project on their Indiegogo:

“Candlewood is the first of three films in the psychological/horror feature film franchise. A blended family moves from the city to a small town in Connecticut, where a local urban legend adds chaos and terror to an already Fragile. The loyal patriarch, who desperately wants his family to see him not as a failure but as the father who did it all so he could keep his family together through tough times. Candlewood follows a family leaving New York for a more lifeful life. single in the country town of New Milford, Ct. The haunting and mysterious true stories of hikers who disappeared near a popular state park, Lover’s Leap, coupled with the city of Jerusalem at the bottom of Candlewood Lake, give credibility to our narrative. We bring to life the struggle of good versus evil and what happens when old and outdated traditions are challenged.”

A while ago I got in touch with the people behind the film, invited them to the I-95 Morning Show with Ethan, Lou and Dave and talked about the film and the shooting in New Milford. We spoke with director Myke Furhman and writer/executive producer Victoria Flores-Argue. During that chat, I asked to be in the movie, telling the duo that I had some experience in TV shows that never aired on TV. Against all expectations, they invited me to participate and I visited the set on October 20 to shoot a scene that is important. I was extremely nervous and had no idea what to expect. Below are some insider moments from my day on set and others.

I even shot a short film myself as I drove down the 44 mile driveway to filming.

Listen, I’ve shared my experiences with a few of the people associated with the film, but there are many more cast and crew that I haven’t had any interactions with that need to be mentioned. The film also features: Joel Bryant – I saw him briefly, he said hello and he is handsome.

Seen in LA Macabre, Welcome to Sanditon, Criminal Minds. Lisann Valentine – I saw her briefly, she smiled at me, she is beautiful.

Seen on The Blacklist, New Amsterdam, Blue Bloods, Jessica Jones & Narcos.

  • Caroline McCormick
  • Ibanez Coulter
  • Armen Garo
  • Isabelle Lysiak
  • Lisa Hind
  • Jeanine Flynn
  • Jessica Altchiler

Below you can see the crew setting up a drone shot.

I asked Victoria what’s next for fans now that filming has wrapped, and when we got to see it in theaters, here’s what she had to say:

“The release will most likely be around this time next year, with the aim of a theatrical release. We’ll be having a Bank Street premiere party right after the release, as we’ll probably be under contract, so we’ll have to wait for that It will be awesome with an after party If people want to come they can always get tickets on our indiegogo country.”

Teaser Candlewood of american media, inc. on Vimeo.

Something like this is fantastic for New Milford, this kind of thing can raise people’s pride and spirit for their hometown. It’s already a place to be proud of, which only adds to New Milford’s reputation and charm.

PS My career in broadcasting has opened so many doors it would otherwise have been closed to my face. I could say “I’m lucky” but luck has nothing to do with it. It’s the hard work, charisma, sex dance moves and foot-only karate that keep the doors open for me.

Below is a copy of our first interview with the filmmakers from September 2022.

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Explore beyond the rusting gates of Danbury’s oldest cemetery on Wooster Street

I live just down the block from Wooster Street Cemetery and every time I pass I am always struck by how strange it is. You have this quiet, beautiful place dedicated to the people who were buried there, in the middle of a busy city and hardly anyone ever goes there. I decided to go take a deeper look and see what was beyond the iron gates and stone walls.

44 images from inside the Haunting + Historic Danbury Old Jail

Rich history and survival is the story of the old Danbury Gaol. Its historical significance in Hat City is indisputable, and many locals know some facts. What people may not know is that it took a lot of effort from many Danbury residents to keep it protected. It’s no miracle that it exists today, it’s the result of hard work and honoring the city’s narrative. Here I share with you some of the facts that make the old prison special, the work it took to keep it intact, and why I found the space haunting.

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This Lemur Poking His Nose Deserves His Own Horror Movie https://horror-fanatics.com/this-lemur-poking-his-nose-deserves-his-own-horror-movie/ Sun, 30 Oct 2022 18:13:00 +0000 https://horror-fanatics.com/this-lemur-poking-his-nose-deserves-his-own-horror-movie/ One thing I didn’t expect to do this week was laugh out loud at a video of a lemur picking its nose. But here we are. Even if you’re gross, it’s worth sticking around to find out why scientists were so shocked by the lemur’s nose-picking prowess. An aye-aye (a endangered lemur that lives in […]]]>

One thing I didn’t expect to do this week was laugh out loud at a video of a lemur picking its nose. But here we are. Even if you’re gross, it’s worth sticking around to find out why scientists were so shocked by the lemur’s nose-picking prowess.

An aye-aye (a endangered lemur that lives in Madagascar) is the star of a new study published this week in the Journal of Zoology titled “A review of nose picking in primates with new evidence for its occurrence in Daubentonia madagascariensis.” Daubentonia madagascariensis is the scientific name for aye-ayes.

The research team said a video of a captive aye-aye named Kali at the Duke Lemur Center in North Carolina represents the first time an aye-aye has been recorded picking its nose and eat snot. Principal author of the study Anne-Claire Fabrea biologist from the University of Bern, captured the images, which you really have to see to believe.

Here’s the rundown: Kali thrusts her 3-inch-long (8 centimeters) third finger into her nasal cavity. The finger pretty much disappears before she pulls it out and cleans it with her mouth. Aye-ayes have six numbers on each hand.

Fabre described the “nose-picking” as “impressive” in a Statement from the Natural History Museum in the UK on Thursday.

Aye-ayes typically use this long middle finger to extract food from trees, but it seems to work very well for digging into the depths of its own head. Nose-picking evidence adds yes-yes to an exclusive list of about a dozen nose-picking primates, including humans, chimpanzees and gorillas.

Study co-author Roberto Portela Miguez was surprised by the initial video, but there was more to come. “We were in even greater surprise when we used the CT scan to see how nose picking works internally, and the scan was mind-blowing. We were shocked at the reconstruction that the aye-aye finger could reach through his nose almost to the back of his throat,” he said

Now that you’ve had time to process the video, check out this graph showing what the scanner revealed. The green extension represents the aye-aye finger.

This look inside an aye-aye’s head shows just how far his long middle finger can reach while picking his nose.

Anne-Claire Fabre/Renaud Boistel

There’s a nifty scientific vocabulary to go along with that. “Rhinotillexis” refers to the picking of the nose and “mucophagy” is the act of ingesting it. The team is interested in hearing from researchers to see if they have observed nose-picking activities in the wild, or if the aye-aye’s nasal scooping could be linked to captivity.

It’s more than a “wow, look at that crazy thing” moment. Researchers are studying not only which species pick their noses, but why they do it, a topic that hasn’t been studied much. The behavior is observed in animals with great dexterity, although it is possible that it is not limited to primates.

The “why” of all this is a bit more hazy. The article states that rhinotillexis “remains poorly understood and only a few scientific studies have attempted to elucidate the origin and potential relevance of this behavior.” Possible reasons could be to ease the discomfort of dried mucus or to gain some hydration from a quick bite.

The science team hopes its review of evidence for nose-snipping in primates will spark more research into the neglected topic and also draw attention to aye-ayes, which are threatened by habitat loss and hunting. The study also shows that deep scientific inspiration can come from unlikely places, like a snotty lemur.

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14 best horror movies on HBO Max to stream right now https://horror-fanatics.com/14-best-horror-movies-on-hbo-max-to-stream-right-now/ Thu, 27 Oct 2022 21:45:08 +0000 https://horror-fanatics.com/14-best-horror-movies-on-hbo-max-to-stream-right-now/ When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. HBO Max is home to tons of horror movies perfect for the spooky season. Some of the service’s best horror movies include classics like “The Shining” and more recent hits like “The Witch.” You can sign up for HBO Max for […]]]>

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  • HBO Max is home to tons of horror movies perfect for the spooky season.
  • Some of the service’s best horror movies include classics like “The Shining” and more recent hits like “The Witch.”
  • You can sign up for HBO Max for $10/month with ads or $15/month without ads.

HBO Max is part of the best streaming services on the market with hit series like “Dragon Houseand popular Warner Brothers films. With Halloween just around the corner, it’s also home to tons of excellent horror films perfect for watching this spooky season.

Below, we’ve highlighted some of the best service offerings, from “A Nightmare on Elm Street” to “The Witch.” We’ve limited our selection to films rated “Fresh” by the review aggregator rotten tomatoesmeaning they have a score of 60% or higher.

If you’re looking for even scarier movies to watch this Halloween, you can also check out our Hulu Horror Movie and Amazon Prime Video Horror Movie roundups.

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Barbarian: where to stream the scariest horror movie https://horror-fanatics.com/barbarian-where-to-stream-the-scariest-horror-movie/ Mon, 24 Oct 2022 18:27:43 +0000 https://horror-fanatics.com/barbarian-where-to-stream-the-scariest-horror-movie/ Once in a while, a horror movie surprises the public and the box office. Barbaric, written and directed by Zach Cregger and starring Georgina Campbell, Bill Skarsgård and Justin Long, looks set to be the surprise hit of 2022 thanks to an extremely fun story structure with jaw-dropping twists. To say more about the film’s […]]]>

Once in a while, a horror movie surprises the public and the box office. Barbaric, written and directed by Zach Cregger and starring Georgina Campbell, Bill Skarsgård and Justin Long, looks set to be the surprise hit of 2022 thanks to an extremely fun story structure with jaw-dropping twists. To say more about the film’s story would spoil the fun, and that kind of low-key response from people recommending the film is part of the reason the film grossed over $40 million worldwide on a budget. of $4 million.

While low-budget comedies and dramas tend to get left out or go straight to streaming these days, horror movies can still pull in big business relative to their ambitions due to the shock and the surprise inherent in a good scary story. The adrenaline-fueled buzz that a particularly heart-shattering scare or creatively deployed gruesome imagery can provide remains a draw for casual audiences just hoping to see something new. Plus, seeing a horror movie with an audience is one of the best theatrical experiences since you can hear your movie mates gasp and scream with all the utter scares.

Barbaric also isn’t the only horror movie to enjoy strong word of mouth and genuinely spooky scares, like Paramount Pictures Smile also wins over audiences week after week with its traumatic terror.

Ironically, Barbaric almost didn’t have a chance to be the surprise hit of 2022. Acquired by Disney as part of the deal with 20th Century Fox, the film was slated to debut on Hulu, but after strong test screenings and premiering at San Diego Comic-Con 2022, the positive reception was impossible to ignore. Part of the film’s appeal is its clever, dark sense of humor, which makes sense considering writer/director Cregger was a member of the cult-favorite sketch group. The Whitest Kids You Knew, which had a long series on Fuse and IFC. Cregger is just the latest in what seems to be a trend of comedians becoming very successful in the horror genre, following Jordan Peele, Zoe Lister-Jones and Danny McBride, who co-wrote the recent Halloween trilogy.

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TikTok gets its first horror movie – Rolling Stone https://horror-fanatics.com/tiktok-gets-its-first-horror-movie-rolling-stone/ Fri, 21 Oct 2022 17:27:37 +0000 https://horror-fanatics.com/tiktok-gets-its-first-horror-movie-rolling-stone/ If you think the scariest thing ICT Tac This is how anyone over 30 feels culturally ignorant, you’re in for a treat. The platform has its first horror movie under the tag @lostgirl_emerson, and it seems to have it all: creepy noises, creepy dolls, and, of course, a goth girl dancing in her living room, […]]]>

If you think the scariest thing ICT Tac This is how anyone over 30 feels culturally ignorant, you’re in for a treat. The platform has its first horror movie under the tag @lostgirl_emerson, and it seems to have it all: creepy noises, creepy dolls, and, of course, a goth girl dancing in her living room, unaware that a mysterious figure is walking by. reflected in it. TV screen.

“The main character, Emerson, posts videos over a 10-day period, documenting something she first perceives as supernatural, only to discover it’s something even more sinister,” director Jason said. Zada, who directed the project with writer Nate Atkins. in a statement to rolling stone. “It’s part of a larger narrative world that [we] developed for a feature film in pre-production, titled Janus.” This film is produced by Steven Schneider of Paranormal, insidious activityand Divide fame and will begin filming in February. The project also has a instagram And one Etsy Shop where you can buy the aforementioned scary dolls – if you dare.

Zada and Atkins were previously behind the viral Facebook app Take this lollipopwhich launched in 2011. The app took the user’s personal information and made them the protagonist of a horror movie – and the victim of a stalker.

“The first cinematic experience played on the very real growing concern over data security that for years had been splashed endlessly in the news headlines,” Zada has already said rolling stone. “Lollipop codified a collective sentiment about what might happen if personal data fell into the hands of a stalker.

“The audience loved it. Facebook, no. Their attorneys called,” Zada ​​added. “Every major news outlet called. The website saw hundreds of millions of hits and the film received billions of media impressions. More than that, it left an indelible mark on our collective sense of security in line.

In 2020, Zada ​​launched a sequel, Take this lollipop 2a sort of immersive version of the horror movie Host where the user enters a Zoom chat only to watch every member being removed by the original app stalker. “AI and deep fakes are so powerful now. Presidents, celebrities and athletes have been deeply faked,” Zada said. “The first Lollipop warned people of the dangers of sharing personal information online. Now we want to show the world how someone can actually become you.

The TikTok horror film follows in the footsteps of the 2006 YouTube horror series Lonelygirl15, which was billed as the true vlog of a homeschooled girl whose parents are part of a blood cult. And then there is Dear David, a viral Twitter thread about a child host by illustrator Adam Ellis who is currently being made into a movie. (Ellis never really accepted that the story was fictional.)

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