Horror Movie – Horror Fanatics http://horror-fanatics.com/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 05:33:03 +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 Best Horror Movies To Watch Alone, According To Reddit https://horror-fanatics.com/10-best-horror-movies-to-watch-alone-according-to-reddit/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 03:00:00 +0000 https://horror-fanatics.com/10-best-horror-movies-to-watch-alone-according-to-reddit/ While horror fans can’t wait to find out Nope and Halloween ends in cinemas, there is something particularly terrifying and fun about watching a horror movie alone at home. Those who love the genre enjoy a story with a weird setting, with characters in wild situations they might not get out of alive. Fans on […]]]>

While horror fans can’t wait to find out Nope and Halloween ends in cinemas, there is something particularly terrifying and fun about watching a horror movie alone at home. Those who love the genre enjoy a story with a weird setting, with characters in wild situations they might not get out of alive.

Fans on Reddit are sharing the movies someone should pick up when they’re lonely and ready to get scared, from a few classics to more recent stories about weird motels, creatures in a North Carolina cave and an adaptation of a popular video game.

Vacancy (2007)

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Amy and David in bed on vacation

The greatest horror movies to watch alone have an immediately disturbing place and that’s certainly the case in the 2007 film Vacancy. Amy and David Fox have to stay in a motel when their car stops working, and to make matters worse, they experience strain in their marriage.

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Redditor Screaming Shadows recommended this as a film to watch alone, writing “it was extremely suspenseful with some very tense scenes”. The movie has fascinating characters, including Mason, who runs the motel.

Black Christmas (1974)

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Black Christmas 1974 Olivia Hussey as Jess Bradford

Redditor LInternationale posted that “To be alone at home, I recommend the original black christmas.” There are two remakes and the 1974 film is considered one of the best Canadian horror films.

The film has a perfectly spooky location as the main characters are sorority sisters who are celebrating the winter holidays at their home when they receive a spooky phone call. They then realize that they are being terrorized by a killer. Since black christmas is a slasher debut, it’s interesting to watch it and see how these common storytelling elements started.


Event Horizon (1997)

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Event Horizon Movie

Responding in a thread about creepy movies to watch when hanging out at home alone, Redditor -Fapologue- wrote, “Event horizon is one of my all-time favorites.”

Event horizon takes place in the future in 2047 and tells the story of astronauts trying to locate a ship that is near Neptune. The film is captivating because the audience hopes that the team will succeed. It’s an atmospheric film that horror fans could watch on their own without distractions.

The Descent (2006)

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A night vision camera showing a girl and a ghoul in The Descent

The 2006 film The Descent is about a group of friends hiking in the North Carolina Appalachians. They are brave lovers of adventure and they seem more than capable of handling any tough outdoor activity, which makes whatever situation they find themselves in all the more haunting.


For Redditor IlliniXCLowering was a pretty good alone-in-the-dark type movie for me the first time I saw it.” It’s hard not to be scared watching the characters encounter creepy named creatures.

Sinister (2012)

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Ethan Hawke in Sinister

Redditor Chiefontour suggested”Claim“like a great movie to watch alone and Redditor AL3XCAL1BUR added, “These movies are scary.” The 2012 film features a family moving into the most intensely haunted house possible.

There are many scary scenes in Claim as Ellison Oswalt begins living in a house where a family has been brutally murdered. A true detective writer, Ellison is fascinated and begins to do more research, realizing that his own family is in grave danger and they may not make it out of this house alive.


The Sixth Sense (1999)

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Redditor maywellflower advised”The sixth sensefor a solo movie night, which is a great idea since many fans of the genre consider it an absolutely chilling story.

Watching Cole Sear share his gift for seeing ghosts with Dr. Malcolm Crowe is equally endearing and unnerving. The characters really shine in this movie, as they talk about topics like the supernatural and heartbreak.

The Shining (1980)

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Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance in The Shining

the brilliant holds up and there’s always something new to enjoy. The story of writer Jack Torrance staying at the Overlook Hotel with his family never tires, as there are so many elements for fans of the genre to choose from.


Redditor Berdahl88 wrote: “I like to watch the brilliant alone in the dark.” This would definitely make the viewing experience even better. It’s also fair to say that the brilliant has one of the most beloved and recognizable horror settings, because audiences love how just looking outside the hotel is enough to send a shiver down someone’s spine.

It (1990)

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Pennywise holds balloons in it

While 2017 This is a pretty solid movie based on a Stephen King novel, Redditor fourth wall crisis recommended the two-part ’90s miniseries for home movie night. The fan wrote: “The way Tim Curry breaks the fourth wall and seems to threaten us, the viewer, is still one of my favorite bits of cinema.”

Tim Curry’s Pennywise has a memorable, eerie smile that’s hard not to shudder at, making him a good pick when no one else is around. It’s the kind of story that feels even scarier when you’re home alone thanks to this classic villain.

Silent Hill (2006)

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Silent Hill Movie

silent Hill influenced other video games, and by replying in a thread about horror movies for a night at home, Redditor Lestat_24 suggested”Silent Hill,which is based on the 1999 game.

When Christopher and Rose De Silva see that their child Sharon is sleepwalking, they think it might be a good idea to go to Silent Hill, a spooky town that Sharon also dreams of. Immediately, Sharon disappears, starting an intriguing story.

It Follows (2015)

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Redditor Restoration Course said It follows “would be my rec” for a scary movie to watch when no one else is home.

As Jay Height learns what is happening to her and that she must sleep with someone to pass on the curse, it’s impossible not to invest heavily in knowing if she will succeed. The film is smart and exciting, with a plot that never stops moving.

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Subscribe to the Black Women Directors Newsletter | black writers week https://horror-fanatics.com/subscribe-to-the-black-women-directors-newsletter-black-writers-week/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 13:05:48 +0000 https://horror-fanatics.com/subscribe-to-the-black-women-directors-newsletter-black-writers-week/ Welcome to the first Black Women Directors newsletter of 2022. In a way, we are now in May, which means we are already almost halfway through 2022, which turned out to be a mountain a year’s emotional Russian for a multitude of reasons. time is running out from us for real. Either way, there’s a […]]]>

Welcome to the first Black Women Directors newsletter of 2022. In a way, we are now in May, which means we are already almost halfway through 2022, which turned out to be a mountain a year’s emotional Russian for a multitude of reasons. time is running out from us for real. Either way, there’s a lot of news related to black female directors, so let’s get to it:

NANNYNikyatu Jusu’s haunting and lavishly photographed horror film about motherhood, immigration, cultural clashes and the pain of starting over in another country, debuted at Sundance earlier this year – and scooped the GRAND PRIZE OF THE JURY. NANNY has a distribution agreement through Blumhouse and Amazon; I can’t wait for this movie to have a wider release. Its star, Anna Diop, has a radiant and irresistible presence.

Master, an atmospheric horror film about the psychological terror inflicted on black women at a fictional Ivy League school in the Northeast starring Regina Hall and Zoe Renee (from jinn fame) also debuted at Sundance earlier this year and was purchased and released by Amazon. Its director, Mariama Diallo, also directed the campy horror short Wolf Hairthat you can watch here.

Another Sundance debut that also featured Regina Hall, Honk for Jesus, save your soul will air on the Peacock streaming channel over Labor Day weekend. The film, which was directed by Adamma and Adanne Ebo, also stars Sterling K. Brown as a disgraced mega-church pastor who, along with his (overly) devoted wife (Hall), works to rebuild their reputation while competing with the pastors of another mega-church. I love a good social satire and this one had me laughing out loud for many moments.

Nijla Mu’min’s beautiful and sensitive coming-of-age film, jinnis currently available to stream on the Criterion Channel, so get started right away.

Numa Perrier directed the romantic comedy The perfect find starring Gabrielle Union and Keith Powers for Netflix, keep your eyes peeled for a release date and trailer soon, which should arrive later this year.


And even if it’s not movies, I hope you’ve watched shows created by black women like Abbott Elementary School, the hilarious and heartwarming sitcom about Philadelphia public school teachers created by and starring Quinta Brunson. It also stars Tyler James Williams, Janelle James and the legendary Sheryl Lee Ralph.

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Scare Zone Movie Review, A Horror Movie Set In A Duty X Horror Maze https://horror-fanatics.com/scare-zone-movie-review-a-horror-movie-set-in-a-duty-x-horror-maze/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 21:34:00 +0000 https://horror-fanatics.com/scare-zone-movie-review-a-horror-movie-set-in-a-duty-x-horror-maze/ By ABBIE BERNSTEIN / Editor Published: June 18, 2022 / 2:34 PM SCARY ZONE poster | © 2022 Terror Films Evaluation: UnclassifiedStars: Arian Ash, Chris Burns, Neil Brown Jr., Simon Needham, Michele Feren, Jordan Woods-RobinsonWriter: Jon BinkowskiDirector: Jon BinkowskiDistributer: horror moviesRelease date: May 27, 2022 (Terror Films Channel); June 3¸, 2022 (wide and digital VOD); […]]]>

By ABBIE BERNSTEIN / Editor

Published: June 18, 2022 / 2:34 PM

SCARY ZONE poster | © 2022 Terror Films

Evaluation: Unclassified
Stars: Arian Ash, Chris Burns, Neil Brown Jr., Simon Needham, Michele Feren, Jordan Woods-Robinson
Writer: Jon Binkowski
Director: Jon Binkowski
Distributer: horror movies
Release date: May 27, 2022 (Terror Films Channel); June 3¸, 2022 (wide and digital VOD); original theatrical release June 10, 2010

SCARY ZONE is a solid (but not exemplary) example of the horror subgenre that takes place in spooky Halloween attractions. Originally published in 2010, SCARY ZONE is now distributed on VOD and digital by Terror Films, which also hosts the film on its own channel.

SCARY ZONE has the advantage, like that of 2006 A DARK JOURNEY, to be partially shot in a theme park, here Universal Studios Orlando. Director/writer Jon Binkowski derives great production value from a number of well-crafted sets. The premise is that entrepreneur Oliver Peters (Simon Needham) produces a horror maze in a mall, the Scare Zone, which is open for three nights, culminating on Halloween.

It’s Scare Zone’s third year, as we’re told at the top by Spider (Neil Brown Jr.), Oliver’s right-hand man. Other Scare Zone veterans are performer Summer (Michele Feren) and goth cashier Claire (Arian Ash). Between them, they instruct “cast” newbies in their roles: vampire, mad doctor, living autopsy victim, and so on. There are also rules – don’t touch customers, don’t go wild with guns, etc.

But even before Scare Zone opens for its first night of the new year, audiences know there’s a killer on the loose. Who is it, and why are they killing?

The SCARY ZONE labyrinth is respectable in itself. However, Binkowski doesn’t use it in such a way that the main characters are confused as to what is fake and what is real blood, limbs, etc. This negates one of the main story potentials of the setting.

In fact, Binkowski aims to do something more character-driven than usual. Her intentions are good, as is Ash’s performance as the troubled Claire. However, it goes just far enough to make it seem like there should be a stronger bridge between this aspect of SCARY ZONE and the killer’s motives. Once the reveals begin, we have more questions than we’d like.

The gore is plentiful and effective. Needham gives Oliver a kind of sweet enthusiasm, which makes us believe in his “the show must go on” philosophy. Brown also scores as the Crafty Spider.

In some ways, SCARY ZONE looks like it could be a lot older than it is. There are cellphones out there to let us know we’re in the 21st century, but a lot of the elements look like they’re from the 70s. the editing and pacing are also retro.

This extends to sensitivities regarding women. There’s also a running gag with Spanish-speaking workers engaging in stereotyping, but not overtly negative.

What’s oddest, though perhaps in keeping with how the plot doesn’t make the most of the setting, is that there aren’t a lot of jumps. Binkowski scores a few, but often establishes where a threat will come from rather than looking for surprise.

What’s better SCARY ZONE is his love for the genre. It’s easy to imagine the driven Oliver being a stand-in for filmmaker Binkowski, rolling with whatever obstacles come his way to ensure his audience gets their Halloween treats.

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Body Horror and Growing Up Trans https://horror-fanatics.com/body-horror-and-growing-up-trans/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 21:17:43 +0000 https://horror-fanatics.com/body-horror-and-growing-up-trans/ Body horror is trans. Cressa Beer explains why. When I was 17, I had to give an almost hour-long presentation on an artist of my choice in my high school art history class. As other children presented icons like Van Gogh and Dali, I tortured everyone with giant projections of feverish landscapes featuring melted fetuses […]]]>


Body horror is trans. Cressa Beer explains why.


When I was 17, I had to give an almost hour-long presentation on an artist of my choice in my high school art history class. As other children presented icons like Van Gogh and Dali, I tortured everyone with giant projections of feverish landscapes featuring melted fetuses and metal towers resembling bones, portraits of biomechanical creatures demons whose bodies contained both penises and vaginas, complete with clips from the iconic horror film Extraterrestrial. My classroom activity involved having two friends hold body pillows on either side of the door, forming a recognizable vulva shape, and passing the students – and the teacher – around while my friends “twitched” around of their entry. I was this child.

I was of course introducing HR Giger, whose surreal and nightmarish work is best known as the Oscar-winning conception of the xenomorph monster movie. I’ve had a lifelong obsession with the xenomorph, as well as Giger. My parents liked to say it started while I was in utero, when they went to a screening of the sequel. aliens and (supposedly) I kicked; during my teenage years, while other girls were pasting NSync posters, I had pages from my Giger calendar pasted on my wall; when i was old enough i got a xenomorph tattoo looking at you over my shoulder if i wear the right top. But it wasn’t until I recognized myself as transgender that I fully understood what the obsession really was.

As I grew into my teens, I found myself gravitating to movies that all shared a certain thematic element, which I learned as “body horror.” Many media that fall into this category can be quite narratively diverse, but their common thread is always around a human whose anatomy begins to change against their will, usually in grotesque and gruesome ways. What particularly interested me obsessively was Cronenberg’s book. Flythe Borg in Star Trek: The Next Generation TNG, and even the Phalanx in the x-men comics.

For me, there was something beyond the terror I was witnessing, there was a fascination, a strange recognition. The slow transformation of Jeff Goldblum into an unrecognizable mutation of himself, Rogue transformed into fleshy circuit boards, or Picard mutilated in order to turn his body into a vessel for the further reproduction of a virulent race; it all completely destroyed me when i was a kid, but i couldn’t stop biting that sore tooth. Because there, right inside of me, things were happening during puberty that I couldn’t control and couldn’t stop, let alone understand, and I didn’t even have room to explore the why all this. It drove me so crazy that I ended up trying to kill myself.

With this silent devastation now a staple of my life, I gravitated towards body horror even more, craving stories where I could see someone going through what felt like my experience, whether or not I fully acknowledged the right at the time. One of the most extreme examples I’ve found is Shinya Tsukamoto’s Tetsuo the iron man, which even deals directly with how terrifying your genitals get (even if this movie does it in a horribly misogynistic way). This movie hit like a hammer in the face, the disturbing and nauseating body transformations. All I could do was keep watching and say “yes, kind of like that”.

I’m not being profound or original when I say that body horror is something trans people will always know better than cis people, even if we don’t have the language to articulate why. “Puberty sucks for everyone”, of course, yes. But for a trans person, it can be daily, almost hourly misery; your body ceases to be yours, actively betraying you. It’s almost like a split. There is now the you that you are and the you that is seen by the world, the sight of which can be enough to ruin your sanity and can lead to self-harm.

Of course, I cannot overstate the need for free and easily accessible transition health care. The example I always like to set is that if a cis boy started growing boobs one day, there would be literally no questions or barriers to getting immediate care; Trans kids basically get patronized and dismissed: “it’s just a phase” or “deal with it”. Although I may not have developed any mechanical appendages or extra mouths, my body was in pain until I could transition.

Cis people, mostly cis men, make these movies because I imagine to some degree for them that there’s no greater threat than your body working directly against you, making something monstrous out of you . The thought of losing agency on your fragile meat vessel is enough to send shivers down your spine. There’s also the politics of the body-horror film, which is a long-standing patriarchal version of morality that carries us to the present day with the passage of violently transphobic laws and the repetition of absurd violent transphobias by celebrities with giant platforms: your deviation from the binary, from your conditioned usefulness, makes you something to be feared, a wicked beast. It gives me and other trans people extra layers of understanding. “Monstrosity” is defined by the larger cultural system of acceptance, “beauty” and ultimately the capacity for work and reproduction.

Various cultural mythologies have given rise to body horror, monstrous transformations for those deemed deviant. The older I got, the more affinities I found with some of the Greek myths. Before my xenomorph idolization, Medusa was a precocious love (thanks to Ray Harryhausen and Clash of the Titans). Her change is even more terrifying because it is her “punishment” for being raped (the message here loud and clear for anyone living in the world as a woman).

Ovid’s version of Scylla also places a lifelong burden on a woman who has stepped out of her expected role, her lower half turning into vicious dog heads. Body horror considers “evil” anything that doesn’t fit a very specific body type (cis, able-bodied, reproductive); I, and other trans people, can perhaps resonate with what happens to these characters whose bodies morph to their horror. But in these stories, it’s now bodies that must be destroyed to return to a more “normal” state and do their part to reinforce a conservative view of a binary (which, writing it, sounds a lot like this that the GOP and TERF would like to do).

This is in fact what can lead to identification with the monster, the “bad guy”. Queer people of all kinds are no strangers to this idea. For me my body was changing in ways that I fantasized about ending violently, and yet now happily and healthily transitioning all I have to do is tune into the news or social media to deal with a daily onslaught of people trying to convince me that I am the degenerate, terrifying monster here to infect and corrupt others. (Trans people are currently in the crosshairs. But this is a hate conspiracy that has been used against different marginalized people for decades to stir up cultural hysteria for political power and the ideology of supremacy The lack of self-awareness would be comical if it weren’t so dangerous).

It wasn’t until a highly controversial French film last year that we saw anything to reverse that paradigm. Although not directly a Trans film, Titanium struck me in a way that no other body horror had before (or really any movie in general). It’s because there’s so much Trans experience not only in the “horror” element, but also in its reversal of common Trans stereotypes in movies. Here we see a character’s unwanted transformation met not only with compassion and love, but its own outcome is to discover the authenticity within. The more monster they become, the greater their humanity and ability to connect with others they find.

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Director Julia Ducournau seems to understand and present in her film both the idea that “deviant” bodies (and directly, Trans bodies) are not horrible, but in reality the gateway to somebody learn to understand their body and what it means to exist within. Ducournau, in his own words, views monstrosity as a good thing no matter where you fall on the genre spectrum.

Recently my best friend and I went to see the little HR Giger exhibit here in New York. We stumbled into a discussion about how, as closeted trans kids, we developed fixations on all those things that other people found terrifying, and how that carried over into adulthood. It started with having an adoration for a monster like the xenomorph, which was the gateway to Giger’s world of surreal fluid bodies composed of flesh and metal, organics tangled with inorganics, and heavy doses of sex. There were recognizable forms, but everything was mixed and bent against any kind of expectation and preconceived notion, because in Giger’s landscapes and creature designs there was no fixed definition of what was a body ; there was no normality, because for him the bodies were not normal to begin with.

In fact, their abnormality – arguably taken to extremes in his work – is what gave them a sense of beauty. Giger mixes phallic and yonic imagery (even the xenomorph head design features both), and that’s what makes them powerful; very often, his creations are even in a sort of ecstasy, celebrating themselves. For him, as for Ducournau, the body is as fluid as the imagination. There is no “normal” ideal of a body; only new and undefined beauty can be found outside the confines of any sort of boundary. And there is nothing more Trans than that.

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Taiwanese Incantation Found-Footage Horror Heads to Netflix [Trailer] https://horror-fanatics.com/taiwanese-incantation-found-footage-horror-heads-to-netflix-trailer/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 20:57:31 +0000 https://horror-fanatics.com/taiwanese-incantation-found-footage-horror-heads-to-netflix-trailer/ quiver announced today the acquisition of the award-winning documentary It’s Gwarwhich will begin streaming exclusively on Shudder from July 21, 2022. It’s GWAR provides a rare insight into the 30+ year career of one of the world’s most outrageous heavy metal bands, GWARknown for their grotesque costumed characters and notoriously wild, fluid-soaked shows. The World […]]]>

quiver announced today the acquisition of the award-winning documentary It’s Gwarwhich will begin streaming exclusively on Shudder from July 21, 2022.

It’s GWAR provides a rare insight into the 30+ year career of one of the world’s most outrageous heavy metal bands, GWARknown for their grotesque costumed characters and notoriously wild, fluid-soaked shows. The World of Film had its world premiere at Fantastic Fest in Austin, TX and won the 2021 People’s Choice Award at NIGHTSTREAM.

“For over three decades, GWAR has set the standard for heavy metal horror with larger-than-life characters and gore-filled stage performances unlike anything anyone has ever seen,” said Craig Engler, chief executive of Shudder. “But even their most ardent fans have never seen them like this, as the band and director Scott Barber reveal in moving detail the blood, sweat and tears that made GWAR the true legends they are. today.”

Added GWAR, “GWAR is grounded in horror, humor and heavy metal. Of course we love Shudder! It’s our favorite. Every movie is like a home movie for us. Are you kidding me?? Monsters, demons, undead, dinosaurs? These are our people! GWAR and Thrill. Two terrifying tastes that taste terrifying together.

It’s GWAR is the powerful story of the iconic heavy metal art collective, told by the humans who fought to keep it alive for over thirty years. The feature-length documentary includes interviews with the band’s members, past and present, and other artists, including Bizarre Al Yankovic, Thomas Lenon, alex winter, Bam Margueraand Ethan Embryincluding never-before-seen footage of GWAR’s legendary frontman Dave Brockie (Oderus Urungus).

It’s GWAR is led by Scott Barber (Orange Years: The Nickelodeon Story), with producers Tommy Avallone (Bill Murray Stories) and Josh Goldbloom (V/H/S/94). Executive producers include Bill Parks, Zach Blair, Matthew Helderman and Luke Taylor.

– This is Gwar _ Key Art – Photo Credit: Shudder

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5 Horror Movies That Are Blatant Scams https://horror-fanatics.com/5-horror-movies-that-are-blatant-scams/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 00:00:00 +0000 https://horror-fanatics.com/5-horror-movies-that-are-blatant-scams/ Horror is often the most brazen genre in cinema, so much so that it is the pride of many creators in the medium. There are theoretically endless ideas that a creator could think of when asked to scare an audience, but a few seem to attract loyal customers. There’s a huge and absurd variety of […]]]>

Horror is often the most brazen genre in cinema, so much so that it is the pride of many creators in the medium. There are theoretically endless ideas that a creator could think of when asked to scare an audience, but a few seem to attract loyal customers.

There’s a huge and absurd variety of media types under the horror movie umbrella, including some of the most powerful and least interesting releases in cinematic history. Entire industries live within the walls of better production points and steal whatever scrap they can repackage and resell quickly.

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ROTOR

by Paul Verhoeven Robotcop dropped in the summer of 1987 and immediately became one of the most rip-off movies in movie history. In the late 80s and early 90s, ordinary people wore cheap cop suits and walked around with awkwardly locked joints to conjure up cybernetics and call it a horror movie. ROTOR might be the funniest example of this concept as it’s also a complete james cameron rip off terminator.

The story follows police roboticist Dr. J. Barrett C. Coldyron, who is in the process of making a kind of police robot. The corrupt bureaucrats who sign Coldyron’s checks demand results years ahead of what is possible, so he is forced to resign. As a result, the robotic officer of the Research and Reserve Units on Tactical Operations went on a rampage with an apparent mandate to execute anyone he saw committing a crime. Coldyron must stop his creation to prevent him from mass killing. This movie is hilarious when it’s not terribly boring. The leather-clad version of the T-800 lacks intimidation but does its best. This one is worth a watch for the laughs.


Ghouls

This film walks in a unique way between the scam and the coincidence. Ghouls and Gremlins were in production at the same time, Warner Bros. even sued the cheapest movie for snagging the name. The critical response to this 1985 little monster flick couldn’t go more than a sentence or two without mentioning Joe Dante’s beloved comedy.

This film is full of terrible fake gore, bad jokes and crude practical effects. The eponymous beasts, small reptilian puppets that are always covered in some sort of goo, come from a satanic ritual. Ghouls actually made a substantial comeback at the box office, despite overwhelmingly negative reviews. At 81 minutes, there’s a certain 50s B-movie charm that may draw many viewers through this film, but it’s a pretty tough watch for those looking for something substantial.


orca

Yes, there are about a million shark movies, and none of them would exist without a scam. Jawsbut orca is a direct effort to beat Spielberg’s classic. Evil Dead 2 producer Dino de Laurentiis saw Jaws and demanded a movie about a bigger aquatic menace. What he got was Michael Anderson’s 1977 epic Orca: the killer whalewhich probably didn’t recoup its budget and was definitely gutted by critics.

The film centers on Nolan, an Irish fisherman hunting a great white shark. While battling with the iconic fish, a killer whale takes it down in combat, a bold statement of intent that the film fails spectacularly. Nolan and his fellow fisherman kill the orca’s mate, leading him on a violent quest for vengeance against the people of Nova Scotia. This movie isn’t as bad as some make it out to be, but confidently seeking to dethrone the original summer blockbuster puts a bad taste in most viewers’ mouths.


Birdemic: shock and terror

James Nguyen’s 2010 horror epic is in the vocal hoax camp. The writer/director has been extremely clear that his killer bird film is a pastiche of the Hitchcock film. The birds. Nguyen worked with Birds featured Tippi Hedren in her film Julie and Jackwhich can be seen on a television screen in Birdemia. Birdemia sits comfortably among most lists of the best bad movies of all time, earning more than a decade of thrilling laughs for its troubles.

The film features abysmal special effects, terrible acting, long unnecessary B-roll sequences, a weirdly preachy environmental message, and some of the worst sound ever to come to DVD. The two main characters are young lovers trying to escape the onslaught of mutant birds. It’s not worth panning over a film that exists as a laughingstock, it’s much better to join in the laughter. Fun fact: both this film and ROTOR are available for free on YouTube with RiffTrax commentary, and both are great for viewing a bad movie night.


paranormal entity

One could fill a thousand scam lists just by looking at The Asylum outlet. Their “mockbusters” haunt various DVD stores and streaming services, hoping to fool a confused viewer with a similar title. paranormal activity is the highest-grossing horror film ever made, so of course The Asylum would attempt that.

The film is a found-frame ghost film that sells as actual video evidence in a murder trial. It’s decent compared to the average asylum project, partly because paranormal activity costs very little to manufacture. Asylum is as shameless as it gets, one example barely tops the others.

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10 Horror Movies About Cursed Objects and Where You Can Stream Them https://horror-fanatics.com/10-horror-movies-about-cursed-objects-and-where-you-can-stream-them/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 03:00:00 +0000 https://horror-fanatics.com/10-horror-movies-about-cursed-objects-and-where-you-can-stream-them/ Cursed items are a staple of horror, and they show up in the genre in a variety of ways. Often, the simple act of introducing an eerie soundtrack and slow camera tracking can make rare or everyday items seem spooky. RELATED: From ‘Possession’ to ‘Dagon’: 10 Great Horror Movies You’ve Probably Never Seen On the […]]]>

Cursed items are a staple of horror, and they show up in the genre in a variety of ways. Often, the simple act of introducing an eerie soundtrack and slow camera tracking can make rare or everyday items seem spooky.



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On the other hand, there are many comedic horror films usurping the “cursed object trope”, as well as a number of token horror films. Surprisingly, the cursed object has a deeper meaning on spirituality or our human nature.

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Child’s play (1988)

The first one Child’s play The movie was a surprise hit and birthed the franchise with a big cult following. Child’s Play is about a doll owned by the soul of a serial killer.

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The first one Child’s play the film took horror seriously. The other films became more comical, like the last freddie movies. Chucky has gone through many changes, but he’s still one of horror’s most popular villains. Child’s play can be streamed on Sling TV and Amazon Prime Video


the ring (2002)

the ring talks about a cursed video tape. Every time someone watches the tape, they see nightmarish images on the screen. They then receive a phone call telling the viewer that they will die in seven days.

It’s a film that effectively uses scary imagery and a common everyday object (in 2002) like a VHS tape to terrify audiences. The ring cand stream for free on Pluto TV or on Netflix and Paramount+ with a subscription.

Fire walk with me (1992)

Fire walk with me is the prequel to twin peaks series, and it’s about the last days of Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee) life. Sheryl Lee has done a fantastic job bringing to life a character that audiences, until then, only knew as a corpse except for a few music videos.

Fire walk with me is about a lot of things, but one item stands out, and that’s the owl’s ring. The owls represent secrets and wandering spirits in the world of twin peaks. When Laura Palmer takes the ring, it seals her tragic fate. Fire walk with me Can be streamed on HBO Max with subscription.


diabolical death (nineteen eighty one)

Long before Sam Raimi directed Spider Man Where Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, he made a horror film in the Tennessee backcountry that became a cult film and changed the way directors made movies.

The cursed object in diabolical deathis an old book called the Necronomicon. The text of the book wakes the dead when read aloud. diabolical death can be streamed for free on Pluto TV and Tubi or on Amazon Prime Video with a subscription.

cabin in the woods (2011)

cabin in the woods not only has a cursed item but a basement full of cursed items. The movie pokes fun at how often horror movies use the cursed object story.

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cabin in the woods is a horror film that pulls back the curtain on audiences to reveal what’s going on beneath the surface of the horror entertainment people enjoy. cabin in the woods Can be rented on Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, Vudu or Google Play.


Christina (1983)

Christina talk about a cursed car who finds lonely owners vulnerable to her influence and destroys the people in their lives until all they have is her. Christina is a film about toxic relationships and when possessions possess us and how the obsession with possessions can rob someone of their family, friends and even their life.

Christina is based on the novel by Stephen King and is led by John Charpentier. It can be streamed on Netflix with a subscription.

Maximum overdrive (1986)

Christina was a cursed car. Maximum overdrive is cursed trucks as well as many other machines. It is a film written and directed by Stephen King. The film tells the story of a comet that causes a radiation storm on earth and causes machines to turn against humans.

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It may sound like the plot of Theterminatorbut believe us, it’s a different movie and a fun watch if you’re in the mood “Let’s watch a goofy horror movie“. Maximum overdrive Can be rented on YouTube, Google Play, Apple TV, Vudu, Amazon Prime Video.

Fighting spirit (1982)

Fighting spirit is one of the scariest PG horror movies you’ve ever seen. This was before the PG13 rating system. It was between PG or R. Houses were built above the cemetery and the bodies were not moved when a family moved into one of the houses; strange and scary things have happened.

Spirits are playful at first but become more sinister. The cursed object in the film is a television set that the spirits use to communicate with the family. Fighting spirit is considered a cursed film because unusual tragic events happened to some cast members after the film’s release. It can be streamed on HBO Max with a subscription.


Deathbed: the bed that eats (1977)

Deathbed is the least executed film on the list. One of the problems with cursed object movies is that the movies can get pretty silly, and this is definitely one that takes it a bit too far.

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The movies on the list so far have generally done a great job of making things look creepy. It’s not true with Deathbed. Deathbed is stupid. Deathbed speaks of a possessed bed that eats its victims. Yet, by its ridiculous premise alone, it earned its place in the horror canon of the 70s. Deathbed: the bed that eats Can be rented on Amazon Prime Video

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes is a spoof of B-horror movies. If the plot sounds silly, it is, but it’s meant to be. The film does not explain why the tomatoes turned against humanity, only that they did and are now killing humans.

The movie is dated but can be a fun movie if you’re in a certain mood. If you watch it and enjoy it, then watch the movie Rubber. Rubber has a different vibe than Attack of the Killer Tomatoes. It’s a movie about a killer tire. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes Can be streamed for free on Pluto TV, Tubi, Vudu, Amazon Prime Video and Plex.

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From Scene to Fear: Owensboro Native Finds New Love in Horror Filmmaking | Features https://horror-fanatics.com/from-scene-to-fear-owensboro-native-finds-new-love-in-horror-filmmaking-features/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://horror-fanatics.com/from-scene-to-fear-owensboro-native-finds-new-love-in-horror-filmmaking-features/ Before Eric Huskisson became known as one half of local production company Blood Moon Pictures, the Owensboro native was just a kid spending quality time with his dad watching “B-horror movies.” corny” late night. “My dad doesn’t like horror, but he knew I liked it, so he let me stand and watch it,” Huskisson, 54, […]]]>

Before Eric Huskisson became known as one half of local production company Blood Moon Pictures, the Owensboro native was just a kid spending quality time with his dad watching “B-horror movies.” corny” late night.

“My dad doesn’t like horror, but he knew I liked it, so he let me stand and watch it,” Huskisson, 54, said. “…”I don’t want to say I was the biggest horror fan, but when I was a kid I loved watching it.”

Growing up in the 1980s, Huskisson remembers the first time he saw John Carpenter’s 1978 film “Halloween” – which completely caught his eye.

“(It was) a hook, a line and a sinker,” Huskisson said. “I was pretty much hooked from then on.”

Huskisson also became fascinated with special effects in movies, which eventually became his own hobby when he carried around college a cigar box containing make-up and wax.

“I would do things to my friends’ faces and hands and they would freak out their mom and dad,” Huskisson said.

Despite loving the genre, Huskisson had no initial idea of ​​finding a livelihood to pursue a career in horror films, and instead focused on making a name for himself as an actor.

He became heavily involved in the theater arts while in Owensboro High School and later was part of The Rose Curtain Players.

“A friend of mine convinced me to sign up for an acting class for an elective; I didn’t want to, but I did it,” Huskisson said. “…I got a small role in a play and got hooked on acting.”

Huskisson followed this passion for acting after high school when he enrolled as a theater major at Western Kentucky University.

But the change of environment raised doubts.

“It wasn’t long after I got there to get into the theater program that I realized what a different world it was from high school,” Huskisson said. “Even though I was in the plays, I was still a shy guy (and) I had self-esteem issues – if you had to say – and I slowly backed off.”

He also started hearing some of the stories of people struggling in the profession, which sowed doubt.

“You hear all there is to know about the ‘hungry artist’ commentary and I’m the kind of person who likes to know where my next meal is coming from (and) I like to know where I put the head at night,” says Huskisson. “I heard about 10-12 people in an apartment sleeping on the floor and begging for the crust of whoever actually had money that week…. I guess I didn’t have that in me…. I was too scared to fall on my face and come back and fail.

Huskisson left WKU after two and a half years and took odd jobs while attending classes at the former Owensboro Community College and volunteered his time to work with props for a production with the Theater Workshop of Owensboro (TWO) before making plans to go to Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida to take his passion for special effects more seriously.

However, he got a call for a job offer with Owensboro Municipal Utilities (OMU) where he ended up working for about 20 years with experience in the office and as a

“(I) saw dollar signs and so I dove in to make money,” Huskisson said.

Soon after, Huskisson met his wife Haley and started what he called his “new world”.

Still, Huskisson found time to watch horror movies and watch the growth of special effects and was planning on heading to Chicago Comic Con with a friend when the two decided to attend “Unscripted: An Indie Film Xperience” at the Daviess County Public Library. who was having a zombie themed party.

There was a costume contest offering prizes – which Huskisson dressed in a costume and full zombie makeup, assuming the prize could have been cash to help fund their trip to Chicago.

While Huskisson soon discovered there was no cash prize after finishing second, he caught the eye of local filmmaker and future business partner PJ Starks.

It was Starks who called Huskisson about being in a commercial for WBKR’s Zombie Run.

Huskisson then joined Starks to work as an extra hand for The ScareFest film festival in Lexington – a watershed moment for their relationship and Huskisson’s professional entry into the world of horror.

“Near this trip, PJ and I became friends overnight,” Huskisson said.

Soon after, Huskisson became involved with Starks’ “Volumes of Blood” project as Starks’ assistant and prop master on film and even portrayed the characters “The Face” and “Bag Head Killer”. .

The teamwork paid off and Huskisson and Starks decided to take their efforts more seriously and co-founded Blood Moon Pictures in 2015.

Huskisson also decided to try acting again and found a talent agency that helped land him small roles on ABC/CMT’s “Nashville” TV show.

But since the growth of Blood Moon Pictures, Huskisson has focused more on the business and said he was beginning to feel more assured of his confidence and abilities both as an actor and on set. .

Huskisson said Starks has been accommodating throughout this new chapter.

“PJ helped me a lot – there’s a lot artistically that I’m still learning that I didn’t know,” Huskisson said. “He’s always been there for me when there’s something I don’t understand.”

And Huskisson, now prominently in a producer role these days, still finds a thrill in the job even if he’s not the one in the spotlight.

“Being a producer and watching something go from script to screen is just fantastic in itself. But when you experience it, it’s amazing to see it go from paper to screen because you see every facet of it – from behind the scenes with people taking lunch breaks to people stopping in for make up,” Huskisson said.

“When you see it all come together on screen with the colorization, sound and soundtrack, it’s mesmerizing,” he added.

Huskisson also expanded his directorial roles and put his writing skills to the test.

This new adventure in his life was also educational.

“I’ve learned a lot so far, but it’s amazing to realize how much I still don’t know,” Huskisson said. “…I’ve learned that trying to produce on top of doing something as important as acting or directing is something that’s a major challenge that I’m going to have to take on and continue to (grow). “

And even with some of the longer days on set, Huskisson remembers why he decided to wake up and get out there and get on with this new part of his life.

“…When you see this movie on screen – every doubt, every moment of fatigue – once you see it on screen, you’re like, ‘There it is,'” Huskisson said. “…Even though I may be tired or struggling, I know what the outcome is now and I know what the goal is and I can see it….”

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Sam Raimi directing a Stephen King movie would come full circle in his career https://horror-fanatics.com/sam-raimi-directing-a-stephen-king-movie-would-come-full-circle-in-his-career/ Sat, 04 Jun 2022 20:20:00 +0000 https://horror-fanatics.com/sam-raimi-directing-a-stephen-king-movie-would-come-full-circle-in-his-career/ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness director Sam Raimi wants to direct a Stephen King movie, which would bring his career full circle. Sam Raimi recently said he wanted to lead a Stephen King movie, and if he did, it would hark back to the beginnings of his career and come full circle. Many […]]]>

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness director Sam Raimi wants to direct a Stephen King movie, which would bring his career full circle.

Sam Raimi recently said he wanted to lead a Stephen King movie, and if he did, it would hark back to the beginnings of his career and come full circle. Many movie fans would say that Raimi making his return to horror is a long overdue event, as he hasn’t achieved anything in the genre since 2009. drag me to hell. Raimi has been attached to horror since he was a producer, but aside from a few potential projects that seemed to go nowhere, he’s not used to being scary anymore.

Of course, we could count the new releases Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which, although not a horror film in its entirety, contains many horror elements. From zombies to demons to Lovecraftian beasts, Doctor Strange’s second solo adventure is arguably the closest Marvel Studios has come to the horror genre. In some ways, it almost feels like a stealth entry into the evil Dead franchise that launched Raimi’s career, with the cameo of Ash Williams himself, B-movie icon Bruce Campbell.

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It is possible that without the success of evil Dead and its sequels, Raimi could never have climbed the Hollywood ladder, eventually earning the right to bring Spider Man on the big screen. Yet without Stephen King, evil Dead may never have become a success. When the first evil Dead was released, it proved to be far from an overnight success, that is, until King attended a Cannes screening of it in 1982 and began to publicly defend the debut of Raimi. In fact, King loved it so much he even wrote an enthusiastic review of it in Twilight Zone Magazine. This caused distributors to give the micro-budget story of demonic possession a second look, and it was eventually picked up by New Line Cinema for distribution, launching Raimi’s career. If Raimi were to direct a Stephen King adaptation, it would essentially bring his career back to the man who inadvertently helped launch him.



Stephen King with a typewriter

As if that weren’t enough, Stephen King also helped get evil death 2 done later. When Raimi had trouble financing the sequel, King turned to his frequent producing collaborator Dino de Laurentiis and convinced him to cough up the money. Of course, Raimi is far from the only horror creator to receive a career boost from King. When fellow titan of horror literature – and later film director – Clive Barker’s first book was released in the US, King offered his highest praise, putting Barker’s name on Hollywood’s lips. .

Stephen King was also a good friend of George A. Romero and a frequent collaborator with the legendary zombie maestro, with the two working together on the popular horror show anthology films, among other projects. King has never been shy about talking about other creative people he finds interesting, and sometimes it pays them huge dividends. It remains to be seen whether Sam Raimi will actually lead a Stephen King movie, but there are certainly plenty of options available, including dozens of stories that still haven’t been adapted.


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WELCOME TO HELL (2021) Argentinian Horror Preview https://horror-fanatics.com/welcome-to-hell-2021-argentinian-horror-preview/ Thu, 02 Jun 2022 20:28:40 +0000 https://horror-fanatics.com/welcome-to-hell-2021-argentinian-horror-preview/ Crimes of the Future (June 3, cinema: NY, LA) Dashcam (June 3, VOD) Double Threat (June 3, VOD, digital) Frank and Penelope (June 3, limited theaters) Interceptor (June 3, Netflix) The Overnight (June 3, VOD) The Passenger (June 3, theaters: United States) Unhuman (June 3, Epix, digital) Observer (June 3, VOD) Eraser: Reborn (June 7, […]]]>

Crimes of the Future (June 3, cinema: NY, LA)

Dashcam (June 3, VOD)

Double Threat (June 3, VOD, digital)

Frank and Penelope (June 3, limited theaters)

Interceptor (June 3, Netflix)

The Overnight (June 3, VOD)

The Passenger (June 3, theaters: United States)

Unhuman (June 3, Epix, digital)

Observer (June 3, VOD)

Eraser: Reborn (June 7, US: Blu-ray, DVD, Digital)

Keeping Company (horror comedy, June 7, VOD)

Midnight (June 7, Blu-ray)

The Prey: Legend of Karnoctus (June 7, VOD)

Tales from the Other Side (June 7)

Jurassic World: Dominion (June 10, in theaters)

Off season (June 10, Frisson)

The Righteous (June 10, streaming Arrow, UK, US)

Erzulie (June 14, VOD)

Morbius (June 14, 4K, Blu-ray, DVD)

Off Season (June 14, Blu-ray, DVD)

Gatlopp (June 16, VOD, digital: US)

We Gotta Do Something (June 16, Blu-ray, DVD)

Dropped (June 17, limited theaters)

Lightyear (June 17, in theaters)

Mid-Century (June 17, VOD)

Spiderhead (June 17, Netflix)

The Cellar (June 21, Blu-ray, DVD)

Cyst (June 21, DVD, VOD)

You’re Not My Mother (June 21: Blu-ray, DVD)

Revealer (June 23, Frisson)

Cryo (June 24, in theaters)

The Black Phone (June 24, in theaters)

Gatlopp (June 27, digital: UK)

Cryo (June 28, VOD)

Horror Noire (June 28, DVD)

The Passenger (June 28, DVD, VOD)

Where Are the Scary Things (June 28, DVD, VOD)

Bed Rest (July 15, in theaters)

The Reef: Stalked (July 29, Cinema, Digital, VOD, Shudder)

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