Horror movie previews have a tough job to do. They need to capture the essence of a film in 3 minutes or less and give away enough of the film to make you want to see it, but not so much that they spoil the surprises of the film. Audiences don’t want to feel disappointed because all of the scariest stuff was shown in the preview, and since most horror movies will lose a chunk of their potential audience when they get slapped with an R-rating, the pressure is really on for studios to crank out great previews that make even a mediocre movie look like a must-see cinema event. They want to disturb the audience enough to leave them saying, “I have got to see that movie!”
Here are several horror movie previews for some upcoming 2013 films, as well … Read More »
Jeremiah Cress is a name to keep a lookout for in the mix of great horror authors. Cress’ new book “Seven Slightly Sadistic Stories” is a collection of short stories that keeps the hairs on the back of your neck standing at full attention in anticipation of what is next. Each story makes you as a reader realize just how horrific this world can be and the ease at which anyone could turn a great night into your last night.
Being that this is the horror genre, you know that something is going to wrong in every short story, but the way things transpire never seem to be the way that seems obvious when first diving into each story. Each tale brings you into a new setting and new mysterious place where, as the reader, you know the panic and screaming … Read More »
If you spend any amount of time watching scary movies, you know they are packed from beginning to end with stupid people who do stupid things that get themselves killed. You usually can identify these horror movie morons quite easily because they are the ones who make you stand up and start yelling at the screen. Of course, what you should and should not do in a scary, crisis situation always seems so obvious when you’re sitting in the theater and the creepy music starts to play and you suspect something is about to happen. But, without that creepy music to warn you of impending danger, are you still vigilant enough to avoid doing the things that would get you killed if you were in a horror movie?
Here’s a list of 10 stupid things that horror movies teach us we … Read More »
Released August 31st was the suspense thriller The Tall Man, starring Jessica Biel (Texas Chainsaw remake, The Illusionist) and co-starring Stephen McHattie (Pontypool, Exit Humanity). The film is about a small mining town called Cold Rock that is suffering from more than the loss of jobs after the mine shuts down. A dark secret is harbored among the community and amid the depressed citizens and bleak attitudes, children are being taken from them vanishing almost instantly. A legend spawns about a mysterious figure called The Tall Man, a name that was mutually given by the parents of Cold Rock. Some claim to have seen a dark hooded figure coming in and out of the dense forests at night…
The film opens with Julia Denning, played by Jessica Biel, as the town nurse who works for the local free clinic and is … Read More »
ROCK BOTTOM CREEK, directed and written by Steve Balewicz and M.C. Nowell, follows the journey of a stressed couple, Vic and Laurie (Steve Balewicz & Chantal Blue), as they decide to take weekend road trip to revive their battered courtship when an unpredictable series of luckless mishaps turn a reserved town into a personal hell. To make matters worse the local constable (Mick Sawyer) suspects Vic may have a connection to the latest string of missing persons in the area.
Due to an overwhelming response ROCK BOTTOM CREEK’s initial 8PM premiere was not going to provide enough seats for the Tampa Bay area fans to slake their thirst for a horror movie about a small town in the middle of nowhere called ROCK BOTTOM CREEK. That is when the two directors Steve Balewicz and M.C. Nowell decided to give something back … Read More »
Travis Campbell’s campy horror film Slaughter Daughter has been officially selected to premiere at the 2012 seventh annual Freak Show Horror Film Festival Saturday October 27 at 5:30 pm in Orlando, Florida. The film festival, which selected only 30 films to screen, is named as one of the 20 coolest film festivals in the world by Movie Maker Magazine.
Slaughter Daughter, directed by Travis Campbell and written by Lauren Miller, tells the twisted story of former beauty queen Farrah (Nicola Fiore). Agoraphobic and increasingly mentally unstable, Farrah commits an act of heinous self-mutilation and is dragged kicking and screaming to Bellevue by her overbearing mother (Leesa Rowland). Once there, she begins writing to a serial killer on Death Row (Tim Dax). Obsession overtakes her, thoughts of murder become her only solace and love, blood and gore soon collide!
If you live in or near … Read More »
Richard Cimino Jr., of Doylestown, PA, was arrested for stripping naked in the street, breaking into a house, jumping through a second story window, attacking a woman in the street, and then biting her on the head in what is being described as “another naked cannibalistic zombie-style attack” presumed to be linked to the drug known as “bath salts”.
The incident took place on the morning of September 7, when the 20-year-old allegedly drove his car off the road, got out, stripped down to his underwear, and then tried to break into a local house on Hudson Street in Hawley, a small town located in Wayne County in Pennsylvania.
The Doylestown Patch reported that he woke an occupant in the house, but was not able to make it inside. Police said the homeowner yelled at the man who refused to leave at … Read More »
One of the main reasons December 2012 is linked with a number of doomsday predictions is that many people believe the “Mayan calendar” ends in December of 2012 and they think that was the Maya’s way of predicting the end of the world.
By now, most people have probably heard that the Maya didn’t believe the world was going to end in 2012. But, if the Maya didn’t believe doomsday was coming with the end of their calendar, then why do so many people think they did? What is the origin of this doomsday belief?
The origins of this myth read like an academic soap opera and a conspiracy to manipulate the public for profit that has been building up for over 1,000s of years. Several factors throughout history have perpetuated the myth. To understand them, we need to go back to the … Read More »
Neighbors in Camden, NJ are once again devastated by a brutal stabbing that left one 6-year-old boy dead and his 12-year-old sister in critical condition.
The stabbing comes less than two weeks after Camden mother Chevonne Thomas decapitated her 2-year-old son Zahree before stabbing herself in a murder/suicide that rocked the small town.
This time, ABC News reports that the two children were asleep in their home when, before 2:20 Sunday morning, the attacker entered the home and cut their throats, leaving their 14-year-old sister unharmed.
NJ.com reports that another 9-year-old girl was also in the home at the time, but was also uninjured.
After the attack, reports say that the 12-year-old, identified as Amber, was able to leave the home and go banging on neighbors’ doors asking for help. Police arrived at the scene and found her at a neighbor’s house with her … Read More »
Those who think they know what to expect from a low-budget horror movie are re-thinking their perception after the latest endeavor from producer/actress Leesa Rowland and writer/director Tara Robinson. The duo is testing the very limits of horror film making as it’s known in “After Birth,” a movie that promises to offend, disturb, and disgust even the avid horror fan with its antagonizing supernatural twist to social issues like homelessness, drug abuse, and abortion.
Breaking the unspoken male-dominated boundaries in film making, Rowland teams up with Robinson as they tell the boys to step aside as they roll up their sleeves and, with their team of DangerBitches and create a story designed to show viewers that true terror is something women face every day. As evidenced by the newly released teaser trailer, After Birth is going to be a bloody, scary, monster-filled … Read More »
Phew, let me just take a minute to catch my breath and regain my senses. OK, that’s better. Let me explain.
I’m sure by now you have all heard of the legend of Slender man, the tall faceless abductor of children and nightmare to many. Slender man was created back in 2007 by Victor Surge for a paranormal creature contest for Somethingawful.com. Since then, Slender man has circulated over the internet having people actually debating on his existence even though he was supposedly a creation of man. Old world legends will tell of a different story however and if you look into it, which you may not want to, you might also find yourself questioning where he came from. Many articles are written about the legend including this one: Slender Man. However, his existence is not the topic of discussion at … Read More »
Filmmakers to Raise Funding for Krampus Project:
Independent film-making group Fighting Owl Films is planning a new short film project and needs your help to make it happen! Fighting Owl Films was founded in 2007 by Thomas Smith and, in addition to producing numerous short films in the intervening years, produced the feature film The Night Shift in 2010. The low-budget feature received favorable reviews from media outlets across the country, was named Best Fantasy Feature at Shockerfest International Film Festival, and released on DVD by distributor R-Squared Films in October 2011. Since completing The Night Shift, the filmmakers have been busy producing C.U.P.I.D, a short romantic comedy currently in post-production.
The new film, Night of the Krampus, features a running time of around a half hour and revisits key characters from The Night Shift on a whole new adventure. The holiday-themed … Read More »
The terms “Armageddon” and “apocalypse” have become synonymous with the end of the world. They have been used to describe various earth-destroying events brought on by some form of natural disaster, or an interstellar object colliding with the earth, or even a horde of rampaging zombies. The term apocalypse, however, is derived from the Greek word “apokalupsis,” which doesn’t mean global annihilation, but instead means a prophetic disclosure or a “revelation.” The source of the term Armageddon reveals that its intended meaning is tied to a specific set of circumstances that lead not to end of the earth itself, but to the large-scale destruction of mankind.
What is Armageddon?
The concept of Armageddon originated from Christian theology, so the details of its meaning are inseparable from the Christian prophesy that inspired it and must be considered within that context. The term comes … Read More »
The next installment of Paranormal Activity has just released a full trailer. Just like the first three horror masterpieces, Paranormal Activity 4 is again centered around home-video footage of the paranormal haunting innocent victims. This time around it seems as though it’s a blonde teenager who is being haunted. This installment features Katie Featherston like the previous three as well as “Glee’s” Dianna Agron, Sprague Grayden, and Brady Allen. This one based on the trailer alone looks as though it will not let down the franchise that has already raked in close to $600 million. We may finally find out what demon-Katie does with Hunter, her kidnapped nephew. Also, this time around the film takes place in November of 2011 rather than the 80′s which was the setting for Paranormal Activity 3. It is set to hit theaters October 19, 2012.
It has been a few years since Dracula has made an appearance. Vampires themselves are still big in movies and shows, but Dracula himself has been rather quite as of lately. This is all about to change thanks to NBC. NBC gave the green light to produce 10 episodes of ‘Dracula’ based on a script written by Cole Haddon and produced by Colin Callender, Tony Krantz, and Gareth Neame who have brought you such shows as “24″, Downtown Abbey” and “The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby”. The role of Dracula is going to be played by Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
According to NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt this is going to be a “cool new version” of Dracula. The show is going to be set in the 1890′s with Dracula being an American entrepreneur in London to try to bring modern science … Read More »
Released today was the trailer for the upcoming film The Tall Man, a suspense thriller about a mysterious figure that is the cause of missing children surrounding a small town called Cold Rock. The film is starring Jessica Biel (Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake, The Illusionist) who plays a nurse living in the town with her young son. Dismissive of the Tall Man legend, she comes to be a believer when upon coming home she finds that her boy’s room is empty. Rushing downstairs she catches a glimpse of a dark figure holding him and chases after it desperate to find out where her child was taken and what this legend really is.
The legend of Tall Man in this movie is similar to the popular urban legend called Slender man, who is also a mythical tall and dark creature who steals … Read More »
All across the United States, stories of people biting or even eating one another before going into fits of uncontrollable violence have been popping up. It all started with the may 26th attack on Ronald Poppo, whose face was eaten off by Rudy Eugene, in Miami. A string of milder forms of people eating other people soon followed causing rumors of a zombie apocalypse approaching. Now, it seems the invasion has moved to China.
This time, the attack came from a drunken bus driver named Dong in Wenzhou City, China. Dong was having lunch with friends while allegedly drunk when all of a sudden he rushed out into traffic stopping a woman in her vehicle. He jumped on the hood and began beating at the windshield.
The vehicle’s driver, a woman named Du, ran from her car and was chased down by … Read More »
There are very few games that can make me jump and yell in terror while I am playing.
After all…it’s only a game. But, the Dead Space franchise is truly terrifying. The creatures you fight come out of nowhere and are very hard to kill. Unlike most games, head shots do not help.
The undead monsters chasing you may look dead at first, but then they pop up and scare the crap out of you at the last second, or jump at you from a dark corner, or bust through a wall. This is seriously one of the scariest games I have ever played. The monsters are mutated dead humans that have been twisted into horrid spiked shapes that do not die easily.
After playing the games I then, just recently, watched DEAD SPACE Aftermath which is supposed to take place between DEAD SPACE 1 and … Read More »
Directors: The Vicious Brothers
Release Year: 2011
I know what you’re thinking. Another crappy P.O.V. (point of view) horror movie fully equipt with a shaky lens and bad zoom. That is precisely what kept me from watching this on Netflix. I would casually pass over it thinking it was just another Ghost Hunters rip off type of show having not paid attention to the length which is 92 mins, about the time of a feature film. But, after I caught the trailer on my Facebook feed it all became clear. I was intrigued while viewing the goosebumps inducing preview which doesn’t do the movie justice, so don’t skip out due to any preconceived notions you may have about the “mockumentary” genre.
The premise of the film surrounds a group of amateur ghost hunters who are trying to make it big with their show … Read More »
Do you ever stop to question what’s in the food you are eating or perhaps who is producing it? In my experience, the answer is more often than not a resounding no. Well, something to consider regarding this is that unless you eat organic foods all the time, most of what we eat comes out of a company that has been accused by many as being one of, if not the most, evil corporations on the planet. Does the name Monsanto ring a bell? If not then I urge you to read on and learn a little bit about what is lurking in your food pantry and why Monsanto is blamed for poisoning humans for over a century.
Founded by Missouri Pharmacist John Francis Queeny in 1901, almost every non-organic food product available has a connection with Monsanto. GMOs, or genetically … Read More »
Director: James Watkins
Date: February 2012
“During afternoon tea, there’s a shift in the air, a bone-trembling chill that tells you she’s there. There are those that say the whole town is cursed, but the house on the marsh is by far the worst. What she wants is unknown but she always comes back, the spectre of darkness, the woman in black.”
So goes the haunting rhyme that set up the trailer for the film “The Woman in Black”, a Hammer Studios production. The film takes place in the Victorian era and stars Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter series) as Arthur Kipps, a broken lawyer still trying to recover from the death of his wife who died during childbirth. Arthur is sent to a creepy seaside town known as Eel Marsh where he is assigned to handle the estate of the infamous Eel Marsh … Read More »