Hangman (2015)

The Miller Family returns home from vacation to find their house ransacked, but what they do not know is that this minor trespass is only the beginning of a sadistic killer's terrifying game of cat and mouse! Britain's own Adam Mason returns with another unnerving thriller, this time taking on the horrors of home invasion in a deeply disturbing and frightful new film. HANGMAN is told through the lens of the killer's camera as he watches his unwitting victims from somewhere within the house. With each passing day, the masked man pervades every inch of the Millers' personal possessions, starting with small and seemingly innocent pranks before turning to much darker and more sinister offenses. A decade ago, HANGMAN may have made a much more profound impact before the genre had experienced an epidemic of both found-footage and home invasion films, but without the benefit of being the first of its kind, it lacks the suspense and overall intensity that it may have had previously. The abrupt ending also fails to deliver any sense of closure or meaning behind the killer's seemingly-senseless rampage. Regardless, we, as the audience, reel behind our sickening feelings of being watched and intruded upon thanks to the voyeuristic found-footage format. Fans of similarly-themed films like THE PURGE, THE STRANGERS, or THEM will find plenty to enjoy here, however.

Rating: 6/10.

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Movie Monsters: Alien (1979)

H.R. Giger gives us one of the single most unique creature designs in all of Sci-Fi and Horror with the alien pictured above. Why are the aliens your favorite movie monsters? Read The Full Post HERE!

Horror Quotes: American Psycho (2000)

Patrick Bateman: There is an idea of a Patrick Bateman; some kind of abstraction. But there is no real me: only an entity, something illusory. And though I can hide my cold gaze, and you can shake my hand and feel flesh gripping yours and maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are probably comparable... I simply am not there. Read The Full Post HERE!

Names in Horror: Neve Campbell

This young television actress made her big screen debut in the supernatural thriller, The Craft, from 1996. She would quickly move on to star in the lead role for the teen slasher sensation, Scream, from the same year. Since, Neve Campbell has appeared in each of the three Scream sequels as the vigilant Sydney Prescott. Read The Full Post HERE!

Horror Posters: The Ghost Galleon (1974)

The Blind Dead return to take over the high seas in Armando de Ossorio's third film in the chilling series. This international poster for The Ghost Galleon comes to us from the German theatrical release. Read The Full Post HERE!

Behind the Scenes: Jason X (2001)

So we can narrow it down to two... But who is the real Kay-Em 14 in this behind-the-scenes photo from Jason X? Lisa Ryder pictured on the right with her stunt double(s) from the film. Read The Full Post HERE!

Great Moments in Horror: Horror of Dracula (1958)

This iconic moment in Gothic Horror is brought to you from the Hammer classic, Horror of Dracula, starring Peter Cushing as the vampire hunter, Van Helsing. What are your favorite moments from the film? Read The Full Post HERE!

Villains of Horror: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)

Lick my plate, you dog dick!' Bill Moseley stars as the far out villain, Chop Top, in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2! Why is Chop Top your favorite Villain of Horror? Read The Full Post HERE!

I Like Horror Movies Top Ten Cannibal Films

And now, for your gut-munching pleasure, I Like Horror Movies takes a bite out of the cannibal horror sub-genre as we present our list of the Top Ten Cannibal Films!

1. Cannibal Holocaust (1980): A New York University professor returns from a rescue mission to the Amazon rainforest with the footage shot by a lost team of documentarians who were making a film about the area's local cannibal tribes. Cannibal Holocaust is the quintessential cannibal film, capturing all of the greatest elements of the preceding films while escalating the graphic violence and introducing the Horror genre to the cinéma vérité style of film making. Since the day of its release, it has been an ongoing source of controversy that has pitted many fans against one another.

2. The Mountain of the Cannibal God (1978): A girl and her brother fly to New Guinea to look for a lost expedition, led by her husband, which has vanished in the great jungle. On top of the standard exploitation that would be expected from this genre, Sergio Martino injects a heightened sense of action and suspense that is missing from many of the other offerings. Stacy Keach and Ursula Andress face off against the carnivorous hordes.

3. Cannibal Ferox (1981): Three friends out to disprove cannibalism meet two men on the run who tortured and enslaved a cannibal tribe to find emeralds, and now the tribe is out for revenge. Although many prefer this to Cannibal Holocaust, the film is a virtual remake that only deviates slightly in its depictions of bodily dismemberment. What it lacks in social context, it more than makes up for in gratuitous gore, however.

4. The Cannibal Man (1973): Marco slips into a string of murders to cover up his guilt after an unfortunate accident, using the local slaughterhouse as his means of disposing of the bodies. Unlike many of the other cannibal films we will be discussing, The Cannibal Man is a sharp and thoughtful character study that uses cannibalism metaphorically for the guilt that is quite literally eating Marco alive. It is well-played by Vicente Parra in the lead.

5. Cannibal (2006): Two men meet after encountering each other online, with the intent for one to eat the other in order to fulfill a dark sexual fantasy. Based on a true account, Cannibal is a shocking descent into the darkest recesses of sexual fetishism. The gritty realism that is captured throughout makes for a harsh and unpleasant viewing experience, but no one can leave the film unscathed. Be warned: Cannibal contains some of the most graphic depictions of sex and mutilation caught on film.

6. Last Cannibal World (1977): An oil prospector escapes from capture by a primitive cannibal tribe in the Philippine rain forest and heads out to locate his missing companion and their plane to return home. Like The Man from Deep River, Last Cannibal World is much more action and adventure-oriented, with the cannibals serving as more of a novelty than anything else. There is some mild violence and animal cruelty yet in store for the hardcore cannibal fan.

7. The Man from Deep River (1972): A photographer in the rain forest is captured by wild natives, and after months of living with them, he marries the chief's daughter and helps protect the village from a vicious cannibal tribe. The Man from Deep River is the progenitor to the cannibal film, which only lightly touches on the themes that would later be exploited. Its main significance is in being the first, although it does contain its fair share of squeamish imagery.

8. Cyclone (1978): The survivors of a terrible plane crash are left with no other alternative but to eat one another when starvation sets in. True, it is more of a disaster picture than anything else, but Cyclone packs enough shocks and mild bloodshed to make it on the list. Rumor has it that the sharks were fed actual human cadavers in the thrilling finale.

9. Cannibal Apocalypse (1980): Giovanni Lambardo Radice and John Saxon star as Vietman vets that bring back contagious virus that turn people into cannibals when bitten. This is a rather silly and stupid indictment of Vietnam war atrocities and the effect that it had on our returning veterans. Any feigned social commentary is masked by the unimpressive action sequences and poor performances, even from the great John Saxon (who personally condemns the film).

10. Eaten Alive! (1980): A young woman teams up with an adventurer to find her missing sister in the jungles of New Guinea and they stumble upon a religious cult led by a deranged preacher whom has located his commune in an area inhabited by cannibals. Eaten Alive can hardly even be considered a film of its own, as it essentially just pieces together footage from each of the more popular titles on this list in a veritable “best of” with a rather lame wrap-around story. On the other hand, if you are looking to save money and cash in on all of the best (or worst) that the cannibal genre has to offer, Eaten Alive is a one-stop shop!
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Terror Trivia: Teeth (2007)

During the filming of the first scene, many of the neighbors were protesting the film because they believed it to be a pornographic film. Read The Full Post HERE!

Terrible Moments in Horror: 1313 – Cougar Cult (2012)

Your eyes do not deceive you. The special effects in Cougar Cult amount to nothing more than stationary images of cougars that have been superimposed over Linnea Quigley, Michelle Bauer, and Brinke Stevens' faces. It is as awesomely horrible as it appears. Read The Full Post HERE!

Movie Monsters: The Beast from the Haunted Cave (1959)

This spindly creature is known as the Beast from the Haunted Cave, from the 1959 film. What is the beast's method of dispatch in the film? Read The Full Post HERE!

Horror Quotes: A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

Freddy Krueger: Why are you screaming when I haven't even cut you yet? Read The Full Post HERE!

Names in Horror: Lucky McKee

Lucky McKee's dark, morbid sense of humor made him an instant sensation with Horror fans beginning with his breakthrough feature film, May, in 2002. McKee would follow shortly with The Woods, and would later star as Roman in co-creator Angela Bettis' similarly-titled thriller. After participating in the Masters of Horror television series, McKee went on to direct the controversial shocker The Woman, and most recently, has completed work on All Cheerleaders Must Die. Read The Full Post HERE!

Horror Posters: Cannibal Holocaust (1980)

The only thing more shocking than this poster is the film, itself! The Cannibal Holocaust poster pulls no punches, and gives audiences an immediate understanding of what they are about to see in all of its bloody glory! Read The Full Post HERE!

Behind the Scenes: Creepshow (1982)

Tom Savini shares a laugh with his latest creation back stage on Creepshow! Where was this furry beast shipped back from in the film? Read The Full Post HERE!

Great Moments in Horror: Feast (2005)

Feast came as a refreshing surprise back in 2005 as it poked fun at plenty of tired genre conventions and broke all of the rules along the way. What are your favorite moments from the film? Read The Full Post HERE!

Heroes of Horror: Army of Darkness (1992)

'The Name's Ash, Housewares.' Perhaps the most quotable hero in all of Horror, Ash Williams is transformed into the ultimate badass as he heads back to Medieval times to battle the Deadites in Army of Darkness! Why is Ash your Hero of Horror? Read The Full Post HERE!

Terror Trivia: Jaws 3-D (1983)

David Brown and Richard D. Zanuck, producers of the first two films, originally pitched this as a spoof, based on a suggestion by Matty Simmons and John Hughes. Titled "National Lampoon's Jaws 3, People 0", it was about a movie studio trying to make a second sequel to Jaws. It opened with author Peter Benchley being eaten in his pool by a shark, and included a naked Bo Derek and shark-costumed aliens. Joe Dante was attached as director. Steven Spielberg rejected the idea and threatened to walk from his deal with Universal. When Zanuck and Brown learned of the rejection, they quit the studio. Read The Full Post HERE!

Movie Monsters: Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001)

A terrifying monster stalks the plains of rural France, leaving a small band of heroes to kill or be killed as they set out to destroy the beast. What monster can be found in the Christophe Gans exciting adventure film, Brotherhood of the Wolf? Read The Full Post HERE!

Horror Quotes: The Raven (2012)

Edgar Allan Poe: To what may I attribute the honor of your call?

Detective Emmett Fields: The night before last a young girl and her mother were found murdered. The daughter's body was lodged in a chimney, the mother's head severed with a straight razor.

Edgar Allan Poe: You're referring to one of my stories, a work of fiction.

Detective Emmett Fields: I'm afraid I am not. Read The Full Post HERE!

Names in Horror: Amy Lynn Best

Actress, director, and producer, Amy Lynn Best has her hands in everything within the Horror genre. She is perhaps even better known as co-creator of the Women in Horror movement, that continues to promote the female influence on the Horror genre through various media outlets. Select Filmography: Weregrrl, Severe Injuries, Splatter Movie, A Feast of Flesh. Read The Full Post HERE!

Play the New 'Backgammon' Trailer Here!

"Pschyo sexual warfare"
- indieWIRE

Gravitas Ventures and 3:1 Cinema

Based on R.B. Russell’s novella Bloody Baudelaire

Released Theatrically by 3:1 Cinema
and Digitally by Gravitas Ventures on March 11, 2016

LOS ANGELES, CA - January 29, 2016 - Part psychological sexual thriller and part classic mystery, Backgammon explores sexual tension, danger and mind games between a group of college students during a getaway in a country mansion. When Andrew invites Lucian and his girlfriend Elizabeth for a weekend vacation, they don’t expect Andrew’s sister Miranda and her Baudelaire-obsessed boyfriend Gerald to show up as well. Overwhelmed by Gerald’s antics and the constant irritating horseplay with Miranda, Andrew and Elizabeth split. Lucian, however, decides to stay, as a simmering, sexual tension develops between him and the flighty, flirtatious Miranda. When Gerald explodes after losing everything during an alcohol-fueled poker game with Lucian, Miranda finally gives him the boot. But as she and Lucian begin to dance around each other, their surroundings show threatening signs that Gerald may never have left:

Directed and written by Francisco Orvañanos

Starring Brittany Allen (“All My Children”), Noah Silver (“Tyrant,” “The Borgias”), Alex Beh, Olivia Crocicchia (“Rescue Me”) and, Christian Alexander (“General Hospital”)

Official site: http://www.backgammonfilm.com/

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Horror Posters: Daughters of Darkness (1971)

Beautiful as it may be, the images in this poster might presume that this were more of an early 70s thriller out of Italy, rather than the surreal vampiric Horror film that it is. It still offers key composition and eye-catching colors that give it a stunning visual appeal. Read The Full Post HERE!

Behind the Scenes: Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Elsa Lanchester checks her makeup before returning to the set of Bride of Frankenstein. What other role did Elsa play within the film? Read The Full Post HERE!

Great Moments in Horror: Excision (2012)

Excision is a macabre masterpiece that mixes beauty and horror in equal measure on screen. What are your favorite moments from the film? Read The Full Post HERE!

Villains of Horror: Strangeland (1998)

Dee Snider stars as the menacing Captain Howdy in the intense thriller, Strangeland, from 1998. Snider's tale of internet stalking, torture, and terror was way ahead of its time, featuring a villain that was as realistic as he was utterly unnerving. Why is Captain Howdy your favorite Villain of Horror? Read The Full Post HERE!

Terror Trivia: Night of the Living Dead (1990)

Bill 'Chilly Billy' Cardille appears as a reporter in both the 1968 version and the remake. Read The Full Post HERE!

Movie Monsters: The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972)

This image is about all we see in The Legend of Boggy Creek, but the psuedo-documentary style of the film still lends an eerie edge as a group of students set out in search of Big Foot. Why is Big Foot your favorite movie monster? Read The Full Post HERE!

Names in Horror: Armando de Ossorio

Spanish director Armando de Ossorio is best known for his Blind Dead series, which began with the first chilling entry, Tombs of the Blind Dead. Three equally-effective sequels would follow, along with other genre efforts by the director that would include The Night of the Sorcerers and When the Screaming Stops. Read The Full Post HERE!

Horror Posters: The Banshee Chapter (2013)

Here, we get a look inside The Banshee Chapter, from 2013. The distorted images only serve to draw more interest into the film. Read The Full Post HERE!

CMU Offers New Cutting-Edge Makeup Effects Program

CMU College of Makeup Art & Design Launches
Groundbreaking Program

Educating the new generation, special effects workforce to lead the future of
Digital and Practical Makeup Industries

TORONTO, ON - January 27, 2016 - It is the ultimate geek smackdown! Are you team practical effects or team digital effects? CMU College of Makeup Art & Design announces it's settling that debate because it's finally both with their groundbreaking new program, Digital Makeup Effects Artist Program: Creature and Character Design. This 17-week program is the first of its kind in Canada and is the next step in an evolving discipline that will meet future industry demands to provide skilled makeup artists who are fully conversant in both practical and digital makeup effects and design.

Before there were digital effects the movie industry wizardry was done primarily through the use of practical effects with makeup, props, and animatronics. Digital effects are now the norm for creating the movie magic you see in many of the summer blockbusters, but they are often missing the realism and grit of practical effects. In entertainment and technology industries - the true champion is the new super skilled worker who is versed in both talents.

"Today we are seeing more employers integrate practical and digital effects into the overall concept and design of the sophisticated content they produce," says President of CMU College of Makeup Art & Design, Barry Patterson. "We identified a gap between available training and emerging industry demands which led us to create the new Digital Makeup Effects Program to prepare creative artists for that future."

The curriculum of this unique Digital Makeup Effects Program blends life drawing, traditional figurative sculpture, an intro to 3D scanning and printing, online portfolio creation, Photoshop; and ZBrush, the industry standard for digital sculpting. Graduates will receive a diploma and a highly coveted, blended skill set that primes them for jobs in film, television, video gaming, toy design, prototyping, special effects; and 3D scanning, printing, and modelling.

Welcome to the future of digital tools in concert with the practical ones! Registration is now open for the limited, first intake of students for May 2, 2016.
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Behind the Scenes: An American Werewolf in London (1981)

More of Rick Baker's stunning effects pictured from behind the scenes on the set of An American Werewolf in London. The Academy would have to create a brand new award in honor of the budding art form of special effects. Read The Full Post HERE!

Great Moments: Ginger Snaps - The Beginning (2004)

Ginger unleashes hell upon the small mountain outpost in this gorgeous shot from Ginger Snaps: The Beginning. What are your favorite moments from the film? Read The Full Post HERE!

Heroes of Horror: Child's Play 2 (1988)

No one ever believes poor Andy Barclay, but this resilient little tyke is the only one that managed to defeat the evil Chucky in the first three Child's Play films. Why is Andy Barclay your Hero of Horror? Read The Full Post HERE!

Terror Trivia: Pink Flamingos (1972)

The dog feces in the infamous final scene are real. According to director John Waters, the dog was fed steak for three days beforehand. Read The Full Post HERE!

Controversial Moments: Beware! Children at Play (1989)

Yes, this really happened in Troma's camp classic, Beware: Children at Play. Inexcusable exploitation used simply for shock value in a film that isn't worth the celluloid it was printed on. Read The Full Post HERE!

Movie Monsters: Godzilla vs Mothra (1992)

The evil Battra serves as a counterbalance to Earth's protector, Mothra, as seen in the Heisei Era film, Godzilla vs Mothra! Why is Battra your favorite movie monster? Read The Full Post HERE!

Names in Horror: Dee Wallace

Dee Wallace has had an impressionable impact on the Horror genre, with iconic roles in a number of classic films. After early appearances in The Hills Have Eyes and The Howling, she later faced off against the monstrous canine in Cujo. Wallace can also be seen in 1986's Critters, and she has more recently shared cameos in House of the Devil, Boo, and many other modern Horror films. Read The Full Post HERE!

Horror Posters: Bad Taste (1987)

The poster for Peter Jackson's first feature film is in, well, Bad Taste. The poster would naturally be edited to include a second finger for impressionable young audiences in America. All hail censorship in the media! Read The Full Post HERE!

Horror Quotes: The Omen (1976)

Father Brennan: When the Jews return to Zion / And a comet rips the sky / And the Holy Roman Empire rises, / Then You and I must die. / From the eternal sea he rises, / Creating armies on either shore, / Turning man against his brother / 'Til man exists no more. Read The Full Post HERE!

Behind the Scenes: Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957)

The real question here is who looks the most uninterested in their job, the giant crab not excluded? Behind the scenes on Attack of the Crab Monsters from 1957. Read The Full Post HERE!

Great Moments: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Poor Glen, Nancy warned him not to fall asleep! One of the most iconic moments from Wes Craven's classic, A Nightmare on Elm Street! What are your favorite moments from the film? Read The Full Post HERE!

'The Green Inferno' Hits UK Cinemas Feb 12th!

In Select UK Cinemas February 12th
and Available on DVD & Blu-ray February 22nd

LONDON, UK - January 27, 2016 - Master of horror Eli Roth (Aftershock, Hostel, Cabin Fever) brings his trademark brand of twisted gore to the screen once again with the new shock cannibal film - THE GREEN INFERNO. Having exclusively revealed on Empire, the brand-new UK poster is now available for wide-release in anticipation of the UK theatrical release February 12th! Eye-gouging, torso-stripping, tongue-slicing, head-popping… welcome back Eli! The gorehounds’ master returns with his most shocking recipe to date. This stomach-churning nod to cult classic Cannibal Holocaust is essential viewing for those only just discovering the Video Nasty. Eli, who revolutionized the horror genre, returns with even more guts than ever to deliver this year’s new nightmare. Read The Full Post HERE!

Villains of Horror: Alice, Sweet Alice (1976)

A string of suspicious accidents seem to point to the mischievous Alice after her sister is killed during her First Communion. Is Alice behind the mask in this suspenseful thriller? Read The Full Post HERE!

Terror Trivia: Dead Alive (1992)

During the lawnmower scene, movie blood was pumped at five gallons per second. Read The Full Post HERE!

Movie Monsters: Sssssss (1973)

David becomes an unwilling participant in an scientific experiment that leaves him slithering on his belly in Sssssss! Why is David your favorite movie monster? Read The Full Post HERE!

Horror Quotes: The Dead Hate the Living (2000)

David Poe: What would Bruce Campbell do?
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'Discoveries: Best of Horror and Dark Fantasy' Now Available!

Dark Regions Press Uncovers

Featuring Rare Works By Ray Bradbury, William F. Nolan,
and Many Others!

PORTLAND, OR - January 26, 2016 - Dark Regions Press has published the culmination of ten years of Dark Discoveries Magazine founded by James R. Beach. Discoveries: Best of Horror and Dark Fantasy includes a rare story by Ray Bradbury, William F. Nolan, Richard Laymon, Elizabeth Engstrom, W. H. Pugmire, Steve Rasnic Tem and many others. The book is available now on DarkRegions.com and Amazon in ebook, trade paperback and deluxe lettered hardcover formats. Discoveries: Best of Horror & Dark Fantasy represents a culmination of a small press journey. Former Dark Discoveries Publisher and Editor-in-Chief James R. Beach and Managing Editor & Designer Jason V Brock collect ten years of award nominees, best of stories, fan favorites and honorable mention tales from the life of DDP (including the magazine, newsletter and the anthologies NW Horrors and Darker Discoveries).


Featuring stories by: Paul Bens Jr., Ray Bradbury, Jason V Brock, Kealan Patrick Burke, Elizabeth Engstrom, Paul Finch, Bill Gauthier, Cody Goodfellow, Gerard Houarner, Richard Laymon, Tim Lebbon, John R. Little, Nick Mamatas, Brett McBean, Michael McBride, James Newman, William F. Nolan, Gene O’Neill, Weston Ochse, Wilum H. Pugmire, Stephen Mark Rainey, David A. Riley, Michelle Scalise, John Shirley, Steve Rasnic Tem, Jeffrey Thomas, Tim Waggoner, Matthew Warner.
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Names in Horror: Fred Williamson

Fred Williamson went from pro-football star to professional actor as one of the leading African American heroes of the early 1970s. His appearances within the genre include 1990: The Bronx Warriors, From Dusk Till Dawn, Children of the Corn 5, Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption, and others. Read The Full Post HERE!

Horror Posters: Pumpkinhead (1988)

This rarely-seen poster comes from Stan Winston's incredible Southern Gothic Horror movie, Pumpkinhead, from 1988! A haunting image that would prompt any fan to check out the film. Read The Full Post HERE!

Behind the Scenes: Alien (1979)

This behind-the-scenes image gives viewers a glimpse at the impressive scale that went into Ridley Scott's Science Fiction classic, Alien! Scott would return to the series after more than 30 years to film a prequel entitled Prometheus that takes us back aboard this doomed vessel. Read The Full Post HERE!

Get 'Uncaged' on DVD and Digital Feb 2nd!


Available on DVD and Digital Video February 2, 2016

LOS ANGELES, CA - January 26, 2016 - RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) brings you UNCAGED. Directed by Daniel Robbins (The Friend Zone), the film stars Ben Getz (Grotto), Kyle Kirkpatrick (Stealing Suburbia), Zachary Weiner (The Convenient Job), Garrett Hendricks (The Paragon Cortex), Paulina Singer (The Intern) and Gene Jones (No Country for Old Men). UNCAGED is available on Digital Video and on DVD on Feb. 2, 2016 for an SRP of $27.97. Orphaned as a child in the wake of a grisly tragedy, Jack was raised alongside his cousin and best friend, Brandon. At age 18, however, Jack’s otherwise uneventful life takes a sinister turn when he’s suddenly plagued by a series of bizarre sleepwalking episodes. After repeatedly waking up in the woods naked with no memory of the night before, Jack straps a camera to himself to document his behavior—and discovers a shocking truth: He is the unwitting heir to a monstrous family legacy of savagery, slaughter, and unrelenting horror from which death may be the only escape:
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Great Moments in Horror: The Shining (1980)

It took special effects crews 200-300 gallons of blood to flood the hallway of the Overlook Hotel in this nightmarish sequence from The Shining. What are your favorite moments from the film? Read The Full Post HERE!

'Horrible Imaginings' Film Festival Celebrates Women and Black History in Horror Films!

Returns to San Diego This February
Celebrating Women and Black History in Horror!

"American Psycho" (2000) in 35mm! The director's cut of Bill Gunn's "Ganja & Hess!"
New short films, speakers, and more! February 20th in San Diego!

SAN DIEGO, CA - January 25, 2016 - Horrible Imaginings Film Festival is gearing up to celebrate Women in Horror Month and Black History Month in partnership with Graveyard Shift Sisters, and Horror House Party! Often stereotyped as a boy’s club, the horror genre has nonetheless featured incredibly talented women and people of color behind the camera. To pay tribute to the hardworking folks who defy conventions in order to bring scares to their audiences, a double feature of exemplary films will be screened at San Diego's prestigious Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) on Saturday, February 20th.

First, in honor of Black History Month, the hypnotic actress Marlene Clark will be spotlighted in a repertory screening of “Ganja and Hess,” Bill Gunn’s subversive answer to both the Blaxploitation and vampire genres. Gunn's film, shredded to ribbons by the studios before it's initial US release in 1973, will be presented in the director's striking original entirety.

Then, the turn-of-the-millennium classic “American Psycho,” directed by Mary Harron, will be featured in its unrelenting 35mm format! Harron's adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis's novel is a wild ride not only into the mind of a sociopath, but also into the heart of 1980s consumer culture. Christian Bale's performance as Patrick Bateman helped solidify him as a Hollywood household name. Short films and introductions will be included with the price of admission.

Join us for both of these rare screenings in honor of this great occasion!

Tickets are currently available on Universe.

NOTE: Discounts for Students, Military, Seniors, and MOPA Members available upon request! Email miguel@hifilmfest.com for discount codes!

Women in Horror Month is an international, grassroots initiative, which encourages supporters to learn about and showcase the underrepresented work of women in the horror industries. Whether they are on the screen, behind the scenes, or contributing in their other various artistic ways, it is clear that women love, appreciate, and contribute to the horror genre.

Graveyard Shift Sisters highlight and celebrate the experiences, representations, achievements, and creative works of Black women and women of color in the horror and science fiction genres.

Horror House Party talks about the latest in horror news, whether in books or movies or haunted events and attractions. From time to time, they may even talk about the related genres of science fiction and fantasy.
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Heroes of Horror: The Walking Dead (2010)

Hershel Greene was only out to look after his children in the second season of The Walking Dead, but he found a new family in Rick and the gang after taking them in on the farm. Hershel has since become the voice of reason during trying times, and is a vital member within their newly formed community. Why is Hershel Greene your Hero of Horror? Read The Full Post HERE!

Terror Trivia: Troll 2 (1990)

Don Packard said that he was in-and-out of a mental hospital during filming. When he watched it later, he realized he wasn't acting in his scenes; he really was as disturbed as his character. Read The Full Post HERE!

Movie Monsters: Sharktopus (2010)

Half-shark, half-octopus, ALL TERROR!! This computerized monstrosity is just stupid enough to work, earning the film a surprisingly high ranking on many “So Bad It's Good” lists since its 2010 release. Why is the sharktopus your favorite movie monster? Read The Full Post HERE!

Horror Quotes: The Thing (1982)

MacReady: I'm gonna hide this tape when I'm finished. If none of us make it, at least there'll be some kind of record. The storm's been hitting us hard now for 48 hours. We still have nothing to go on... One other thing: I think it rips through your clothes when it takes you over. Windows found some shredded long johns, but the nametag was missing. They could be anybody's. Nobody... nobody trusts anybody now, and we're all very tired. Read The Full Post HERE!

Names in Horror: Susan George

Susan George's breakthrough role had her starring beside Dustin Hoffman in Sam Peckinpah's ultra-violent thriller, Straw Dogs, though she would appear in many other memorable roles in other genres, as well. George can also be seen in Fright, Die Screaming Marianne, Tintorera, Venom, The House Where Evil Dwells, and others, as well. Read The Full Post HERE!

Catch 'The Abandoned' Limited Theatrical Release!

Eytan Rockaway's Intense Thriller
Continues Its Limited Theatrical Release


Screening January 29th in Winchester, VA
and February 5th in San Diego, CA and North Kansas City, MO

LOS ANGELES, CA - January 25, 2016 - Eytan Rockaway's THE ABANDONED (previously titled THE CONFINES) opened on January 8th in theaters in NYC and on VOD by IFC Midnight to critical acclaim. This exciting filmmaker is receiving great notice for this new psychological thriller. THE ABANDONED takes a terrifying plunge into the warped mind of a disturbed young woman. Desperate to get her life back on track, the unstable Streak (Martha Marcy May Marlene’s Louisa Krause) takes a job as a security guard, working the graveyard shift at a once upscale, now abandoned apartment complex. But on her first night on duty, she discovers a horrifying presence lurking deep within the bowels of the decaying building. With her nerves already on edge, Streak must confront demons both real and imagined as she struggles to keep a grip on her sanity. Jason Patric (The Lost Boys) co-stars in this harrowing thrill ride:

The film is gaining momentum as it is set to open in the following cities:



Director Eytan Rockaway makes his feature film directorial debut in this tense thriller that blurs the lines between illness and reality to mirror the traumatized psyche of the protagonist in a story that challenges the power of our own perception.

Official Selection - Los Angeles Film Festival
Official Selection - Chicago International Film Festival
An IFC Midnight Release | 88 MINS | NR
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Horror Posters: I Spit On Your Grave (1978)

The title, the imagery, the captions, everything just screams exploitation, murder, and mayhem. I Spit On Your Grave is one of the greatest examples within the rape/revenge sub-genre, and this poster makes no attempt to hide the fact from potential viewers. Read The Full Post HERE!

Behind the Scenes: Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994)

Miko Hughes shows that he isn't afraid of the boogeyman behind the scenes of Wes Craven's New Nightmare. Pictured here with Robert Englund in full Freddy attire. Read The Full Post HERE!

Great Moments in Horror: Predator 2 (1992)

Another extraterrestrial hunter has entered the game, this time in downtown Los Angeles. This is one of many memorable moments from Predator 2, as the newest hunter revels over his most recent kill. What are your favorite moments from the film? Read The Full Post HERE!

'Clinger' Hits UK DVD and Digital Feb 1st!

“A must-see film for horror fans of all ages”
-Slamdance Film Festival 2015

First Love Never Dies.

Arriving on UK DVD and Digital February 1st!

LONDON, GB - January 25, 2016 - Fern Petersen, a driven high school senior, has her life turned upside down when her overly affectionate boyfriend, Robert Klingher (Vincent Martella - The Walking Dead, Phineas & Herb), dies in an embarrassing accident. When Robert returns from the dead as a love-sick ghost, he tries to reunite with Fern - only to have his heart broken. As Robert plots to kill Fern so they can be together forever, Fern will have to fight to stay in the world of the living. Clinger is a blood-soaked coming-of-age story about the horrors of first love. Check out the new UK Trailer below:
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Villains of Horror: Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)

An ancient evil befalls the residents of a retirement home when Bubba Ho-Tep returns to life! It is up to an elderly Elvis Presley and his partner, President John F. Kennedy, to stop him! Why is Bubba Ho-Tep your favorite Villain of Horror? Read The Full Post HERE!

Terror Trivia: The Exorcist III (1990)

William Peter Blatty made the film based on his novel "Legion," which was published in 1983. Morgan Creek decided to call it "Exorcist: Legion" even though the screenplay and novel featured no exorcisms whatsoever. After principal photography was completed, the misleading nature of the title was noticed, and the producers determined that additional scenes needed to be written and then added into the film in order to made it a more recognizable sequel of The Exorcist. The last third of the movie had to be entirely redone, with the insertion of a new character, Father Morning, and of an exorcism scene that cost nearly 4 million dollars. Read The Full Post HERE!

Movie Monsters: From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

Salma Hayek stars as the sensual Satanico Pandemonium in Robert Rodriguez' From Dusk Till Dawn. Although, she isn't quite as much of a turn on in her transformed state as the leader of a vicious pack of blood-sucking vampires! Why is Satanico Pandemonium your favorite movie monster? Read The Full Post HERE!

Night of the Demons 3 (1997)

A car full of troubled teens ends up stranded at the infamous Hull House on Halloween night, where they find more tricks than treats as they each fall victim to Angela and her resident demons! More of the same from writer Kevin Tenney, who brought us the first NIGHT OF THE DEMONS in 1987. Angela's third outing is, for all intents and purposes, a veritable remake of the first and second films, with very few variations. Its repetitive plot points and subpar special effects easily make this the weakest entry in the series. The only remarkable thing about the film is that it somehow manages to capture all of the same 1980s aesthetic as the original, giving it the look and feel of a true sequel despite a decade of separation. Regardless, NIGHT OF THE DEMONS 3 is better left forgotten.

Rating: 4/10.

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Horror Quotes: The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

Sitterson: They have to make the choice of their own free will. Otherwise, system doesn't work. Like the harbinger: creepy old fuck practically wears a sign saying "YOU WILL DIE". Why would we put him there? The system. They have to choose to ignore him. They have to choose what happens in the cellar. yeah, we rig the game as much as we have to but in the end, if they don't transgress they can't be punished. Read The Full Post HERE!

Names in Horror: Frank Henenlotter

Frank Henenlotter is in a class entirely unto itself. His unique visions of Horror cannot be easily compared to any other names within the genre. Henenlotter first struck the 42nd Street scene with Basket Case, before moving on to other cult classics like Brain Damage and Frankenhooker. He would direct two sequels featuring Duane and Belial, and most recently, he returned to body horror with the aptly named Bad Biology. Read The Full Post HERE!

Horror Posters: Monster in the Closet (1986)

Whether it was intentional or not, only one thing is clear about the Monster in the Closet judging by this poster: It has 5 fingers AND a thumb. How else is it supposed to rob girls of their undergarments while lashing out at unsuspecting children? Taken from the theatrical release of Monster in the Closet, from 1986. Read The Full Post HERE!

Behind the Scenes: The Wicker Man (1973)

Even your favorite heathens need a little help every now and again! Cues from the final scene of The Wicker Man, 1973. Read The Full Post HERE!