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Horror Tourism: Take The Romero Road Trip

With summer in full swing, most of us are planning our yearly vacations. A time to get away, see family and friends, and genuinely forget our troubles for a spell. What I personally love about this ti...

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Four of the Most Innovative FX-Driven Horror Movies

The 1980’s was a decade of completely innovative practical effects work. Makeup artists were actually becoming known in the horror genre. There was a sort of stardom among fans for the people who crea...

Condemned By The Catholic Church

Ten Horror Films Condemned by the Catholic Church

Growing up as a Southern Baptist (i.e., the kind of Christian that shows up to church hungover and 20 minute late every Sunday morning), pretty much everything I knew about Catholic customs was culled...

Father of the Dead: A Tribute to George Romero

As I’m still processing the passing of George A. Romero, it’s hard to put into words exactly what I say to commemorate him. Some of the best writers have already talked about the impact he’s had on po...

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Dawn of the Dead Painted the Perfect Picture of a Consumer Apocalypse

George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead was an absolutely revolutionary horror picture. It was made for no money but you wouldn’t know that by looking at it. And people latched onto it in a ...

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Zombie Movies and Humanity’s Fascination With a Post-Apocalyptic World  

Within the horror genre, there are a seemingly endless stream of zombie movies that take place in a post-apocalyptic world. Movies such as Dawn of the Dead and World War Z fantasize about a society in...

Greatest years for horror - Piper Laurie as Margaret White in Carrie

Seven of the Greatest Years for Horror Fans

Hollywood is in the thick of the superhero era, pushing out movies following the adventures of costumed crusaders too frequently for anyone but lifelong fans to keep up. Horror movies have experienced...

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Why I Stopped Using the Phrase “Guilty Pleasure”

Guilty pleasure. It’s a phrase that is commonly used by horror fans to explain away our reasoning for liking a film that we think we shouldn’t. But I’m starting to think that–e...

Friday the 13th Part 2 poster

Ten Horror Sequels that Equaled or Topped the Original

Horror fans both love and hate sequels. The reasons are usually valid. Sequels are rarely made for creative reasons, they flood the market, and they make it harder for original movies to get made. But...

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