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Enjoy the following horror movie reviews and other weird news from around the country!

  • Mass Hysteria, filmed in Salem Mass. First Look

    Mass Hysteria, filmed in Salem Mass. First Look

    The list of movies filmed on location in Salem, Massachusetts – one of the coolest towns in America – includes Hocus Pocus and The Lords of Salem, and you can now add the upcoming Mass Hysteria to that list!
  • James McAvoy as Bill Denbrough from IT Chapter 2!

    James McAvoy as Bill Denbrough from IT Chapter 2!

    The marketing campaign for Andy Muschietti‘s IT: Chapter Two should be kicking into high gear any day now, but in the meantime, Muschietti just shared a happy birthday wish for star James McAvoy over on Instagram, which gives us an official look at McAvoy’s Bill Denbrough!
  • ‘Friday the 13th’ Legal Battle Rages On

    ‘Friday the 13th’ Legal Battle Rages On

    After exercising his legal rights, a judge ruled last year that writer Victor Miller is the sole owner of the original Friday the 13th screenplay (in the United States only, oddly enough), but the judge declined to make a ruling on who currently owns the character of “adult Jason Voorhees,” who of course didn’t actually appear within the franchise until the second film.
  • Amazon Prime’s New Horror Arrivals for May 2019

    Amazon Prime’s New Horror Arrivals for May 2019

    Check out Amazon Prime's new horror arrivals for May 2019.
  • ‘Blood From Stone’ Curses Society with Vampires

    ‘Blood From Stone’ Curses Society with Vampires

    It was announced last year that Indie Rights had expanded into production with its “genre-defying” vampire film Blood From Stone, written and directed by Geoff Ryan.
  • The Influence of La Llorona on Folklore and Pop Culture

    The Influence of La Llorona on Folklore and Pop Culture

    A ghostly woman, with long black hair and dressed all in white, wanders alone at night wailing for her lost children. Children that she drowned. That woman is La Llorona, or the Weeping Woman, a haunting figure in Latin American folklore.
  • Critters Attack!

    Critters Attack!

    We bring this up tonight because a new Warner Bros. movie titled Critters Attack! has just been rated “R” by the MPAA.
  • Director Promises ‘Laid to Rest: Exhumed’ Will Be the Bloodiest Film of All Time

    Director Promises ‘Laid to Rest: Exhumed’ Will Be the Bloodiest Film of All Time

    Robert Hall has been trying to get a third installment in his ultra gory Laid to Rest franchise off the ground for a while now, and he’s decided to take to Indiegogo to finally make it happen. As of this week, Laid to Rest: Exhumed is live on the fan-funding platform, and Hall promises that the return of Chromeskull will be the franchise’s bloodiest, best installment yet.
  • Chucky Finally Revealed in New ‘Child’s Play’ Image

    Chucky Finally Revealed in New ‘Child’s Play’ Image

    Mark Hamill is voicing Chucky in Lars Klevberg‘s remake of Child’s Play, and today we’ve finally got our first official look at the new version of the pint-sized killer doll! Up to this point, we had only seen a teaser image of the new doll, and he wasn’t actually glimpsed in the teaser trailer.
  • Blumhouse’s ‘Thriller’ Just Slashed its Way Onto Netflix

    Blumhouse’s ‘Thriller’ Just Slashed its Way Onto Netflix

    Thriller follows the story of an introverted young man named Chauncey Page who is sent to juvenile hall after he accidentally kills a young woman who is part of a group of tormentors that play a cruel prank on him.
  • New ‘Chernobylite’ Story Trailer

    New ‘Chernobylite’ Story Trailer

    Developers The Farm 51 are back again with a new trailer for their upcoming first-person survival horror game, Chernobylite. In addition to that, the team are also putting out the call to those who wish to help the team finish the game via a newly-launched Kickstarter page.
  • The Exorcist Legion VR

    The Exorcist Legion VR

    Last year, developer Wolf & Wood produced one of the best horror games of the year with The Exorcist Legion VR, and I’ve been looking forward to seeing what the team would do next.
  • Hellboy is Gory and Intense

    Hellboy is Gory and Intense

    The experience is being billed as “One of the goriest and most intense 4DX experiences yet,” with blood drips simulated with water effects, face mist when characters hit wet ground or blood splatters onto the screen, as well as fog/smoke effects.
  • Crooked Man Spinoff Movie

    Crooked Man Spinoff Movie

    Next up from The Conjuring Universe is this year’s Annabelle Comes Home, and we know that The Conjuring 3 is in the works for 2020 and The Nun 2 is also being developed. But what about The Crooked Man, a spinoff solo film featuring the memorable character from James Wan’s The Conjuring 2?
  • Annabelle Comes Home

    Annabelle Comes Home

    While the first two entries in the spinoff series of The Conjuring’s creepy scene-stealing doll Annabelle delved into her demonic origin, the latest sequel is much more interested in seeing Annabelle wreak havoc in the Warren household.
  • Avenger Directors Remaking Poltergeist

    Avenger Directors Remaking Poltergeist

    Now, Marvel darlings Joe and Anthony Russo are disturbing MGM’s burial ground as they’ve been given carte blanche to make films from anything in the studio’s library.
  • Why the Third ‘Walking Dead’ Series Will Breathe New Life

    Why the Third ‘Walking Dead’ Series Will Breathe New Life

    Recently it was announced that AMC is producing a third series in the Walking Dead universe, which will air in 2020. This new series will reportedly follow two young female protagonists, who bear the distinction of being from the first generation of people raised in the zombie apocalypse.
  • Horror Film Trilogies that Never Finished

    Horror Film Trilogies that Never Finished

    Horror cinema is riff with franchises. It’s both a burden and something of a joy to shift through the countless series based on anything from child-cults to murderous cookies. What isn’t so fun is when a promising set of films goes unfinished leaving fans wondering what might have been.