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  • Jack-O’-Lantern: Halloween folklore and tradition [updated]

    The Headless Horseman. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad 1949

    A jack-o’-lantern is a carved pumpkin or similarly-sized gourd or turnip, associated chiefly with the holiday of Halloween, and was named after the phenomenon of strange light flickering over peat bogs, called will-o’-the-wisp or jack-o’-lantern. In a jack-o’-lantern, the top is… Read More ›

  • Vampyres (2014) [updated with trailer


    ‘Lust for blood’ Vampyres – aka Las Hijas de Drácula – is a 2014 Spanish horror feature film remake of the 1974 British cult movie of the same title. Produced by Artistic Metropol, the screenplay is by José Larraz (director of the original) and and Víctor Matellano…. Read More ›

  • The ABCs of Death 2 [updated with reviews]

    ABCs of Death 2 murder

    The ABCs of Death 2 is a 2014 American horror anthology film and a sequel to The ABCs of Death produced by Ant Timpson (Fangoria) and Tim League. The film was released on VOD platforms on October 2nd 2014 before hitting select theaters on… Read More ›

  • Nekromantik [updated with new Arrow Blu-ray]


    Nekromantik is a 1987 West German horror film directed by Jörg Buttgereit. It was his first feature length film, although he had shot several shorts earlier. This controversial movie, banned in a number of countries, has become a cult film… Read More ›

  • Halloween (1978) [updated]


    Halloween is a 1978 American independent horror film directed, produced, and scored by John Carpenter, co-written with Debra Hill, and starring Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis in her film debut. The brainchild of executive producer Irwin Yablans (Hell Night), and originally titled The Babysitter Murders, the film was the… Read More ›

  • Abbatoir

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    Abattoir is a 2015 horror film directed by Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, Saw III and Saw IV) from a screenplay by David J. Schow (Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III; Critters 3 and 4; The Hills Run Red),Teddy Tenenbaum and Christopher… Read More ›

  • Witches Going to Their Sabbath

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    Witches Going to Their Sabbath is a 1878 painting by Spanish painter Luis Ricardo Falero (1851 – December 7, 1896). Falero specialised in female nudes and mythological, oriental and fantasy settings. His most common medium was oil on canvas. Falero was born in… Read More ›

  • Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy

    Abbott and Costello meet the Mummy

    Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy is a 1955 film directed by Charles Lamont (Francis in the Haunted House) from a story by Lee Loeb and a screenplay by John Grant for Universal International. Obviously, it stars the comedy team of… Read More ›

  • A Beginner’s Guide to Nazisploitation Cinema


    It’s hardly surprising that the most notorious, indefensible, loathsome and reprehensible movies ever made are those that exploring nasty Nazi sex and violence fantasies. Even the most liberal of critics seem reluctant to defend these goose-stepping abominations, and they sit… Read More ›

  • Malignant

    Malignant Brad Dourif mad doctor

    ‘The experiment is real’ Malignant – working title: Black Butterflies – is a 2013 sci-fi horror film written and directed by Brian Avenet-Bradley (Free’z’er; Ghost of the Needle; Dark Remains). It stars Gary Cairns, horror icon Brad Dourif, Nick Nicotera and Sienna Farall. Following a VOD outing,… Read More ›

  • Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings


    Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings is the 1994 American direct-to-video sequel to the 1988 horror film Pumpkinhead. It was directed by Jeff Burr and stars Andrew Robinson, Ami Dolenz,and Soleil Moon Frye. Plot teaser When five teenagers unwittingly resurrect a demon, nobody is safe from the… Read More ›


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