‘Indescribable… Indestructible! Nothing can stop it!’
HORRORPEDIA is the unique way of exploring the world of horror, exploitation, sci-fi and fantasy culture via the internet, especially movies. No other website covers as many new releases as well as so many classic and obscure films. We are passionate, relentless, and aim to be as methodical as we can be.
We post entertainment and information-based entries related to all significant horror-themed culture — mostly movies because they are the obvious way that people experience horror — but also for horror culture in the widest sense, including:
- Adverts and advertising
- Artists, illustrators, and painters
- Comic books
- Computer games
- Folklore and mythology
- Food and drink
- Radio shows
- Short stories
- SFX and makeup artists
- Toys, games, and novelties
- TV series
- Video and computer games
- Writers and authors
Surely I can look things up on the web myself?
You obviously can, but the advantage of HORRORPEDIA is that there is lots of information, a range of aggregated review quotes and links to full reviews, trailers and teasers, and masses and masses of fantastic images all in one convenient location.
The site offers clear and uncluttered layout (important, as more and more people are accessing the web via their mobile or tablet) and offers convenience amidst the internet information blitz. In fact, the clarity of HORRORPEDIA is why Google chose to develop a singular project to present the site to a wider audience.
The vast number of entries and links means that you can find out about lots more horror culture in a few easy clicks. We’ve done lots of the work for you and it’s all in a massive database which makes searching easier.
HORRORPEDIA includes a growing number of our own reviews, masses and masses of images, trailers and teasers, plus links to a growing number of movies that can be watched free online (currently over 580).
Links to aggregated reviews of films, DVD, and Blu-ray Disc releases from the world’s most informed reviewers (whether they be from internationally recognised publications such as Variety or from savvy fans who run their own blogs) are also included for each movie posting and we constantly update and add more links. Thus, for example, if your wanted to look up whether A Quiet Place (2018) is worth watching at a movie house or wait till it receives a home video release, we have – so far – aggregated sixteen review quotes/links that represent a wide range of opinions. In this case, reviews are overwhelmingly positive. Not all entries have multiple review quotes/links but more and more are being added daily, for movies from both the present and the past (especially important as Blu-ray and 4K reissues now offer the best way to enjoy horror films that were often only available in low-quality VHS or DVD versions).
How often is the site updated?
New entries and updates are usually added every single day, often several times per day. All previous entries on HORRORPEDIA are subject to continuous information updates – such as new reviews, and information on digital downloads, DVD, Blu-ray and 4K release dates.
How can I interact with the site to make it even better?
The easiest way is to make a comment on any post or page. You can remain anonymous if you wish. Obviously, all comments are moderated to avoid abusive or offensive remarks.
Or suggest additions or corrections to HORRORPEDIA and help us to make it the most useful source of info about horror films on the web via:
Is there original content on HORRORPEDIA?
Yes, LOTS! We review a growing number of selected movies and horror-related products ourselves.
Please feel free to get in touch if you have something you’d like reviewed/profiled. That said, we are currently unable to review any short films – because there are 1000s of feature we still need to cover – or promote crowdfunding projects. Hopefully, in future, when time permits we can begin to cover these again.
Contributors to this site include:
- Lisa Marie Bowman
- Meredith Brown
- David Flint – editor of The Reprobate website and author of Zombie Holocaust: How the Living Dead Devoured Pop Culture; co-editor of Ten Years of Terror
- Rae Louise
- Daz Lawrence
- Kim Newman
- MJ Simpson
- Ben Spurling
- Stephen Thrower – author of Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci; Nightmare USA: The Untold of the Exploitation Independents; Murderous Passions: The Delirious Cinema of Jesus Franco
The fantastic horror icons image on the front of the site is by Chris Labrenz – we salute you, sir!
If you’d like to contribute to this website feel free to get in touch via contacthorrorpedia@gmail – unlike some other sites we don’t want you to complete an application form, just get in touch and include examples of anything you have written! We don’t bite… much.
According to analytics site alexa.com, the HORRORPEDIA.com website ranking as at 29 July 2018 was:
Global: 158,292 – from over 1 billion websites
14 million+ website hits
Certain images may be copyright their various owners and are used here in the spirit of publicity and educational use for all concerned, with suitable links provided, wherever possible. If you have a copyright issue regarding an image, please let us know by either emailing us, or adding a ‘Comment’ on the relevant posting, and it will be removed as soon as possible.
All Wikipedia text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. All review quotes from books and magazines are attributed and quotes from online reviews are linked to their sources.
The views and/or opinions expressed by writers in individual reviews and/or comments made by visitors to this website site do not necessarily reflect the views of Adrian J Smith, the owner and editor of HORRORPEDIA.com. Therefore, he cannot be held legally accountable or legally responsible for any of the views and/or opinions expressed.
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