Since 2006, we’ve had enough horror remakes and sequels to last a century. But we’ve actually had some terrifying new entries into the genre, too. As we await the likes of Lights Out and The Woods—both rumored to be nightmare-inducing—later this year, there’s no better time than to look back at what’s scared us the…
“There’s no clown coming!” a frantic mom realizes during her kid’s birthday party. No problem—Dad to the rescue, grabbing a costume he randomly finds in a dusty trunk. But that’s no clown suit... it’s the skin of a demon, and it can’t be removed. Slowly, it begins to turn the wearer into a rainbow-wigged monster.
Nicolas Winding Refn is clearly a serious B-movie fan—an influence that’s shown in the style and content of his own works, like Drive and Only God Forgives. And now his interest has expanded to producing remakes of some of the genre’s classics, with a new title, 1972 giallo film What Have You Done to Solange?, joining…
Not only is The Purge: Election Year timed for obvious political reasons, it’s also being released the weekend of July 4—just in case its satirical knife-twist wasn’t sharp enough already. This time, a senator who’s running for president based on an anti-purge platform is the top prize on you-know-which night.
Yesterday, we learned that the Nicolas Winding Refn-produced remake of legendary B-movie Maniac Cop was zooming full steam ahead. And now the Danish filmmaker is throwing his weight behind a remake of 1968 British historical horror film Witchfinder General. What’s next? Shriek of the Mutilated? Food of the Gods?
This short film opens quietly, with a pair of atmospheric shots that set up a magnificent, dark story. Daddy’s Girl is horror at its best: slow, brooding and holding off on the terror until the last possible moment.
The Nebulas weren’t the only major awards handed out last night. In Las Vegas, the Horror Writer’s Association awarded their own major award, The Stoker, to the best horror stories published in 2015.
There are some books that end leaving you utterly shattered: you reach the last page and think to yourself: did that just fucking happen? That’s exactly what ran through my mind when I finished Paul Tremblay’s blockbuster of a novel, A Head Full of Ghosts.
Donal O’Keeffe’s Dead Ahead is a cool ‘postcard animation’ that pays tribute to a whole bunch of classic horror films. How many references can you spot?
In an isolated small town, a determined cop investigates a string of unexplained deaths, as well as his daughter’s own mysterious affliction. Are they caused by a foreigner who’s suddenly entered the community—or something far more sinister that will require some supernatural countermeasures to defeat?
We learned in mid-April that the TV series adaptation of Stephen King’s The Mist—previously a 2007 feature film—was surging forth at Spike TV. Now comes news that a director for the first episode has just been hired, and he’s an odd but maybe ideal choice: Adam Bernstein, who won an Emmy in 2007 for 30 Rock.
In 1973, the distribution company behind sleazy horror classic The Last House on the Left—Wes Craven’s feature debut—released the similarly grimy Don’t Look in the Basement (a.k.a. The Forgotten). Though it never achieved the notoriety of Last House, it earned a minor cult following. Now, it’s getting a sequel.
The original Puppet Master was released direct-to-video in 1989, but it became a cult sensation that spawned a franchise of sequels, prequels, spin-offs, toys, and comics. And since haunted puppets are evergreen (see also: Chucky), it looks like the Puppet Master series is about to get some major new big-screen love.
Current A&E drama Damien picks up where The Omen ended, fast-forwarding to cast the Antichrist as a 30-year-old New Yorker who’s rediscovering his demonic destiny. It’s an uneven show. But Satan’s pop-culture moment surges forth with the announcement that an Omen prequel movie is now in the works.
It’s never too early to start thinking about Halloween, especially when you might need to plan some travel in tandem with the holiday. For the first time ever, Universal Studios will be incorporating The Exorcist into its popular “Halloween Horror Nights” theme-park events in Orlando and Hollywood.
Power trio Stephen King, John Cusack, and Samuel L. Jackson—who previously worked on 1408 together—reunited for Cell, an adaptation of King’s apocalyptic tale about a sinister cell phone signal that turns the afflicted into kill-crazy zombies. Tod Williams (Paranormal Activity 2) directs.
While on a road trip recently, I picked up Paul Tremblay’s latest novel, A Head Full of Ghosts, and proceeded to spend the next ten hours completely creeped out by it. We chatted with Paul Tremblay to find out just why he thinks this book is his graduate thesis on horror fiction.
Sadako vs. Kayako is J-horror’s answer to Freddy vs. Jason. It’s about the clash between the ghost who haunts people who watch a certain videotape (Sadako of Ringu, or The Ring) and the ghost who haunts a house with the worst vibes ever (Kayako of Ju-On, or The Grudge). This trailer is all in Japanese, but it’s still …
Horror short The Maiden is described as “a dark tale of real estate, demonic houses, and Photoshop tutorials.” Because who needs a Ghostbuster when you’ve got elbow grease and serious ambition on your side?
In 1990, George A. Romero and Dario Argento released Two Evil Eyes, an adaptation of two Edgar Allan Poe stories. In the classic Poe tradition, both tales are about people who do terrible things, and suffer hideous consequences. In the hands of two of horror’s greatest filmmakers, they become downright terrifying.