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Bates Motel Teases Season Three in New Promo
What’s the reference game like in Bates Motel, a show which continues to elude me, like? Having not watched since the first season, I’m admittedly entirely unsure of its current timeline, and thus entirely unsure if this new promo for Season Three is a stylized, cheeky tease (there is a dude named Romero in the series, after…
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Watch: Fantastic Horror-Comedy Short, The Grey Matter
This past November, I was lucky enough to co-program the MIDNITE Block of Nitehawk Shorts Fest, the annual celebration of stellar shorts filmmakers and shorts filmmaking at Brooklyn’s great Nitehawk Cinema. One of the standouts of a truly stacked lineup including Ben Steiner’s The Stomach, Andrea McGinty’s McDreamy and Ben Aston’s He Took his Skin…
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The Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Exo Zombies Teaser Trailer is Here!
Activision and Sledgehammer Games have revealed a new teaser trailer for their upcoming DLC Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Exo Zombies! Check it out in the player below.  Untrained and unprepared, four Atlas employees must survive a horror unlike any other as, in a bit of a twist, the zombies are also equipped with same exoskeleton suits players wear.…
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Bruce Campbell talks Sequel Series, Ash vs. Evil Dead
Fandom was effectively rocked this November when it was officially announced Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell and Rob Tapert would return to the world of Evil Dead for a 10-episode series to debut in 2015. Titled Ash vs. Evil Dead, the sequel show will pick up on an older Ash as he’s “forced to face his…
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First Look: Chastain in Guillermo del Toro’s Gothic Horror, Crimson Peak
Guillermo del Toro, last seen pitting massive mechs and kaiju against each other, will return next October with Crimson Peak, a decidedly more intimate, 19th century haunted house film he’s said recalls The Haunting and has described as a Gothic romance that’s “a little kinky,” where the “violence is very shocking.” Excitingly, the first image…
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EXCL: Cover and Reversible Art, DVD Date for Hollywood Horror Starry Eyes
Grotesque, seductive and exhilarating, Hollywood horror Starry Eyes is one of the best genre films of the year. Meshing body horror, frightening ambition and experience as Hollywood outsiders, directors Kevin Kölsch & Dennis Widmyer crafted a monstrous, pulsating debut that remains as effective on further watches. Starry Eyes is coming home from Dark Sky Films…
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Watch 40+ Min Conversation with British Terror Great, Pete Walker
Last November, London’s Cigarette Burns Cinema—the Josh Saco-headed screening program championing genre gems, both celebrated and overlooked—took over cultural institution Barbican Centre for a month-long series of films by British horror great and exploitation notable Pete Walker. ‘House of Walker’ acted as a five-film “tour of the British horror king’s blood-soaked, sleaze-oozing legacy.” Sleaze being…
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Recap: American Horror Story: Freak Show — 410, ‘Orphans’
The focus of “Orphans” is Pepper. Salty, her “husband” from a non-legal ceremony performed by Elsa, dies of a supposed stroke in the middle of the night. We don’t find out if his death was truly natural causes or not, but that sure doesn’t stop Stanley from cutting off his head and selling it to…
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Director Lawrie Brewster Drops Another Owlman Prank, Talks New Films
Through tireless effort, including viral videos featuring his undeniably eerie Owlman creation, Scottish director Lawrie Brewster has managed to create quite the grassroots awareness for independent feature Lord of Tears. The macabre, Scottish mansion-set movie has since garnered acclaim from horror publications and hits from audiences who love to watch unsuspecting bystanders freaked by the…
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