15 Fantastic Horror Films Directed by Women

Most horror movies are generally told from a male perspective, despite the fact that studies have shown the audiences for these films are 50% female. There have been some powerful genre movies made by women, featuring feminist leanings and a strong female viewpoint. We wanted to highlight these works — those films that bypass the stereotypical (naked) damsel in distress trope and call attention to the male gaze, sometimes turning it back onto itself. If the only names that come to mind when discussing horror are Hitchcock and Romero, let this list also serve as an introduction to fantastic female filmmakers who enjoy scaring the hell out of their audiences. … Read More

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20 Great Horror Movies You Can Stream Online Right Now

If you’re forgoing the Halloween spectacle this year (one can only handle seeing so many slutty pizza costumes at a party) and opting to curl up at home with a good horror film, we’re here to help. With so many streaming options available, choosing a movie can often take more time than watching the movie itself. (Is there a clinical term for this yet?) We’ve curated 20 of the best fright films online right now, pulling from Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and YouTube. Most of these movies are free, others are cheap, and all of them are guaranteed to make your Halloween memorable. … Read More

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20 of the Worst Halloween Costumes on Etsy

Etsy boasts some talented crafters, but it’s no secret that the e-commerce website is loaded with horrible, no good, very bad items. Halloween seems to bring out the handmade maven in everyone, which is why we felt compelled to highlight a few of the ridiculous and awkward costume options available on Etsy during this year’s spooky season. (Thanks for being a good sport, Etsy-ers.) For more DIY meets WTF meets Halloween, venture forth to peek at 20 of the worst costumes on Etsy. … Read More

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50 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Halloween’

Thirty-five years ago today, a low-budget horror thriller opened quietly in Kansas City, Missouri. It would end up changing the genre forever. The simple tale of an unstoppable killer stalking and killing young people on All Hollow’s Eve, Halloween earned a staggering return on its small investment and prompted a slew of sequels and “slasher movie” imitators. But the original film was one of skilled craftsmanship, genuine wit, and low-budget ingenuity; here are a few fun facts about its… Read More

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The 10 Worst Halloween Costumes in Film and TV History

Well kids, Halloween is right around the corner, and the pressure is on, year after year, to find the absolute greatest costume of all time. I think we can blame much of this pressure on teevee and movies, which dramatize million-dollar Halloween parties with elaborate, ornate costumes — designed, of course, by well-paid professionals with sky’s-the-limit budgets. But even pop culture characters occasionally wear a dud costume; here are a few of the least imaginative, with the hope that they’ll adjust your self-imposed expectations just a bit. … Read More

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‘Breaking Bad: The Opera,’ ‘Of Mice’ and James Franco: Links You Need to See

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Courtney Love is not too keen on either Miley Cyrus or Katy Perry. Would Breaking Bad make as brilliant an opera as it did a television show? Maybe, but only if it includes an aria from Jesse Pinkman filled with as many occurrences of “bitch” as possible. (Spoiler: it… Read More

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The Scariest Movies for Phobic Film Fans

After learning about the Northampton Clown, a mysterious man (recently unmasked) in a creepy clown costume who makes pop-up appearances around the East Midlands region of England, our worst nightmares were realized — and we know we’re not alone. They say the best way to conquer your fears is to face them head on. ‘Tis the season for scary movies, which makes this the perfect opportunity to tackle your deepest phobias with a little help from horror cinema. We’ve curated a selection of 15 different fright films for 15 common phobias that will either help you or haunt you for the rest of your… Read More

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The Most Deranged Horror VHS Cover Art

Let’s have a moment of silence for the granddaddy of commercial video stores: Blockbuster first opened its doors in 1985 today. Whether you rented films at your local mom and pop shop, or ventured to the chain that has been steadily fading into obscurity, movie memories were made in the aisles of those stores thanks to the visual impact of DVD and VHS cover art. VHS has been making a comeback, with multiple documentaries and limited-edition videotapes being produced in recent years, and the format reminds us of the heyday of horror cinema. With Halloween around the corner and outrageous VHS box art on the brain, we hunted for some of horror’s most deranged cover images — the gory, creepy, and bizarre artwork that beckoned to audiences from the shelves of video rental stores everywhere. Travel back to the days of VHS, below, but be warned that some images may be upsetting to horror newbies. … Read More

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The Greatest Horror Movies You Haven’t Seen

As Halloween approaches, you’ll be inundated with more spooky stories and fiendish films than you can possibly consume before October 31. However, if you’re looking for a creepy movie to curl up with that doesn’t star a madman named Freddy, Jason, or Michael, we have a solution. These underrated, under-seen, and unusual horror films offer something scary that strays from the norm. You’ll still find supernatural terror, psychopathic killers, and ghastly creatures in our slate of 15, but these original, beautifully photographed stories are refreshingly different from the usual Halloween… Read More

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