Horror

american horror story - Angela BassettThe cast for American Horror Story: Hotel gets more impressive every time a new cast member is announced. While the location and the backstory of the Hotel that will serve as the basis of the season is unknown with a cast of this caliber the show can’t help but be amazing no matter what the setting is. Recently Angela Bassett confirmed that she will once again be appearing in American Horror Story. She has acted in the show in two other seasons, Coven and Freakshow. Even though fans are sad that Jessica Lange will not be appearing in this season of AHS the cast for Hotel is getting fans really excited for the October premiere of Hotel.

Old Hollywood Glam

It’s been rumored that the Hotel season is going to be set in LA during the Golden Age of Hollywood at the infamous Garden of Allah hotel. Considering the star…

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Summer is coming and while superhero movies like The Avengers: Age of Ultron are set to dominate the summer box office there are still some new movies coming out that horror fans will enjoy in between blockbusters. Here’s a quick look at some of the horror films coming out this summer that horror fans should be sure to see:

Before I Wake (June)

Before I Wake is a horror film about a boy whose dreams come true. A couple that lost their son becomes foster parents and takes in a boy who has a traumatic past. From the first night he arrives strange things start to happen. At first the apparitions from his dreams are joyful and beautiful things like butterflies, and the couple’s lost son appearing to them happy and healthy. Then darker things start to happen as they realize that what he’s dreaming is becoming real and the…

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The Walking DeadRecently a writer published an article asking realistically how long The Walking Dead will last on TV. The writer speculated that even though AMC might want the show to go on for 15-20 seasons and even though there is a lot of source material the show probably won’t last that long. The writer thinks that the public will get tired of the zombie trope and turn away from the show long before the show can hit the 20 season mark. But, is that realistic? Not really when you look at these key factors that the writer didn’t even consider:

Zombies Aren’t Going Anywhere

zombiesZombies have been a part of pop culture since 1968 when Night of the Living Dead came out. Since then there have thousands of feature films about zombies and even more books, short stories and TV shows. Over the decades zombies have only gotten more popular. When…

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real-crimesSome of the scariest horror movies have even more terrifying origins.

They were based on real life crimes and events that shocked and horrified the general public. While there are hundreds of movies designed to play on primal fears and give people a good scare these movies are terrifying because they depict some of the worst real life crimes that ever happened.

These horror stories prove that no matter how scary shows and movies like The Walking Dead are humans have much more to fear from each other than any monster that they might encounter.

The Girl Next Door (2007)
In the film The Girl Next Door the story is told from the point of view of a man who as an adolescent met two sisters who were sent to live with their aunt, his next door neighbor, after their parents died. One of the girls was singled out by…

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2015-flicks2015 is shaping up to be a great year for horror in both TV and film. The highly anticipated Walking Dead spinoff is supposed to appear towards the end of the year on TV and some of the best loved horror franchises have new films coming out in 2015 which fans are anxious to see. Ghostbusters is moving forward with an all-female reboot of the original and there is also a Zombieland 2 on the horizon.

Check out these five fan favorite horror films that are coming in 2015:

 

The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death (January 2015)
 The Woman in Black proved to be such a hit with audiences that the studio quickly made another one. This film is set 40 years after the events of the last film, and Daniel Radcliffe does make some small guest appearances in this film but won’t be a principal…

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beth-twdThe writers of The Walking Dead may have underestimated the impact that the death of Beth Greene in the mid-season finale of the show, Coda, would have on fans. The show has never shied away from killing off main characters, even beloved characters. Scott Gimple, Robert Kirkman and other writers and producers on the show have said repeatedly that any of the show’s characters might find themselves on the chopping block at any point. Scott Gimple has said that the writers are committed to telling the story of this group of survivors, and they will do whatever it takes to tell the whole story even when popular major characters find their part of the story coming to a close. The cast members have said they rush through each script when they get it and read to the end to find out if they make it through the episode and rejoice…

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5-things-the-walking-deadThe Walking Dead is the most popular show on cable TV, with ratings that continue to skyrocket. But despite the popularity of the show and the millions of fans that the show and the actors have there are a lot of things that people don’t really know about the show. Check out these interesting things that you may not have known about The Walking Dead and the actors and producers who create the show that came from nowhere to set TV records every season:

Woodbury is a Real Place
The prison where Rick and the rest of the survivors was really an elaborate set built on the lot of Raleigh Studios, the home of The Walking Dead in Senoia, GA. But Woodbury is a real place, it’s just not called Woodbury. The picturesque downtown of Senoia, GA was transformed into Woodbury during Season 3 of The Walking Dead. The Woodbury…

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2015-horrorThe horror film genre has undergone a resurgence in the last few years. Finally the “found footage” gimmick is being laid to rest and more films are focusing on story development and storytelling.

 

There are a lot of classic horror films that are being given modern reboots. And the huge popularity of horror TV shows like The Walking Dead, True Blood, and American Horror Story is driving horror movie writers and producers to create better original content. 2015 is going to be a great year for horror and science fiction films if all the films slated to open during the year make it to the screen.

 

Check out some of the best horror films coming in 2015:

Poltergeist

The reboot of Poltergeist will finally be hitting theaters in 2015. Even though the reboot is supposed to get the franchise started again the story isn’t a retelling of the…

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terminator
Terminator fans got the news they have been waiting for this year. It was announced that not only will there be a new Terminator film that film will be the first in a new Terminator trilogy. The new film will be called Terminator: Genesis. The Terminator reboot will star Arnold Schwarzenegger reprising his role as the Terminator. However, there is no information yet on how the writers will incorporate the now 66 year old Arnold’s age into the story. In fact not much is known about the move at all except that the release date will be June 2015. It was also recently announced that Emilia Clarke, better known to fans as Daenerys Targaryen on Game of Thrones, will play Sara Connor in the Terminator reboot.

There is some speculation about other stars and new characters that might be brought in to round out the cast. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson…

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apesOne of the most anticipated films of 2014 is the sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes titled Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes was a groundbreaking reboot of the sci fi classic Planet of the Apes. Using ground breaking technology and special effects allowed the writers and producers to create human and ape hybrid characters that were eerie and fascinating as well as a little scary.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is set 15 years after the ending of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. There are still some survivors of the virus that caused the hybridization and wiped out most of humanity but not too many. The apes are growing in number and growing more powerful. Cesar, the fierce leader from the first film, is one of the central characters in the film. In…

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purgeIt’s official that The Purge 2 is happening but not too much else about the film has been put out. The Purge 2 is set to debut in early summer 2014 which is pretty quick but the studio doesn’t want to wait. They want to capitalize on the surprising success of the first film. The Purge cost just 3 million dollars to make and ended up grossing more than 89 million dollars.

The film’s producer, Jason Blum, pushed to get a sequel to the film out once it was clear that the first film was a bona fide hit. Blum is known for his ability to take a stand alone film, usually a low budget film, and turn it into a string of successful films. One of the most successful franchises that Blum has worked on is the Paranormal Activity series of films. The original Paranormal Activity was a one…

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poltergeistOne of the most beloved horror films of all time is about to get a modern reboot. Poltergeist, which was released in 1982, is one of the most successful and most beloved horror films in history. It might seem strange to think that people could love a horror film but it has all the elements to make the film something that people. It has a family that loves each other going through adversity and eventually triumphing over that adversity. It has cute kids. And it has terrifying ghosts and killer clowns. That’s a recipe for success when it comes to horror movies.

The new Poltergeist won’t be just a retelling of the original story. The story and the experiences of the original family, the Freelings, are so entrenched in the 80s that to simply redo the original story would be to discredit the original film. In the new film there…

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