Years ago, I learned that certain people will grow mortally offended if you call a character in a movie a zombie who is not, in fact (according to the supreme checklist of zombie traits), a zombie. It makes you wonder if there are other supernatural micromanagers out there who keep tabs on whether a given character is or is...
"Based on a true story" is an easy way for a horror movie to manufacture legitimacy. It’s also usually total BS. Sure, Leatherface was partly inspired by Ed Gein — who also partially inspired the Norman Bates and Hannibal Lector — but the assertion that Texas Chainsaw Massacre is based on a true story just because its killer also has...
Beth (Hall) has been struck numb with the sudden trauma of grief, and it’s the kind of grief that comes with a side of anger, as she’s furious at her husband Owen (Evan Jonigkeit) for taking the boat out one morning and shooting himself in the head. He reportedly showed no signs of depression—as she says at one point,...
Director Christopher Smith‘s genre output runs the gamut in style and tone, demonstrating a filmmaker consistently looking to explore various horror angles. From a brutal underground chiller in Creep to the mind-bending slasher at sea, Triangle, to Black Death’s introspective Middle-Aged epic, Smith gives unique spins on familiar subgenres. That continues with his latest, The Banishing, a period ghost story that brings one of England’s...
A horror film inspired by real-life tales of paranormal activity at an Essex rectory is set to be released this week. Borley Rectory became known as the "the most haunted house in England" after being given the description by psychic researcher Harry Price when he published two books about it in the 1940s. The original findings were front page news in the Daily Mirror in...
The mystery of heaven and angels has always intrigued me. I have read many books involving near-death experiences and encounters with angels. I believe I encountered an angel once and it's a moment I will never forget. But, before I tell you my story, take a look at this truly amazing video taken as a life flight helicopter was taking...
They found the bottles buried on the edge of the woods behind the hotel last spring. Specimen bottles mostly, each about the size of a jam jar give or take, many intact, some still filled with clear liquid yellowing to brown then molasses black, the wax and rubber seals of the glass stoppers cracked but somehow holding after 80...
“The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It” is now in theaters and on HBO Max 'The Conjuring 3' is loosely based on the 1981 trial of 19-year-old Arne Cheyenne Johnson In real life, Johnson was convicted of first-degree manslaughter of his landlord An unnerving scene involving an evil waterbed and a traumatized child might seem like a pretty unreal occurrence. But...
Are you missing the adrenaline rush you get from a roller coaster? How about a story that makes you think about something you’ve never even imagined before? If you want it all rushing into your senses at once from the comfort of your home, you might be looking to watch a horror film. Between chilling sound design, a haunting...
The Devil’s Backbone. Photograph: Canal+Espana/Kobal/ShutterstockFrom unexplained bumps in the night to creepy children and things without faces, here are some of film’s most terrifying spectresby Anne BillsonThu 29 Oct 2020 09.00 EDTLast modified on Thu 29 Oct 2020 10.46 EDT20. Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)The jokey sequels may have turned Freddy into a lovable...