Japanese horror movies are known for their ability to scare the wits out of people but at the same time, keeps their attention enough to let them keep watching until the end. Carefully placed jumpscares, interesting storylines, and accompanied with the appropriate music at the right time makes Japanese horror movies so entertaining and so scary. However, another reason why Japanese horror movies are so well-known for their ability to tell horror stories is because of the abundance of urban legends they have in their country. Some urban legends are popular, and probably so scary, that these urban legends have been translated to the big screen. [Read more…]
It is a strange world we live in, where crime and entertainment and technology all combine so regularly. In any story that has any action, there’s always going to be blood and destruction, and then there is the matter of moving the plot through that madness, and sometimes with the help of the experts who move through the mess and analyze it accordingly.
So, the next time you’re watching your favorite thriller, TV series, or exposition about modern crime weaponry, consider these mental resources – the importance of crime scene cleanup, the ever-popular zombie situation, the plot lines in all of you favorite crime scene investigations on TV, and all of the fodder available for horror films, in all of their B-style glory. [Read more…]
2015 has been a pretty good year for horror films. The remake of Poltergeist was great, and there are plenty of sequels for those that love franchises, like Paranormal Activity. While some people may be excited for Sinister 2 or Insidious 3, there are plenty of new stories to be told.
The Halloween season is here in the stores, and in the crisp air, so it is definitely time to check out some great scary movies and get in the mood for witches and werewolves, and other things that go bump in the night. If you enjoy horror movies, here are a few yet to come out this year that just might make the hair stand up on your neck.
The current Evil Dead remake project has hit a snag. Star Lily Collins has reportedly dropped out of the movie.
The actress’ camp is citing scheduling conflicts as the main reason for her decision to let go of the project. This is a big blow to the remake of the Sam Raimi-directed horror classic. The remake also has Raimi behind it so it’s also a sought after project in Hollywood because of its pedigree. [Read more…]
Halloween is just around the corner and you’re probably already preparing for your Halloween parties. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and ever since I was in college, I’ve made it a point to have a horror movie marathon on October 31. In fact, it has become somewhat of a tradition in my home that my old friends eagerly anticipate our annual horror movie fest.
One reason why my friends love the horror movie marathons I host is the diversity I provide them. They’re sure to watch a movie they haven’t seen before and not the tired old Hollywood horror movies that everyone knows about.
If you want to host your own horror movie marathon and want to give your friends a real movie treat, why don’t you get some of these great horror films that were made in Europe. They probably haven’t heard anything about these movies, which will make it a scarier experience for them. [Read more…]