The Eyes of My Mother Trailer

Since it’s Halloween, it’s the perfect time for a new trailer to promote the creepy indie horror flick The Eyes of My Mother. The film debuted at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, and reviews are pegging it as a truly chilling nightmare. The first trailer was certainly ominous and foreboding, and now a new trailer has come along that’s even more creepy.

In the new The Eyes of My Mother trailer, we basically get a single scene that introduces us to Francisca, one of those children who you just know is going to haunt you when you go to sleep. It appears she has certain proclivities to making friends in the creepiest way possible. Closing your eyes during this movie will be just as much about being scared as it will be protection from Francisca.

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American Horror Story crossover season - Murder House / Coven

The six seasons of American Horror Story have been linked together in little ways, but an upcoming season promises to make the connection between two of the seasons much, much stronger. Executive producer Ryan Murphy has announced an American Horror Story crossover season between Murder House (season one) and Coven (season three).  Read More »

Escape Horror Short

Since it’s Halloween today, everyone is entitled to one good scare. So there’s no better time to highlight the short film Escape. With flares of They Live and Stay Alive, the short film imagines some kind of virtual reality game involving a pair of sunglasses. However, the game is more sinister than any of the players imagined, opening up a terrifying world.

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ranking every black mirror episode

Like everyone else with a Netflix account, I’ve spent the past week making my way through season three of Black Mirror, savoring creator Charlie Brooker‘s latest batch of science fiction, horror, satire, and social commentary like a fine, evil, thoughtful wine. There is nothing else on television (or on streaming services) quite like this show, which proves that we’re all gluttons for punishment – realizing that humanity is probably doomed and that our addition to technology will be our undoing has never been this addictive.

And since is the internet, I must now do as internet-dwellers do. I must rank all 13 episodes of Black Mirror from worst to best. It should go without saying that MAJOR SPOILERS follow from here on out.

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Black Mirror nosedive

How great is Black Mirror Season 3 guys? Like many of you, I spent my weekend binge-watching the entire batch of six episode. The three stand-out episodes for me are Joe Wright‘s Nosedive with its vicious take on social media, Dan Trachtenberg‘s Playtest which is a horrifying look at the future of immersive gaming, and Owen HarrisSan Junipero which may be the most beautiful episode of the entire series.

Black Mirror showrunners Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones appeared on Reddit yesterday and answered a bunch of fan questions, a few of which I would like to highlight. But my primary reason for this post is to share with you ringtones that Netflix created based on the Nosedive episode.

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Friday the 13th Jason

Platinum Dunes’ planned Friday the 13th reboot has been pushed back so many times at this point, you’d be forgiven for taking an “I’ll believe it when I see it” attitude to the whole endeavor. But producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form swear it’s still happening, and that when it does Jason will prove “unrelenting.” They’d also really like it if that unrelenting Jason managed to attract some new fans as well as bring back old ones. Read More »

I am the pretty thing that lives in the house trailer

If you’re looking for a new horror movie in theaters this Friday, the final Friday before Halloween, you may be out of luck. While last weekend brought us (the surprisingly well-received!) Ouija: Origin of Evil, this weekend isn’t offering much to moviegoers looking for a scare. Unless you consider a third Robert Langdon thriller to as terrifying as I do.

But Netflix has got you covered with their latest release, I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House, a haunted house movie from rising genre star Oz Perkins. The trailer for the film, which will begin streaming later this week, has arrived.

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Teddy Bears Are For Lovers

During the course of a romantic relationship, plenty of little, adorable gifts are given between lovers. The most typical gifts are usually flowers, candy or in some cases a teddy bear. Most of these little gifts end up being disposable, especially if the relationship goes sour. But what if when the relationship went bad, so did these little gifts?

A new short film called Teddy Bears Are For Lovers, crafted in the same vein as Gremlins or Child’s Play, imagines what might happen if the teddy bears given to ex-lovers were just as heartbroken as those who were broken up with. Just what would they do in order to get revenge for being scarred emotionally, and even physically? Find out after the jump. Read More »

new Xenomorph

Prometheus concludes with the Trilobite and the Engineer giving birth to The Deacon. The baby blue-skinned alien hardly ended Sir Ridley Scott‘s film with a bang. Will we ever see that Xenomorph-like creature ever again or was it simply a moment of underwhelming fan service? We’ll have to wait and find out, but we do know the name of the aliens wreaking havoc in next summer’s Alien: Covenant is not “Deacons.”

Below, get some information on the new Xenomorph (SPOILERS ahead).

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the exorcist ben daniels

Here’s the thing about the television adaptations of The Exorcist and Scream – they both sound like terrible ideas. They booth reek of desperation, of television networks dragging a popular and familiar name kicking and screaming into another medium, hoping that name recognition alone will attract an audience. In the age of The Walking Dead and American Horror Story, an age where horror on television has actually become popular, these shows feel like they should be the half-assed attempts to cash in on the small screen’s current obsession with things that go bump in the night.

But this is the point where I choke on my words, eat my hat, etc. Fox’s television riff on The Exorcist and MTV’s reinvention of Scream are not only good, but they’re also two horror-themed shows I’d actually recommend above the other major players in the genre this Halloween. I’m as surprised as anyone when I say that if you can only find time for two spooky shows to binge-watch during the season of the witch, pick these.

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