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The 10 Scariest Movie Characters Without Costumes

Nancy Berk, Ph.D. | Posted 12.29.2012 | Entertainment
Nancy Berk, Ph.D.

You don't need a costume to scare others. Here are 10 characters that were downright spooky without makeup.

Interview: Director Barry Levinson, The Bay and Being Independent

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.29.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It was supposed to be a documentary about the dead zones in the Chesapeake Bay. But the material he was reading about the pollution of the bay was too scary. So director Barry Levinson made a horror movie instead: The Bay.

Zero Dark Thirty Meets Slender Man in Parody Trailer

Shira Lazar | Posted 12.24.2012 | Comedy
Shira Lazar

In this latest installment of "YouTube Trailers," Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty white-knuckle thriller -- based on the true story of the manhunt for Osama bin Laden -- is re-imagined with the nefarious and elusive Slender Man.

Mockingbird Lane Premieres this Friday on NBC -- A Chat With Creator Bryan Fuller

Xaque Gruber | Posted 12.23.2012 | TV
Xaque Gruber

Mockingbird Lane, the stunning, dark re-imagining of The Munsters makes its television premiere on Friday. Named for the Munster family's iconic address, the show is a visual and emotional feast, and the year's most original television dramedy.

Book Review: Red Rain by R. L. Stine

Rob Taub | Posted 12.16.2012 | Home
Rob Taub

Stine's technique is brilliant in its simplicity: By intertwining other (normal) storylines with tales of the supernatural, he keeps his readers grounded to reality.

Fiction With a Fear Factor!

Dave Astor | Posted 12.05.2012 | Home
Dave Astor

It's now Halloween month, so it's time to discuss some of the scariest literature around. And I don't mean Romney's No Apology book. I'm talking about literature featuring frightening stuff such as ghosts, haunted houses, and things that go bump in the night

Charlie Bit My Finger Horror Remix | YouTube Trailers

Shira Lazar | Posted 11.19.2012 | Comedy
Shira Lazar

Originally uploaded over 5 years ago, this viral video of baby Charlie biting his brother Jasper earned massive amounts of attention from Internet video and broadcast news outlets for its adorable and quirky brotherly spat.

A Trio of New Intriguing Factoids From the Sci-Fi/Horror/Mystery Film Genre

Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D. | Posted 09.14.2012 | Weird News
Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D.

Fascinatingly, a real-life Dr. Dippel Frankenstein engaged in alchemical experiments to create an animate bioform called a "homonculus" utilizing both animal and human cadavers at Castle Frankenstein in southwestern Germany in the late 1600s and early 1700s.

Movie Review: The Tall Man

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.04.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Pascal Laugier's story of a small, depressed town dealing with missing children, taken by a mysterious figure known only as the Tall Man, keeps you plugged in -- right up until it pulls the rug out from under you.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: The Apparition

Dan Persons | Posted 10.27.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

One week after ParaNorman took a more light-hearted, but still pretty scary, look at the situation, it's back to the 'burbs for The Apparition.

Long Live the Horror -- The Rise and Retirement of BLITZKID

Zachary Ehren | Posted 09.17.2012 | Home
Zachary Ehren

Until the day they are no longer with us, lock your doors, keep a shotgun under your bed and have a priest's number on speed dial, because BLITZKID might soon be coming to a city near you.

'The Scream' Is Only The Beginning...

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.28.2012 | Arts

Most of us know Norwegian painter Edvard Munch by his "Scream," which has continued to echo throughout our collective nightmares since the late 19th c...

Top Five Films at BAMCinemaFest 2012

Farihah Zaman | Posted 08.22.2012 | Entertainment
Farihah Zaman

That BAM seems to care more about bringing a focused curatorial vision to bear than vying for a jumbled mix of higher-profile titles and obscure premieres is very much in keeping with the organization's philosophy of building programming around its loyal Brooklyn audience.

Movie Review: Lovely Molly

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.18.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Lovely Molly is a direct descendant of The Blair Witch Project. But this genre of horror film is played out -- or at least this slight, rarely unnerving effort makes it seem so.

Tribeca 2012 Diary: Replicas' Jeremy Power Regimbal & Josh Close

Dan Persons | Posted 06.24.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Director Jeremy Power Regimbal makes his feature film debut with this tense tale of class envy pushed to extremes.

Unfairly Maligned Monsters: Why Horror Matters

Michael Varrati | Posted 06.20.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Varrati

Horror routinely gets passed over for award nominations, and Stephen King, though decorated and honored, has had to face venomous criticism from crusty academics his whole writing career. We monster kids routinely get looked down upon by the "real" artists.

'Mad Men': Don's Past Comes Back To Terrify Him

Posted 04.09.2012 | TV

Things took a dark tone in the latest installment of "Mad Men" (Sun., 10 p.m. ET on AMC). After an awkward random meeting in the elevator with a forme...

Movie Review: Frighteningly Flat Intruders

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.30.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Intruders barely intrudes on the consciousness, even while you're watching it. Which you are most vigorously advised not to do.

'The River' Finale: Will The River Let Them Go?

Posted 05.21.2012 | TV

Unless there was more going on than was revealed in this final hour of "The River" (Tue., 9 p.m. ET on ABC), then it seemed like a lot of filler build...

'Face Off' Season Finale: Who Won?

Posted 03.15.2012 | TV

On the Season 2 finale of "Face Off" (Wed., 10 p.m. ET on Syfy), the finalists had to come up with three designs for their models, who then performed ...

Movie review: Silent House

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.09.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Silent House is one of those gimmick-movies that you can easily imagine beginning with a conversation along the lines of, "Hey, you know what would be...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Justin Kurzel on The Snowtown Murders

Dan Persons | Posted 05.05.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

As directed Justin Kurzel, The Snowtown Murders is a horror film that gains all the more impact for its basis in reality, showing how people in the depths of destitution and despair will willingly surrender themselves to a cunning and seductive evil.

Fresh Meat: Horror Ingenues

Tribeca | Posted 04.13.2012 | Entertainment
Tribeca

In honor of Sara Paxton's compelling genre work, here are our picks for up-and-coming horror ingénues that are well on their way to becoming new age scream queens.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Ti West on The Innkeepers

Dan Persons | Posted 04.11.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

With films such as The Roost and The House of the Devil, director Ti West has managed to deliver old-school, atmospheric chills on a limited budget, and he's pulled the same feat off with The Innkeepers.

'The River' Premiere: Evil In The Panic Room

Posted 04.09.2012 | TV

ABC debuted its bold new horror-mystery series "The River" (Tue., 9 p.m. EST on ABC) with a two hour premiere. The series features the found footage f...