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Weekly Watch: ‘Trick ‘r Treat’

Weekly Watch is a special series for the month of October. Each Friday we’re recommending a movie, and will follow it with a discussion led by a Frightday staffer on our facebook group in the days to follow. It just wouldn’t do for our Weekly Watch on Halloween to be just any …

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Scare Compare: ‘Halloween (1978)’ / ‘Halloween (2007)’

The original Halloween directed by John Carpenter and the remake by Rob Zombie are two very different films that have their own view of the same characters and their own style. Michael Meyers kills his sister when he was 6 years old for seemingly no reason. The scene at the …

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A 666-Character Review Of ‘Halloween (1978)’

Michael Meyers killed his sister as a young boy and became a shell of a person. Fifteen years later, he escapes a mental institution to return to his hometown to stalk Laurie Strode and her friends. Michael Meyers is the perfect embodiment of evil with his single minded nature and …

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FILMTRAILERS

Losing Your Phone gets Scary in ‘Recovery’ Trailer

Five years ago, a masked killer brutally murdered a group of friends. Since then the lone survivor has struggled to reclaim her shattered life. Wracked with guilt and paranoia, can ever have a normal existence again or is she destined to repeat the slaughter. Simultaneously the most intriguing and promising …

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Weekly Watch: ‘The Blob (1958)’

Weekly Watch is a special series for the month of October. Each Friday we’re recommending a movie, and will follow it with a discussion led by a Frightday staffer on our facebook group in the days to follow.  This week has been all about famous faces of fear for Frightday, and our …

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A 666-Character Review Of ‘The Mummy (1932)’

The Mummy is Universal horror at its best: lush music, detailed sets, gorgeous costumes, impressive effects, and a tragic story. Imhotep’s makeup as the mummy looks completely desiccated. Once he appears human, the makeup is much more subtle, but his face is etched with deep lines remaining from his previous …

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A 666-Character Review Of ‘The Invisible Man (1933)’

Based on the novella by H.G. Wells, The Invisible Man is one of the more frightening of the old Universal monster movies; one part creature feature, two parts thriller. Claude Rains plays Jack Griffin, a chemist who turned himself both invisible and insane in one fell swoop. Rains gives a spectacular performance …

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Can You Resist the Call of the ‘SiREN’?

One week before his big wedding day, Jonah and his groomsmen hit the town for a wild night of club hopping and debauchery. The night soon takes a twisted turn for the worse when the group is invited to the seedy underground club, 50 North 40 West, a home to …

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Episode 95: Ouija: Origin of Evil / Ouija Boards

This week we talk a terrifyingly efficient use of Byron’s “downtime”, review Mike Flannign’s follow-up to the popular board game based horror film, Ouija: Origin of Evil, and discuss the history & probability of this spirit assisted communication method.  

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A 666-Character Review Of ‘The Wolf Man (1941)’

1941’s The Wolf Man is a shining example of modernizing folklore, creating a mythos in the collective pop conscious so well that it has resonated through 75 years of storytelling. Taking loose inspiration from classic folk stories, Universal Pictures concocted their own vision of the werewolf, played fantastically here by …

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A 666-Character Review Of ‘Kill List’

Jay is traumatized by a failed military mission in Kiev and doesn’t work for over a year. Tensions rise in his marriage and he accepts a hit man job to keep his family afloat that becomes darker than he expects. The film is like 3 in 1. It starts with …

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A 666-Character Review Of ‘Frankenstein (1931)’

Young scientist Henry Frankenstein gets in over his head when piecing together the perfect human doesn’t go as planned. Pre-reanimation, hunchbacked assistant, Fritz, makes the grave mistake acquiring a criminal brain. You know, one with a history of brutality, violence, and murder. Several tesla coils later, the Monster IS ALIVE. …

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‘Trash Fire’ Trailer Teases Drama, Scares, and Laughs

When Owen is forced to confront the past he’s been running from his whole adult life, he and his girlfriend, Isabel, become entangled in a horrifying web of lies, deceit, and murder. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll be scarred for life. A surprising and capable cast make up this romantic …

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Scare Compare: Dracula (1931) / Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)

In 1897, Bram Stoker introduced the world to his most famous character, a vampiric Count, in his Gothic horror novel Dracula. Since that day, there have been more film adaptations than one can keep track of, some that are still heavily lauded, and others we simply don’t speak of. This article …

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A 666-Character Review Of ‘Dracula (1931)’

Dracula (1931) is one of the first American vampire films loosely based on the 1897 novel by Bram Stoker.  Any connoisseur of films from this time period knows that in any movie starring Bela Lugosi, Bela steals the show. Dracula would not be what it is without him. This film may not scare …

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Weekly Watch: ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’

Weekly Watch is a special series for the month of October. Each Friday we’re recommending a movie, and will follow it with a discussion led by a Frightday staffer on our Facebook group in the days to follow. To close out Cults and Classics Week, we’re recommending Albert Lewin’s 1945 …

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A 666-Character Review Of ‘The Shining’

What emerges when you mix a scary story, a remote location, an iconic actor’s grin, and one of the best directors of all time? The Shining: a horror movie of virtually unparalleled quality and timeless scare power. Jack Torrance, his wife Wendy, and their son Danny move into a massive …

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A 666-Character Review Of ‘The Wicker Man (1973)’

When police sergeant Howie is sent to a small Scottish island village to investigate the disappearance of a young girl, he finds the eccentric residents strangely uncooperative, some claiming the girl never even existed. This film is a drug-induced haze of nonsensical songs, random orgies, and occasional plot only the …

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13 Of the Best ‘Treehouse of Horror’ Segments

A tradition nearly as old as The Simpsons itself, Treehouse of Horror has been an annual event for over twenty-five years. It’s a bit of a love letter to the Halloween scene, chock full of spoofs, spooks, and homage. Each episode consists of 3 stories, typically woven into one main wraparound story. Below is …

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First Look: Ted Geoghegan’s Historical Horror ‘Mohawk’

Ted Geoghegan’s historical horror feature Mohawk is currently in post-production, but today we’ve got a first look at the film. Released today, this still features Justin Rain as Calvin Two Rivers, one of the leads of the film. Mohawk is currently slated for a 2017 release. After one of her tribe sets an American …

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