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12 gift ideas for your friend who’s a little too obsessed with horror movies

Surprise! These gift ideas will spook the horror fan in your life.Image: warner bros Everyone has a friend who knows not to run upstairs when they should be running out the front door. I’m talking the horror movie fan in your life, who’s so similar to Randy Meeks from Scream or Marty Mikalski from Cabin in the Woods they’ll never, ever investigate a basement or deep, dark forest with you.  This is the friend who knows “the rules” — they will tell you not to pick up the phone, not…

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Hereditary heart rate challenge

This is your face watching "Hereditary"Image: A24 People are losing their shit over Hereditary — and we mean that almost literally. We knew we were in for a ride after the jaded film critics of Sundance called the A24 film the “most traumatically terrifying horror movie in ages.” Now, people are even asking “can a movie be too scary?”  As horror lovers, we say never to that question. But A24 is known for bringing some of the most riveting and unique horror in recent memory to the screen, like 2016’s…

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The Best Two-Sentence Horror Stories Of All Time

If you think you need a full book or movie to tell a scary story, then you’re wrong! Just check out these chilling two-sentence horror stories that are bound to give you goosebumps. A flash of lightning momentarily illuminates your bedroom, and you see that there are dozens of ravens perched around your bed, staring at you. They’re getting germs all over your things! Via Giphy.com Trembling, you pull back the shower curtain. No, it can’t be: another shower curtain. Via Giphy.com Offering a truce, he held out his hand,…

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Horror master Guillermo del Toro is bringing ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ to life

Spines tingled across the Internet today when horror auteur Guillermo del Toro announced he’ll be bringing seminal kids’ scarefestScary Stories to Tell in the Dark to the big screen. It’s hard to forget your first encounter withScary Stories, whether it was huddled around the fire at summer camp or buried under your blankets with a flashlight. The anthology of short stories and two sequels written by Alvin Schwartz between 19811991 combined urban legend and folklore to thrill (and scare the bejesus out of) an entire generation of young horror lovers.…

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The Mummy review Tom Cruise returns in poorly bandaged corpse reviver

Framed as more of a superhero origin movie than ancient curse mystery, a messy plot unravels fast Be afraid, for here it is again emerging waxily from the darkness. This disturbing figure must surely be thousands of years old by now, a princeling worshipped as a god but entombed in his own riches and status; remarkably well preserved. It is Tom Cruise, who is back to launch a big summer reboot of The Mummy, that classic chiller about the revived corpse from ancient Egypt, from which the tomb door was…

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Raw director Julia Ducournau on how to make a horror film as creepy as possible

The brains behind the French cannibal film that overwhelmed Toronto audiences shares her tricks for creating menacing, hair-raising body horror Julia Ducournaus debut feature film, Raw, made headlines at Toronto last year when a couple of horrified audience members The Guardians Peter Bradshaw was among many critics who praised it: What is very impressive about Raw is that absolutely everything about it is disquieting, not just the obvious moments of revulsion: there is no let up in the ambient background buzz of fear, he wrote. At the Paris press event,…

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