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The 30 Greatest Horror Movies of the Past 30 Years

Posted By Gary Susman on Nov 14th 2014 6:17PM
The slasher movie, if we'll admit it to ourselves, is about our fears of teen sexuality. Whether you're a teen made nervous by your own hormones or a parent afraid of what trouble those hormones will get your kid into, the slasher-movie villain is your fears made flesh. But with the release 30 years ago this week (November 9, 1984) of Wes Craven's "A Nightmare on Elm Street," the slasher film ente... read more

The 13 Scariest TV Episodes Ever

Posted By Sharon Knolle on October 10, 2014
What do you find scary? Killer clowns? Ghosts? Zombie attacks? You're not alone if you've lost sleep over any of these nightmarish ghouls, or at least checked that all the doors and windows are locked after turning off the TV. Of course, it doesn't have to be a monster that spooks us: In the right hands, anything can be scary, even a statue or a toy telephone. Here are 13 TV episodes that made ...

'Gremlins': 25 Things You Didn't Know About the Horror Comedy Classic

Posted By Gary Susman on August 08, 2014
It's been 30 years, but we all still remember the three rules: Don't expose them to bright light, don't get them wet, and never feed them after midnight. "Gremlins," which opened on June 8, 1984, has been a pop culture mainstay ever since, playing often on TV, launching a number of careers, influencing countless other tongue-in-cheek horror movies, and even changing the way movies are rated. ...

Lena Headey to Headline Clive Barker 'Jacqueline Ess' Movie Adaptation

Posted By Chris Jancelewicz on May 05, 2014
Getty Images Raven Banner Entertainment and Seraphim Films have announced that actress Lena Headey ("Game of Thrones," "300,") has been attached to co-produce and play the titular role in the feature film adaptation of Clive Barker's "Jacqueline Ess," to be helmed by Toronto-based director Jovanka Vuckovic. "Lena Headey is a marvelous performer with an incredible presence," says executive pro...

William Friedkin on New Technology, the 'Exorcist' Curse, and the McConnaissance

Posted By Gary Susman on April 04, 2014
Without really trying, William Friedkin has been on the cutting edge for nearly half a century. He won Best Picture and Best Director for "The French Connection" (1971), followed it up with the scariest movie of all time (1973's "The Exorcist"), and followed that up with "Sorcerer" (1977), a movie so far ahead of its time that only in recent years has it been acknowledged as an overlooked maste...

Horror Movies: Is April the New October?

Posted By Gary Susman on April 04, 2014
The calendar may say it's springtime, with Passover and Easter around the corner, but at movie theaters, it's more like Halloween. As many as seven horror films are opening this month, including "Afflicted," "Oculus," horror spoof "A Haunted House 2," and "The Quiet Ones." There are also the horror-themed sci-fi thrillers "Under the Skin" and "Transcendence." Even at the art house, there's a ...

'Vampire Academy' Director Mark Waters on 'Twilight' Fatigue, Bad YA Adaptations, and the Russian Tom Cruise

Posted By Sandie Angulo Chen on February 02, 2014
Getty "Vampire Academy" director Mark Waters is what you'd call a specialist at movies for and about adolescents. His resume includes the iconic high-school comedy "Mean Girls" as well as "Freaky Friday," "The Spiderwick Chronicles," and the upcoming film adaptation of "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" (the comic, not the TV show). To direct the adaptation of Richelle Mead's best-selling series (abo...

'I, Frankenstein' Family Review: 5 Things Every Parent Should Know About Aaron Eckhart's Monster Movie

Posted By Sandie Angulo Chen on January 01, 2014
Lionsgate "I, Fraknenstein" is a supernatural action flick that should appeal to teens. It stars Aaron Eckhart as Dr. Frankenstein's rather hunky creation (this is no flat-topped, green monster) –- who gets his revenge on his master and then roams the Earth for 200 years. As a soulless being, he has managed to attract the attention of two sets of immortals: the Gargoyle Order (a group of a...

Horror Movie Mistakes: 19 Scream-Worthy Blunders (PHOTOS)

Posted By Jonny Black on June 06, 2014
Everett Most horror films are shot on a small budget, with no intention of appearing as glamorous as best-picture nominee or as polished as a $150 million summer blockbuster. So, naturally, low-budget productions often carry a few noticeable on-screen errors -- and these 19 films are no exception. With "Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones" out this Friday, we bring you a few of the biggest h...

Chucky's Favorite Movie Kills (EXCLUSIVE)

Posted By Chucky on October 10, 2013
Everett Happy Halloween movie fans! Moviefone is joined by a very special guest: the pint-sized slasher king Chucky! The former "Good Guy" doll took a break from promoting his latest cinematic adventure "Curse of Chucky" (available now on DVD & Blu-ray) to write about his favorite past-time: gruesome movie kills on the big screen. Mixed in with the iconic bloody deaths from scary movie class...

Obscure Horror Movies to Watch on Halloween

Posted By Brady Riann on October 10, 2013
Welcome back for another installment from Brady Riann, Moviefone's teenage correspondent. You'll get reviews and insights into the world of film -- from a teenage perspective. Halloween is here! And who doesn't look forward to this time of year? Kids get to roll in mounds of candy, teens have parties generally based on making bad decisions, and parents get to see the smiles on young children...

Crazy Movie-Inspired Halloween Costumes (PHOTOS)

Posted By Eric Larnick on October 10, 2014
Halloween is here -- have you figured out your costume yet? If you're still struggling for inspiration, there's no better place to turn than the movies. Some fans shell out big bucks for authentic Hollywood-quality disguises, while others are a little more ingenious with their DIY interpretations. But the end result is always a crowded street filled with monsters, superheroes, fantasy warriors, ...

'Hocus Pocus' Cast Reunites for 20th Anniversary Screening

Posted By Kelly Woo on October 10, 2013
Getty Looks like the stars of "Hocus Pocus" had a witchin' good time! The cast of the 1993 cult favorite movie gathered last weekend for D23's special 20th anniversary screening at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California. It was a hoot to see the three young stars of "Hocus Pocus" all grown up and in their thirties - Thora Birch, Omri Katz, and Vinessa Shaw. "Hocus Pocus" was a ho...

Clive Barker to Write 'Hellraiser' Remake, Doug Bradley to Return as Pinhead

Posted By Drew Taylor on October 10, 2013
Getty For years the "Hellraiser" franchise has steadily declined to the point that Bob Weinstein and Dimension films were simply making movies with the "Hellraiser" name as a way of retaining the rights until they figured out what to do next with the property. But the luster might be returning to the hellish franchise, as original writer/director Clive Barker announced on his Facebook page tha...

10 Horror Movies That Will Actually Scare the Crap Out of You

Posted By Drew Taylor on October 10, 2014
"What's your favorite scary movie?" This is the question echoed by the freaky, ghost-faced killer in Wes Craven's "Scream" franchise (there are four of them, as of now, with an MTV series in the early planning stages). And, truth be told, "Scream" was pretty scary. But it was also funny. And now feels sort of dated. In fact, the amount of honest-to-god scary movies that you could probably name,...

Tattoos of Terror Contest Finals: Vote for the Best Horror Movie-Themed Ink

Posted By Eric Larnick on October 10, 2013
Flickr We asked fans to submit their horror movie-themed tats, and now we have the lucky thirteen (gulp!) finalists who are eligible to win a monster-sized collection of classic scary movie Blu-rays! But we will need YOUR help to crown the king and queen of our Tattoos of Terror contest! CLICK HERE TO VOTE IN THE TATTOO OF TERROR FINALS! All you need to do is scroll through both the men's ...

Kid-Friendly Horror Movies: Streaming Scary Films That Are OK For Tweens

Posted By Sandie Angulo Chen on October 10, 2013
New Line Cinema It's the third week of October, which means one thing: Halloween, costume parties, and horror programming are headed your way fast. This year, I have a middle schooler who's not so interested in dressing up for the first time (sniff!), so I'm letting him have a sleep over with a few friends and setting up the streaming queue with a few scary (but not so scary the boys will throw ...

Hunger Games Halloween: Katniss, Peeta, and More Become Scary Movie Monsters (ART)

Posted By Eric Larnick on October 10, 2013
Moviefone | Dennis Culver Audiences are eagerly awaiting the premiere of "Catching Fire" (opening in a month's time!) but before the highly anticipated release hits theaters, there's another way for fans to celebrate "The Hunger Games": Halloween! And while there will be plenty of Katniss Everdeen and Effie Trinket costumes this October, we like to imagine how District 12 celebrates the witch...

Stephen King Movie Mistakes: 7 'Uh Oh' Moments From the Horror Author's Movies

Posted By Erin Whitney on October 10, 2013
Getty Think of any horror or suspense film with a great story and it's most likely based on a Stephen King novel. As one of the most famous contemporary authors, and one of the most widely adapted for the big screen, King has written everything from "The Shining" to "The Shawshank Redemption." This week we get a "reimagining" of King's classic 1974 novel "Carrie," starring Chloe Grace Moretz ...

'Carrie' Review: The 10 Most Horrific, Parent-Shocking Moments

Posted By Sandie Angulo Chen on October 10, 2013
Sony Pictures Kimberly Peirce's new adaptation of "Carrie" is updated for the social media savvy Generation Z, but it's not exactly a revolutionary take on Stephen King's source material. If anything, it's even slightly more faithful to the book than Brian De Palma's classic (and still definitive) 1976 version, although with a decidedly more feminist lens. Starring Chloe Moretz as the titular misf...

Tattoos of Terror Contest: Win a Massive Scream Factory Blu-ray Prize Pack

Posted By Eric Larnick on October 10, 2013
Flickr Do you consider yourself a horror movie fan? How dedicated is your fandom? Are you willing to immortalize your favorite scary monsters and slasher flicks forever? If you're a die-hard horror fan with awesome ink, then you can win big with Moviefone's Tattoos of Terror Contest! Countless fans sport gorgeous tattoo designs celebrating their favorite macabre moments from slasher cinema --...

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