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HOW HORROR GAMES GIVE US THE FRIGHT WE'RE LOOKING FOR
 
Posted: 11 January, 2017 at 00:52 AM GMT
How Horror Games Give Us The Fright We're Looking For

Horror has been a genre which has fascinated mankind for more than three centuries. Horror fiction dates back to the 18th century, but horror films themselves are a much more recent trend. Horror films began to occupy the mainstream media from the start of the 20th century and now in these fast moving times technology has meant that we have been able to successfully enter a whole new era of horror, especially when it comes to more immersive experiences such as horror video games, which tend to provide more fright than ever before.

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slender, left 4 dead, dead space
amnesia, horror, games
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Category: Horror Feature News
ATMOSFEAR: THE ATTRACTION OF HORROR GAMES
 
Posted: 20 December, 2016 at 14:06 PM GMT
Atmosfear: The Attraction of Horror Games

Now let's suppose that you've had a terrible day in the office or at college and the only thing that gets you through the day is the thought of being able to get home and let off some steam. Some people may want to head out to a local bar or club, but that's not always a viable option especially if you want to remain 'in one piece' by the next morning. Some may get in and quite literally be too tired to even go anywhere or communicate with anyone. But you've still got that burning negative energy in you from all the strains and pressures of the day and that's when gamers find their ideal stress relief and are often able to channel it towards fighting their deepest fears and enjoying the latest horror gaming experience.

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silent hill, horror gaming, games
alan wake, resident evil, alien isolation
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Category: Horror Feature News
THE TOP 5 ONLINE HORROR GAMES
 
Posted: 12 December, 2016 at 12:07 PM GMT
The Top 5 Online Horror Games

Each and every year it becomes more and more difficult to impress and even put the frighteners up players with new online horror games. Nevertheless, every single day, developers are coming up with new and innovative ideas in which to do so, constantly making the art of playing more interesting and thrilling. And here are just a few of the very best horror online games that are well worth your attention.

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fear, slender, penumbra
blood suckers, vampire, horror games
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Category: Horror Movie News
'DON'T F#CK IN THE WOODS' SAYS NEW INDEPENDENT CREATURE FEATURE
 
Posted: 25 November, 2016 at 16:12 PM GMT
'Don't F#ck in the Woods' Says New Independent Creature Feature

There have been quite a few choice rules when it comes to what you can and can't do in a horror movie. We all fondly remember a fresh faced Jamie Kennedy spouting out specific horror-related rules for when it comes to surviving a horror movie in Wes Craven's genre defining 'Scream' way back in 1996 and since then horror seems intent on showcasing these invariable cliches and conventions and even in some cases creating completely new ones. One thing we have learnt however is what to avoid in horror. Don't run up the stairs to try and escape, don't say you'll be right back and certainly "don't f#ck in the woods"! And writer/director Shawn Burkett certainly hasn't shied away from that last rule with his new project which isn't pulling any punches whatsoever. DON'T F#CK IN THE WOODS is the awesomely memorable title of his new independent horror project and here's some more about the upcoming creature feature. Head below to check out the poster and images from the movie.

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dont fuck in the woods, shawn burkett, concept media films
chris gierowski, brandy mason, scott gillepsie
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Category: Horror Feature News
ENTERING THE NEXT LEVEL OF FEAR
 
Posted: 23 November, 2016 at 02:01 AM GMT
Entering the Next Level of Fear

Horror games are all about being immersed. You need to feel like you're right there in Silent Hill, the Spencer Mansion or wherever, so that you can truly empathise with the character you play. The more you feel threatened and scared, the better the experience. This can be tough to do when you're separate from the character you play who's on your TV or monitor, but with VR you are placed right in the middle. You will be in those scary locations, hear strange sounds and you will be the victim, the prey and the haunted. This will make the game more real and help to elevate horror to the next level.

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silent hill, resident evil, until dawn
allison road, ghost theory, virtual reality
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Category: Horror Movie News
GENESIS RODRIGUEZ AND COMPANY HIT 'PUBERTY'
 
Posted: 20 November, 2016 at 16:01 PM GMT
Genesis Rodriguez and Company Hit 'Puberty'

Gorgeous 'Tusk' star Genesis Rodriguez and a few other notable actors have joined the cast of director Eddie Alcazar's new psychological thriller 'Puberty'. Shooting is about to begin in LA and the 29-year old hottie is set to join 'Sucker Punch' star Abbie Cornish, Dylan Gelula, and Garrett Wareing. The movie revolves around Wareing's character, a violent and volatile teenage boy who participates in genetic engineering at a clinic in order to help his dark tendancies. Other newbies on board the project include Tao Okamoto ('The Wolverine'), Martin Sensmeier ('The Magnificent Seven'), Chris Santos ('The Girlfriend Experience'), and Rainey Qualley ('Mighty Fine').

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puberty, genesis rodriguez, abbie cornish
tao okamoto, eddie alcazar, ted kupper
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Category: Horror TV News
A TRIO OF NEW CAST MEMBERS HEAD TO AMC'S 'THE TERROR'
 
Posted: 20 November, 2016 at 15:48 PM GMT
A Trio of New Cast Members Head to AMC's 'The Terror'

'The Walking Dead' and spin-off series 'Fear the Walking Dead' have been hugely successful for AMC and so it comes as no surprise, especially with all the other horror-related shows out there currently vying for ratings, that the network is keen to have another genre based project in the works. Showrunners David Kajganich and Soo Hugh are heading up 'The Terror' a new anthology drama series set at sea. The project is based on the bestselling novel by author Dan Simmons and a new trio of faces have been added to the cast list. British stars Edward Ashley ('In the Heart of the Sea') and Liam Garrigan ('Once Upon a Time') have joined the project along with Irish star Ronan Raftery who plays Langdon Shaw in the new 'Harry Potter' prequel 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'.

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the terror, amc, dan simmons
edward ashley, liam garrigan, ronan raftery
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Category: Horror TV News
FORMER ADULT SWIM STAR BRETT GELMAN JOINS 'STRANGER THINGS'
 
Posted: 20 November, 2016 at 14:23 PM GMT
Former Adult Swim Star Brett Gelman Joins 'Stranger Things'

Actor and comedian Brett Gelman, former star of Adult Swim series 'Eagleheart', has just signed up for a role on the second season of Netflix's highly anticipated sci-fi horror series 'Stranger Things'. The forthcoming season is set to premiere on the streaming network in June 2017 and already it has managed to acquire a fresh ensemble ready to join the nostalgic action. Dacre Montgomery, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Matthew Modine, Cara Buono, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, and Noah Schnapp are all set to return and the series already has another couple of 80's icons joining the show in the form of 'Goonies' star Sean Astin and funnyman Paul Reiser.

Gelman is set to play a new character in the second season called Murray Bauman. Bauman is "a disgraced journalist-turned-conspiracy theorist who is investigating a cold case in Hawkins.

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stranger things, brett gelman, eagleheart
sean astin, paul reiser, matthew modine
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Category: Horror Feature News
GETTING SERIOUSLY SCARED: TRANSYLVANIAN TALKS (AND JAM)
 
Posted: 4 November, 2016 at 12:17 PM GMT
Getting Seriously Scared: Transylvanian Talks (and Jam)

The Bram Stoker Film Fest 2016 got its eighth annual event off to its customary early start at on Thursday 27 October at 1030am with "Tales of Fear". This US feature-length of six horror shorts (director: Corey Logsdon), based on 1950s horror comics set in Smalltown, USA. Although carefully atmospheric, like most 50s horror, it was entertainingly hammy rather than creepy, although there was a good short on a child murderer who has the tables turned on him by his latest victims. Spanish short "Three Wise Monkeys" (dir: Miguel Angel Font), was a take on the "hear no evil, see no evil" saying when the ornamental monkey takes on a life of its own.

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valley of ditches, fox trap, scott jeffrey
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Category: Horror Press Release News
SERIAL KILLER HORROR SHORT SIMON GOES FEATURE LENGTH
 
Posted: 3 November, 2016 at 21:28 PM GMT
Serial Killer Horror Short SIMON Goes Feature Length

SIMON is the latest horror feature project from British writer/director Warren Badenski and it's a real love letter to classic 80's horror. The movie is based on the filmmakers' previous short horror film of the same name which has been expanded into this feature length effort. This expansion also managed to see the movie itself change from just a simple slasher-themed outing, in a similar vein to that of classic's such as 'Friday the 13th', and evolve during development into a much more story orientated horror experience like that of 'Hellraiser' or even 'Silence of The Lambs'. The movie stars Chris Bell and Katie Alexander-Thom who reprise their roles from the original short as well as Lexi Wolfe, Emma McMorrow, Nathaniel Francis and Dean Martin. SIMON is now available worldwide on VOD as well as on DVD across the US and you can head below to check out the trailer.

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simon, warren badenski, horror short
chris bell, katie alexander-thom, lexi wolfe
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Category: Horror Press Release News
VR HORROR 'THE DEPTHS' NOW AVAILABLE TO STREAM
 
Posted: 1 November, 2016 at 19:41 PM GMT
VR Horror 'The Depths' Now Available to Stream

Mandt VR have released an original scripted horror series called 'The Depths' and you can check out the 360 trailer that goes with it. Produced by Studio Clever Fox and created by Dekker Dreyer, The Depths is a rough-hewn character-driven creature feature in the tradition of The Thing and Near Dark. The Depths is available for streaming on Facebook and youtube at Mandt VR's channel and on all major VR headsets including Play Station VR via Mandt VR's via Littlstar.

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the depths, mandt vr, vr horror
studio clever fox, dekker dreyer, littlstar
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Category: Horror Feature News
ZOMBIE MOVIES THAT HELPED THE GENRE EVOLVE
 
Posted: 31 October, 2016 at 19:38 PM GMT
Zombie Movies that Helped the Genre Evolve

Before George A. Romero’s cult status, and with it the cult status of the great zombie film, was defined by the classic, genre changing movie Night of the Living Dead, Hollywood had seen only a smattering of early concept zombie flicks. So far removed, both aesthetically and tonally, from what we’d consider the norm in today’s age of The Walking Dead that we’ve lost touch with the origins and evolution of the sub-genre. It’s become so ingrained in the cultural zeitgeist that your average zombie viewer probably couldn’t even tell you what Night of the Living Dead was.

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zombies, george romero, night of the living dead
braindead, 28 days later, danny boyle
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Category: Horror Press Release News
COULROPHOBICS BEWARE! 'NIGHT OF THE CLOWNS' IS COMING!
 
Posted: 19 October, 2016 at 16:24 PM GMT
Coulrophobics Beware! 'Night of the Clowns' is Coming!

For those who suffer from a fear of clowns have had it particularly rough of late due to the endless headlines involving gangs of unhinged clowns jumping out and harassing people up and down the country. This bizarre and quite terrifying phase has already made it across the pond with copycat clowns popping up all over the place. It's enough to give anyone a fright and so there doesn't appear to be any better time for movie makers to take advantage of this national frightfest.

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night of the clowns, short, blair franklin
kickstarter, clowns, pennywise
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Category: Horror Feature News
GET BEWITCHED WITH PLAYTECH'S NEW HALLOWEEN FORTUNE II SLOT
 
Posted: 19 October, 2016 at 11:22 AM GMT
Get Bewitched with Playtech's New Halloween Fortune II Slot

It's barely two weeks away and already the excitement and anticipation for Halloween is very much here and building day by day. Typically around this time of year we see all sorts of horror-related movies, products, gifts, apparel and gaming experiences hitting the market ready to take advantage of this ever-popular season of thrills, chills and pumpkin carving. The gaming world has already seen a number of exciting titles arrive this season but it’s not just the console market enjoying horror action this year as we make way for the sequel to the popular Halloween Fortune slot game. The Halloween period is often like some form of Christmas to many people out there and so the new Halloween Fortune II Mobile Slot makes the perfect accompaniment to this season’s horrifying fun. But does it live up to the standard of its predecessor?

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halloween fortune, mobile slot, halloween
horror gaming, pumpkins, skull candles
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Category: Horror Press Release News
NEW AND EXCLUSIVE CLIP FROM THE CARETAKER
 
Posted: 15 October, 2016 at 20:13 PM GMT
New and Exclusive Clip from THE CARETAKER

Some people care too much. New supernatural chiller THE CARETAKER is now available for you to check out On Demand everywhere and its a great way to kick of your Halloween season. A young woman returns home to care for her sickly grandmother only to begin sleepwalking, envisioning spirits and uncovering dark secrets in her family’s past. We have managed to get our hands on an exclusive clip from the movie which you can check out below.

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the caretaker, on demand, level 33
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Category: Horror Press Release News
THE LATEST HAUNTED COLLECTION VII ARRIVES FROM SEVENTH.INK
 
Posted: 14 October, 2016 at 11:45 AM GMT
The Latest Haunted Collection VII Arrives from Seventh.Ink

Just in time for Halloween comes Seventh.Ink's awesome new haunted collection. The Haunted Collection VII is now available and features a whole range of quality horror merchandise including a new Premium Box Set, four new shirts, a new screen print, patches, pins, and a sticker. This bigger than ever box set also includes some other great exclusive items, the full list of which can be found below. This is their most ambitious box set to date and more importantly it's limited to just 15 sets so be ready to get your favorites before they sell out!

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Category: Horror Feature News
KILD TV TAKES TWO TOP FESTIVAL AWARDS
 
Posted: 8 October, 2016 at 23:58 PM GMT
KILD TV takes Two Top Festival Awards

KILD TV continues its highly successful festival run, recently taking Best of Category – Horror at the Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival held in Hot Springs, Arkansas and winning the Audience Choice Award at the Halloweenapalooza Convention in Ottumwa, Iowa. Having attended the Hot Springs Fest, Director William Collins states, "This is a festival to keep an eye on.  Hosts Bill Volland and Tamara Glynn (Samantha in Halloween 5) put on a very organized and impressive festival.  We sincerely appreciate the welcoming atmosphere and their appreciation of our film.  If you get a chance, stop by ‘The Central,’ the best horror revival theatre in Arkansas and catch the thrills."

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kild tv, halloweenapalooza, hot springs fest
iowa, channing whitaker, new york
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Category: Horror Press Release News
THE DARK MOON MOTION COMICS FINALLY ARRIVE ON YOUTUBE
 
Posted: 13 September, 2016 at 22:10 PM GMT
The Dark Moon Motion Comics Finally Arrive on YouTube

Dark Moon has created a cult following with their dark, atmospheric motion comic series, which have been available on formats such as the Madefire app for iOS/Droid devices and a Flash-based player on Deviantart, but this is the first time that they will be made available on as universal a platform as YouTube! The three available motion comics are now available as YouTube videos that are about 10 minutes in length each, with a fourth episode in production.

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dark moon, motion comic, youtube
space, moon, horror
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Category: Horror Feature News
FRIGHTFEST 2016: SCREAMS AND CHILLS GALORE
 
Posted: 6 September, 2016 at 15:05 PM GMT
FRIGHTFEST 2016: Screams and Chills Galore

The new location of FrightFest, in Shepherd's Bush's Vue Cinema, was marked with some novel horror films. 'My Father Die' (director Sean Brosnan) starts with a grainy black and white flashback of two brothers growing up in swampy Booniesville. As the elder sibling (Chester) starts to make out with his girlfriend, the younger (Asher) watches out for any intruders. The boys' father arrives and after biting a chunk out of Chester's face proceeds to beat him to death in front of Asher. Fast forward two decades to the adult Asher, now mute after this trauma, living in the beautifully-shot swamp (blood red sunsets reflected in the lake) shooting alligators before returning home to take care of his now elderly and bed bound mother, in a 'Deliverance'-style shack, with his murderous father safely in jail.

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Category: Horror Feature News
FRIGHTFEST 2016: YOU'VE COME A LONG, CREEPY WAY IN THE DARK, BABY!
 
Posted: 22 August, 2016 at 14:49 PM GMT
FRIGHTFEST 2016: You've Come a Long, Creepy Way in the Dark, Baby!

This horrorfest  has a new location this autumn as well as a new take on scary locations - featuring horrors about hairdressers (The Stylist) and ballerinas (The Garden). FrightFest originally started in 2000 in the Prince Charles Cinema as a cult event, but since then has grown till it's been called the "Woodstock of Gore" by director Guillermo Del Toro. After increasing in size and duration, it will be held in the Vue Shepherd's Bush for its five day run.

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prince charles, guillermo del toro, blood feast
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'INJUSTICE FOR ALL' FAN PROJECT PLEASES THOSE LEFT UNDERWHELMED BY 'SUICIDE SQUAD'
 
Posted: 17 August, 2016 at 16:02 PM GMT
'Injustice For All' Fan Project Pleases Those Left Underwhelmed by 'Suicide Squad'

With DC Comic's latest anti-superhero mash-up 'Suicide Squad' already disappointing plenty of fans and critics alike recently it comes as no surprise that many are already moving their focus forward to the line-up of next phase efforts such as the forthcoming 'Justice League' movie. However, between now and then we can embrace other more underground efforts like this awesome re-imagined origin story from a group of renegade filmmakers working under the Hollywood radar. 'Injustice For All' is a 20-minute short based around the origins of the Joker told by Harleen Quinzel (AKA Harley Quinn) and is a must-see for all fanboys and those left feeling a little short-changed by the recent DC Comic blockbuster.

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injustice for all, the joker, batman
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Category: Horror Feature News
THE FIVE BEST HORROR MOVIES OF 2016 SO FAR
 
Posted: 4 August, 2016 at 13:02 PM GMT
The Five Best Horror Movies of 2016 So Far

This year has already seen several really terrifying movies being released. So there are plenty of horror movies currently gunning for the title of best horror movie of 2016, even though the year is only halfway through. Most of this year’s efforts are so good that we honestly hope that they will be developed for the gaming market in the near future so that we can hopefully see them appear on consoles and enjoy them as new and exciting mobile games.

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the witch, hush, dont breathe
green room, 10 cloverfield lane, baskin
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Category: Horror Feature News
CORRUPTIVE CHALLENGES: SELLING YOUR MORALS FOR MONEY
 
Posted: 1 August, 2016 at 17:24 PM GMT
Corruptive Challenges: Selling Your Morals for Money

Later this month will see the release of 'Catfish' creators Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman’s latest thriller ‘Nerve’. Emma Roberts and Dave Franco star as a couple of real-world players who immerse themselves into a new online social-based game where they play for increasing amounts of money participating in escalating dares given to them by the “watching” public. Of course in the realm of thrillers and horror this isn’t the first time that such a concept has been put on film so we thought we’d revisit a few of our favourite movies that feature plenty of escalating challenges. Challenges and dares that will certainly leave you thinking about which of your morals and ethics can be bought for the right price.

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cheap thrills, game of death, 13
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Category: Horror Feature News
TWISTED GAMES: CLASSIC GAMES FEATURED IN HORROR
 
Posted: 28 July, 2016 at 14:30 PM GMT
Twisted Games: Classic Games Featured in Horror

I want to play a game…Whilst most of us while away the hours enjoying the latest and greatest video game experiences in more recent times there has been a resurgence in the enjoyment of more classic board and parlour-based games. They certainly give you an opportunity to be more social and to get together with friends or family for a purpose without simply playing faceless virtual entities online. Of course these traditional games have spilled over into the realm of horror on occasion and here are just a few notable entries.

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Category: Horror Press Release News
RUSSIAN FILM NOIR FINDS TRANSYLVANIAN FEMALE COMPOSER
 
Posted: 23 July, 2016 at 14:04 PM GMT
Russian Film Noir Finds Transylvanian Female Composer

Award-winning Russian filmmaker Diana Galimzyanova finds a female composer for her upcoming debut feature, the first ever female-directed Russian film noir with reverse chronology, The Lightest Darkness. Ioana Dobroiu, the Romanian multi-instrumentalist, is willing to collaborate with her on this project.

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