2017, you may have had your low moments, but in regards to horror films, you came out on top. Between the success of independent horror films along with the box office smash hits surrounding IT and Get Out, horror is firmly cementing itself as a genre that should be taken seriously. When it came to deciding my favorite horror films of the year, I struggled only because there were so many incredible ones to choose from. After narrowing them down, I've chosen my top 5 of the year and can only hope that 2018 will bring us just as many incredible movies to choose from.
The new sci-fi/horror film PHOENIX FORGOTTEN, is based on the shocking, true events of March 13, 1997, when several mysterious lights appeared over Phoenix, Arizona. This unprecedented and inexplicable phenomenon became known as "The Phoenix Lights", and remains the most famous and widely viewed UFO sighting in history.
Doug Jones has had quite the career of transforming himself into characters ranging from fantastical creatures, horrifying monsters, superheroes, and more. For the upcoming Blu-ray/DVD release of the supernatural thriller, THE BYE BYE MAN, in which Doug Jones stars as the title character, Shannon took a look back at some of her favorite Doug Jones metamorphosis's throughout his career.
Today, A24 released their terrifying new horror film, THE BLACKCOAT'S DAUGHTER, from director Osgood Perkins. The film centers around two girls stranded at their prep school who find themselves battling a mysterious evil force. In anticipation of the film's release, Shannon took a look back at some of her favorite films that focused on the subject of possessions and exorcisms. As our favorite demon would say in THE EXORCIST, it truly is an excellent day for an exorcism.
With the upcoming release of the horror film GHOST OF NEW ORLEANS, which has an all-star cast that includes Josh Lucas, Terrence Howard, Lake Bell, and Cary Elwes, we thought we would take a look back at some of the best paranormal/horror movies that have been set in the infamous city of New Orleans. In GHOST OF NEW ORLEANS, we are introduced to a disgraced detective, post-Katrina, who encounters the ghost of a murdered woman who wants to help him identify her killer.
If there was one place I would tell anyone to visit in the United States, I would say New Orleans. The history is rich and the tales of urban legends run rampant through the streets and dark alleyways. The following are the top 5 horror films set in good ole' New Orleans, starting with the most famous one of all...
Growing up, I used to be obsessed with the television show “Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction.” Even as an adult, I’m still obsessed with films and television shows that ride that fine line between real and fabricated. Ask most horror fans, when those 5 words - BASED ON A TRUE STORY - come on the screen, a part of us jumps for joy as the story has suddenly taken on a much more macabre yet realistic undertone. These types of films/television shows/books have a way of playing off of our fears while simultaneously embedding itself deep within us. Whether it’s a true crime story or something within the supernatural sphere we are inexplicably drawn into knowing more.