Horror

Why This Halloween I'll Be Celebrating Mental Illness

Shadi-Sade Sarreshtehdarzadeh | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shadi-Sade Sarreshtehdarzadeh

One in seven of rotten tomatoes top horror films list are directly about mental illness - though more could be argued to have roots in the topic - films about possession for example, which was originally derived from a fear of the different.

Metro Redux Is 2014's Orange Box

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Tech

Metro Redux is available for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Key Features: Includes both Metro: 2033 and Metro: Last Light Both games feature impro...

The Original Resident Evil Is Getting A HD Remake

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Tech

Capcom is giving the original Resident Evil game a HD makeover, and to celebrate its posted the first trailer for Resident Evil: Remastered. READ M...

Slender Man, Halloween, The Matrix & Dexter: When Fiction Inspires True Life Crimes

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK

Internet bogey man Slender Man has now been linked to three shockingly violent incidents including multiple stabbings allegedly carried out by childre...

Has Slender Man Struck Again? Internet Bogey Man Now Linked To Murders Of Las Vegas Police

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK

The internet bogey man known as Slender Man has been linked to a third violent act. On Sunday husband and wife Jerad and Amanda Miller shot and ki...

Who Is Slender Man & Why Is He Inspiring Children To Attempt To Kill?

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK

UPDATE: Has Slender Man Struck Again? Internet Bogey Man Now Linked To Murders Of Las Vegas PoliceSlender Man, Halloween, The Matrix & Dexter: When ...

Adventures in Indie Publishing: Part Three

Chris Saunders | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Chris Saunders

Market primed, you can finally hit 'publish.' The KDP service allows you to utilize various promotional offers, such as discounted pricing or offering your book free for a limited time. With X: A Collection of Horror, I opted for the latter.

Abandoned Hornets' Nest Fuses With Statue With Nightmarish Results (PICTURE)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK

What’s worse than finding a hornet in your shed? A (massive) hornets' nest. What’s worse than finding a hornets' nest in your shed? ...

Alien Isolation Hands-On Impressions and Release Date

Mark Varley | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Varley

EGX Rezzed hit Birmingham this week and centerpiece to the showfloor was Alien Isolation. Now we all know how hard Sega's reputation has been hit with its handling of the Alien franchise.

Adventures in Independent Publishing: Part 1

Chris Saunders | Posted 22.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Chris Saunders

Last month, I finally joined the swelling ranks of the independently published. I'd thought about it long and hard, but in the end it was a pretty easy decision to make. I was tired of greedy, clueless, often unethical publishers telling me what to do and how I should do it.

Stop the BBFC Killing Independent Film

Pat Higgins | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Pat Higgins

In fact, this change of BBFC policy would probably be unnoticed by everybody except small independent distributors and the filmmakers whose films are distributed by them. Filmmakers like me.

(Don't Watch) The Most Terrifying Scene in Cinema History

Pat Higgins | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Pat Higgins

You probably haven't seen it, even if you consider yourself quite a horror fan. It's from a film that remains difficult to track down, and was never very widely shown in the first place. In my opinion it's one of the truly great moments in horror cinema, and I don't want you to go and check it out under any circumstances.

The Haunting Appeal of Katee Sackhoff

Roger Crow | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

Katee has become one of the most recognisable actresses of the escapist genre. As feisty pilot Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace, she helped turn the revamped Battlestar Galactica into one of the most acclaimed dramas of the Noughties...

Cat Out of Hell by Lynne Truss - Book Review

Robert Bradley | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Robert Bradley

Firstly, I must state that I am not the biggest fan of cats; an animal that is so fleetingly your pet, only ever belongs to your family exclusively on it's own terms. Unlike dogs, cats have always appeared to have an air of beguiling independence and a haze of evil surrounding them.

Memories of a Hellraiser - A Chat with Chatterer

Roger Crow | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

September 1987, and the face of horror changed forever. Hellraiser, Clive Barker's debut movie, turned out to be one of the most visionary and influential films of the decade.

Unearthing How Horror Affects the Heart

Shingo Murakami | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shingo Murakami

As the nights draw in and a post work run becomes even less appealing, it got us wondering about the alternative ways to get our pulses racing? We've all heard the expression my "heart skipped a beat", but how does horror actually affect our heart rates?

Vamping It Up: The Bram Stoker Festival in Dublin

Lynn Shepherd | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lynn Shepherd

Stoker was born in Dublin in 1847, and given how vast the vampire vibe has now become, you can't blame his home town for claiming him. And boy did they get their teeth into it, exploring every possible angle of the book's creation and legacy, from rave to grave.

The Next Big Thing? - Interview: Neil Spring (novelist)

Alex Perry | Posted 29.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Alex Perry

Neil Spring is hoping for a treat this Halloween. His debut novel, "The Ghost Hunters", has finally hit the shelves after three years in the making.

'My Kids Can't Have Smartphones - Because It Stops Them Feeling Sad'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK Tech

Brilliant American comedian Louis CK doesn't let his children have smartphones - and he has a damn good reason. Listen in to this interview on Cona...

You're Next - The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

You're Next, the 2011 low budget stalk-and-slash thriller (finally getting a national release), owes a debt to Scream and countless other genre classics, but I doubt in 10 years filmmakers will be desperate to emulate its scares.

Childhood Fears of a Horror Writer

Pat Higgins | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Pat Higgins

I've been writing screenplays for horror movies and splashing around in the shallow end of the film industry for a decade now. Horror has become my comfort zone, albeit with a hefty splash of comedy to help the dark stuff go down. It wasn't always that way...

Blocked! Pornography, The Filter and Me

Pat Higgins | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Tech
Pat Higgins

It seems that Fortiguard aren't just in the business of keeping vulnerable eyes away from explicit sexual content and blogs about independent filmmaking. Their website describes the alternative beliefs category as blocking "Websites that provide information about or promote religions not specified in Traditional Religions or other unconventional, cultic, or folkloric beliefs and practices". Make of that what you will.

The Ghosts Are Real

F.R. Tallis | Posted 02.09.2013 | UK
F.R. Tallis

Do ghosts exist? Yes, of course they do. There are simply too many reports of ghostly sightings to doubt their existence; however, explaining the nature of ghosts is a different matter. Two theories predominate.

The Movie Violence Debate: Jim Carrey Slams Kick-Ass 2

Pat Higgins | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Pat Higgins

News broke yesterday that Jim Carrey has withdrawn his support for Kick-Ass 2, saying that in the wake of the horrifying Sandy Hook elementary school shooting he "cannot support that level of violence". Carrey's new standpoint... could be seen as a problematic conflation of the real-life and the fictional.

In Hard Times, We See Ghosts More Often

Endeavour Press | Posted 14.07.2013 | UK
Endeavour Press

Last time we had a global depression the American President Franklin D. Roosevelt tried to buck people up by announcing: "We have nothing to fear but fear itself". The trouble is that fear itself can be very frightening.