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The Curse of La Llorona Terrifies America

The Warner Bros. horror flick wins the weekend box office

(Newser) - The Curse of La Llorona had only good fortune at the box office. The Warner Bros. horror film based on a Mexican legend about a woman who murdered her children and wanders the world looking for them brought in $26.5 million as the weekend's top film, the AP... More »

Your 'New Best Friend' Is an Old One in Horror Film Reboot

Chucky is headed back to the big screen this summer in 'Child's Play'; get a taste with this trailer

(Newser) - Whether you missed Child's Play the first time around (and/or any of its six sequels) or you're a Chucky superfan, a reboot of the 1988 film is on its way to movie theaters this summer—and a new trailer promises the creepy thrills you're hoping for. The... More »

Actor With Incredible Resume Dies at 94

James Karen was a beloved character actor

(Newser) - James Karen, a prolific and beloved character actor whose hundreds of credits included memorable appearances in Poltergeist and The Return of the Living Dead, has died. He was 94. Karen's friend Bruce Goldstein tells the AP that he died Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles. He had been... More »

Halloween Is a 'Killer of a Movie' Thanks to Curtis

She's 'moving' in her return as Laurie Strode

(Newser) - Four decades after she first encountered Michael Myers, Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) meets the killer for what is said to be the final time in David Gordon Green's Halloween , a follow-up to John Carpenter's 1978 horror classic that overrides all the other sequels that have come before.... More »

'Terrifying' Doll Gets Spotify Ad Banned

Even 'Havana' couldn't keep a UK watchdog group from banning it

(Newser) - Spotify's latest ad features a catchy popular pop tune and "a medley of horror film tropes" in the lead-up to its final tagline, per NPR : "Killer songs you can't resist." But it's just that horror theme, along with what Billboard calls a "terrifying... More »

4 Searing Reviews of Slender Man

'No one cares,' writes one critic

(Newser) - The reviews are in for Slender Man , the faceless character's jump from the Internet to the big screen thanks to Sony Pictures and director Sylvain White, and they're nearly universally awful. Four zingers summing up critics' 11% rating on Rotten Tomatoes : More »

A Quiet Place Is 'Masterful'

Critics are wowed by the John Krasinski horror film

(Newser) - Make a noise, get hunted. That's the premise of A Quiet Place, set in a world ravaged by sound-sensitive aliens. Directed by John Krasinski (yes, Jim from The Office), the film follows a family led by Krasinski and his real-life wife, Emily Blunt, and has an impressive 96% rating... More »

The 15 Worst Horror Films Ever Made

They're scary bad

(Newser) - As anyone familiar with the works of Uwe Boll can attest, there are no shortage of atrocious horror films out there. And 24/7 Wall St. reports that's no accident. Horror films can be successful on a small budget—see Blair Witch Project or Paranormal Activity—but can also crash... More »

Critics Have Nothing Warm to Say About The Snowman

Critics pick apart the plot of this 'thrill-free thriller'

(Newser) - The Snowman, a film about a detective on the trail of a serial killer slogging around chilly Norway, is getting, well, a wintry reception. And that's putting it kindly. The Tomas Alfredson-directed film, based on the best-selling novel by Norwegian Jo Nesbo, currently has an abysmal 12% rating from... More »

He's Back: Evil Clown of It Will Give You Shivers

Pennywise is scarier than ever. Worse, he's kind of smart

(Newser) - If the 1990 miniseries based on Stephen King's It didn't convince you to stay well away from storm drains and red balloons, Andy Muschietti's latest telling of the tale just might. It —part one of two, to be released at a later date—follows a group... More »

Cops 'Terrified' by Balloon Prank for Movie It

Creepy clown sightings expected to rise

(Newser) - Police in Lititz, Pa., give a prankster points for creativity for tying red balloons to storm grates ahead of Friday's release of the movie It—but they "respectfully request they do not do that again." "We want the local prankster to know that we were completely... More »

'Poltergeist' Director Tobe Hooper Dies at 74

His ‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ changed the face of indie horror

(Newser) - Tobe Hooper, the horror-movie pioneer whose low-budget sensation The Texas Chain Saw Massacre took a buzz saw to audiences with its brutally frightful vision, has died. He was 74. The Los Angeles County coroner's office on Sunday said Hooper died Saturday in the Sherman Oaks area of Los Angeles.... More »

Annabelle: Creation Might Just 'Scare Your Pants Off'

' The Conjuring' spinoff includes 'blood-curdling' third act

(Newser) - The creepy doll that frightened in The Conjuring (2013) and Annabelle (2014) is back in a prequel to a prequel, in which viewers meet the toy maker who created her. When tragedy strikes, Annabelle is locked away in a room in his California home—until curious orphans discover her. Critics... More »

'Father of the Zombie Film' Dies

George Romero was 77

(Newser) - His movies were groundbreaking—and that ground was over a grave. George Romero, the director known as the "Father of the Zombie Film" for 1968's Night of the Living Dead and its follow-ups, died of lung cancer on Sunday, CNN reports. He was 77. Romero, who grew up... More »

10 Best Horror Movies Ever

According to 'Paste'

(Newser) - Like to be scared? Paste has a great resource for you in the form of a list of the 100 best horror films of all time. The site has several "horror geeks" on staff and has done more than a few horror-related lists—but never a single definitive ranking,... More »

Get Out Is Receiving Insanely Great Reviews

Jordan Peele flick has 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes

(Newser) - A young black man ventures to white suburbia to meet his girlfriend's parents but soon realizes he better Get Out in the first feature film from director Jordan Peele of comedic duo Key & Peele. (He also wrote the script.) The satirical horror film with its fair share... More »

Guy Watching The Conjuring 2 Dies, Then Disappears

65-year-old man in India suffered chest pains

(Newser) - A man's death at a screening of The Conjuring 2—and the subsequent disappearance of his body—didn't go unnoticed in southern India last week, the Times of India reports. The 65-year-old was watching the film at a movie house in the town of Tiruvannamalai on Thursday night... More »

The Witch Is 'Incredibly Creepy' —and Great

Robert Eggers' debut feature 'sends chills up the spine'

(Newser) - Exiled to the outskirts of a creepy forest in 1630 New England, a God-fearing couple and their children fall into suspicion and paranoia when an infant son vanishes in The Witch. A teenage daughter is soon accused of witchcraft, but it's debut director Robert Eggers who casts the real... More »

Horror Movies Are Literally Bloodcurdling

Study shows fear causes release of blood-clotting protein

(Newser) - People have been using the term "bloodcurdling" to describe feelings of intense fear for centuries. Now, a new study has found that being scared can, indeed, cause your blood to thicken, NBC News reports. Dutch researchers found that a frightening situation—in this case, watching a horror movie—can... More »

Owners of The Conjuring Home Sue for Real-Life Horror

RI couple files against Warner Bros. for depicting their farmhouse in 'The Conjuring'

(Newser) - The owners of a Rhode Island farmhouse depicted in the 2013 horror film The Conjuring are suing Warner Bros., saying it's created a real-life nightmare for them. Norma Sutcliffe and her husband are suing the filmmaker and others—including people who've put up videos of her home on... More »

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