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These 2 Gigs Will Pay You Big Bucks to Get Scared

Watch 13 horror movies, pocket $1,300 (if you're selected)

(Newser) - Done with the beach and ready for fall? A financial advice website is offering a an easy way to transition into the Halloween season, with big bucks for one lucky fan who can hunker down and watch 13 horror flicks in nine days' time, reports UPI . FinanceBuzz will pay $1,...

This Is 'Everything You Want a Summer Horror Movie to Be'
Brace Yourself for 
A Quiet Place Part II
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Brace Yourself for A Quiet Place Part II

It 'never lets up,' according to one critic

(Newser) - Writer-director John Krasinski's followup to 2018's "masterful" A Quiet Place arrives in theaters only on Friday, ahead of an expected streaming release this summer, and critics are raving once again. The movie has a 90% rating on Rotten Tomatoes . Apart from the first scene, which serves as...

10 Best Horror Movies in History
10 Best
Horror Movies
in History
in case you missed it

10 Best Horror Movies in History

'Stacker' ranks them, and Hitchcock reigns supreme

(Newser) - If your Halloween plans involve binging classic horror flicks, Stacker has you covered. The site has ranked the 100 best scary movies of all time, with an Alfred Hitchcock entry taking top honors. In Psycho, when Janet Leigh's character checks in at the Bates Motel, "the plot shifts...

The Scene Was Terrifying. Now You Can Live in the House

A location from 'The Silence of the Lambs' goes up for sale

(Newser) - Sleeping too well? You can always drop $298,500 for a house used in the iconic 1991 horror film The Silence of the Lambs, Fox Business reports. The 3-story home in Perryopolis, Pennsylvania was built in 1910, sits on 1.76 acres of land, and is said to be in...

Filmgoers Don't Fear The Curse of La Llorona
The Curse
of La Llorona

Terrifies
America

box office

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...

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...

Poltergeist 's 'Mr. Teague' Dies
Actor With Incredible
Resume Dies at 94
OBITUARY

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...

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

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....

'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...

4 Best Slams About Slender Man
4 Searing Reviews
of Slender Man
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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 :

A Quiet Place Is 'Masterful'
A Quiet Place Is 'Masterful'
MOVIE REVIEW

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...

The 15 Worst Horror Films Ever Made
The 15 Worst
Horror Films Ever Made

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...

Critics Have Nothing Warm to Say About The Snowman
Critics Have Nothing
Warm to Say About
The Snowman
MOVIE REVIEW

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...

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


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

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...

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...

'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....

Annabelle: Creation Might Just 'Scare Your Pants Off'
Annabelle: Creation
Might Just 'Scare
Your Pants Off'
MOVIE REVIEW

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...

'Father of the Zombie Film' Dies at 77
'Father of the Zombie Film' Dies
OBITUARY

'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...

10 Best Horror Movies Ever
10 Best Horror
Movies Ever

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,...

Get Out Is Is Receiving Insanely Great Reviews
Get Out
Is Receiving
Insanely
Great Reviews
MOVIE REVIEW

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...

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