Childhood Games & Toys as Horror Movie Posters: Round Two



Remember these? As promised, I’ve managed to collect another diabolically clever batch of horror film imaginings from the playthings of your youth. Thanks to the great and terrible talents of Alec Pezzano, Zack Smith and Andrew Rupert, here is round 2 of childhood games and toys as horror movie posters.


1. Cabbage Patch Kids

Remember when you used to head to the toy store with mom or dad to pick out your very own kid from the cabbage patch, complete with adoption papers, or when you would unwrap a gift at Christmas and there awaited a fun-sized replica of yourself with yarn for hair and a tiny button nose? Well, kiss those happy memories goodbye.




2. Alf

It used to be that the only member of the family in danger from Alf was the cat… but things have changed. He’s not actually here to become a loving member of the household. He’s here to consume the household – and the cat is just the first course.




3. Operation

A simple procedure can quickly become a surgeon’s most horrifying nightmare when there’s more than just a broken bone to fix. What if the unconscious body on the operating table is riddled with foreign objects and the slightest mistake or blunder with the scalpel means a flatline and a botched and gory mess that you’ll never be able to explain your way out of.




4. Red Rover

What do you do when an innocent schoolyard game turns dark and grisly? Do you suggest switching to hide and seek and hope they never find you? Or do you finish the last round of red rover, no matter who is coming over…




See the first round here.

Comment with requests for new horror movie posters and we’ll see what we can do!

How to Watch a Horror Movie



Want to be a horror fan? Well, as you may already know, the watching of horror movies is nothing to be taken lightly. It is not for the faint of heart – or the weak of bladder. In fact, it should be left to those who are either extremely brave, or extremely stupid. Nonetheless, with time and practice you can begin to hone in on what it takes to be a horror movie fan, and survive this deadly, yet fulfilling new habit.
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10 Horror Movie Sequels That Were Better Than the Originals

It’s been universally agreed upon that sequels are rarely ever as good as the movies they follow. Watching them is much like reading a book and then viewing its film adaptation. You know it’s not going to be quite as satisfactory, but you enjoyed the original so much you give it a shot even though you aren’t expecting to be thrilled. It’s, at its worst, just a bonus to the original masterpiece that you cherish and because of that fact, you’ll probably even see it more than once. This is how sequels work – and also why production companies continue to find success in crudely turning them out. In short, they frequently suck, but we still love them. The same cannot be said, however, about the 10 sequels on this list.

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The Best and Worst of 2015′s Horror Films


As if there was anything else I would write about on the cusp of the new year… Here is a list of the horror films that soared and sank (and stank) in 2015. Complete with some honorable mentions at the end, this is the only list you’ll need to concern yourself with as the year comes to an imperceptible end. It doesn’t think. It doesn’t feel. It doesn’t give up. It goes as follows.


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Everything You Want to Know About KRAMPUS



If you’re eager to hit the theaters and see the upcoming horror comedy, Krampus, serve up some merrymade mayhem this week, you’re not alone. Adam Scott, Toni Collette and David Koechner drive a cast that could attract just about anyone, but it’s the main title character who will have horror, folklore and even Christmas movie fans alike clamoring for a ticket to the show. With the release of Michael Dougherty’s Krampus just days away, it’s time to get educated on this ancient mythical creature before the week is out.

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The 13 Greatest Female Monsters in Film


It’s Friday the 13th again! If you’re not thinking about watching a Jason Voorhees flick, checking out a never before seen horror or at least jumping out from the bushes at some poor, unsuspecting passersby wearing a hockey mask, then maybe I can help get you in the spirit. I’m listing the 13 greatest female supes (that’s supernaturals in case you never watched Trueblood) and monsters in film. Enjoy!

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The Bazaar of Bad Dreams Arrives Today!




Now that Halloween has come and gone, it seems like we’re all in need of a little cheering up. While begrudgingly deleting the Halloween Countdown from my sidebar this weekend, even I felt the a slight pang of dread washing over me, knowing that my beloved Halloween season was over and the inevitable holly jolly BS that’s associated with that other holiday was ahead. (Thank god for Krampus, right?) November 2nd was a sad sad day indeed. At least The Day of the Dead on the 1st softened the blow – especially coming on a lazy Sunday. There was still plenty of horror on the tube for us to watch while vedging out and eating greasy delivery in order to nurse our All Hallows Hangovers. Now, however, is a completely different and dispiriting story. If only we had something else to look forward to…

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