When you travel to New Orleans you can expect excellent food, plenty of drinking and a wealth of colorful history everywhere you go. Although, it is no secret that some of those colors run extremely dark, vivid as they may be. Naturally, during my recent trip to the Big Easy, I wasted no time before delving into those deep shades that darken the city’s history with murder and mayhem and have inspired some notable horror literature, television and film. The first of my haunts was the famous Lalaurie Mansion.
The horror-comedy series created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan is coming to Fox, Tuesday, September 22nd at 9 PM. Stars include the original Scream Queen, Jamie Lee Curtis, American Horror Story’s Emma Roberts and Skyler Samuels, Zombieland and Maggie’s Abigail Breslin, Cooties’ Nasim Pedrad, Animal’s Keke Palmer, Black Christmas’ Oliver Hudson (2006), Lea Michele and Niecy Nash.
It’s been quite a while since I posted my original set of 10 ridiculously scary & horrifying movie scenes and since I still seem to be in theater shock after the Jurassic World experience of ’15, I thought it the perfect time to revisit the topic. Recent reviews on The Gallows haven’t exactly compelled me to hightail it to the nearest AMC, but I’ll probably eventually end up there on my own time… Let’s dig in!
*YOUNG READERS AND HORROR LOVERS WHO ARE FAINT OF HEART SHOULD STOP HERE*
After enduring the insane crowd at Jurassic World, I decided to take a break from theaters and do DVD and VOD only this time around… One of them is an oldie but a goody!
Synopsis: An NYU anthropologist leads a rescue mission into a part of the Amazon known as The Green Inferno where a group of young documentary filmmakers gathering footage of indigenous cannibal tribes has gone missing. Though he never finds the crew members he is able to retrieve their lost film cans and the grisly footage that he uncovers is both horrifying and unexpected.
In short: I felt that, as a horror fan, it was my duty to get this film under my belt, but startling as it was, the extremely rewarding takeaway was both unexpected and stirring.
As much as I’d like to come off as though I know a thing or two about comic books, it would be entirely disingenuous to imply it. I’m not going to bother researching the keyword terms and lingo to use here in order to convince readers that I know exactly what I’m talking about because, in truth, I have never actually read a comic book before now (pause for reactionary shaming). Any knowledge I have of various comic book superheroes comes from a pair of Marvel and DC encyclopedias that I purchased on Amazon and occasionally flip through whenever curiosity strikes. That said, I have certainly never delved into the world of horror comics, though at present I really have no idea why – especially now that I realize what I’ve been missing out on. To say that I enjoyed Blood & Gourd would be an understatement. More appropriately put, I would have to say that my experience with the debut horror comic has completely turned me on to a whole new platform of horror entertainment. How rewarding is that?!
This time around I decided to showcase a female monster and, naturally, Bloody Mary was my first choice…
The Game & the Folklore
Unless you skipped out on slumber parties as a kid, you are likely well aware of the legend of Bloody Mary. You know that if you walk into the bathroom alone, turn the lights out and dare to speak her name 3 times, you’re screwed.
They’re dead anyway, so I doubt there will be much of a scheduling problem… MTV decided to borrow some of the biggest stars from a few of their own television series, including Awkard, Faking It and Teen Wolf, and kill them all for a promo of their newest upcoming horror show, Scream. I can’t help loving it!
The series will officially premiere on Tuesday, June 30th. Enjoy the latest MTV star massacre promo, as well as every other official trailer that’s aired so far, below!