The Final Girls Trailer Makes Horror Look Fun

With the recent onslaught of haunted house/murderous family movies (I like them, but there’s way too many), The Final Girls, an upcoming horror-comedy directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson, will be an interesting, and welcome change. American Horror Story’s Taissa Farmiga plays Max, a teenager who, along with some pals,… » 8/22/15 4:45pm 8/22/15 4:45pm

Kids Traumatized After Theater Shows Insidious 3 instead of Inside Out

A theater full of tots was left weeping in Ohio when the person running the projection booth mixed up Insidious 3 (which looks legitimately terrifying) and Inside Out, treating the children to the “opening reel” of a movie full of screams and evil ghosts that murder people and then drag them to the land of the dead.
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The Feminist Vampire Movie That Teaches 'Bad Men' a Gory Lesson

The scare-queen at the heart of A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, a new "vampire Western" film set in Iran, is the exact opposite of your typical Hollywood horror villain. She's not named Freddy or Jason; she doesn't wield an axe, wear a mask, or gleefully interrupt tanned teen couples in mid-thrust. She's also not a… » 11/25/14 2:30pm 11/25/14 2:30pm

Be Afraid: I Know What You Did Last Summer Is Getting a Reboot

I first saw "I Know What You Did Last Summer" at the $1.75 Tanforan movie theater in San Bruno, California. It was the day after a holiday and I yelped so loudly at the end (you know what I'm talking about), that my friend Jukey made fun of me on the ride home. Now, we'll all be able to relive that magic again. » 9/15/14 9:30pm 9/15/14 9:30pm

Ryan Reynolds Talking Cat/Serial Killer Movie Sounds Effing Bonkers

Sundance Film Festival has a reputation for launching the sort of film that festoons its promotional posters with icons representing film geek awards like so many pretentious Christmas tree ornaments. But Ryan Reynold's latest film — a "horror comedy" about a man who murders and dismembers women because his evil… » 1/21/14 1:00pm 1/21/14 1:00pm

Saturday Night Social: Sharon Needles Has Great Taste in Horror Movies

Drag Race winner Sharon Needles shared her “Friday 13” list of favorite horror movies with Chiller yesterday, and it’s pretty good. Any list that includes Dead Alive and Seed of Chucky has its priorities in order, but Needles’s criteria for good horror components are perhaps a little more unique than the criteria of… » 10/26/13 6:30pm 10/26/13 6:30pm

Horror Movies Totally Burn Calories, Attests Science

Science is focused on the really big-picture problems right now. Male pattern baldness. Dropped calls. The mystery surrounding the success of mediocre sitcoms and the failure of excellent sitcoms. Candy corn, as in, how to safely dispose of it all (there are two schools of thought on this and I'll sum them up thusly —… » 10/28/12 5:45pm 10/28/12 5:45pm