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If You Loved Being Horrified by Hereditary, Check Out These 7 Other Freaky Films

Hereditary is no ordinary horror movie. It has some shocking frights, but its slow-burn dread is what burrows under your skin and haunts your nightmares. It’s a unique film, but there are other terrifying movies out there that also explore similar themes (like families being menaced by weird, twisted supernatural forces) — should you want to unsettle yourself even further. Read More >>

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Horror Film Ads Shown Before YouTube Kids Compilations

Children searching for songs from Frozen and Lego assembly videos on YouTube were given a special treat last winter, when adverts for 15-rated horror film Insidious: The Last Key were shown before the brightly coloured things meant for children. Read More >>

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Atmosphere Is Everything in This Creepy Horror Short

A few years back, filmmaker John Panton made waves with his short Line Signal, a chronicle of a lone woman’s spectacularly spooky trail run. Now he’s back with Surveyor, another tale of a regular person who just happens to stumble into some very unsettling surroundings. Read More >>

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Suspiria’s First Trailer is Exactly How Terrifying All Horror Movies Trailers Should Be

What is it about dance companies that makes them the perfect subject matter for horror movies? Read More >>

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Let’s All Pray Something Like The Rain Never Happens in Real Life

The apocalypse in Netflix’s new eco-disaster series The Rain happens with frightening speed. One minute, high schooler Simone is joshing with her friends and flirting with a boy. The next, her family’s racing down the highway in their car and then leaving it behind to run through the woods on foot. And when the clouds burst open, everything about her life gets turned upside down. Read More >>

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Guillermo del Toro’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Movie Is Creeping Ever-Closer to Your Nightmares

It’s been a few years since we heard anything about the planned big-screen adaptation of legendarily terrifying kid’s book series Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. Since then, the project’s biggest champion, Guillermo del Toro, won a couple of Oscars—which no doubt helped it get a big push forward. Read More >>

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Cinema Accidentally Plays Horror Movie Trailer Before Peter Rabbit, Families Run Out Screaming

The upcoming horror movie Hereditary is being touted as one of the scariest films of the year. So when a cinema outside Perth, Australia accidentally played the trailer before a screening of Peter Rabbit, you can guess what happened. Read More >>

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Wrap Up Your Halloween by Reading This Twitter Bot’s Weird Reddit-Generated Horror Stories

This year’s Tuesday-night Halloween meant that most of the nation’s serial killers, monsters and various stabby creatures had to turn in early for a bright and early hump day. But in lieu of being chased around by a low-budget demon, it’s not too late to wrap up your night by dimming the lights and reading some tales from a machine designed to creep you out. Read More >>

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The Giz UK Halloween Hub of Horrors 2017: Scary Films, Crap Costumes, Creepy Carvings and More

Isn't it scary how quickly another Halloween has come a-knocking? Fear not, we must savour this spooky day in the face of the nation going down Christmas hill once the All Hallows' Eve hangovers have evaporated. Read More >>

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10 Obscure Cult Horror Movies Everyone Should Watch (and Re-Watch)

You’ve seen the horror heavy-hitters, like Halloween, The Shining, and The Exorcist. You’ve also seen the most-beloved cult horror flicks, like Evil Dead 2 and Re-Animator. Now, peel away one more layer and unearth some obscure horror gems that are primed to infect your nightmares with fresh terrors. Read More >>

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Icelandic Horror Trailer I Remember You Hints at Dark Secrets and Malevolent Spirits

Nordic horror is a particularly chilling subset of the genre—for obvious reasons (duh, it’s cold there), but also because filmmakers from that region tend to construct films blending slow-burn dread with sudden moments of otherworldly terror. I Remember You looks very much in that vein. Read More >>

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All-Time Masterpiece RPG Call of Cthulhu Will Never Die

Lovecraftian horror is something I only really discovered earlier this year. Sure, I’d seen the superhero episodes of South Park, where Cartman teams up with a My Neighbor Totoro-style Cthulhu, but it wasn’t until recently that I started diving into the stories and mythos—as well as the legacy they left behind. One of my favorite ways the now-public domain sub-genre has continued to this day is the Lovecraftian roleplaying game. Read More >>

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Legendary Horror Manga Writer Junji Ito’s Most Chilling Works Will Become an Anime Anthology

If you’re familiar with Japanese horror, you’ve probably heard about the work of Junji Ito—the author behind viral horror stories like The Enigma of Amigara Fault and Uzumaki. Now, some of his most famous spooky tales are being adapted into a new anime anthology show. Read More >>

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Reminder: ‘The Shining’ Will Always Be The Best Stephen King Movie Adaptation, Ever

IT is out this week, and early reviews say it is pretty darn great. Misery was brilliant, and propelled Kathy Bates to horror icon status. Pet Semetary was chilling, especially for its time, and reinforced just what a terror children can be. Read More >>

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Scaring Us Silly: How VR is Making Horror More Realistic Than Ever

Games developers and film-makers have been creating spine-chilling experiences within the horror genre for decades. Combining haunting soundtracks, shadowy threats, elements of surprise, otherworldly aliens, unsteady found-footage camerawork, grotesque imagery and so much more to scare us silly on big and small screens alike. Read More >>