All Posts Tagged 'saw'

History of Horror Masks in Cinema

by |September 30, 2022
Categories: Horror, Movies, Resource

History of Horror Masks in Cinema

Some horror movie cliches are cliches because they're so effective. We're talking dim lights, suspenseful music, point-of-view camera work, and, yes, masks! They're unsettling simply because they exploit our fear of the unknown. They force us to ask ourselves: what is behind the villain's mask? That question inspired us to write this piece showing the history of masks in horror films.

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The Ultimate Guide to Horror Movies [Infographic]

by |October 19, 2020
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Categories: Horror, Infographics, Movies

The Ultimate Guide to Horror Movies

Horror movies are almost as old as the medium of film itself. We love them for their jump scares, but also how they reflect our deepest fears and anxieties. In short, horror resonates with us. If you're interested in reflecting on the horror genre, then let our ultimate guide to horror movies show how we got from innovative and timeless tales to modern classics like Let the Right One In, The Cabin in the Woods, and Us.

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Unbox These Creepy Dolls: The Nightmare Collection of 12 Iconic Horror Movie Dolls [Infographic]

by |June 5, 2019
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Categories: Horror, Infographics, Movies

Creepy Dolls: The Nightmare Collection

The horror genre has several staples that are bound to give you the heebie-jeebies: jump scares, creepy kids, basements, isolated settings and creepy dolls. We'll be taking an exclusive look at horror movie dolls. What is it about dolls, ventriloquist dummies and mannequins that scare us? The fear of non-human but human-like things is called automatonophobia. Perhaps the unblinking, soulless eyes are unnerving. In a dark room, dolls can be mistaken for a lurking figure. Dolls can even be made to resemble a particular person, which often hits that uncomfortable spot in the uncanny valley. Whatever the case may be, scary dolls aren't about to stop appearing in horror films anytime soon, especially this year with movies like Annabelle Comes Home, the Child's Play reboot and Brahms: The Boy II. If you love niche horror and you're interested in delving into other creepy doll horror movies, we collected some of the most unsettling automatons in the movies for you.

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Horror Hockey Masks: 12 Goalie Masks Inspired by Horror Movie Villains

by |October 2, 2017
Categories: Horror, Sports

Horror Hockey Masks: 12 Goalie Masks Inspired by Horror Movie Villains

We've finally reached October and Halloween will be arriving sooner than you think! Along with the greatest holiday ever, there is plenty to look forward to in the Autumn months. Things like sweatshirt weather, apple cider, pumpkin spice everything, and watching as many horror movies as possible in the days leading up to October 31st. Every year brings a brand new batch of horror movies, some good and some bad, to add to the neverending list of options to choose from. However, the most popular horror movies to binge watch tend to the be the franchises that feature iconic villains. One of the reasons is because there's so many of them. If a horror movie is successful and has a good villain, they will totally make more. This year alone, we've seen a reboot of Pennywise in the latest adapation of Stephen King's IT. 2017 has also seen or will see new entries from horror franchises including Child's Play, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Saw (which is getting it's eighth film release!).

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7 Board Game Horror Movie Posters Inspired by Ouija The Movie [Printables]

by |October 7, 2014
Categories: Horror, Mashup, Printables

Board Game Horror Movie Posters

 

Whenever the Ouija board was brought out at a slumber party, a definite line was made. On one side were the kids who wanted nothing to do with the spirit board -- they were the ones who suddenly decided to go make a snack, or "check something upstairs." The other side, though, were the kids who wanted to see if the Ouija was the real deal. Sure, maybe it was your older sister or brother guiding the little wooden pointer to spell out creepy words. It’s a Parker Brothers toy, after...

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