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10 Tales of Terrible Transformation You Might Have Missed



We’ve all had our fair share of monster fantasies. Whether it’s a vampire sex thing or a Hulk smash cathartic rampage, being a monster would be awesome. As long as there aren’t any of those consequences associated with becoming a creature of nightmares. Being a werewolf is great when you have some exes who need convenient animal attack murders, but actually having to lock yourself in your basement every full moon would be a chore.

There are a ton of famous transformation horror flicks, including classics like The Fly, The Thing, and An American Werewolf in London. But I like giving some love to the little guy. So in light of the recent DVD release of The Fiancé, I wanted to take a look at some of the lesser known flicks where average joes and janes become bloodthirsty monsters.

Directed by Mark Allen Michaels and starring Carrie Keagan, Dallas Valdez, and Douglas Tait (check out his Brainwaves interview here), The Fiancé tells the story of a couple whose idyllic cabin retreat is interrupted by a Bigfoot problem. Soon the bride-to-be starts becoming less than an ideal match.

Some rules right off the bat: First, there are no big names on this list! Cult classics are fine, but I want these to be films you actually might have missed. Everyone knows that The Thing is awesome. Second, there is only ONE film of each monster type. That means one vampire, one zombie, etc. So a few neat flicks got left on the cutting room floor, but rules are rules.

Now, with that out of the way, here are my 10 Tales of Terrible Transformation You Might Have Missed:

10) Bite (2015):

You can pretty confidently describe Bite as “The Fly but way grosser.” Which is great because that’s what it’s going for. I’m not really a fan of body horror, but even I took some delightful glee in all the puss and slime that Bite threw into my eyeballs. If you’re the kind of person who likes to see just how much gross you can take, then check it out.

9) Starry Eyes (2014):

Speaking of movies about young women becoming smelly grotesque monsters in their apartments! Starry Eyes would have edged Bite out if their transformations yielded similar results. Instead of turning into a bug monster, Starry Eyes’ Sarah turns into… something else entirely. This is one of those quality indie horror films rooted deep in metaphor but without a reliance on it. It’s shocking enough to satisfy but also cerebral enough to make you keep thinking about it after the credits roll.

8) Spring (2014):


This is going to be the film that hits the limits of my whole “that you might have missed” thing. Receiving near universal praise, it’s almost impossible to think that a horror nut hasn’t heard of Spring. I ended up deciding to include it for two reasons: First, as a love story, some fans looking for true horror might be turned away. Second, it’s just so damn good that I couldn’t well leave it off. Spring is an entirely different kind of transformation story. I don’t want to spoil it, but this isn’t about a person turning into a nightmare monster. It’s almost the other way around.


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Take Out Serves Up Some KILLER Chinese Food



Just when we thought that we’ve seen it all… the good folks over at Funny or Die have uploaded a flick that will terrify you for 4 minutes, and then an hour later you’ll be hungry again! That’s right, kids… steel your nerves for the arrival of Take Out!

The film from director Joe Douglass stars Tricia Alley, Jon Barbee, Junie Hoang, and Douglass. What happens when some leftover Chinese food decides to bite back? Found out right here, right now! Then vote… Funny? Or DIE?!?


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Investigate The Paranormal In The X-Files: Deep State Mobile Game



“The X-Files” franchise will turn 25 next year, and what better way to celebrate than with the launch of a new video game? That’s right, the mobile game The X-Files: Deep State will be released in February 2018, and, in the style of the show, will feature a story about aliens and government conspiracies. The events of the game will take place in the year 2010, between seasons nine and ten of the show.

The X-Files: Deep State is being developed by Creative Mobile Games and will be published by FoxNext, and as with the majority of mobile games these days, will be free to play with in-game purchases.

Meanwhile, season 11 of “The X-Files” TV series will premiere on January 3, 2018. Which may be its last hurrah, because I dread to think what Disney will do with the franchise if they ultimately do end up purchasing 20th Century Fox.

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Inside Remake Gets New Poster and U.S. Release Date



It’s about time.

It has been a whopping four months since we shared with you guys the red band trailer for the upcoming English language remake of Inside starring Rachel Nichols and Laura Harring.

Today we have an all-new poster for the film (via our buddies at Arrow in the Head), and the one-sheet also boasts the remake’s U.S. release date. Yes, Inside will be hitting Stateside on January 12, 2018.

You can click on the poster to the right to check it out in higher-res. After that make sure to hit us up and let us know if you’re planning to check out this remake in the comments below!

Miguel Ángel Vivas directed the Inside remake.

Produced by Adrian Guerra and Nuria Valls at Spain’s Nostromo Pictures, the remake was written by Manu Diez and [REC] creator/co-director Jaume Balaguero. “We took the original idea and made it an edge-of-your-seat thriller, more Hitchcock-ian than a splatter-fest,” said Guerra.

Again, Inside hits U.S. theaters and VOD January 12, 2018.

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