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Top 10 Horror Movie Drugs of Choice



I, like you, love really good horror.  We’re talking mean, really scary, make you pee your pants, hide behind shit cause the boogeyman might jump out of that screen, leave on all the lights horror.  It’s like a drug to most of us fans, and no matter how hard we try, we haven’t been able to get enough of it.

The Haunting

I have been “chasing the dragon” since the first time I injected horror into my mind, and the drug was the 1963 movie The Haunting, which scared the living fuck out of me.  At only about 7 years old when I saw it, it was impossible not to think that damned ghost was going to come into my room that night and kill me.  It was scarier than shit, but the rush was beautiful, and I had to have more.

Next there was a movie called Invasion of the Saucer Men (1957).  Yeah, yeah, I know that it was a comedy/horror movie, but when you’re a little kid and you see those out of control heads on those alien fucks, you about shit your pants and hide behind your mom’s old stereo.

Upon finding Vincent Price, he became my “drug dealer.”  He was a genius. He had the best stuff, and the one movie of his that kept me high as a kid was The House on Haunted Hill (1959). Here’s a movie had everything any fan could ask for: Vincent Price, his voice, and murderous ghosts.  The mere thought of staying in a haunted house for one night for $10,000 was so hot to me.  Hell, most horror buffs would do it now for free.

Night of the Living Dead (1968) was a mind-fuck and so amazingly frightening.  The thought of dead people walking the earth eating people is undeniably frightening, and this film continues to both gross out and scare the fuck out of people to this day. Romero’s film is the very definition of the term “classic.” Besides, I’ve never been able to look at chicken, ham, and chocolate syrup the same way again.

John Carpenter’s Halloween ruined babysitting for the majority of my gender, and rightly so.  Speaking as someone who has babysat, I’ll be damned if I wasn’t looking over my shoulder at every noise out there.  Lord help the kid who came up behind me after I thought they were sleeping.

Night of the Demons may have been cheesy, but that bitch Angela was scary with a capital “S.” That face only a mother could love, that voice, and the way she just floats along like she doesn’t give a shit combine as the perfect recipe for a fine case of the creeps.

Anyone who has seen this movie knows the creep factor in it. The video that they find of the crew that was there before them is enough to make you say “nope” and turn it off, but neither the film’s stars nor the viewers have the power to do so.  You just keep subjecting yourself to the brilliant evil that is Event Horizon.

Burnt Offerings is worth the watch just because of the late Oliver Reed’s overacting that he does so well. And we can’t forget about Karen Black and those eyes of hers. The creep factor goes off the scale when you find out what is in Mrs. Allardyce’s room.

Bruce Campbell, demons who are just dying to take your pathetic soul, and a rape tree.  Nothing more needs to be said about The Evil Dead.

The Shining is another brilliant mind-fuck.  I don’t know what’s scarier: Jack, those little twin girls who desperately wanted to play with Danny, or that lovely lady in Room 237. What say you?

There are so many good horror movies out there, but the great ones are few.  To this day the search continues for a movie that will scare the shit out of us all, but damn it’s hard to find.  Sadly, I find myself craving that fix, and the “drugs” just aren’t like they used to be. A good one though? That high can last for days.

What are your horror movie “drugs” of choice?  What gets you off and satisfies you for days on end?  Tell us in the comments below. I’ve shown you mine; now you have to show me yours.

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Exclusive: Wolfmen of Mars Debut New Group Brass Hearse and Here’s a New Song



A couple of months ago, we told you about Brass Hearse, a new group that features the members of Boston rock/synth group Wolfmen of Mars. Essentially the same style but now with vocals, Brass Hearse will immediately stand out to fans of John Carpenter but those who listen closer will pick up on elements of The Cure and even some Type O Negative. If you’ve been looking for some goth-y electronic rock with splashes of industrial thrown in hither and yon, I have a feeling you’re going to dig the hell out of Brass Hearse!

Previously, Wolfmen of Mars’ Luke told us, “It’s Wolfmen of Mars with vocals, but very much its own thing. A bit darker, a little bit more new wave. It’s a hard album to describe. Ron Rochondo from Ice Dragon wrote all the vocals and they fit the music perfectly. I can’t wait to share the tunes with you!

Well, today is the day that we get to share a taste of the new tunes with all of you! Below is the premiere of the track “Rain Grey, Dark Sky”, which swirls and pumps in a controlled frenzy, the verse containing itself only to open wide during the chorus, the sonorous vocals suddenly crying out like a ghastly specter.

Brass Hearse’s debut album will be available on vinyl and as a digital download on December 1 from Burning Witches Records. Meanwhile, you can download “Ran Grey, Dark Sky” via Bandcamp.

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Exclusive: Sean Patrick Flanery-Led Lasso Ropes in Multiple Offers After AFM Appearance



Lasso, a horror film starring Sean Patrick Flanery (The Boondock Saints, Saw 3D), was in attendance at this year’s American Film Market in Santa Monica and it seems to have made quite the impression! The film is currently in the middle of several distribution offers, some of which include theatrical distribution plans. No choice has been made by the Lasso team as they’re still hearing more and more offers but it’s certainly intriguing and exciting to see a horror film get so much attention!

Director Evan Cecil tells Dread Central, ““I am crazy flattered and honored at all the attention and interest Lasso received during the American Film Market and is still receiving from our industry peers. A lot of effort was put into making something different and interesting but most of all entertaining and fun to watch. Of course, we are hoping for a theatrical deal because that would be beyond cool, but also because the big screen is still the best way to watch a horror film. I love the thought of horror fans getting to enjoy Lasso all huge!

We can also reveal that we’ve been told that the film has 20 unique kills during its current 97-minute runtime, which means an average of one kill for approximately every four minutes! If you’re into horror for the body count, sounds like Lasso is going to be right up your alley!

Cecil directs and also produces alongside Todd J Myers and Elaine Gibson. Flanery stars with Lindsey Morgan (“The 100”), Karen Grassle, Andrew Jacobs, Travis Andre Ross, Heather Mignon, and Skyler Cooper.

Kit (Lindsey Morgan) and Simon (Andrew Jacobs) are two young leaders of an Active Senior Tour group who go out on an adventure to a small-town Rodeo festival located deep in the woods. It’s a great experience for the group…until they try to leave. Simon and Kit must save themselves, and whatever seniors they can, from becoming victims of a deadly Rodeo Ritual. Along the way they join up with another unexpected group of victims, including a one-armed cowboy, Ennis (Sean Patrick Flanery), Rosheen, the Rodeo queen, and Trish, a powerhouse female bull rider. Together the group must fight to survive the night from relentless bloodthirsty cowboys on the hunt for human livestock.

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The Walking Dead Ratings Drop to Six-Year Low



Well, this isn’t good.

Turns out that AMC’s hit zombie series “The Walking Dead” has hit a ratings low with the release of it’s newest episode “The Big Scary U”. A rating drop the likes of which the series hasn’t seen since the dog days of season 2.

Personally, season 2 was when I ditched the series and never looked back. I’ve heard a lot over the years that the series improved greatly moving on from the disastrousrious second season, but I’m all good.

I have shows like “Stranger Things” (review), “Mindhunter”(review), and “AHS: Cult” (review) to keep me company.

For full breakdown on the recent rating drop with a bunch of stats involving demographics and whatnot, you can check out Deadline‘s article on the matter.

Everyone else I guess can just keep moving on with their lives.

Do you still watch “The Walking Dead”? Should I give the series another shot? Make sure to hit us up and let us know in the comments below or on social media!

The Walking Dead Season 8 is currently airing on AMC.

Season 8 synopsis:

Last season, Rick Grimes and his group of survivors were confronted with their deadliest challenge yet. With the comfort of Alexandria, they let their guard down, only to be reminded how brutal the world they live in can be.

Feeling powerless under Negan’s rules and demands, Rick advocated the group play along. But seeing that Negan couldn’t be reasoned with, Rick began rallying together other communities affected by the Saviors. And with the support of the Hilltop and Kingdom, they finally have enough fire power to contest the Saviors.

This season, Rick brings “All Out War” to Negan and his forces. The Saviors are larger, better-equipped, and ruthless — but Rick and the unified communities are fighting for the promise of a brighter future. The battle lines are drawn as they launch into a kinetic, action-packed offensive.

Up until now, survival has been the focus of Rick and our group, but it’s not enough. They have to fight to take back their freedom so that they can live. So that they can rebuild. As with any battle, there will be losses. Casualties. But with Rick leading the Alexandrian forces, Maggie leading the Hilltop, and King Ezekiel leading the Kingdom — Negan and the Saviors’ grip on this world may finally be coming to an end.

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