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  1. Iconic Sci Fi, Fantasy and Horror Author Tanith Lee Passes Away at 67

    “Whatever the hell I am, I am Me."

    Prolific and influential author Tanith Lee, who in 1980 became the first-ever woman to win the British Fantasy Award, passed away on Sunday at 67.

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  2. Review: Poltergeist Is the Definition of an Unnecessary Remake

    An homage turns ugly.

    The films being remade now aren’t being made because the filmmaker leading the charge sees an opportunity to improve, modernize, or take another view; they are remaking movies they love in order to pay homage to them. And Poltergeist may be guiltier of this than any film of this kind in recent years.

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  3. The Mary Sue Interview: Horror Writer Ania Ahlborn On Her Chilling New Supernatural Thriller, Within These Walls

    Female horror writers are few and far between, so when we find a good one, we hold on tight to each and every one of their books. Award-winning author Ania Ahlborn's latest supernatural thriller Within These Walls is a terrifying look at how far one will go for success - and we got the chance to ask her all about it. And then we didn't sleep for a week.

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  4. 6 Modern Horror Films with Compelling Female Protagonists

    Being a horror fan and a feminist are not two things that go together easily, but every now and then there will be a gem in the horror genre that nails it: the story is compelling, the suspense thrilling, and the female protagonists are awesome as hell.

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  5. Horror Movie Heroines Killin’ It In It Follows And The Babadook

    The Babadook and It Follows are the horror movies I’ve been waiting for since I was a little girl. I got hooked on horror young. When I used to hit the local Blockbuster with my family, Halloween and Alien and Psycho were the only flicks with female protagonists that seemed exciting and thrilling to me. I used to find the leading ladies’ survival skills inspiring.

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  6. The Mary Sue Interview: Pro-Kiteboarder-Turned-Actress Maika Monroe Is Hitting It Big In Horror

    The new "it" girl of It Follows and The Guest!

    At just 21, Maika Monroe seems to be hitting the big time with two consecutive hit film in the cult horror circuit. After taking on Dan Stevens' psycho-killer in the sci-fi slasher film The Guest, Monroe is once again being pursued in It Follows.

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  7. First Trailer for MTV’s Long-Awaited Scream Series Features Self-Awareness, Severed Heads

    The calls are coming from inside the reboot.

    Over two years since the series was first announced, MTV has finally released a trailer for its audacious TV show based on Wes Craven's Scream movies.

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  8. Review: Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Shows Us True Horror—and It’s 20 Years Old

    This Claire sandwich needs more kick.

    Revelations is supposed to bridge the two phases in Resident Evil’s history: the “classic” survival-horror style, with long mansion hallways and tricky puzzles, and the newer breed, where zombies move fast and bioengineered monsters grow gigantic pus sacs from every orifice. But all Resident Evil: Revelations 2 does is make me wish we could turn back the clock 20 years—that the good old days are still possible to relive. They’re not.

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  9. The First Teaser For Ryan Murphy’s Horror Comedy Series Scream Queens Is Here

    Feat. questionable bubble gum.

    This thing is starting out with exactly the level of camp we expected when we first heard the words "Ryan Murphy horror comedy." Which is to say, plenty. There is literal bubble gum involved.

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  10. Things We Saw Today: Everything Is Awesome! At the BAFTAs, Anyway

    Take that, Oscars.

    The LEGO Movie got the appreciation it so richly deserved at the biggest awards ceremony in filmmaking: the BAFTAs. Fun fact: There used to be an award show people really liked called the "Academy Awards" or  "Oscars," and then everyone got the sense that they were out of touch and stopped caring.

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  11. You Can Play a Choose Your Own Adventure Story Over Twitter

    Yo̳̺̦u̱̳'̣̫͇͝r͍̤͎e͚͔͙ ̝̣͈̻̪̣t̲̦͜h̨̼͖͚e̳̪̗̯̞̦͉͝ ̫̭̙s̶̺͕̲̠̟̬ͅt͇̘a̝͓̞̫̹r̡!̵̰͓͕̲̜̱̝!

    Wanna be chased by terrifying unnamed specters all over Twitter until you die in a myriad of horrifying ways? Are you also perhaps a fan of the the eldritch horror aesthetic? Now there's a simple, surreal little time-waster that is sure to delight you. Or give you nightmares. Probably both, we expect.

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  12. Idris Elba Is Making A Movie Trilogy About Edgar Allan Poe Fighting Sorcerers

    Quoth the raven, "what the hell?"

    Once upon a midnight dreary, Elba pondered, weak and weary, over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore—and then he found an old book about Edgar Allan Poe doing battle with the devil and thought, "I would absolutely pay to see that movie." So his company, Green Door Productions, will be overseeing a three-part film adaptation.

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  13. Pray For Your Soul After Watching The Penny Dreadful Season Two Trailer


    It's coming back, all my dear fans of Gothic and Victorian serialized horror, and it's bringing some surprises with it. Which, you know, shouldn't be surprising if you watched all of season one. Penny Dreadful returns with two extra episodes this season, as well as apparently a) Vanessa Ives being creepy as hell, b) The Phantom of the Opera?!, and c) HELEN MCCRORY BATHING IN BLOOD. April 26th can't come soon enough.

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  14. Jamie Lee Curtis Signs on to Lady-Led Comedy-Horror Series Scream Queens

    *sets DVR*

    Join me as I disentangle the two different projects in Hollywood at the moment that are putting horror heroines in the action hero role, and tell you which one just hired the quintessential Final Girl: Jamie Lee Curtis.

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  15. The Mary Sue Interview: Jennifer Kent, Hollywood’s New Maestro of Horror, Talks The Babadook

    Australian import The Babadook, from Jennifer Kent, is one of the most original horror movies in years, and one of best films of 2014. Out this weekend in select theatres, actress-turned-writer Kent dug deep into her psyche for this film to tell the story of a child’s fear of monsters under the bed with the horrifying concept of a mother driven to hurt her own child.

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  16. Frankenweenie, Corpse Bride Screenwriter To Pen Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark Movie

    Well, Slithery-Dee!

    Last we heard about the Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark movie, the trilogy of traumatizing tales was being adapted into a single film by Saw screenwriters Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton. But now, in a move to "shift gears" on the project (and probably make it a little less graphic), Deadline is reporting that a whole new screenwriter is attached--and with any luck, he could bring Tim Burton with him.

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  17. Start Your Freaky Friday Night With A Mash-up Of Iconic Horror Movie Screams

    *sweeps up shattered glass*

    Only two more weeks until Halloween, guys and ghouls. Start doing vocal warm-ups now.

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  18. I Know What You Did Last Summer Is The Latest ’90s Classic To Get a Remake

    I Know What You Did That Summer Almost Two Decades Ago?

    Welp, it was only a matter of time. But there's a writer on board for this particular remake that might mitigate some of your kneejerk anti-remake rage.

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  19. Start Writing: Legendary Entertainment & YouTube Invite You To Scare Guillermo Del Toro This Halloween

    But when will there be a contest for my giant robot movie?

    Want to show Guillermo del Toro your own horror movie this Halloween?

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  20. Attention Once And Future Teenagers: R.L. Stine Is Back To Soiling Our Collective Pants With New Fear Street Books

    And this time, you'll have to buy them...with your own money.

    Where do we live? Fear Street! When do we live there? Now, and for the rest of eternity, perpetually trapped between the world of living teenagers and the damned!

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