The Thing – USA, 1982 – reviews

‘Man is the warmest place to hide’ The Thing is a 1982 American science-fiction horror feature film directed by John Carpenter (Vampires; Christine; Halloween, The Fog), written by Bill Lancaster, and …

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She Loves Me – short film

She Loves Me is a 2015 American short film directed by Andrew Michalski and starring Matthew Bannister and Maria Nicole Held. Plot: On a summer’s eve, young sweethearts, Ben and …

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Italian musician and composer Fabio Frizzi interviewed

Fabio Frizzi is an Italian musician and composer. Born in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Frizzi is best known for his film scores and was a frequent collaborator with horror director Lucio Fulci. Daz: You didn’t go the traditional route to becoming …

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The Descent – UK, 2005 – reviews

‘Face your deepest fear’ The Descent is a 2005 British horror feature film written and directed by Neil Marshall (Hellboy; Tales of Halloween; Dog Soldiers) about six women who, having entered …

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Robert le Diable – opera

Robert le Diable (translation: “Robert the Devil”) is an 1831 opera in five acts composed by Giacomo Meyerbeer from a libretto written by Eugène Scribe and Germain Delavigne. Robert le …

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Stalaggh, Gulaggh – rock band

Stalaggh, later to be re-named Gulaggh, are a musical collective with their foundations in the metal scene but which soon evolved to be a far more avant-garde unit incorporating disturbing …

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El Silbón – folklore

El Silbón – English translation: “The Whistler” – is a character appearing in both Colombian and Venezuelan folk tales, famed for terrorising men, women and children, especially the latter whom he …

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Witchfinder – short film, USA, 2013

‘Believe in evil.’ Witchfinder is a 2013 American-made short horror film directed by Colin Clarke and starring Dave Juehring and Valerie Meachum. It is part of the Daredevil Films stable which is based …

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Horror-themed Pinball Machines

Pinball machines as we now know them first appeared in the early 1930’s and almost immediately were seized upon as opportunities for branding and cash-ins of all shape and form, …

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Nachzehrer – folklore

A nachzehrer is a form of vampire found in Germanic and Polish regions including Silesia and Bavaria, which also exhibits behaviour displayed by ghouls. The name translates as “after (nach) …

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Soucouyant – folklore

The soucouyant or soucriant in Dominica, Trinidadian and Guadeloupean folklore (also known as Ole-Higue or Loogaroo elsewhere in the Caribbean), is a kind of witch or vampire, possibly dating back …

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