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The Following: Season 3 Teaser

Check out this teaser for season 3 of “The Following!” It includes lots of good interviews with the cast…

Exciting News About "HUSH"

I received some awesome news that I want to share with everyone. First, "HUSH," an award winning film I recently reviewed, is an Official Selection at the... Second, writer/director Michael G. Kehoe informed me that my  review is not only on the poster for the movie, but The Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival chose my review to use for the description of the film in their program. I'm truly honored to have HorrO's Gory Reviews associated with the screening of this terrific short film at this festival. Check out the screenshot with the movie, and my review as the description... "HUSH" will be shown on Saturday, Feb 14th at 3:00pm! Click here for details! If you can be there, trust me you don't want to miss this film! This will be their 20th film festival and they have won 15 awards! You can learn more about the film in this recent promotion I did at !


As I considered the best and worst horror movies of 2014, I realized there wasn't any stand out movies. There was no movie that made me say, "Damn that was a good movie." Yes, I can already here arguments for certain movies at the top of other people's "Best Horror Movies of 2014." While I do agree in some cases, there just wasn't a movie that blew me out of the water. On the other hand, there seemed to be plenty of movies that made me say, "Damn that was a bad movie." You're probably not surprised by that are you? I really didn't realize how disappointed I was with the 2014 movies until I sat down to do this post. As you will see as you read on, I actually give some credit to two movies that weren't necessarily horror movies, but had some great horror elements in them. Again, it was that kind of year. So no more stalling let me start with the best... #5 Witching and Bitching: I usually like to inclu

"Strange Magic" - Creatures & Cast Featurette Now Available!

“Strange Magic,” a new animated film from Lucasfilm Ltd., is a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by “A Midsummer Night's Dream.” Popular songs from the past six decades help tell the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion. Lucasfilm Animation Singapore and Industrial Light & Magic bring to life the fanciful forest turned upside down with world-class animation and visual effects. Directed by Gary Rydstrom (“Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation,” “Lifted”) from a story by George Lucas, “Strange Magic” will be released by Touchstone Pictures on Jan. 23, 2015.  Cast: Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph, Sam Palladio, Meredith Anne Bull, Alfred Molina, Elijah Kelley, Bob Einstein, Peter Stormare Director: Gary Rydstrom Producer: Mark S. Miller Executive producer: George Lucas Screenplay by: David Berenbaum, Irene Mecchi, Gary Rydst


Over the course of about two weeks I've posted horror movie posters from 2014 on the   Instagram account . Along with the poster, I asked if the movie was "a top horror movie of 2014 or a bottom movie of 2014." I would say the results surprised me. Some movies I liked they didn't, while others they liked that I didn't. I didn’t include my vote in the results. So here we go... Top Movie of 2014: 7500, Sharknado 2, Honeymoon, See No Evil 2, Leprechaun Origins, Stage Fright, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, Oculus, The Sacrament, Dracula Untold, Jessabelle, Tusk, Deliver Us From Evil, As Above So Below, The Purge: Anarchy, The Babadook, Horns, and Witching and Bitching Bottom Movie of 2014: Alien Abduction, I Frankenstein, Devil’s Due, The Quiet Ones, [Rec] 4, and Wolf Creek 2 Split Decision: Cabin Fever: Patient Zero, V/H/S: Viral, Dead Snow 2, and Annabelle No Decision: Zombeavers, At the Devil’


A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her. Starring: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, and Daniel Henshall  Directed and written by: Jennifer Kent   Babadook! Babadook! Baba... ok that’s enough. It’s just such an unusual name. There's just an awkward feeling almost every time it's mentioned in “Babadook.” Oh, and it’s almost hilarious when the Babadook itself says its name. No offense if your name is Babadook by the way.   All right to the serious stuff. A movie can stand out for many reasons, but a lot of times horror movies fall short when it comes to standing out in the acting department. Well, "Babadook" stands out first and foremost because of the acting. Essie Davis, who plays Amelia, is fantastic. She brings out the most in playing a single mother, who is struggling with the death of her husband, dealing


In the aftermath of his girlfriend's mysterious death, a young man awakens to find strange horns sprouting from his temples. Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Juno Temple, and Max Minghella Director: Alexandre Aja Written by: Keith Bunin (screenplay), and Joe Hill (novel)   All right, let me start by saying I really had little interest in seeing “Horns.” I mean, after reading the synopsis why would I. "A young man awakens to find strange horns sprouting from his temples"... so! It's not like a cop awakens alone in a hospital only to find zombies have taken over his world, or anything like that. The only thing slightly interesting in the synopsis is the mysterious death of his girlfriend, but that barely seems like a reason to see this movie.   In spite of all of that, I gave it a chance, and it did surprise me in some ways. Yes, the horns thing is weird, but they find a way to make good use of it. Along with the horns comes Ig’s (Daniel Radclif


Returning to her childhood home in Louisiana to recuperate from a horrific car accident, Jessabelle comes face to face with a long-tormented spirit that has been seeking her return -- and has no intention of letting her escape. Starring: Sarah Snook, Mark Webber, and Joelle Carter Directed by: Kevin Greutert Written by: Robert Ben Garant    Who wants to see another movie about a ghost haunting a girl? After watching the trailer, "Jessabelle" seems like just that.    However, while there is a ghost haunting a girl, there's a little more to it. There’s a pretty good story to follow if the audience can get past the attempts to scare them.    Yes, this movie makes several attempts to scare the audience. A lot of the scare attempts happen early on when Jessabelle (Sarah Snook) is trying to get comfortable in her new home. The scares are all right with the best one probably being the bathtub scene. It helps that she’s confined