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4. THE EVIL DEAD

Released in 1981, The Evil Dead narrates the horrifying story of five college students vacationing in an isolated cabin in a wooded area. Their vacation becomes gruesome when they find an audiotape that releases evil spirits. The low-budget slasher movie was very well-received by critics and successful at the box office, and a cult following has emerged in recent years.

Because of its graphic violence and terror, The Evil Dead is banned in several countries, including Finland, Germany, Iceland and Ireland. Perhaps the most disturbing scene is when a young woman is raped by a tree possessed by an evil spirit. This scene in particular has been heavily criticized for being perverse and misogynistic, despite the film’s overall critical success. Graphic scenes of dismemberment are also shown, as well as various torture scenes.

3. CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST

Cannibal Holocaust is an Italian horror film that is banned to this day in over fifty countries. Upon it’s release, director Ruggero Deodata was arrested and charged with murder, after rumors suggested Cannibal Holocaust was a snuff film, though he was later cleared of all charges. The movie was filmed in the Amazon rainforest and features real members of indigenous tribes.

The plot consists of the search for a documentary film crew who had gone to film indigenous tribes and been missing for two months. A second team sent on a rescue mission recovers their lost cans of film and learns their fate. Seven animals were killed in the making of the film. An example includes a scene where a squirrel monkey was decapitated, and tribe members proceed to devour its brain. Cannibal Holocaust also involved scenes of graphic murder, including impalement of several characters. It is regarded as one of the most sickening and graphic films in existence.

2. THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE

Upon its 1974 release, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was banned outright in many countries, and numerous cinemas stopped showing the film after receiving complaints about the nature of extreme violence. The film was marketed as a true story to attract a wider audience, though the plot is entirely fictional. In reality the film was inspired by the crimes of notorious serial killer, Ed Gein, who famously collected tokens from his victims, such as nipples, skin masks and heads, and kept them in his house.

The film revolves around five friends visiting their Grandpa’s old house, who are systematically chased down and murdered by a masked chainsaw-wielding killer and his family of cannibals. Despite the film’s initial poor critical reception at the time of its release, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre became the highest grossing independent film of all time, for a short time. It is widely considered as one of the most influential horror movies in cinema history, and a pioneer in the “slasher” genre. The movie established power tools as a popular murder weapon in horror flicks, and also a killer depicted as large, burly, and faceless.

1. THE EXORCIST

The Exorcist was released theatrically in 1973. The film has since had an overwhelming effect on popular culture and has been described by some as the scariest horror movie of all time. It is also one of the highest grossing movies of all time, earning $441million worldwide. The Exorcist was banned in many individual towns and countries for being horrifyingly scary, and in some cases for religious reasons. The film affected many audiences so strongly that, at many theaters, paramedics were called to treat people who fainted and others who went into hysterics. In the UK, The Exorcist wasn’t available until 1990, when it passed the British Board of Film Censorship (BBFC) with an 18 rating.
The Exorcist tells the story of a young girl who becomes possessed by a demon. The events surrounding the girl’s behavior and subsequent exorcism make up the main plot line. Unlike other items on this list, excessive violence is not a contributing factor to its banned status. The Exorcist is a psychological thriller and uses a clever plot and even subliminal messaging to terrify audiences.

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Last month Evil Dead remake director Fede Alvarez told us that original trilogy director Sam Raimi was now focussed on making Army Of Darkness 2. Now it seems as though Bruce Campbell is confirming both his involvement and the fact that the movie will happen.

He told the crowd at Wizard World Nashville Comic Con, ““The last one was twenty-two years ago. I just haven’t been racing to do it. Sam Raimi is just a little bit busy making the biggest movies in Hollywood. I used to be busy. Now I’m not. That’s why I’m here. He then joked, “Ash would have to stop occasionally from chasing some deadite to catch his breath. Maybe we could do that, I guess. That would be exciting. Fight in a walker. That would be alright. Hit them with my cane. Fake them out, have a fake heart attack, distract a zombie. I like it.

But the whole thing isn’t a lark. He ended up on a more serious note and apparently came clean, “Alright sir, the answer is yes.

Here’s a new video guys! My behind the scene’s tour of the Evil Dead House at Halloween Horror Nights in Orlando!

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There are a lots of my friend who turn to me when looking for a horror movie to watch considering I’m the horror fanatic within my group of friends.. so needless to say it was only a matter of time before I made a small list of some of the movies I consider a ‘must-watch’ for horror new comers! These are the movies I feel any amateur to the genre should give a go.   But please remember, these are MY recommendations, not according to ratings or popularity!

1.  Cabin Fever  ‘Cabin Fever’ is everything I love in a horror movie.  It’s ridiculous, it’s hilarious and it has a whole lot of blood and guts .  This movie encouraged the biggest crush on Eli Roth and really cemented my love for the genre.  All of the main characters are stereotypical – the ‘nice’ girl, the ‘nice’ boy, the token douche, the semi-retarded guy, the resident skank.

So of course it’s even better when the infection starts to kick in.  I love the cop and Dennis the pancake-loving kid was horror-comedy gold.  It’s movies with this much randomness that make me want more. I would also like to add that if you enjoy this then watch every single one of Eli Roth’s movie one after another!!

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2.  The Evil Dead If Bruce Campbell is God then ‘The Evil Dead’ is the Holy Grail of horror movies.  Sam Raimi basically invented horror-comedy with this cabin-in-the-woods film.  While it is funny and extremely over-the-top, there are also legitimate scares.

I love that the effects are cheesy and even to watch this when it is over thirty years old, it still resonates with me the same way ‘Titanic’ resonates with others.  Kudos to the tree scene; forests will never be the same.

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3.  The Strangers As strange as this might seem, this is the only movie that has really ever scared me when watching the first time out.  As in I-can’t-sleep-because-there-are-monsters-under-my-bed scary.  You cannot watch this movie without a late night, no lights on and possibly a cushion to hide under. This one is truly creepy, maybe considering the possibility of this happening are the highest from all the movies mentioned!!

Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman are pretty typical to watch as their house, and themselves, is abducted by masked strangers.

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 4.  Ginger Snaps Low-budget cult hit ‘Ginger Snaps’ often flies under the radar when it comes to horror lists.  It is such a smart, quick-witted movie with a lot of social relevance that I don’t understand how people miss it.  Werewolves are quite often hard to get right but somehow this movie nails it.

But otherwise this is a fairly B-grade cast – Mimi Rogers kills it as the girls’ oblivious mother.  I would be pretty disappointed if anyone hated this film because it is extremely entertaining and better than some of those straight-to-DVD crapfests we ‘love’ so much.

 8 Must See Horror Films for New Horror Fans

5.  Drag Me to Hell A lot of people I have spoken to about this movie hated it. Completely and utterly hated it.  Me, on the other hand, absolutely loved it.  I have watched it so many times; that now it may have lost it’s effect but it is really worth a watch and I would tell everyone to put the sound up pretty high!! Sam Raimi once again blends horror and comedy seamlessly to create my favourite movie of 2009.

Alison Lohman is extremely likeable as the lovely Christine and hot-geek Justin Long is his usually self as Clay, Christine’s boyfriend.  The real star of the show  is Lorna Raver as the incredibly creepy and absolutely disgusting Mrs. Ganush.  Never again will loan officers decline extensions to crazy gypsy ladies.

 8 Must See Horror Films for New Horror Fans

6.  American Psycho Christian Bale, I don’t care if you rant like a loony on film sets or sound like a douche and get hurried along in your Oscar speech.  I will never forget you as Patrick Bateman, young hotshot New York banker/crazy chainsaw-nail-gun-weilding lunatic.

Awesome movie… that is all.

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7.  Freddy vs. Jason Although this is probably not my favourite of all the Nightmare movies (or Friday movies, for that fact), it is such a ridiculous piece of work that you can’t help but love it.  The characters are horrific, the kills are hilarious.

Robert Englund is gold in his usual Freddy pants and he makes a mockery of Jason throughout the whole film.  I love that I don’t have to think while I watch; it is complete and utter junk food and anyone with half a brain needs to watch this.

One of my all time favourite movies!! This is a true masterpiece in horror/comedy! Loved every minute of it!

8 Must See Horror Films for New Horror Fans

 I know, I know, I have left off quite a lot.  But these are the ones I feel are most relevant for new-gen teenyboppers to start their love of horror movies.

Give me your thoughts below guys! 🙂

The excitement is building guys!!

From the Press Release

This fall Universal Studios Florida and Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights will conjure unrelenting evil in elaborately themed haunted mazes based on this year’s box office hit Evil Dead. Universal is joining forces with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment to deliver an authentic experience that will immerse horror fans in the blockbuster remake of the cult classic.

Producers Rob Tapert, Sam Raimi, and Bruce Campbell – creators of the original Evil Dead film – reunited to present this year’s terrifying new vision of the classic horror film. The film follows five 20-something friends who turn a remote cabin in the woods into a blood-soaked chamber of horrors after awakening an ancient demon. Directed by Fede Alvarez, Evil Dead opened No. 1 at the U.S. Box Office and is in the Top 10 for all-time horror remakes. The movie is available July 16 on Blu-ray and DVD with UltraViolet from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment – and now horror fans will get to live it at Halloween Horror Nights.

In haunted mazes so terrifying they could only be found at Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights, guests will be transported into the film and face off against a demonic evil that will stop at nothing to consume them. It begins when a mysterious passage from an ancient book is read, releasing an unearthly force of darkness. A pack of violently possessed victims, including the film’s starring character “Mia,” wreaks brutal carnage throughout the mazes – and guests must make their best attempt to escape.

“I’m thrilled with how popular Evil Dead has become with horror fans, and it’s exciting that it’s coming to life at Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights,” said Fede Alvarez, director of this year’s Evil Dead film. “Just like the film, this haunted maze is going to be over-the-top, in-your-face, and completely outrageous – and I can’t wait to see it.”

“The Evil Dead series is iconic, and this latest film has set the scare factor to 11,” said Michael Aiello from Universal Orlando’s Entertainment team. “These haunted mazes will be just as intense and unapologetically terrifying, and I can’t wait for my fellow horror fans to venture inside and live the unyielding horror they’ve seen in the film.”

“Watching Evil Dead’s unrelenting horror unfold in movie theatres was undoubtedly an unnerving experience, but with Halloween Horror Nights we’re taking it one step further,” said John Murdy, Creative Director for Universal Studios Hollywood. “Fans of Evil Dead will feel like they’ve left the safety of the theatre and stepped through the screen into a living horror movie where the film’s demonic characters are coming for them. Our incredibly immersive and highly disturbing maze experience will come to life with the same attention to detail and production value of the film and will be the ultimate thrill for horror movie fans.”

Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights has a more than 20-year history of creating an incredibly entertaining, horrifying Halloween experience that is consistently rated the nation’s best. The event features highly-themed, disturbingly-real haunted houses that are based on everything from hit films to worst nightmares — and streets filled with hundreds of specially-trained “scareactors.”

Well guys, I can’t explain how excited I am for this year’s Halloween Horror Nights in Orlando. It will be my first year going, and I have 9 days to soak everything up! Be sure to check back often for more details as they emerge and head over to our youtube channel closer to the time for special footage of this year’s event!

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An update to our exclusive story posted yesterday regarding the plot details for the forthcoming Poltergeist “remake.

Moviehole.net revealed that the Gil Kenan-directed Sam Raimi-produced reboot – much like the Evil Dead remake – exists in the same world as the previous Poltergeist films. So while it is a ‘reboot’ of the franchise, it’s also somewhat of a sequel – taking place years after the Freeling’s were ran out of town.

They explain that, in one scene in the new film, the kids’ find some things behind the sliding panel in the attic. Yep, you guessed it – they find some of the Freeling’s possessions, intentionally left behind. There’s the Star Wars bed sheets (from Robbie’s room), a black-and-white TV set (why, of course!), and some Christmas decorations.

Although the new film may possess new characters and somewhat of a different storyline, all the “familiar beats” from the original Poltergeist films are in it.

With Cannes upon us, we’re seeing a lot of new artwork being revealed including a new sales poster for Wolf Creek 2.  As you can see,this latest art is inspired by the Evil Dead remake.

John Jarratt, Ryan Corr, Shannon Ashlyn, Philipe Klaus star.  Greg McLean returns to write and direct.  Lured by the promise of an authentic Australian holiday, backpackers Rutger, Katarina and Paul visit the notorious Wolf Creek crater. Their dream Outback adventure soon becomes a horrific reality when they encounter the site’s most infamous local, the last man any traveler to the vast and isolated region ever wants to meet; Mick Taylor.

Hopefully the movie itself doesn’t take too many things from other movies and uses the original ideas like the first one, which really made for a great movie with lots of tension involved.

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You see the picture above? And how it wasn’t in the movie? Well it turns out that indeed a scene was shot.Right after what we see in the film ends, Mia makes it out to the road. She’s exhausted and covered in blood. She passes out. A truck with a farmer (“Billy Bob”) and his wife happen upon her and they help her into the truck. She’s in the backseat, dazed as they’re headed to the hospital. Just as the farmer is explaining that she’ll be ok – BOOM! She opens her eyes. She’s a deadite, she smiles and the film cuts to black.Hopefully we will see this scene in the special features of the Evil Dead dvd/blu-ray this summer.