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April 23, 2020

Ever wanted to try your hand at being the star in a horror movie? There are so many ways you can see where you fit into the horror archetype and if you would likely survive, and thankfully many people have put together the opportunities when you can do just that! Will you survive these Fright Night experiences (if you survive coronavirus that is)?

Slasher Camp

Nestled in Arizona is a property called On Pins and Needles that is set up for all your perfect horror movie escapee needs, the most popular being a Friday the 13th escape game. The idea is the you have about half an hour to try and escape Jason, who is on the hunt...

April 14, 2020

Hollywood tours do it right, and they do it right for a reason. People want to see where their favourite movies were made, walk the streets their favourite characters walked, and do iconic things in the movies such as having a breakfast croissant outside Tiffany and Co in New York and visit the Hobbitshire while in New Zealand.

And horror buffs are no different.

They want to see where Alice got her head chopped off in Friday the 13th. They want to see where their favourite characters were slashed to ribbons, and be at the scene of a not-so-real grizzly murder. Well lucky for us horror fans who are keen to visit, there are...

October 16, 2019

We've looked at the best characters of the classic horror movie archetypes of the "Final Girl", the "Slut", the "Brain" and the "Fool", and this leaves us with only one classic character left - the "Jock".

The "Jock" is the on-screen douchebag that everyone kind of roots for to die. He is usually athletic, charming and popular, and is often depicted as the girlfriend of either the "Slut" of the "Final Girl", usually ending up sleeping with the "Slut" anyway and sealing his doom in the horror movie rules. There has been many good protrayls of the "Jock" in horror movies, and here are the best ones:

Curt Vaughn, Cabin in th...

October 2, 2019

Despite characters being in different scenarios, locations and being hunted by different killers, the classic horror trope will generally follow a particular route, showcasing the hunting and the deaths of the five main characters.

These characters are generalised to fit stereotypes and include "The Slut", "The Jock", "The Brain", "The Fool" and "The Final Girl". We've looked at the best Final Girls out there, but what about The Sluts? They are iconic in horror flicks, regularly being the ones who are topless, running away from the killer with their boobs bouncing away. She's the character who usually dies first, most of...

December 19, 2018

Horror has many faces and they have changed throughout the years. From black and white pyschological terrors to crazed killers on the loose to hauntings in suburban homes, there are arguably more famous faces that have become synonomous with the horror genre.

I have spent several articles delving into the different worlds of horror throughout the decades, focusing on the golden age of cinema, the 80's surge of slasher flicks, and the current faces that are haunting our nightmares. The Ultimate Face of Horror Death Match has been concluded down to three famous faces, taking into account recognisability, death count, movi...

December 10, 2018

The late 70's, 80's and 90's completely reinvigerated the horror genre with a big change in the game. Unlike the supernatural creatures with the heart of gold that dominated the silver screen of the 1930's to the 1950's, these new faces of horror were bloody, brutal, and undescriminate. It was the birth of the slasher.

When you think of slasher horror movies there are a few central characters who come into mind, and I think it's about time we pitt them against each other in a big Freddy vs Jason, Alien vs Prediator sort of way. Welcome to the second Ultimate Face of Horror Death Match.

*Please note, many of these horror m...

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