After quite some time and a decent amount of hype, Rob Zombie has released the latest installment in his White Zombie meets vintage snuff film series, 31

 

Female sexuality and motherhood have long been themes within folklore across cultures. They have also frequently been the topic of horror films. From classics like Rosemary’s Baby to more recent (and less successful) flicks like Devil’s Due, horror movies tease out some of our most primal fears about a woman’s power to create new life and her relative vulnerability during that time.

A scene from The Blair Witch Project

At this point, it’s almost a disservice to dub a movie as the scariest of something. Should subsequent viewers emerge from their own experience with fingernails un-chewed and shirts not soaked through, they can’t help but see it as a disappointment. Still, in the case of The Blair Witch Project, it’s impossible not to hurl such superlatives at it. It’s earned its place as the scariest horror movie of the 90s and one of the scariest of all time, raised expectations be darned.   

There are few things in life more hellish than a high school reunion (or so I’ve been told, as one of the resident babies at Bloody Good Horror, my ten year reunion has yet to pass). The high school reunion has become a trope in media as well as in our lives, so prolific that you can probably list five titles off the top of your head that culminate at the reunion.

As I mentioned in my previous list of the 10 Best Horror Synth Scores, nostalgia is all the rage.

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It’s 6:16 AM. A man wakes up next to his wife moments before his bedroom is invaded by assassins, is beaten and kidnapped, and his brief attempt at escape is foiled when he’s stabbed in the stomach and dies. It’s 6:16 AM. The man wakes up again. He changes course, trying to gas his assailants with cyanide, but a disturbing revelation about his wife leads to a gunfight in which he is killed a second time. It’s 6:16 AM...

This month Jayson and I take a trip to the 'Tree House of the Mind' to investigate which Horns is better; the original from Joe Hill or the 2013 film adaptation by Alexandre Aja. 

 

Talia in Blair Witch

Your feelings on Blair Witch, director Adam Wingard’s sequel to 1999’s The Blair Witch Project, will likely be influenced by two forces: hype and nostalgia. Three if you count your susceptibility to motion sickness. When its connection to the late 90s cultural landmark was unveiled at this year’s ComicCon, the hype was high – particularly among fans of Wingard’s other work, e.g., You’re Next and The Guest. Hype cuts both ways and going into Blair Witch expecting a genre-changing horror masterpiece is a good way to walk out disappointed.

This review will include spoilers.

Often, movies that claim to be based on a true story or on actual events bare so little resemblance to the reality that it is laughable. The real story can't always be as neat or as horrifying as the movies. Devil's Pass is the rare case where the truth is stranger, and scarier, than the fiction.

Bleary-eyed and soaked in chlorine, cheap pizza, joy, fulfillment, and margaritas, some of the BGH team comes to you with a list of 13 Hot Takes from this year’s Horror Hound Weekend Indianapolis (HHW).