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Superhero movies aren’t all about some guy prancing around in a spandex leotard he’s knocked up on his aunt’s sewing-machine. There are a small number of much darker heroes, some of whom have escaped the bowels of hell itself. Here, Shock Till You Drop takes a look at some of the more horrifying heroes to grace our screens and pages.
You had one job, Mister Scary-filmmaker-man, one job, and instead of giving the audience what they wanted – soiled pants, racing heart, a sense of general unease – you pranced around with your fancy film capturing device and came up with something suitable for even the most sensitive of kids. Shame on you. Here, What Culture looks at ten horror films that are about as scary as the average episode of Watch with Mother.
While not much of a transition, it’s a known fact that stars of the much-loved (me neither) Chester-based soap-opera, Hollyoaks, tend to head off to horror once their contract expires. This article from Den of Geek looks at those actors and actresses that have left the routine obscurity of tellyland and joined the not-so-regular obscurity of sub-par horror movies.
After cutting toenails, eating caviar off one another’s strangely deformed bodies, and removing make-up, reading remains one of humanity’s favourite bedtime activities. But which horror classics are still good enough to keep you up at night? This article from Policymic investigates.
Everybody knows that horror fans are closet musical lovers. Who hasn’t been watching Jason hack up victims and thought, “It would be great if he burst into song about now”? Well, you can have the best of both worlds. Horror musicals are out there in abundance, as this article from Icons of Fright proves.
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