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    The Things That Make Gamers Scream

    Horror in video games is not the same as horror in books or movies. There’s a certain artistic realism to horror in games that makes players more immersed in the nightmare the developer creates. In movies or books, the audience is just that, a spectator looking from the outside in. Video games add a whole […] More

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    10 Commonly Overlooked Horror Films Worth Seeing

    When I was a kid, I used to love a scary movie. I remember catching the original The Haunting (1963) one night on Channel 9’s Million Dollar Movie when I was home alone. Before it was over, I had every light in the house on. When my mother got home she was screaming she’d been […] More

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    ‘Halloween Returns’ in the works from ‘Saw’ writers

    Michael Myers is back from the dead yet again, with another Halloween sequel/reboot in the horror franchise reportedly planned from Dimension and The Weinstein Company. Moviehole first broke the news over the weekend that Halloween Returns was being written by Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan (Saw franchise, The Collector, Feast) with Bloody Disgusting later adding […] More

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    Childhood Film Fascinations That Became All-Time Favorites

    In celebration of Sound on Sight’s 7th anniversary, writers were asked to come up with articles that present their childhood favorites in the realm of films, TV shows, books or games. I chose films and anyone who has any familiarity with my writing knows I am virtually incapable of writing an article about a single […] More

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    Monster Mashup: Superman vs. Dracula

    Unlike Marvel, with its successful Tomb of Dracula series, DC never integrated a specific iteration of Dracula into their superhero universe. However, once the loosening of the Comics Code allowed for them, vampires of all different sorts certainly found their way into the pages of DC’s comics, but there was never a definitive Dracula that existed alongside Superman, Batman, and the rest. As such, the DC heroes have encountered a handful of different Dracula-esque characters through the years. Once such example can be found in 2002’s Superman #180. More

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    Monster Mashup: X-Men #40

    Because the characters exist in the public domain, there have been countless comic book iterations of classic horror icons Dracula and Frankenstein, including “official” versions of both characters which exist within the respective Marvel and DC Universes, versions which interact with each company’s superheroes. But through the years, those heroes have also encountered and battled one-off iterations of the horror monsters, independent of the “main” characterization. More

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    40 Great Horror Films for the Halloween Season Part 1

    Every year, starting on November 1st, I count down the days until October with the prospect of watching non-stop horror movies (inevitably alone, or with my dog). As I patiently await for the next October to arrive, I imagine the films dancing like poisonous sugar plums in the catacombs of my head. I love October, and […] More

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    From Masked Madmen to Benevolent Alien Clones: The Impressive Range of Cult Film Director John Carpenter

    John Carpenter has produced an impressive body of work as a composer, director, producer, editor, and occasionally as a scriptwriter. He was a lifelong fan of science fiction novels, horror comic books, and classic westerns, he has managed to integrate thematic elements of all of these things into his work. Even though he’s experienced financial […] More

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