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All the popular monsters you'll see out trick-or-treating, from Frankenstein to Dracula, were born out of fear and anxiety about change and technology.
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The Oujia board's origins were anything but evil. It emerged, in part, out of a longing to communicate with loved ones who had died during the Civil War.
Under the Shadow
Scary moments with a wider social message.
A recent survey suggests that a third of UK parents avoid reading their children scary stories. Is this a worrying trend?
The poster for Stranger Things, which stars Winona Ryder, Matthew Modine and some brilliantly charismatic newcomers.
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The Netflix series Stranger Things is a throwback to the glory days of cinematic horror. And as VHS disappears from our shelves, this show's 80s-infused nostalgia is doubly poignant.
From Horace Walpole to Steven King, Shakespeare has inspired centuries of supernatural Gothic terror.
Macbeth And Banquo, Théodore Chassériau, 1855. Via Wikimedia Commons
Hamlet begins with a 'night of the living dead'; Banquo turns into a ghost . The Bard had a supernatural streak and it was crucial to the genesis of Gothic literature.
A still from the music video for Lazarus.
The dark, disturbing imagery of Bowie's final album recalls how the artist inspired the goth movement of the 1970s and 1980s.
Two new monster movies are to be released this week in the lead-up to Christmas, and each sports a very different kind of beast.
Horror director Wes Craven was perhaps best known for his Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream series.
His tombstone may say Craven, but the director carved a bold and memorable niche in the horror genre.
US movie director and writer Wes Craven, who died on August 30, 2015, at the age of 76.
I suggest we take a couple of hours tonight to watch (or re-watch) The People Under the Stairs. And then we can relegate Craven, and the film, to the dustbin of history, sticking them under the stairs where they belong.
As new zombie TV spin-off Fear the Walking Dead premieres, why have these creatures ruled the horror roost for so long?
‘I hate to say this but he, uh, it’s behind you.’
What gives horror-themed computer games their kick, and why do so many of us like it?
Spoiler: big fish eats a few people then gets killed.
40 years ago, Steven Spielberg's shark attack classic wowed cinemagoers and ushered in the modern blockbuster. It also helped create a climate from which horror has yet to recover.
Lee was one of the greatest character actors to have ever appeared on screen.
Christopher Lee, who died on June 7, was one of the greatest character actors to have ever appeared on screen, even after fleeing Castle Dracula for the hills of Hollywood.
Love at first bite.
He was the best of the Draculas, an Anglo-European vampire who could be tragic and sensuous at the same time.
Kafka’s creepy descendent.
Watch The Shining after reading this and you may find that the Czech author haunts The Overlook Hotel just as much, if not more, than any of its regular spectral figures.