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Veronika Franz & Severin Fiala: Best Horror Directors of the Decade?

I’ll come out and say it: Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala just might be the best horror directors of the decade (so far).

Sator Review: The Scariest Enigma I’ve Ever Seen

The best fictional stories are birthed from reality. Director Jordan Graham uses a real familial connection to evoke terror in his Sundance winning film Sator.

Best Netflix Original Horror Films

Here’s my countdown of the top five must-watch Netflix Original horror movies, available for streaming… screaming?… today.

The Fourth Wall: Four Horror Films That Break It

The following four horror films break the fourth wall brilliantly, and will absolutely stick with you after watching.

5 Gems to Get You Into A24 Horror

If you haven’t heard of A24, an indie distributor that’s been building up horror cred for years, you need to stop what you’re doing and go research them immediately. They have grown their catalogue to include some of modern horror’s most innovative and thought provoking titles.

What is the SCARIEST Horror Movie of All Time?

The Games and Guts staff formulated this list of 15 movies that they deemed worthy of the “scariest of all time” title. Vote for your pick!

Top 3 Most Memorable Goosebumps Books

After a nostalgic trip down Goosebumps Lane, these are my picks for the top three ultimate novels in the original series.

Edgar Allan Poe

Most know his face and his more famous works, but even some true horror fans don’t know much about Poe

International Horror: The German Influence

German horror has a very specific brand that has been influential on the entire genre.

International Horror: 3 French Masterpieces Not to Underestimate

French horror is weird. But amazing. And always a trip. These three films are the epitome of what French horror is capable of:

South Korean Gems to Love: International Horror

With it’s dark, dramatic themes and tones taken straight out of the grittiest thrillers, South Korea has got it going on in terms of horror movies.

Top Five Sexy Horror Villains

Is it a bit messed up to look at these killers as sexy? Maybe, but who can blame us?

Dance in Horror

It’s true: most horror movies I’ve seen that incorporate dance as an integral aspect of the plot stuck with me.

Movies to Watch on Halloween When COVID-19 Prevents You From Partying

Halloween is fast approaching, but due to the pandemic these halloween movies will become your new form of spooky celebration. Different moods for different folks, so this top ten list encompasses all tastes.

Politics in Horror

In a genre that’s often still seen as mindless terror, it’s surprising how many political messages you can find.

Disturbing Cults in Horror

Cults in horror can either go really well or really bad.

Candyman is Relevant as Ever… We Need the Sequel

Released in 1992, Candyman still holds up today. It’s as relevant as ever, and its planned sequel is more than necessary.

#Alive is Pretty Damn #Good

What do you get when you throw a total #gamer into a total #zombie apocalypse? You get Cho-Ilhyung’s #Alive.

Horror Movies So Scary They Got Banned

Most of us watch horror movies for one reason: to get scared. But how far is too far? These are some of my favorite horror movies that, for a variety of reasons, were deemed too disturbing and ultimately got banned:

The Rocky Horror Pandemic Show

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is the representative film of cult culture. Why is this strange, raunchy musical from the 70s revered and beloved today? Can it be relevant in a pandemic stricken world?

Found Footage in Horror: When It Works and When It Doesn’t

Found footage refers to the subgenre of discovering “lost” video of an event. Stick around for these underrated found footage thrillers:

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