Netflix’s ‘Mindhunter’: Thoughts thus far

Although many have probably binge-watched the whole series already, for those taking their time, much like us, 3 episodes in and we are already intrigued by what has been a fascinating take on true crime icon’s and similarly, some of the most dangerous men to have roamed the earth. The show with it’s lack of comic relief, bright (overplayed) cameos and very raw and harsh plot’s indicate that this show wants to be as brutally honest as possible. Many of us horror fans are true crime fans as well, as there are so many parallels between the fictional and the real villains that scare us.

So far so good is what we have to say about Mindhunter, and if we are this enthralled 3 episodes in then we can only imagine how good it will be. Yet the one question on our mind is, which is better? This new hit, or True detective S1??

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Beloved Marvel icon Stan Lee’s film ‘The Sandman’ coming to Syfy

Syfy is renowned for it’s affiliation with horror movies and horror TV. Although not all the big names stop by this fan favorite channel,one iconic figure is releasing his up-coming thriller, The Sandman, straight to it.

That’s right, The mind of Marvel, Stan Lee who has been working hard on creating this thriller has announced the straight to TV flick will be released on Syfy this month. The film does not have any affiliation with the character of the same name from the comics despite what many would have thought. People have said there is a strangely familiar Stranger Things vibe to the freaky movie.

You can sneak a look here before it’s beginning on October 14th.

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The top 10 teen horror films of the 20th century

Teen horror or rather any horror that is situated around the teenage lifestyle gives way to many pop culture references and is usually filled with colour and laughter in-between the splatter and screams. It has always had a strong following and more so then any other genre by their namesake target audience. Here is the top 10 horror movies,teen horror or not that features teenage culture heavily, prior to the crazy abundance of rubbish teen horror in the 21st century.

10. The Craft (1996)

 

9. Urban Legend (1998)

 

8.  I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)

 

7.  The Lost Boys (1987)

 

6. Prom Night (1980)

 

5. A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)

 

4. Friday the 13th II (1981)

 

3. Halloween (1978)

 

2. Carrie (1976)

 

1. Scream (1996)

‘Gallows 2’ secret unveiling

The 2015 hand-held paranormal indie, The Gallows had mixed reviews, but it did have plenty of scares, an an encore would never go a stray.

Many movies have flown under the radar due to different names, surprise releases at Comi-Con’s but now, with secret audience testing, The Gallows 2 has unveiled itself.

So far there is a lot of unknown information and very little understanding of the premise, but what we do know is that Travis Cluff and Chris Lofing who were the creators of the original are returning for the second act.

Top 25 scariest films of all time

It’s hard to compare past films to those of the present. What may have been scary in 1970, is most likely not going to have the same affect on millennials who have been flooded with CGI ghosts and a load of overpowered and obscene jump scares. It’s a shame, but the current horror genre has made viewing of any film prior to the 21st century quite slow and ‘not scary’ for many fans. It’s not fair, yet, i am all in favour of being comparative regardless of the era, if it favours any era of horror then so be it. That may mean this list will not appeal to all horror fans, especially those whose first films where those in the 60-80’s.

This list will be ranked on not purely heart racing climax horror films, but those who were terrifying, chilling and purely horrific from the beginning until they left my nightmares. I’m quite a sook in reality, but when it comes to watching horror films, rarely do they am i taken back, yet these 25 films did in one way or another. These are the 25 scariest movies in my opinion.

** I am only including films i have seen start to finish (exlcuding trailers, kill scenes on other lists/youtube, or any parts i have seen etc.)

25. Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

 

24. Orphan (2009)

 

23. Evil Dead (2013)

 

22. Don’t Breathe (2016)

 

21. Grave Encounters (2011)

 

20. The Den (2013)

 

19. V/H/S (2012)

 

18. Insidious (2010)

 

17. Afflicted (2013)

 

16. The Orphanage (2007)

 

15. It Follows (2014)

 

14. Session 9 (2001)

 

13. The Blair Witch Project (1999)

 

12. Paranormal Activity (2007)

 

11. The Descent (2005)

 

10. Exorcism Of Emily Rose (2005)

 

9. REC (2007)

 

8. As Above So Below (2014)

 

7. The Witch (2016)

 

6. The Strangers (2008)

 

5. The Conjuring (2013)

 

4. The Last Exorcism (2010)

 

3. Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)

 

2. The Ring (2002)

 

1. Sinister (2012)

Top 10 creepiest horror movies

Now, these aren’t necessary films that are straight up scary and terrifying, yes majority are, but some of the greatest horror films were discovered due to how bizarre, nonsensical and downright chilling they could be. The list below are some of the freakiest films that made your blood boil as it froze you stiff in a contradictory sheer horror. None of these films should be taken lightly.

10. House Of The Devil (2009)

 

9. Kill List (2012)

 

8. Lords Of Salem (2013)

 

7. House of 1000 Corpses (2003)

 

6. The Omen (1976)

 

5. The Strangers (2008)

 

4. Sinister (2012)

 

3. As Above So Below (2014)

 

2. Maniac (2012)

 

1. The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007)

Psycho-Thriller has hit Shudder TV

Not as popular as Stan or it’s rival Netflix, but Shudder TV holds itself in it’s own right. If you are a fan well then bully for you, because a German TV Prize nominee, six part TV series known as The Valley has come your way. Acclaimed as groundbreaking and purely terrifying, this psychological thriller show from Germany is available now for you’re viewing pleasure.

The main actors/actresses are Friedrich Mücke (Friendship!, In the evening every day), who was nominated for Best Actor, Antje Traue (The Berlin AffairRossini), who was nominated for Best Actress, and Jenny Schily (Man of Steel, Pandorum). Till Franzen and Jan Martin Scharf halved the directing role respectively over the first season.

Go binge.

 

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