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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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)

New ‘Insidious’ film, new trailer, new director

Insidious: The Last Key is the newest film in said franchise, and just hours ago the trailer was released. Packed with what seems lie modern day scare tactics yet what seems to be a new take o the series.

Original director and contemporary star James Wan and his franchise has pretty much run it’s course with similar graphics and similar viewing experiences. The trailer for the newest film, directed by Adam Robitel (Taking of Deborah Logan) and written by mainstay director and producer Leigh Whannell, seems to step away from the cartoonish and ghostly demons that relate to Wan’s work and delve into something more sinister. The creatures seen throughout seem more brutal, and from the brief look we have at the cinematography, it indicates that the film may not follow the same tropes of it’s predecessors.

As i don’t concede to this franchise like many pretend horror fans, i’m hoping i’m right, and that this new film is flat out scary.

Brace yourself for the trailer.

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Friday Night Fright – September 1

It is horrible (pardon the pun) to once again have to dedicate a Friday Night Fright based on a horror pillar passing. If you have not heard by now, the powerful mind behind the Texas Chainsaw franchise, and pop culture classic, Poltergeist, Tobe Hooper has passed away. Hooper now joins Romero, Craven, Lewis and Lee who since 2015 have all passed away. Therefore this week, it will be purely tributes to those recently lost.

Horror Buffs: The Wicker Man (1973) – Not scary,  but slightly unnerving from start to finish. With each turn you continue to question what the outcome will be and this psychological cult thriller deserve to be placed alongside other horror classic pre slasher craze.

Beginners: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)  – A true indie film that through it’s originality and amazing plot and characters broke through and proved it’s not all about appearances and money that makes a great film. This franchise which rivals A Nightmare On Elm Street needs to be watched if you wan to be a true horror fan.

Casual Fans:  Scream 4 (2011) – Although it is the 4th film in the slasher franchise, it did take place 11 years after the 3rd and with that comes a fresh take on the series and it also acts a refresher. With it all referencing heavily to the origins, but with an upgrade in acting and makeup, this breezy and action infested addition was surprisingly good and a good option for light viewing.

All the ‘American Horror Story’ seasons ranked

The newest and potentially freakiest/bizzare American Horror Story season, Cult, is premiering in just a matter of days (September 5), so we thought here at All Things Horror we would rank each season from worst to best in ATH style. Peek below to see how we rated each AHS season.

6. Roanoke

 

5. Freak Show

 

4. Coven

 

3. Hotel

 

2. Murder House

 

1. Asylum

Full trailer for ‘American Horror Story’ indicating a turn of genre?

The boys behind AHS have been taunting and tantalising our minds with intriguing snipets and teaser videos for the upcoming season, Cult.

Under 24 hours ago the full trailer for the season was released, and much like the preceding clips, it seems like all the reports are true, this may be the most sadistic and freakish season yet. Maybe trippier than Murder House and more terrifying than Asylum? What caught my eye the most was the sense of aphoristic terror which hung on every scene showed. Not only does this season seem to have a dark story the trailer echoed motifs of the horror genre. Although the show isn’t technically a horror, it has always been dark and gruesome, but this season looks like it may be changing pace, and moving from dark drama to something much more terrifying.

See for yourself here.

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Click here for Clip of much awaited Netflix original ‘Death Note’

On the 25th of this month, globally Netflix will be releasing horror movie Death Note. The movie’s plot surrounds a teenage boy finding a super powered book that is fatal, for those he pictures that is. Recently to promote the film, a movie clip was released to get us ready.

It has been directed by Adam Wingard, written by Charley Parlapanides & Vlas Parlapanides, and stars Lakeith StanfieldWillem Dafoe and Margaret Qualley.

Watch the newly released clip here.