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New on Shudder – June 2017

In HORROR FILMS by Steve

AMC’s horror streaming service Shudder has announced its release slate for this month and they’re bringing a little bit of everything to the table! You can see all titles below. For more info visit the official Shudder website, “like” Shudder on Facebook, and follow Shudder on Twitter and Shudder on Instagram. Show Pieces – Exclusively on Shudder UK from …

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See a Sneak Peek of Mr. Mercedes

In HORROR FILMS by Steve

The first teaser for “Mr. Mercedes,” a 10-episode adaptation of Stephen King’s popular novel, which airs on the AT&T Audience Network beginning in August, has arrived courtesy of USA Today along with a few comments from exec producer David E. Kelley and some new photos. Brendan Gleeson stars in “Mr. Mercedes” as Bill Hodges, a detective way past his prime …

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‘The Conjuring 3’ Will Be a Very Different Film

In HORROR FILMS by Steve

What will the Warrens get into next? We’ve reached a point where The Conjuring Universe is officially a full-blown thing, with spinoffs Annabelle: Creation headed our way this summer and The Nun coming next year. It hasn’t yet been officially announced but it would seem that The Conjuring 3 is also in our near future, especially considering how well …

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“The Ghost of Sally York” in This 1932 Photo?

In HAUNTED EVENTS, WICKED STORIES by Steve

Among the countless chilling stories surrounding mysterious vintage photographs, by far the most heavily shared images come from the notorious “ANOMALY” series, several of which I’ve examined in previous installments of this column — including the nightmarish story of “Charlie Noonan’s Last Interview,” the horrific fate of a farmer’s three children, and a possible link between this image and …

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WICKED STORIES The Infamous “Suicide Photographer”

In WICKED STORIES by Steve

The subject of today’s column may not be suitable for all readers, so please exercise caution before proceeding. Today’s story involves a very disturbing first-hand account written by an anonymous photographer with a morbid fascination: his preferred technique is to capture images of his subjects at the moment they take their own lives. “People hate my work,” the photographer admits… …

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Dark Mystery Lurks on New York’s Buckout Road?

In HAUNTED EVENTS by Steve

The County of Westchester, New York is a relatively little known one — despite the fact that some of its towns and cities boast some notable persons. For example, both rapper DMX and notorious serial killer David Berkowitz (a.k.a. “The Son of Sam”) called the city of Yonkers home, and this writer’s hometown of Mamaroneck gave the world of …

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‘God Particle’ Plot Details Suggest Direct ’10 Cloverfield Lane’ Connection

In HORROR FILMS by Steve

Just how connected is this whole Cloverfield Universe? Set for release in October, director Julius Onah’s God Particle has been confirmed to be the third film in the expanded Cloverfield Universe that began with the 2008 found footage monster movie and continued with last year’s 10 Cloverfield Lane. Like the latter movie, God Particle (a tentative title, at the moment) …

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CREEPSHOW 2 Turns Thirty Years Old!

In HORROR FILMS by Steve

Three decades ago this month, CREEPSHOW 2 opened on just 867 screens. Despite this measured rollout, the film immediately drew genre fanatics to local cinemas: CREEPSHOW 2 surprised at the box office, debuting at number two behind Universal’s Michael J. Fox vehicle THE SECRET OF MY SUCCESS, which opened on 466 additional screens — 1,333 to be precise. It may …