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Review by jlhfan624 posted 28 days ago
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Jigsaw is an American horror film directed by Michael and Peter Spierig and starring Tobin Bell, Laura Vandervoort, Matt Passmore, Callum Keith Rennie, Clé Bennett, and Hannah Emily Anderson. It is the eighth installment in the Saw franchise, picking up over a decade after the death of the eponymous Jigsaw killer during the police investigation of a new succession of murders that fit his modus operandi.

This review will contain NO spoilers for Jigsaw but might for Saw 1-7.

For those unaware the Saw series is about John Kramer, also called the "Jigsaw Killer" or simply "Jigsaw". Rather than killing his victims outright, Jigsaw traps them in situations that he calls "tests" or "games" to test their will to live through physical or psychological torture.

The Saw series is my absolute favorite franchise of all-time tied with Friday the 13th. I love both for entirely different reasons so I feel honest in saying that both are my all-time favorites. BUT that's for another article. This is all about Saw, and I am obsessed with this series. I have seen every movie in the theater and waaaay back in the day was Livejournal...
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List by jlhfan624 posted 1 month ago
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Please keep in mind that this is merely my opinion, and this will be almost strictly horror. You could say "What's Halloween without Hocus Pocus and Halloweentown?" and that's fine but also cliched and not horror. This is not a list of my favorite horror movies by any means either, just a list of great ones I think are fun to watch at Halloween time and give me that sense of Horrorween (my new favorite word btw). I have also included some horror television in here as well just for the short attention span people (aka me).

In no particular order...

Stan Helsing

"It's Halloween night, and slacker video clerk Stan Helsing along with his insanely sexy ex-girlfriend, best buddy and an exotic dancer/'massage therapist' - detours into a town cursed by the biggest monsters in movie history: Freddy, Jason, Pinhead, Leatherface, Chucky, & Michael Myers."

Dark House
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Review by jlhfan624 posted 2 months ago
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It is a 2017 American supernatural horror film based on Stephen King's 1986 novel of the same name and directed by Andy Muschietti starring Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer and Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise the Dancing Clown. It opened September 8, 2017.

This review will contain NO spoilers.

It's important to note that while this could be seen as a remake of the 1990 Miniseries, it's actually a re-adaptation of Stephen King's original book IT. So while I may reference the miniseries now an again, during this article I will not be comparing the two. Just seeing this iteration as its own movie.

For those that do not know, as I stated above this is an adaptation of Stephen King's novel by the same name. The film tells the story of seven children in Derry, Maine, who are terrorized by the eponymous being, only to face their own personal demons in the process.

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Review by jlhfan624 posted 4 months ago
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Wish Upon is a 2017 American supernatural horror film directed by John R. Leonetti, and starring Joey King, Ki Hong Lee, and Ryan Phillipe. It was released on July 14, 2017.

As a major massive horror fan, I think it's very important that we support the genre. To some people that's exclusive to one sub-genre but to others like me, that means everything. Now, that doesn't mean if you're not interested in something go see it anyway just because ~horror~. But I don't buy into the PG-13 horror is always bad belief that many seem to have. Not every horror movie is made for adults. Not every horror movie is made to be uncensored. And not every horror movie is made to scare you. As a genre fan, I never have nor will I ever watch horror to be scared. Some people do, which is why movies like these (and overall PG-13 horrors) get poor reviews because non-genre fans are going to see them and not being scared and being upset by it. So far this movie has gotten poor reviews by critics, but genre fans seem to like it. Some even a lot. So TL;DR: don't dismiss this movie (or future PG-13 horrors) just because of the rating. Unless of course, you're not actually a genre fan.
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Review by jlhfan624 posted 5 months ago
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47 Meters Down is a 2017 British survival horror film directed by Johannes Roberts, and starring Mandy Moore and Claire Holt. It was released on June 16, 2017.

I just got back from seeing this and WOW! All I have to say is wow. Let's just dive (pun intended) right in to my review. This will contain no spoilers.

The film starts out with sisters Lisa (Mandy Moore) and Kate (Claire Holt) on vacation in Mexico. Within 5 minutes, we know that Lisa's deadbeat of a boyfriend Stuart dumped her because she wasn't fun enough for him and he was bored with their relationship. Lisa is still pining for him even after he continues being a douche to her:

Lisa: Mexico is great, wish you were here xo
Stuart: I'm glad you're having fun. I cleared my stuff out.



Jeez. As I said - douche. Even after all this, Lisa still wants to impress him by how fun she is. Kate takes her out for a fun night on the town where they meet 2 locals who talk about going cage diving to swim with the sharks. Kate, an experienced diver is eager to go and the "not fun" Lisa is very hesitant. Ultimately, she gives in...
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Review by victoriaprother posted 6 months ago
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The Spiral Staircase (1946) Directed by Robert Siodmak, is a psychological film noir starring Dorothy McGuire as the primary character, Helen.
It was adapted from a screenplay by Mel Dinelli and based on the Ethel Lina White novel 'Some Must Watch'. White also penned the original story that was used for Hitchcock’s film, The Lady Vanishes.
The movie is set primarily in a large Victorian house, Helen is a mute servant girl for the elderly bed-ridden Mrs. Warren (Ethel Barrymore). Also living in the mansion are the matriarch’s son Steve (Gordon Olivier), her stepson, Professor Albert Warren (George Brent), his assistant Blanche (Rhonda Fleming),  an abusive old nurse (Sarah Allgood) , Mrs. Oates the alcohol loving housekeeper (Elsa Lanchester) and her groundskeeper husband, Mr Oates (Rhys Williams) Also on the premises, the new Doctor in town, Dr Parry (Kent Smith). Events begin following the third murder of a disabled woman, Mrs Warren fears for Helens safety and urges her to leave town, before she is able to do so, one dark and stormy night, another murder takes place, this time within the house itself...
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Opinion by SherlockStark posted 7 months ago
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I have a confession to make: I love horror; movies, books, television shows, it doesn’t matter. I can’t make it through the week without my fix of horror escapism. As a very introspective person, I have often wondered why this is the case; why am I drawn to this specific genre? After a productive pondering session, I think I have come up with four compelling reasons horror is such a well-loved genre (at least to me).

1.    It’s edgy.
Do you remember being an emo teenager? Wearing skull and crossbone jewelry with punk rock band T-shirts and writing angsty lyrics in a journal? If you’re nodding you probably loved those things because they made you feel like a badass. They gave you a false sense of security; as if because you embraced the danger and angst you couldn’t be hurt by them.

2.    It helps with anxiety.
Or at least it does with mine. There’s an old Persian proverb:
[i]“I never complained of the vicissitudes of fortune, nor suffered my face to be overcast at the revolution of the heavens, except once, when my feet were bare, and I had not the means of obtaining...
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Review by victoriaprother posted 7 months ago
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Lost Heart (1973) based on a tale by the marvellous ghost story teller MR James, is one of the Ghost Stories adapted by the BBC for the Yuletide series, adapted by Robert Chapman. Filmed on location in Lincolnshire during November, the autumnal scenery and gothic Manor House provide a beautifully effective setting for such a spooky ambient tale.
The story tells of Stephen Elliott, (Simon Gipps) a young orphan boy sent to stay with his much older cousin, Mr Abney (Joseph O'Conor) who's portrayal is reminiscent of Dr Caligari in his jerking movements and animated expressions. The eccentric Mr Abney is an alchemist seeking immortality while young Stephen is plagued by ominous visions of a young gypsy girl and an Italian boy, with their hearts missing...
Use of lighting and creepy, distinctive hurdy-gurdy music raises tension dramatically to truly spine chilling effect, it accompanies the appearances of the children, who are akin to Nosferatu with their sharp long nails and menacing grins.
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Review by victoriaprother posted 7 months ago
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Freaks is a 1932 pre-code horror film directed by Tod Browning, a former circus contortionist. It stared real life sideshow freak performers and the original version was considered too shocking for audiences, it would be decades before it gained notoriety as a cult classic.
The plot follows the scheming mission of a beautiful trapeze artist named Cleopatra, who, on learning of the inheritance of the sideshows midget, decides to marry him and ultimately run off with her lover Hercules, the sideshows strong man.
On a stormy night, all the freaks join forces and transform Cleopatra in the Feathered Hen. Although not shown in the DVD, which has the commercial alternative version, in the original story Hercules is castrated and becomes a soprano singer.
The true freaks in this movie are the 'normals' who mock and abuse the previously accepting, welcoming freaks.
This movie has some highly memorable, grotesque imagery and has had an immeasurable influence on the horror genre, in 1994, it was selected for the National Film Registry's archive of cinematic treasures.
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Review by victoriaprother posted 8 months ago
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Carnival of Souls is a low budget horror movie released initially in 1962 and directed by Herk Harvey. (Who also stars)
Mary Henry (Candace Hilligoss) is the sole survivor of a fatal car accident following a drag race.
After the crash, Mary leaves town and takes a job as a church organist, but her new start is plagued by visions of a ghoulish man (Herk Harvey). As her creepy visions intensify, Mary finds herself drawn to an oddly alluring, deserted carnival. The surreal setting and imagery that ensues within the carnival is nightmarish and memorable, reminiscent of many great horror movies.
Overall, Carnival of Souls is a stylish, eerie, effective and chilling horror film that has earned a devoted cult following.

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Opinion by slcaldecott posted over a year ago
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Slasher Survey conducted by Eye Candy Lenses
As an avid fan of horror films, Halloween is definitely one of the highlights of my entire year. However, I can’t hide my disappointment at the fact that – despite Hollywood’s efforts – there has never been a modern slasher remake, sequel, or prequel that has ever matched up to the original film… and it seems I’m not the only one!

A survey carried out by Eye Candy Lenses revealed that the majority of avid horror films fans would be delighted to see some of the most iconic original slasher films brought back to life. However, whilst it came as no surprise that horror fans have been longing for a slasher sequel involving the likes of Freddy, Jason, and Leatherface… the most popular came as a shock…

Whilst Freddy and his nightmares coming an extremely close second, the top spot was stolen by psychological nutjob, Hannibal Lector. Silence of the Lambs has long been hailed as not only one of the most celebrated and iconic horror films, but also one of the best films of all time! Would a remake, or even a sequel, ever live up to the insane genius created by Anthony Hopkins?
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Opinion by Makeupdiva posted over a year ago
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Hello everyone, I thought I'd do a list of my favorite horror movies. There may be some that should be there like The Conjuring 2 or The Woman in Black but there won't be because I have not seen them yet. There are about 20 movies listed here that are my favorites and it's in no particular order. I should also mention when I put 14A or 18A, that is the Canadian movie ratings, as I am from Canada that is what I use. I hope that cleared up a bit.

20. Ginger Snaps 2000 18A Starring Emily Perkins, Katharine Isabelle, Kris Lemche


This is such a great movie. I haven't seen it in a long time. I should though. If you like watching movies about werewolves or if you are a fan of the show Teen Wolf, you should definitely see this. You won't be disappointed. Just remember that it is very violent and has a lot of blood but what else can you expect from a gothic horror movie.

19. The Conjuring 2013 14A Starring Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ron Livingston
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Opinion by SentinelPrime89 posted over a year ago
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There's a strong reason why I'm ready for this movie and I hope to hell that it's good. In fact, there's more than one reason. Among them is Blake Lively who looks extremely attractive and is not a bad actress herself, plus the strong realistic tone this movie seems promising to give. I know, yes... it's ANOTHER shark movie and has SyFy shoved that genre into the ground enough? BUT... this isn't SyFy, this isn't Asylum. This is a real theatrical film, just one week from official release (originally June 29th, now June 24th) and it looks downright terrifying. I'm scared for Blake. I'm scared for the predicament she's facing, especially after having already been attacked by the monstrous predator lurking beneath the water around her.

But the ONE thing I'm excited about and I'm sure a lot agree is that this is no sequel, prequel, midquel, reboot, remake or a remake of a remake. It is a thriller about a young woman and a great white shark. Man VS Beast, or in this case "Woman VS Beast". I say BRING IT ON. The people behind the movie seem confident that it'll be a bloody success, at the most financially because the advertising lately has been crazy good with trailers and...
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Opinion by Wrything posted over a year ago
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Everyone is familiar with the usual branches of horror: Jump Scares, Torture Porn, Psychotic Slasher, Unspeakable Evil, Domineering Villainy etc. Yet in today's current media stream we are slowly seeing the demise of one of the greatest mediums of the horror genre. Psychological. Now, I know some of you know what this genre is but to those who do not it is based on the emotional and psychological aspect of the main character/characters by either exploiting or twisting them in ways that drive them to a fine breaking point. From films such as "Jacobs Ladder" to even video games such as "System Shock"; psychological horror once had been the crown jewel of the horror genre.
Now where are we today? Every passing day and year we are constantly being fed the same old material such as found footage films like "Paranormal Activity" and watered-down remakes such as "Friday the 13th". What exactly caused this genre to die? Even "Silent Hills" cancellation is adequate proof that even the most renown studios have abandoned this amazing concept of the horror genre. I have no known or exact answer to why it has been in recession for so long so I would like to ask everyone this one question:...
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News by HollyWoodBigFan posted over a year ago
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Marzy Hart
Got a hankering for a little bloody humor? Then, you’ll probably want to check out the original web series, “SLICE.”

Created and directed by Daniel Ferry, this horror meets dark comedy crossover stars Marzy Hart as a woman who can’t quench her thirst to kill. Marzy also produced the 7 episodes that make up the first season.

“SLICE” recently screened at Vancouver WebFest, earning a ‘Best Horror’ nomination, and will be heading to HollyWeb Fest as an ‘Official Selection’ later this month.

I recently caught up with Marzy Hart to find out more about “SLICE.”


How would you describe your web series “SLICE”?

MARZY: “Slice” is a fun, surprising, and extreme exploration of our deepest fears. It’s for anyone who’s ever wondered if their polite, unassuming friends are really evil, sociopath killers in disguise. It’s also a collaboration with local musicians and establishments to help us tell our story, and hopefully it will shine light on a side of New York that non-locals haven’t seen before.
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List by Nalu-love posted over a year ago
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Horror Movies 2014 List

[b]*Open Grave - Jan 3
*Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones - Jan 3
*Devil's Due - Jan 10
*The Knights of Badassdom - Jan 21
*2 Bedroom 1 Bath - Jan 31
*Nurse 3D - Feb 7
*Dead Snow: Red vs Dead - Feb 14
*Leprechaun: Origins - Feb 28
*A Haunted House 2 - Mar 28
*Human Centipede 3 - April
*Oculus - April 18
*The Quiet Ones - April 25
*Willow Creek - April 29
*The Sacrament - May 1
*Godzilla - May 16
*The Purge 2 - Jun 20
*Deliver Us From Evil - Jul 2
*Jessabelle - Aug 29
*Green Inferno - Sep 5
*Resident Evil 6 - Sep 12
*I, Frankenstein - Sep 13
*Almost Human - Sep 19
*Cooties - Oct 10
*Paranormal Activity 5 - Oct 24
*The Wizard Hunter - Dec 1
*Jeepers Creepers III Cathedral
*The 4th Reich
*The Town That Dreaded Sundown
*Out of the Dark
*Mercy
*Lake Eerie
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Review by CrescentMoon777 posted over a year ago
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This Monday I was left all alone in my apartment when my family went to London, and Spain to have fun. So I decided to start a Japanese horror movie week!

Monday: Ringu a.k.a The ring.
This was a very good story with good execution, the scares were mild and it had few to no jumpscares. I like it better that way though, it really got under your skin in a different way!

Score: 8/10

Tuesday: Ju-on: The grudge.
Less story, more scares! This is the type of movie that makes you scared of your environment! I don't want to turn around, open closets, or go to bed right now!
I would have liked a bit more explanation on a few things though.

Score: 7,7/10

Wednesday: Chakushin ari a.k.a One Missed Call
Film wise this is the best one yet! You really feel for the main character and the suspense of the phones going off all the time is amazing!
It's not really scary as much as eerie for the first hour, then it starts getting really creepy!
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Guide by CrescentMoon777 posted over a year ago
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This monday I was left all alone in my apartment when my family went to London, and Spain to have fun. So I decided to start a Japanese horror movie week!

Monday: Ringu a.k.a The ring.
This was a very good story with good execution, the scares were mild and it had few to no jumpscares. I like it betetr that way though, it really got under your skin in a different way!

Score: 8/10

Tuseday: Ju-on: The grudge.
Less story, more scares! This is the type of movie that makes you scared of your enviroment! I don't want to turn around, open closets, or go to bed right now!
I would have liked a bit more explanation on a few things though.

Score: 7,7/10

Wednsday: Chakushin ari a.k.a One Missed Call
Film wise this is the best one yet! You really feel for the main character and the suspence of the phones going off all the time is amazing!
It's not really scary as much as eerie for the first hour, then it starts getting really creepy!
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Article by chuckylover911 posted over a year ago
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This is important to horror fans and collectors alike because as Child's Play series fans we are extremely limited in choice as far as accurate replicas go and are forced to pay ridiculous amounts of money for one replica usually of foreign origin because every single worth while piece created for this film is of limited release and considered extremely rare. It's not right for fans of the series to have to pay 2,000 average for a replica and one from 5 years ago at that. We want a "to scale" accurate replica of Chucky from the original Child's Play films in his unstitched form.

To sign the petition and show your support, go here: link
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Review by Cinnies4uk posted over a year ago
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I am a fun of horror remakes strangely, I enjoyed Halloween and Nightmare on elms street almost to near perfection , the Evil Dead was em was just Okay-ish! It had a good metascore of 7.2 from IMDB so I knew it was worth seeing , which it wasn’t frankly. The plot has been done many times over and over since its original so you would have that deja vu cliche feeling hanging around you. The story line in the beginning was not so clear but it made up for it with its superficial gore that kept me tuned whilst it sent some shrills down my spine. The dismemberment of the limbs was a little “SAW” in nature but that was just that.

The movie certainly has its flaws which are:

1) There is no build up to the suspense ,everything that happens just happens ( I am not going into detail without giving much spoilers).

2) The movie apart from its gore is not scary ( I thought this was a horror movie not a slasher thriller)

3) I expected some twists and surprises which came only at the end and that was poorly done.
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News by AwesomeHorror posted over a year ago
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UK based film star tough guy Paul Sutton faces the 'fright' of his life.

After bursting onto the scene with a bang in 2012 (securing a main role in Reality Film's 'Dead Walkers', Paul has been fighting off offers from all corners of the globe to appear in major films over the next 12 months. He's already appeared as the Devil in an upcoming TV documentary and has recently agreed to appear in the upcoming films 'Evil Apparition' and 'Inner Demons' - so why is he now turning his attention to writing?

'I wanted to show that there's more to me than a hulking brute of a man who can kick a** and take names' said Paul. 'When Phillip Gardiner approached me about doing a series of interviews with iconic women in horror, I saw this as a great opportunity to expand my repertoire'.

“Paul is more than just a great actor, I think he’s good because he’s also a thinker. He considers the character and situation before hand. For that reason I thought he’d be the perfect guy to take on the scream queen actresses for us.” said Phillip Gardiner
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Review by kittehluva posted over a year ago
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So, on January 18, the day it came out, I saw Mama. I just scrolled through all the "review" filtered articles and noticed there was something wrong with this page. It didn't have a Mama review on it!! So I will explain how this movie goes through and how good it is.

Personally, I thought it was a good scary movie for anyone who doesn't mind jumping out of their skin, running around the globe and coming back to watch the next five minutes until it happens again.

It was loaded with scares, but there weren't too many; it wasn't overloaded with scares. I find that a good quality in a horror movie, as it sometimes takes away from the plot if you're too busy running around the globe to see the next part.

It begins with a man who has to take his two daughters, aged three and one, to a creepy log cabin in the middle of the woods after killing his wife, and their mother (same person). He brought a gun and was about to kill his older daughter, Victoria, when a mysterious black figure takes him into the dark of the cabin and he was never seen again. Victoria was stuck in the cabin with her little sister, Lily, for five years. They were found by a couple...
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Opinion by ChuckyLover1 posted over a year ago
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I used to be scared of horror movies, and really gory things,
I couldn't stand it back then, I would just run away and hide my face in a pillow.
But ever since I was eleven, I started to like it.
I think I got it from my dad, because he usually loves that stuff.
To be honest, I don't know how I changed soo much from back then.
Now you would see me sitting in front og a tv screen all day long watching
nothing but horror, and act like it was nothing.
The only thing, that does scare me is when somebody was to walk up behind me without knowing.. and scared me by surprise.. gosh I hate that stuff lol.
Now why I like them now?
"I love monsters, serial killers, ect.
Sometimes I just can't take my mind off of it, or point my finger on it!
I love monsters and maniacs!!!
Sometimes you may think, they are all cold hearted killers.
Well with me, I don't think soo outside yea they look like they about to do
SOMETHING.
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Opinion by neongreen12 posted over a year ago
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1: leap at his face and try to rip off his red nose. if it comes off and u hear the clown swear, u know hes a person. calmly walk away casually like nothing happened. If his nose is stuck to his face, u know he is a real clown. pull ur hand back as quickly as possible so it doesn't grab it and shove it in his mouth full of super sharp teeth.

2: run away as fast as u can. clowns cant run fast in clown shoes because they r like 10 sizes too big.

3: if u have nowhere to run, grab a sharp object and cut its suspenders. since they usually have really big pants, they should fall right down.

4: then yank its rainbow afro over his eyes and shove him away.

5: if he is wearing a tie, wrap it around its neck and yank him toward you, then shove him down on the ground

6 yank off his shoes and toss them far away

7 continully beat him up until hes unconsiunce

8 drag him to a nearby school and hang him up, using his tie as a noose, and hang him up on a swing set. :) or u can burn the body. or u can sell him to deadclown.inc and be rich
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Article by aliciad12 posted over a year ago
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In these days people are very busy in their life. They hardly get time for enjoyment. They always find the sources to get relieve from their messy or tedious life. Watching movies becomes one of the means of relaxation. It not only gives knowledge but also amuse them. There are hoards of films available on internet. There are many types of genres used in every flick.

Thriller is one such genre which keeps the audience attentive and on the edge of seats. In such types of films usually the protagonist is put in a problem consist of escape, task or mystery. This mystery leads to a traumatic climax.

The thriller gives the unexpected rush of sentiment, thrill, sense of tension and excitement that take the speaker with the climax and silence in quick rapid adventures. These often cover the secrecy but are illustrates by the arrangement of their plan.

There are many blockbusters on suspense thriller in the websites. House at the end of the street is a forth coming movie based on this genre. The flick directed by Mark Tonderai depicts the lives of Sarah portrayed by Elisabeth Shue and her daughter Elissa as Jennifer Lawrence. They come across a new...
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