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7. The Omen (1976)

Originally posted on Rupert Smith:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVK42hD9IaY First of all, let me say something about another film: The Exorcist. It’s not on this list, in case you were wondering, because after repeated viewings I still think it’s awful. The narrative is a shambles, the possession quickly becomes dull and I find Fr Damian’s macho struggle tedious…

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8. Carrie (1976)

Originally posted on Rupert Smith:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSF6WVx_Tdo The American high school might be my favourite setting for horror films, for all sorts of reasons. Obviously there are going to be sexually attractive actors playing much younger than their real age, which is always fun. I love the idea of a mundane environment being wrecked by evil…

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10. The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Originally posted on Rupert Smith:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1Izq-E3o7Y Vintage horror films can be a bit hit-and-miss – I’m all for theatricality, but some of those old classics take it too far even for me. There are great bits in the Bela Lugosi Dracula, for instance, but I find quite a lot of it boring. Same applies to…

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The Grant Shapps Embarrassment.

Originally posted on Futile Democracy:
The Conservative Party must be thoroughly embarrassed with their Chairman this week. Grant Shapps has not only begun an ill-informed argument with an informed UN Official and international housing expert of 30 years experience, appointed by the UN, for her vital report into the horror of the Bedroom Tax, he…

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Massacre – Now Open for Non-fiction Submissions

Originally posted on Massacre Publishing:
Do you keep an eye on all things horror? Do you think you have a unique viewpoint on the horror genre? If so, we want to hear from you Whilst Massacre Magazine is primarily a fiction publication, we do seek excellent writing on all aspects of the horror genre. Therefore…

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