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10 Terrible Horror Movie Gimmicks That Are More Snooze Than Scare

5 days ago   |   By GameSpot

Horror filmmakers love a good gimmick. At their best, gimmicks allow directors do something interesting with the story and characters, creating inventive and scary situations. Films such as Candyman, The Ring, and A Nightmare on Elm Street all have simple but highly effective gimmicks-whether it's saying the name of a ghostly killer, watching a cursed videotape, or simply falling asleep. They work brilliantly and have made the movies much-loved classics of the genre. But a bad gimmick can destroy any chance a horror movie has of being scary or compelling. If an entire film is structured...
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FEAR STREET Trilogy Director Leigh Janiak Hopes to Create a Marvel-Style Horror Cinematic Universe

FEAR STREET Trilogy Director Leigh Janiak Hopes to Create a Marvel-Style Horror Cinematic Universe

5 days ago   |   By GeekTyrant

I enjoyed the hell out of Netflix's Fear Street horror trilogy, and I'm hoping that we get to see more of these films, which are based on the classic R.L. Stine YA horror novels. Director Leigh Janiak did some crazy fun things with this stor,y and I love how it doesn't shy away from going super dark and bloody. These films certainly earned their R-ratings! Well, the director of the films is hoping this is the start of building a Marvel-style horror cinematic universe. During a recent interview with IndieWire , Janiak talked about her ambitions for the Fear Street franchise, saying: “One of...
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AC Podcast 535: OnePlus Nord 2 review; RCS Messaging

AC Podcast 535: OnePlus Nord 2 review; RCS Messaging

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Streaming in Canada on Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, Crave, Disney+ and Netflix

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GM, Cruise suing to stop Ford from using the name ‘BlueCruise'

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Nobody likes dealing with phone calls, so here's how to block them all

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