I’d say that “The Eyes of Hitchcock” from video essayist kogonada is right in time for Halloween season, but let’s be real, here, Hitchcock season is all year round. My best friend in high school indoctrinated me on Hitchcock, and this video illustrates beautifully why he’s possibly the greatest director of all time. By today’s standards there’s not much that’s shocking or scary-in-the-surprising-way about Hitchcock’s films, but there’s something supremely off-setting about John Ferguson’s obsessions in Vertigo, for example, that no other director could have captured so well. Well, enjoy, and perhaps it’s about time I got around to watching Rebecca, eh? [Juxtapoz]
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This story is so full of WTF, I almost don’t know where to begin. Two 12-year-old girls — their names have been published elsewhere, but as they are minors, I am choosing not to — are accused of stabbing another 12-year-old girl 19 times and then leaving her for dead in a Wisconsin woods. CNN said the victim had to literally “crawl to her own rescue” and was found on the side of a road by two passerbys on bikes, who called the police. The little girl immediately told the police who was responsible for the attack, and the two accused girls were taken into custody. According to police, the two had been planning the attack on their friend/classmate for months, with the intention of killing her, in the hopes of impressing someone called “The Slender Man.”
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As PR for the new “Rosemary’s Baby”-esque horror movie “Devil’s Due,” a prop studio equipped a remote-controlled baby carriage with a demon baby. They took it out into the streets and filmed concerned New Yorkers looked inside a carriage sitting by itself only to have a screaming, bloody-eyed devil baby suddenly pop up. As you would expect, (nearly) everybody lost their shit over the prank. Scaring innocent old ladies! What fun! But I won’t pretend I didn’t start laughing when the devil baby began spewing nasty green goo. Nice touch, folks. [YouTube]
From time to time, the local news coughs up a story that’s basically the opening 20 minutes of a horror movie — in other words, the portion of the film between the opening credits and the scene where the doomed, 38-year-old high school cheerleader goes skinny-dipping.
Here are five tales from 2013 that are destined to someday be slapped with a screamingly obnoxious “BASED ON TRUE EVENTS” tag line. Read more at Cracked…
I never much liked horror movies until I took a class in college called Gender and Sexuality in Horror Films (I was a Women’s Studies major, so it didn’t seem that weird at the time). We started with “Psycho” and “Peeping Tom” and worked our way up through the “Scream” franchise. Now I loooooove horror movies and I’m constantly trying to convince my supremely patient boyfriend to watch them with me. I think they’re super fascinating and often get at the core of what’s scary, weird and taboo in our culture. And camping-in-the-woods-with-a-crazy-killer-and/or-demon-spirit — with entries like “Sleepaway Camp,” “Friday the 13th,” “Cabin Fever” and “Evil Dead” — is one of the best sub-genres.
For fellow horror fans, the Great Horror Campout offers a real-life scary movie adventure. Set in the Los Angeles State Historic Park, the campout invites horror fiends to spend 12 hours in the woods fending off creepy crawlies and evil spirits. Visitors can opt for a scare within the “safe zone” or crank up the horror by participating in the “Hell Hunt,” which is basically a terrifying scavenger hunt. As the camp’s founders explain: Keep reading »
Do you ever look at your lacy lingerie and think, “You know what this is missing? A picture of the Wolf Man.”? If so, you definitely need to check out this vintage monster print garter belt from Etsy seller Voluscious. It’s got all the big names in old school horror, including Dracula about to claim a new victim, and Frankenstein lumbering across your right thigh. Overall, the effect is terrifyingly hot. [$40, Etsy]