Category Archives: Horror

Terror Threads: Bringing You 100% Original Artwork

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Horror fans, have you been on the hunt for the perfect t-shirt?  I would like to introduce you to Terror Threads, a company by horror fans for horror fans that put 100% original horror artwork on t-shirts (American Apparel soft t-shirts), hoodies and more. I am here to do the research for you on this new company.

What does the artwork look like?

I can answer that in one word, AWESOME! The color choices for the art are phenomenal, they are subtle yet they still pop. Everyone has their own opinion when it comes to things like art, so I am just going to insert a small gallery of some of their products so you can judge for yourselves. 

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What kind of products do they offer?

Obviously, they offer t-shirts (starting at $20) and zip hoodies (starting at $40), but they also offer some pretty unique items. These products include turntable slipmats ($15), dresses ($45), poster prints ($18), gift cards and Fright Flicks trading cards ($8/pack).

What kind of deals do they offer?

Terror Threads offers a few incentives to purchase their awesome original horror t-shirts, the first being, if you spend $50 or more, you get a free pack of Fright Flicks trading cards. Another incentive, if you spend $100 or more, you get free shipping.

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Where can I find them?

Obviously at TerrorThreads.com, but they are on twitter (@Terror_Threads) and Instagram (@terrorthreads). By following them on these sites, you guarantee yourself a first look at new designs and exclusive deals.  

Stand by for reviews of the awesome horror t-shirts from Terror Threads!

 

 

Horror Amino Poll Results: 10 Goriest Death Scenes

What is a horror movie without a little gore? I recently hosted a poll on Horror Amino asking you guys to vote for your favorite, gory death scene; here are the top 10.

#10: Old Lady rolled up (3 votes)

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Movie: The Mangler (1995)

Plot: A laundry folding machine is possessed by a demon from Hell. Based on a short story by Stephen King and directed by Tobe Hooper (also stars Robert Englund).

#9: Pat Hingle (5 votes)

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Movie: Suspiria (1977)

Plot: A newcomer to a fancy ballet academy gradually comes to realize that the school is a front for something far more sinister and supernatural amidst a series of grisly murders.

#8: Preston (8 votes)

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Movie: Chromeskull: Laid To Rest 2 (2011)

Plot: ChromeSkull is the sequel to the 2009 horror hit Laid to Rest. It brings back ChromeSkull, who barely escaped death in the first movie and is hell-bent on continuing where he left off… and forging a new path of terror and destruction.

#7: Jennings (10 votes)

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Movie: The Omen (1976

Plot: Mysterious deaths surround an American ambassador. Could the child that he is raising actually be the anti-christ? The devil’s own son?

#6: Chest Burst (23 votes)

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Movie: Alien (1979)

Plot: The commercial vessel Nostromo receives a distress call from an unexplored planet. After searching for survivors, the crew heads home only to realize that a deadly bioform has joined them.

#5: Glen Lantz (28 votes)

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Movie: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Plot: Several people are hunted by a cruel serial killer who kills his victims in their dreams. When the survivors are trying to find the reason for being chosen, the murderer won’t lose any chance to kill them as soon as they fall asleep.

#4: Frank (60 votes)

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Movie: Hellraiser (1987)

Plot: An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover; demons are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld.

#3: First Scanner (60 votes)

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Movie: Scanners (1981)

Plot: A scientist sends a man with extraordinary psychic powers to hunt others like him.

#2: Timothy (69 votes)

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Movie: Saw III (2006)

Plot: Jigsaw kidnaps a doctor to keep him alive while he watches his new apprentice put an unlucky citizen through a brutal test.

#1: Janet Permatteo (158 votes)

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Movie: Hatchet (2006)

Plot: When a group of tourists on a New Orleans haunted swamp tour find themselves stranded in the wilderness, their evening of fun and spooks turns into a horrific nightmare.

Did you miss this poll? Be sure to download the Horror Amino app (100% FREE) for more polls and discussions about anything and everything horror 24/7. To download simply click one of the pictures below and you will be directed to the appropriate app store. 

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Horror Amino Poll Results: Top 5 80’s Horror Movies

The 80’s brought us an endless list of incredible horror films and characters that are still adored by fans today. The cult classics have some of the most loyal, dedicated fans when compared to the modern horror films (which are mostly remakes of the classics). The 80’s were without a doubt the best decade for horror (giving us fan favorite characters like Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger and Ash Williams). I asked you guys to help rank 5 of the most popular 80’s horror films on the Horror Amino app.

#5: Chopping Mall/Killbots (7 votes)

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Year of Release: 1986

Directed By: Jim Wynorski

Stars: Kelli Maroney, Tony O’Dell, Russell Todd and Barbara Crampton

Plot: Eight teenagers are trapped after hours in a high tech shopping mall and pursued by three murderous security robots out of control.

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#4: Re-Animator (35 votes)

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Year of Release: 1985

Directed By: Stuart Gordon

Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott and Barbara Crampton

Plot: A dedicated student at a medical college and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue when an odd new student arrives on campus.

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#3: Friday the 13th (104 votes)

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Year of Release: 1980

Directed By: Sean S. Cunningham

Stars: Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Kevin Bacon, Jeannine Taylor and Ari Lehman (the first Jason)

Plot: A group of camp counselors is stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp which, years before, was the site of a child’s drowning.

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#2: The Evil Dead (172 votes)

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Year of Release: 1981

Directed By: Sam Raimi

Stars: Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Betsy Baker and Richard DeManincor

Plot: Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons.

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#1: A Nightmare on Elm Street (176 votes)

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Year of Release: 1984

Directed By: Wes Craven

Stars: Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp, Johnny Depp and Amanda Wyss

Plot: Several people are hunted by a cruel serial killer who kills his victims in their dreams. When the survivors are trying to find the reason for being chosen, the murderer won’t lose any chance to kill them as soon as they fall asleep.

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Do you agree with this list? If you don’t see your favorite on the list or you just want to join in on other polls and discussions, download the Horror Amino app. The app is 100% FREE and available on iOs and android (you can do so by clicking one of the pictures below). 

Horror Amino Poll Results: Top 5 Most Anticipated Horror Films of 2016

As many of you know, I have been working with this incredible new horror app called Horror Amino. The app allows fans to create their own community as well as join in on discussions and participate in polls. Recently I conducted a poll asking you guys what the top 5 most anticipated horror films for 2016 were, and here are the results after 7 days of voting.

# 5: The Neon Demon (6 votes)

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The Neon Demon stars Jena Malone (Sucker Punch), Keanu Reeves (Constantine), Christina Hendricks (Mad Men) and Elle Fanning (Maleficent). No release date has been set.

Plot: 

When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has.

# 4: The Forest (29 votes)

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The Forest stars Natalie Dormer (Captain America: The First Avenger), Eoin Macken (this is his first film) and Stephanie Vogt (The Voices). Currently playing in theaters.

Plot:

A woman goes into Japan’s Suicide Forest to find her twin sister, and confronts supernatural terror.

# 3: The Boy (60 votes)

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The Boy stars The Walking Dead‘s Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans, Jim Norton and Diana Hardcastle. Currently playing in theaters.

Plot:

An American nanny is shocked that her new English family’s boy is actually a life-sized doll. After she violates a list of strict rules, disturbing events make her believe that the doll is really alive.

# 2: Rob Zombie’s 31 (87 votes)

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31 stars Elizabeth Daily (The Devil’s Rejects), Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange), Sheri Moon Zombie (The Devil’s Rejects), Meg Foster (They Live), Daniel Roebuck (Rob Zombie’s Halloween), Sandra Rosko (Step Brothers), Ginger Lynn (The Devil’s Rejects) and Lew Temple (The Devil’s Rejects). 31 was originally set for release on January 23rd, but has not yet been put out.

Plot: 

After being kidnapped, five carnival workers are held hostage in an abandoned, Hell-like compound where they are forced to participate in a violent game, the goal of which is to survive twelve hours against a gang of evil clowns.

# 1: The Conjuring 2 (90 votes)

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The Conjuring 2 Stars Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel), Patrick Wilson (The Conjuring), Franka Potente (The Bourne Supremacy) and Frances O’Connor (The Hunter). The Conjuring 2 is set for release on June 10th.

Plot:

Lorraine and Ed Warren travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.

What horror film are you most looking forward to in 2016? Get the Horror Amino app today (it’s 100% FREE and available on iOS and android) by clicking one of the images below and start your own poll or sound off on your most anticipated movie.

New App For the Horror Community: Horror Amino

There seems to be an app out there for just about everything, but the horror community has been forgotten- that is until now. Welcome Horror Amino, the new app catered to the horror community. Horror Amino allows you to build a community and participate in discussions, polls and other activities with other horror fans.

Why is Horror Amino so awesome?

  1. It is 100% FREE to use. The great people at Amino Apps believe that you shouldn’t have to deal with ridiculous fees to discuss your favorite topics.
  2. It is available for both iOS and Android. You can get Horror Amino on ANY Apple or Android device, so you will never miss a poll or news.
  3. All horror all the time. There is no having to deal with unrelated posts; everything is horror related or it and the person that posted it is removed (never to bother you again).
  4. It’s like Facebook/Twitter for horror fans. You can follow people and establish your own little community and you can chat one on one or in a group privately as well as post comments to one another.
  5. A great platform for promotion. Working on a new project? You can download Horror Amino and put the word out to tons of other horror fans.

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Where Can I Get Horror Amino?

Simply click on one of the images below and start connecting with the horror community.

I hope to see you all on Horror Amino!

Movie Review: Krampus

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The Krampus legend was the subject of yet another movie, this time, however, it was a bit different, this time the legendary Christmas beast was the center of a horror comedy. At first I found it a bit odd to have such a fearsome creature as the subject of a horror/dark comedy, but I gave Krampus a shot anyway.

About the Film

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Krampus was directed by Michael Daugherty- the genius behind the horror anthology Trick ‘r Treat. The film features a very funny, talented cast; Adam Scott (Step Brothers), Toni Collette (Tammy), David Koechner (Anchorman), Allison Tolman (Fargo), Conchata Ferrell (True Romance), Emjay Anthony (Insurgent), Stefania LaVie Owen (The Lovely Bones) and Krista Stadler (Mobbing).

Synopsis: A young boy named Max (who still believes in Santa Claus) has a terrible time at the annual family dinner that causes him to make a hasty wish. When Max destroys his letter to Santa in a fit of rage, someone comes ti visit, and it’s not Santa- it’s Krampus.

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I have very mixed emotions with this one; I liked it, but I didn’t, does that make sense? I have never been so on the fence about a film before, there is no black or white for Krampus. There were so many elements that I loved about the film, but there were a lot that I feel could have been left out or further elaborated on to make the film so much better.

I am not going to trash the film because I did like it, but I will be honest and say that it did fall short of what I would consider a horror movie. The comedy elements were phenomenal; I laughed pretty much the entire time. The dialogue was not the only element that made Krampus so funny, his helpers enhanced the comedy experience for sure. Without spoiling too much for you, there are some evil gingerbread men, an evil teddy, dark elves, a Jack-in-the-Box with Predator’s mouth and others.

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I think I have mainly myself to blame for my disappointment. Having seen Michael Dougherty at the helm, I was hoping for Trick ‘r Treat but ended up with a horrorish verison of Step Brothers (which isn’t as bad as it sounds). That was the other problem I had (again, not the fault of the film, strictly on me), I love Adam Scott, there is no denying that he is hilarious and insanely talented, but I couldn’t stop picturing him as Derek from Step Brothers. I will try to desensitize myself to it and watch it again to see if that helps.

The appearance of the Krampus was AMAZING! I loved that they didn’t go with the traditional look (demon with little to no human qualities). He looked more like a twisted version of Santa Claus- the way he should look.

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If you’re looking for a fun movie to see with friends, Krampus is a great choice; just don’t go into it hoping to get Trick ‘r Treat. You will get a great comedy (with a dash of horror). The best way to describe it – a dysfunctional family comedy…..for horror fans. Grab your buds and give it a shot, it may not scare the hell out of you, but you will laugh.

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13 Nights of REELZ Scary- Horror Movie Marathon

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It’s that time of year again; time to find a horror movie marathon to satisfy our love of being scared. Every channel it seems has their own marathon running, but they seem to be the same films we already own or the same films they show every year. While repetition is fine, sometimes we need to spice it up and find a new channel and a new marathon to catch the scare we really want. REELZ Channel is providing us with that marathon this year with 13 Nights of REELZ Scary which kicked off on October 19th.

We all love Halloween, but REELZ is offering a more non-traditional lineup this Halloween season. Some of the films and shows include;

  • Fame Kills
  • Murder Made Me Famous
  • Ted Bundy
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • The Amityville Horror Murders
  • Psycho
  • The Real Killer Clown

and many more!

That is one killer lineup (no pun intended)! The focus on real-life horror stories makes this marathon just a little more intriguing than the others that are running. There’s nothing scarier than a real madman. As a horror fan that enjoys a wide array of films and documentaries, I am more than excited about 13 Nights of REELZ Scary.

For full program schedule and channel listing, visit reelz.com/reelzscary. For even more from REELZ, like the REELZ Channel Facebook page and follow @ReelzChannel on twitter.

Horror Pack Monthly Movie Subscription Box Review

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We all know how difficult and expensive it can be to build a horror movie collection, but Horror Pack is here to make it a bit easier and bit less expensive. To start building your collection all you do is follow a link and check your mail, even a zombie could do it.

What is Horror Pack? It is a monthly movie subscription box that sends you your choice of DVDs or Blu-rays. That’s right, you get a choice. You don’t have to settle for the format that they want to send you. This makes Horror Pack even better. Most subscription companies only offer one or the other or they decide what they send you and no matter the format, you have to pay one ridiculous price. Horror Pack’s prices very depending on the format you choose. It is both fair and courteous.

So what is something so awesome going to cost? No matter the format you choose or the subscription length, Horror Pack is more than reasonable with their prices. Keep in mind, you get 4 movies (no matter which format you choose). DVDs are obviously a bit cheaper at $19.99/ month and Blu-rays run at $24.99/month. You get 4 movies per pack which is a pretty good deal and if you live in the US, shipping is free.Shipping is fast; I had my pack in less than a week after I had requested it.

Bad customer service can ruin a business, but you won’t have to worry about it here. The guys that run Horror Pack are fantastic. They are friendly and more than willing to answer any questions you may have.

The pack that I received was DVD as the Blu-ray pack for October was already sold out. I got:

  • The Exorcism of Emily Rose 
  • The Barber (starring Malcolm McDowell)
  • The Orphanage
  • Pro Wrestlers vs Zombie (starring the late Roddy Piper)

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Each movie comes with the shrink wrap on so you know that they are brand new. Buying movies online can be a gamble because you never know how they will be packed or handled; Horror Pack ships in a box wrapped in bubble wrap. There were zero signs of damage to the movies that I received.

I highly recommend Horror Pack to all of you. It doesn’t matter if you are a newbie just starting your collection or a seasoned horror nerd just looking for some non-mainstream titles to add to your already booming collection; this service is perfect.

If you are interested in trying Horror Pack, there is still time (17 days) to get their November pack; DVD and Blu-ray are both still available. Subscribe today at HorrorPack.com.

Be sure to like Horror Pack on Facebook and follow @HorrorPack on twitter for more information and deals.

Review: Old 37 Starring Kane Hodder & Bill Moseley (Available on DVD Today)

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What is better than a film that stars Kane Hodder or Bill Moseley? A film that stars both of them! The duo of horror icons play Darryl (Moseley) and his little brother Jon Roy (Hodder). Old 37 is a twisted tale that is sure make you think twice about calling 911. 

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Old 37 was written by Paul Travers and Joe Landes, directed by Alan Smithee. Besides Hodder and Moseley, the film stars Jake Robinson, Sascha Knopf, Olivia Alexander, Brandi Cyrus and Kenneth Simmons. 

There are not enough synonyms for “awesome” to use that would accurately convey how great this film is. It is original and chilling with a dash of comedy. For me, it brought back the Chop-Top Bill Moseley, many of the lines that he had reminded me of his lines from TCM 2 when they break into the radio station studio, I was waiting to hear “lick my plate you dog dick!“. Kane did what he does best, he destroyed people. It was a bit like watching him play a combination of Jason Voorhees and Victor Crowley, he was shy, silent and brutal. Combining Moseley’s humor with Hodder’s intensity make for the perfect storm.

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Old 37 is a bit like a drama meets horror, it’s almost like watching two different films in one. More times than not, those types of films tend to fall apart and only leave the audience scratching their heads, but the different stories within Old 37 are blended perfectly to make up one awesome movie. The conflict within this film are endless, there is domestic violence, insanity, murder, revenge, betrayal, standard bitchy teenage behavior and so much more. What’s not to love?

The plot twists are insane. I saw a couple of them coming, but it was entertaining nonetheless,I enjoyed it and I am not going to hold it against the film. There were a few that did catch me of guard. Long time horror fans may see what is around the corner, but if you are newer to the genre, you are in for one twisted roller coaster ride.

The cast as a whole was phenomenal. There were veterans and some newer to the game, but everyone was so professional that it was difficult to tell the difference between them. 

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Final Verdict

If you are into disturbing, revenge filled films, Old 37 is perfect. I loved the film and would love to see Travers write another film and include Moseley and Hodder, his writing combined with their talent and chemistry make for one hell of an awesome horror movie. I am going to have to recommend Old 37 to everyone that I know and you should probably tell a couple friends too. 

Get social with Old 37 by liking the Facebook page and following @Old37movie on twitter. You should also check out old37themovie.com for more exclusive videos, photos and awesome merch.

Old 37 is available on DVD today at Walmart, Best Buy and other retailers, so head out an get a copy! Use #OLD37 when sharing your thoughts and pictures.

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Unfriended: A New Reason To Watch What You Post

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2015 has brought us quite a few new horror films, but Unfriended is a horror film for a new generation. Combining bullying and the social media frenzy with some immature, mean teens, the film is the ultimate new age horror. 

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Unfriended was written by Nelson Greaves (Sleepy Hollow TV series) and stars Heather Sossaman (Desecrated), Matthew Bohrer (Weed Shop: The Musical), Courtney Halverson (The Hammer), Shelley Henning (Ouija), Moses Storm (The 4 to 9ers), Will Peltz (Paranoia), Renee Olstead (Still Standing) and Jacob Wysocki (Pitch Perfect). 

Shelley Henning, Blaire, was phenomenal. She is a genuine actress; her emotions were believable which made the film feel more authentic and more terrifying. You want to feel bad for her, but you know she’s not innocent. 

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Anyone that loves 80’s slasher films can appreciate a good jump scare; Unfriended is full of them. There is no visible killer and it’s a bunch of teenagers on Skype, so how else are you going to make the film terrifying? Loud bangs, lights going on and off, camera malfunctions, you get the gist. Every jump scare incorporated in the film only add to the already frightening story line. I appreciated the effort that was made to creating the scares. It may not get some of you horror veterans, but if you want to introduce a younger fan to horror and scare the pants off of them at the same time, Unfriended will get the job done.  

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There isn’t much character background given, but throughout the film, their darkest secrets are brought to light. By mid-film, you will find yourself almost rooting for their demise. Typically in a horror movie, there is at least one innocent soul, but everyone is guilty in Unfriended, everyone has a secret.

When the trailer first debuted, I heard a lot of mixed feelings, but after watching the film not once, but twice for myself, I can honestly say that for a “teen thriller”, the film is incredible. If this type of film is the future of the genre, I’m OK with that. Unfriended is original, thrilling, suspenseful and visually awesome. Whether you have been watching horror movies for decades, months or days, you will appreciate this one. I am 26-years-old and have been a horror nerd since I was about 7 and my niece (who watched the film with me in theaters) is 14-years-old and becoming a horror nerd, we both loved it. As previously mentioned, if you are looking for a film to introduce a horror nerd in training to the genre, Unfriended is perfect.

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I love a good paranormal horror movie, and when you throw technology into the mix, it is even better. Unfriended is not just a ghost story, but I feel it is also kind of a cautionary tale. Teens partied, one got out of her mind drunk, her friends posted the video to the internet, girl got bullied, girl killed herself. Underneath the fake horror is a real horror story, cyber bullying; sure, nobody gets this kind of punishment, but kids do die over this very same stuff. Unfriended is like a boogeyman story for the tech generation. 

All in all, Unfriended is a quality “new age” horror film that I would watch again. I am going to have to recommend this one to you guys; give it a watch and let me know what you think.

Unfriended is currently available on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital HD in the US, and is currently available on Digital HD in the UK and will be available on DVD and Blu-ray September 7th.

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Get social with Unfriended on Facebook and twitter (@UnfriendedMovie).