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Every Reference in The Cabin in the Woods

Considering that The Cabin in the Woods is very much about all of the horror films that preceded it – it’s both an homage to and criticism of the entire horror genre – trying to pinpoint each of the hundreds of subtle and not-so-subtle references in The Cabin in the Woods is an undertaking worthy of applause.

For those of you who have seen the film, you’re definitely in for a treat. If you haven’t, stop what you’re doing and watch it immediately so that you can come back and partake in this wonderful video essay. Obviously, there are some spoilers ahead.


Stephen King – Revival

Stephen-King_RevivalRevival by Stephen King will be shipping in just a few weeks, and the mad-King fans over at StephenKing.com have announced that PrepareForRevival.com is now online HERE

What is PrepareForRevival.com? Here’s how they describe the site:

As Revival is perhaps Stephen’s darkest novel to date, some Constant Readers may wish to take some time to prepare for the experience of reading the story.

Prepare for Revival is intended for Stephen’s fans to explore the dark side of the human condition in anticipation of reading the novel. Prepare for Revival invites you to explore and anonymously share your innermost thoughts on the major themes contained within the story.

Users can safely and securely post their experiences and feelings about Faith, Tragedy, Disillusion, Addiction, Curiosity, Obsession, Death and The Afterlife.

Once users have read the novel, fans can also post their thoughts on Revival, its plot, characters, events and the larger-than-life climax.


Class of Killer Clowns

For some, Clowns are terrifying… for those people I’m sharing this awesome “Class of the Killer Clowns” yearbook fromFly53.com  featuring some classic clowns from your nightmares including Pennywise, Captain Spaulding and the latest addition Twitchy from American Horror Story: Freakshow.

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Halloween Themed Ikea Commercial

Late night shopping shouldn’t be like this… Out of Singapore comes a commercial for IKEA that echoes the size of the stores, while also delivering some scares. The ad is an absolutely brilliant homage to Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of Stephen King’s The Shining, as little Danny Torrance bikes through the store, as if it were the Overlook Hotel, and eventually runs into the infamous “twins”.


The Shining

More awesome models from the geniuses at A Large Evil Corporation. Check out their site HERE

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Why Do We Have A Hard-On For Horror?

Horror movies are a perennially popular genre in film… but why? What makes a movie scary, and what makes scary movies appeal to us? Where did we come from, and where are we going? What’s the future of fear? Why do we willingly sit in a dark room for two hours to deliberately get our pants scared off? Why do we take dates to horror movies?


11/22/63 – Coming to Television

11/22/63_Stephen-King_JJ-AbrahmsBad Robot have announced a new drama series through Hulu based off Stephen King’s 2011 best selling novel, “11/22/63.”  JJ Abrams is a huge fan of Stephen King’s work, and already has an order from Hulu for 9 episodes.

The book stayed on The New York Times Best Seller list for 16 weeks and won the 2011 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Best Mystery/Thriller, the 2012 International Thriller Writers Award for Best Novel, and was nominated for the 2012 British Fantasy Award for Best Novel and the 2012 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel.

“11/22/63″ tells the story of Jake Epping,  a divorced high school English teacher who lives in Maine.  Jake uses a time portal in a local diner to try and stop the assassination of President Kennedy.  The portal has rules, 1) no mater how long or how short your visit to the past, you only lose two minutes in the present when you return and 2) the portal ALWAYS takes you back to September 9, 1958, at precisely 11:58 a.m. This may sound like an easy fix but there are consequences to EVERYTHING you do when it comes to time travel and most of them are not so pleasant.

 


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