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5 Horror Movies That Bring On The Holiday Cheer

Still not over Halloween but you want to celebrate the holidays? Just merge the two! There are plenty of scary holiday movies to get you in the mood to wrap presents AND be spooked. And don’t forget to tune into the next season of Homicide For The Holidays, Saturday, November 25 at 6/5c on Oxygen.

 

 

1. Black Christmas, 1974

Believed to be one of the very first slasher films and the inspiration behind Halloween, this horror cult-classic follows a group of sorority sisters who are stalked and murdered by a murderer hiding in their attic. To make things even scarier, the premise is based on an urban legend combined with true crime: a string of killings that happened in Montreal. A remake with the same name was made in 2006.

2. Silent Night, Deadly Night, 1984

Silent Night, Deadly Night features your standard holiday film

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Death by Festival Brings the Horror and Metal for a Good Cause

Scaring is caring. When the inaugural Death By Festival splatters the walls and shakes the foundations at the North Door this weekend, this hybrid horror film/heavy music festival will raise funds for Austin Pets Alive! and the Greater Houston Community Foundation. But make no mistake, that big heart is still full of entertaining evil.

It will be a sealed room of mayhem, with 13 hours of ghoulish cinematic creations, interwoven with music from the darker side. Fest co-founder Susie Winfield said, “We went back and forth on, ‘Do we even call this a festival? Is the concept of a festival that there are multiple things happening at the same time, at different places?’ We said, ‘You know what? It is a festival. It’s a full day.'”

There’s a historic resonance here. Back in 2012, local true-crime author Corey Mitchell announced he wanted to run a small fest fusing extreme films and extreme

Read more at: https://www.austinchronicle.com/screens/2017-10-27/death-by-festival-brings-the-horror-and-metal-for-a-good-cause/

Death By Festival Brings the Horror and Metal for a Good Cause

Scaring is caring. When the inaugural Death By Festival splatters the walls and shakes the foundations at the North Door this weekend, this hybrid horror film/heavy music festival will raise funds for Austin Pets Alive! and the Greater Houston Community Foundation. But make no mistake, that big heart is still full of entertaining evil.

It will be a sealed room of mayhem, with 13 hours of ghoulish cinematic creations, interwoven with music from the darker side. Fest co-founder Susie Winfield said, “We went back and forth on, ‘Do we even call this a festival? Is the concept of a festival that there are multiple things happening at the same time, at different places?’ We said, ‘You know what? It is a festival. It’s a full day.'”

There’s a historic resonance here. Back in 2012, local true-crime author Corey Mitchell announced he wanted to run a small fest fusing extreme films and extreme

Read more at: https://www.austinchronicle.com/screens/2017-10-27/death-by-festival-brings-the-horror-and-metal-for-a-good-cause/

Sarah Paulson shines on in American Horror Story

 

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Sarah Paulson is the lesbian soul of American Horror Story and one of Hollywood’s favorite actresses. (Photo courtesy FX)

Sarah Paulson has that rare, charismatic presence that makes you want to watch any television or movie project she is in. Winner of an Emmy, SAG Award and Golden Globe for her riveting performance in the FX miniseries, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,”  she was recently given the lead role in the upcoming Netflix series, “Ratched.” Both series are executive produced by her gay long time collaborator, screenwriter Ryan Murphy.

Next year, Paulson will start work on “American Crime Story: Katrina,” the third series in Murphy’s anthology for FX, as well as star in the series that catapulted her to being a household name, “American Horror Story,” which is currently in its seventh season.

At the Television Critics Press Tour, the veteran lesbian

Read more at: http://www.losangelesblade.com/2017/10/23/sarah-paulson-thinks-know/

What to Watch on Monday: ‘Horror at the Cecil Hotel’ looks at Elisa Lam case

Horror at the Cecil Hotel (10 p.m., Investigation Discovery) – The second episode of this true crime series about bad stuff that has gone down at the Cecil Hotel focuses on Elisa Lam, who went missing and was found floating in the hotel’s water tank.

Also on tonight . . .

Me, Myself and I (9:30 p.m., CBS) – Midlife Alex contemplates leaving his partnership with Darryl, while older Alex meets Eleanor’s fiance.

Cameraperson (10 p.m., UNC-TV) – In this POV documentary, a boxing match in Brooklyn, postwar life in Bosnia and the days of a Nigerian midwife are just a few scenes captured by cinematographer Kirsten Johnson during her career.

The Brave (10 p.m., NBC) – Dalton’s team heads to Nigeria to assist an ambassador who is in danger.

Read more at: http://www.newsobserver.com/entertainment/tv/warm-tv-blog/article179772946.html

11 Horror Books Inspired By True Stories That Prove Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction

With shows like Making a Murderer and Mindhunter taking Netflix by storm, is it any wonder we still love to read true-crime books? Below, I have 11 horror books based on true stories that will have you sleeping with the lights on for the next week, so ramp up your Halloween fun with a bit of spooky reading, won’t you?

Horror holds a special place in a lot of readers’ hearts, but millennials grew up with scary stories from a very young age. From classic horror collections — Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, In a Dark, Dark Room — by Alvin Schwartz to the pulpy scares of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps and Fear Street series, we’ve been reading horror books pretty much ever since we could hold a book.

Of course, our affinity for scary stories isn’t new. In the 20th century, shows like The

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SHS grad has featured role in new indie horror flick

Actress Tiffany Browne-Tavarez, a 2000 graduate of Salem High School, has a role in the soon-to-be-released feature film “Messenger of Wrath,” a horror/thriller about a neglected 12-year-old girl, Charlotte, who faces masked invaders breaking into her home late one night. While trying to escape, she learns of a far more dangerous threat lurking outside.

The independent film will be released Friday, Oct. 27, on Amazon Prime. It premiered Sept. 7 at Bow Tie Cinemas in Red Bank, N.J. Browne-Tavarez, 35, plays Det. Kana Miyoshi, a tough, wise, diligent law enforcement agent who has had her share of heartache.

“The character works extremely hard, and perhaps still cares for people more than she would like,” Browne-Tavarez said. “She was fun for me to play because her demeanor is so different from roles I normally play. Normally I’m cast as characters who show more warmth, but Kana is more sarcastic and less animated.”

Ryan Callaway,

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Murder, hijackings and horror: help needed to uncover the true crime tales of the UAE

Wanted: volunteers to unearth the catastrophes, crashes and crimes of the UAE. Must have patience and a fascination with the macabre.

The assignment is not as dangerous as it sounds. It requires combing through the newspapers of the National Archives in Abu Dhabi for some of the less appealing aspects of life in the 1980s.

The intention is turn the research into a book. An earlier volume, Catastrophes, Crashes and Crimes in the UAE, was published last year.

That dealt with the 1970s, and covered everything from airline hijackings in Dubai to the assassination in Abu Dhabi of Saif Ghobash, the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs.

Hijackings were very much part of life in the 1970s, with five involving Dubai and at least two instances in which Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, now Ruler of Dubai and Prime Minister of the UAE, played a key role in negotiations as UAE Defence

Read more at: https://www.thenational.ae/uae/heritage/murder-hijackings-and-horror-help-needed-to-uncover-the-true-crime-tales-of-the-uae-1.663446

10 Real-Life Horror Documentaries That Will Scare The Sh*t Out Of You This Halloween

Calling all ghouls and goblins: It’s the most spooktastic time of the year and — as Halloween approaches slowly but surely — now is as good a time as any to start binge-watching scary documentaries on Netflix. Of course, throughout the month of October, most television networks have all the best Halloween staples on standby; I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t spent the better part of many October weekends flipping between Friday the 13thHalloween, and A Nightmare on Elm Street (all while covering my head with a blanket, of course). This year, though, the insane list of terrifying documentaries on Netflix is the way to go if you want to be truly scared sh*tless.

As is always the case when it comes to Netflix, there is so much to choose from this Halloween. Whether you’re into true crime documentaries or specials that look into supernatural phenomena,

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Want to watch “American Horror Story” without commercials? FX Networks has a plan for that

By Lucas Shaw, Bloomberg News

Tired of people watching its shows on Netflix and Amazon, FX Networks is persuading pay-TV operators to sell an alternative: FX+, a paid service offering hits “American Horror Story” and “Atlanta” without advertisements.

The network on Monday announced plans to make FX+ available for $5.99 a month to the 4 million or so people who pay Cox Communications Inc., which joins Comcast Corp. in selling the service. FX, owned by 21st Century Fox Inc., is in the process of making deals with other pay-TV providers that will be announced in the coming months.

FX Networks CEO John Landgraf created FX+ so customers could watch all his shows on demand without decamping for Hulu, Amazon and Netflix, of which he’s a frequent critic. Landgraf, who witnessed the TV business fret about the video cassette recorder and digital video recorder, has said Netflix is far more dangerous. Netflix has paid

Read more at: http://www.denverpost.com/2017/09/25/american-horror-story-fx-networks-no-commercials/