friday the 13th

Why the whores of horror are the best characters

From cult classics like Jennifer’s Body to new-gen shows like Scream Queens, don’t underestimate the airhead bimbo. Here’s why they run horror movies.

Netflix's ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ restages a horror classic—review

Netflix’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre is now available to stream. To coincide with the release, we are giving our take on the new film. TCM has a handful of references to the 1974 film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, but the movie largely avoids the overwhelming nostalgia that can at times be overbearing in series resurrecting titles. […]

Ice Nine Kills drop ‘Child’s Play’-inspired “Assault & Batteries”—watch

Ice Nine Kills have released a Child’s Play-inspired single “Assault & Batteries” from their upcoming album, The Silver Scream 2: Welcome To Horrorwood. The new track was accompanied by a highly cinematic music video that continues to build the universe of Ice Nine Kills. “Assault & Batteries” is the second single to be released from […]

10 horror movies made before the '70s that every genre fan should see

Horror movies today are a lot more shocking and violent than they used to be. This push for increasingly gory films came about in slasher films from the ’70s and onward. While most people know classics such as Halloween, A Nightmare On Elm Street or Friday The 13th, it’s important to know the history of […]

Here's how Ice Nine Kills' Spencer Charnas became a horror fan

When APTV Director Bobby Makar asked Spencer Charnas what his favorite scary movie is, he wasn’t setting up a bloodbath. Indeed, the Ice Nine Kills singer is a die-hard enthusiast of scary movies of all kinds. Horror films, splatter reels, you name it. If it bleeds, it feeds Charnas’ imagination to run wild in his […]

10 songs that are as captivating as the horror movies that inspired them

Horror movies bring out some truly captivating stories, whether it’s through the plotline or just the characters themselves. The genre has been influential in so many different aspects of our society, and music is no exception, with tons of artists writing direct tributes to the scary films that have been heavily integrated in our minds.  […]

These are the 10 greatest final girls in horror movies

They are horror’s sole survivors—the women who take on deadly monsters, masked killers and terrifying aliens on their own terms. From Halloween’s Laurie Strode to Scream’s Sidney Prescott, the final girl has been a staple of horror movies since the early 1970s.  An alternately empowering and problematic character, the final girl, as defined by author […]

Yes, Camp Crystal Lake from ‘Friday The 13th’ is real and you can visit it

If you’re a Friday The 13th fan, you may want to cancel any plans you had for Halloween 2020 because there’s a new opportunity you won’t want to miss. Now, fans of the franchise can tour the actual grounds used as Camp Crystal Lake from the 1980 slasher film this fall. Read more: Industry misogyny led […]

10 horror movie plot twists no one ever saw coming

From the stories of O. Henry to The Twilight Zone and Black Mirror, the plot twist has long been a staple of storytelling. In horror movies, twists can either heighten the scares or provide an exit out of a lousy script. In the hands of a hack, a twist is merely a cheap shot. In […]

Nothing scares Ice Nine Kills' Spencer Charnas except for this one thing

In AP 376, we had Spencer Charnas of Ice Nine Kills wax ecstatically about horror films, personal vengeance and bloody things while waging a one-man war against…wait, cilantro? THE PERFECT VILLAIN. Describing the perfect villain? Or picking an existing one? I would say Billy Loomis from Scream. He embodies all of the traits of a […]

QUIZ: Which ’80s horror movie slasher villain are you?

The ’80s were the golden age of the slasher movie. Cinematic killers such as Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger and Chucky became pop culture icons, thanks to endless sequels filled with bloody effects, imaginative kills and bigger and bigger body counts. As the new wave of horror crested, masked murderers and supernatural slayers replaced Dracula and […]

See Jack Black bring back Nacho Libre in new coronavirus PSA

Jack Black is reprising his iconic Nacho Libre role for a good cause. This week, the comedian took a break from TikTok to channel his 2006 character for a new coronavirus PSA. The self-made video is encouraging everyone to do their part amid the pandemic and wear a mask. Read more: There’s an alternative Joker […]

Here are 10 of the most cliche horror movie tropes

As much as we enjoy horror movies, there are some tropes that are beyond overplayed in the genre. When writers come up with good ideas, they can be copied endlessly until they become exhausting and cringeworthy to see. Yet, they continue popping up in the movies that are meant to scare us.  These cliches should […]

Even Jason Voorhees knows how important face masks are in a new PSA

Friday the 13th villain Jason Voorhees is taking a break from slaughtering teenagers and camp counselors to talk about safety during the coronavirus pandemic. As part of a new PSA video by Ogilvy Health and the Chimney Group, the horror villain is asking people to mask up to protect themselves and those around them. Read […]

Here’s everything you can start binge-watching on Hulu in July

If you’ve already binge-watched your way through High Fidelity or are planning ahead for what’s next after Love, Simon spin-off Love, Victor, Hulu definitely has you covered. The streaming platform has revealed everything arriving and leaving in July 2020. A new Hulu original Palm Springs will hit the service July 10. The Groundhog Day-like time […]

20 underrated horror villains ranked in order of most terrifying

To horror fans, these names are sacred: Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers and Leatherface. They’re the cinematic slashers who replaced Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster and the Wolfman in the pantheon of movie monsters. They ushered in an arguably less refined, more violent and definitely bloodier approach in the 1970s and ’80s. No doubt, they’ve earned their […]

Dan Sugarman rediscovered his love for sharing music with Ice Nine Kills

Ice Nine Kills guitarist Dan Sugarman is revealing his solo album, [ Inside/Out | Part 1 ], after completing it over three years ago. The guitarist put together what he calls a “living album” on Patreon throughout 2016, but after shelving the record due to his mother’s passing, he’s finally unveiling it to the world. Read more: Here’s […]

10 Jordan Buckley art pieces you wish you could draw yourself

The Buffalo-born guitarist for Every Time I Die Jordan Buckley creates brilliant art both on and off the stage. The 2017 APMAs Best Guitarist winner is well known for his drawing craft. His vibrant color choices and attention to detail make his art unique and wonderfully graphic at times. Some may recognize Buckley’s particular style […]

Ice Nine Kills turn “Stacy’s Mom” into a rib-splitting ‘Friday The 13th’ parody

Ice Nine Kills packaged a horror-themed parody cover of Fountains Of Wayne‘s hit track “Stacy’s Mom” featuring none other than Jason Voorhees and his mother Pamela from the original Friday The 13th film. The “Jason’s Mom” video is the metalcore band’s contribution to Fearless Records‘ Fearless At Home livestream event and arrives just in time for Mother’s Day. Read More: Hear Megadeth’s […]

QUIZ: How well do you know the origins of legendary slasher film villains?

Horror movies have created some of the most iconic characters and quotes etched into the history of cinema despite largely being ignored by snobby film buffs. From the terrifying presence of Michael Myers in Halloween to the gruesome gore-drenched scenes from the Saw franchise, history has been set by slasher films since they became a […]
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