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    There's a New "Final Girl" in the House--and She's a Beast: A Review of You're Next

    You're Next is sick, and I mean sick like "disgusting" and sick like "badass" because somewhere in my 34-year-old brain, I'm also 12. (Ed Note: There are some spoilers for You're Next in this review)

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    Watch: A Girl Gets Cozy With the Devil in Racy Red Band Trailer for 'Here Comes the Devil'

    A stumbling, blood soaked man drops a bag full of severed fingers in the opening shots of the red band trailer for the indie horror "Here Comes the Devil," giving you a good sense of what to expect from this pic. The film, which snagged several key awards at the Fantastic Fest, tells the story of tw...

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    The Haunting of Hill House and a Sense of Belonging

    "No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream. Hill House, not sane, stood by itself against its hills, holding darkness within; it had stood for eighty years and might stand for eighty more."

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    The Lady Killers: Considering the Female Killer in Horror

    In contrast to many other genres, horror films have long been hospitable to the concept of the female hero. From Marion Crane to Laurie Strode, Nancy Thompson to Clarice Starling, many of horror's most iconic protagonists have also been women.

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    "It Reaches the Level of Myth" - An Interview with Kimberly Peirce - Director of Carrie

    Kimberly Peirce is taking a stab at reimagining one of the most iconic horror classics, Carrie, which arguably stars one of the best horror heroines in the genre.

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    IFC Midnight Acquires U.S. Theatrical Rights to Haunted House Horror Sequel 'The Pact 2'

    IFC Midnight has acquired the U.S. theatrical rights to writer-drector duo Dallas Hallam and Patrick Horvath's horror sequel "The Pact 2," Content Films announced.

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    Watch: 'Hell No: The Sensible Horror Film' Where Characters Make Smart Decisions

    Does it drive you crazy when characters in horror films make bad decisions? Then you'll love this short film/faux trailer for a non-existent horror film, "Hell No: The Sensible Horror Film" where, for once, characters make smart decisions and don't put their lives in danger for the sake of creating ...

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    Elijah Wood Dons a Woman's Scalp in Exclusive 'Maniac' Behind-the-Scenes Footage

    Following its release on DVD yesterday, Indiewire has obtained an exclusive clip from the bonus features of "Maniac," the horror flick starring Elijah Wood as a psychotic man with a penchant for woman's scalps. In the behind-the-scenes footage from the film, which received an IFC Films release over ...

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    Woman Seeks Revenge: What's the Purpose of the Rape/Revenge Horror Film?

    If you want to start a spirited debate amongst horror fans, a sure fire topic to bring up is the infamous rape/revenge sub-genre probably best known because of movies like Meir Zarchi's 1978 film I Spit on Your Grave (originally titled: Day of the Woman) or Wes Craven's The Last House on the Left fr...

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    Overcoming Trauma of the Home: Women Gaining Strength in Light of Abuse

    Much has been made by media critics of the propensity of horror movies to fetishize the murder of women - to make them victims, suffering at the hands of brutal forces for their sexual sins. The slasher films of the '70s and '80s as well as their '90s sequels allowed audiences the killer's-eye-view ...

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