Within the medium of cinema, where every frame is meticulously crafted to evoke emotions and ignite imaginations, titles serve as a gateway to the world within. It is not merely a sequence of words but a portal that hints at the essence of the narrative, enticing audiences with promises of adventure, romance, mystery, or intrigue.

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Have you ever wondered about how the Death Note anime started during the short four-month window between the two live-action movies? Or how Parasyte’s anime debuted the same month as its first live-action film, despite being two decades since the source manga had ended? Or how Erased’s anime, novel, and live-action film all hit during the same month that

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With the year drawing ever closer to its conclusion, we cast our mind’s eyes back on the monumental releases over the past 12 months. Join us at Grimoire of Horror as we contemplate some of, what we consider to be, the stand-out films that were released over 2023. List Contents: Infinity Pool (2023) Talk to

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True crime has always mustered a strong, morbid curiosity from society. From the events unfolding on live news feeds to popular podcasts and video essays, this macabre fascination seems to have been around for as long as crime itself. However, it’s safe to say that the most popular way of exploring these heinous acts is

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Bringing you a list of the most terrifying books we’ve read this past year. Hold onto your hats, it’s going to be a bumpy ride. List: Becoming the Boogeyman – Richard Chizmar The Eater of Gods – Dan Franklin Cold, Black, and Infinite: Stories of the Horrific and Strange – Todd Keisling The Mobius Door –

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Toronto After Dark 2023 Canadian shorts

In addition to those that played ahead of the main features, the Toronto After Dark Film Festival screened eight more Canadian shorts in a dedicated showcase. From rotoscope animation to avian abduction, these films cover a variety of genres, subgenres, and tones. Some are pure horror; others offer no scares at all. Here are our

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Toronto After Dark 2023 Canadian shorts

Alongside their dedicated Shorts Showcase (both Canadian and International), the Toronto After Dark Film Festival offers bitesize extras for those attending. Each of the main features is preceded by a short film, resulting in a bevy of horror and comedy in equal measure. Here are our thoughts on those ten extra shorts. Contents: *666 Black

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Originating in 1980s Japan, V-cinema was a term that was trademarked by the film giant Toei Company as a general label for their direct-to-video content. With the rise in VHS players being purchased, as well as difficulty recouping their investments in their big-budget productions (as well as the popularity of OVA’s), the decision to move

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The generally agreed definition of a snuff film is a real (not staged) filmed murder. In some cases, it is viewed for the purpose of arousal. However, this is somewhat incorrect, as by this definition, any video depicting the death of a person, purposeful or accidental, can fall under this moniker depending on the viewer.

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Like a match made in heaven, gore and horror go hand in hand like strawberries and cream or other relevant simile and, undoubtedly, some of the best representations of gore have come from Anime. Always thought to be aimed toward children in the West, companies such as Manga sort to find the most graphic, bloodsoaked

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