Shocktoberfest 2022

Final Edition The scariest movie I saw this week was the HBO documentary Four Hours at the Capitol. The powerful documentary shows what happened when an angry group of protesters attempted to disrupt the certification of the presidential election by storming the Capitol on January 6, 2022. Horror movies provide a safe space for viewers

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Shocktoberfest 2022

Week Two Nineteenth-century American author Edgar Allan Poe was my introduction to horror. Literary scholars consider him to be a key foundational block of the genre and his works are ubiquitous, certain to be found in any library or bookstore.  Even my elementary school had a copy of Tales of Mystery and Imagination that I

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Shocktoberfest 2022

Week One Welcome to Shocktoberfest 2022, the only horror movie festival curated by me! This is a list of movies I watched to prepare for Halloween, plus a thought or two. Week One is pretty long.  I wish I could watch ten horror movies a week, but work and a non-horror movie-loving wife need attention.

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Luchador Films

Everything goes in the world of luchador films! Luchador film is a popular genre based on the characters of Mexico’s thriving professional wrestling circuit. Lucha libre (named after the wrestling style used by the wrestlers) films were prevalent from the late 1950s to the 1970s. While these films, with their masked, barrel-chested heroes and lithe

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Welcome to the second and final part of The Best of Shake, Rattle & Roll. In this list, we jotted down 15 of the scariest and most memorable Shake, Rattle & Roll episodes from the entire film series. If you want to check out the first half of this countdown, you can check it out

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Underlooked Horror Films featured image

With the sometimes crazy amount of horror movies that get released on both VOD and streaming, it’s really easy to miss out on some great titles even if you stay up to date with news and upcoming releases. Here at the Grimoire of Horror, we’ve compiled a list of six underrated horror films from the past

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China is never the first country you think of when it comes to horror films. Government regulation have all but destroyed most of the creativity in all movie genres, not just horror. However, a filmmaker occasionally manages to make something that’s either good, or just a lot of fun to watch. With this in mind,

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Best Japanese Horror

Japanese horror is no small beast, it had a Golden Era with horror movies at the turn of the 21st century that brought Asian horror to the forefront of the horror field internationally with adaptations to homages: Ringu, Ju-on, Dark Water and more as iconic for the modern time. It established various tropes and displayed

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We all love a good horror anthology, don’t we? From Creepshow (1982), Trick ‘r Treat (2007), The ABCs of Death (2012) to V/H/S (2012), horror anthologies have been a favorite in the horror genre, thanks to their multiple stories and enduring entertainment value. And aside from these examples, the Philippines turns out to be the home

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yandere

Sometimes love makes you crazy, and sometimes makes you want to stab someone right in the middle of their chest. Just as the Japanese term defines it, a “yandere” is a mix between being lovesick and insane in equal parts. This juxtaposition usually leads to abnormal behavior, violence, and, in some cases, mess with the

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