New “American Horror Story” Fan-made Horror Series made by fans, for fans!

American Horror Stories

In August 2013, American Horror Stories uploaded it’s first teaser in honor of the hit FX horror anthology series, “American Horror Story”.  Created by Michael Davis, Zachary Simon, and Jessie Jones, this YouTube fan-made webseries has sparked up over 700+ subscribers and has over 5k hits. On October 28th, they released their first episode entitled “Misery’s Company”.

One night, after watching a full season of AHS on Netflix, I decided to look up some old AHS promos and stumbled upon this little piece of treasury. I’ve watched every episode of American Horror Stories, and I must say, it is the best fan-made series I have seen so far on the web.  The writing of each episode is very well done and even better executed. Here is one of the bone-chilling promos created by these hardcore fans of the FX show, “American Horror Story”.

What do you think?

Since October 28th, American Horror Stories has had a total of four episodes in this first season that centers on a woman named Jessica who has recently moved into a wood-surrounded apartment complex, known as Coldhill Estates, after a stressing divorce. One thing Jessica didn’t look much into on her new home was the history. Coldhill has a very, very terrifying and nightmarish background. In American Horror Stories, terror takes a new form.

If you are interested in watching this American Horror Story dedicated series, click here for the full Playlists of all the episodes to date. You won’t regret it.

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FAMILIAR (2012) – Review

Familiar (2012)

Familiar, from producer Zach Green and writer/director Richard Powell, is possibly one of the greatest psychological horror  films I’ve ever seen. In less than 25 minutes, Green and Powell succeeded in telling the story of a boring man named John with a wife and one daughter. John, played by Robert Nolan, narrates his life in a very poetic manner, explaining his very dull and unexciting life. To make things worse, John discovers his wife Charlotte is having another baby. This is where everything takes a wild turn.

During a very disturbing psychological meltdown, the “voice of reason” in John’s head turns the tables and begins to take control of him. It’s almost as if something inexplicably evil has possessed the already messed-up John.

Familiar at first seems like your average psychological horror short, but it then completely takes a sharp turn into something else. Something else meaning something so brilliantly terrifying, it will leave you at the very edge of your seat shivering. I haven’t seen much from Fatal Pictures, but now I am craving more.  And I am ashamed to say, that when I first watched the teaser trailer, I wasn’t expecting much. But, man, did I get much. Fatal Pictures’ work is much greater and deserves much more attention than what you see in today’s horror/thriller films.

In short, this is horror done correctly.

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“Insidious: Chapter 2” (2013) – Review

Insidious: Chapter 2

Brilliance was defined in a simple one hour and forty-five minutes with James Wan’s highly anticipated horror sequel, Insidious: Chapter 2. This film pretty much gave Leigh Whannel and James Wan a VIP pass into the Masters of Horror lounge.

If you thought The Conjuring was great, oh, how you’ll love this little slice of fright– or should I say, BIG slice of fright! This had each one of my friends jumping and screaming in their seats (maybe a few Icees spilled). There were hardly any jump scares… just the clever brilliance of James Wan.

Insidious: Chapter 2 began right where we left off in Insidious. From there, I can’t say anything else. But, I will say that this film does explain the unexplained. It answers the unanswered. The way Leigh Whannel and James Wan unfolds the story it is just pure genius. The story is amazingly written, the scares are on point, the direction of the film was obviously great as well. Chapter 2 was just overall a fantastic horrifying ride.

…I will say — from what I saw — it looks like there could be an Insidious: Chapter 3… but, that’s just me. You watch it and tell me what you think. #DontGoAlone

“The Conjuring” (2013) – Review

The Conjuring

James Wan’s latest horror flick The Conjuring has stirred up a lot of talk ever since it’s July 19th release in theaters. Lots of talk about how terrifying and life scarring it is. Every one of my friends who saw the movie in theaters came back shaking and claiming how they will never open a closet, look in a mirror, look at a doll, or peak into a dark area ever again in their lives. I want to feel the terror too! I saw The Conjuring yesterday with my horror movie companion Horror Crone and two of her friends… let me just say, the screaming did not stop.

Horror Crone actually found a new tick that she has, which she never new she had before while watching the movie. Each time a creepy situation or a jump scare happened in the movie, she would tap her feet against the floor as if she were running! I asked her what she was doing and she simply said “What do you mean?”. Just wow. This movie was actually very scary. It’s the James Wan movies that really effect you mentally. You don’t have to see a monster or a creepy looking ghost in a James Wan film to be frightened, but feel and hear what is going on. It’s that same feeling you get when you hear a weird sound in your home when you’re alone, but you don’t actually see what it is… but in The Conjuring, that feeling is twice as horrifying.

The Conjuring

I referred James Wan to be the Quentin Tarantino of horror movies. Why? Like Tarantino, James Wan has specific things in his movies that you can tell are, well, James Wan. In all James Wan movies, he uses the shaky camera a lot, he uses many panning shots, and he uses silence as a scary trigger. In most horror movies, you hear this long suspenseful musical note until the jump scare… In a James Wan film, there is silence. Either something happens or it doesn’t… most of the times it does, but sometimes it still is pretty scary even when nothing happens. James Wan also has some really spine chilling introductions to his movies. A James Wan horror movie never has a slow, non-creative, nor boring opening! And that is why we love director James Wan so dearly.

As for a simple review of The Conjuring: terrifying movie. The acting was brilliant, especially from the young actresses who portrayed the roles of the Perron sisters. One specific young actress who really stood out was Joey King who played the role of Christine Perron. She is definitely going far in her acting career, and I cannot to see what she has in store for us next.

The Conjuring is based off a true story, which also makes it scary to think that something like this could actually happen with the hauntings (most of us have experienced hauntings), poltergeists (we’ve all seen a poltergeist, right?), and so on. If you want to learn more about the true story about Ed and Lorraine Warren’s adventures, click HERE

If you have not seen the film yet, please go as soon as possible. And remember, Insidious Chapter 2 comes out in less than 2 months… get ready.

“This Is the End” (2013) – Review

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Now, I am sure you are wondering why I am reviewing a movie like This Is the End, when this website is clearly for horror movies only. You’d be shocked to know that this film is actually a horror  movie.

Based off a short film by Seth Rogen and Jay Baruchel, This Is the End, starring Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, James Franco, Jay Baruchel, and Danny McBride plus many celebrity appearances, is a extremely hilarious, extremely bloody, really violent, and a very different (in a good way) film directed by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen himself. This is not like any other apocalyptic movie, this is definitely a classic. Although there are some very (very) inappropriate and gross scenes, This Is the End is sure to satisfy (everyone mature enough to handle it, that is).

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This movie is basically a bunch of famous friends coming together and making a comedy movie with many great CGI effects, a ton of fake blood and guts, and lots of weed. But, that is not all what makes this movie so greatly made; there is the storyline. What they forget to mention in the trailers is that this movie is very biblical. Many appearances of demons and monsters… Even an exorcism now-and-then. Not the average demon, but one who has a little “rapey vibe” to it. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg did a brilliant job with this movie. This is a great example of what most of the movies these days lack… originality.

If you aren’t into very crude, sexual, messed up, immature, dark comedic gory movies filled with fire, demons, and complete terror… This isn’t for you.

“Mama” sequel in the making?

MAMA

The well-talked about horror flick Mama made $90 million with a budget of $15 million … And with that abrupt ending (no spoilers), does this mean there is a Mama sequel in the works? The answer to this question– maybe.

Mama’s box office mojo has put a great impression on the distributor of Universal Pictures International. The company has ideas of boosting the finance of the production, and start working on a sequel. Maybe even a franchise!

During an interview with Screen Daily, president of Universal Pictures, David Kosse says:

“We think there’s potential for a Mama franchise… We’d like to do another one. But those conversations are in the early stages. Mama is the first of this type of model that we’ve had enormous success with so there are more opportunities for this kind of film.” 

Mama, which came out early this year, was a very creepy, suspenseful, horrifying, and disturbing movie. I jumped almost every minute in the movie. Actor Javier Botet was brilliant as the ghostly Mama. Who knows what could be in store for us if this sequel (or franchise) does happen.

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BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE! Mama writer, Barbara Muschietti made this shocking statement in an interview with Bleeding Cool:

“There has not been any talk at all about it. I read the initial article… I think the journalist asked if that was a possibility and David Kosse didn’t shut it down but he didn’t go into it.”

Well, this puts a new twist on everything you’ve read above. The writer and director (whom are brother and sister, Barbara and Andres Muschietti), which are both two of the most important roles in the movie-making process, didn’t know about any of this! This has been sparking up many rumors that Universal Pictures may want to do a franchise of Mama without its creators. Was David Kosse and his company that excited about making a franchise, that they decided to do it on their own?

This is kind of like a suspenseful television series… What happens next? Stay tuned.

2 episodes left of “Orphan Black” until season finale!

Orphan Black

Have you been watching BBC America’s new science fiction/drama series Orphan Black? I’ve been hooked since the first episode back in March. Starring Tatiana Maslany as all 6 clones: Sarah, Alison, Cosima, Katja, Beth, and Helena is an extremely talented actress. What Maslany does in this show is amazing. As you watch, you forget that all 6 clones are the same person. It is not just the makeup that tricks you, it is the emotion, the actions, and the feeling of the characters. What fun it must be on the set of such a show!

Every episode of Orphan Black is packed with suspense, action, drama, and best of all, horror. For a show like this, you can’t start watching the show at episode 5, you have to start watching on the first episode or else you will get mindraped and not know what is going on whatsoever. So, if you’ve never heard of Orphan Black at all, here’s the full-on plot:

(From BBCAmerica.com)Sarah has always lived the life of an orphan outsider. But a clone is never alone.

Sarah hopes that cleaning out a dead woman’s bank account will solve all her problems. Instead, her problems multiply – and so does she. Experience a whole new side of BBC AMERICA with the channel’s next original scripted series, “Orphan Black,” the exciting and ambitious new addition to the Supernatural Saturday programming block. “Orphan Black” features rising star Tatiana Maslany (“Cas & Dylan,” “Picture Day”) in the lead role of Sarah, an outsider and orphan whose life changes dramatically after witnessing the suicide of a woman who looks just like her. Sarah assumes her identity, her boyfriend and her bank account. But instead of solving her problems, the street smart chameleon is thrust headlong into a kaleidoscopic mystery. She makes the dizzying discovery that she and the dead woman are clones… but are they the only ones? Sarah quickly finds herself caught in the middle of a deadly conspiracy and must race to find answers about who she is and how many others there are just like her. 

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*EPISODE 8 SPOILERS AHEAD* On the last episode of Orphan Black, Sarah’s daughter Kira was taken for a little walk down the street with Helena, the Orphan killer. Of course, this triggered Sarah’s Spider sense on because Kira was in deep doodoo. 

Helena has been stalking Kira for a while now, and finally had the chance to scoop her up, hold her hand, and talk with her. Now, everyone is thinking Helena is going to hurt the little innocent girl in some way, but nope. Kira and Helena hug, Kira admits she must get going, and as Kira is crossing the street, an SUV comes from the blue and hits Kira from the side! Kira’s small body is shown being mangled across the street like a ragdoll! I was so shocked, and I’m sure everyone else was too! No one was expecting this little innocent girl to get trucked by a car 10 times her size. I’ll be honest, I knew something bad was going to happen, but not this!

Episode 9 of Orphan Black is the climax episode of the season. This second-to-last episode until the season finale reveals the truth about everything! “Everything” includes Sarah and how she is in the mix of all the clones! Another thing about Sarah, we don’t know where she came from or how she ties in with all this.

To see the teaser for the next episode, click HERE.

See episode 9 of Orphan Black Saturday, May 25th as a part of Supernatural Saturday!