Paranormal Activity 4 will make you root for these movies to die

Paranormal Activity 4 has done what no other Paranormal Activity has accomplished before it: made me root for the death of this horror franchise. It's criminally boring and horribly stupid. And I love these movies. I love the shtick, love the sisters — hell, I even love the stupid name they gave the demon in the third … » 10/19/12 1:47pm 10/19/12 1:47pm

Why The Possession cast was terrified of the real "dybbuk box" behind…

Little known fact: Exorcism film The Possession is based on a real item called a "dybbuk box." The box, which imprisons evil spirits, made headlines years ago. But when actors Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Natasha Calis were asked if they wanted to bring the original on set, their reaction was, no thank you. Because it's… » 8/30/12 4:20pm 8/30/12 4:20pm

Disgusting clip from The Possession has Sam Raimi's mark all over it

We recently learned that Sam Raimi was a producer on the "Jewish exorcist" flick The Possession, which was previously titled The Dybbuk Box. But this creepy new clip makes the horror legend's presence crystal clear. We're delighted that this spooky movie seems to be channeling the grotesque body horror from Raimi's… » 8/15/12 8:30am 8/15/12 8:30am

The Raccoon Scrotum Monster, and Other Awful Creatures from 1800s…

This should appeal to those of you who were tickled by those magnificent Edo-era He-Gassen scrolls, which put the art in "fart." Throughout the early 1800s, celebrated Japanese artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861) painted hundreds of gorgeous scenes, including those of landscapes, samurai, and beautiful women. » 3/12/12 8:50am 3/12/12 8:50am

If you're going to hell, pray you don't get sent to the Chinese version

We're big fans of Hieronymus Bosch-style artwork showing the Christian Hell in all its glory — but Bosch pales in comparison to this art collection of (what we're assuming) is Chinese Hell. There's one form of punishment that's just needle rain and another that's some sort of a bee and scorpion tornado. » 11/08/11 1:40pm 11/08/11 1:40pm

At least these Paranormal Activity 3 clips are scarier than Paranormal …

Paranormal Activity is gearing up for the release of the third installment of the found-footage horror series — with an origin story set in 1988, when things started to go wrong for the demon-haunted sisters. Now check out the first ever clips from the new film. Thank goodness, it's already a lot scarier than » 9/27/11 6:30am 9/27/11 6:30am

In the 15th century, Satanic automata wigged out churchgoers

Automata were... theologically and culturally familiar, things with which one could be on easy terms.

They were funny, sometimes bawdy, and they were everywhere... Mechanical devils were...rife. Poised in sacristies, they made horrible faces, howled and stuck out their tongues to instill fear in the hearts of…

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