‘Based on a True Story’: A Look at the Use of this Horror Movie Tagline

‘Based on a True Story’ is eye-catching, head-turning and ticket-worthy for many movie fans. For horror, this tagline alone and its message is especially enticing and ups the ante on all other movies playing that week in theaters. Quite simply: it sells. But what does ‘based on a true story’ really mean? As movie-goers, how much […]


Let’s Play! The Ouija Board

  Whether or not you consider yourself a fan of horror, chances are you’ve heard of the famed Ouija Board. A simple concept for a board game, it contains only two objects: a flat board and a planchette. On the board are written in black bold font the numbers zero through nine, the letters of […]


An Infograph: Top Grossing PARANORMAL Films Worldwide

  By compiling a list of the top grossing films, we are more able to visualize the shear monetary strength of not just horror films, but PARANORMAL films globally. Note: Previous to the 1980s, it was difficult to track international sales of film, therefore via boxofficemojo.com, we present the following information below focusing on paranormal films […]


What are the ‘Supernatural’ and ‘Paranormal’?

  We often hear the two words “Supernatural” and “Paranormal” used interchangeably. A simple online search shows overlapping horror television and films categorized under both terms, leading to even more confusion. Forget grabbing the dictionary, Webster remains vague. So how do we differentiate the two? Let’s start with ‘Supernatural’:   History tells us that the […]


Listening for Romance in Horror: A Playlist

  Not many storytellers tackle romance when confronting horror, the two just don’t seem to mix. Who has time to fall in love when there are zombies knocking at the door, or an angry spirit haunting your house and making a mess of things? Well, that just may be the perfect time to light that […]