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 from the 1990s (exception: The Exorcist (1973)) and onward.   Enjoy this infograph? Let us know in the comments below what topics you’d like to see covered in future infographs.          

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 flame between two starry-eyed characters.   Music lifts the soul. It carries us to places far beyond the reaches of our sight, harnessing the ability to touch on any emotion. So it is no wonder that film scores play such a vital role….

Taming Monsters with Guillermo del Toro

    As far back as the days of the sirens in Homer’s The Odyssey, horror fans have come to love and hate monsters. We gawk in awe at their brutish ways, but love when their stories fill our imaginations. With seemingly wicked nature, grotesque physical features, and violent demeanor harboring death and destruction to those who cross them, Thehouseofmonsters.com states that “The word monster is derived from the Latin word “monstrum”, which in [literal] terms means omen.” While most of us would be fighting with flight or fright, legendary director and creative mind Guillermo del Toro runs towards them —….

Boo! Madea Gives Fans Another Reason to Love Comedy Horror

  Many were surprised to find that Boo! A Madea Halloween beat out some of the biggest star-studded titles released in October. Starring the no-nonsense Madea, a former stripper and jailbird who puts anyone out of order back in their place while maintaining a nurturing heart, Boo! A Madea Halloween easily won over audiences as the film to see in theaters. The comedy earned $54 million by October 31, beating out Ron Howard’s Inferno (starring Tom Hanks) by $38 million in gross earnings. Tyler Perry, the creator and star of the Madea series, has seen varied success with his films. But….

Don’t Let Them Watch: ‘Channel Zero’

  The discussion on how much the media impacts, influences, and alternates our way of life is not a new one. Since the beginning of television, scientists from various fields of study have argued over whether or not television is, or has been, beneficial to its youngest viewers – children. Starting this October the Syfy Channel released its latest show called Channel Zero, a horror drama which has brought this discussion back into the spotlight once more. Written by Kris Straub, the show is based off a flash fiction piece submitted to the Creepy Pasta website as far back as 2012…..