Did you know that certain movies with occult and supernatural themes are connected to bad luck and even death?
Have you ever had disturbing dreams or upheaval in your life for days or even weeks after watching scary films?
Just when you thought it was safe to go to sleep comes a book on the horror genre like no other. Horror movies give us a delightful rush, but does it come at a cost much higher than the price of a ticket at the box office?
The Secret Life of Horror Movies delves into the parallels between what happens onscreen and how this entertainment bleeds into our real lives. It also investigates the film-making process and the origin of those brilliantly creepy ideas that coarse through the minds and keyboards of screenwriters and directors.
From haunted movie sets depicting ghosts, possession and murder to the tragic ends of actors who thought the blood would stop flowing when the director yelled ‘cut!’ we’ll explore the fine line be...
Have you ever wondered where the scary stuff in your favourite horror films comes from? Yes of course, screenwriters think up all of the frightful and gory scenarios. Or it’s adapted from a Clive Barker or Stephen King novel, right? Sure, that’s one point along the path of creating a Halloween or Friday the 13th but maybe, just maybe…the writer is not the point of origin for the story’s original concept. Perhaps it was someone or someTHING else’s idea?
Ok, this might be a stretch for a few of you and I’ll request that you suspend your disbelief for just a moment and consider the possibility that your favourite horror movie came from the mind/consciousness of a being that resides just outside of our physical reality. Ridiculous, you say? But such things can’t be proven! That even sounds like the PLOT of a horror movie. Yes, I know, quite an assertion but please hear me out. Just as such a theory cannot be proven, it cannot be disproven either, right? Another question, a very important qu...