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Top 10 Things that Scare The Bejeezus out of Xander

Posted in List with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 28, 2017 by Xander Woolf

Growing up, I was a scared kid. I mean, I was scared of everything. Put me in a dark room, near a clown, around some bugs, and I was a crying, blubbering mess. Every single night I went to sleep, I would think, “Tonight’s the night the ghost is gonna decide to get me.”

I forced my siblings to leave the bathroom light on so it would pour into my bedroom. Nightlights weren’t enough. It had to be the bathroom light or my bedroom light. I slept in a fully lit room for about a year in middle school.

It was bad.

Now, I’ve tamed those irrational fears.

Well… most of them.

Check out what I’m scared of now.

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The Most Underrated Horror Movies on Netflix

Posted in List with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 6, 2016 by Xander Woolf

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Guest Post By: Cassie from Culture Coverage

Are you a fan of the things that go bump in the night? What about the ones that creep in the woods unnoticed? If you are, Netflix has got you covered with all things spooky and creepy to add to your queue and have a scream stream fest.

From an anthology of horror shorts to art house films on a super budget, these Netflix scary stories are sure to put a little jump in your step, and a just a tad of fear into your next Netflix & Chill session.

1. The ABCs of Death
Starting off with this delicious anthology, The ABCs of Death is like a giant kid’s storybook full of goodies, except these goodies come in the horror contingency from more than two dozen directors and spell out (literally) how to kill. For anyone looking for a good couple of shorts to bring big scares, The ABCs of Death is beautiful, deadly, and most of all, a horror flick lover’s dream.

2. The House at the End of Time
Spanish language horror flicks have never had a better run and The House at the End of Time is in the same vein that makes del Toro’s the most lauded (and awarded) horror flicks of all time. The main protagonist, Dulce, is a mother who learns of apparitions in her house, and after getting attacked, leaves the house. But later in her old age, she comes back to confront the demons who plagued her there and finally settle the score. For fans of thrillers like The Haunting in Connecticut and The Messengers, The House at the End of Time is a foreign masterpiece that belongs on your list of must-sees.

3. Monsters
A little bit of genre mixing goes on in Monsters, as this tiny indie horror flick takes place in a disease ridden post-apocalyptic world inhabited by alien creatures. As one road weary journalist seeks to take an American tourist to the safety of the US on the other side of the US-Mexican border. Premiering at South by Southwest in 2010 and being made over three weeks, in 5 countries, with a $500,000 budget, you can’t get much more homegrown than this—and it all pays off in a directorial debut by Gareth Edwards. For viewers that like the scare to be unpredictable, authentic, and deliberate, this is the flick for you.

4. Dead Snow
Nazi zombie movie? Check! Dead Snow is one of those traditional horror flick set-ups; medical students hoping for a break head into the icy woods for peace and relaxation only to come across stories of a band of Nazis getting lost in the woods and becoming the undead (sounds awesome, right?). For fans of zombie flicks and excellent historical epics, this just might be the movie to convert you into sitting down for the every zombie-historical crossover, and certainly for the next two movies in the Dead Snow trilogy.

Pro Tip: Not sure if you’ll be able to stream this wherever you are? Take into consideration a Virtual Private Network. It’ll work out all the kinks of wondering whether you’re going to get offered the same Netflix selection everywhere. Perfect for disabling geolocation, a VPN saves you from having to fret, and at the same time protects you from data stealing identity thieves on public WiFi. It’s a win-win.

5. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
Vampires never had such a creepy awakening as in Ana Lily Amirpour’s Iranian flick self-labeled as a vampire Western. With the main character known only as “The Girl,” this story is as much about bloodsucking as it is about defining the human characteristics of the undead as the main falls head over heels for a mortal boy who’s embroiled in the care and keeping of his addiction rattled father. In the vein of vampire movies that speak as art house films, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night might be more terrifying, not for its inclusion of the extraordinary, but because of its humanity.

Still looking for more horror to binge on? Check out this list for great finds of the scary kind, or even just of the thriller sort. Great horror doesn’t always have to leave you shaking in your boots, but it’s generally a great sign if it surprises!

Happy watching!

About the Author: Cassie is an entertainment and online security blogger, who specializes in all things movies and getting around geo-restrictions. She is always open to new suggestions for which flick to watch next. Leave a note in the comments about a movie (or movies!) you love, and she’ll get right to watching or debating its finer points!

Top 10 Movies to Watch for Valentine’s Day

Posted in List with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 14, 2016 by Lilliandra Winters

As you wander the stores looking at cheap chocolates and lame cards, it’s obvious that it’s that time of year. Valentine’s Day. We plan to spend the day thinking about how much love hurts. Here are just a few of our favorite horror movies to watch on Valentine’s Day:

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Lily and Xander’s Top 10 Holiday Horror Movies

Posted in List with tags , , , , , , , , on December 25, 2015 by Xander Woolf

As the holiday decorations go up, you make your cup of hot cocoa and settle down for a movie right before your long winter nap. As everyone else turns on their favorite Christmas holiday cheer movie, we are turning on our favorite holiday horror movies! Here is our list of creepy Christmas classics:

Gremlins (1984) – I mean, does it really need an explanation? A Mogwai is the ultimate christmas present… as long as you follow the rules.

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Edward Scissorhands (1990) – Less horror and more Christmas, but that ice angel always gives me the feels.

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Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) – Don’t judge me, I’ll watch this damned movie on Easter!

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Jack Frost (1997) – Because Frosty has had enough of your materialistic bullshit.

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Child’s Play (1988) – Oh, thanks Mom. It’s what I’ve always wanted: my own toy possessed by a serial killer trying to slit my throat. OH LOOK! Kung Fu Grip!

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The Thing (1982) – This may not be centered around Christmas, but it’s certainly got the winter atmosphere!

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Elves (1989) – Sure, this may be a horrible B list horror movie, but hey, you’re in for some laughs. Trust me.

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Let the Right One In (2008) – Okay, this is a foreign film with subtitles, but just trust me. Have I steered you wrong before?

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Let Me In (2010) – The American version of Let the Right One In (2008). Happy now?

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The Shining (1980) – Saving the best for last (in Xander’s opinion), what better movie to be snowed in with than a movie where a snowed in family is nearly murdered by their patriarch?!

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Let us know what your picks are down in the comments!

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10 Horror Movies to Marathon on Halloween

Posted in List with tags , , , , , , , on October 30, 2015 by Xander Woolf

Every Halloween, we always get the feeling that we have to sit down and marathon a bunch of horror movies. That’s not weird or creepy, right? Well, in celebration of 9th Circle of Horror’s first Halloween, we’ve put together a list of movies that we think you should marathon on Halloween (in no particular order). Be sure to let us know what you think of our picks. Sleep tight.

The Shining (1981)
One of my favorite horror movies of all time, The Shining will effectively get you in the bloody, macabre mindset for Halloween. With a crazed writer fighting the urge to kill his wife and ancient ghosts trying to murder their 7-year-old son, this movie is a classic sure to scare your socks off.

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Silent Hill (2006)
Curl up in the dark with some popcorn and watch Rose as she enters another world to look for her daughter. Not only will this movie give you great costume ideas, but it will also inspire you to hide under the covers whenever you hear sirens.

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Dracula (1931)
Nothing like some good old-fashioned classic horror to make it feel like Halloween. It’s not All Hallow’s Eve without the legendary Vampire himself.

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Halloween (1978)
I mean, the name speaks for itself. This classic goes without saying.

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Psycho (1960)
Halloween is not complete without an Alfred Hitchcock movie. My particular favorite is Psycho. Settle down on Halloween with Norman (or Norma) Bates and watch as things become terrifying.

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Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
A classic that could never be replicated. Visit Halloween town in all of its glory, sing along with some old friends and learn about who you really are. You may not consider this a horror movie, but it just isn’t Halloween without it.

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Event Horizon (1997)
The perfect “holy shit” outer space horror movie. I’ve been startled, but very few movies have scared me and this one always stays with me. Is charging into new technology really the best move? This movie screams with you.

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Cabin in the Woods (2012)
I can never say enough wonderful things about this movie. It has everything you need wrapped in a beautiful bow. Grab some Halloween candy and prepare to be truly entertained, just watch out for Mermen.

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Thir13en Ghosts (2001)
This is one of my favorite movies. It’s creepy as shit. I’ve watched this more times than I can count and will gladly watch it again. Sometimes strangers are more trustworthy than family. It will definitely make you think twice about any inheritance you get.

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Hellraiser (1987)
My all time favorite series, Hellraiser teaches you the important lesson of never playing with what you don’t understand. It reminds you that the veil between Hell and Earth is its thinnest during this day.

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We have such sights to show you.

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