Topic: Horror Movies

Video Gallery: 9 Horror Movies You Probably Haven’t Seen to Get You In the Halloween Spirit

Video Gallery: 9 Horror Movies You Probably Haven’t Seen to Get You In the Halloween Spirit

I don’t know about you guys, but one of my favorite ways to get my Halloween on is by watching horror movies. The good ones are few and far between, but the bad ones are usually hilarious, so either way, it’s a win-win situation. Need some spooking yourself, but tired of seeing the same old Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street films time and time again? Never fear; we here at Crushable HQ have assembled a bunch of horror movies that you probably haven’t seen. So come on in. Turn out the lights. Grab a friend if you need one. And let’s get scary. More »

Video Gallery: 8 Kids’ Movies Recut as Horror Films

Video Gallery: 8 Kids' Movies Recut as Horror Films

Despite Dumbo being sold and produced as a movie for children, I was so terrified of that movie that it took years for me to able to look at elephants without freaking out. Turns out that other people agree with me about the potential fear factor of kids’ movies, and plenty of YouTubers have recut trailers for movies like Mary Poppins and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory to play up the eerie elements, adding some scary music for effect. More »

‘The Human Centipede II’ Shoots Itself in the Foot By Becoming Too Meta

'The Human Centipede II' Shoots Itself in the Foot By Becoming Too Meta

How to top 2010′s taunt on the gag reflex, The Human Centipede (First Sequence)? A mad scientist kidnaps three tourists and stitches them together to form one creature that shares the same digestive tract. In the sequel, a perverted doctor (Laurence Harvey) who got off on the first movie — yeah, it’s way meta — decides to recreate the experiment, but with twelve people and a much more sinister plan for the creature. Britain immediately banned the movie, later clarifying that the film board would pass grotesque torture done in the name of science, but not the same done for sexual thrill.

Really, the problem boils down to one thing: Dr. Heiter (the terrifying Dieter Laser) isn’t in this movie. More »

Virgin Viewing: ‘Young Frankenstein’

Virgin Viewing: 'Young Frankenstein'

Although my friends reliably freak out every time I announce the name of yet another classic movie I’ve never seen, most of the time it’s understandable why I haven’t seen a particular film – I never watched The Godfather because I don’t like movies that glorify the mafia; I never saw The Exorcist because I scare easily. But there is absolutely no reason for making it this far without having seen Young Frankenstein because, well – that movie rules. More »

Virgin Viewing: ‘The Exorcist’

Virgin Viewing: 'The Exorcist'

Confession: I hate horror movies. Some people live for the adrenaline rush, but I’d rather get my blood pumping from yoga than from being scared out of my mind. So when it came time to watch an iconic horror movie for this series, I popped The Exorcist into my DVD player at 2 PM on a warm, sunny Sunday. The windows were all open and light was gushing in from every direction. And then I was ready. To laugh my face off, apparently. More »

Revisiting ‘Scream’: How To Survive A Horror Movie

Revisiting 'Scream': How To Survive A Horror Movie

In 1996, horror master Wes Craven and writer Kevin Williamson made slasher flick history with a little movie they made called Scream. While the slasher genre had been around for a while (Halloween in 1978, Friday the 13th in 1980, A Nightmare On Elm Street in 1984, etc.), Scream was unique in that it gave us self-aware horror movie characters for the first time. These were characters who not only knew that they were in a horror movie, but who also (and perhaps more importantly) knew the RULES of a horror movie. With this awareness in their arsenal, they were able to both follow and subvert the rules, either helping or hindering their survival. They fought their way through three movies with varying degrees of success, and by the time the third one came around, we were all under the impression that it was going to be the last one. And it was…

…Until now. More »

Virgin Viewing: ‘Jaws’

Virgin Viewing: 'Jaws'

When I first launched this feature last week, most of the people in my life had one response: “You’ve never seen what?!” Usually, my argument against seeing a particular classic film is “Well, I already know how it ends.” That’s what happens when movies are so hugely relevant in our cultural zeitgeist – we’ve seen enough parodies and caught enough references that we feel like we’ve seen a movie, even when we haven’t. But there was another reason for me not having seen Jaws – I don’t like scary movies. In other words, I am a giant fucking wuss. More »