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Our friends at Filmmaker IQ have published a fun and informative lesson that’s perfect for the spooky season. The History of Horror takes us from the roots of the genre dating back to the earliest days of cinema right on up to current trends.

The video starts with gothic horror inspired by the “old castle on a dark and stormy night” tales… Continue reading Explore the History and Psychology of Horror Movies with These Great Videos

The folks at CineFix have rounded up a video countdown of cinema’s most stunning makeup transformations. We all know that great special effects makeup can transport audiences to a world beyond the screen. The annals of film history are full of stunning transformations where actors became fantastical creatures and more.

Kicking off the countdown is Gordon Smith’s FX makeover for X-Men and Rebecca Romijn’s… Continue reading Watch: Are These the Best Makeup Transformations in Movie History?

We were a little disappointed when we found out that Javier Bardem dropped out of J. C. Chandor’s A Most Violent Year—set during the winter of 1981, one of the most violent years on record in New York City. Bardem knows a thing or two about that kind of brutality (hello, No Country for Old Men). But after seeing the recently released trailer… Continue reading Watch: 'A Most Violent Year' Trailer Reveals One of the Worst Years in New York City's History

In Adam Wingard’s The Guest (in select theaters now), a soldier shows up at a family’s home claiming to be an old friend of their dead son and is invited to stay with open arms. And then the bodies begin to pile up because everything is not as it seems and houseguests have a habit of revealing themselves to be awful, terrible people in the… Continue reading In Honor of 'The Guest': Meet the Worst Guests in Movie History

While pondering potential subjects for this week, I couldn’t help noticing that this is the 52nd edition of the column that I’ve authored. That’s a full year of weekly nerdery by my count, and it all began on July 23, 2013, with a roundup of the biggest hits, misses and lingering questions from the that year’s San Diego Comic-Con.

With this year’s convention kicking off… Continue reading The Geek Beat: Five Great, Geeky Moments from Modern Comic-Con History