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As far as cinematic genres go, few are as reliably controversial as horror cinema. From the days of Tod Browning’s Freaks (which used real sideshow performers for its ghastly tale of retribution) way back in 1932, to some of the unforgettable moments of Lars Von Trier’s Antichrist, controversy is one of the genre’s constants.

While there’s no official title bestowed upon the… Continue reading The Last Horror Blog: Eight Movies More Controversial Than 'The Human Centipede' Series

Some franchises just make sense. James Bond can go on forever because there’s endless stories you can tell with a handsome super spy saving the world. The Avengers can spin-off into a dozen different franchises all their own because it’s got characters for days. But The Human Centipede? Who can really say they saw it getting a single sequel, yet alone two?

Here’s the thing about horror movies — even the scariest of them have that disconnect from reality. A distressing moment or a jolt can be easily dismissed. It’s not real. No, that invincible, machete-wielding mad man isn’t actually going to kill you. No, your loved one isn’t going to transform into a mutant and try to rip your face off. By their very… Continue reading Why 'The Look of Silence' and 'The Nightmare' Are More Terrifying Than Most Horror Movies

Here’s your estimated 3-day box office returns (new releases bolded):

1. Fifty Shades of Grey – $ 23.2 million ($ 130.0 million total)

2. Kingsman: The Secret Service – $ 17.0 million ($ 67.1 million total)

3. The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water – $ 15.5 million ($ 125.1 million total)

4. McFarland USA – $ 11.3 million ($ 11.3