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Wait Until Dark: 9 Unconventional Scary Movies

At Movie Mezzanine the staff has put together some movies don't need masked killers to be scary.

"Watching horror movies is a standard and exciting Halloween tradition for many. But sometimes rewatching the same old films can get a little boring. You can certainly try to shake things up by watching something new or foreign, like Hausu or an early Cronenberg flick. But even those taps can run dry. Genre, by definition, is supposed to be repetitive, and though this predictability is part of its charm, sometimes we need a little something new."

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Review: Nightcrawler

Louis Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a self-made man, just don't ask him how many people he stepped on during his way there. He has a speech prepared for why you should make him your newest employee, the problem is Louis forgets how calculating every little word is that falls out of his mouth. Desperate for any kind of inroads to a career, Louis discovers one by chance on the side of the road.

Review: Horns

Daniel Radcliffe could not be doing more to dispel his Harry Potter image that so many movie fans still hold onto. From ages 12 to 22 Radcliffe personified the beloved children’s book character, but he’s moving on. He’s played beat icon Allen Ginsberg, he’s played a cynical romanticist, and he’s played a terrorized attorney. Based on the novel by Joe Hill, Horns, is truly the cherry on top of the typecast-busting sundae because no one will be thinking about Potter when they see this.

Radcliffe plays Ig Perrish, a local DJ who has been with the love of his life Merrin (Juno Temple) since they met in elementary school. The couple has a screaming match after she dumps him publicly. When she appears, raped and dismembered under the tree that both she and Ig loved it is no surprise that the number one suspect for this unthinkably violent crime is Ig. Even his own parents suspect he probably did it. He is hounded by the press and protesters outraged he has “gotten away” with murder, but I…

Lionsgate Horror Contest

(UPDATE: CONTEST EXTENDED UNTIL 11/5)
To celebrate Halloween Lionsgate is promoting five of their most celebrated horror films. The giveaway for this promotion is a UV download for The Blair Witch Project. To win: tweet using #LionsgateHorror and mention @nevermindpop on twitter. To increase your chances of winning, leave your favorite #LionsgateHorror film in the comments section for extra contest entries, following @nevermindpop never hurts either. All entries must be in before Oct. 31st.
Each household is only eligible to win One (1) Digital Download code for The Blair Witch Project via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

31 Days of Horror: The Sacrament

Just when I thought there weren’t any great filmmakers working in horror anymore, Ti West just scared the shit out of me. West bust out on the scene with the moody throwback The House of the Devil showing that he could replicate period aesthetic with ease. His first several films were shot standardly, but for The Sacrament, West dips his toes in the waters of the found footage genre.

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31 Days of Horror: Paranormal Activity 3

Sequels in horror franchises are rarely ever connected to their predecessors with the exception of the same villain/outline that proves profitable. What makes the additions to the Paranormal Activity franchise different is that each follow-up expands the universe, further exploring the demon that plagued Katie and Micah in 2009. With Katie and Kristi both having their adult horrors played out onscreen with Paranormal Activity and Paranormal Activity 2, let’s do the time warp again.

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Every Movie Rule Ever.

Over at SoundonSight.org, I have accumulated over 150 movie rules for your viewing pleasure. Here is a taste of a few of them:

1) Brad Pitt eats… a lot.
2) Jeremy Irons is mostly evil.
3) Yes, Matthew McConaughey is usually shirtless
4) Johnny Depp must always have the most interesting hat.
5) If Brendan Gleeson is in a film, nine times out of ten, he dies.
6) Mel Gibson hates English people.
7) Half the time, Robert DeNiro is a cop. The other half the time, he’s a gangster.
8) Keanu Reeves kills himself. A lot.
9) Ray Liotta is a very dirty cop.

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The Devil's Hand Giveaway

To promote the VOD debut of The Devil's Hand, PartnersHub is giving away a $15 iTunes Gift Card to award one lucky reader. To win, tweet using the #TheDevilsHand and #ProphecyParty hashtags and mention, or follow @nevermindpop on twitter. For more fun download the "Party Prophecy Player's Guide" and play along as you watch the film at home.

The Devil's Hand stars Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter), Rufus Sewell (Dark City), and Adelaide Kane (The CW’s Reign).

Each household is only eligible to win One (1) $15 iTunes Giftcard via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

31 Days of Horror: Paranormal Activity

A young couple moves into their new home in a well-to-do neighborhood in San Diego. This would be the happy ending to most films, but unfortunately for Katie (Katie Featherston) and Micah (Micah Sloan) it is just the beginning of their troubles. Shortly after moving in bumps, whispers and general disturbances at night keep the couple awake at night. Rather than shrugging these odd occurrences off, Micah decides an investigation is in order. If this presence is active in the middle of the night as they sleep, then that is when Micah will record.

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Final 'Exodus' Trailer

Less than three months before Ridley Scott's telling of the tale of Moses hits theatres. The film has caught some flak for white-washing the cast of the swords and sandals epic, but if there is something Scott can do, it's epics.

Review: Gone Girl

Nick and Amy Dunne have a perfect marriage. Well, if you ask other people anyway. Nick and Amy aren't like other couples. They may live in the suburbs of the Midwest, but the Dunnes are still with it. Amy always made Nick promise her that they wouldn't end up like those husbands and wives that watch CBS on Friday night and have a booth at the local diner. It's just not in her DNA.