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Dark Things Exist in Forgotten Places . . .

Things we try to forget, things we dismiss and hide from, things that hunger for a chance to make us scream.

Once They Were Worshipped, Warded and Bound.

Now we pretend they don't exist, we say they are myths and nightmares. And this angers them.

Fear Exists in Us All, We Manage These Fears, But. . .

There are fears, ancient and dark, embedded so deep, below our modern minds, that we turn from their memory, until we are confronted with them...

I Write About the Forgotten, Feared Things, The Darkness and The Blood.

Some of my works warn of these fears, others embrace those lost in these fears, others call these fears forth.

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I am Jeffrey Batchelder, a writer of stories about the dark. Dark places, dark people, dark things and how this dark affects us. Some of my stories are about vampires, old and hateful creatures with a desire to damage the world. Some of my stories are about people, acting lost and becoming distorted by the things the they have experienced.

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Let studio execs, Wall Street investors, and superstar directors fret and feel the angst. Serves 'em right, say we few, we proud, we horror geeks.
Posted: September 27, 2016, 10:30 am
Let's talk about horror films and their use of contemporary sexual anxieties to generate fear. Since the early days of Universal's monster movies, horror ...
Posted: September 27, 2016, 9:45 am
Among outstanding tales of bad blood between roommates, one residence-life official told of an incident in which a student held her three roommates ...
Posted: September 27, 2016, 9:00 am
Following up on the success of Norse mythology action RPG Jotun, Thunder Lotus Games goes back to the drawing board with Sundered, ...
Posted: September 27, 2016, 7:31 am
Cineastes have often debated the game-changing moments where one film 'changed everything' and 'nothing was ever the same again.' Was ever a ...
Posted: September 27, 2016, 6:33 am
AN IRISH boy of three who suffers from a rare incurable form of epilepsy is seizure free since being treated with cannabis oils in the United States.
Posted: September 27, 2016, 3:22 am
Other horror films created by Lewis included A Taste of Blood, The Wizard of Gore, The Gruesome Twosome, She-Devils on Wheels and Scum of the ...
Posted: September 27, 2016, 2:26 am
Also, October will feature the Syfy debut of recent horror (and horror-ish) hits Sweeney Todd, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Zombieland, The ...
Posted: September 26, 2016, 11:37 pm
WHAT'S TRUE: An informal study commissioned by a movie rental service found that watching certain horror movies increased viewers' heart rates ...
Posted: September 26, 2016, 11:15 pm
The network (Corporate owner of Blastr -Ed) has announced the full line-up of originals for the horror-centric month, and along with existing shows Z ...
Posted: September 26, 2016, 10:52 pm
Leela Lomax is set to have big fears for her unborn baby in Hollyoaks as she suffers a sudden collapse – will everything be okay with her child or ...
Posted: September 26, 2016, 10:52 pm
Syfy has released its upcoming slate of original horror movies to accompany the premiere of its Creepypasta-inspired series Channel Zero.
Posted: September 26, 2016, 10:18 pm
And Victoria Justice certainly knew how to drum up attention when she attended the Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do The Time Warp Again Photo ...
Posted: September 26, 2016, 10:18 pm
A Mercedes and Jaguar were left mangled following the collision on the M60 near Middleton at junction 19 on Monday night. Despite the extensive ...
Posted: September 26, 2016, 9:40 pm
They then took the horror movie on road and around the world. But for the first (and last) time, it's playing on the big screen in Kansas City at the Alamo ...
Posted: September 26, 2016, 9:39 pm
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal Pictures has nabbed the rights to Joe Hill's new horror novella, Snapshot 1988, and the studio is ...
Posted: September 26, 2016, 9:22 pm
Coming off of its Norse mythology adventure Jotun, Thunder Lotus Games is back with another hand-drawn, boss-filled game, one that's "heavily ...
Posted: September 26, 2016, 9:22 pm
There is one single, specific thread connecting all of American Horror Story characters and plots throughout its six seasons. And that thread is dark ...
Posted: September 26, 2016, 9:11 pm
Alton Towers' owners were solely to blame for the horror Smiler crash, a court heard yesterday. Investigators found safety failings led to the incident ...
Posted: September 26, 2016, 9:11 pm
My feelings about reading horror stories are similar to my feelings about eating four slices of pizza in one sitting: in the moment, it seems like a great ...
Posted: September 26, 2016, 9:00 pm


Horror Movies, Horror News, and So Much More

31-9While writing this review as I watch the movie, I realised (though it must have been obvious to everyone else in the world) that Rob Zombie is horror’s Quentin Tarantino. No really, he writes as well as directs his own works, he understands the film genre, not just plots but … Read More...

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Author: anythinghorror
Posted: September 20, 2016, 11:11 pm

thirst-966-434My time for watching movies has grown smaller of late; real life has that effect on you. So if I sit down and watch something that turns out to be bad, I may go a little overboard in condemning it, even though theoretically I could have just turned it off … Read More...

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Posted: September 16, 2016, 4:49 pm


No, not a biopic of neo-glam British rock band who were famous for almost 15 minutes about twelve years ago with  “I Believe in a Thing Called Love” (What, no one else remember them?). But that at least might have brought some bigger interest than the movie we got, a movie … Read More...

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Author: anythinghorror
Posted: September 8, 2016, 1:06 am


I’m on a roll with short films!! Lately, I’ve been watching some really well-made and engrossing short films. Here are two older shorts that haven’t lost any impact over the years and which are all worth your time.

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SHE’S HAVING A BABY! is expertly directed by Chris Smellin and Robert Smellin Read More...

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Author: anythinghorror
Posted: August 5, 2016, 3:23 pm

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No, this isn’t the 2009 French zombie flick, The Horde, this is the 2016 flick that borrows plot elements from a few different sources. The Horde is written by Paul Logan, who also stars as John Crenshaw, an ex-SEAL who accompanies his girlfriend, Selina (Tiffany Brouwer) to the woods for Read More...

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Posted: August 4, 2016, 12:51 am

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Here’s a film with a really fun premise, good performances, some fun gore, and which has a decent premise. So why am I not raving about Love in the Time of Monsters  and telling you all to run out and see this? Well, when a ninety-seven minute movie feels … Read More...

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Author: anythinghorror
Posted: August 3, 2016, 1:26 am

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H.P. Lovecraft’s influence still has a strong presence in the contemporary horror genre. Lovecraft was more than just the “Man of Cosmic Horror.” One of his stronger themes include “madness in the face of abject horror.” We’ve all come across this theme in his writings. When a character is faced … Read More...

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Author: anythinghorror
Posted: July 30, 2016, 3:16 pm


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Statistically, there’s gotta be a few whores who survive the apocalypse, right? Well, the new short film, Apocalypse: The Hooker, exports this. RynoRyder/Boyer Productions is a newly formed Los Angeles-based company, and they are releasing their short film, Apocalypse: The Hooker. The short is written and directed by Ryan Read More...

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Author: anythinghorror
Posted: July 30, 2016, 3:12 pm


Clown may not be a new movie, but it is a recent release. Released last month on June 17, 2016, Clown was originally shot in 2012. The film is written by Christopher Ford and Jon Watts (Watts also directed), and overall this is a solid film. The acting is solid, there gore Read More...

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Posted: July 29, 2016, 3:55 pm


Leatherface, Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers, Freddy Krueger. The horror genre is filled to the tits with well-known slasher killers. But director Glenn Douglas Packard believes there’s room for one more. Pitchfork is written by Packard and Darryl F. Gariglio and stars Daniel Wilkinson, Brian RaetzLindsey Nicole, Ryan Moore, Celina Beach, Nicole Dambro, and Keith Webb. Read More...

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Author: anythinghorror
Posted: July 29, 2016, 3:54 pm