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Binary System Podcast #98 – Horror movies with special guest Hannah

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Binary System Podcast #98 – Horror movies with special guest Hannah

The nights are longer, the air is cooler, there’s pumpkin spice everywhere, so you know what that means? Time to break out our favorite horror movies and scare ourselves silly. (Hey, could you leave the light on in the hallway tonight? Why? Um, no reason…)

Special guest Hannah Wallace joins Binary System as we put flashlights under our faces and discuss our favorite horror movies: it was supposed to be one apiece, but that plan went out the window fast as we touched on (*deep breath*) In the Mouth of Madness, Blair Witch Project, The Ring, Event Horizon, Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Warriors, What Lies Beneath, and The Descent.

We also talked about a few of the gorier films (Saw, Drag Me to Hell, Silent Night Deadly Night) and why the hell we watched them, and then we finished up with moments from Snap Judgement “Spooked,” The Orbiting Human Circus of the Air (well, the one bit that we actually liked, starts right at 17 minutes), two sentence horror stories, Texts From a Jack O’LanternThe Black Pumpkin, and a cartoon Hannah remembers that had gargoyles in it. No, not that one, a different one.

 

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Review: Whispering Willows

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Review: Whispering Willows

Whispering Willows is the first game by developer Night Light Interactive and is a horror-themed adventure/puzzle game. You play as Elena Elkhorn, a descendent a native-american tribe that had the power of separating their spirits from their physical bodies allowing them to commune with the spirits of the dead. When her father goes missing it is up to Elena to harness the power of her tribe and seek out her father in the crumbling remains of Willows mansion. Read On

Halloween: Our favorite horror books

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Halloween: Our favorite horror books

Horror novels are good any time of the year, but the best time for them is right around Halloween. With the weather getting cooler and the nights getting longer, there’s nothing like curling up in a dark room with a cup of hot chocolate and a great horror story and scaring the hell out of yourself.

It’s also interesting how much of horror has a sci-fi or fantasy element to it. The exceptions are true-crime books or novels about gritty, urban violence, and those are great, but Kathryn and Elizabeth really prefer the ones with some kind of otherworldly element. So they’ve whittled down their list of favorites and each picked three books they think you’d like, if you’re looking to sleep with the lights on tonight.

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Movie Issues: 1980s Horror Films to Enjoy This Halloween

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Movie Issues: 1980s Horror Films to Enjoy This Halloween

The 1980s were a thing of beauty when it came to horror and slasher films. It’s really the decade that started it all. Some are really good, but sadly most are not. Well, there not good by “good movie” standards. But for people who love a bad flick, a bad flick that is so bad it fantastic, there are plenty. Here a few of both, the good one you must see and the bad one you need to see! Read On

TV Shows for the Halloween Season

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TV Shows for the Halloween Season

Over the last decade, a creepy cornucopia of television shows with horror or supernatural themes have appeared. Many of them are just right to dig into for the Halloween season! Here are a few you may not have heard of, now on Netflix Streaming or Amazon Instant Video.

wolfbloodWolfblood (2012 – . One season available for streaming.) – A BBC children’s program about a teenage werewolf. But don’t let the fact that it’s for kids scare you away, it’s a clever little show with few of the typical kid show trappings, definitely enjoyable for adults as well.

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