Kenn Hoekstra

PopHorror Writer. Associate Editor. @PopHorrorNews Tweeter. Also... Screenwriter. Blogger. Horror Movie Aficionado. Wisconsin Sports Fan. IT Guy. Father. Smartass. People's Champion. TIME Person of the Year - 2006.

5 Short Horror Films More Terrifying Than Election Day!

Short Horror

Stressed about the election? You’re not alone! But we’ve got the cure for what ails you… Take your mind off of America’s future and spend a few minutes checking out these 5 Short Horror Films from 2016. I guarantee you’ll forget about the election in no time! First up – The Moonlight …

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Stephen King’s ‘Carrie’ (1976) Turns 40 – Retro Review

“Carrie is an absolutely spellbinding horror movie,” raves renowned film critic Roger Ebert in his 1976 review. “It’s also (and this is what makes it so good) an observant human portrait.” This is bold praise for Brian De Palma’s masterful 1976 film adaptation of Stephen King’s first horror novel. Carrie, the film, …

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Resurrecting Halloween: Resurrection

Halloween: Resurrection…  Oh, God, where do I even begin? Let me start by saying this isn’t one of my favorite entries in the Halloween franchise. Many fans agree. In fact, despite being the third highest grossing film in the series (at the time), this turkey nearly sent Michael Myers into retirement…permanently. NOTE: This article contains …

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Happy Birthday Cary Elwes – ‘Saw’ Actor Turns 54!

Cary Elwes

Cary Elwes doesn’t just have an impossible name to pronounce, he has a birthday as well!  The English actor and veteran of the Saw films turns 54 years old today. Happy Birthday, Cary! Although he’s probably best known for playing “Westley” in The Princess Bride, Cary Elwes is no stranger …

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Danielle Harris Announces She’s Pregnant!

Danielle Harris

Danielle Harris, one of our favorite scream queens, took to Twitter recently to announce that she’s pregnant! It is the first child for Harris and her husband, David Gross. People Magazine broke the exclusive story this week. “After three years of fighting for the family I so desperately wanted to start, …

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From Dusk Till Dawn Returning To Theaters!

From Dusk Till Dawn

Quentin Tarantino’s action-packed vampire flick From Dusk Till Dawn turned 20 years old in 2016. Miramax is celebrating this milestone by bringing the movie back to theaters. Directed by Robert Rodriguez, From Dusk Till Dawn kicked off in January of 1996 with a $10.2 million opening weekend en route to a $26 million domestic haul. That …

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THE EVIL DEAD Turns 35 Years Old Today!

The Evil Dead

Way back in 1981, Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell turned a small cast and an even smaller budget into the modern independent horror masterpiece The Evil Dead. We salute the film and the filmmakers on the 35th anniversary of the theatrical premiere at the Redford theater in Detroit, Michigan! Even …

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Donald Trump PhotoShopped Into Classic Horror Movies!

Hillary Clinton

Donald Trump can be a scary guy. Love him or hate him, the press and the denizens of the Internet are having a field day with him. Prime example: the fine folks over at Design Crowd had themselves a PhotoShop contest.  The theme? PhotoShop Donald Trump into famous horror movie …

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Wes Craven’s DEADLY FRIEND (1986) Turns 30!

Deadly Friend

Deadly Friend is 30 years old? When I realized the big three-oh was on the horizon for Wes Craven’s oft forgotten chiller, I had to double check the date to be sure. Sure enough, it opened on October 10th, 1986, right alongside Jumpin’ Jack Flash and Peggy Sue Got Married, back when Crocodile Dundee still topped the …

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Adrienne Barbeau To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Adrienne Barbeau

Adrienne Barbeau, one of horror cinema’s most beloved scream queens, will be honored next month with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the New York City Horror Film Festival.  She will be the first woman to receive the distinction.  Previous honorees include Sean S. Cunningham, Robert Englund, Wes Craven, George A. …

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