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If Horror Movies Were 'Goosebumps' Novels

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The witching hour is approaching fast, people, 'cause it's Halloween, and that means tonight the costumes will go on and once that spiked apple cider starts flowing, all inhibitions will probably soar right out the door. Will it be a treat? That totally depends.

'Til night falls, though, how about a little holiday-themed movie-to-book trickery to tide even your spookiest inner demons over?

Presenting the If It Were Stine series from the wicked wizards of Tumblr (via Laughing Squid), a reimagination of some of horror's biggest classics as R.L. Stine's "Goosebumps" novels. Get More »

Filed Under: Check This Movie News | Source: Laughing Squid

Kristen Bell: Just Call Her Khaleesi

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In today's Halloween-themed installment of random, we now know that "Veronica Mars" star Kristen Bell is opting out of this year's crop of obvious costume choices — there'll be enough Miley Cyruses and Walter Whites and Sharknados running around, we're sure — and going for something (slightly) old school.

And the "Frozen" star, who recently married her long-time sweetie and new baby daddy Dax Shepard in a super-budget ceremony, is bringin' the whole brood in on her not-so-spooky sartorial scheme, too. Even the four-legged members of her cute little fam are in on this thing. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Huffington Post

9 Scary Movies for Scaredy Cats


Are you that person in your friend group who manages to stop scary movie night from happening? Do you always find yourself freaked out for days when you finally do decide to watch one? Do you dread the month of October every year because it means a seemingly endless amount of scary movie nights?

If you answered yes to any of those questions,  this is the list for you. Watching scary movies is not something that's fun for everyone, but Halloween brings out the horror buffs, much to the dismay of the easily frightened. If you find yourself outvoted by friends on movie night, and stuck watching something scary, we've got you covered! This list pulls out nine of the safest scary movies for scaredy cats (it's a badge of honor, really, just embrace it) should the need arise. We'll tell you why it's scary, why it isn't, and even the big moment when you may need to conveniently excuse yourself for a bathroom break.

You're welcome. Read on for the un-freakiest of the freaky. Get More »

Filed Under: Features

Here's 'Hell No,' a Realistic Not-So-Slashery Flick For the Thinking Dude or Lady

Would you venture out into a creepy-ass cabin in the woods where some masked loon is said to roam the place and murder people exactly like you all the time with a machete on Halloween? And even if you did (which you totally would not) would you then go on to trek into some dark, damp, dusty basement and start reading off foreign chants from a book made of skin or fiddling with dangerous little knickknacks or summoning up the beyond with a board game?

"Eff to the no" is the only correct answer to the above because common sense dictates that absolutely no humanoid in their right mind would ever put themselves into these creepy crawly little situations horror movie victims seem to.

So, kudos to this video, aptly called "Hell No: The Sensible Horror Film," which finally sets the record straight on some of the most ridiculous conventions of the thriller genre and lets the would-be-dead-ites get it right for once.

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The 10 Best Movie Mashups of 2012

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Across the many long, winding roads that make up the information superhighway (a term that '90s-era pioneers often used to describe "the Internet"), one of the most respected of skills is the ability to make a decent mashup.

Really, where would we be if we weren't able to distract ourselves from the tedium of our workdays with little three-minute videos that incorporate footage from different sources to create one cohesive piece of satirical entertainment? No damn where, that's where. Get More »

Filed Under: Best of 2012 Features

Villains Laughing Maniacally: The Mashup

You know who's hilarious? Diabolical villains.

Murder, torture, terrorism, sorcery – yes, these are all dealings of your typical movie miscreant, that we acknowledge. But we must also acknowledge they have pretty wickedly awesome senses of humor.

Just watch them cackle for two minutes straight in this NextMovie original edited by Avaryl Halley, and tell us you didn't laugh right along with them. Get More »

Filed Under: NextMovie Originals

The 9 Most Unintentionally Scary Movies

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It's happened to all of us: you go to a movie expecting a thoughtful drama or lighthearted romp.  No one warned you — it was all a sick trick to expose you to a vision as bloodcurdling as any "Saw" sequel.

Two hours later, you stumble into the lobby, unsure whether it's tears or your last meal welling up. Maybe it was a disturbing truth exposed in the film that did it. Or maybe the line between surrealist daydream and psychotic nightmare was inadvertently crossed. In honor of Halloween, here's our list of top 9 movies that failed to warn us in the commercials that they'd scar us for life. Get More »

Mike Myers is Michael Myers in 'Halloween'

Mike Myers Halloween Screen Junkies

Trick or treat, baby, yeah!

We have to admit, we're a little surprised that no one (to our knowledge) has done this before. Still, better late than never — let 2012 be known as the year we finally got the Mike Myers/Michael Myers "Halloween" mashup. Get More »

Filed Under: Check This Video | Source: Screen Junkies

GALLERY: Movie Characters in Costumes

Remember old episodes of "Scooby Doo," where they'd rip off a monster mask to reveal a villain — only to rip off another mask and reveal the real culprit underneath? It defies logic — first of all, where did they find such lifelike masks of  Old Mr. Jenkins, the carnival owner?

Logistic issues aside, those were our favorite episodes. There's an inherent charm of people dressed as people dressed as other people that's still pretty funny to us as adults. Jim Carrey? Great. Jim Carrey in "Yes Man?" Terrific.

Jim Carrey dressed as his "Yes Man" character who's dressed as Harry Potter? Phenomenal.

So let's take a look at some more actors — including the stars of this weekend's "Fun Size" — dressed as characters dressed in their costume finery. Happy Halloween!

Filed Under: Photos

Easy Last-Minute Halloween Movie Costumes for Slackers

All too often, the scariest part of Halloween is coming up with a brilliant, budget-friendly costume — especially if you've waited until the last minute again (really, when are we going to learn?).

But now that All Hallows Eve is almost upon us, there's no avoiding this monster-in-the-house any longer.

That's why NextMovie has prepared a simple list of easy-to-assemble ensembles sure to save you from squandering your precious Saturday afternoon in line at the local Halloween pop-up shop.

Filed Under: Features
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