Review: Crimson Peak

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Now available on DVD and online, we offer our take on director Guillermo del Toro’s latest romantic horror mystery.

At a press conference in Los Angeles, shortly before the release of his much-anticipated Crimson Peak, director Guillermo del Toro emphasized the importance and fluidity of the horror genre. For del Toro, the horror genre is not merely a simple way to shock and scare viewers with blood, guts, murderers, and the supernatural. Instead, the power and potential of the horror film lies in its ability to represent the everyday, visceral fears of viewers. Horror is not so much an endpoint, but a tool with which one can present an affecting story. Once you strip down the horrific and stylistic aesthetics of del Toro’s films like Cronos, The Devil’s Backbone, and Pan’s Labyrinth, what you are left with is an intimately human experience. Without the deaths, the ghosts, and the fantastical, what is left is a story of trauma, mourning, and uncertainty.

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Kings of Horror’s Top 10 Movies for the Perfect Valentine’s Day

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Happy Valentine’s Day! What better way to spend such a romantic holiday than by watching some horror movies with the one you love?

To help set the mood, our ghoulish cupids have created a playlist of top movies available on our Kings of Horror channel guaranteed to make your date night a screaming success. So grab some popcorn, curl up on the couch with your significant other and enjoy!

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True Love – Our Top 7 ‘Horror Couples’

With Bloody Valentines Day fast approaching, our thoughts naturally turn to love. It’s a little known fact that the horror genre has given us some of the greatest love stories of all time! Here is our list of the top 7 onscreen horror couples that give new meaning to the term, “Till death do us part.”

addams family values1.) Gomez and Morticia Addams – The Addams Family

Boris-Elsa-Bride-Frankenstein2.) Boris and Elsa – Bride of Frankenstein

Chucky and Tiffany - Bride of Chucky3.) Chucky and Tiffany – Bride of Chucky

Jack and Sally nightmare before christmas4.) Jack Skellington and Sally – The Nightmare Before Christmas

adam-and-barbara-beetlejuice5.) Adam and Barbara Maitland – Beetlejuice

Victor and Emily - corpsebride6.) Victor and Emily – Corpse Bride

Kim and Edward edward_scissorhands7.) Kim and Edward – Edward Scissorhands

Have we left anyone out? Leave a comment below and let us know what horrific couple you’d add to the list!