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After a cold January month blistering my skin and weakening my breathing, I believe it is time for the very first Horrific Round-Up! In these posts I will be discussing the most interesting stories of the past month.


Obama allocates $10,000 fund to researching the (possible) link between violence in the media and real-life violence….


After NRA vice president Wayne LaPierre blamed violent media for the Newtown Shootings in late December (which is interesting, considering they made a video game that teaches you how to correctly use a gun), the discussion on video games and violent films’ impact on real-life violence has yet again sparked. These debates have been around for a long time, but escalated after the Columbine Shootings, where the families of many of those affected even sued video game developers, claiming their products helped “bring about the killings”. Now after the Newtown shootings, the debate has yet again risen, and this time President Obama has responded to it by allocating funds to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention to research the (again possible) link between violent media and real violence.

…but the public seem to not care, as horror films top the box office numbers in all of January.


An ironic counterpoint to Obama’s actions are the box office numbers, where horror films are topping the charts both in the UK and the US. The big surprise film of 2013, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters climbed its way to the top of the US charts, earning $19,690,956 in their opening weekend only, despite horrible reviews. On the box office list of most-earning films in all of January, Hansel and Gretel comes in at 3rd place, with horror film Mama ranking at nr 1, A Haunted House in 4th and Texas Chainsaw 3D at 4th place.

Americans apparently think video games are a bigger threat to America than guns according to a Public Policy Poll


The remake of Evil Dead gives horror fans the shiversImage
Rough night?

One of the most anticipated horror films to come out this year, the Evil Dead remake (though also rumored to be a sequel), is stirring up online after a horrifying red-band trailer was released on January 3rd.

It recently got rated R (no surprise there), and is set to be released earlier than expected (in the UK, the release date is as planned, 19th of April).

2013 is going to be just as unoriginal as 2012
Because who doesn’t like going to the cinema and having a chainsaw slung in their face?

You guessed it – LOADS of remakes/sequels/prequels. We have already seen Night Of The Living Dead: Ressurection and Texas Chainsaw 3D so far this year, so here’s a list of some of the films that will torment you the rest of the year…whether that torment is due to horror or unoriginality only time will tell.

Evil Dead (Remake)
Insidious: Chapter 2 (Sequel)
The Last Exorcism Part II (Sequel)
Carrie (Remake)
World War Z (Based on the book)
Paranormal Activity 5 (no need to explain this one)
Scary Movie 5 (…they should really stop franchises after film number 4)

Guess that first ‘last’ exorcism didn’t work out…perhaps consider a chiropractor this time?

The Walking Dead Continues To Be Amazing
Fans have been anticipating the return of The Walking Dead on television, after a mid-season break that ends tonight (February 10th), and after looking at the teasers from the episode, it looks like fans will not be disappointed.

AMC has now also confirmed that the production of Season 4 of the series is set to begin in May, and premiere in October this year.

Stay tuned for more horror news!
Until then, have a horrific day!