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Nation & World Briefs: December 13

Nation & World Briefs: December 13

Associated Press

December 13, 2018

Turkey train crash leaves 7 dead, dozens injured A high-speed train hit a railway engine and crashed into a pedestrian overpass at a station in the Turkish capital Ankara on Thursday, killing seven people and injuring 46 others, officials and news re said. The 6:30 a.m. (0330 GMT) train from Ankara to the ce...

Days of Terror: “The Devil’s Rejects”

Days of Terror: “The Devil’s Rejects”

Erin Yarnall

October 21, 2015

This challenge is really getting to me. I can’t go places without thinking someone is out to get me, I can’t be outside at night without running into my house/school/car because I’m scared but mostly, I can’t watch any more horror movies. These are driving me nuts, so I had to take a couple day...

Days of Terror: “Afflicted”

Days of Terror: “Afflicted”

Erin Yarnall

October 20, 2015

One of the most creative and best executed films I have seen throughout this challenge, “Afflicted” was like a breath of fresh air in a never-ending challenge that is bringing down my spirits every day. Read More »...

Days of Terror: “The People Under the Stairs”

Days of Terror: “The People Under the Stairs”

Erin Yarnall

October 18, 2015

Now that this is movie 16, I have finally reached the halfway point of my challenge. Halfway through being scared every night when I go to bed. Halfway through thinking people behind me are going to come kill me. So, I couldn’t have picked a better film to mark the halfway point of my challenge because I...

Days of Terror: “Tusk”

Days of Terror: “Tusk”

Erin Yarnall

October 18, 2015

The first installment (and the only film released so far) in Kevin Smith’s horror trilogy, “True North,” the film stars Justin Long as Wallace Bryton, a man who is turned into a walrus. Read More »...

Days of Terror: “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari”

Days of Terror: “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari”

Erin Yarnall

October 18, 2015

Referred to as “the first true horror film” by Roger Ebert, “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” is a silent German horror film created in 1920 and directed by Robert Wiene. The film follows an evil hypnotist, Dr. Caligari, who uses a somnambulist, Cesare, to commit murders for him. Read More »...

Days of Terror: “House of Wax”

Days of Terror: “House of Wax”

Erin Yarnall

October 14, 2015

Paris Hilton’s debut into film was probably a scarier concept than the plot of “House of Wax,” but ultimately, it made for a fun reflection of the culture of 2005, since it didn’t really make for a good film. Read More »...

Days of Terror: “The Evil Dead”

Days of Terror: “The Evil Dead”

Erin Yarnall

October 12, 2015

A modern take on a cult horror classic, “The Evil Dead” reboot actually makes for an enjoyable view — that is, if you can get past watching one character cut their tongue open and another cut their arm off in a daze. Read More »...

Days of Terror: “Leprechaun: Back 2 Tha Hood”

Days of Terror: “Leprechaun: Back 2 Tha Hood”

Erin Yarnall

October 11, 2015

There are few horror franchises stupider than “The Leprechaun,” and there are hardly any horror sequels worse than “Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood.” I’m ashamed in myself for watching this. Where I watched: Vimeo Length: 90 minutes Prior knowledge of the film: With a name like Erin I’m ...

Days of Terror: “Texas Chainsaw Massacre”

Days of Terror: “Texas Chainsaw Massacre”

Erin Yarnall

October 11, 2015

On last week’s episode of my new favorite TV show, “Scream Queens,” Wes, the film professor, shows “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” in his class. The scene cuts to one of the students in his class throwing up in her purse. I remember watching this scene and thinking that there’s no way anyo...

Days of Terror: “The Exorcist”

Days of Terror: “The Exorcist”

Erin Yarnall

October 10, 2015

Lately,  I’ve been watching really terrible movies for this list. I am so excited to finally have been able to watch a good film — actually, a great film again. Although I have definitely seen it before, I didn’t remember how fantastic of a film “The Exorcist” is, and watching it has re...

Days of Terror: “House of 1000 Corpses”

Days of Terror: “House of 1000 Corpses”

Erin Yarnall

October 9, 2015

When I checked this movie out at my local Family Video, the employee there asked me if I’d ever seen it before. I answered no, and she said “This movie is so weird. I don’t even know what else to say. I don’t even know if it’s scary. It’s just so weird.” I couldn’t agree more. Read ...

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