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31 Days of Horror 2013: The Monsters of Doctor Who

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As we celebrate Halloween, and the end of 31 Days of Horror here at Biff Bam Pop!, I thought I’d take a look at a TV series long known for making kids watch from behind their sofas in terror for almost five decades. Meet me after the jump and we’ll talk about the monsters of Doctor Who.

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31 Days Of Horror 2013 – Guest Blogger Justin McConnell On Horror In Reality – Documentaries For The Halloween Season

For my second Halloween-themed article here at Biff Bam Pop, I figured I’d meld two of my favourite film genres into one comprehensive list. Are you a big fan of the season, but want your scares more grounded in reality? Would you rather learn than escape? Below is a list of horror-themed documentaries that are sure to satisfy your hunger for down-to-earth scares and information. The first part of the list are docs dealing with dark & disturbing themes (or Halloween-based, at least), while the second part are docs about horror films themselves. All are well-worth a watch.
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31 Days of Horror 2013: American Horror Story S03 E04: Fearful Pranks Ensue

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Don’t mess with Fiona! No one can stop the Supreme when she gets her mojo twisted in a knot. Poor Madison is now part of the Oriental rug, and Spalding’s not talking, but nothing ever stays dead in New Orleans. I love Karma and Karma is served when Frankenkyle gives mommy dearest a lesson on the meaning of “No!” All child abusers should meet with the same fate. I’m not too sure about the dating scene in New Orleans because our poor Queenie got stuck with a beast. It’s Halloween in New Orleans. What could possibly go wrong? Find out after the jump. Read the rest of this entry

31 Days Of Horror 2013: Win A Copy Of Doctor Sleep!

Doctor_SleepStephen King’s latest novel, Doctor Sleep, is a sequel to his classic book, The Shining. Thanks to the fine folks at Simon & Schuster, we’ve got three copies of the book to giveaway. All you have to do is:

1) Follow us on Twitter

2) Like our Facebook page

3) Tell us your favourite Stephen King novel and why – either in the comments below or on our Facebook page.

Contest closes Monday November 4th at 12:00 am. We’ll choose three random winners and notify them next week.

Enter now!

31 Days Of Horror 2013: Guest Blogger Liisa Ladouceur On How To Learn About Vampires (or, how I learned to love the Vampire Diaries)

How To Kill A VampireLiisa Ladouceur is the Queen of Toronto Goth, and I’m so excited to have her at Biff Bam Pop as part of our 31 Days of Horror. A noted journalist, author and commentator (we were on an episode of MuchMoreMusic’s Listed together many moons ago), Liisa’s latest book is called How To Kill A Vampire, and is published by our friends at ECW Press. 

Before I started to write my book How to Kill a Vampire, I thought I had seen a lot of vampire movies. I had certainly read a lot of books about bloodsuckers, which is why I decided to focus on the specific topic of vampire destruction myths, something not already on my shelf that I felt could use some attention. I then pretty much spent six months alone in the dark watching every vamp flick I could get my hands on (spoiler: there are a fuck of a lot), while at the same time digging through studies of ancient burial rituals and superstitions, in my quest to get to the bottom of how and why we stake, decapitate and burn vampires.
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31 Days of Horror 2013: Guest-Blogger Robin Renee on Warren Zevon: On Beyond Werewolves

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Robin Renee is a terrifically talented singer/songwriter who has guest-blogged with us here at Biff Bam Pop! before, about Stompin’ Tom Connors, as well as granting the site an exclusive interview earlier this year. Today she takes a very special holiday look at the work of her friend and idol, the late Warren Zevon.

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31 Days of Horror 2013: Carrie One More Time

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Carrie.  I think I’m having a flashback – to the 70’s. Not an acid flashback, but a horror one. I can’t help but feeling I’ve seen this movie before. Its been a horror staple for as long as I can remember and for some reason the Powers That Be in Hollywood decided that a remake of their classic was needed. I know 80 percent of their budgets go to remakes and sequels and this Halloween has been frightfully devoid of the horror movies, but I’m allowed to be a cranky old lady about this remake.

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Watch With Amanda’s TV Pick Of The Week: American Horror Story

I have braved my crippling fear or the horror genre by catching up on this season of American Horror Story: Coven. Luckily the creative writing, impressive acting (I’m looking at you Kathy Bates and Jessica Lange), and a damn good soundtrack has made up for any nightmares it may have caused.

My pick of the week to celebrate the forthcoming Halloween and Biff Bam Pop’s 31 Days Of Horror is American Horror Story: Coven’s fourth episode “Fearful Pranks Ensue” airing this Wednesday on FX. Check out the trailer below and read on for a brief synopsis of what witchy things we can expect this week.

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