Paranormal Activity

Being a housewife is scary! JU-ON and PARANOMAL ACTIVITY prove it

Being a housewife is scary! JU-ON and PARANOMAL ACTIVITY prove it

With Halloween right around the corner, there’s a plethora of scary movies to choose from here on Sundance Channel, including JU-ON tonight at midnight. In this chilly offering from Japan (seriously, Japanese filmmakers know how to give you the willies!), the death of a housewife creates a gift that keeps on giving in the form of a curse that won’t let go once it grabs on. It was terrifying enough that it was later remade as THE GRUDGE with Sarah Michelle Gellar in the leading role for U.S. audiences. But those are far from the only films where housewives make enticing victims…

Legal Download: Found footage horror on demand

Legal Download: Found footage horror on demand

The world of film is changing. For one thing, there’s not much actual film anymore. The future is digital; more and more, it’s streaming on our computers, too. Every week in Legal Download, we survey the landscape of online movies to bring you a snapshot of what’s available. This week, three student filmmakers disappeared in the woods near Burkittsville, Maryland, while shooting a documentary. A year later this column was found.

THIS WEEK’S THEME: Found Footage Horror Movies

FrightFest 2009

FrightFest 2009

The annual UK FrightFest is serious about scary movies. So serious they screen them all year long. But if you’re like me then you need Halloween as an impetus to indulge in all things poltergeist, zombie, monster and mutant. Fortunately, FrightFest is good for that too. All night long on Halloween, from 7pm to 7am,…